Founder and CEO

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V. S. Ravi

Founder and CEO
Invictus Intellect Leadership™ Mechanic & Architect
NeuroLeadership Cognitive Coach

Ravi is one of the most original voices of leadership. He is a results-based leadership performance coach, guide and mentor with a background in finance, marketing, strategy, education, international trade, telecommunications and advertising. He has over 20 years of experience in starting, developing and running businesses.

V. S. Ravi teaches leaders and companies how to develop and harness their Intellect Leadership Thinking skills.

Ravi is leading a movement that urges people to start intellect leadership thinking, a healthy leadership practice that many leaders have forgotten. Intellect leadership thinking nurtures the habit of processing what you learn in preparation for application by exercising the faculty of questioning, thinking and reasoning, not by simply accepting anything we’re told. It also paves the way for higher order thinking capabilities such as intellect thinking, mindful leadership, an opposable mind and strategic thinking. If everyone could develop and enhance their intellect thinking capacity through intellect leadership, Ravi believes that this world would be a much more amazing place.

A trained observer in people thinking and behaviour, Ravi has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Studying the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world and achieve more lasting success than others, he has discovered the ‘Quadruple Loop Circle’ concept that explains how they do it.

To address leadership issues, Ravi teaches and writes that leaders need to think, believe and lead differently. He has created a proprietary structured system that individuals can apply to develop better leadership thinking. The structured system consists of Invictus Intellect Leadership™ which integrates the Invictus Intellect Leadership™ Methodology (IILM) to help rectify the root cause of many leadership deficiencies. Grounded in the biology of human decision-making, both Invictus Intellect LeadershipTM and IILM are the culmination of Ravi’s constant inquiry and continuous research to maintain cutting-edge development in under-recognized areas of leadership phenomena.

Ravi’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to engage with an array of leaders and organizations, including HP, SIEMENS, Shell IT, Exxon, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM and others across Asia, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand, spanning diverse industry sectors that include FMCG, Oil & Gas, BFSI, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, the public sector and several more.

In addition, Ravi has had the honour of being invited to speak at the White House on “Digital Diversity for Native Americans”. He shares his thoughts with all who will listen, speaking at conventions and corporate gatherings around the globe. He has also written and commented for the local and international press on topics pertaining to leadership and business management. Some of the papers he contributed to international business publications have been used as part of case studies in MBA programmes worldwide.

Individuals and organizations, including private and public corporations as well as non-profit government organizations (NGOs), have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique leadership engagement, cognitive mentoring and coaching.

One of Ravi’s unique areas of expertise is in transforming mono-cultural teams and organizations to embrace and unleash the power of diversity and inclusiveness. He excels in situations that are strategically challenging and politically sensitive, and where authentic feedback is lacking.

Although Ravi understands that hindsight, foresight and insight are critical, he advocates one brand of sightlessness – creed and colour blindness. A voracious reader who reads and understands people the way investors interpret financial reports. Ravi is addicted to authentic food for thought but is allergic to any artificial leadership flavouring.

Ravi is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School (Executive Education Degree in Art and Practice of Leadership Development) and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (UK). He is also a Certified Graduate and Licensed Facilitator of The Coaching Clinic® from Corporate Coach U (CCU, USA), Certified Positive Psychology and Executive Coaching Graduate of the College of Executive Coaches (USA), Graduate of the US Academy of Leadership (USA), Practitioner of Profiles International (USA), and a Certified Trainer and Consultant for Leadership Management Institute and Management Concepts (USA).