Author, Advisor, Motivational Speaker, Formerly of the Indian Administrative Service, IAS

Vivek is one of India’s most renowned Motivational Speakers, a Best Selling Author, a Columnist, a Visiting Professor and Mentor. He retired voluntarily from the IAS in 2017. He speaks all over India and abroad on topics such as Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, People Skills and Behavioural Issues. He has over 30 Lakh (3 million) views on YouTube.

Vivek has 8 TEDx Talks and 3 Josh Talks as well as dozens of other Talks which are available on YouTube. He addresses corporate organisations, government officers, academia and students on the Nuances of Leadership, Good Governance, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, People Skills, Public Speaking Skills, Meditation, Mindfulness, Handling Pressure, Overthinking, Calmness, Entrepreneurship, Education & Sports.

Vivek Atray is an acclaimed orator and has spoken in India and abroad for the Indian Army, HORASIS, NASSCOM, CII, TIE, NCGG, LBSNAA, IIFT, ISB, Universities, Colleges and Schools. He has held workshops for companies like Infosys, Trident, Hindustan Times, SBI and Axis Bank.


Vivek’s new book is titled FINDING SUCCESS WITHIN- 52 LIFE SKILLS for YOUNG INDIANS. His novels are “Move on Bunny!” & “Dubey ji Bounces Back”. He writes a fortnightly column- Random Forays- for the Hindustan Times. . Dozens of his Middles and Articles have been published in the Times of India, the Indian Express, The Tribune, The Hindustan Times and India Today.

Vivek organises the All India JP Atray Cricket Tournament annually since 1992. Vivek himself was an under-19 cricketer and played the national level CK Nayadu Trophy twice.

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.”

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