Dr. Prasad Kaipa

Co-founder, Institute of Indic Wisdom, Board Member, Retired CEO Coach and Advisor

Meet the Speaker

Prasad Kaipa, Ph.D. has been a professor in Saybrook University and Indian School of Business and has been a visiting faculty in USC, Insead, LBS and IIM B in the areas of Org behavior and strategy. He also was founding executive director of the Center for Leadership Innovation and Change at ISB. Prasad was a CEO coach and advisor for many Fortune 200 companies like Disney, Boeing, Ford, Microsoft and Adobe in the US as well as State Bank of India, Tata Steel, Nokia etc. in India. He was cofounder of TiE Institute in Silicon Valley and worked with several hundred entrepreneurs in the area of soft skill development. He is co-author of From Smart to Wise (2013) with Navi Radjou and You Can (2016) with Meera Shenoy and author of Discontinuous Learning (2002). He was on the board of Society for Org. Learning, International Leadership Association, Intellect Design Arena (US), North South Foundation, Samskrita Bharati USA, Yoga Bharati. He was also one of the judges for the Templeton Prize from 2020-2023 and is currently co-founder of Institute of Indic Wisdom that focuses on bringing Indian wisdom to management in the west.


Many neurologists and cognitive scientists believe that emotions emerge from the brain and the words emotions and feelings are used interchangeably in the literature. According to Natya Sastra of Bharatha and Pancha kosha Prakarana of Taittiriya Upanishad and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in addition to mediation research by Buddhist scholars, emotions emerge from the body due to the interaction between body and breath as energy patterns and when cognized by the brain, they become feelings. We are exploring whether it is possible to design a series of experiments that allow us to clarify the origin of emotions and also explore how wisdom from Indian philosophy can help people to manage emotions and stress better in these transitional times.

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About CWIL

SPJIMR's Centre for Wisdom in Leadership (CWIL) aims to supplement traditional leadership development approaches used by corporate learning and development professionals with wisdom traditions from the east and west. The Centre is part of a growing global network of leadership and wisdom centres, scholars, and practitioners. CWIL co-creates and disseminates new perspectives through blog articles, podcasts, training modules, retreats, and conferences.


S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), founded in 1981 in Mumbai, is a premier postgraduate management institute that has been named by the Financial Times Global Rankings as one of India's top two business schools, by Business Today as one of the country's top five business schools, and by the Positive Impact Rating, a Swiss association, as one of the top five business schools in the world in terms of social impact.

A component of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, India's pioneering educational foundation founded in 1938, SPJIMR provides a wide range of management programmes to both individuals and organisations. SPJIMR is an AICTE-approved Tier 1 MBA institute that is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK.

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