Divya Ramachandran

Divya Ramachandran, Ph.D., P.C.C., is a distinguished leadership coach, transitioning from a successful career in tech to empowering leaders at tech startups. Born to South Asian immigrants in Salt Lake City, Utah, Divya navigated the complexities of identity and excellence from a young age. Her academic journey led her from computer engineering to a profound discovery at UC Berkeley, where she realized her passion for using technology to address human needs. This epiphany, coupled with a transformative experience in executive coaching, redirected her path towards leadership coaching. Divya specializes in guiding tech startup leaders, leveraging her expertise in energy awareness, cognitive behavioral coaching, and emotional intelligence to foster trust, connection, and effective communication within teams. Her work focuses on helping leaders achieve clarity, resolve conflicts, and enhance productivity, fundamentally believing in the power of understanding oneself to lead others effectively.

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Leading with Clarity: How to Make Hard Conversations Easy, With Divya Ramachandran

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on April 23, 2024

In this episode, Divya Ramachandran delves into the often overlooked yet foundational element of leadership – emotional clarity.

With her deep expertise in leadership coaching and emotional intelligence, Divya unpacks the “Hierarchy of Clarity,” illustrating how emotional clarity paves the way for clear decisions, clear goals, and ultimately, clear communication.

She argues that the cornerstone of facilitating difficult conversations lies in the ability to recognize and accept our emotions before taking any action.

This episode promises to offer leaders at all levels invaluable insights into transforming challenging dialogues into opportunities for connection and understanding, fostering a culture of empathy and impact within their teams.

Tune in to hear Divya’s thoughts on:

  • Can you share with us your journey from working in tech to becoming a leadership coach and how it shaped your perspective on emotional clarity?
  • What inspired you to focus on emotional clarity as a cornerstone of effective leadership and communication?
  • Could you explain the concept of the “Hierarchy of Clarity” and how it influences leadership and team dynamics?
  • How do you help leaders recognize and address their own emotions before approaching difficult conversations?
  • In your experience, what are the most common barriers leaders face in achieving emotional clarity, and how can they overcome them?
  • What practical steps can leaders take to start integrating emotional clarity into their daily leadership practice?
  • In what ways do you think emotional clarity impacts decision-making and goal-setting in a leadership context?
  • Lastly, for leaders listening to this podcast, what is one piece of advice you would give them on making hard conversations easy through the lens of emotional clarity?
  • And much, much more!

Invitation From Guest:

Let’s face it, if you’re a leader, you’re doing one hard thing after another. We often think that we could do it all if we just had more time, but it’s clarity that’s the real key to effective leadership. This short guide shares five reflections, each told through a personal anecdote, that will help you reframe how you think about the scarcity of time, and instead focus on finding the clarity you need to do hard things well.

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