Dr. Sunil Unny Guptan is a professor and independent educator based out of Hyderabad, India.
He is a mentor and executive coach to several CEOs and top executives. He is also a popular trainer, speaker and consultant in India and other parts of the world. He continues to teach at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad as Visiting Professor, and is Adjunct Professor of OB&HRM at IIM Udaipur. He is a Faculty Resource of the Duke Corporate Education’s Global Learning Resource Network. He is also the author of three books, and several scholarly and journalistic articles. He specializes in executive coaching and mentoring, communication, human relations, learning and employee development, and other area of HRD.
Dr. Guptan has spent the past two and a half decades working as a popular trainer, executive coach and consultant to several top organisations in India and other parts of the world in the area of human relations and communication. His passion is in working with people and helping them help themselves. Dr. Guptan’s work focuses on individualized learning and development for top and senior executives through executive coaching and mentoring.
He works now with ‘Touching Lives’. In founding ‘Touching Lives’ in mid 2006, Dr. Guptan looks to making a significant difference in the lives of people. Dr. Guptan began his career working as a journalist with the Indian Express, before he moved to Osmania University (Hyderabad, India) as a member of the Faculty, to teach Communication and Journalism. In 1987, on leaving Osmania University, he joined the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI). He was a Professor in the Human Resources Area at ASCI till mid-1997. From then to 2006, he was the Director of FORDE Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
As former Adjunct Professor and now a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, and Adjunct Professor of OB&HRM at IIM, Udaipur, Dr. Guptan continues to teach courses in ‘Difficult Communication’, ‘Communication Skills for Leadership and Team Effectiveness’, ‘Coaching and Counselling for Team and Leadership Effectiveness’ and ‘Managerial Communication’. He is an active Faculty Resource with the Global Learning Resource Network of Duke University’s Corporate Education initiative. He also teaches as Guest Faculty at several other institutions of higher learning.
Dr. Guptan has been designing and directing various training workshops, programmes and consulting projects for the corporate, government and non- government sector over the past two and a half decades, principally in the area of Human Relations, Communication, and Managing Human Resources. As a popular trainer, his experience covers training Chief Ministers, Cabinet ministers and top executives and officials in industry and the Government, officers in Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, and Indian Police Service, trade union leaders and school teachers. Dr. Guptan has a Ph.D., in Business Management, a Masters degree in Communication and Journalism, and an Honours degree in Chemistry at graduation from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He has also trained at the School of Public Policy in the University of Birmingham, U.K., on a British Council Fellowship.
Dr. Guptan’s book on ‘Mentoring’ was released as a part of the All-time Classics series in 2013 (first edition 2006) and on ‘Executive Coaching’ was released in November 2011, both published by Sage Publications. He has co-authored another original book on ‘Indian Management’, released in 1991. He is now working on others on ‘Leadership’, ‘Managing Human Relations in Organisations’ and ‘Communication Skills’. He has also contributed several scholarly articles in journals and monographs, and chapters in books. He has written over 80 journalistic and popular articles in various magazines and newspapers on subjects ranging from television and social processes to medical sciences and wildlife. He has also written and produced several radio and educational television programmes.
Dr. Guptan's professional interests are in the area of Mentoring and Executive coaching, Human relations and organisational behaviour, Communication skills and techniques, Leadership, Team work and dynamics, Social skills, Organisational learning and HRD, and HRD systems. His other interests include human social behaviour, traveling, creative writing, wildlife, audio visual media, and photography. Widely traveled within and outside India, Dr. Guptan enjoys people and studying cultures, behaviours and societies. Dr. Guptan invests his personal time in counseling and helping people cope with and repair strained relationships and troubled lives.
Dr. Guptan can be contacted on ‘Phone : (mobile) +91 – 99 89 79 83 88 / 93 91 01 44 99 ;
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