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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rupal Patel’s high-octane career has taken her from military briefing rooms in jungles and war zones to corporate boardrooms and international stages. During her thrilling career as an analyst and field agent at the CIA, she served in active war zones, advised Commanding Generals, and earned War Zone Service Medals and Meritorious Citations for “exceptional performance of duty” and “superior support to the President of the United States.”
After leaving the CIA, she earned her MBA from London Business School and started her first award-winning business over ten years ago. Called a ‘Power Woman’ by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, Rupal is a sought-after international speaker who has spoken in front of thousands and worked with top-tier organizations like Accenture, AB Inbev, Merck, SAP, and Virgin.
As a sitting CEO, author, consultant, coach and mentor, Rupal helps visionary leaders, teams, and organizations make the seemingly impossible possible. Called a “super-strategist” by her clients, Rupal marries industry-leading theory with tactical experience in ways that transform every client she works with.
Her book From CIA to CEO provides a powerful new toolkit for living and leading that reveals how the techniques of the CIA can help anyone achieve their ambitions and unleash personal excellence without conforming to stale stereotypes or dated “best practice”.
Rupal shares the unique skills she developed as a woman and field agent in the high-stakes, alpha-male world of the CIA, and combines those clandestine insights with her experiences as a CEO and business advisor. She brings tools and tips from the top-secret world of the CIA into everyday living and leading: methods like Profiling and Situational Awareness that help uncover and amplify strengths, and game-changing new frameworks such as Identity-Driven Leadership and Personal Energy Mapping that unlock performance, develop mental toughness, and build steel-core confidence.
Full of motivating stories and truly unique exercises, From CIA to CEO helps readers leverage the CIA mindset to remake the rules of success and become unstoppable.