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.
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.”
Wadhwa’s Mentora Institute is at the forefront of creating a simple, inspiring, and personalized approach to developing leaders. His clients include Accenture, Chevron, Ericsson, Kraft Heinz, Lululemon, Morgan Stanley, New York Times, SAP, the Tata Group, and United Health Group.
His nonprofit organization, Mentora Foundation, is developing a fellowship of global changemakers who are committed to building
a principled world by strengthening the moral, mental, and social fibers in their families, organizations, communities, and nations, starting with their own selves.
Previously, Wadhwa was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and the CEO/founder of a Silicon Valley start-up, Paramark, which was twice recognized as a Top-100 Internet technology company by Technologic Partners/Venture Wire.
Columbia University Office of Alumni & Development: Columbia At Home Series
December 7, 2022
Columbia University Teacher's College
November 29, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.