speaker. thriver. inspirer.

Recognized for her unique ability to create silver linings out of life's inevitable struggles, Parul is an award-winning inspirational speaker and patient leader. Parul empowers global audiences to build their resilience and self-advocacy, inspiring them to strengthen their mental wellbeing, manage their health, and turn their differences and hardships into advantages.

Inspiring global communities

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Ways to Engage


Parul inspires global audiences on topics ranging from mental wellbeing to healthcare


Parul hosts custom virtual workshops for teams managing stress and burnout risk


Parul's writings span personal insights to interviews with experts and other warriors


Parul channels her corporate experience to advise mission-driven businesses

Speaking Topics


Mental Wellbeing

Parul empowers people to build inner resilience and self-advocacy through inspiring, educational, and actionable presentations for organizations, and interactive workshops for leaders and their teams.


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 provides a unique voice in healthcare keynotes, panels, and workshops. She is a recognized leader on patient empowerment, cancer, and genomics. Her "New Job. New Baby. New Cancer." blog has been read across ~85 countries.

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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

Diversity & Inclusion

Whether on Wall Street trading floors, in boardrooms, or in the chemo infusion room, Parul has often not "looked the part." Combining those personal experiences with academic research and actionable insights, Parul inspires people to turn their differences into strengths to live an authentic life.


Parul has been an inspiration to me throughout my life. Her positivity and courage has made her able to face any challenge in her life and move forward - a message that would surely inspire the world.

Executive Chairman & Founder, ClassPass
Artistic Director, The Sa Dance Company


More about Parul

Parul's world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with cancer days after her daughter was discharged from the NICU. She's since realized that the mental strength that helped her navigate that uncertain time, was what helped her overcome other hardships as a mother, business leader, patient, and caregiver. The learnable skills of resilience and self-advocacy helped her better endure challenges and stress, and even thrive from them. They enabled her to not just find silver linings in her dark clouds, but also actually create them.

This revelation inspired her to channel her 15+ year corporate career as an MIT and Harvard educated professional into empowering people to better manage stress and burnout, navigate uncertainty, and overcome challenges by building their resilience and helping them create their own fulfilling life.  



Is your company, conference, or organization seeking a motivational speaker, keynote speaker, health speaker, patient leader, or workshop facilitator on inspirational topics? Contact us to discuss - we can design a speaking engagement that fits your needs.

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

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