Expert, Connecting Well-Being and Performance | Healthcare Entrepreneur | Bestselling Author | Host, American Express Business Class Docuseries | Visiting Scholar, Harvard Medical School
As the founding CEO of RISE, a breakthrough wellness company, Suneel Gupta helped thousands of people build better habits for life and work. As a bestselling author and Harvard Medical School visiting scholar, Suneel has taken his mission one step further – helping people reset, reignite, and find meaning in their work by bolstering emotional resilience and engagement. Suneel asks, “How can an organization excel on the outside if its people are exhausted on the inside?” Grit and hustle are not a long-term solution to non-stop change and stress. Suneel offers leaders and teams a better way to work, resulting in sustainable innovation, productivity, and fulfillment. He arms people with science-based habits to avoid burnout, boost energy, and improve their professional and personal lives.
Suneel is a business survivor and the author of the international bestselling book Backable (2020). That book is rooted in his journey from a twice-failed entrepreneur to becoming a leader behind two IPOs and being named “The New Face of Innovation” by the New York Stock Exchange. The book reveals the mindset shifts and hidden habits of extraordinary people who push new ideas forward.
His transformative book, Everyday Dharma (2023), codifies Suneel’s mission to help people reset, reignite, and re-engage through a timeless practice called Dharma. Dharma brings “who you are” and “what you do” into alignment. When aligned, we can produce our best work and lead ourselves and others effectively, experiencing true joy.
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.
As CEO of RISE, Suneel 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. The company was named “App of the Year” and partnered with then-first lady Michelle Obama before being acquired by the NASDAQ-listed company One Medical Group. In 2022, with its acquisition of One Medical Group, RISE is now part of Amazon.
Suneel is currently the host of Business Class, a docuseries created by American Express, where he showcases entrepreneurs and business visionaries who embody struggle and resilience. Guests like Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, former monk Jay Shetty, and Martha Stewart join him on the show.
He has partnered with The Second City comedy theatre to teach students and executives how to innovate “on your feet” during rapid change.
Suneel has also personally backed ventures, including Impossible Foods, AirBnB, 23&Me, and SpaceX. He was one of the very first investors in CALM, which now helps millions of people achieve a greater sense of work/life balance.
When a reporter once asked Suneel about his purpose, he responded, “Find good people and inspire them to do what inspires them.”
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.
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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 are scientifically associated with burnout. As CEO of RISE, Suneel Gupta helped thousands of people overcome their challenges with physical and mental health. He now 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 is rooted 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.
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The future belongs to organizations that enlist everyone in the effort 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.
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