Merge Gupta-Sunderji

Merge Gupta-Sunderji

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Leadership Columnist, Author, Mentor and Expert

Merge Gupta-Sunderji turns managers into leaders. A highly-respected leadership expert and national newspaper columnist, Merge gives people specific and practical tools to achieve leadership and communication success.

Over 70,000 managers in eight countries have attended her fun, content-rich keynotes and facilitated workshops.

A leader at one of Canada’s premier oil and gas companies for over fourteen years and a Board leader at a Credit Union for three, she offers a unique blend of realism and humor that consistently engages and entertains her audiences!

In addition to being a regular columnist for The Globe & Mail, she’s an award winning published author of over 140 articles in numerous magazines, twenty-two audio CDs and two books.

Her latest book is a handy reference guide titled Generations Exposed: Unexpected Insights Into the People You Work With.

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Speaking topics

Why Does the Lobster Cast Off Its Shell?

This intriguing title actually has a very simple answer: to GROW!  A powerful message that spotlights the need to leverage change, take risks and stretch beyond comfort zones in order to  grow, thrive, and position yourself and your organization for long-term and sustainable success

Turning Managers Into Leaders: Making Mentorship Work

Successful leaders know that there is an enormous difference between managing and leading!  Merge crystallizes these differences into what she calls the leadership mentality– six-core values that ignite the spirits and minds of leaders and take them from average to exceptional!  And from manager … to leader

Millennials Exposed! Insights into the Psyche of a New Generation of Workers

Numbering in the tens of millions across North America, the Millennials can take your organization to the next level of success if you can figure out how to harness their potential! This entertaining, thought-provoking and strategy filled keynote shows your leaders how to do just that

High Heels That Click: Why Female Leadership Has Its Advantages

In this entertaining, engaging, and sometimes tongue-in-cheek keynote, Merge outlines five significant traits that separate women from men in the workplace, and shows how the things that set us apart as women actually set us ahead as leaders.  Using colourful anecdotes and compelling metaphors, you’ll see how what makes you distinct also makes you incomparable

How To Prosper in the Age of Robots: Practical strategies for thriving in disruption

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that your industry or profession is not prone to disruption. Remember, that’s exactly what a lot of people said about taxi transportation, movie-watching and out-of-town accommodation. Until Uber, Netflix and AirBnB came along! Upstart Uber became one of the world’s largest taxi companies without owning a single taxi. Netflix revolutionized the video market, essentially putting Blockbuster out of business. And Airbnb has become an accommodation provider to be reckoned with, without acquiring a single piece of real estate. As artificial intelligence increases automation, people in all industries and professions need to be agile and resilient, not only able to roll with the punches, but to also anticipate how things might change. Merge offers an upbeat, humorous and entertaining insight into how disruption overwhelms even the best of leaders, and perhaps more importantly, how to survive, nay thrive in it.

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Speaker testimonials

Merge is a meeting planner’s dream come true! She doesn’t just deliver packaging, the content is always rich. Her platform skills and subject knowledge will ensure that you get rave reviews from your attendees.

Vice President, Promotional Product Professionals of Canada

Merge is funny and entertaining, engages the audience in a supportive manner, and her insights are relevant to today’s business climate. We thoroughly enjoyed having her at our conference and would happily work with her again in the future.

Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs

I must say, few speakers can capture a diverse audience of 350 people like Merge does! I mean the entire room! Our attendees talked about her presentation and the skills they learned throughout the entire four-day conference. Merge was definitely the “buzz” of our event!

Director of Claims Training, Eberl Claims Service

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