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Suneel Gupta

Suneel Gupta is an entrepreneur, work-life balance expert, bestselling author, visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School & speaker who delivers keynotes on burnout prevention and finding your purpose.

Meet Suneel Gupta

How can an organization excel on the outside if its people are exhausted on the inside?

As the founding CEO of RISE, a breakthrough wellness company, Suneel Gupta helped thousands of people build better habits for life and work. Now as a bestselling author and Harvard Medical School visiting scholar, Suneel has taken his mission one step further. Suneel offers leaders and teams a better way to work; one that results in sustainable innovation, productivity, and fulfillment. He arms people with science-based habits that will avoid burnout, boost energy, and improve their professional and personal lives.

Today, organizations hire Suneel Gupta for corporate and private events. He is also well-known for his keynote and motivational speaking. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Suneel Gupta’s fees.

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As CEO of RISE Suneel’s goal was to help people reset, reignite, and find meaning in their work by bolstering emotional resilience and engagement. He helped thousands of people establish a way to personalize their physical and mental health journey while connecting with certified nutritionists and trainers at an affordable price. RISE earned “App of the Year” and partnered with then-First Lady Michelle Obama before One Medical Group acquired them in 2022.

Suneel has also personally backed ventures including Impossible Foods, AirBnB, 23&Me, and SpaceX. In addition, he was one of the very first investors in CALM, which now helps millions of people achieve a greater sense of work/life balance.

Bestselling Author

A “business survivor,” Suneel also authored the international bestselling book Backable. Backable follows Suneel’s inner journey from twice-failed entrepreneur to leader behind two IPOs and earning the title “The New Face of Innovation” from the New York Stock Exchange. Specifically, the book reveals the mindset shifts and hidden habits of people who are extraordinary at pushing new ideas forward.

Additionally, his transformative book, Everyday Dharma, codifies Suneel’s mission to help people reset, reignite, and re-engage. Simply put, Dharma brings “who you are” and “what you do” into alignment. When we’re aligned, we’re able to produce our best work and lead ourselves and others effectively, experiencing true joy along the way.

Other Ventures

As a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School, Suneel researches and teaches the interconnection between inner well-being and outer leadership. He is also an emissary for Gross National Happiness between the United States and the Kingdom of Bhutan.

On top of that, Suneel currently hosts Business Class, a docuseries created by American Express, where he showcases entrepreneurs and business visionaries who embody struggle and resilience. He is joined by guests like Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, former monk Jay Shetty, and Martha Stewart. 

Additionally, he has partnered with The Second City comedy theater to teach students and executives how to innovate “on your feet” during times of rapid change.

How to Hire Suneel Gupta

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Suneel Gupta Booking Price

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Upcoming Engagements

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Jun 17 - 20 2024

Kinexions 24 Annual Conference – Keynote Speaker Lisa Bodell – Miami, Florida

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Jun 22 - 23 2024

Atlanta Women’s Expo 2024 – Keynote Speaker Laila Ali – Atlanta, GA

Gas South Convention Center
Jun 24 - 27 2024

HFMA Annual Conference 2024 – Keynote Speaker Suneel Gupta – Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
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Key Audience Takeaways

Momentum: Being All In Without Burning Out

In the face of an exhaustion epidemic, it’s time to rethink how we view high performance. Grit and hustle have their place short term. But over time, they are scientifically associated with burnout. As CEO of RISE, Suneel Gupta helped thousands of people overcome their challenges with physical and mental health. Now, he helps people build emotional runway to increase performance, innovation, and creativity. “The people who lose momentum very rarely run out of time or talent – they run out of energy,” says Suneel. This presentation roots itself in Suneel’s one-of-a-kind teaching at Harvard Medical School, as well as eight years of closely studying the habits of extraordinary leaders who reached breakthrough levels of productivity, resilience, fulfillment, and momentum.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why managing energy is as important as managing time.
  • Build emotional runway and avoid burnout with science-based practices.
  • Master everyday practices for boosting engagement and morale.
  • Discover habits from some of the happiest cultures on Earth.
  • Reframe failure as a pathway to success.
  • Master the changing work landscape with less stress.


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. This framework creates 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 focusing on purpose (head), well-being (heart), and action (hands) transforms organizational performance.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.


Get Backable: Why Some Ideas Move Ahead While Others Get Ignored

The future belongs to organizations that enlist everyone to adapt swiftly to relentless change. But in the changing world of work, building community, collaboration, and engagement has become harder than before. Creating a culture that spawns fresh ideas is only half the battle. Showing people how to move their ideas forward is the other half that most leaders and organizations miss. When people understand how to get a new idea “backed” by colleagues, customers, and communities…big things happen. Breakthrough ideas rise to the surface, projects proceed faster and smarter, and organizations become magnets for top talent.

Key Takeaways:

  • 7 ways to engage others and turn a new idea into a vision that captivates attention and inspires action.
  • How extraordinary leaders create a spirit of inclusion, collaboration, and community.
  • Learn the “Game of Now” and why extraordinary leaders don’t wait for the timing to be exactly right.
  • Embrace a new path to high performance that beats burnout and boosts innovation, creativity, and momentum.


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 felt lost, exhausted, and struggled to find meaning in his work, he returned to the playbook his ancestors left behind. Even more, he 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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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 uplifting 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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Everyday Dharma: 8 Essential Practices for Finding Success and Joy in Everything You Do

Find your Dharma - your inner calling - and learn to integrate ambition, work, and well-being to create a balanced, joyous life with this practical, life-changing guide from the beloved speaker, bestselling author, and visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School.

We’ve been conditioned, from an early age, to believe that one day we’ll reach a moment of “arrival.” But no matter how much we achieve we still don’t feel the satisfaction or fulfillment we thought we would. Exhausted, we become burned out and cynical, questioning the purpose of it all.

An expert on happiness and work, Suneel argues that we have compartmentalized work and well-being and ignored the fact that both are essential for sustained success. We’ve assumed that outer success leads to inner well-being. Despite history showing us, this has never been the case.

In Everyday Dharma, Suneel helps us break this negative cycle. It provides an accessible three-step approach to discovering, understanding, and living your “sacred calling.” At its center are self-assessments to help you identify your passions and powerful rituals for building new habits - ancient practices supported by science and found in diverse cultural sources, including Toni Morrison’s novels, Jimi Hendrix’s lyrics, and Frida Kahlo’s paintings, and used by the likes of Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Gandhi.

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