Vinay Kumar

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Vinay Kumar



Email: Vinay Kumar
Office Phone: 703-851-9466


Vinay Kumar has a strong track record of helping senior leaders take their effectiveness to the next level. As a former business leader himself, Vinay’s unique combination of deep business acumen, senior leadership experience, and focus on leadership development creates a strong proposition for clients who value his ability to understand their business context and challenges. A senior executive client recently summed it up: “Vinay has made me a better leader by helping me deepen my understanding of myself and translate that understanding into more effective relationships with others.”

Vinay is the co-author, with Chalmers Brothers, of the book “Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence: How Extraordinary Leaders Build Relationships, Shape Culture and Drive Breakthrough Result” and the author of “Customers, Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: 57 Ways to Love Your Customers”. Vinay serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in George Washington University’s Leadership Coaching program. In addition, he serves as an Executive Coach in American University’s Key Executive Leadership Program. He also speaks at many CEO Forums through his association with Vistage. Having personally worked with over 1,000 leaders, either through executive coaching or group learning programs, both in the US and overseas, Vinay has experience working with leaders in critical areas that will help them be more successful.

Vinay has worked with executives at organizations such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Federal Reserve System, Intelsat, Metron, REI Systems, Farragut Systems, The World Bank, US Secret Service, EPA, Department of Homeland Security. His clients come primarily from technical backgrounds, such as engineering, IT, software development, law, law enforcement, and finance. EDUCATION Vinay received his certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University and holds the distinguished Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation. He has completed extensive coursework and training in adult development theory as it applies to leadership coaching and he is certified in The Leadership Circle Profile 360, which is used to support leaders become more effective. Vinay is a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park, where in 1981 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching Specifically
  • Working with senior leaders and high potential leaders who seek to: Improve communication & interpersonal skills, strengthen relationships & collaboration, create a healthier culture & stronger business results 
  • Co-Author, Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence: How Leaders Build Extraordinary Relationships, Shape Culture, and Drive Breakthrough Results, 2015 and 2019
  • Author, 57 Ways to Love Your Customers: Love 'Em or Lose "Em, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Certificate in Leadership Coaching, Georgetown University

Vinay Kumar is a sought after leadership & Executive Coach who helps transform leaders from the inside out, leading to growth that sticks.

Vinay grew up in a multicultural family and along with his wife enjoy traveling, hiking in the Himalayas and conducting medical missions to provide free medical care to the poor.