Abha Maryada Banerjee is India’s first woman motivational speaker of international acclaim, rated as one of the Top Ten Life, Business and Success Coaches in Asia Pacific. An expert at Leadership, Human Peak Performance and Emotional Intelligence, Abha has been the Peak Performance/Mental Strength Coach for Indian Olympic Athletes. Having spoken at prestigious forums across Asia, she has coached and consulted top CEOs, Media personalities, Sports Stars, Business people, leaders in the making and has been closely associated with the spiritual aspect of Leadership as well. Called ‘Asian Oprah’ and the ‘Asian Woman Motivator’, she professes ‘Personal Mastery’ for individuals and ‘Emotional Fitness’ for Corporates’ for achieving human capital excellence
She finished her studies at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin in 1983, and from then on she regularly appeared on the stage and in front of the camera. She played roles in various theaters, Such as in Maria Stuart , Iphigenie, or Lady Macbeth . Among her most famous roles in film and television are those of Charlotte von Frankenberg in the family series Frankenberg and the friend Tina Friday of Karin Kienzer played Michaela Martin in the ZDF family series Unser Charly . She also starred as a veterinarian Nora in the popular TV series Fest im Sattel and the Kinofilm Who is afraid of red, yellow, blue? In appearance. This was followed by performances with Episode roles in productions such as Feuerbach , Heimatgeschichten , dispute over three , in the name of the law , The Country Doctor , The Commissioner , Alpha Team , Police 110 or A Case for Two or various films, including All because Robert De Niro is one , As a result, she was no longer seen on TV, and after some further international training she developed ManageActing , a kind of dramatic training tailored to modern management needs . She has also been a speaker , trainer and author in business and politics for several years . From May 7 to September 28, 2012, she embodied in the ZDF Telenovela Path to Happiness - Footprints in the Sand the Reederin Senta Ahlsen, the mother of one of the main characters of the story of four friends. Adele Landauer now lives in Berlin-Schlachtensee and has a daughter, Marlene Landauer , who is also active as an actress and also works as a model.
Alan Fairweather, ‘The Motivation Doctor’ is an International Speaker, Best Selling Author and Sales Growth Expert. He will reveal how to – motivate your customers, motivate your team and motivate yourself!
Anand Kasturi is a consultant trainer working out of Bangalore, India. Anand offers customised and very effective training interventions to organisations, mostly in the area of Service Management.
Anand Neelakantan (born 5 December 1973) is an Indian author. He has authored three fiction books based on the Indian epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The producers of Baahubali, the blockbuster film announced that Anand Neelakantan will be writing a 3 book Series based on their film Baahubali and the series will be a prequel to the film. His books have been translated to different languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Assamese and Indonesian Bahasa.
Anand Pillai is the Managing Director of Leadership Matters, Inc., a company focusing on building an Intrapreneural culture in organizations. He is also the Adjunct Professor in the area of Strategy and Leadership at IMT Ghaziabad. In addition, Anand is a Leadership Coach and Organization Transformation Guru. Anand’s focus is on ensuring that clients lift their performance skills and behaviors, apply world’s best management practices and hold individuals accountable for their own learning & development. Each coaching session is underpinned with the drive to improve the bottom line. He has coached CXOs, senior & middle managers across the IT, Finance, Banking & Insurance, Manufacturing, Government and Hospitality sectors.
Anish is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (IND), an MBA in Accounting & Finance (AUS), a Certified Life Coach, Trainer & Assessor (AUS) and a Certified Practitioner for Brain Mapping (UK). As a Founder of Concepts Coach® (AUS) and Train My Brain™ (IND), Anish has over a decade, delivered many entertaining, energizing and engaging sessions both in India and Australia. His clients come from all walks of life and backgrounds; they may be students, business owners, women entrepreneurs, sportsperson, professionals, managers & CEO's
Anupam Kher is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 500 films and many plays. Mainly working in Hindi films, he has also appeared in acclaimed international films.
Vishwas Mudagal dons many hats; he is a successful serial entrepreneur, a professional CEO, a #1 best-selling author, an angel investor and motivation speaker. Mudagal co-founded GoodWorkLabs, which has become a multi-million-dollar company growing at 500% year-on-year. It was awarded the 5th fastest growing company by Deloitte Fast 50 2016. He received the 'Star Entrepreneur Award' from Indira India Innovation Summit 2011 in recognition of his contribution to entrepreneurship and innovation. He was named in the Top 11 personalities of Bangalore by Deccan Chronicle in 2014. Writing is his passion, and he has embraced storytelling as his parallel career. 'Losing My Religion' is his debut novel, which has become a sensational bestseller and is billed as a must-read for every professional / student / entrepreneur. The book is a #1 National Best-seller and was rated as the No.1 Readers' Choice book of 2014 in a study conducted by Simplify360 on ratings/reviews from GoodReads, Flipkart and Amazon.
Dr. Vivek Bindra is a thought leader, a motivational speaker, leadership trainer and a business Coach. He specializes in in spiritng and empowering people to realize their true potential. As a keynote speaker, millions of people have benefitted from his energetic workshops worldwide. He is a trusted advisor for over 1500+ corporates and a pathfinder to various entrepreneurs and other top notch business entities. He has also been an Inspirational Pathfinder to various high- profile entrepreneurs and other top notch business entities providing Leadership excellence for taking their organizations to the next level. He has been instrumental in providing CEO coaching to over Top 100 CEOs in the country. He has been conferred with the Best Leadership Trainer in Asia Award by Marshall Goldsmith at World HRD Congress. Golden Book of World Records encrypted Dr. Bindra’s name, for training the largest gathering of HR professionals under one roof. Dr. Bindra through his prolific writings is helping people to Bounce Back in life and to be more successful. He is an author of many high power motivational books. He sets a world record of being the World’s No. 1 Leadership & Entrepreneurial Channel on YouTube with a subscriber base of more than 9 lakhs and a viewership of 43 million. His videos are immensely popular in over 190 countries. On the auspicious ceremony of India’s Greatest Brand & Leaders – Pride of the Nation Award, World Leadership Federation awarded Dr. Vivek Bindra with the honorary title of “Think Tank of Corporate Asia”.
Major Devender Pal Singh is a retired officer in the Indian Army. He is a Kargil war veteran, and is known as the India's first blade runner. After falling a million times, he has picked himself up, and as of today has more than 18 marathons to his credit. No wonder he has rightfully earned himself a column in Limca Book of Records “People of the year 2016”. Singh has begun a support group for amputees, The Challenging Ones, in 2011 to encourage and enable people like him to strive to rise above their disability through sports. The group has won many laurels in Paralympics sports at national and international level.The motto of the group is “I might be slow, but I keep my flow. I won’t stop till I reach the top.”
Dr. Rajdeep Manwani, Coordinator, Department Of Commerce at Jain University, Bangalore, is an academician, trainer, motivational speaker, life coach, counselor & quiz-master. He is a triple post graduate and a PHD having completed his M.com, M.B.A and M.Phil & also a doctorate in commerce. He holds the record of being adjudged the best impromptu speaker for five years. He has been awarded the Distinguished Toastmaster the highest award in Toastmasters International. He is the recipient of the National award as role model for empowerment of persons with disability from the honorable President of India in December 2013. He is also the recipient of the special award given by the chief minister of Karnataka in 2011 & the State award for excellence given by the Government of Karnataka in 2015. He has been a featured TEDx and has hosted several training programs, given motivational speeches & management talk shows on radio. He has trained, motivated and mentored over 17,500 students and executives over a span of eighteen years and received excellent ratings from his corporate and educational clients which include Britannia, State Bank of India, Pantaloon retail, WIPRO and Kotak life, among others. He firmly believes in the motto of his life “Touching lives, making a difference”
Raghu Raman has possibly one of the most unique career profiles spanning over 25 years. He has spent eleven years as an officer in the Indian Armed Forces , followed by another eleven years in the corporate sector before joining the Government as CEO of the National Intelligence Grid. Raghu started his career with the Indian Army. During his stint, he was in active combat in Punjab battling terrorists and in Siachen Glacier facing Pakistani troops. He has served as a UN peacekeeper, as well as been an instructor teaching leadership and strategy to officers at the prestigious School of Armoured Warfare. After leaving the Indian Army, Raghu joined the Mahindra Group in 1998 and helped set up Mahindra United World College. Over the next ten years he led various companies, including First Choice, Mahindra SSG and finally DLSI, a Mahindra joint venture with British Aerospace before being handpicked to create and head the National Intelligence Grid, Ministry of Home Affairs in the Government of India. After his five year stint as the founding CEO of NATGRID, Raman joined Reliance Industries as Group President, Risk, Security & New Ventures. Raghu is a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, a frequent guest faculty in business schools, keynote speaker and columnist on National Security Strategy and Leadership in leading publications. He is also the author of “Everyman’s War” - a book published by Random House.
Rahul Kapoor, incorporates valuable content for business and personal growth with practical implementable tools. Rahul is known as a 'live wire' in delivering highly memorable, invaluable programs to individuals, teams and organizations. His customized content, delivered to hundreds of prominent organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies, has resulted in them experiencing increased sales revenue, superior customer service and operational excellence.
A seasoned professional and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of rich experience in Business Management, Marketing, Sales & Distribution, Product Development and in leading teams across multiple geographies and functions.He has experiences in both line and functional roles, which gives him a unique mix of depth and width in most facets of marketing and sales. He has worked across multiple categories and have been able to cross- leverage learning from across categories to provide richer marketing and sales solutions for driving growth.He has enjoyed those roles where he has worked with a team to create something new and innovative.He is passionate about using consumer insights to design new products with a strong value proposition, which sets the stage for their success. He found that building a team with shared values, purpose and passion has been a critical ingredient for all successful initiatives which he has been a part of.
Known as "The King of Confidence" because of helping others achieve and sustain TOTAL CONFIDENCE in the most practical way, Mr. Bishal Sarkar establishes long-term relationships with people. Bishal is 'THE' Expert on PRACTICAL Public Speaking. Whether he's delivering a motivational speech for top-class organizations, or doing dynamic practical public speaking training course in Bangalore with a group of leaders, senior IT professionals, experienced project managers, corporate team leads, Entrepreneurships, doctors, engineers, and other subject matter experts, he brings the best out of people by teaching them implementable practical tools and practical techniques that work.
Abhinav Bindra is an Indian businessman and retired professional shooter who is a World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. By winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games.He is the first and only Indian to have held both the World and Olympic titles at the same time, a feat he accomplished by capturing the Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, after having won the gold at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships. Abhinav won Gold Medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow.Bindra feels that he has no talent and his only talent is that he can practise regularly, diligently and honestly. He said that he had a dream of winning gold medals in Olympics from the very first day he started shooting practice. According to him, most Indian parents do not consider sports as a profession. Bindra wants people to look up sports as a serious profession in India
Sanjeev is the Co-Founder of Naukri.com, 99acres.com, Jeevansathi.com, and an investor in promising start-ups like zomato, policybazaar.com, meritnation.com, etc. He along with his partner won the “Ernst and Young – Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2008 for Business Transformation. He also won the Dataquest Pathbreaker Award & the Teacher’s Achievement Award for Business in the same year. Sanjeev has served as the President of the Delhi chapter of TiE [The Indus Entrepreneurs]. He has also served as a member of the Global Board of Trustees of TiE. He has served on the National Executive of FICCI and on the National Council of AIMA. He is the Chair of the Internet Council of NASSCOM. Sanjeev is also a founding trustee of Ashoka University and a member of the Board of Chintan - a not for profit organization that works with waste pickers in Delhi.
Boman Irani is an Indian film and theatre actor, voice artist and photographer of Parsi Irani descent. He is widely known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood films such as Don, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, Happy New Year, PK and Dilwale. Irani was dyslexic and had ADHD and had a lisp. He got over his lisp eventually. He did a polytechnic diploma course, after which, he joined the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower and worked there as a waiter and in room service. Irani began his acting career in theatre and moved to films in 2000. Irani gained attention for his role in the 2003 comedy Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.. He later appeared in Lage Raho Munna Bhai for which he received several IIFA award nominations and in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir Khan which earned him a Filmfare Award and a Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Villainous Role.
Chetan Bhagat is the author of nine blockbuster books. These include seven novels—Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), Half Girlfriend (2014) and One Indian Girl (2016) and two non-fiction titles— What Young India Wants (2012) and Making India Awesome(2015). Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release. Four out his five novels have been already adapted into successful Bollywood films and the others are in process of being adapted as well. The New York Times called him the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history’. Time magazine named him amongst the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Fast Company, USA, listed him as one of the world’s ‘100 most creative people in business’. Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. He is also a motivational speaker and screenplay writer. Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009 to devote his entire time to writing and make change happen in the country. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIM-A.
Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director, writer, producer and actor, known for his work in Hindi cinema. For his contributions to film, the Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2013. After writing a television serial, Kashyap got his major break as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma's crime drama Satya (1998), and made his directorial debut with Paanch, which never had a theatrical release due to censorship issues. He then went on to direct Black Friday (2007), a film based on the book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings. Its release was held up for two years by the Central Board of Film Certification because of the pending verdict of the case at that time, but was released in 2007 to widespread critical appreciation. Kashyap's followup, No Smoking (2007) met with negative reviews and performed poorly at the box-office. His next venture Dev.D (2009), a modern adaptation of Devdas was a critical and commercial success; followed by the political drama Gulaal (2009), and the thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011). His prominence increased with the two-part crime drama, Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). His next films were Bombay Talkies (2013), Ugly (2014) and Bombay Velvet (2015). In 2016, Kashyap directed Raman Raghav 2.0, a film based on the serial killer Raman Raghav. His next film was the sports drama Mukkabaaz, which was released in 2018. Apart from filmmaking, Kashyap serves as the Member of board of the Mumbai-based NGO, Aangan, which helps protect vulnerable children around India. He is the founder of two film production companies: Anurag Kashyap Films, Phantom Films with partnership from directors Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl and producer Madhu Mantena.
Shiv Khera is an Indian author of self-help books, including You Can Win, and an activist. He launched a movement against caste-based reservation in India, founded an organization called Country First Foundation, and started the Bhartiya Rashtravadi Samanta Party. In 2004, he lost in a bid as an independent candidate for the South NCR constituency in India's general election. He also filed several public interest lawsuits in the Indian Supreme Court and unsuccessfully contested the country's 2009 general election.
Yuvraj Singh is an Indian international cricketer, who plays all forms of the game. An all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox, Yuvraj is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh. Yuvraj has been a member of the Indian cricket team in ODIs since October 2000 and played his first Test match in October 2003. He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007–2008. He was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, both of which India won. In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September against New Zealand. In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award by the Government of India. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.
Varun Agarwal is an Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker and Filmmaker. He has given over 500 talks in 8 different countries at the top corporations and colleges. His talks and videos have been seen by over 10 million people globally and have a following of over half a million people. His entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 21. Launched his company Alma Mater in 2009. Alma Mater is an E-Com brand that provides customized merchandise to students of schools and colleges. In a matter of 3 years, they were able to grow Alma Mater from 0 to a Million dollars in revenue. As an author, he penned a book – How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company at the age of 23. The book is a National Bestseller with more than half a million copies sold. It's being made into a motion picture by Nitesh Tiwari (Director of Dangal).
Currently, I am the Head of Think Tank Team and Director of Research of Samsung Research America. Before that I was a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. In past, I worked with Microsoft, Google, CMU, NASA, UNESCO, Japan Science & Technology to name a few. I received my Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay. I received my bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Oh, I also dropped out of Architecture School prior to that. Palanpur, a small town situated in northern Gujarat in India, is my hometown. Exposure to fields like Design to Technology and from Art to Psychology gave me a quite nice/interesting viewpoint to the world. I love to see technology from design perspective and vice versa. This vision reflects in almost all of my projects and research work as well. in short, I do what I love and I love what I do. I am a 'Desigineer' :)
Prakash Iyer is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and leadership coach. He was until recently the Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark Lever and was earlier the Managing Director and CEO of Infomedia India Limited (formerly Tata Infomedia). Prior to that, Prakash was Executive Director at PepsiCo, responsible for the company’s operations in South India and Sri Lanka. He later moved to PepsiCo China as Regional Vice President. An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, he started his career with Hindustan Unilever Limited. Passionate about cricket – and people – Prakash speaks and writes extensively on motivation, leadership, teamwork and winning. His first book – titled The Habit of Winning – was published by Penguin in 2011. It was shortlisted for The Economist Crossword Popular Book Award, and has been translated into seven languages. His second book – The Secret of Leadership – was published in 2013. Both books are national bestsellers.
D. Shivakumar, or Shiv as he is popularly known, is a Bangalore born leader and a management thinker. He is currently the Group Executive President, Corporate Strategy at Aditya Birla Group. Previously, Shiv was the Chairperson & Chief Executive Officer at PepsiCo Holdings Private Limited, India. Shiv was born and raised in Bangalore, India. He graduated from IIT, Madras in 1982 and from IIM, Calcutta in 1984. In 2005, he went on to study at The Wharton School. Shiv started his career at Hindustan Unilever Limited and spent 19 years in sales, marketing and general management positions. He moved to Philips, India as Chief Executive Officer of the consumer electronics division in 2003, and later to Nokia as the Managing Director, India. He was appointed as the Chairperson and CEO of Pepsico Holding Private Limited in 2013.
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