Dr. Srini Pillay

CEO NeuroBusiness Group

Dr. Srini Pillay graduated as the top overall medical student in South Africa and the top award-winning resident in Psychiatry at Harvard. He is a former Assistant Professor of  Psychiatry and Director of the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at Harvard  

Medical School’s Mclean Hospital. He is also a former brain-imaging researcher at  

Harvard (17 years), a certified master executive coach and CEO of NeuroBusiness  

Group®, voted one of the top 20 movers and shakers in leadership development in the world by Training Industry. Dr. Pillay has been a pioneer in the field of transformational  neurocoaching®, which provides business leaders with a deep psychological  

understanding relevant to their personal and professional lives with practical tips, tools and techniques to enhance leadership development using mindset strategies to decrease stress and anxiety, enhance creativity and agility, facilitate change, and optimize mindsets at times of disruption and transformation.  

He is on a by-invitation-only national US think tank in psychiatry that focuses on “Disasters and the World”  and is also a member of the Transformational Leadership Council. In addition, he is a member of the  Consortium for Learning Innovation at McKinsey & Co. He is on the board of FRED Leadership, invested in ethical leadership and currently also serves as co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Reulay, a mindset shift and human longevity company. Their current pipeline and patents includes a VR application to boost strategic speed, innovation and resilience, and reduce anxiety; a “cyberdelic” to mimic the effects of psychedelics on self-reorganization, and a VR/AR paradigm to reduce anxiety in space and Mars.  

Dr. Pillay has been/is on the faculties of Harvard Business School, Mobius Executive Leadership, and Duke  Corporate Education. He is also collaborating with Babson College on entrepreneurial mindset shifts within large organizations. His clients include numerous international multilaterals and Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin, Blue Shield of California, Ernst and Young, Prudential, The United  Nations, The World Bank and many others. He is an invited instructor at LinkedIn on 4 video compilations:  Depression in the Workplace, Anxiety in the Workplace, Addiction in the workplace and Leveraging  Neuroscience in the Workplace. He has a course with ExecOnline with Duke CE on strengthening workplace wellness. 

His books include “Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear” (Rodale, 2010), “Your Brain  and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders” (FT Press, 20110, and “Tinker Dabble Doodle Try:  Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind” (Ballantine Books, 2017.) His books have been translated into eight languages. Dr. Pillay has lectured throughout the world including the US, Canada, UK, Switzerland, The  Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Greece, India, Singapore, and Brazil. 

Apart from these endeavors, Dr. Pillay has recently completed writing a musical, designed a fashion show,  continues his work in biotechnology across cancer, heart disease, stroke and neurodegenerative companies and is working on multiple anxiety-reducing technologies at Reulay.  

He has also presented a TEDx Talk – “WIRED FOR SUCCESS: The Science of Possibility”