Creating Connection with Dr. Neha Sangwan

In this episode of the Emerging Women Podcast, we have one of our favorite guests, Neha Sangwan, a thought leader and international spokeswoman bridging people in positions of power to humanity and helping humanity discover their power. She is a powerhouse. She first brought her work to Emerging Women back in 2015, in San Francisco, with her book TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations That Create Connection, Health, and Happiness and she basically rocked the stage! She’s an internal medicine physician, a mechanical engineer and an executive coach. She has an amazing propensity for looking at human potential in everything she does. Join us as Neha takes us through her personal journey through burnout and the story behind her newest book Powered By Me: From Burned Out to Fully Charged at Work and in Life. She deep-dives into her personal definition of failure, how she believes that healing burnout should never be done alone, and some of the needed boundaries to stave off burnout. Finally, Neha sheds some light on how burnout-anger can be turned into something useful for us.

Chantal Pierrat

Chantal Pierrat is Founder & CEO of Emerging Women, a global network of brilliant women creating new leadership paradigms and supporting the rise of leaders across all sectors of society. Chantal is a celebrated podcast host, speaker, thought leader, coach, and entrepreneur dedicated to advancing conscious leadership and helping women be seen, heard and lead from the truth of who they are. Her ideas have been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, The Street and more. Emerging Women has graduated thousands of women (and men) from peer mentoring and sponsorship programs sponsored by such Fortune 500/100 organizations as HP, Inc., Halliburton, Oracle Corp. and more.

About our Guest:

Dr. Neha Sangwan, CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, is an internal medicine physician, international speaker and corporate communication expert. Her private practice and corporate consulting focuses on empowering individuals, organizational leaders, and their teams with the tools for clear, effective communication. She addresses the root cause of stress, miscommunication, and interpersonal conflict, often healing chronic conditions such as headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. She regularly consults with organizations such as the American Heart Association, American Express, Kaiser Permanente, and Google, and has shared her keynote presentation on the stages of TEDx.

Resources Mentioned:

— Intuitive Intelligence
— Conscious Business Leadership Academy [CBLA]
— Fortune
— Forbes
— Inc
— The Overall Burnout Assessment

Insight from this episode:

— Neha’s personal journey with burnout and the story behind her newest book
— Problems with how the society defines “success” and how it’s even more difficult for women
— Insights into the “Me, We, World” coping mechanism
— Neha’s own perception on failure
— Creating an acceptance for burnout, so we can catch it sooner
— The “Burnout Triage”; exhaustion, cynicism and ineffectiveness
— The boundaries needed to stave off burnout
— Turning the burnout-anger energy into some sort of wisdom

Quotes from the show:

— “I used to think saying ‘no’ was rude or not ok, and what I realize now is when I say ‘no’ to something and it doesn’t come from a fearful or frustrated place, but it comes from an inspired place, then it’s really about me saying ‘no, thank you’ to an offer, an opportunity that has arisen and saying ‘yes’ to myself, or saying ‘yes’ to whatever’s higher that I value or prioritize in this moment. So, I’m really saying ‘yes’ to creating the world I want” — Neha Sangwan, Emerging Women Podcast

— “The way I’ve changed being a traditional doctor to writing books, speaking, paving a new path in health care and for women and in the world, is because failure is – to me – a sign that I have stretched outside my comfort zone, I’m in the unknown, I’m paving a new path, and like, ‘woohoo, woohoo, I’m a failure!’. Like, fail and fail fast! Learn from it, grow!” — Neha Sangwan, Emerging Women Podcast

— “I always think to myself ‘good for you, Neha, ’cause you went, you took a risk, you trusted yourself, you took a risk, you went somewhere that you didn’t know or expect. I’m proud of you, that took courage. And what did you learn here?’ So, whatever pain I get, whether it’s financially or emotionally or any kind of pain that I get, I always ask myself ‘Are you ready to graduate from this life lesson or do you need more pain to get the lesson?’” Neha Sangwan, Emerging Women Podcast

— “Burnout is a wake-up call, burnout is not a personal failure! Burnout is a wake-up call that you’ve outgrown the coping mechanisms in your life that have gotten you here and you’re someone who wants to do it all, you want to achieve and aspire. But healing burnout is a team sport, not an individual game. If you are going to isolate yourself and try to do this all alone, it’s going to be a much harder climb” — Neha Sangwan, Emerging Women Podcast

— ​​“If you want to motivate yourself, guess what, that inter-critic that kicks you up and down the street, doesn’t provide the same results as a hand on the heart saying ‘baby, you’ve got this!’” — Chantal Pierrat, Emerging Women Podcast

— ​​“Until you understand your relationship to anger, you will not be effective at healing it outside of you” — Neha Sangwan, Emerging Women Podcast

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