Akrura das joined ISKCON in 1983. From 1985 he translated Srila Prabhupada's books to Serbo-Croat for six years. He also served as a temple cleaner, pot washer, cook, temple president, bhakta leader, communications officer, congregational preacher, teacher, mentor, and life coach.
From 2001 he served at ISKCON London as an executive secretary, life coach, and counselor system coordinator.
For the past 20 years, he has been studying leadership, from both Vedic and professional sources. For several years he published the Leadership Excellence Newsletter (now in the Vedabase 2003), and the Gita Coaching Newsletter for ISKCON leaders and preachers.
He holds Diplomas in Performance Coaching and Life Coaching from Newcastle College (UK), as well as certificates for the ISKCON VTE Leadership and Management Course and Teacher Training Course I. Over the past 20 years, he has coached over 1000 ISKCON devotees in over 2000 sessions and trained about 500 devotees in coaching skills.
His service is helping devotees succeed by –
1. Helping them connect better to Srila Prabhupada’s vani.
2. Empowering confidence.
3. Stimulating creativity.
4. Enthusing the heart.
He currently travels around Europe, teaching courses on Devotee Success Partnership and coaches devotees individually.