Jyoti Guptara

Jyoti Guptara is one of the few commercially successful novelists who advises leaders on their story strategy, and teaches business storytelling.

It all started when Jyoti dropped out of school at the age of 15 to pursue writing full-time.  Teachers couldn’t imagine they’d be inviting him back six years later as a bestselling author with three internationally published novels to his name (the Insanity Saga).  A key concept in Jyoti’s speculative fiction, Insanity is applicable to real-life education and economics, and led to invitations to speak at places like the United Nations GAID and Kofi Annan’s Global Humanitarian Forum.

In 2015, Jyoti served as a Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, a UN partner organisation.  He realised there that while business leaders understood the importance of Storytelling, their MBAs had not taught them how to tell stories people want to hear, and they were missing the benefits of humanity’s most powerful communications tool.

Jyoti immediately started contributing sessions on ‘Story as Influence’ to the centre’s executive development courses.  He has been helping organisations and individual leaders with their storytelling ever since.  Jyoti has written for top industry publications such as Best Practice, E& and The Wall Street Journal. He has lectured on four continents. www.guptara.com

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