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Sharath Jeevan

Sharath Jeevan is a global pioneer in the field of intrinsic motivation. In 2012, he founded STIR Education to help teachers fall back in love with teaching and, in the process, help 6 million children fall back in love with learning. The organisation works with 200,000 teachers across 35,000 schools in India and Africa. He also serves on the high-level steering group of The Education Commission, the global think tank founded by Gordon Brown.

Prior to founding STIR Education, Sharath served as CEO of Teaching Leaders, an innovative leadership programme for inner-city schools in the UK, which was taken to the US with the support of the Gates Foundation and the Obama Administration.

Sharath's work has sparked collaborations with the Surgo Foundation co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell, the Malala Fund, Obama Foundation and India's IDFC Institute.

His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, NPR, The Hindustan Times and The Times of India. An accomplished speaker, Sharath has addressed large audiences at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Lego Ideas Festival in Denmark, TEDX Shiv Nadar Conference in Delhi and WISE Summit in Qatar to name just a few.

In 2020, Sharath founded Intrinsic Labs to help organisations and individuals re-ignite their inner drive and solve deep motivational challenges. Visit

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