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E12 - Trillion Dollar Coach (Author - Eric Schmidt et. al) - with Swati Bhatia

In this episode we connect with Swati Bhatia, Partner at Goldman Sachs to discuss the leadership principles that shaped the innovative culture of Silicon Valley.  Trillion Dollar Coach, authored by Eric Schmidt, Alan Eagle and Jonathan Rosenberg, showcases the life story of Bill Campbell who coached executives across Apple, Google, LinkedIn and several startups in Silicon Valley and helped drive 10X growth and beyond. 

A football coach turned high tech executive, Bill Campbell brought out the best in leaders and teams by building an envelope of trust and creating a team first environment. Hear this episode to learn how you can apply the silicon valley success strategies in your life and business. 


E11 - Unknown Edge - with Author Rajita Kulkarni Bagga

'What is The Unknown Edge that separates the mystical from the mundane, the life-transforming from the life-threatening and the ethereal from the earthly'?  

In this episode, we speak with Rajita Kulkarni Bagga, Author of the book Unknown Edge and President of Sri Sri University. After a stellar career in banking, Rajita has taken an even bigger initiative to shape the future generation and bring global impact. The Unknown Edge is a guide for business growth, relationship building, and self discovery

E10 - Deep Work (Author - Cal Newport) - with Gayathri Devi Kalyanaraman

Hear key takeaways from the book Deep Work by Cal Newport. Our featured guest for this episode is Gayathri Devi Kalyanaraman Senior Vice President, DBS Bank.

Women (and men) take on multiple roles, and these roles often come with a lot of responsibility. So how does one make time to get their work done. How does one prioritize their work among other responsibilities and distractions? In his book Deep Work, Cal Newport talks about the various philosophies one can adopt to do deep work. Cal describes deep work as: "Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate."

E9 - Give and Take (Author - Adam Grant) - with Ajay Goel

In this episode we have a guest host Madhavi Ravanan, SI Delivery Head at Nokia. Madhavi sits down with Ajay Goel, VP of Engineering at Altran, to discuss the book Give and Take by the author Adam Grant. 

Ajay shares his insights on what it means to be a giver and how building trust and relationships with people can enhance success. He delves deeper into how vulnerability can help one connect with others and a giver's role in motivating and cultivating talent. Ajay also reveals critical leadership skills he looks for when building a team.

E8 - Pocket Full of Love - with Author Lisa Pepper-Satkin

Love is such an amazing and empowering feeling. But sometimes, it is overshadowed by anxiety and fear, hindering us from recognizing our worth.

In this episode Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Coach, Author and Dare to Lead Facilitator, reminisces her journey growing up and how her personal experience led to writing the children's book, Pocket Full of Love. The underlying message is not just for kids. We all struggle with fear and anxiety at different stages in our lives, albeit for different reasons. And this book teaches people of all ages how to replace fear with love by finding hearts in the world. She further discusses the importance of having vulnerable conversations in order to help each other grow positively.

E7 - Ellevate - with Author Sonali Sambhus

A shining career and a rich family life — Can you have both? Sonali Sambhus shares with us how you can be at your fullest potential and lead a multidimensional life. She is a silicon valley tech executive, an entrepreneur and the author of the book Ellevate: Career Rise with Balanced Life.In this episode, she and I got to talk about what holds women (and men) back from achieving their dream career. She delved into the success mantras discussed in her book, abbreviated as the SCoRe PLUS Technique. These actionable tips are useful for anyone looking to balance career and home successfully.

E6 - The Servant (Author - James C. Hunter) - with Sanjeev Kapur

I started the year 2021 discussing the book, The Servant with Sanjeev Kapur. The author James C. Hunter calls The Servant a "Simple Story About The True Essence of Leadership". 

Our guest Sanjeev Kapur is the VP of Marketing Operations at LinkedIn. He spoke about the characteristics he admires in a leader and how deep care for his people has influenced his style of leadership. He shared the difference between needs vs. wants, power vs. authority, and many other exciting concepts like agape love.

E5 - Dare to Lead (Author - Dr.Brene Brown) - with Robin Garcia-Amaya

Hear key takeaways from the book Dare to Lead by Dr.Brene Brown. Our featured guest for this episode is Robin Garcia-Amaya, Vice President, Chief of Staff, Operations, and Philanthropy at Gainsight.

Robin shares why this is her favorite book, how it helped her be bold and vulnerable, how it helped her define her non-negotiables, and her thoughts on building a courage culture within an organization. 


E4 - Unapologetically Ambitions - with Author Shellye Archambeau

In this episode, I had the honor of talking to Shellye Archambeau, one of Silicon Valley's leading African American CEO and author of the book, Unapologetically Ambitious. She got candid about why she wrote the book, what it means to have sustainable growth, and discussed the need for companies to prioritize inclusion and diversity as a goal from the very beginning.

Shellye Archambeau is the former CEO of MetricStream, a GRC company based in Palo Alto, California. She has held executive positions for numerous companies, including a 15-year career at IBM where she became the first African American woman at the company to be sent on assignment internationally. She is a Board Director at Verizon Communications, Okta Inc, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies

E3 - How will you measure your life (Author - Clayton Christensen et. al) - with Madhavi Ravanan

Hear key takeaways from the book How will you measure your life by Clayton Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon. Our featured guest for this episode is Madhavi Ravanan.

Madhavi Ravanan is a Technology Executive based in Chennai, India. She is currently the SI Delivery Head for Nokia Telco Cloud and held past roles at Wipro and Aricent. She loves leading global teams and solving complex business problems. 


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