Parul Somani

Parul is an acclaimed mindset expert, inspiring keynote speaker, and an award-winning patient advocate. Trusted by Fortune 100 companies and other organizations around the world, Parul has inspired leaders at Oracle, Neiman Marcus Group, Bristol Myers Squibb, and more to thrive in life and leadership. She is reputed for her authentic storytelling, actionable insights, thought-provoking questions, and proprietary frameworks, including Path of Least Regret® and M.O.V.E.™, for navigating uncertainty, making hard decisions, and embracing change with intention. Parul has been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, The South Asian Times, and podcasts on personal and professional growth.

She is also an award-winning patient advocate and lived experience expert. Her experiences as a BRCA1 carrier and cancer survivor, combined with her business expertise, make Parul an inspiring and credible thought partner to patients, providers, researchers, and healthcare leaders. She has been invited to share her insights and thought leadership with premier health organizations, including the White House for President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot, the World Economic Forum, MIT’s Koch Institute, and the HLTH conference, for topics spanning the cancer care continuum, actionable genomics, and the power of self-advocacy. Parul wrote her blog “New Job. New Baby. New Cancer.” throughout her cancer treatment, and it now has readers in ~85 countries. The American Cancer Society recognized Parul’s contributions to patient leadership by naming her their 2020 “Raising Hope Honoree” and inviting her to serve on the National Breast Cancer Roundtable. Parul has been featured in Stanford Health Care and Medscape documentaries on cancer care, survivorship, and mindset. Learn more about Parul’s mission.

Session Information

Saturday, April 13, 2024

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Main Stage, Hall E

THE KINETIC LIFE: Your Power to M.O.V.E. Through Change With Intention

Our lives are shaped by how we respond to the inevitable changes and challenges that impact our happiness and peace of mind, and as hospitalists, we have faced significant changes in recent years. We were never taught, however, how to overcome the mental paralysis and fatigue often caused by the uncertainty and difficulty of it all. In this talk, mindset expert Parul Somani empowers us with a practical, step-by-step guide to embracing change, making hard decisions, and thriving with intention. Channeling the insights from her twenty years of leadership experience and personal life curveballs, Somani will guide us on an introspective and actionable journey that will inspire us to better navigate uncertainty and lead with intention in all areas of our lives.

In this powerful talk, you will learn:

  • what it means to live a “kinetic life”
  • the four-step M.O.V.E. approach to living kinetically and thriving through change
  • key strategies for overcoming the mental traps that hold you back
  • the one question that will help you navigate life’s most complex decisions