Shivani Gupta is a business dynamo with heart, vision, values and passion. An engaging keynote speaker and workshop facilitator with a highly infectious personality, Shivani specialises in coaching people to find their true passion and to be better leaders. She works with individuals, leaders and teams to radically transform their thinking and beliefs and help them discover what makes them tick.

Shivani has spoken to over 100,000 people across the globe and is committed to inspiring teams and workplaces to apply tough love. She shares her business and coaching expertise from the many businesses she has worked with to show how to improve business and professional performance.

Shivani Gupta is one of the few female business and leadership speakers in Australia and one of only 500 to be recognised as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) across the globe.

Shivani was born in India and grew up in Australia. A qualified engineer, she completed an MBA in her mid-twenties before working as a senior manager for BHP Billiton. After a life-changing trip to Nepal in 2001, she found her true passion and established her own business which now encompasses four businesses and over 50 staff.

She has worked with a range of companies from sole traders to Australia’s top ASX200 companies such as Commonwealth Bank, Rio Tinto, Origin Energy and QBE Insurance. She is a Telstra Business Woman of the Year Winner, Enterprising Women’s Awards Winner and Golden Key Honorary Member.

Shivani is the author of seven books, including Passion@Work which helps companies and business owners to inspire their workplace. Her work has been published in five countries and two different languages.

She has also dispensed her no-nonsense business advice as a Fairfax newspaper columnist and is a former SBS TV business blogger. In 2008 she presented Risking It All a series about small business on SBS. A big advocate of work-life balance, Shivani has also produced a CD – Meditation for Busy People.

Audiences describe Shivani Gupta as passionate, practical and entertaining. She gives people practical tips on getting clear about their vision, values and philosophy so they can take responsibility for being a leader. She will inspire, challenge and transform you!

Speaking topics

Tough love

As organisations strive for improved productivity and results, successful leaders know they must give their team members ‘tough love’. Shivani delves far beyond ‘employee engagement’ to give leaders and managers practical tips on how to get the best out of their teams by loving them but having the tough conversations when necessary, in a safe and controlled manner.

Creating passionate people

Creating passionate teams starts with a leader who possesses a great level of self-awareness and understands their own highest values. A passionate and inspired workforce increases productivity, happiness and staff retention, and Shivani will show you exactly how to achieve this.


With women now having more opportunities for leadership roles and management positions than ever before, Shivani demonstrates what women need to do to love, nurture and cherish themselves without feeling guilty about putting themselve before others.


Fantastic speaker, since the session we have used many of the things Shivani said - quite motivational, would like to hear Shivani again.
- Ernst and Young

I thank you for the influence on leaders' lives that you are making as part of your mission to touch a billion people to become passionate. What an amazing woman you are! I calculate you may have touched through the flow-on-effects, at least 2,000 people through me.
- Poverty Monitoring Unit, Fiji

Shivani brilliantly and accurately knew exactly how to communicate effectively and to empower our volunteers to know that they can grow in self-esteem and connect to their passion.
- CEO, Heal for Life

Shivani's keynote presentation (Find Passion at Work) at our recent event was received well and impassioned all that attended our function. The presentation aligned well with the heartbeat of our organisation and so assisted us on the morning in raising PASSIONATE awareness for our cause.
- RUSH Mentoring

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