Srikumar Rao

World Leading Expert on Eradicating Stress and founder of The Rao Institute.


Dr. Srikumar Rao is an elite coach who works with a select group of entrepreneurs, professionals, and senior executives who are already successful and are now ready to make a dent in the universe. They recognize that life is a spiritual journey and wish to imbue that understanding into every facet of their lives.

Millions of people have listened to Dr. Rao’s TED Talk and other recordings and attended his programs and workshops. He leads you into a rabbit hole, and you determine how far you want to go. You may wish to travel only a short distance and settle for a life in which you are much more successful, have better relationships, and enjoy more peace. Or you may wish to go all the way and reach what sages have called by many names, such as enlightenment, Nirvana, and awakening. Be aware that if you get there, there will be no you left to celebrate this.

The reason Dr. Rao’s approach is so effective is that he draws from the world’s greatest masters. They understood human dilemmas and came up with solutions that have been tested over millennia and proven to work. Dr. Rao is unique in his ability to convert these powerful teachings into exercises acceptable to intelligent people in a postindustrial society. This is why clients seek his sage counsel on both personal and professional matters. Coaching with Dr. Rao will make you exponentially more successful if you are diligent in your practice.

Dr. Rao holds a PhD from Columbia Business School, and his courses have been among the most popular and highest rated at many of the world’s top business schools. His work has been covered extensively by major media worldwide. He is the author of Are You Ready to Succeed? Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life and Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful—No Matter What. His latest book is Modern Wisdom, Ancient Roots: The Movers and Shakers’ Guide to Unstoppable Success. He is also the creator and narrator of the audio learning course The Personal Mastery Program: Discovering Passion and Purpose in Your Life and Work.

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