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Merge Gupta-Sunderji

Turning Managers into Leaders

Merge Gupta-Sunderji has been turning managers into leaders for over 20 years. Tens of thousands of audience members from around the world have participated and enjoyed the experience of learning through Merge’s presentations. As a professional speaker, author, consultant, and radio commentator, she delivers real-world, practical tools and solutions to ensure her clients have what they need to LEAD in today’s competitive world. She’ll empower, engage and inspire your audience to lead with confidence, competence and courage.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Presentations

Why Does the Lobster Cast Off Its Shell?
This intriguing title actually has a very simple answer: to GROW! A powerful message that spotlights the need to leverage change, take risks and stretch beyond comfort zones in order to grow, thrive, and position yourself and your organization for long-term and sustainable success.

Turning Managers Into Leaders
Successful leaders know that there is an enormous difference between managing and leading! Merge crystallizes these differences into what she calls the leadership mentality – six core values that ignite the spirits and minds of leaders and take them from average to exceptional! And from manager … to leader.

Millennials Exposed! Insights into the Psyche of a New Generation of Workers
Numbering in the tens of millions across North America, the Millennials can take your organization to the next level of success IF you can figure out how to harness their potential! This entertaining, thought-provoking and strategy-filled keynote shows your leaders how to do just that!

High Heels That Click: Why Female Leadership Has Its Advantages
In this entertaining, engaging, and sometimes tongue-in-cheek keynote, Merge outlines five significant traits that separate women from men in the workplace, and shows how the things that set us apart as women actually set us ahead as leaders. Using colourful anecdotes and compelling metaphors, you’ll see how what makes you distinct also makes you incomparable!

  • Merge motivates and engages her audience with her energy and enthusiasm. Her presentations are always informative, fun, clear and to the point. Attendees very much enjoy her seminars and leave with practical take-aways that they can put into action immediately.

    - Manager, Professional Development, Certified General Accountants Association of BC
  • The feedback from Merge's sessions is always outstanding. She is a dynamic speaker who is in tune with her audience. She uses humor appropriately, and it very successful at creating situations for participants to be interactive during the full day sessions. We always have a Waiting List for her class.


    - Fisher-Price Inc.
  • Merge is a meeting planner’s dream come true! I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a keynote speaker or workshop facilitator for your next conference, convention, or tradeshow. She doesn’t just deliver packaging, the content is always rich. Her platform skills and subject knowledge will ensure that you get rave reviews from your attendees.

    - Promotional Products Association of Canada
  • Our managers and future leaders loved Merge’s practical common sense approach to motivating yourself and others. We would recommend her to anyone who is looking to create healthy, thriving, positive, respectful workplaces.

    - Regional Federal Council Coordinator, Government of Canada
  • Merge was amazing and completely hit the mark! She delivers practical common sense packaged so that key messages will be remembered for years to come. Her metaphors were witty, insightful and inspiring.

    - Executive Advisor, Alberta Energy Corporation

Summary Profile

Merge gives people specific and practical tools to help them achieve leadership and communication success. Tens of thousands of managers in eight countries have participated in her engaging keynotes and facilitated workshops and obtained and practiced the tools to achieve leadership success.

A leader at one of Canada’s premier oil and gas companies and a Board leader at a Credit Union for a combined total of over seventeen years, Merge offers a unique blend of realism and humor that consistently engages and entertains her audiences! Previously, she was the well-known voice behind the national CBC radio column The Softer Side of Business.

She’s an award-winning author, writing for many well-known publications, including a regular column for Canada’s The Globe & Mail and the very popular Merge’s Monthly Mega Minute. Merge is the author of over 90 articles and a complete series of educational audio CDs, and her latest book is a handy reference guide titled Generations Exposed: Unexpected Insights Into the People You Work With. From the moment she steps on stage your audience will see, hear and know the difference.

More than a motivator – Merge takes real-world research and makes it relevant to your organization, combines it with time-tested strategies and delivers the tools, solutions and mindsets your managers need for long-term leadership success. Her contagious enthusiasm turns even the most passive listeners into participants!

If your people are tired of “fluff”, then Merge represents the solid alternative: enduring and compelling content, delivered in an engaging style, tempered with humor and realism.