Vijayakumar Rajagopal


Vijayakumar Rajagopal, is an experienced facilitator and coach and delights in the joy of making others great. His vast experience across the globe in a variety of leadership roles has helped him tailor his engagements across cultures. He is currently leading a number of engagements in the areas of Global Leadership Development, Group Coaching and Executive Coaching. Vijay is certified through Postgraduate Program in Executive Coaching , certified by Coaching Foundation India ( CFI). He is serving as a member of HBR Advisory council to support enhancement to business leadership development. Vijay’s Engineering, Project Management and Coaching background brings the right balance between the left and right brain in his engagements Leaders who have been influenced by Vijay acknowledge him for: • Bringing clarity on an individual’s life purpose and aligning their goals to it. • Bringing awareness of unconscious bias, self-limiting beliefs and overcoming them. • Developing multiple perspectives and opening up possibilities • Being authentic and asking difficult questions respectfully. His clients respect him for his utmost honesty and integrity, his intent and focus on making others great, his ability to ask hard questions in a soft way, and on helping them think clearly, to execute with rigor and compassion. Until October 2016, Vijay was serving in Global leadership roles Shell. His 10-year career with Shell included many roles, including Strategy advisory, Aviation, Project Management, Engineering Management, Technical consultancy, Process optimisation and Operations. His span of operations included all continents except Antarctica, which has contributed to his rich understanding and appreciation of culture and diversity. Prior to Shell, Vijay was with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company – Abu Dhabi, Kuwait National Petroleum Company – Kuwait and Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, India. Vijay is a first-class graduate in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India and holds Project Management Professional certification.

Coaching Specialties

Corporate/Executive Coaching, Cross Cultural Coaching, Executive Leadership Development, Global Leadership Coaching, Leadership Team Coaching, Mentor Coaching, People Management and Leadership Coaching, Personal Development Coaching, Personal Effectiveness, Project Management/Team Building Coaching, Transition Coaching

Coaching Mode

Telephone, Global Reach with Telephone

Coaching Certification

Other Qualification

Other Coaching Certification

Post Graduate Program in Executive Coaching from Coaching Foundation India ( CFI)

Professional Organization

Vertiqua Coaching & Consulting, Malaysia, MentorPal Consultancy, India

Other Professional Organization

Project Management Institute,

Number Of Years In Coaching


Coaching Involvement

Full Time