Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal/ The first Image Scientist in the World, a CEO and Entrepreneur, an Aviator, Creative Director
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal has been awarded with the esteemed Inspirational Polymath Award being an Image Scientist, a CEO and Entrepreneur, an Aviator, Creative Director, an Author and an Educationist amongst other hats that she wears.
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal is a ‘World Records India’, ‘Asia Book of Records’, ‘Bharat Book of World Records’ and ‘India Book of Records’ holder for being the First Image Scientist in the World! She has been honoured at the prestigious World Education Awards 2018 with ‘Inspirational Educator Award for Innovation’. She has also been conferred with the esteemed honour of ‘The Pride of Maharashtra’. She is also the ALL India Chairperson for Image Management for the world’s largest women international organization.
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 and Image Management, Corporate & Soft Skills, Psychometrics, NLP, Personality Development, Aviation and Customer Service.
Born to an Indian Air Force Officer and married to an Indian Army Officer, she has loved India like a true patriot and has wanted to do her country proud in every way. From national sports to music and bharatnatyam, from being a Youth Ambassador of the country to being the First Image Scientist in the World, she has always tried to make India proud like a true daughter of the soil!
Her core areas of function have been Research and Training, Content Program Development, Creative Writing, Visualizing and People Management A multi-talented top performer with an enviable blend of management and strategizing skills powered by creativity, challenge and perfection, she is an effective communicator with excellent negotiation skills, leadership qualities and analytical power
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal has been felicitated with many prestigious awards and accolades She has been bestowed with the ‘World Innovation Award Hall of Fame Honour’ 2019 ,,‘Innovative Education Leadership Award Excellence in Social Innovation Global Impact’ 2019 ’, ‘Genius Polymath Award’ 2019, ‘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 many aviation entities for various subjects and levels of management.
Dr. Kuiljeit is a Master Trainer and T 3 Expert and has trained and certified many academic heads and trainers in organizations She has trained corporate houses and institutions in Communication Skills and Personality Development, Time Management, Motivation, Managing and Leading, Negotiation Skills, Customer Service Experience, Teaching Techniques, ISO Standards, Quality Control and Management as well as Advertising Techniques, Professional Selling and Production She has also conducted regular training sessions on ISO Standards for the Internal Auditors and Quality Circles of companies.
Dr.Kuiljeit is the ALL India Chairperson for Image Management for the world’s largest women international chamber and she works towards women empowerment and leadership at all levels and committed to women’s wellness, wealth and welfare Apart from her social work, she has delivered lectures and talks on Image Management, Persona Transformation, Personal Branding, Personality styles and Psychometrics at global conventions of ALL.
Having represented India as a Youth Ambassador to Canada on a development programme, as also having worked abroad, she has ample international exposure to work scenarios and trends She was selected to represent India at 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
Dr. Kuiljeit was also nominated for ‘AWWA Excellence Award’ for major contribution in the enhancement of Army Soldier’s wives in the context of making them self-reliant She 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.
Dr. Kuiljeit 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 PSR and 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 at least to a million people She has also made a positive difference to hundreds of women from all walks