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Paresh Shah

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Paresh Shah is a unique combination of a technology engineer, Harvard MBA, successful entrepreneur and trained mindfulness yogi.  His abilities to cross multiple worlds have made him a sought after team trainer, virtual meeting facilitator, keynote speaker, event MC, innovator, strategist, and advisor to senior executives.

Paresh has provided thought-leadership to clients across industries for over 30 years.  His thinking has been featured at leading conferences such as TedX, SXSW (South by Southwest), Wisdom 2.0, International Yoga Expo, Junior Achievement Global, (WBEC) Women’s Business Executive Conference, (NMSDC) National Minority Supplier Diversity Council, International Advertising Expo, Disrupt HR, Ignite Talks, and other major conferences and corporate events.

Paresh’s has also been featured in publications such as Forbes,, Inc., Entrepreneur, Psych Central, Smart CEO and Killer Startups.  

As Chief Value Architect of Lifter Leadership, Paresh helps clients derive the greatest value from applying Lifter principles – through higher revenues, new innovative products/services, greater talent engagement, deeper customer loyalty or more work-place harmony.   

Paresh has been an Adjunct Professor in several leading MBA programs and was an early executive at Monitor Company, a strategic consultancy formed by several Harvard Business School professors including World-renowned strategist Michael Porter. 

Paresh unites the analytic, action-driven business mindset typical of an MBA education with leading-edge approaches to human performance, organizational excellence and ancient wisdom. 

Paresh received his MBA from the Harvard Business School (HBS) and has served as an officer of Harvard University from 1993-1996.  He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland and worked at Northrop Grumman in Aerospace for many years.

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