Our Team

Dr Srikumar Rao, Creator of Creativity & Personal Mastery

Dr. Srikumar Rao is a speaker, former business school professor, and head of The Rao Institute, based out of New York. He is also an executive coach to senior business executives, whom he helps find deeper meaning and engagement in their work. Dr. Rao’s programs have 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. He helps leaders around the globe transform their lives so that they can experience abundant joy, no matter what comes their way. Dr. Rao is a TED speaker, author and creator of the pioneering course, Creativity & Personal Mastery.

Dr Srikumar Rao

Jacqueline Fox, Partner

Jacqueline Fox is a coach, facilitator, and program manager with The Rao Institute. As a result of her own CPM training, and dedication to practicing the techniques she learned, Jacqueline has experienced significant shifts in her life. The most noticeable result is that anxiety and tension have pretty much disappeared, and she now retains a deep sense of inner joy and well-being. Jacqueline holds a master’s degree in Adult Counseling and a master’s degree in Organization Development, as well as advanced training from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland focused on working with individuals, groups, and organizations. She has worked as a management trainer, organizational consultant, and coach, primarily utilizing an appreciative inquiry approach to her work. She has experienced different cultures by living and working internationally for extended periods of time. This has enhanced Jacqueline's ability to appreciate and manage differences and rapidly adapt to changing circumstances. She brings this awareness and sensitivity to her work with individuals and groups. Her motto is helping people live empowered, joyful, fulfilled lives. Jacqueline is a long time Vipassana meditator, a student of several spiritual masters, and an avid reader. She volunteers as a group facilitator with a local peace center and loves to dance with wild abandon in the privacy of her own home.

Jacqueline Fox

Kat Jovey, Executive Director

Kat is the Executive Director at The Rao Institute. She came from the virtual education tech space helping businesses build their learning communities through 1:1 coaching, cohort based learning and self-paced offerings. For years, she has been developing and running educational webinars and workshops on industry trends in the community and social media space. She will be putting this experience to work as she builds up The Rao Institute’s alumni community. In her free time, she volunteers with two organizations: ACCES Employment to help newcomers to Canada find jobs through mentoring and workshops and St. James Town where she helps organize, run and host community events. In the fall of 2022 she became a founding member of the School of Happiness that has become a global community using a science-based approach to joy, meaning and personal growth. She loves partner dance and making visual art.

Kat Jovey