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Hitendra Wadhwa

Founder & President

Senior Faculty: Science of Self, Science of People,
Science of Strategy

Hitendra researches, codifies and teaches the “Inner Mastery, Outer Impact” principles that underlie our work on Personal Leadership. Hitendra is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School, where his class on Personal Leadership & Success has for many years been the most popular leadership elective, earning him the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award. He has also received the Marketing Association’s award for the Most Dynamic and Engaging Professor, and the Lear Award for Service to Students. Hitendra is passionate about investigating the inner laws of outer success, and about using digital innovation to build scalable and sustainable models for leadership development. His work on Personal Leadership has won wide acclaim in leading media including Fortune, Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, BBC and NPR.

In the past, Hitendra has studied mathematics and its applications in management (Gold medalist in University of Delhi's Bachelor's program with Honors in Mathematics, MBA and PhD in Management Science, MIT Sloan School), developed growth strategies for Fortune 500 companies (Consultant at McKinsey), and helped build Web 1.0 in Silicon Valley (Founder and CEO of Paramark, a digital marketing optimization company).

Hitendra has a deep and abiding interest in the world's mystical traditions, especially in the ancient truth-seekers of the Himalayas. In his free time, he enjoys engaging in a range of activities that stimulate the mind, stir the heart and nurture the spirit.

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