Paru Radia

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C-Suite Whisperer Paru Radia, in brief.

Paru Radia

Home: Manhattan, New York, NY.  Age: Much older than I look.  Birthplace: London, UK. Profession: Executive strategist, business consultant, founder coach.  Organization: Pharus.  Title: Founder & Principal.  Languages spoken: English, Gujarati, basic French, very basic Swahili.

Current project: Writing a book.  Working title: Messes Behind Successes.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Against cultural norms and family advice, I skipped the traditional path of getting married and having kids, and then chose to move from London to New York, alone.  Recent travel or adventure: Solo cruise to the Caribbean.

Personality profile: Open, intuitive, quick-thinking; candid, decisive, witty, reliable.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Intentional.  What is your greatest joy? Helping and seeing my Mum stand up for herself.  What is your guilty pleasure? Cheese.  What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Luxury travel.

What was your first paying job? Recruitment Assistant at British Airways.  What was your favorite college course? Psychology.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Magna Doodle.  What book have you repeatedly read? Many Lives Many Masters, by Brian Weiss. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? A white board.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? Pay your bills on time.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Speak up.

What is your big idea?

Owning who you are and living your truth gives others permission to be their authentic selves. It creates happier, kinder, productive, and more successful environments.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Helping executives be better leaders by helping them gain clarity, communicate clearly and get results.  What change would you like to see in the world? I wish more folks would check their egos, look at the bigger picture and do what’s right.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Un-brainwashing.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A dancer.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? Old photo albums.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Cooking and eating with my Mum, then playing cards with her.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? Primary and high school.

Personal mission: To create clarity and inspire greatness.  Personal motto: Own it.  Desired epitaph: She did it her way and created space for others to live in their truth.

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