Dr. Neeta bhushan
Founder/CEO at Global GRIT Institute . advocate for women, a personal and professional development speaker and entrepreneur.
meet dr. neeta bhushan
Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Global GRIT Institute. An advocate of emotional health, she also founded the Independent Awakening (IA) Foundation, which organizes incentivized prize competitions that connect female founders from emerging markets to solve complex challenges globally through tech and emotional intelligence.
Formerly a cosmetic dentist with her own practice, Neeta left her corporate career to embark on a global advocacy of championing emotional awareness and compassionate leadership, working with top-level CEOs, business executives, health professionals and non-profit organizations.
Her greater mission is to create a more heart-centered society, believing that the capacity for change lies within the mastery of our emotional GRIT, and empathy-based solutions to impact global communites.
NEETA IN HER OWN WORDS
Where we start is rarely where we end up. I should know.
Today, I’m an international speaker, advocate for emotional confidence, author, and socially-conscious entrepreneur who is shifting the global paradigm to inspire a new wave of building leadership that focuses on empathy-based solutions and GRIT. But it wasn’t that long ago that I was a broken version of the best me.
I grew up the daughter of Filipino-Indian immigrant “tiger parents” who had a strict, demanding approach to childrearing. My family was, and still is, my world, but the tough exterior I built during those formative years only grew more solid after I endured a string of losses. By the age of 19 I was an orphan who had not only lost her parents but her eldest brother as well.
Maybe it was a way to hide, maybe it was a way to block it all out, but in the years that followed I dedicated myself to my work. I graduated from dental school, built a million-dollar cosmetic dentistry practice, had a first-class dream wedding, married, and was branded traditionally “successful” and perfect in every way. This, all before the age of 30.
I thought the times living through the ghosts of my parents and asian cultural upbringing: constantly doing more, chasing accomplishments, striving if it was ever enough. In essence, always wondering if I fulfilled their legacy of perfection, honor, and pride.
But, the achievements I saw on paper didn’t translate to feelings of pride or joy. Despite everything, I still wanted to hide, still wanted to block it all out.
Inside, I was crumbling.
It didn’t happen overnight, but in the years that followed I got divorced, sold my dental practice, mentored and invested in budding entrepreneurs, created a foundation to lift the voices of young women, expanded and grew my insatiable appetite for curiosity with high-profile CEOs, began consulting healthcare professionals and executives, and traveled to over 40 countries. It was in my quest for self-mastery and self-discovery that my biggest gift to the world is my own story.
My mission is to build a global community of progressive thinkers, doers, forward driving movers-and-shakers who are committed to integrating empathy-based solutions in their lives – at home, in the office, and beyond. It’s about realizing that once we are able to lean past our stories and govern from authenticity, vulnerability, curiosity, and compassion, we can push humanity forward.
DR. NEETA BHUSHANS BOOK IS COMING SOON THIS JULY!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS BOOK
Emotional GRIT deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a human leader — not just on a career field but also as a peer, team member, and contributor in society, by teaching you to build an internal foundation so solid, you empower the world around you.
Identify internal struggles that have ultimately influenced how you make decisions, project your thoughts, communicate, and consider the world around you.
Minimize stress, anxiety and illnesses to break away from unhealthy habits and outdated beliefs surrounding career and responsibilities.
Regain control and break free from the expectations of others, society and family obligations, to better understand the incredible value of your worth. The time has come to stop measuring yourselves from others' perceptions.
Focus on authenticity and shed the image of perfection in all areas of your life, and have the confidence to embrace and make mistakes.
Engage life more fully and cultivate your emotional confidence in the workplace, with your employer, colleagues and community so that you can live your life stress free and manage your emotions effectively.
Discover the 4 stages of Emotional GRIT:
Grow, to increase your states of awareness and your ability to self-refect;
Reveal, to make peace with your past mistakes and cultivate self-belief;
Innovate, to make the commitment to embrace change and accept opportunities;
Transform, to take the right steps and actions to design your new life and leadership;