Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer of the ChoiceLadder Institute and Co-founder & President of the Mindful Nation Foundation
Krishna Pendyala is an expert on the art & science of human judgment & choice-making. His pioneering work on Judgment Quotient® or JQ® is being recognized as the third intelligence beyond IQ and EQ. He is a keynote speaker, seminar leader and an adviser to entrepreneurs, executives and emerging leaders—people he refers to as “driven and restless” achievers—professionals who are eager to grow, to improve, and create change in their organizations, their clients and their personal lives.
Krishna is the founder & Chief Empowerment Officer of the ChoiceLadder Institute and co-founder & President of the Mindful Nation Foundation. As a choice engineer and philanthropist, he has devoted over 25 years of his professional life integrating Systems Thinking, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and Behavioral Economics to improve our real-time decision-making skills. His thought leadership is built on a long career of executive leadership, entrepreneurship, research, and innovation. Krishna’s motto for 2020 is to Make Foresight 20/20™.
Krishna’s transformational approach to personal and professional development has been featured on TEDx, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Thrive Global, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Inc. magazine among others. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Beyond the PIG and APE: Realizing Success and true Happiness.
Krishna received his B.S. in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, his M.S. in education foundations and media technology from Indiana State University, and has attended executive management programs at both Carnegie Mellon and Harvard universities. In 2014, Krishna was awarded the distinguished alumni award for his professional achievements and community service from Indiana State University. He is also a graduate of Landmark Education's Curriculum for Living. Krishna lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children and enjoys playing golf, photography, kayaking, and RVing.