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Presenting To Lead Is Human (Shalini Verma)

  • Episode #12

Katy Valentine introduces To Lead Is Human, a new podcast in the Mirasee FM podcast network. In this passionate episode, host Sharon Richmond talks with Shalini Verma about the transformational benefits of leading with your heart and navigating via intuition and the body’s cognition.

Welcome to To Lead Is Human. This show helps listeners envision how they can uplevel their leadership and shape cultures of accountability, respect, and candor.

Shalini Verma is the Director of Program Management at Google. Her passion is to inspire leaders to transform themselves and the world.

“I want to be leading with heart, and I want the mind or the ego to be in service of the heart. I don’t want to be leading with my mind and my ego.”

Shalini Verma

Shalini Verma is a high energy leader at Google working on software development frameworks that bring Google’s products to life.  She has a passion for the discovery & development of tools & techniques through cross pollination, collaboration & experimentation.  These tools help remove physical and mental pain, foster creativity and innovation, develop decision making and leadership skills and bring peace of mind.

While she has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a Masters in Business from Harvard, she is continuously humbled & awe-inspired by the education she receives from her two boys and her journey within. Shalini lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her boys and her husband, Rohit Gupta, an Emergency Medicine Physician.

For more than 30 years, Sharon Richmond has partnered with C-level executives from mid-size and small, fast-growing companies who want to up-level their leadership and build companies they are proud of. Clients accelerate their leadership by embracing mindset and behavior changes, building self-awareness and self-management skills, and focusing on the three things all leaders must ensure: focus, energy and delivery.

Sharon’s purpose as an executive coach is to help leaders 10X their impact by leveraging the power afforded by their roles to build organizations that are forces for good, both economically and socially. She also advises CEOs on shaping organization culture and leading change.

Sharon has taught leadership at Stanford GSB, where she now helps leaders increase influence, manage conflict, and prepare to build high-performing teams.

To see a list of Sharon’s clients, please visit

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Sharon’s website
Shalini’s LinkedIn

Guest – Shalini Verma
Producer – Cynthia Lamb
Executive producer – Danny Iny
Assembled by – Geoff Govertsen
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production by Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music and SFX credits: 
Track Title: Escaping Light
Artist(s): Aaron Sprinkle
Writer(s): Aaron Sprinkle

Track Title: Bright Future
Artist(s): Be Still The Earth
Writer: Marshall Usinger

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