Episode 30: Vasavi Kumar on the Power of Leading with Our Authentic Selves

Vasavi Kumar, a coach and licensed therapist, says real leaders show their full selves - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sharing your messy parts can open doors in others they didn’t even know were closed. While that level of vulnerability isn’t for everyone, Vasavi and I talk about how it leads to unexpected and meaningful connections. As you listen you’ll learn why showing up as your authentic self allows you to skip the drama and how sharing what you're struggling with can be a valuable teaching moment.

Guest Info

Vasavi Kumar, Founder - Real Rich Community

Vasavi Kumar is a Visibility and Confidence Expert, and Founder of the Real Rich community. Through her membership community and podcast, Being Human with Vasavi, she helps thought leaders and expert feel more confident on camera and clear in their creative process.

She’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, FOX, VH1, and was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real” guru. For more from Vasavi and to learn more about how you can stop hiding and start shining in your business, stop by her Instagram @mynameisvasavi or vasavikumar.com.

 

 Guest Resources

Vasavi's Website - this is where you can learn more about Vasavi, find her Being Human podcast episodes and more.

 

Show Notes

In this episode, you'll learn to:

- Show up as your full self—the good, the bad, and the ugly
- Never stop working on yourself
- Be okay with not being for everyone

What to listen for:

[02:18] Leading with your full self
[07:24] Owning and sharing your humanity
[13:14] The dangers of living out of alignment
[16:41] Listening to the energy behind words
[17:52] The difference between vulnerability and oversharing
[23:17] Vasavi’s self-limiting story
[24:37] Sharing the mess
[26:03] Quick questions with Vasavi
[29:41] Vasavi’s challenge to other leaders

 

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