Samira Chandra Gupta
Founder & Director, Auraa Image Management & Consulting
A senior corporate leader, avid reader of body language, a learner and above all a person Passionate about working with people; this is Samira Chandra Gupta, Founder of Auraa Image Management & Consulting. National Award Winning Image Consultant for Leadership & Business excellence for the year 2017, Samira has also trained herself in various areas like: Neuro Linguistic Programming, Soft Skills, Wine Appreciation, Life Coaching & Relationship Coaching from highly reputable institutions. An alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode, Samira has more than 24 years of experience in the corporate world. She started her career with a leading Apparel Buying house after her Textile designing degree and worked with labels like Gap, J C Penny, Walmart, Liz Claiborne etc and subsequently headed sales and leasing for Internationally reputed corporations like ING, Colliers International, Regus and Tishman Speyer & won many accolades for her work. Auraa Image Management & Consulting was born of a very strong desire to make a difference in people’s lives and is based on a rock solid foundation of corporate leadership and training & people skills. Having been a part of a very competitive, multicultural work environment, Samira understands the dynamics of international business and necessity of projecting the appropriate professional image in order to succeed. The ability to nurture people to excel is one of her keys to success. She combines her qualifications with years of corporate leadership experience to deliver unique solutions for enhancement of self-presentation and behavioral skills. Her specialty lies in designing experiential programs that blend different forms of training and coaching in order to generate maximum results. All programs are conducted after a detailed audit and customized according to organizational needs. She works with some of the best-known corporate houses in the Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI), Hospitality, IT, Real Estate, Retail and other sectors to enhance behavioral skills and self-presentation. Samira also provides individual coaching & mentoring to many business leaders (CEO’s, COO’s, CFO’s, Directors & V.P’s from several industries & also to IAS officers and Members of Parliament) for achieving business excellence by improving their communication, public speaking, leadership skills, power dressing, winning body language and overall better self presentation. A member of the Image Management Professionals Association (IMPA) – a not for profit Organization that works with the underprivileged, also a senior faculty at the Image Consulting Business Institute, where she trains & mentors several budding Image Consultants. She also works with educational institutions & is a visiting faculty at the prestigious IIM Kozhikode & Amritsar & RICS MBA School, Amity University, Noida & is a guest faculty at the Jindal Global Law University, Sonepat. She has also delivered a talk on TEDX in 2017 on How to Create Great First Impressions.