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Leena Patel

CEO at Sandbox2Boardroom

Management Consulting

Las Vegas, NV, USA


Leena Patel is the CEO of Sandbox2Boardroom.com, author of Raise Your Innovation IQ, and a leading expert on helping executive teams worldwide drive innovation and develop a culture of collaboration and inclusion. Leena draws from two decades experience partnering with big businesses and fast-growing start ups to design and streamline innovation initiatives for faster growth and bigger market share.

Recognized with a Smart Woman Innovator Award and Woman of Distinction Award for her revolutionary corporate training methodology, Leena and her team have worked with leading corporations in 16+ industries, advised CEOs and Senior Executives worldwide, delivered over 1000 seminars, and have been featured by leading media like NBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, ESPN, and many more.

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Best Story

I was 4 and 5 years old respectively when 2 of my uncles committed suicide because they didn't feel empowered to speak up for their truth and couldn't see a way out. Growing up, I vowed that would never be me and I would do whatever was in my power to ensure others don't live paralyzed and unclear of the right action to take in the face of adversity. Today, I am committed to supporting women and under-represented groups to speak up, to lead with presence, power, and passion, and to utilize their talents and strengths to step into senior levels of leadership. The result has been a triple-win: a win for business, a win for women, and a win for the cause.

Origin Story

Mentored by my grandfather - a direct disciple of Mahatma Gandhi - I am fulfilling his legacy to support global influencers in business in leading meaningful change and changing lives.

Example talks

Disrupt or be Disrupted

We are amidst an avalanche of ceaseless change that can render even the most seasoned innovators unstable, while enabling the more green to grow mighty. This keynote will help you take your innovation super-power to the next level and help you rise above the noise. Leena will share key insights based on research from her new book "RAISE YOUR INNOVATION IQ" as well as her work with big businesses and fast-growing start ups across 16+ industries. Through great stories, great data, and great practical advice, Leena will give you the low-down on what's new, next, and trending so that you are able to identify strategic growth opportunities for your own brand.

Driving Innovation Inside Your Organization

Disruptive innovation is occurring across multiple industries and technology has been one of the key drivers. However, the real winners in the future will be the leaders that are embracing innovation in a number of critical -yet often overlooked- areas.

This talk will help you understand what innovation really is in the context of today's business climate as well as how to leverage it and create the conditions for your organization to make a quantum leap in growth. Leena will share a four-part innovation expansion framework, supported by stories, data and insights drawn from her new book "RAISE YOUR INNOVATION IQ". Attendees will be inspired to think differently about their role in the organization as well as be given actionable strategies and tools to more skillfully deliver on their company's business strategy.

Think INSIDE The Box: The NEW Way To Drive Creativity and Innovation

How to think differently during times of change.

Attendees will learn why thinking outside the box is an innovation KILLER for teams and businesses. Drawing on strategies from sectors ranging from media, retail, and tech to finance, film, and gaming, as well as her own business experience, attendees will learn how thinking inside the box will boost an organization's ability to drive innovation.

The Case for Inclusive Leadership: ​​​​​​​Leadership Lessons Learned from Gandhi

​​​​​​​Attendees discover the three keys to inclusive leadership that Gandhi taught Leena’s grandfather when she was a young girl. These secrets helped her to go on to teach leaders to create a value-driven business. Her stories and lessons will inspire attendees to be the change, and lead others to enthusiastically bang the drum for a bold new vision

Break Your Own Rules: Changing the Patterns of Thinking That Block the Birth Of New Ideas

​​​​​​​Attendees will learn:
1. What drives and inhibits innovation and change in today's fast-changing world
3. Cultural habits of leading companies
4. top emerging trends impacting the future of work
5. the Innovation Expansion Framework for future-proofing your business

Don't Lean In, Lean BACK: Debunking the Myths that Prevent Women Rising to the Top

Attendees will learn:
1. Why leaning in is holding women back from owning their power
2the powerful alternative - and a simple strategy for utilizing it
3. Lessons from sports and entertainment that can be applied to help women in tech succeed
4. How to gain support from women and work with men to double your impact
​​​​​​​5. The missing piece in training women that is preventing them from being hired for executive and board level positions.