Darren Virassammy is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of 34 Strong, a new breed of consultancy that gives a voice to disengaged employees by helping organizations like yours become great places to work. A leading expert in the global Employee Engagement community, Darren leverages the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment to create massive shifts within organizations, both culturally and on the bottom line.
60 years of Gallup research proves that Strengths-Based Development measurably increases Employee Engagement, which in turn affects every Key Performance Indicator organizations care about: profit, productivity, turnover, absenteeism, safety incidents, and customer metrics to name a few. Therefore, Employee Engagement is the most powerful lever we can pull to ensure organizations thrive and not merely survive.
Virassammy entered the realm of employee engagement and Strengths Based-Development after 10 years in senior construction management roles where, as he puts it, he had the privilege to serve on highly engaged teams with phenomenal leadership and the privilege to serve on highly disengaged teams under dysfunctional leadership. Virassammy experienced the organizational and personal carnage of disengagement and also relished the power of highly engaged teams. After discovering Strengths as a clear vehicle to drive employee engagement, he decided to partner with CEO Brandon Miller to form 34 Strong to create the change they both wanted to see in organizations for generations to come.