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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 has helped thousands of people overcome challenges with physical and mental health.

He now helps people build our emotional runways to increase performance, innovation, and creativity. 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, fulfilment, and momentum.


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


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“Thank you for giving us a new way to think about how we work. At a time when work itself is being redefined and stress is coming from every direction, your presentation gave us real tools to use every day that will make us more effective, focused, and fulfilled at work and home. I could not be more impressed with what you delivered for our group.”

CEO, Campbell Soup Company


“His stories were filled with humility, empathy and emotion, traits we rarely encounter from our keynote presenters.”

President, Association for Advancing Automation 


“Deeply memorable and inspiring. Suneel blends science with storytelling in a way I haven’t quite seen before. We referred to Suneel’s takeaways throughout the event and put them into practice immediately.” 

CEO, Lighthouse


“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. 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 brought to life the concept of innovation.”

Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting


“Suneel knocked it out of the park! He was so wonderful to work with and the consensus is he was great. We are hearing a lot of great accolades and people have been citing his keynote takeaways.”

Director of Events, AppFolio


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

Chief Marketing Officer, Walgreens


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

Executive Director, SACRS


“You jump-started our annual kickoff meeting with the perfect message and tone. What moved people the most were your stories and practical techniques for how to manage our energy and deepen our level of engagement. With the changes we’re facing, you delivered exactly what we needed to rise to the challenge. As the weeks pass, your message is sticking with us!” 

Chief Executive Officer, Constant Contact


“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.”

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


“You exceeded our expectations! When we brought our company together for KnitCon 2022, we wanted a message that would help our people turn inspiration into realization. As a result of your keynote, we are more resilient, engaged and ready to face our rapidly changing world of work.”

Engineering Manager, Pinterest


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

Global Head of Wealth, Dow Jones


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

Editor, Corporate Board Magazine 


“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 of the sessions for our event.”

Vice President, Freddie Mac


“This was the highest scoring session of our meeting, scoring 9.63 on a 10-point scale.”

Chief Experience Officer, Members Development Company




Build Your Energy and the Energy of People Around You

Find Your Gift and Give it Away

What’s Good for You is Good for Business

5 Minute Breaks Renew Energy

Turning Buyers into Builders

Managing Stressful Environments

Lessons About Happiness from Bhutan

What People Do To Take Care of Themselves

Failure Launches a Passion

Fall in Love with the Problem First

How Gratitude Can Drive Performance

Find Your Gift and Give it Away

Flip Outsiders Into Insiders

Help During Tough Times Enhances Well-Being

How Mastery Creates Buy-In

Inspiring to Create Change

Take a Gratitude Break

Switching the Spotlight

The Power of the Earned Secret

Play the Game of Now

Who's in Your Circle of Trust?

Decisions Made When You're Not in the Room

Powerful Exercise Builds Connection and Support

Interactive Networking Exercise

5 Minute Breaks Renew Energy

Speech Overview – Get Backable: Why Some Ideas Move Ahead While Others Get Ignored

Speech Overview – Momentum: Accelerate Your Performance Without The Burnout


Suneel Gupta’s upcoming book "Everyday Dharma" (HarperCollins, Sep '23) offers readers timeless techniques for finding happiness, while creating great work.


The “IT” quality can be learned

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. In this speech, Suneel teaches us how to nurture ideas that capture attention and inspire action. Uncover the “it” quality that gets ideas backed while embracing a new path to high performance.

Deeply memorable and inspiring. Suneel blends science with storytelling in a way I haven’t quite seen before. We referred to Suneel’s takeaways throughout the event and put them into practice immediately.

CEO, Lighthouse