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Harnessing a mix of neuroscience, research and personal stories, Suneel Gupta helps readers build high-quality habits. Suneel teaches us how to take action to move ideas forward, improve our emotional well-being and resilience, and transform the world of work.

Every morning I play a little game with my two daughters. I ask them: “what is the meaning of life?” and they say, “to find your gift”.
Then I ask, “what is the purpose of life?” and they say, “to give it away.”

My two books, Backable and Everyday Dharma — are all about how we find our gifts, and how we share those gifts with the people around us.


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


The bestselling debut book from Suneel Gupta, “Backable” explains that the key to success is not talent, connections, or ideas, but the ability to persuade people to take a chance on your potential. The good news? This “it quality” can be learned.


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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



As a lifelong student of human behaviour, energy, and motivation, Suneel is an experienced teacher and researcher. His interviews with influential leaders help uncover universal habits that fuel human happiness, inspiration, and productivity.


A celebrated speaker and master storyteller, Suneel Gupta helps audiences identify and build breakthrough habits with research-backed actionable takeaways and engaging stories that inspire listeners.

You exceeded our expectations! You gave everyone practical tools to increase focus, tame distractions, and assure that we have the energy to overcome the inevitable challenges. As a result of your keynote, we are more resilient, engaged and ready to face our rapidly changing world of work.

Engineering Manager of Pinterest