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Srikumar Rao | International Speaker, Author, Trainer & Coach

“You think differently. You feel fearless and assured. You radiate confidence.” Dr. Rao has helped thousands of executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs all over the world achieve quantum leaps in effectiveness, resiliency and overall happiness. Graduates of his workshops have become more creative and more inspiring leaders in some of the world’s most successful companies. Dr. Rao conceived the innovative course Creativity and Personal Mastery(CPM). Students found it so overwhelmingly powerful that it remains the only business school course in the world to have its own alumni association. He was an executive at Warner Communications and McGraw-Hill and later taught CPM at some of the world’s leading business schools, including Columbia, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, London Business School, and Haas School of Management at the University of California at Berkeley. The course shows students how to discover their unique purpose, creativity and happiness, through group work and a philosophical perspective. Its popularity has led to write-ups in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and dozens of other publications. Rao is also an executive coach to senior business executives, whom he helps find deeper meaning and engagement in their work. He has been a keynote speaker at many prestigious conferences around the world. His programs have helped thousands of executives and entrepreneurs all over the world discover deeper meaning, and enabled them to achieve quantum leaps in effectiveness. Graduates of Rao’s workshops have become more creative and more inspiring leaders. He’s the author of Are You Ready to Succeed: Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life, and has been a contributor to Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, and Inc . His latest book is titled Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful – No Matter What. SPEAKING.... Dr. Rao has been called “the Business Buddha” and the “Happiness Guru” and has engaged and inspired audiences around the world. Are you looking for a speaker to help make your next event a success? Srikumar Rao has been keynote speaker at some of the leading corporations, professional associations, NGO’s and industry groups around the world. He is a best-selling author of Happiness at Work and Are You Ready to Succeed?, focusing on helping people be resilient, motivated and successful in business and in life. Clients include T-Mobile, Microsoft, Google, McDonalds, AT&T and many more. ADDITIONAL SERVICES... • Individual Training: • Corporate Workshops • Executive Coaching For full information on Dr Rao's services click to his website linked from this profile.



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8 Reviews
Andy Hess, Senior Wealth Manager, AllianceBernstein
He had our whole group captivated ...

He had our whole group captivated from the beginning and held everyone’s attention the whole time. His stories and method of communication were enthralling.

January 2019

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Larry Hart, Master Chair, Vistage International
What a phenomenal presentation...

What a phenomenal presentation by Dr. Rao which will have a significant impact on anyone fortunate enough to be in the room!

January 2019

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Dave Will, EO Boston Board Member and Learning Chair. Co-Founder and CEO of PropFuel
He was funny, endearing ...

We booked Dr. Rao and he captivated the 100 or so entrepreneurs with his discussion of finding inner peace in a hectic world. He was funny, endearing and most of all, he left all of us with a perspective that will change our lives forever.

January 2019

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