Ms KUILJEIT UPPAAL
FOUNDER & CEO - Krea


A Pilot with a creative flair! Armed with a Masters in English Literature, a second Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications and yet another in Management, she has over two decades of work experience exploring a diverse career path in Aviation, Education, Information Technology, Advertising, Media, Publication Houses and Defence Establishments. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Management with a focus on Self Branding and Image Management, and may soon be the First PhD holder in the country on the subject.

Having transited from the corporate world as National Head, Program & Content Development - Aptech Aviation & Hospitality Academy and also handling global operations of the Academy in her forte, she eventually ventured into the entrepreneurship mode with KREA, a company that represents Kreative Realities and is involved with Training, Content Development and Consultancy Services.

Her core areas of function have been People Management, Research and Training, Content & Program Development, Creative Writing, Visualizing and Advertising. 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.

Adept in planning and strategizing for curriculum and academic programs, she also has to her credit the creation of a unique training and curriculum methodology, for which she was felicitated with the "CEO's Award for Excellence & Quality" at Aptech. 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. She has also been awarded the Crest of Honour "Pride 2013" by BVU and IMED for invaluable contribution to the Indian economy. Being well versed with the ISO Standards, she devised a 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 IT Company she worked for. She is a certified BAT 9 Interpreter and Associate Partner of Oscar Murphy International in Psychometrics, and has undergone training in Tony Buzan's Concept of Mind Mapping. Ms Kuiljeit has also been trained by the National Institute of Sales in Professional Selling.

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.

She has done 'Train The Trainer Certification' with Dale Carnegie apart from having trained and certified many academic heads and trainers in Aptech. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Corporate and Soft Skills, Grooming, Personality Development, Communication Skills, Image Management, Aviation and Customer Service and has also conducted many workshops at varied levels in companies and institutes as also mentored professionals and beauty pageant aspirants. She is an active member of the IWPA (Indian Women Pilots Association) and has devised training structures and modules for GVK, GMR, CISF and many other aviation clients for various subjects and levels of management. She has also conducted workshops for Management professionals at all levels for NIA, Avalon, SETWIN, Compulearn Inc., Plexus Ltd., Focus Informatics, Pride Group and other corporate houses in Communication Skills and Personality Development, Time Management, Motivation, Managing and Leading, Negotiation Skills, Teaching Techniques, ISO Standards, Quality Control and Management. She has trained professionals on Advertising Techniques, Professional Selling and Production. She has also conducted regular training sessions on ISO Standards for the Internal Auditors and Quality Circle of Compulearn.

She is a motivational speaker and has been invited to multiple forums and national seminars at Silicon India Women's Leadership Summits, Aditya Birla, Symbiosis, Times Education Expo's, JSPM Group, Sinhgad Group, Pratibha Institute of Business Management, MMCC, Pune Institute of Management Sciences and Entrepreneurship, Sakaal Education Fair, Ness Wadia College, Bishops School, Army Public School amongst many others, wherein she has spoken on several topics related to motivation, attitude, handling stress, success in life and a plethora of subjects on life skills.

She has also judged various events at National and State symposiums related to communication, persona, advertising, marketing, journalism, media, theatre, music and dance, beauty pageants etc at English Speaking Union (UK), Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communications, MMCC, Matrix Institute of Business Management, Ness Wadia College, Avalon Academy and others.

Having represented India as an Ambassador to Canada on a development programme, as also having worked in New York, 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 and Activities. She 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.

Ms Kuiljeit has won three ADEX (Excellence in Advertising) Awards in her stint with advertising. She has closely worked with the Indian Ministry Of Cultural Affairs, Doordarshan, AVRC (Audio Visual Research Centre), All India Radio and other renowned studios in India in various capacities that include compering , script writing, anchoring, copy writing, visualizing, singing for jingles, voice-overs, making of corporate films, documentaries and UGC programs for over two decades. The clientele includes Airtel, United Nations, Lions Clubs International, UGC Films, Voice Gate, Shriram, TATA, Adobe, Ministry of Defence, SETWIN, Discovery, Yuva Vani, National Geographic, Indian Railways, Aptech, ITC, Eezee, Frooti, Little Kingdom, Mom and Me amongst many others. This versatile personality has also been part of national level athletics, theatre, national and international music and classical dance renditions and was also adjudged India's third best NCC cadet.

She epitomizes the true talent of a Modern India working woman.




Pride 2013

Honoured with "PRIDE 2013" Award, by IMED and Bharati Vidyapeeth Univ in collaboration with National

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Womens Achiever Award 2012

Womens Achiever Award 2012

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Panelist & Speaker at National Women's Leadership Summits

Panelist & Speaker at National Women's Leadership Summits

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Judge at National and State Symposiums

Judge at National and State Symposiums

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Corporate Educator & Motivational Speaker

Corporate Educator & Motivational Speaker

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Breakfast with the Late PM Shri Rajeev Gandhi

All India NCC Third Best Cadet – Breakfast with the Late PM Shri Rajeev Gandhi

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NLP

NLP Practioner's Certification with ANLP (India) & International Federation of Coaching and NLP (UK)

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Mind Mapping

Tony Buzan's Concept of Mind Mapping - with Dharmendra Rai

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AWARDS & ACCOLADES