Meet Divya

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Divya Parekh, PCC, CPC, LL, MS
Leadership and Motivational Speaker
CEO and Founder, The DP Group, LLC

As a professional with a variety of expertise and interests, I have spoken at many meetings, conferences, and conventions. I want to share my background with you. I welcome hearing from you if you believe I can fulfill a role for any upcoming engagement. I enjoy connecting and impacting my audience. I look forward to do so for your organization or company. I believe that any business relationship thrives when you know you are working with someone who has the expertise and knowledge in real world business and has a proven record of success.

To give you a snapshot of my background, I have over 25 years of rich and varied experience including roles as a university associate professor, scientist, biotechnology professional, and global leadership and business relationship coach. When I was an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, I split my time between leading research efforts as a Ph.D. candidate and teaching graduate students. When I left academia, I worked in research labs and bio-pharmaceutical organizations showing my leadership in program management, project implementation, team leading, process engineering, personnel supervision and recruitment, and product and partnership development. I decided to merge my biopharmaceutical career with my extensive experience as a coach, author, consultant, and speaker. My passion for coaching and my desire to make a positive impact on people led me to the decision of transitioning into a full-time consultant and speaker on these matters.

I believe that relationships and leadership are the keys for any successful business, academia, or nonprofit organization to succeed. I have seen this up close while working on the international level with leaders, achievers, and entrepreneurs. In many of my talks, I relate my experiences and successes that allowed me to guide leaders, teams, trainers, and professionals through various business and personal challenges. What I do is combine my practical experience and your goals to demonstrate to the audience how to overcome the particular obstacles you are facing.



Divya with Brian Tracy and James Malinchak

My coaching and consulting work has provided me the opportunity to become a veteran scientific and leadership presenter at bio-pharmaceutical and business conferences. I am flattered that I receive very positive reviews whenever I speak at organizational workshops, meetings, and corporate events. I am able to connect with audiences across all industries. I focus on giving them strategies and tools to implement in their professional and personal lives. Some subjects of past talks are:

  • Why: Purpose and Passion
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Mindfulness, Mindset
  • Getting More Out of Life
  • How to Stay Motivated
  • How to Refuel and Recharge Yourself
  • Creating Passion for What You Are Doing
  • How to Influence Others
  • How to Be More Productive

When I encourage my audience to take action through my speeches, then I was effective.

Among my professional recognitions are having Women of Distinction Magazine, a magazine division of the National Association of Distinguished Professionals, feature me in one of their issues. Worldwide Branding recognized me as VIP of the Year in 2013 for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in leadership coaching. NAPW acknowledged me as a VIP Woman of the Year in 2014 for outstanding leadership and commitment in coaching. Additionally, Continental Who’s Who named me as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of coaching and consulting. As for the press, I have been covered by, CBS News,, IGN, Daily Mirror, Daily News NY, Reuters,, The Independent, TooFab, and USA Today.

DAV University and California State University of Fullerton awarded me my post-graduate certificate in biochemistry. International Coach Academy (ICA) certified me as a coaching and learning leader. I am also certified as a Certified Professional Coach by International Coach Academy.

As a writer, I co-authored the international best-selling book, The Voyage to Your Vision. In addition, other books I have written are Stress Management, Mindfulness Mastery, Critical Thinking, Candid Critique, Appreciative Inquiry, Leadership and Influence, and Emotional Intelligence.

Please contact me when you want a speaker that reflects her enormous love of people, fierce passion for coaching, commitment to building leaders, and unbridled desire to create a better world. I would love to bring my talent and experience to any person, company, or organization.

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Interview with Marlene Gibb on KGEMTV
Interview with Eldonna Fernandez on TLN Show


James Malinchak

If you want to experience more love, joy and happiness, then follow and use the strategies by my friend Divya! They will help you to achieve greater success and live a more abundant life!

James Malinchak, Featured on ABCs Hit TV Show, “Secret Millionaire”
“The World’s #1 Big Money Speaker® Trainer & Coach!” Founder,

Divya Parekh is a versatile international speaker and mentor. She presented at several biopharmaceutical conferences and was invited by the organizers repeatedly, always receiving great reviews. You can learn and grow to the next level with Divya. If you want stellar success in accelerating your personal, professional and financial goals, you’ve got to work with Divya!

Becky McCuen, Senior Quality Manager
Argo therapeutics

Divya Parekh, one of our professional speakers, has provided leadership presentations, that includes topics such as: Diversity, Communication Across Generations, The Art of Appreciative Leadership, Stress Management, Communication;  to numerous corporate clients. Our clients enjoy having her speak to their employees year after year. Divya easily connects with the audience. She makes a difficult topic easy to understand and gets her audience excited. Her energy is contagious.  Not only does she receive very positive feedback from the attendees, they also learned practical and professional tips they can use immediately.

Betsy A. Haas, CEO
Esteemed Human Development International, Inc.

Divya Parekh is a remarkable person who brings great intelligence, warmth, and insight to everything she does. Divya is serious in helping her clients invest in their future where she partners on a level that gives them the space to explore, expand and focus on the critical parts that will help them achieve their goals while overcoming roadblocks. Divya works with people to find their inner leader and express it in everything they do. She creates the safe harbor so her clients can ‘test the waters’ while knowing the shore is close by. I would recommend Divya to everyone who is committed to understanding themselves better and devoted to making a difference in their world.

Dr. Karen Keller, Author Keller Influence Indicator®

Divya spoke as our keynote speaker at the NAFE NC Network Meeting in 2015.  Divya inspired the audience to discover and understand their hidden motivators.  Attendees walked away with action items that they can implement right away and were given a 1:1:1 challenge to fulfill.

Michelle Rogers, Executive Director
National Association for Female Executives North Carolina

While speaking with our Students and Young Professionals, Divya inspired the audience to action.  Attendees commented that her speech really resonated with them and they walked away with tips they could immediately apply at work.

Marisol Patino, Student Affairs Committee Chair
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers –CASA Life Sciences Technology Conference
ISPE Carolina South Atlantic Chapter

Divya Parekh kept our group engaged throughout her inspiring presentation. Her in-depth knowledge and personal stories elevated our thinking about business to a higher level and gave us tools for continuous personal growth and success.  I am delighted to have discovered Divya and look forward to working with her in the future.

Mary Ann Bella, Freelance Writer/Producer
Organizer, Independent Communicators Alliance Group

Thank you for your fantastic presentation, you more than lived up to your promise. It is rare to find a speaker who can effectively blend a positive message with humor and real life examples. You really captivated our audience with your style, enthusiasm and unique ideas for using mindfulness as a success tool.
Kathryn Roberts
Founder of Purpose ~ Passion ~ Prosperity

“Divya’s presentation was helpful and enlightening. Can’t wait to look for her books to learn more! Thanks!” – Jill Lycan, Cary NC

“Very insightful presentation, balancing “doing mode” and “being mode” is a priority for me. Also enjoyed hearing about biases and “should”. Thank you so much for sharing!”- Nancy Terry, Cary NC

“The presentation covered interesting information that is also helpful and practical for daily life. Divya, you were very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject, and helping others find ways to practice mindfulness and use it as a tool to facilitate success.” – Beth Worek, Owner/Coach, Cary NC,

“The Mindfulness Presentation was very good and very informative. Divya explained it so well. It was done very professionally. Divya is a very warm and enthusiastic person. Whatever she does, she does it with passion. She is very optimistic in whole approach to life.”- Aruna Shah, Coach, Cary NC

“I gained so many new ideas and insights from Divya’s presentation. I can’t wait to implement the practices and learn more from her webinar program.”- Kathryn Roberts, Business Mentor, Wake Forest, NC

“I found the presentation inspiring. I had a couple of “Ah-ha!” moments, which I intend to move forward on. Good humor.”- Vi S., Durham, NC

“I enjoyed Divya’s excellent presentation on mindfulness. She gave a wonderful introduction to key mindfulness concepts with material that can be easily accessed, remembered and utilized. Thank you!” R. Ford, Raleigh, NC

“An elevator speech in 15 minutes? Impossible, you might say! Not so! Divya sat down with me and absolutely transformed my self-introduction. I was stuck, stuck, stuck! In such a short time, I had my direction. I am now excited, confident, and ready to meet my new clients! The light bulb is now burning brightly!”- Connie Killebrew, CEO of CK Productivity, Newbern, NC