Meet Suneel

SUNEEL GUPTA is the bestselling author of  "Backable" and will soon be publishing a new book on the interconnection between inner well-being and outer performance. Suneel is the founding CEO of RISE, which partnered with then-first Lady Michelle Obama to deliver low-cost healthcare services to people in need. RISE was named "App of the Year" by Apple and sold in a successful exit to the NASDAQ-listed company One Medical. Suneel serves as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Medical School and emissary for Gross National Happiness between the United States and the Kingdom of Bhutan. He is also the host of an upcoming global documentary series that examines how leaders respond when things don't go as planned. When a reporter once asked Suneel about his purpose, his response was to “find good people, and inspire them to do what inspires them.”

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Feedback from customers

"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.”

Sandra Martinez, Vice President of Human Resources, HARMAN International (a Samsung Company)

“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.”

Vice President, Freddie Mac

“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.”

Jeff Burnstein, President, Association for Advancing Automation

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

Sona Chawla, Chief Marketing Officer, Walgreens

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

Sterling Shea, Global Head of Wealth, Dow Jones

“A bright spot at our conference. His lively keynote kept everyone in the audience engaged!”

Deborah Scally, Editor, Corporate Board Magazine

“Remarkable! Extremely valuable! You ignited discussions that sparked fresh, creative ideas.”

Sulema Peterson , SACRS Executive Director, SACRS

“Suneel brought to life the concept of innovation.”

Dan Roiter, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Video highlights

Learning to Be Backable Through Failure

Duration: 3:45

Cast a Central Character

Duration: 3:19

The Game of Now

Duration: 5:36

Q&A with #1 Bestselling author Daniel Pink

Duration: 3:45


Duration: 1:01:42

Becoming Backable Post-COVID

Duration: 07:00

Suneel has engaged with hundreds of organizations including:

"This is the quality I look for most in leaders and entrepreneurs. Whether you want to get ahead inside a company or build a startup from the ground up, this fascinating book is a must-read."

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