Who is Ram?

“It's not about skill, it's about will - the will to thrive

Ram Nayyar helps others bring their best to every aspect of life, sport, and business. He is one of only a few coaches to lead teams into medal-round contention at the Olympic Level, yet his focus is on developing skills for life off the court.

Ram’s own journey from fear to fearlessness informs his coaching methods. He teaches the sport of life, applying coaching best practices and process to all his endeavors. He has founded and run several businesses, helped top executives and athletes break through barriers, authored books, delivered comprehensive coaching programs in several countries, and played tabla in live concerts with world-class musicians.

Ram is a Level-Five Chartered Professional Coach (Ch. C. P.), Master Learning Facilitator, and holds a Diploma in High Performance Coaching. He has been Head Coach for the Canadian National Badminton Team, The Canadian National Para Badminton Team, the Mumbai Rockets of the Premier Badminton League, and the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. He is the author of two books: The Sport of Life, and From Confusion to Clarity.

Using Western practicality and Eastern philosophy, I focus my clients on process over outcome helping them to work through and move past blocks that have held them and their organizations back.

What People Are Saying


Marketing and Media Consultant

"Ram has been a casual coach to my kids in badminton and I think he has brought them a real sense of what it means to participate in a sport beyond just “taking lessons.” Ram is always quick to talk ABOUT the game and to tell stories that the kids find incredibly engaging. And just try to be a passive parent checking email when Ram is around… no way - Ram has us continually engaged about some aspect of sport or setting and reaching for goals. He is a riveting speaker with great experience and tales to tell. Anyone that comes into contact with Ram, either as a serious, high level coach, or a sideline casual parent, will never be the same."


Proprietor, The Word Warrior

“Ram has an ability to ask you questions that most people wouldn’t dare tread upon; he does it without judgment, effortlessly and without seeking or steering you towards an outcome.”


Business Owner & Badminton Coach

“As a coach, I aspire to Ram’s level of accuracy with his advice. He can cut through the noise to tell you exactly what you need to hear to improve your skills, upgrade your mindset, and break through mental barriers.”


Tech Entrepreneur San Jose, California USA & Vancouver, BC Canada

"In late 2012, Ram guided our team of highly skilled developers as they had each just taken on the role of team leader in our technology company. Excited about their new work but a bit overwhelmed by their higher level of duties, these young engineers were taken on a path of discovery by Ram to help them overcome their fears. He equated their forthcoming challenges to one of his international sports teams facing a daunting, much higher ranked opponent. A pin could have dropped in the room and been heard, as they say. Each person listened intently, asked questions and felt very connected and guided by Ram's words."

Awards Earned

  • “Awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal - 2012
  • Via Sport High Performance Coach of the Year
  • Badminton Canada Coach Of the Year
  • Badminton BC Coach of the Year
  • Badminton Manitoba Coach of the Year

From your corner, I will push you towards your goal with patience and persistence.

It’s what I do best - ask any of my clients!

It’s your turn, let’s get started.

From your corner, I will push you towards your goal with patience and persistence.

It’s what I do best - ask any of my clients!

It’s your turn, let’s get started.