speaker. thriver. inspirer.

A believer of the power of mindset and intention, Parul empowers people, teams, and organizations to thrive from change. She is an MIT and Harvard graduate with ~20 years of leadership experience, and an award-winning patient advocate. Recognized for her authentic storytelling, powerful frameworks, and actionable insights, Parul is an acclaimed speaker, facilitator, and coach on topics spanning life leadership and personal growth to patient empowerment and healthcare.

Inspiring global communities

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Ways to Engage


Parul inspires audiences on topics ranging from leadership to mental wellbeing and healthcare


Parul hosts personal leadership development workshops for teams and organizations


Parul's writings span personal insights to interviews with thought leaders and storytellers


Parul channels her corporate experience to advise mission-driven organizations

Speaking Topics


Personal Leadership

Parul empowers people with the leadership skills required to thrive in their life and career. Speaking topics include living with intention, managing stress and burnout, navigating change, and building resilience, a growth mindset, and mental strength. 


It was an excellent session and we have received excellent feedback from the teams. The content and the quality of the delivery was world class. You really captured the zeitgeist for the team and inspired many of them to bounce forward.

Vice President
Oracle Financial Services

Patient Empowerment

As a cancer survivor, caregiver, and former genomics executive, Parul offers a professional and personal voice in healthcare keynotes, panels, and workshops. She is an award-winning leader on patient empowerment, cancer, and genomics. Her "New Job. New Baby. New Cancer." blog has been read across ~85 countries and she has been featured in films, books, and podcasts.

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Parul is much more than an inspirational cancer patient and caregiver. She is a highly educated professional who combines her business expertise with her personal experiences to help inspire others. 

Professor, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine
Director, Stanford Women's Cancer Center