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The Maverick Paradox Podcast is a twice weekly show where Judith Germain demonstrates that Maverick Leadership exists everywhere, through her conversations with a diverse array of guests.

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Aug 18, 2023

In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Sangeetha Parthasarathy about the challenges faced by Mavericks in fitting into the corporate world and how they navigate their uniqueness while still maintaining authenticity and attachment. They also touch upon the difficulties faced by corporates in dealing with individuals who disrupt the status quo and don't conform to traditional norms.

Sangeetha shares the importance of creating a sense of belonging and psychological safety in organisations, particularly for mavericks who have a strong sense of social justice. They also explored the dynamics of power and the ambivalence that mavericks may feel towards holding power within an organisation.

Judith and Sangeetha discuss the blurred lines between therapy and coaching, with Judith expressing concern about untrained coaches using therapeutic techniques. She also shares her perspective on how certain things work differently for neurodiverse individuals, particularly those with autism, emphasising the importance of being aware of functional freezing.

This is an interesting conversation that looks at mavericks, belonging and othering on the nervous system and the ability to lead.

Sangheetha Parthasarathy is an expert in high achiever trauma, especially in BIPOC bodies. An ex strategy consultant, she got off the leadership track and forayed into entrepreneurship, first as a doula and now a therapist/coach. She passionately believes that we need to decolonise therapy and coaching spaces to be more culturally appropriate.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.


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