Creativity and Personal Mastery

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Join an immersive, transformational program for business leaders, executives, and ambitious professionals who are driven to achieve more in less time and experience a greater level of joy and richness in life.

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Why Join Creativity and Personal Mastery (CPM)?

What if, every morning when you wake up, you feel radiantly alive and happy. No matter what happens in your day, you are equipped with the resilience and motivation to make the best and the most of it.

This is the vision Srikumar Rao has for you, and he has identified a proven framework to help you realize this vision in your life. His course, Creativity & Personal Mastery (CPM), which was first taught at Columbia Business School and went on to become its most popular course, is now available to you.

Creativity and Personal Mastery is the ONLY business school course that has its own active alumni group, comprised of thousands of business leaders, entrepreneurs, MBA students, and ambitious professionals. This like-minded community is helping them to become better leaders, discover their passion, develop resilience, and live deeply fulfilling lives.

Today, you have the opportunity to experience this life-changing program, Creativity and Personal Mastery, and discover fulfillment beyond just financial success.

In this 3-module program — you and 20 other selected business leaders will learn vital wisdom and tools to help you achieve a joyful, successful life. All modules will take place during weekends. You will learn how to tap into the essential role happiness plays in personal and professional life.

What Leaders Are Saying About Creativity & Personal Mastery:

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How would you like to experience these benefits?


  • Discover the inner blocks to happiness and fulfillment holding you back.
  • Experience how releasing these blocks enables you to spring forward.
  • Learn how to eliminate stress and the vortexes of thought that suck you into dark places.
  • Reclaim your innate confidence, your joy in life.
  • Build a personal suite of techniques which liberate and empower.
  • Gain renewed energy to inspire your colleagues, your workforce, the world.


The 3 Levels of Transformation

Change Within:


The first shift of consciousness happens at an individual level, where you will liberate yourself from the ego by becoming self-aware of your mental models, inner chatter and more.

Organizational Change:


The next level of change happens within your business. Your organization will outgrow the old command-and-control hierarchies and evolve into radically different ways of internal organization that will foster innovation and success.

Change Your World:


From organizational change, you’ll expand to influence societal change and create impact as a better and more creative leader.

Here's What's In Store ...


  • Learn the basic principles of Creativity & Personal Mastery to build a solid foundation;
  • Dive deeply into these principles in small group discussions to apply them in your life and work;
  • Immerse yourself in these timeless principles to integrate lessons into your life;
  • Get support and accountability by sharing your progress in an online forum twice a week;
  • Connect with the community for additional support.

Where & When Does CPM Online Take Place?

Learn Online From Anywhere, Anytime.

CPM Virtual is a digital version of the traditional CPM course. It includes a mix of reading assignments, videos, webinars, small group discussions and both individual and small group exercises.

It is organized and presented by an online instructor and lasts approximately 85 days. You will watch a video each week to learn an important CPM principle, then do an exercise for about a week based on that principle.

You’ll meet with a small group to discuss your progress on that exercise and some weeks go through a group exercise as well.

Periodically you will meet on a web session as a class. Those class-wide gatherings are generally led by Srikumar Rao, where he answers questions, and engages the class in a lively discussion.


Creativity & Personal Mastery Virtual is limited to 20 leaders and professionals who are ready to make a quantum leap in every area of their life.


Creativity & Personal Mastery is for you if ...


You are an entrepreneur:

  • You want to experience exponential growth in your business;
  • You desire to leave a lasting impact on the world.

You are a Senior Executive:

  • You are open-minded and often function entrepreneurially within your organization to find solutions.
  • You often tap into your creativity to find solutions and get the results you want.

You are an Ambitious Professional:

  • You want to lead a life of extraordinary impact and leave the world a better place in tangible ways through your profession. CPM is ideal for physicians, attorneys, surgeons, accountants, financial advisers, architects, software engineers, executive recruiters, and consultants.
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Application Requirements


 To ensure the highest quality of Creativity & Personal Mastery, this program is limited to 20 participants. We aim to provide as much personalized attention as possible, thus the small, intimate group size. For this reason, and to ensure that everyone is on the same page and ALL IN, in terms of commitment, enrollment is by application and is not based on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

In addition, for the purpose of synergy we are looking to gather a group of entrepreneurs, CEOs, executives and ambitious professionals who have a spiritual bent and would like to infuse this into every part of their life. They are dreamers who are decisive, have integrity, and have a grand vision for the world and their contribution within it.

Meet Your CPM Facilitators

Srikumar Rao, Creator of CPM

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.

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.

Adam Morris, Partner

Adam is a social entrepreneur, coach and facilitator with The Rao Institute.

He has been working with Dr. Rao since 2006, after he first experienced Creativity & Personal Mastery while pursuing his MBA at the London Business School. Alongside his career developing and managing technology solutions, Adam is passionate about creating new and effective ways to drive social change. Ultimately, that change starts within. He is honored to work with individuals through The Rao Institute to as they walk on their path of transformation.

Adam’s work with the Institute has grown over the years. This work influenced the creation of People Helping People, a podcast sharing inspiration on creating greater social change, and Wild Tiger Tees, a work program for youth experiencing homelessness. Alongside his work in technology and his practice of Vipassana meditation, Adam is equipped to create the space needed for transformation from whatever place you’re starting from.

Kat Jovey, Executive Director and Coach

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 community, networking, and mindset. She runs the CPM Alumni community events and is spearheading new programs for the institute.

She is also an Empowerment Coach through Knowledge Chasers dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and professionals to reach their full potential. Offering personalized services to guide individuals to overcoming challenges, building meaningful connections, and seizing opportunities for growth through 1:1 coaching.

In her free time, she volunteers with non-profit organizations for newcomers to Canada through mentoring and workshops. She is a founding member of the School of Happiness which has become a global community using a science-based approach to joy, meaning, and personal growth. She is a huge foodie, loves making art, and enjoys partner dancing.


What Leaders Are Saying


Co-founder and CEO, The Imprint Group

"This course has had a profound impact on my life. Rao’s work is nothing short of transformational. Since taking the course two years ago my life has become infinitely clearer, more enjoyable, far less stressful and altogether more meaningful.”


Founder and CEO, The Helm

"Without being exposed to the coaching tools Srikumar has assembled, it would be hard to imagine a life of Mastery or deep day-to-day, moment-to-moment fulfillment, much less a community of such persons.”


World renowned business educator

"Many courses focus on creating great technicians. This one is helping to create great leaders and (even more important) to create great people…to live a life that is both personally meaningful and makes a contribution to our world.”



Frequently Asked Questions

Here's everything you get when you enroll in the live program (UK or USA):

  • An immersive in-person, interactive program, spread out over 12 - 14 weeks, depending on how fast the cohort moves through the program
  • Interactive talks about life-changing principles by Dr. Srikumar Rao
  • Small, immersive group sessions to dive deeply into these transformation principles
  • Discussion sessions to get your questions answered
  • Short videos to clarify concepts and reinforce lessons you learn
  • Group sharing circles to connect with like-minded peers
  • Practical exercises to implement the principles you learn into your business & life
  • Ongoing online support in between sessions
  • Lifetime access to the video recording of every session of Creativity & Personal Mastery program




Connect with a like-minded, motivated community as you learn valuable tools and skills to upgrade your life.


Launch Date 2024


(early enrollment special $5000)


  • Connect with leaders, professionals and new friends committed to personal development and growth
  • Shift your consciousness, master self-awareness and liberate yourself from the ego
  • Reclaim your inner confidence and joy, live fearlessly and expand as a leader and activator of positive change.
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