YOU Leadership Accelerator

Accelerate your Impact by Accelerating Yourself

Answer 30 questions and find out how you score on the 6 Leadership Choices in just 2 minutes

Led by Sumit Gupta (starting July 2024)

Serial Entrepreneur and Trusted Advisor/Coach to CEOs

“The best way to find answers to your biggest challenges is to ask yourself how are you creating them in the first place.”

Reinvent Yourself. Say Hello to the new YOU!

Who is this Accelerator for

Are you a driven leader or entrepreneur who knows that there is more to you than your current level of success?

Are you unsure if you have got what it takes? Do you feel insecure?

On top of it, are you so busy that you have no time and energy to do anything about it?

I have been there. I know! That can be extremely exhausting. 

And frustrating – to simply be able to relax, enjoy and let go once in a while…

Is there a lot of chaos and a lack of clarity? Are you doing a lot and yet unhappy with your progress? 

Are you stuck and do you keep on facing similar challenges as a leader?

Do you already realise this is not sustainable? Or, are you afraid to admit that?

Are you open to being challenged and reflecting to reconsider your ideas?

If your answer to the above is YES, you have come to the right place.

Overcome the Most Common Leadership Challenges

Build Confidence

Overcome insecurity, act boldly, and create unheard of and exponential results

Master Communication

Authentically express emotions, courageously ask for what you want, and overcome conflicts 

Make Each Second Count

Access the power of showing up with full commitment & holding each other accountable

Access Infinite Time

Build independent teams and free up your time and energy. Slow down to speed up

What people are saying

“What I could have done in two months, I was able to get done in two days.” – 

Pradeep Banavaraco-founder of Obvious Technology and ex-VP of Product at Swiggy 

“Our aspirations have become way bigger now. We are not limiting ourselves by our history.” – 

Parth Lawate, co-founder and CEO of Tekdi Technologies

“This is so big. This is dream material. This is what I dreamed of as a child. And there is absolutely no value you can put on having peace in your business and in your heart.”

Jennifer Delano, Founder and Owner at PRGoeroes 

“We have doubled revenues and 1.8X the number of people in the last 1 year. But more importantly, we are able to handle any challenge that comes our way with calm.” – 

Ashwin Date, co-founder & CTO at Tekdi Technologies.

How Does It Work?


  1. Bi-Weekly 90-min Live Powerful Coaching
  2. In-person 2.5 day Choosing Leadership Experience included
  3. Wax On, Wax Off – DOJO model for real-life practice
  4. Access to a vast network of leaders, entrepreneurs & investors
  5. Curated content to watch & learn at your own pace
  6. Actionable frameworks, checklists, and models 
  7. Online community for asking questions and helping each other

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can't attend the live sessions?

To ensure you achieve your desired results, it is mandatory to complete the homework and attend the live coaching sessions. (also see requirements question below)

If you do not complete the homework, you can not join the next session. If you miss 3 sessions in a calendar year for any reason, you will be removed from the accelerator.

Having said that, all session recordings with chat transcripts and anything you might need to absorb and implement the learnings will be made available for you to (re)watch.

How much access to Sumit will I get?

This is an Active accelerator, not Passive. We will be fully hands-on, like in a DOJO

Sumit will host and lead all live coaching sessions and in-person events. 

You will have access to Sumit via an online membership community to ask any questions, share your challenges, or celebrate milestones.

You will also practice what you learn with your peers who will support your journey in a safe space of smaller groups. (without Sumit’s presence)

What are you promising?
If you participate fully, I promise that:

  1. You will learn to relax, smile, and have fun even while facing bigger and tougher challenges in your life.
  2. You will begin to show up as a leader who takes ownership in every aspect of your life.
  3. You will understand what it really means to be committed and what is possible when you show up with that commitment.
  4. You will receive my direct, honest, and most-candid feedback – with love. I will show up to SERVE you and not to PLEASE you.
  5. You will want to spend more time with me, even if parts of spending time with me are challenging, provocative, and uncomfortable.
  6. You will see things that you had never seen before – about yourself, others, and circumstances.
  7. The world you live in will change completely, not because the world changed, but because YOU changed and shifted so massively.
What are your requirements?

Here is what I require from you:

  1. Attendance at all in-person & virtual sessions is mandatory. You can miss a maximum of 3 sessions each year.
  2. Be on time for all sessions. Those arriving late will not be admitted unless previously communicated and agreed upon.
  3. 24 hours before each session, you will submit homework consisting of
    1. your greatest insight since the last session, and
    2. submitting a question you would like to be coached on. 
  4. If you do not complete the homework on time, you will not be admitted to the next session.
  5. Be fully present in each session without any distractions or doing anything else at the same time. Keep your video ON unless you have bandwidth issues.
  6. Be open and coachable. Be ready to be challenged & hear different perspectives. Especially those you might not want to hear.
  7. Be respectful of each other. Do not coach or advise others in the group. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  8. Practice what you learn & give it time. This is not just about intellectual understanding. 
  9. Be compassionate with yourself and have fun along the way.
Do you have a guarantee?
Yes. After coaching for over a decade, I know this works.

So if you 1) attend all of the live sessions, 2) complete all of the exercises & 3) ask questions when in doubt and still don’t believe that the accelerator is valuable, we’ll refund your full investment, no questions asked.

What is the expected time commitment?
Each participant will need to spend around 2-4 hours per week learning and practising.

It is only through practice and repetition that you build and embody new skills and habits.

In 2-3 months, by practising what you learn, you will be able to save more time than you spend.

So overall, this will save you a LOT of time. 

Who am I?


Often, the most challenging story to tell is your own.

What most people know about me is that I have spent 16+ years leading tech and AI teams at Yahoo and Booking, started 2 startups & 1 NGO, and am a CEO coach since 2021.

What most people don’t know about me is that I have spent a lifetime staying invisible. I have used my computer and camera as tools to hide behind. 

I was told I couldn’t become an engineer, leader, photographer, or coach. Worse, I have told myself that many times!

But I chose courage and have reinvented myself multiple times. I am here to do the same for you. I teach what I wish I had for myself growing up.

I am also a son, a father, a husband, a podcast host, a photographer, and a guest speaker at companies & business schools.

See what people are saying

So before joining these sessions, I was a little bit maybe scared or curious about it because I never joined such type of session in a group, so there were a lots of questions in my mind, and, I was blind at that time because I’m not a classroom person, and so, the first day was heavy for me.

But the 2nd day was eye opening for me because whatever we did in the practices and the sessions, that actually I could relate with my current challenges. So, just like I said, I already got my answers from the 2nd day itself.

And I’m really directly relating with my challenges. And I’m thinking about how to implement with my team. So that’s eye opening for me.

And you said that any goal is not important without the commitments. And, we always set goals but without the commitment, and we can’t reach that. So, that’s my problem. So, after discussion with you, I learned that commitment is the one thing, it’s everything. ” – 

Deepak, Tekdi Technologies

I saw the value of silence and slowing down. You had talked about it earlier – slowing down to speed up – but experiencing it was very different. What we were able to achieve in those two days was a year’s worth of work for me.

The highlight and also what helped us end on a high, was the acknowledgement and appreciation that we did. It’s hard for me to celebrate myself or appreciate myself. I used to feel that the purpose or the goal is enough for me to keep myself motivated.

I was completely amazed, surprised, or even touched by what people said about me. Almost everybody cried when we were appreciating each other. That was an emotional high. 

Ashwin Date, CTO at Tekdi Technologies 

“The workshop was exactly what I expected and I am really happy that I participated. It did the job.

The first day was tough, intense and confrontational and the second day was a highly energetic day and fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the coaching element of it.” 

Siddharth Goyal, Serial Entrepreneur and product leader 

Working with Sumit has changed the way I think. Before meeting him, I was trying hard to fix my weaknesses, but I should have concentrated on my strengths. Sounds obvious, right? Well, it actually feels mind-blowing – this simple shift of attention. As soon as you make this shift, you stop fighting with yourself.

😨 Many people, including myself, aren’t afraid of failure, but are very much afraid of success. This fear blocks your actions because with great success comes great responsibility. This can be scary, especially when other people are involved. However, once you truly realise this, you immediately start acting differently.

🔑 There’s no point in trying to fit in when you’re made to stand out. Being nice, convenient, and common sense logical is not as powerful as being authentic and passionate.

❣ Most important: People often don’t realize how important their energy is. When you enter a room, even before you open your mouth, people can feel you. 

Result: I’ve never been so confident and happy on my path. It’s a lifelong journey, of course, but the feeling of getting a step closer to the power to consciously shape your future is priceless.

Anastasia Petrova – Serial Entrepreneur

Wait! You also get complimentary access to

Curated Resources

My curated list of useful and practical articles, research, videos, data, and books which I have been collecting since 2010.

Exclusive Guides & Reports

My selection of checklists, templates, handouts, and guides which I have been writing since 2010 to support my own growth as a leader. 

Video Content

Access to a membership platform to ask questions, past recordings, and video courses for you to learn at your own pace and convenience.




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