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5 Lessons in Transformative Leadership: Yogi Style

Almost ten years ago, while on a business related assignment, I was in Mumbai India, I had the occasion to attend a session on The Power of Transformative Leadership by none other than Jaggi Vasudev, a.k.a. Sadhguru.

I had heard about him several times from a dear friend of mine, who is part of his Inner Circle for over 15 years back then. She had never been able to to rope me into his ashram in Coimbatore in southern India, even though she knew I had a curious mind and a spiritual quest, even as I was a corporate leader in a major Wall Street firm. This time, I had no excuse. The man was coming into Mumbai, the audience was business leaders, several of whom I knew personally, and the topic was right up my alley and of my interest.

To say I was quite blown away by a yogi, a mystic and a teacher to have such command of the language of leadership is putting it mildly. I found myself taking frantic notes (which is not so unusual for me, but this was particularly different). I...

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The Power of a Pivot

Is it too late for me to start over? 

Have you ever felt like you wanted to pivot to something entirely new, but aren’t sure how?  Ever wonder if your skills and experience you’ve gained thus far applies to a whole new career/job?  What if your salary and benefits are too good for you to walk away from?  And with a family to support and bills to pay, do you worry that there is just too much at risk at this stage of your life?

These were some of the questions I pondered for many years before I decided to walk away from a 20 year career in the retail industry, just this past January 2019.  I had built a successful career with a company I loved and was proud of all of it, but felt like there was something else, something more I wanted.  

I wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives beyond just helping them choose the best home decor or furniture to transform their external environments.  I knew I wanted to support people...

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