Sandeep Gautam is a B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering) engineer from IIT Delhi. He has also done an executive program in leadership and management from IIM Calcutta.
He is the Global Representative, India for International Positive Education Network and has left the corporate world to dedicate his life to the mission of positive education. IPEN is a group of like minded folks, whose steering committee contains stalwarts like Martin Seligman (the father of positive psychology).
As a passionate early adopter of positive psychology movement, Sandeep, brings more than 16 years of management and leadership experience, in which he has applied the strengths based approach for individual and organizational excellence. He loves to coach, groom, mentor, and shape people and touches their lives to make a meaningful difference. He was last working with Cisco, Pune as a senior software development manager. Since 2015 beginning, he has been focusing on positive education exclusively.
An avid psychology blogger (he blogs at Psychology Today, Times of India, etc.), he is ever yearning for more knowledge and impact, and has deepened his expertise using MOOCs and online courses like Foundations of Positive Psychology offered by UPenn.
Having done a counseling course from Snehi- a mental health NGO, and being a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, he brings a humane, compassionate, and positive approach to identifying the underlying issues that someone may be facing, discovering their strengths and areas of resilience and leveraging them to become better at what they do and overcome any challenges in all domains of their life.
He is especially motivated to work with students, adolescents, parents, and teachers, enabling them to make best use of early formative years as well later productive prime time. His mission in life is to touch as many lives as possible and turn them around for the better. With the help of the Thrive @ School program, he hopes to have a meaningful impact and leave the world a better and more humane version of itself.