Darren Virassammy is the Co-Founder and the Chief Operating officer of 34 Strong, Inc., a Leading Expert in Sustainable Strengthsfinder Organizational Training and Development. 34 Strong focuses on building enduring Strengths-Based interdependent organizations through developing Strong People, Strong Partnerships and Strong Teams.
Virassammy writes, speaks and trains extensively on Strengths based organizations… providing solutions to the disengagement problem through talent development and building strengths based organizational culture. A few of Virassammy's recent features include a publication in Gallup's Strengths Coaches' Playbook, an interview on Gallup's Called to Coach, and speaking at Drexel University. Virassammy, and the 34 Strong team, have worked with numerous organizations including focused on developing strengths-based teams including: Bank of America, Genentech, State Street, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Virassammy holds an MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of management. As the first born of immigrant parents from the small country of Guyana in South America, he grew up passionate to convert ideas into action and help unleash potential in others as his parents had done for him. His passion for talent development was unleashed during his tenure teaching college courses in Business and Entrepreneurship, where he worked to unleash talent in his students and other instructors that he mentored. Along his teaching path, Virassammy realized he wanted to help organizations progress through talent development. It was in that time he met Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and 34 Strong CEO, Brandon Miller, who was looking for a business partner to launch 34 Strong as Miller wrapped up his Strengthsfinder Certification.
Virassammy is a firm believer in the African Proverb: "If you want to go fast, go by yourself. If you want to go far, go with others!" He has worked alongside his team and partners to build 34 Strong around embodying and bringing this statement to life in the organizations they serve. More information on 34 strong can be found at: www.34strong.com.