Keynote Speaker & Panelist

I am passionate about helping people reach their full potential. As a keynote speaker, I inspire my audience to recognize their inner genius and give them practical tips on how to unleash that genius to bring more meaning and success to their lives.

I am frequently invited to speak on the Art of Mentoring, on Leaving a Legacy and on Entrepreneurship. I have had the privilege to share my insights and stories from my life’s journey from a small town in India to Silicon Valley in the USA, with groups of High School Students, College Students, Working Professionals, Early-Stage Entrepreneurs, CEOs as well as Baby Boomer Executives.

Organizations that invited me to speak include ScotiaBank (Victoria, Canada), FutureNow Conference (New York, USA), Leaderonomics (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), World Woman Summit (Arkansas, USA), Horasis Asia (Kolkata, India), Horasis India (Interlaken, Switzerland), Delivering Change Foundation (Mumbai, India), YPO Innovation (Gautemala, Online), World Demographic Forum (St. Gallen, Switzerland), US State Department for Global Diaspora Forum (Washington DC, USA), Government of Mexico for National Entrepreneur Week (Mexico City, Mexico), Indian School of Business (Hyderabad, India), Toastmasters International (San Jose, USA).

Interview on ‘Take the Lead’ National Radio Show Oct 2019
Dr. Diane Hamilton’s leadership radio show includes interviews with some of the most successful entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, authors, speakers – that include Steve Forbes, Craig Newmark, Mike Federle, Naveen Jain, Chip Conley.


The Art of Mentoring Keynote at FutureNow Media Conference, May 2019, New York
FUTURE NOW Foundation believes in the power of mentorship and the vital role it can play in one’s personal and professional growth and development. They invited Dr. Ravi Gundlapalli to deliver the keynote during the launch of the FUTURE NOW Mentoring Program at their annual conference in New York.



Leadership Nuggets at Leaderonomics, Kuala Lumpur, April 2019
Ravi was invited by Leaderonomics to deliver a keynote at an HR Event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While he was there, Ravi was interviewed to share his Leadership Nuggets.



The Art of Mentoring Keynote, Leaderonomics HR conference in Kuala Lumpur April 2019
Keynote at the Annual HR Learning Conference organized by Leaderonomics at the Common Ground Q Central in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.




How to find the best mentors and advisors
Ravi sharing his insights on how to find good mentors, at Founders Floor co-working space in San Jose, organized by Lifograph.




Keynote at Ben Brooks Mentor of the Year Award at Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Dr. Ravishankar Gundlapalli, Founder & CEO of MentorCloud and Author of ‘The Art of Mentoring’ speaking at Ben Brooks Mentor of the Year Award at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.


Keynote at Delivering Change Forum, Jan 24-25 2017, Mumbai, India

Delivering Change Forum, an international conference in India invites the world’s biggest change-makers that have bought a revolution in the field of business, governance, art and technology. It had over 900 invited attendees from all over the world and 25 notable speakers. Ravi released his book “The Art of Mentoring: A Guidebook for Giving and Getting the Most from Mentorships” at this elite international conference.


Keynote on “Accelerating Innovation and Creating Value at Bottom of Pyramid” at National Entrepreneurship Week, Mexico City, Mexico, Oct 7-9 2015

This is the largest annual conference on entrepreneurship in Mexico City, and Ravi was invited by the iLab Incubator and Government of Mexico. Over 200,000 visitors are estimated to walk through this expo. Ravi addressed the Directors of Innovation from governments of Mexico and 16 other Central American Countries.

Plenary talk at Secretary Clinton’s 2nd Global Diaspora Forum in Washington DC, July 25-26, 2012

Ravi was invited by former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to speak about the power of diaspora mentoring, connecting over 60 million immigrants from all over the world (Ravi calls them as Alumni of their respective countries), with aspiring students, professionals and entrepreneurs in their home countries. Ravi was also featured in a Forbes India interview at this conference.

Keynote at Igniting the Genius Within, ISB Hyderabad India, Oct 23-24 2008

This was the first international conference on ‘Igniting the Genius Within’ under the leadership of Dr. Prasad Kaipa, a world-class Executive Coach and Author of “From Smart to Wise.” Ravi delivered the opening remarks and was followed by Prof. Sudershan Acharya, Founder of LeadIndia 2020, 2nd national movement.

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