Varun Venugopal Gupta

Director, Sustainable Growth, Mindful Life Mindful Work

Years as an improv theatre actor, behavioural consultant, serial entrepreneur and an engineer have provided a unique ability to think systems and people at the same time. Currently, Director, Sustainable Growth, Mindful Life Mindful Work; works with leaders across the globe to design their professional lives with personal values in mind. Brings complex dynamics to life for leaders globally. Has worked with the likes of HSBC, EY India, Coca-Cola India, Genpact, American Express among others. Swavanam helps creative companies grow sustainably; specialities include setting healthier systems (CRM, monthly auto-credit donations, lead generation) and working on team culture (relationships, team engagement, healthier environment). Training to become an Art Based Therapy (ABT) practitioner. Works with kids in conflict zones and at risk. Helping create healing spaces using theatre, movement, music and visual arts. 2009, co-founded Alchemy Career Solutions, a social enterprise that trained and found employment for youth from low-income households. By 2012, they had helped place more than 800 young graduates in jobs.