About: Dr. Srikumar Rao

Dr. Rao’s unique methodology enables you to identify the mental models that hold you back and make changes that rocket propels you forward and upward.

Dr. Srikumar Rao

Powerful speaker

He was the youngest person ever to sell over $1,000,000 of life insurance in his first sales year.

Dr. Rao helps entrepreneurs and executives discover deep meaning as they make quantum breakthroughs in their personal and professional lives.

Do you come radiantly alive for big chunks of each day? Do feel that you can fall to your knees in involuntary gratitude at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you? Dr. Rao’s lifework is showing you how to reach a state of serene confidence that allows you to reach heights that you would not have dreamed possible.

You cannot do this by ‘working harder’. In fact, this may set you back.

You cannot do this by ‘working smarter’.

You cannot do this by ‘managing your time better’.

The only way you can leapfrog levels of achievement is by thinking differently.

We all know the virtues of this. We have been exhorted to see the glass as ‘half full’ rather than ‘half empty’. We are told that ‘every problem is an opportunity in disguise’. But the vast majority are unable to consistently change their worldview to grow into the success they are capable of.

Dr. Rao’s unique methodology enables you to identify the mental models that hold you back and make changes that rocket propels you forward and upward.

His course ‘Creativity and Personal Mastery’ was among the most popular and highest rated at many of the world’s top business schools. Participants found it so valuable that it remains the only such course to have its own alumni association.

Dr. Rao’s work has been extensively covered in the media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, the Independent, Time, the Financial Times, Fortune, the Guardian, Forbes, Business Week and dozens of other publications. These articles, interviews and other details about his work are at The Rao Institute website.

He is a powerful speaker and his talks are hosted on many sites including TED and Inc.com. He has conducted workshops for and spoken before executives of Microsoft, Google, Merrill Lynch, McDonald’s, Chubb, IBM, United Airlines, Allstate, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, AT&T and dozens of other companies. Dr. Rao has also spoken at countless conferences including the Society for Human Resource Management, Betterworks, Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Young Presidents Organization (YPO), WorldBlu, Vistage, Conscious Capitalism, Awesomeness Fest, and the Dubai Government.




We were fortunate to have Dr. Rao as our resource speaker for my Vistage CEO board meeting this month. While Dr. Rao is a well-known professor and speaker, he is new to Vistage, and what a wonderful addition. In his workshop, he invites us to examine our mindset and create a new reality and gives us practical tools for doing so. He received all 5’s from our members, rare for my group. I’ve seen all 5’s maybe half a dozen times in my 12 years as a Vistage Master Chair. One member with 15+ years said Dr. Rao was the best speaker he has had in Vistage. You can’t go wrong booking him for your team.

- Elisa K Spain Leadership Coach & Vistage Master Chair
Vistage Chair Excellence, Master Chair and Star Award Winner

As the Learning Chair and Board Member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Boston Chapter, I talk to dozens of speakers every year in planning out our calendar. Many sound the same, but Srikumar Rao came to me with a referral from an acquaintance that was such a strong endorsement, it was hard to take seriously. Dr. Rao saved this person from taking his life in a desperate period of his life. 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. Not to mention, he endured a hot, windy and noisy outdoor environment to deliver his message with a smile and grace. He’s a gentleman and a scholar. As promised, he delivered the highest rated event of the year in Boston. Thank you, Dr. Rao.

- Dave Will
EO Boston Board Member and Learning Chair Co-Founder and CEO of PropFuel