Manish Gupta


Work Specialization

Manish is adept at facilitating in the areas of Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Decision Making, Leading and Navigating Change, Executive Presence, High Impact Influencing, Negotiations, and Presentations, Leveraging Conflict, Coaching & Mentoring, Building Inspired and Motivated Teams, Consultative Selling and CXO Conversations, Critical and Analytical Thinking, Creativity and Innovation, Design Thinking, Handling Stress & Uncertainty, and Building Resilience.

As a Facilitator

Manish is able to leverage his 19 years of corporate experience in the automobile industry and financial services across areas like Business Strategy, Operations, Relationship Management, Business and Product Development, and Client Sales Management. Having led large teams and businesses and worked with over 900 clients domestic and multinational clients, he is able to share numerous inter-disciplinary examples of live business and people situations in any given client context.

This allows him to connect with the audience extremely well, enliven the sessions, customize and contextualize the content, and improve understanding and retention of the concepts. His deep interest in neuroscience and human evolution helps him in getting down to the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ and create compelling constructs to shift mindsets and embrace change.

As an Executive Coach

Manish is able to leverage his experience of leading large teams and businesses, handling complex people and business situations, his deep interest in human psychology and organizational behavior, and his questioning and listening skills in executive coaching. His coaching clients include many at the CXO level.


Manish is certified in Strengthscope®, Executive Coaching (People Unlimited) and in Facilitation Skills (Rubicon Learning Systems).

Work Experience

Over 27 years of experience including 19 years in the corporate sector. His last corporate assignment was as Managing Director and Sales Head for Treasury and Trade Solutions at a major multinational bank in India. He has facilitated workshops at mid to senior levels for over 75 corporate names across a diverse set of industries.

Sectors Served

Automotive, BFSI, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Durables, Consulting, FMCG, IT & ITES, Logistics, Manufacturing, Telecom, etc.

Customers Served:

Automotive, BFSI, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Durables, Consulting, FMCG, IT & ITES, Logistics, Manufacturing, Telecom, etc.

Academic Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from XLRI, Jamshedpur (1996)
  • E. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (1992)


Manish is warm, helpful, and curious, and loves to have long conversations over coffee. I believe in learning by inviting discomfort and target to learn something new every year. This quest has taken me to learn paragliding and skiing; experience bungy jumping, scuba diving, and hang gliding; study and share insights on happiness and human behaviour in marital relationships; write books on making language learning fun (English Bites! My ‘Fullproof’ English Learning Formula, Penguin Books, 2012 and Let’s Talk in English, Penguin Books, 2015); co-found community clubs (“Coffee & Conversations” and “Jashn Musical Group”) for knowledge sharing and entertainment; and drive cars and campervans on roads less travelled.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Citigroup Global Trade Star Award
  • Citigroup’s Best Treasury and Trade Solutions Team in Asia Pacific
  • Citi India Ideas Challenge 2012 Award
  • Citigroup’s Today’s Stars and Tomorrow’s Leaders Award

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