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Keka DasGupta

Founder, Global Keynote Speaker (Mental Health & DEI), 50x Award-Winning MarketerArt of Life-ing

Toronto, ON, Canada

Member Since April 2023


Public Speaking
Marketing Communications
Leadeship and Team Inspiration


Keka (pronounced: “Cake” with an “a” at the end), is an entrepreneur, global keynote speaker/trainer, and 50x award-winning PR/marketing professional. Today, Keka is transforming the way businesses and schools address anxiety and mental wellbeing in their communities (catapulting their productivity and success), using a pioneering method - applying global branding principles to improving our mental health. In this work, Keka leverages her more than 25 years of experience working with such globally renown brands as: Nike, Disney, IKEA, American Express, Mercedes-Benz, Johnson & Johnson, Schwarzkopf, and more. She even won the “Oscars of the PR industry” in 2016 with her team, receiving the Agency of the Year designation, at the global Gold Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Keka is a proud daughter of immigrants, and a woman of colour who has broken many glass ceilings throughout her career. She has been a pioneer in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives for over two decades, and she continues to powerfully break boundaries and biases today.

Published content

Is your business conference merch up to par?

expert panel

11 tips that will elevate your brand at the next event. How can company representatives leave a desirable impression when attending the annual conference circuit, whether on-site or virtually? Designing merchandise giveaways that speak directly to the brand's mission and core values is one way to attract the attention of conventiongoers, but it can't be run-of-the-mill items that will end up in the trash (or disregarded online) at the end of the day. That would be a poor return on investment.  Instead, lean toward sustainable products that have the biggest potential to come in handy for attendees—same time next year. Below, 11 Fast Company Executive Board members share best practices for how to use merchandise opportunities to build brand awareness and why it works for them.

20 ways to break career barriers in a tight job market

expert panel

Business leaders offer guidance on elevating your career in a struggling economy. With so many things happening in today's world, it may sometimes seem like it's impossible to ever get ahead. In a competitive, uncertain marketplace, how can employees begin to elevate their career status so they can move ahead and support themselves and their families in an impactful way? Below, 20 experts from Fast Company Executive Board share their top tips to help industry colleagues make better decisions concerning their personal strengths and the goals that will lead to more progress.

Is now the right time to update your company's brand image? 

expert panel

Business leaders weigh in on 15 steps to take before introducing your brand to new and growing markets. As the new economy and digital marketplace continue to evolve, some business leaders may feel like they are under pressure to upgrade their brand's image in an effort to remain relevant to the next generation of potential clients and customers. However, oftentimes, you may need to simply assess which areas of your business need some minor adjustments rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. So before you consider the redesign process, members from Fast Company Executive Board are here to discuss some steps that they recommend when contemplating a rebranding idea for your company's logo and image. 

Company details

Art of Life-ing

Company bio

The Art of Life-ing is a trailblazing personal development platform that is pioneering how leaders around the world approach mental health in the workplace and at schools. The company's founder, Keka DasGupta and her team use powerful branding principles to transform mental wellbeing. After all, have you ever met a brand with low self-esteem? No! Our services include conference keynoting, delivering live and virtual workshops/training, online course curriculum development, and C-Suite strategy consulting.


Corporate leadership

Area of focus

Personal Development
Corporate Training
Brand Marketing

Company size

2 - 10