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Shivani Gupta

Shivani Gupta


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"Passionate People"

Keynote speaker Shivani Gupta is the CEO of Passionate People Institute, a company committed to changing the world through igniting more passionate people. Passionate People Institute is based on Shivani's own journey, in which she's made a practice of infusing passion in to her personal and professional life.

She believes that in order to stay connected to your passion you have to triumph over difficulty. Shivani has overcome her own set of difficulties, each one woven into the fabric of who she is: moving to Australia at age 11 and being confronted with racism, and working in a male-dominated world of senior management. When she realised should could use her own experiences to inspire others, Shivani left her corporate career and dedicated her life to pushing others towards a passionate life.

Part of her mission to ignite others includes her career as a professional guest speaker. Shivani is one of less than 100 people in Australia to gain standing as a Certified Speaking Professional through National Speakers Association.

Her mix of passionate presentations and rare speaking ability have made her an effective communicator to some of Australia's most well-known companies and with international organisations in eight countries.

Shivani is a proud winner of the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year award. She also joined elite company the likes of Ian Thorpe and Bill Clinton when she became an honorary member of the Golden Key.

Shivani is also the author of seven books, has mentored hundreds of executives, is a columnist for Fairfax and is a wife and the mother of four kids.

One of the few female business speakers in Australia. Audiences describe Shivani as passionate, practical and entertaining. Her executive expertise, her speaking qualifications and her passion make her one of Australia's most engaging keynote speakers and an ideal choice for your next conference or convention.

Shivani is the author of threebooks, a Fairfax columnist, a TV Presenter on business, a wife and mother of four children.

What pain do I address?
-80% of people (global survey) are dispassionate
-Dispassionate people are unproductive & time consuming
-Having passionate people creates better returns for organisations

Takeaways for delegates (individual):
-Identifying their passion
-Feel inspired to take action in areas of their passion
-Practical tips for living a life of passion at work and at home

Takeaways for organiser (company)
-Inspired people to connect with their passion
-People take responsibility for their life
-Time for reflection and make changes as a result

What is unique about me?

  • Worked in senior management in a male dominated multinational corporation
  • One of only a few female business speakers who is under 40 years of age
  • I often have my audiences laughing (Indian jokes) and crying

Presentation Topics

  • Practical ways to Lead a passionate life
  • Passion at work
  • You want to give me curry?!

Keynote - Tough Love

  • Leader Speaks
  • Praise for the Raise
  • 4000 and Counting
  • Silent Slap
  • GRO model
  • Marathon Runners vs Sprinters
  • Become a Selector not a Manager
  • Treating people like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Embrace Conflict
  • Coach your Rack Stars
  • Sruthi - hear your people


Client Feedback
Best speaker we’ve seen in ages

Your insights into teamwork were very welcome, in particular, confidence building, motivation and the important contribution that each individual makes to team work
Origin Energy

Everyone just raved about you!! Thought you were brilliant
SA Tourism

Your keynote was fantastic and we hope we can have you involved further
Coca-Cola Amatil Pty Ltd

Outstanding presentation skills, dynamic and passionate about what she teaches
SA Police

Your talk was of high quality and you delivered it with passion. Well done and keep smiling
ANZ Bank

The ability to keep messages simple and profound
Department of Transport and Urban Planning

Brilliant effort”
Hardy Milazzo Architects and Interior Designers

You inspired all the women in our group
Adelaide University

You have the ability to captivate and inspire people
Regional TAFE

The result was a very positive outcome with the focus on aligning Executive Performance to the achievement of Council’s key strategic and corporate goals by having Shivani involved.
Local Council

Thanks once again for your contribution and support in making the night a success
Thalassaemia Society

Fantastic speaker, since the session I have recalled and used many of the things she said - quite motivational, would like to hear her speak again
Ernst and Young

Inspiring, Brilliant and helpful
WIMBN (Women in Mortgage business Network)

Shivani's background and knowledge add to her impact as an inspiring and engaging speaker
Speakers Studio and one of Australia’s leading speaking coaches

Your presentation was great and so thank you for helping us out
Life Education Board

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