Amita regularly advises companies and organizations and speaks to audiences of innovators, entrepreneurs, students, and leaders in industry, academia and government. Her talks focus on harnessing the power of the mind and mindset in driving success in innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, change management, and organizational and individual transformation. She weaves engaging stories of real world impact with a simple framework and practical tools audiences can instantly apply to transform how they think about—and create—enduring change in their work, lives, and the world.

For speaking inquiries, email edge@vitamita.com

Thank you for bringing in Amita -- this has been my favorite topic/week across all the courses I have taken at Johns Hopkins! She is truly an inspiration.

Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins course on "Leading Change"

When Ms. Shukla appeared as a guest teacher, it was magic. Often blasé students engaged 100%, more than every class combined for the entire year! Not only did they engage with Ms. Shukla as she taught her theory of the mind, they understood. Tears flowed. I wish all students could access Ms. Shukla's theories of the mind. This knowledge gave my students new tools to challenge the world, new ways of thinking about their everyday problems. Ms. Shukla is truly a genius, and her theories deserve your attention.

High School Teacher, Duke Ellington School of the Arts

I used what I learned from your book again in a meeting I ran this past Wednesday. I challenged 35 professionals in different businesses to think and develop a different strategy for building strategic power partnerships using 2D and 3D thinking. The results of the meeting were excellent and everyone really benefited from being challenged to stretch their thinking.

CEO, Insurance Industry & Senior Financial Consultant

Thank you for spending time with all of us last week. It was very informative and thought provoking.... Our team has been talking about the different mind states ever since.

Leader, Health for America

It was a pleasure to sit on that panel with you today. I admired the way you used your calming voice, carefully chosen words, and considerable passion to shift the group. That is a gift! ... If people who are on the right side of meaningful causes, or politicians with people truly in mind, could learn it, we would be in better shape in many ways. I went to your website to learn more about you. I wanted to look up the 10 patents, but I landed on the Manifesto. I couldn’t stop reading. Thanks for putting it out there for all to see. Everyone of those women will build better businesses because of your suggestions... thank you for your wisdom!

Jan Fox, Emmy Award-winning Broadcaster & Speaking Coach

Despite attending this lecture series for the last year, today was the first time that I actually felt that I could relate to our guest. So much of what you said resonated with me. From being pre-med yet wanting to experience everything college has to offer, to your willingness to get out of your comfort zone in an effort to explore your true passions, I saw a lot of who I am and who I want to be in you.

Medical Student, George Washington School of Medicine

It was great to hear your talk at MI2 last Tuesday. I read a couple of chapters that introduce the 1D-2D-3D mindset with my 12 year old son over the last couple of days. We found it insightful. He was especially impressed by your narration of early childhood days in Finland and how you connect that to later developments in your work life.... I usually bring a gift to my beloved mentors, coaches, motivators each year. This year I thought I might give them your book.

Director, Innovation Center, Georgetown

I had the chance to read your book, once quickly and the second time more slowly. Wow. You have clearly put an impressive amount of thought into the human mind and have done an impressive job concisely compressing your breadth of knowledge into a short book.... thank you for the book and lecture.... You entered my life at a really interesting transition point and your writing has provided me with some much needed clarity and inspired me to come to terms with some important decisions I have been delaying.

Medical Student, George Washington School of Medicine

I was great meeting you at the Stanford GSB event last week. I found your perspective to be refreshing and encouraging – I am still buzzing about your book!

Senior Leader, Department of Health and Human Services

Speaking Engagements & Events

October 3, 2017: Halcyon Incubator: Speaker: “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset” (Washington, DC)

Sept 8, 2017: Univ. of Maryland School of Pharmacy: White Coat Ceremony Keynote Speaker (Baltimore, MD)

Aug. 2017: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids: Half-Day Leadership Workshop (Baltimore, MD)

June 20, 2017: Halcyon Incubator: Speaker: “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset” (Washington, DC)

June 14/15, 2017: Univ. of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Faculty Retreat Speaker/Facilitator

StanfordGSBJune 11, 2017: Stanford GSB Women’s Circles – DC All Circles Meeting: Workshop Exercise Leader: “Creating a Compass”

June 6, 2017: World Trade Center Institute: Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference: Opening Keynote Speaker

May 25, 2017: Bethesda Green Incubator: Lunch Speaker Series: Register Here (Bethesda, MD)

May 11, 2017: Univ. of Maryland School of Pharmacy: Board of Visitors Meeting Speaker (Baltimore, MD)

May 10, 2017: Univ. of Maryland School of Pharmacy: 175th Anniversary Gala Speaker (Baltimore, MD)


April 28, 2017
: National Cancer Institute Tech Transfer Center: Speaker (Bethesda, MD)

JHUApril 12-18, 2017: Graduate course on “Leading Change”: Guest Teacher (Enduring Edge is a required textbook for the class)

JHUMarch 15-21, 2017: Graduate course on “Leading Change”: Guest Teacher (Enduring Edge is a required textbook for the class)

March 9, 2017: MedStar Medical Center Family Medicine Faculty Retreat: Speaker (Baltimore, MD)

February 13, 2017: MBA Student LEAD (Leadership Engagement Action Development) Program: Workshop Speaker (Baltimore, MD)

JHCareyJanuary 7, 2017: New MBA Student Orientation: Speaker: “Solving Business Problems with the 3D Mind” (Baltimore, MD)

December 14, 2016: Halcyon Incubator Mini-Shark Tank: Panelist (Washington, DC)

2016_entrepreneurexpoNov. 14, 2016: TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo: Speaker: “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset” (Baltimore, MD)

kobe-logoOct. 20, 2016: Korean Business Enterprise: Keynote Address: “Mastering the 3D Mind: The Enduring Edge to Success”
(Tysons, VA)

JHMedFall ’15/Spring ’16: Tech Innovation Center HEXCITE: Engaging world-class scientists & clinicians in an inter-disciplinary community to re-imagine healthcare: Faculty & Mentor

IndiasporaMay 20-22, 2016: Indiaspora Forum: Panel Speaker
(Philadelphia, PA)

May 19, 2016: Private Event: Guest Speaker: Book Club on Enduring Edge

May 18, 2016: Fish & Richardson: Speaker: “Mastering the Startup Mindset”

May 12, 2016: AAPI Leaders Forum, White House: Invited Leader

May 7, 2016: Private Event: Guest Speaker: Book Club on Enduring Edge

JHUApril 27-May 3, 2016: JHU graduate course on “Leading Change”: Guest Teacher: “Authentic Leadership”

WhartonApril 26, 2016: Wharton DC Innovation Summit: Speaker

NIHApril 25, 2016: National Institutes of Health Class: Guest Speaker

JHUApril 6-12, 2016: JHU graduate course on “Leading Change”: Guest Teacher (Enduring Edge was required textbook)

TheImpactCenterApril 8, 2016: The Impact Center: Women’s Executive Leadership Program Retreat: Panel Speaker

JHCareyApril 4 & 5, 2016: MotivateU: Professional Development Week: Keynote Speaker: “Mastering Your Mind for Success”

ACMQ2016

April 2, 2016: American College of Medical Quality Annual Meeting: Plenary Speaker: “Keynotes in Quality”

light-city-baltimore-2016April 2, 2016: Light City: Creative Innovation Conference: Panel Speaker

VirginiaTechMarch 31, 2016: Virginia Tech Beyond Boundaries Forum: Adaptive Brain and Developmental Health: Invited Panelist

light-city-baltimore-2016March 30, 2016: Light City: Health Innovation Conference: Keynote Speaker: “Transformative Innovation for Health”

March 29, 2016: Medstar Institute for Innovation: Integrative Medicine Symposium: Invited Participant

March 17, 2016: Women in Bio: “Women Investing in Women”: Panel Speaker

JHCareyMarch 5, 2016: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School: Business of Healthcare Conference: Speaker

StartupLeadershipFebruary 1, 2016: Startup Leadership DC: Speaker

AccelerateDC Jan. 19, 2016: Accelerate DC Speaker Series: Speaker

HFAJan. 12, 2016: Health For America Fellows: Guest Speaker

htc January 4, 2016: Howard County Tech Council: Emerging Companies Roundtable: Speaker

logo-friendsDec. 5, 2015: 1D 2D 3D Mind framework presented to 10-13 year olds in a workshop on building confidence

SBADec. 1, 2015: U.S. Small Business Administration InnovateHER Innovating for Women Challenge: Panelist

mi2December 1, 2015: Medstar Institute for Innovation: MI2 All Minds Meeting: Guest Speaker

MorganStateNovember 19, 2015: Morgan State: Keynote Speaker: “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset”

TEDCO EExpoNovember 17, 2015: TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo: Panelist & Speaker: “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset”

GWNovember 21, 2015: Pitch George Elevator Competition: Judge

gsbNovember 15, 2015: Startup Weekend DC Global Startup Battle: Judge

HIMSSConnectedHealthNovember 9, 2015: mHealth Summit Speaker: “Innovation from Within: Cultural & Commercial Considerations”

HIMSSStartupBootcampNovember 9, 2015: Startup Boot Camp Opening Keynote & Closing Speaker: “Cultivating the Innovator’s Mindset”

HFANovember 6, 2015: Health For America Fellows: Guest Speaker

SBANov. 3, 2015: U.S. Small Business Administration InnovateHER Innovating for Women Challenge: Panelist

JHCareyOctober 28, 2015: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Speaker: “How to Follow Your Passion to Find Your Calling”

BBWROctober 21, 2015: ATHENAPowerlink Baltimore Business Women’s Roundtable: Panel Speaker

GWMedOct. 2, 2015: George Washington School of Medicine, Clinical Practice Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lecture: Speaker

StanfordMedXSeptember 2015: Stanford Medicine X Conference: Invited Speaker: “Training the Mind for Healthcare Innovation and Transformation”

HeartHealth+WellbeingSept. 20, 2015: Maryland Heart Associates Heart Health & Well-Being Seminar Speaker: “Mastering Your Mind for Well-Being”

TEDCOSept. 18, 2015: TEDCO Executive Women’s Roundtable: Guest Speaker: “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset”

thnk-school-creative-leadershipSept. 14, 2015: THNK School of Creative Leadership Forum featuring “experts who are at the top of their game and pioneering or disrupting their fields”: Speaker

BetamoreJune 29, 2015: Betamore: Speaker: “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mind

BethesdaGreenJune 25, 2015: Bethesda Green: Speaker: “Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mind”

DukeEllingtonMay 22, 2015: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Guest Speaker

SpringboardMay 13, 2015: Springboard Health Innovation Hub Bootcamp: Speaker

WhiteHouseAAPIMay 11, 2015: White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Leaders Forum: Invited Leader

IndiasporaMay 8-10, 2015: Indiaspora Forum: Speaker: “The Holy Grail: The Intersection of Medicine and Technology”

WhartonApril 28, 2015: Wharton DC Innovation Summit: Speaker: “Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs”

DayoftheBookApril 26, 2015: International Day of the Book

SpringboardApril 21, 2015: Springboard Health Innovation Hub: Speaker

StanfordGSBApril 11, 2015: Stanford GSB Washington DC / Baltimore: Speaker: “Social Entrepreneurship & Design Thinking”

SBAMarch 25, 2015: U.S. Small Business Administration InnovateHER Challenge: Panelist

JHUSpring 2015: Johns Hopkins graduate course on “Leading Change”: Guest Teacher: “Authentic Leadership”

JHUSpring 2015: Johns Hopkins graduate course on “Leading Change”: Guest Teacher (Enduring Edge was required textbook)

PipelineFellowshipMarch 21, 2015: Pipeline Fellows DC Bootcamp: Guest Speaker

JHMedMarch 10, 2015: Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Partnership Bootcamp: Panelist

TEDCOFebruary 2015: TEDCO Executive Women’s Roundtable: Guest Speaker

NDUEisenhower
January 2015
: National Defense University: Guest Speaker

TherWritersCenterDecember 2014: Bethesda Writer’s Center Holiday Book Fair

TEDCO EE 2014November 2014: 2014 Entrepreneur Expo: Enduring Edge book signing

JHUSpring 2014: Johns Hopkins graduate course on “Leading Change”: Guest Teacher

NIHMarch 2014: National Institutes of Health Class: Guest Speaker

NDUEisenhower
February 2014
: National Defense University: Guest Speaker

ChildrensNationalFeb. 7, 2014: Children’s Natl Medical Center: Guest Speaker

VentureForumDec. 2013: HIMSS mHealth Summit: Venture+ Forum: Keynote Speaker

NDUEisenhower
May 2013: National Defense University: Guest Speaker

NIHMarch 2013: National Institutes of Health Class: Guest Speaker

SpringboardJune 2013: Life Sciences Bootcamp: Speaker

XXinHealthJune 2013: XX in Health by RockHealth: Keynote Speaker

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