Thank you for visiting my profile. I began my speaking career at the end of a difficult period in my life. I found my way to happiness and balance by studying the teachings and wisdom of many spiritual gururs, business leaders and authentic everyday heroes who faced extraordinary challenges with resilience and optimism. Today, the two pillars of my presentations are 1) the collective wisdom that has been passed on to us over the ages and, 2) emerging scientific research into how our brains work and why we do what we do.
I am humbled and inspired by the many moving testimonials that I have received. I hope I can be of service to you and your team. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I can be reached at (585) 489-4606 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, thank you for visiting my profile and I wish you the best in finding your perfect speaker.
Dr. Gupta is a highly successful entrepreneur and distinguished Professor of Business at the State University of New York who delivers profound insights based on the latest neuroscience research on human behavior, leadership, and personal motivation. Her engaging, interactive, and humorous style consistently results in outstanding evaluations, whether it is a full-day workshop or a keynote address. Life-changing! Thought-provoking! Insightful! Profound! Humorous! are a few of the many outstanding comments she receives for her presentations. For a more in-depth view of her testimonials, please visit http://www.umagupta.com
Dr. Gupta presents compelling evidence through real-world examples that although we assume that we are rational and logical creatures, brain research proves otherwise. We are emotional creatures first and foremost, who justify our emotions using logic and rationality. By better understanding how our thoughts and emotions influence our personal and professional decisions, each of us can become better colleagues, entrepreneurs, leaders, parents, and human beings. She helps her audiences see the big picture about work, life, and happiness. She connects the dots between how our brain works and how it influences our behavior and motivations, often leading to Ah! Ha! moments and paradigm shifts for her audiences.
Dr. Gupta frequently delivers keynotes, presentations, and workshops to senior executives and middle managers from a cross-section of industries. She addresses women's groups and non-profit organizations with her powerful message that happiness leads to success, and not the other way around. She speaks passionately on a wide variety of topics including leadership development, organizational success, technology leadership, innovation, talent recruitment and retention, higher education trends, technology challenges and trends, effective communication strategies, decision-making, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), women’s leadership, and diversity.
Dr. Gupta brings more than two decades of distinguished leadership experience as a business consultant, leadership coach, and senior administrator in higher education having served as President of the State University of New York at Alfred, New York and Senior Advisor to the SUNY Chancellor for Women in STEM, Dean of the College of Technology at the University of Houston, Texas, and Endowed Chair of Information Technology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In addition, she has launched two successful companies, one of which is a non-profit dedicated to increasing the pipeline of students interested in STEM.
She has won many prestigious awards for her work. She was chosen as the Top Ten Influential Women in Technology in Houston and was nominated again for the award in Rochester, New York. She was awarded the Women of Distinction Aware by Girl Scouts, in addition to other awards and recognitions. She serves on the National Liaison Task Force for STEM for the American Association of University Women. She has launched two successful companies as well. Dr. Gupta is also a leadership and organizational development consultant to several US organizations and educational institutions.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging more students to launch successful science and technology careers. You can read more about her non-profit at http://www.stem-smart.org
She holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a Master's in Mathematics from India. She has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 firms and other business entities. She has authored four textbooks in technology and more than sixty-five papers. She won the prestigious Fulbright Award in 2013 from the U.S government to teach at the University of Malta.
Dr. Gupta’s life motto is: Do Good. Be Happy. The Rest is Fluff