WEST PALM BEACH — Dr. Kalpana Sundar is a professional speaker who focuses on guiding experts in medicine towards a fulfilling career and personal life. She works to help her audiences navigate the medical field with clarity to work towards their version of personal success. As a board-certified Otolaryngology, and head and neck surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in the field of medicine, Dr. Sundar has now dedicated her work to include transformational speaking engagements to help those in need including women and adolescents.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, Dr. Sundar spoke as a panelist during the public event, Invest In Yourself, Shaping The Future of Healthcare Panel, sponsored by Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast. The speaking engagement at Keiser University in West Palm Beach attracted participants who attended the free activities which included Jordan Ray, as the keynote speaker about her experiences as founder and CEO of Limitless Medical Logs. Also, Greg Quattlebaum, Executive Director of Leadership Palm Beach County served as the moderator.
Panelists included Dr. Sundar; Patrick McNamara, president and CEO of Palm Health Foundation; Dr. Castellano, associate professor at Keiser University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, and Dr. Rosemarie Graczkowski, nursing program director at Keiser University. From 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., Dr. Sundar spoke on the topics of utilizing one’s expertise, enthusiasm, and skills to create meaningful changes in the healthcare industry along with opportunities and resources available to shape the future of medicine with a question-and-answer session, networking, and resource table.
“We received so much positive feedback about how Dr. Sundar’s presentation was inspirational and motivating for the students. I completely agree with them,” said Emmalyn Green, Secondary Program Manager for Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast. Attendees added their comments including, “Thank you so much for the great insight and knowledge of what to expect and what to prepare for when entering the medical field.” Also, an attendee shared, “I learned a lot about the journey and life of someone working in healthcare.”
On Friday, Sept. 23, Dr. Sundar spoke to students in eighth through 12th grades plus faculty and staff at Everglades Preparatory Academy in Pahokee, Fla. The school offers students and parents a non-traditional, smaller, innovative and challenging learning environment to meet the unique and diverse needs of its community.
As an expert transformational speaker and Master Certified Professional Coach, Dr. Sundar addressed attendees with her talk on other people’s and one’s own expectations; societal pressures from friends, family, others; empowerment and feeling uplifted, and the personal meaning of success, to name a few.
“I tailored my speaking opportunity to coincide with the goals of the Academy and to provide a welcoming, supportive, and interactive environment to prepare each student for post-secondary education and a successful career,” said Dr. Sundar. “Dropout prevention and academic intervention through alternative education is very much needed now. The subject matter helped to answer many questions shared by students during the presentation,” she said.
Dr. Sundar’s personal credo follows her life philosophy that “life is a canvas, and like artists, we have the power to create and recreate ourselves as often as we feel is necessary. I look at my life with joy. I enjoy and am inspired by my work. I have strong relationships. I have time to nourish myself and pursue activities that excite me. I feel empowered. I want to show others how to reclaim joy in their careers and personal lives.”
Dr. Sundar resides in West Palm Beach and is a cancer survivor, She serves as a board member with the Leadership Business Council in West Palm Beach, media spokesperson; founder and CEO of Kalvera Skin Therapy, and physician and CEO of St. Augustine Ear, Nose and Throat, LLC, a medical practice in St. Augustine, Fla. for more than 17 years. Dr. Sundar is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Med from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her forthcoming book is titled, Beauty Unbound.