Jay Kumar Hariharan

ICF Certfified Executive Coach (PCC) Speaker, Author, Scuba Diver, Theatre Actor

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Three things people don’t know about you?

I am a closet introvert, I am a fairly decent salsa dancer. If there’s a choice between being right and being kind, I would choose the latter.

What’s your greatest fear?

Fear of not having an impact.

What is your greatest achievement?

Yet to come! Apna time aayega!

High point of your life?

When my Son Shlok was born.

Low point of your life

When I lost my Dad.

Which living person do you most admire?

My Mother.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Howard Roark of Fountain Head.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Ellsworth Toohey of Fountain Head.

Who are your favorite authors?

Ayn Rand, Erich Segal, Chip and Dan Heath, Clayton Christenson, Tim Feriss, Daniel Kahneman etc.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Fountain Head, Love story, Being Mortal, Autobiography of a Yogi, White Tiger.

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Mahabharatha.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Rocky, Forrest Gump, Wild at Heart.

One Superpower you wish you had?

The Power to read People’s minds.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

No regrets! A life of love, laughter, meaning and happiness.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Childhood - Bangalore, Adolescent- The US, Adult Life - Austria, Silver years - Coorg

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

The Talent to love people and accept them for who they are, who I don’t agree with or even like.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Class - by Erich Segal

When and where do you write ?

At work.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?


Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Murder Mysteries.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?


Jay Kumar Hariharan is an executive coach. He has worked with some remarkable leaders through the uncomfortable but rewarding process of behavioural change. He is a multi-talented person – a speaker, a certified deep sea diver, a para-glider, bungy jumper and skydiver. He believes in adventure in many forms. In this, his first book, he sets out to bring a meaningful renewal to those who have achieved yet find themselves, mid-career, facing a void.

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