Dr. Uma Gupta:

Keynote and Motivational Speaker, Leadership Development Consultant, and Personal Coach

Dr. Uma Gupta has one foot in the world of business and technology and the other in the world of neuroscience and spiritual well-being. She is an author, a leadership coach and consultant, a keynote and motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and a Professor of Business. She is the Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit organization, YouMakeADiff.org that provides holistic care and educational support to elementary school children and their families in South Carolina.

Dr. Uma Gupta was selected as the Top Ten Influential Women in Technology in Houston, Texas. She was nominated for this prestigious award a second time in 2012 in Rochester, New York. She has won numerous awards for community engagement and exemplary leadership contributions. In 2012, Dr. Uma Gupta was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Award by the United States government to conduct research and to teach at the University of Malta.

Uma has been quoted in Forbes.com, Reuters, and NPR. She has published three major textbooks on technology management, edited a book on Artificial Intelligence, and published more than seventy research papers.

She holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and MBA from the University of Central Florida, and a graduate degree in Mathematics from Stella Maris College, India.

Suggested Topics for Keynote and Motivational Talks

Dr. Uma Gupta has delivered keynotes and leadership and personal development workshops on a number of topics, a few of which are listed below:

  1. Work-life balance: Finding One’s Center of Gravity
  2. Success and Happiness: An Unexpected Relationship
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Personal Brand Management
  5. Time Management: A New Approach to Enhancing Quality of Life
  6. The Tricks Your Brain Plays On Your Life
  7. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics): Why the Needle Has Barely Moved
  8. Toxic Workplaces: The Long-term Damage on One’s Health & Happiness
  9. Conflict Management: It is not about Winning
  10. Networking: How to Go from Hating it to Loving it
  11. Women Leadership: How to Lead Without Acting Like a Man
  12. Successful & Clueless: What Gets Lost on the Upward Climb

Please contact me to discuss other topics that lie hidden in my basket!


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