Avina Gupta

Emeritus Advisor

Avina is a founding partner at Springpoint Partners. Her areas of expertise include: personal leadership, group dynamics and individual and peer coaching. Avina has consulted to leaders across industries, including The New York Women’s Foundation, The Spence School in New York City, as well as Micro Control Journal in London Ontario and the World Financial Group in Montreal, Quebec.

Avina holds a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Her dissertation examined the impact of gender and trust on employee perceptions of managers who express anger. Avina is currently part of the faculty team at Webster Univeristy, Vienna where she teaches courses in Social and Developmental Psychology. Avina has previously taught at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, Teachers College and The Columbia Business School.

Avina is a certified fitness instructor and teaches Indian dance, kick-boxing, pilates and yoga. Avina founded FrangiPani Fitness  in 2008, with the aim of improving the long-term health and vitality of her clients. As at Springpoint, Avina empowers her clients through the intentional transfer of the essential skills and knowledge her clients need to live their best lives.

With her varied background and cultural experiences, Avina brings a global perspective to the Springpoint team. Her expertise in learning and her breadth of teaching experience make her a dynamic speaker and an excellent facilitator. Her foundational training as a psychologist combined with her inherent interest in people enables her to be a deeply compassionate listener, guide and coach.

Avina recently married the man she met on Table Mountain in Capetown, South Africa and lives with her lucky (German) find in Vienna, Austria! A proud Canadian, Avina holds a B.Sc. in Social Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and an M.A., M. Phil and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She is fluent in Hindi and has working proficiency in both German and French.