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Sucheta Rawal          

Award-Winning Food & Travel Writer; Founder of nonprofit 'Go Eat Give' & Author of 5 "Beato Goes To" books

Sucheta Rawal is a travel expert with a mission to raise awareness of the world through meaningful travel and cultural understanding. Drawing from her own experience of traveling to 100+ countries across 7 continents, Rawal speaks to businesses in the travel industry on how to make travel sustainable, accessible, and profitable.

As a travel writer, she has strong relationships with travel providers and understands current trends in the industry. She reaches over half a billion readers worldwide. Her passion for travel shines through in her ventures. She founded 'Go Eat Give', a nonprofit that promotes cross-cultural understanding through travel, food, and volunteerism. She has also authored 'Beato Goes To,' a series of children’s illustrated books on travel that inspire young readers to learn about different countries and cultures.

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S THE LEAST UTILIZED ASSET IN YOUR ORGANIZATION?

Did you know that companies with more women in leadership positions tend to have better financial performance, lower costs, and higher customer satisfaction? In fact, according to the ""Delivering through Diversity"" report by McKinsey & Company which analyzed data from over 1000 companies across 12 countries, companies with gender-diverse leadership teams are 21% more likely to outperform their competitors.

In Botswana, a safari game lodge was able to achieve a five-star hotel rating, gained an increase in positive reviews and a decrease in overhead expenses by recruiting an all-women guide team.

It's time for organizations to take advantage of the unique set of emotional and intuitional intelligence that women bring to work, even to workplaces that are traditionally classified as male dominant. By doing so, you can unlock the full potential of you workforce, improve your bottom line, and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world.

DISCOVER BHUTAN’S WAY TO HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY

How do you measure success in your personal or professional life? Is it by the wealth you create or the goals you achieved? Discover the Bhutanese Way to Happiness and Prosperity.

Gross National Happiness (GNH) is a unique approach that the small Himalayan kingdom, Bhutan, is using to measure progress and development for the country and its people.

For decades, countries have used Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of their progress and development. However, the people in these high GDP countries are not always happy. Bhutan has taken a unique approach by prioritizing Gross National Happiness (GNH) as the tool to transform the future generation and as basis of decision-making in governance.

Implementing GNH can also be helpful to companies in managing their own businesses. By prioritizing the well-being and happiness of their employees and customers, companies can create a more positive and productive work environment.

CITIZEN DIPLOMACY & TRAVEL

As travelers, we have a unique opportunity to represent not only ourselves but also our countries, cultures, and beliefs. This concept is at the heart of citizen diplomacy, which involves individuals building relationships and promoting mutual understanding across borders. Sucheta Rawal, the founder of the Atlanta-based nonprofit 'Go Eat Give', is a passionate advocate for citizen diplomacy and has traveled extensively to promote cross-cultural connections. Sucheta believes that by connecting people from different cultures and backgrounds, we can create a more compassionate and understanding world.

Sucheta Rawal shares her personal experiences from living in two countries and traveling to over 100. She discusses the many ways in which travelers can influence and build cross-cultural connections at any age, both while traveling and when they are back home. By engaging with locals, trying new foods, and learning about different cultures, travelers can break down barriers and promote a more peaceful world.

Citizen diplomacy is an essential aspect of travel, and we all have a responsibility to represent our countries and promote cross-cultural connections. Sucheta Rawal's experiences and insights are a valuable resource for anyone interested in exploring the world and building relationships with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

HOW FOOD CONNECTS PEOPLE ACROSS CULTURES

Food has the power to connect people from different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. It plays a significant role in bringing people together and breaking down barriers. Sucheta Rawal, an award-winning food and travel writer, has experienced this firsthand in her travel to over 100 countries.

Sucheta has been able to connect with people from all walks of life because of a single common denominator - food. She has shared meals with locals in remote villages, tasted traditional dishes at family gatherings, and experienced culinary traditions that have been passed down through generations.

Find out how sharing food with others allows us to learn about different cultures, traditions, and histories. You can too connect with people on a personal level and break down cultural and political barriers simply by enjoying a great meal together. Using the language of food, you can better understand and develop empathy for people from different cultures.

For Sucheta, food is not just about satisfying hunger; it is about experiencing new flavors, learning about different cultures, and connecting with people. Her stories of breaking bread with citizens around the world are a testament to the power of food in bringing people together and bridging cultural divides.

SECRETS OF JAPANESE SAMURAI THAT CAN MAKE YOU A POWERFUL LEADER

In a study published in the World Journal of Social Science Research, traditional leadership skills from the 19th and 20th centuries are no longer applicable in today’s work environment. This has caused senior leaders to feel that that they don’t have the capacity to meet the demands of their work, consequently causing work stress and inefficiency in the organization.

However, some Japanese business men and women have found an unconventional way to become a corporate samurai! Keynote speaker Sucheta Rawal can share these transformative lessons of Yamabushi aka forest training to the boardroom and help you as a leader feel more empowered to manage your own self and others.

Sucheta herself trained with a 13th generation master in Japan whose family trained the samurai on how to survive and fight in all circumstances, and is now using the same techniques to help corporate leaders. Hear about Sucheta’s powerful experience and get ready to overcome today’s challenges using ancient Japanese techniques.

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