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Suneel Gupta

Expert on Connecting Well-Being and Performance | Visiting Scholar, Harvard Medical School | Bestselling Author

Suneel Gupta Headshot June 2023
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Learning to Be Backable through Failure
The Game of Now
Suneel Gupta Headshot June 2023
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Learning to Be Backable through Failure
The Game of Now

As the founding CEO of RISE, a breakthrough wellness company, Suneel Gupta has helped thousands of people build better habits for life and work. Now, as a bestselling author and Harvard Medical School visiting scholar, Gupta has taken his mission one step further — helping people reset, reignite, and find meaning in their work by bolstering emotional resilience and engagement. He offers leaders and teams a better way to work — one that results in sustainable innovation, productivity, and fulfillment — sharing science-based habits to avoid burnout, boost energy, and improve lives both at home and work.

Gupta is a business survivor and the author of the international bestselling book, Backable. It’s rooted in his inner journey from a twice-failed entrepreneur to the leader behind two IPOs, and explores the mindset and habits of people who are extraordinary at pushing new ideas forward. Gupta’s latest book, Everyday Dharma, codifies his mission to help people reset, reignite, and re-engage through a timeless practice called Dharma. He shows people how to align “who you are” with “what you do” to produce your best work, lead effectively, and experience true joy.

As the CEO of RISE, Gupta has helped thousands of people establish a way to personalize their physical and mental health journey while connecting them with certified nutritionists and trainers at an affordable price. It was named “app of the year” by Apple and partnered with then First Lady Michelle Obama before being acquired by the NASDAQ-listed company, One Medical Group. RISE is now part of Amazon.

Today, Gupta is a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School where he researches and teaches the interconnection between inner well-being and outer leadership. He is also the emissary for Gross National Happiness between the United States and the Kingdom of Bhutan and the host of Business Class, a docuseries created by American Express that showcases entrepreneurs and business visionaries who embody struggle and resilience.

Gupta was one of the very first investors to support the app, CALM, which now helps millions of people achieve a greater sense of work-life balance. He has also personally backed ventures such as Impossible Foods, AirBnB, 23&Me, and SpaceX. In addition, Gupta has partnered with The Second City comedy theatre to teach students and executives how to innovate “on-your-feet” during times of rapid change.

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  • Suneel left our team smarter and ready to innovate.

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

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

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