Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal
Image Scientist & CEO, Krea
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal has been awarded with esteemed Inspirational Polymath Award’ being an Image Scientist, a Pilot, a CEO and Entrepreneur, Creative Director, an Author and an Educationist amongst other hats that she wears. Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal is an ‘Asia Book of Records’, ‘World Records India’, ‘Bharat Book of World Records’ and ‘India Book of Records’ holder for being the First Image Scientist in the World! She has been bestowed with the ‘World Innovation Congress Award – Hall of Fame Honour’ 2019 and the ‘Innovative Education Leadership Award – Excellence in Social Innovation & Global Impact’ 2019’. She has also been conferred with the esteemed honour of ‘The Pride of Maharashtra’. She is also the ALL India Chairperson for Image Management.
Armed with a PhD in Image Management, three Masters Degrees in diverse areas and several other contrasting certifications to her credit, she has nearly three decades of work experience exploring a diverse career path in Aviation Education, Image Management, Information Technology, Advertising and Media. She is an expert on Persona & Image Management, Strategic Self Management, Corporate & Soft Skills, Psychometrics, NLP, Communication Skills, Personality Development, Aviation and Customer Service.
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal has been felicitated with many prestigious awards and accolades. She has been honoured at the prestigious World Education Awards 2018 with ‘Inspirational Educator Award for Innovation’. She has also been bestowed with the ‘National Award for Innovative Concept’ 2018, ‘Naari Udyamita Puraskar’ 2018 by the MSME Ministry & WES, ‘Exceptional Woman of Excellence’ at the Global Women Economic Forum 2018, ‘Global Iconic Woman Leader Creating a Better World’ Award at WEF 2016, and ‘Woman of Substance 2017’ Award. She was also awarded the ‘Inorbit Woman Achiever Award of Inspiration 2016’ for inspiring and making a positive difference to women and the youth of the nation. She has been awarded the Crest of Honour ‘Pride 2013’ by BVU and IMED for invaluable contribution to the Indian economy. She has also been awarded ‘Women Achiever Award 2012’ for enterprise and remarkable performance in the world of education, by the JSPM Group of Institutes.
Being well versed with the ISO Standards, she has devised comprehensive Quality Management System integral to work structures at all levels for enhanced output and easy monitoring of projects underway in line with the Quality Policy of the companies she has been associated with. She is a Certified BAT 9 Interpreter and Associate Partner of Oscar Murphy International in Psychometrics; a certified NLP practitioner by ANLP UK; a Mind Mapping expert who has been helping individuals and organisations with enhancement of their human capital.
She has been the Chairperson of the Board of Studies of the KSO University for Management and Aviation programs across the globe, as well as on the Board of Studies of VM University and Mahatma Gandhi University for Aviation, Hospitality and Travel & Tourism courses. Being a Pilot, and an active member of the Indian Women Pilots Association, she has aspired to bring quality education in the field of aviation. As Chairperson on the Board of Studies of KSOU, she was instrumental in the introduction of BBA and MBA in Aviation in the country.
Dr.Kuiljeit has researched and created innovative concepts like PRIM, D-PRIM and PIQ, the world’s first ever Persona and Image Quotient and is accessible on the web to the entire world. Adept in planning and strategizing for curriculum and academic programs, Dr.Kuiljeit has also to her credit the creation of unique training and curriculum methodologies, for which she was felicitated with Awards for Excellence & Quality. She has contributed to the creation of a few hundred educational books in Aviation, IT, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality, Personality Development, Customer Service and English language skills. She has written research papers in Scopus indexed reputed international journals as well as book chapters for renowned publication houses like Springer. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Strategic Corporate Soft Skills, Image Management, Grooming, Personality Development, Aviation and Customer Service and has trained companies and institutes at varied levels, as also mentored professionals and beauty pageant aspirants. She has devised training structures and modules for GVK, GMR, CISF and many other aviation clients for various subjects and levels of management.
Dr. Kuiljeit is a Master Trainer and T3 Expert, apart from having trained and certified many academic heads and trainers in companies and higher education institutions. She has conducted workshops for Management professionals at multiple levels for MNC’s, corporate houses and other organizations, as well as delivered numerous motivational talks at multiple forums, conventions and seminars. She has also been invited to judge various events at National and State symposiums related to communication, personal, advertising, marketing, media and journalism, theatre, music and dance, beauty pageants and fashion shows.
Dr. Kuiljeit has represented India as a Youth Ambassador to Canada on a development programme as well as the International South-East Asian Convention celebrating the Year of the Girl Child. She was nominated for the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ Award for Social Service and Activities. She was also nominated for ‘AWWA Excellence Award’ for a major contribution in the enhancement of Army Soldier’s wives in the context of making them self reliant. This versatile personality has also been part of national level athletics, theatre, national and international music and classical dance renditions and was also awarded the Silver as India’s Best NCC cadet. Dr. Kuiljeit has won three ADEX (Excellence in Advertising) Awards in her stint with advertising and has also been into anchoring, script writing, voice-overs, visualizing, singing for jingles, making of corporate films, documentaries and UGC programs for over two decades.
Dr. Kuiljeit often spends time educating poor children and trying to ensure inculcation of good values in them and also teaching them not to beg, but live a life of self-respect. She enjoys working towards women empowerment and leadership at all levels and is committed to women’s wellness, wealth and welfare. She happily bid adieu to her corporate employee label at the zenith of her career, because she had a calling to make a positive difference to the image of the youth of India. Her dream crystallized into reality with her dynamic mission ‘PRIM Worldwide: Mission Possible’ to make a positive difference to the image of the youth and women of India and across the globe. She has trained thousands of youth and faculty from the higher education segment as part of her ongoing mission. She aims to be able to reach out to every possible individual, especially girls who are relatively economically challenged, in this journey of hers and make a positive difference to their lives. This, in her words, is ‘her duty’ to do something for her beloved country that made her whatever she is today; and later, advance beyond its geographical boundaries to the youth and women across both the hemispheres. She has also made a positive difference to hundreds of women from all walks of life across India in building their self-worth, image and confidence.
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal has co-authored a book on growth mindsets and success called ‘Breakthrough’ which is today an Amazon # 1 Bestseller. This book is doing its rounds in corporate houses and organizations as a motivational book for professionals and aspirants.
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal epitomizes the true talent and spirit of a modern Indian woman.