Founded & Grounded

Entreprenora: Your biggest, boldest self - from CIA to CEO

11.21.2022 - By Ollie Collard & Dr Becky SagePlay

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Rupal Patel, former agent, now serial entrepreneur, shares her honest and personal journey of the challenges she faced and how she kept going in high stakes, high-pressurised environments in the field and in the boardroom. 

Rupal reveals how the CIA mindset teaches you to be resilient and persistent to achieve your goals. She also shares some great advice on ‘tactical ignorance’ and how it can help deal with imposter syndrome and the inner critic. Her book ‘From CIA to CEO: Unconventional Life Lessons for Thinking Bigger, Leading Better, and Being Bolder’ is out now. Go to to find out more about Rupal. 

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