Thirumur David Kiran is a skilled and passionate Life Coach, Social Entrepreneur, Youth Training Expert, and Leadership Speaker.

David has been working from a very young age with people of all ages. Since childhood, his passion has been to make a difference in this world. A big influence in his life was his father, Thirumur Ramesh, who was involved with a number of charity and social projects around India. It was through seeing his father influence the lives of numerous Deaf, Elderly, and Underprivileged people on a daily basis that he came to realise that the best way to
make a lasting difference on this planet was through helping people to transform their personal lives and grow into their potential.

When facing some troubled years as a teenager, David was given needed support from certain peers and mentors that believed in him and gave him the strength to pull through. Having emerged wiser and stronger from the difficulties, David has pledged to do the same for others. He determined at the beginning of his career that his focus in life would always be to help others overcome life’s difficulties and to grow into their God-given potential.
As such, David has made it his life goal to help each person discover their personal greatness and purpose and live it every day of their lives.

He is immensely passionate about people and about making a difference in their lives. He firmly believes that every human being is designed for greatness. In his own words,

“It is my deep rooted belief that you are awesome. Yes, you—the person who is reading this—YOU are awesome! Stored up within your soul is potential that can change the world if it is only released. You have as much world-changing power within you as Albert Einstein, George Washington Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Richard Branson, and the hundreds of others that the world looks up to and admires. You have the potential within you to achieve your dreams, reach your goals, make a difference, and change this world.”

Over the past 10 years, David has worked with people of all ages across India, Europe, and the USA.

As a life coach, he has helped people around the world to discover their dreams and purposes in life and has worked with them to implement personal “success strategies” to achieve those goals and grow into greatness. Working under the label of “Direct Koaching,” his slogan is “Helping You Shine!” He’s happy to work behind the scenes in a person’s life so that they can shine in the way that they were destined to.

As a Social Entrepreneur, he has helped to conceptualize, plan, execute, and manage large scale projects for the Deaf, the Elderly, the Orphans and Street Children, and for the Underprivileged across India. He also has vast experience in project management and resource mobilisation for social endeavours.

As a Youth Training Expert, he teaches multiple seminars and workshops on moral compassing, personal development and empowerment, entrepreneurship, and excellence to a variety of audiences of a variety of ages. He is also a skilled instructional designer with a number of courses developed and published.

As a Leadership Speaker, he gives talks and speeches at events across the world. David is a skilled public speaker, stage performer, musician, comedian, and storyteller and he weaves all of these elements into his talks, seminars, workshops, and one-on- one counseling sessions.

Aside from work, David enjoys music, singing, sports, traveling, and meeting and getting to know new people. He takes great pleasure in getting to know new people and he’s always up for a friendly discussion or debate on any topic of interest. He is also a foodie and a connoisseur of fine beverages and is game for food tasting anywhere and at any time!

Media Contact: Thirumur David Kiran – david@thirumurdavidkiran.com


Christine Lazares
Retired Member of the Legislative Assembly, Government of India (Hyderabad, India)

“David Thirumur is an intelligent and enigmatic young man who has impressed me with his many talents and with his strong system of values. David has a vigorous spirit when he is on stage and is an eloquent speaker who engages the full attention of his listeners. In my opinion, he is a teacher par excellence with his original ideas and his clearness of thought and through his using of various techniques to ensure full understanding on the part of his audience. His investment in knowledge and his strong faith is amazing to see. I believe that David’s work with young people and professionals will infuse them with dignity, as well as helping them to redefine their thinking—a quality that is essential to make a difference in this world.”

Jean D’Souza,
Teacher with 34 years of experience in education (Hyderabad, India)

“In all my 34 years of teaching, I have never seen things the way that you presented in your seminar. Your session helped to shed some light on issues that have troubled me in my teaching for years. Everything makes so much more sense now, thanks to you!”

Pierangelo Fabbri

Serial Social Entrepreneur with projects in six countries, Social Start-up Mentor (Verona, Italy)

“Our Katmandu-based NGO, ‘Together for Nepal’, had the immense privilege of having David Thirumur conduct his three-day program titled “Be the Change” for us. The impact that this seminar had on all of the attendees was amazing! Each attendee was inspired in reaching the life goals that they set during the workshop and each person left with a renewed vision for their life and with a challenge to make a difference in their city and country. In the few months that have followed, several of the attendees have come forward to manage NGO projects for the community, while two others have started their own social businesses. I thank David for inspiring us all to ‘Be the Change’ in the world around us.”

Subhasan Bhattarai

President, Together for Nepal (Katmandu, Nepal)

“It was delightful to have Mr. David Thirumur as the key speaker for the motivational and transformational program “Be the Change” that was held here in Katmandu this November. David truly amazed his audience with his passionate delivery on topics that helped attendees to change their lives. The youth participants from various walks of life were highly motivated and empowered by the material that was shared. We appreciate him for lighting the fire in each of the attendees. We look forward to further collaboration with Mr. Thirumur, as he is truly an inspiration to us all.”

Sujeeth Kumar Aekbote

Consulting and Business Transformation Specialist in a Fortune 500 MNC (Cape Town, South Africa)

“I have known David Thirumur for almost a decade now and two things that have been a common denominator between all these years are consistency of performance and excellence. David excels at coaching. Always listening and asking the right questions, his principle-based coaching has been helpful and beneficial to me. I believe that David’s hands-on style of working and his high emotional quotient makes him unique in this field. I highly recommend David’s services and vouch for his expertise.”

Olivia Stacy

Self Employed Mother (Delhi, India)

“David Thirumur is a wonderful teacher and has a way of captivating an audience with his unmistakable sense of humor. He is blessed with a deep understanding of life and the ability to explain it in a manner that sows a quest to learn further. His friendly nature makes him easy to get along with and he has a way of making each person feel special.  I have learnt so much from attending David’s sessions over the past few years which has been very beneficial in helping me through the course of my life. I look forward to learning more in the future.”

Pawan Garg

Director, Purchase to Pay, Fidelity International (Delhi, India)

“I met David at an award function at work eight years ago. Since then, we’ve become good friends. He has an amazing talent to connect with people—both individually and in large groups. I always feel comfortable to go to him to seek advice, because of his selfless and helping nature. He has a vast knowledge and provides interesting insights and views on a vast range of topics including team work, motivation, trust, communication, etc. I highly recommend his coaching and training services!”

Harisaran Jamkatel
Young Entrepreneur, (Katmandu, Nepal)

“I attended a seminar by Mr. David Thirumur a few months ago. He delivered an upbeat and highly professional talk that connected with me on a personal level. The high degree of commitment and personal relevance I got from his workshop is not something I have experienced before. Those lessons helped me to learn how to eat an elephant (aim of life) one bite at a time. I want to thank him for his energetic presentation. I was particularly impressed with the way he tells an exciting and interesting story and then weaves into it a very relevant message regarding goal setting and achievement. Another aspect that I’ve used as a mantra for myself in the months since the seminar is “it’s always too early to quit”. This is very important aspect for me in my quest to be successful in life. Thirumur’s presentation was a perfect fit for me. His delivery style enabled me to apply many of the principles in my own personal and business life. His energy and professionalism as a presenter combined with his frank but inspiring way of describing success principles to us was the topic of much discussion for the remainder of the conference and has continued since we have returned. I wouldn’t hesitate to attend his session again.”

James George

Mentalist and Transformational Speaker (California, USA)

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with David in the past and I hope to work with him again on many future projects. He is an amazing presenter and a powerful speaker. He connects well with people of all ages and has the power to influence anyone in a positive way. You won’t go wrong hiring and working with him. He is charismatic, intelligent, and overall just an amazing person that I am happy to call a close friend.”

Sundeep Subramanian

Director, Shawn Travel Agents Pvt. Ltd. (Mumbai, India)

“We have known David for a very long time. He is really a wonderful person and a great friend. He has worked very hard over the years and, thanks to him and his dedication, the seminars that he organises are a huge success. He has a way of captivating the audience with his great sense of humour and the knowledge of the subject he is talking on. On a personal level, he is kind and a gentle person and my family is really fond of him. We wish him all the best for all his future endeavours.”

Sridhar Sampat

Vice President of Operations, Inkriti (Hyderabad, India)

“Inspiration comes in many shapes and sizes—when you see a son standing by his parents’ commitment to work with the Deaf and Dumb community in Hyderabad; when you see a leader guiding and training students and young people; when you see a young man in compassionate service across many old aged homes in India; when you see a motivator inspiring people from all walks of life; when you see an actor composing music and performing in theatre … Phew, the list is endless but I force myself to stop here. In a nutshell, David is an inspiration and a true life coach. And he is only slightly older than my teenage daughter!”

Patricia Matthews

Director, St. Michael’s Group of Schools (Hyderabad, India)

“St. Michael’s School has had the good fortune of being associated with David Thirumur and his team for many years now. They have been conducting seminars and putting on meaningful plays for our students. The messages contained in these have been well received and have been a positive influence on our young and impressionable students. David plays a main role and has an uncanny way of mesmerizing people of all ages. He always keeps the students spellbound throughout the program. Our students have always enjoyed the events put up by him and his team and eagerly look forward to them. I wish him all the best. May his good works create a ripple effect and make a difference in this world.”

Shivangi Sharma

Woman Entrepreneur (Delhi, India)

“We stand strong and make our moves into success because people like you work as our support systems. Thank you for what you’ve done. Keep encouraging us and helping us reach new heights.”

Shruthi Kalbargi

Analyst at Accenture (Bangalore, India)

“It’s such a rarity to find people like you who always help people to be their best and encourage and appreciate them no matter what. I’m so glad to have met you in my life. Keep spreading smiles, as you always do.”

Julia Goloskokova

Woman Entrepreneur, Cross-Cultural Diversity Trainer (Santiago, Chile)

“Thank you, David, for adding inspiration to my life and my work. You keep me and my business going forward through sharing your advice and positive energy.”