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speaker. thriver. inspirer.

With the heart of a survivor and mind of a thriver, Parul empowers people to live and lead at the intersection of intention and action. She is an MIT and Harvard graduate with ~20 years of experience as a business leader, award-winning patient advocate, and executive coach. Reputed for her authentic storytelling, evidence-based frameworks, and actionable insights, leading organizations partner with Parul to engage and inspire their members.

Inspiring global communities

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

Speaking Topics

Life Leadership

Parul empowers people to live and lead with ownership, intention, and action. Speaking topics include getting unstuck and moving forward with intention, navigating uncertainty and embracing change, managing stress and burnout, creating meaning and purpose, and building 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

Healthcare Advocacy

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

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