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headshot white shirtHey there! My name is Ravi Raman and I’m a business strategy guy, yogi, and yoga teacher, ultra marathon runner, triathlete, author and Peak Performance Coach.

I created this site with the purpose of helping each and every one of you to set and achieve powerful goals in your life.

I’ve been goal setting and reading personal development books my entire life. I’ve attended seminars, workshops and met with countless experts to understand the art and science of personal achievement.

On this blog you will key distinctions and insights that are guaranteed to motivate and help you to live a better life. While I don’t have all the answers, I do know that through sharing what each of us have found to work in our own lives, we can build a community of committed growth seekers that will be unstoppable at whatever we put out minds to.

Want to know more about my story?


I have spent 14 years working in leadership roles at one of the largest technology companies on the planet – Microsoft. Since joining Microsoft as a college intern, I’ve had countless promotions through to Director-level, became a people manager, and worked in several very distinct jobs – from finance to product planning and marketing.

All while working a demanding career, I’ve managed to maintain an active and balanced lifestyle – completed Ironman triathlons and ultra-marathons, taught over 500 yoga classes, traveled globally…and of course, published this blog. Most recently, I’ve taken a sabbatical from work, and have spent the past year traveling the world with my wife and our two dogs. You can read about my travel adventures here. It has been the experience of a lifetime.

What I am most excited about is what I am up RIGHT NOW. I have recently started seeing clients as a Peak Performance Coach. I started a coaching practice to support others in designing a life and work experience that best aligns with what they really want and need. We spend the best hours of the best years of our life at work – it better be something that gets you excited and motivated. You deserve that.

My focus is on helping you to find more passion, excitement and success in your work. Not happy with your job? Not employed and wondering what’s next? Wondering when that next promotion is going to happen? Looking to make a career change? Looking for more work-life balance? Think it is time to give up your job and go travel or try something new? Want to start your own business?

While my focus is career and lifestyle design, I also work with clients on goal-setting, vision development and wellness coaching.

If you are interested in working with me 1:1, please visit my coaching page at www.ramancoaching.com to sign up for a free introductory session!

Live Your Dream,




  1. Hazel Slattery says:

    Hi Ravi, just said I’d let you know I’m enjoying your website….keep up the good work….thanks, Hazel. 🙂

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    Thanks in advance!
    Best regards

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  5. Yoga, Seva & Africa
    Hi Ravi – I’m reaching out to the yoga community for support…

    For my ’09 Seva Challenge Goal I am dedicated to make a positive difference for those in need in the poorest regions of Uganda ~

    I launched Yoga+ on-line fundraising auction. The auction can be found at http://www.LotusWise.com & items run through 12/2, 12/3 or 12/4 – just in time for the gift-giving season! Can you please help me by checking out the auction and/or sharing it with others?

    There are many fabulous auction items ~
    Shiva Rea Yoga DVDs & Music
    Organic chocolate, tea & coffee,
    Eco-Yoga mats & eco-jewelry,
    An amazing handcrafted Tibetan Yoga Prayer Wheel!
    Organic Shea Butter w/ biodegrable jar,
    African Bolga market baskets,
    African drum & backpack guitar,
    Tibetan singing bowl,
    Yoga tees & messenger sling bags and lots more!

    Hope this finds you relaxing into the spirit of the holidays,
    With love & gratitude, Kristi Moseley (Bellingham, WA)

    100% of the proceeds from auction support at-risk youth yoga programs in the U.S. and will build a school, teacher housing, a community center, a birthing & midwife training center, a permaculture farm, access clean water and provide HIV/AIDS education to those in the poorest regions of Uganda! Your purchase will make a sustainable and positive impact in many lives.

    Thank you so much for your support, generosity and helping me create a positive change in our world. With gratitude, Kristi Moseley

    To make additional contributions please visit http://www.LotusWise.com

  6. Anuncios Clasificados BCN says:

    I’m also using Thesis Theme.

    Which plugin are you using for the newsletter?

    What did you modify on it in order to get the background in grey color?

    How did you add the yellow square text message on the front page (Welcome to SETHIGHERSTANDARDS.COM. I am Ravi Raman and am here to share tips on how to live a healthier and more joyful life!)

    I’m building a blog for a friend and would like to make some small changes.

    Thank you! 😉

    • Ravi Raman says:

      Check out the thesis blog…that is where I learned how to do all this stuff. I can’t remember exactly what I did so I can’t tell you off the top of my head. You just modify/add some text in a few of the theme files. In terms of newsletter…I just use feedburner and they provide an option to subscribe to RSS/posts via e-mail. I don’t have any other newsletter at this time.

  7. Christina says:

    Hi Ravi,
    We were in Teacher Training 1 together last summer & I was googling Baron & I came across your site. It’s very impressive…I really mean that. I’ve had a rough couple of weeks & I found your site to be extremely uplifting. Take care & maybe I’ll see you at another Baron retreat!!!

  8. Steve Knox says:

    Hi –
    We hope you make it back to the Run of the Mill 5K this year.
    Thanks for mentioning us on your website/blog – very much appreciated!
    Steve Knox

  9. Mike says:

    Hi Ravi,
    Nice site… you rock buddy!
    We will miss you on Wednesday, have fun Snowboarding!
    Keep in touch!

  10. Fannie says:

    Hi, Ravi. I have just read some of your blogs. Very interesting! I like your writing style. Keep on writing!!!

    So you were an ironman triathlete??? Wow!!!!
    No wonder you looked so fit!

    I also checked out the vegan bodybuilders link from yr blog. Interesting. I remember watching Tony’s video about ‘static contraction’ weight lifting system. It’s soooooo interesting. What do you think of that?

    I checked about raw veganism and browsed some raw food recipes, coz I am curious how do you make soup without heating, how you make lasagna without heating. Wow! very interesting techniques.

    Once again, great meeting you and Anastasia and Brent today. You all make my day.


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