SUNEEL GUPTA

Expert, Connecting Well-Being and Performance; Healthcare Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author;
Host, American Express Business Class Docuseries; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Medical School

SPEAKS ABOUT

Improve Engagement & Performance • Leadership • Collaboration
Elevate Energy/Reduce Burnout • Resilience • Increase ‘Emotional Runway’
Aligning Purpose With Work • Innovation • Finding Joy In What You Do
Well-Being • Belonging

“Leaders and teams that fizzle out don’t run out of time or talent. They run out of energy.”
- Suneel Gupta

Summary

    • EXPERT IN CONNECTING WELL-BEING AND PERFORMANCE – PIONEERING THE STRATEGIC BALANCE OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT TO FOSTER EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE, ENGAGEMENT, AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS.

 

    • HEALTHCARE ENTREPRENEUR AND VISIONARY IN WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY AS THE FOUNDING CEO OF RISE – DRIVING INNOVATION IN PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH.

 

    • BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BACKABLE AND EVERYDAY DHARMA, OFFERING TRANSFORMATIVE INSIGHTS FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS.

 

    • VISITING SCHOLAR AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL – RESEARCHING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN INNER WELL-BEING AND IMPACTFUL LEADERSHIP.

 

    • HOST OF THE AMERICAN EXPRESS BUSINESS CLASS TV SHOW, SHOWCASING STORIES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL RESILIENCE AND INNOVATION, STREAMING ON AMAZON PRIME.

 

    • EARLY INVESTOR AND SUPPORTER OF BREAKTHROUGH VENTURES SUCH AS IMPOSSIBLE FOODS, AIRBNB, AND SPACEX – DEMONSTRATING A COMMITMENT TO TRANSFORMATIVE IDEAS AND TECHNOLOGIES.

 

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SPEECH DESCRIPTIONS

 

MOMENTUM: THE ENERGY TO KEEP GOING

We can’t create more time – but we can elevate our energy. Understanding that is the first step to increasing our capacity – personally and professionally – to build momentum and keep up with daily demands without succumbing to exhaustion. “People who fall short of their goals rarely run out of time or talent – they run out of energy,” says Suneel Gupta. As founding CEO of RISE (now part of Amazon), Suneel helped thousands overcome challenges with physical and mental health. Now, he’s committed to bringing a sustainable solution to the energy crisis at work. Grounded in his exclusive teachings at Harvard Medical School as well as over a decade of studying the work habits of extraordinary leaders, Suneel delivers insights about the “why” and “how-to’s” of strategic energy management – showing people practical ways to unleash momentum crucial to performance, innovation, collaboration, and overall well-being.

Sample takeaways tailored for each audience:
• Why managing energy is as important as managing time.
• 4 ways to build “emotional runway” and avoid burnout using science-based practices.
• Master everyday habits to boost momentum, engagement, and morale.
• Reframe failure as a pathway to success.
• Remain resilient and balanced in the face of constant change.

HEAD, HEART, and HANDS: A NEW WAY TO LOOK AT LEADERSHIP

Leadership has changed. To get things done and drive bottom-line results, leaders must embrace a striking truth: they don’t just impact people’s work, but their overall health and well-being. Leaders who understand how physical, mental, and emotional health drives business performance will build trust, become magnets for exceptional talent, and elevate overall productivity. Suneel Gupta’s ‘Head, Heart and Hands’ framework empowers leaders with new strategies to create a work environment where well-being drives outstanding outcomes. Drawing on over a decade of experience as a healthcare CEO, bestselling author, and host of an award-winning television show on leadership, Suneel empowers audiences through interactive experiences and demonstrates how a focus on purpose (head), well-being (heart), and action (hands) transforms organizational performance.

You’ll learn to:

• Motivate your people to be “all in” without burning out, by teaching them how to manage not just their time, but their energy.
• Learn the art of aligning “who you are” with “what you do” so you can inspire your team and carve result-oriented paths for their daily work.
• Cultivate a meaningful sense of belonging in your team, whether in-person or remote.
• Discover the key drivers of emotional resilience and how to deal with daily setbacks.
• Renew a sense of commitment and momentum in your team’s day-to-day life.

PURPOSE IN ACTION: BRINGING WHO YOU ARE TO EVERYTHING YOU DO

More than ever before, people are struggling to find meaning in their work. In this talk, Suneel Gupta helps people reset, reignite, and re-engage through a timeless practice called Dharma. Simply put, Dharma brings “who you are” and “what you do” into alignment. When we’re not aligned, we become exhausted, depleted, and burnt out. When we are aligned, we feel creative, energized, and lit up. We’re able to produce our best work and lead ourselves and others effectively, experiencing true joy along the way.

Suneel first learned the practice of Dharma from his grandfather on a porch in New Delhi. Years later, when he was lost and exhausted — struggling to find a sense of meaning in his own work — he returned to the playbook his ancestors left behind and related it to today’s fast-paced, changing world of work.

Suneel shares deeply personal stories of how he found a path back to purpose and joy – and how others have done the same. By the end, you’ll be inspired with actionable tools to re-engage in your work and life with a renewed sense of vigor and meaning.

You’ll learn how to:

• Rediscover your “essence” and express that through your work
• Be “all in” without being “always on”
• Find comfort in the most uncomfortable of situations
• Deal with failure and use it as a pathway to success
• Find yourself by losing yourself through leading and lifting up others
• Blur the lines between work and play to reach your highest potential
• Forge ahead and take decisive action, even in the face of uncertainty

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TESTIMONIALS

“I didn’t know what to expect and I’m still in awe. This wasn’t just a keynote – it was a unique experience. I’d strongly recommend that every emerging leader go through this experience; it’s inspirational and transformative.”

– President of Human Resources, HARMAN International

“Suneel Gupta is one of the highest-rated speakers we’ve ever had. His talk was filled with great insights on the essential ingredients for successfully accomplishing your goals by winning support from others along the way. I plan to put many of his ideas into action to become a more “backable” leader, and I know others who heard his talk plan to do the same. But, beyond all of the practical lessons, the lasting impression our audience had was that Suneel is a genuine, caring person who understands leadership challenges. His stories were filled with humility, empathy, and emotion, traits we rarely encounter from our keynote presenters. If you’re looking for an excellent talk delivered with a strong sense of humanity, I recommend Suneel Gupta.”

– President, Association for Advancing Automation

“Suneel is a true master of storytelling and his message was delivered to our audience at just the right time. Creating engagement at annual conferences can be tough. But when you couple that with a virtual conference environment, connecting with the audience is no easy feat. Suneel’s keynote on beating burnout to drive innovation was timely and his ability to draw in the audience resulted in the highest engagement numbers of all the sessions for our event. Some speakers can be too in the weeds, while others tend to speak over attendees’ heads. Suneel provided the perfect mix of actionable insights with passion for the topic. Attendees left refreshed, energized and appreciative of the experience.”

– Freddie Mac

“Suneel left our team at Walgreens smarter and ready to innovate.”

– former Chief Marketing Officer, Walgreens

“Thought-provoking and inspiring. He resonated deeply with our audience.”

– Global Head of Wealth, Dow Jones

“Suneel was a keynote speaker at our most recent #AssetMark #GoldForum conference, and he was incredible! Suneel was able to share key insights from his best selling book “Backable”, while incorporating those insights with his personal experiences. He took time to learn about our business, the great work that financial advisors do for their clients, and made his lessons impactful for the entire audience. We loved his energy, story telling and spirit! Thank you Suneel!!”

– President, AssetMark