Ravishankar Gundlapalli is an Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker passionate about helping people achieve their true potential. Be it employees in a company, first-time entrepreneurs, career professionals or students, Ravi finds happiness in helping them make the right connections, learn new skills to accomplish more and achieve career milestones.
His book, The Art of Mentoring: A Guidebook for Giving and getting the most from Mentorships is a self-help book that provides insights into the different aspects of mentoring.
A Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur who has previously worked in the automotive and aerospace industries, he has experience in managing multi-million dollar projects for clients such as Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Raytheon, Hitachi Global Storage, Cypress. As founder and CEO of MentorCloud, an online social platform for mentoring, he has personally mentored over 150 individuals. MentorCloud was founded to help people find, connect and learn from the right mentors & subject-matter experts from anywhere in the world.
His work has been featured in Huffington Post, HBR Blog, Forbes, Forbes India, The Hindu, Knowledge@Wharton, Store Brands, DZone and more.
As a speaker, he focuses on topics related to learning, career development and achieving success in life. He has also been the speaker at the 8th World Demographic Forum in Switzerland and also a plenary speaker in Washington DC at the invitation of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
He is on a mission to accelerate careers and success for millions of people through mentorship, and his vision is to reach 100 million learners by 2020. He believes that when people are learning and growing in their careers, they are happier which translates to happy families, happy workplaces, and happy communities.