Vandana S. Puranik


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author


Vandana S. Puranik is a builder, brainstormer, and brander. She has worked in a number of complex industries (H&B, F&B, pharma, financial services, oil, tech, Ecommerce) with high-profile companies (P&G, Kellogg’s, RBC, GSK, J&J, Revlon, Petro-Canada, Campbell’s, Maple Leaf, ++) for well over twenty-five years, and is particularly known for her expertise and enthusiasm in creative problem solving–a seldom taught skill that she authors and advocates for as a passion project. She loves mining insights, architecting movements, and storytelling. Thoughtfully bold, unapologetically curious, and captivated by the unexpected and unknown, Vandana has grown every business she has worked on, often converting chaos into clarity, showcasing an innovative growth mindset. She has developed a flow to help individuals see their own customized success and is often asked to teach and mentor others. Growing up a child of the world has given her a tremendous respect for diversity and appreciation for the psychology of how people think and act. Living in multiple countries and continents has taught her how to adapt and recalibrate her way to success. She loves a good laugh and says without sports, cultural expeditions (having spoken or studied six languages), reading, and most importantly her family (including the furry part), her life would not be even a fraction of what it is today. She is a graduate of Duke University and a Blue Devil through and through. Her company is Active Ingredients Inc. and she is reachable at Vandana@ActiveIngredientsInc. com. Watch for her upcoming books on skills to enhance business acumen and personal growth. Visit for further information.

Published Book

Success Mindsets

USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

For driven individuals searching for a more positive attitude, Success Mindsets is an anthology highlighting the thought process, attitude and approach to your professional life. The difference between success and failure is how you view a problem.


The world prizes success. It rarely shows the effort people make to achieve it. We crave success, but it can seem so unattainable that we assume it’s not for us. What if successful business people were to let us in on their secrets? That what separates the adored from the overlooked is mindset.

You will come to understand this by reading the brilliant contributors of Success Mindsets. This anthology gathers advice from several dozen exceptional leaders, ranging from CEOs to champions to game-changers. Success Mindsets reveals that many roads lead to success and you must choose the one that suits your concept best.

Each chapter in Success Mindsets will reveal methods for developing the right approach for navigating your journey to success. Dive in now to:

  • Understand the mindset of being adaptable in your pursuit of success. 
  • Adopt a growth mindset, to value long-term growth over short-term revenue. 
  • Utilize your driven mindset to keep advancing your career even as the world turns completely upside down.  
  • Study areas of strength and bolster weaknesses through the mindset of lifelong learning
  • Embrace the mindset of self-compassion to look out for yourself while leading others.  

Minds are more effective when they are open. You can always adapt your mindset to the situation in pursuit of your goals. What mindset will shepherd you through your professional journey?

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