Hitendra is a wonderful speaker, talks from his heart and in doing so he reached my heart too. The stories and analogies Hitendra shared are so powerful.

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Hitendra Wadhwa, Ph.D.

Hitendra’s mission is to discover, codify, and teach the laws of success in life and leadership. With an MBA and Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a lifelong study of the world’s mystic traditions, Wadhwa brings a mathematician’s rigor and a truth-seeker’s spirit to some of today’s most vexing questions about authenticity, success, leadership, and human potential. He has codified many of these principles in his book, “Inner Mastery, Outer Impact: How Your Five Core Energies Hold the Key to Success”, published by Hachette Book Group in 2022.

As Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and Founder of the Mentora Institute, he has coached dozens of Fortune 100 C-suite executives and taught more than ten thousand MBAs, executives, doctors, lawyers, social activists, and educators. His class on Personal Leadership & Success at Columbia has for many years been the most popular leadership elective, earning him the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award.

Hitendra’s work has been covered by leading media including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and more. Hitendra’s lessons, says the BBC World Service, “are about how to become a master of yourself before trying to be a master of the universe.” Psychology Today states, “The award-winning professor promises not how to make a living, but how to live.”

Hitendra has delivered keynotes to audiences at leading organizations
See Hitendra in Action
Anne Williams-Isom, New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Formerly Chief Executive Officer - Harlem Children's Zone
Kate Rogers, Executive Director at Alamo Trust Inc., Formerly President, Holdsworth Center
Anne Williams-Isom, New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Formerly Chief Executive Officer - Harlem Children's Zone
Kate Rogers, Executive Director at Alamo Trust Inc., Formerly President, Holdsworth Center
Hitendra made a profound impression on me through his personal practice and inspirational communication. He is an extraordinary teacher and speaker. His passion, integrity, and dedication to his principles are palpable in each and every moment. He is a compelling messenger with a vital message.
Deborah Boyar, Founder, Trillium Awakening
Fantastic job at SHRM inclusion. Thanks for your leadership and inspiration!
César A. Lostaunau, Director, Growth Markets/Diversity & Inclusion, CENTURY 21®
This is an incredible message from Hitendra! While it will take focus to apply in practice, Hitendra's ideas are very practical when it comes to the concept of seeking success for ourselves, our direct reports, and the broader organization!
Executive, United Health Group
Hitendra was rocking and his speech was mesmerizing. It was a wonderful journey and each and every moment was memorable and offered a great learning path.
Executive, Country Head, Fuji Electric
The feedback about Hitendra’s presentation was extremely positive. His input was crucial for us to help shape the right mindset of a market leader in our organization.
Liam Condon, Former CEO and Chairman, Bayer CropScience, and Chief Executive, Johnson Matthey
The Five Energies by Professor Wadhwa is a fantastic framework!
Executive, United Health Group

Just like there are laws of nature, there are laws of human nature. It is by discovering and aligning with these laws that we can approach our full potential in life and leadership.
Hitendra Wadhwa

Hitendra's Keynote Topics
Inner Mastery, Outer Impact

This talk shows how we can pursue success from the place where our greatest potential is held, our Inner Core, by activating our Five Core Energies: Purpose, Wisdom, Growth, Love and Self-Realization. Empowered by your Five Core Energies, you will discover how to create outer impact from a place of inner mastery.

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders

Mandela, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt. These people weren’t extraordinary. They were ordinary people who had extraordinary impact. This talk will reveal the secret to their success – their ability to activate 5 Core Energies in themselves and their collaborators, audiences and even adversaries.

How to Lead in the 21st Century

There are immense demands on leaders today. One moment you have to be agreeable, another moment, assertive. One moment, visionary, another moment, pragmatic. One moment, this, and another moment, that. Drawing on his 15-year research on the science of human nature, Dr. Wadhwa offers a new, breakthrough approach to leadership that is simple, inspiring, and personal.

Mastering the Paradoxes of Inclusive Leadership

D&I practices in use today have created significant divisions and detractors. That’s because these practices have many contradictions in them. This talk offers a way to reimagine and reframe Inclusion so it is appealing and accessible to all, and provides five principles you can practice to infuse the right form of Inclusion in your culture.

Becoming a Changemaker

As the old world order gets dismantled, each of us has an opportunity to shape what the new order will be. Learn how to be an agent of positive change and win the support and commitment of key stakeholders, allies and followers.

Creating Inspiration in Turbulent Times

People do their best work when they are inspired. But to inspire others, we have to first inspire our own selves. This talk shows you how to inspire yourself and others even in the midst of change, uncertainty and adversity.

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