Roshini Rajkumar is speaking at the 2017 Simmons Leadership Conference!
Roshini Rajkumar is a presence engineer and personal brand strategist. She hosts News & Views with Roshini Rajkumar on CBS Radio Minneapolis.
How does a sense of purpose inform and influence your work?
My work is really my passion. So sharing my gifts with others is very driven by purpose. I am intentional about who I help and how I can help them. I try to help those who cross my path to take their work and community items seriously but to always keep a sense of humor about themselves.
What would you say is the most daring move you've made in your career?
Some people might tell you deciding to pursue a television career once I got done with law school. That was challenging and turned out to be rewarding. What I’d say is deciding to leave TV news in 2006 to start my business as an executive coach and main-stage speaker with no client in hand or much money to my name was the most daring move I’ve made in my professional life.
What did you learn from that experience?
The people I’ve met along the way and projects clients have entrusted me to work on bring me a sense of reward that’s hard to describe. When I made the decision to start my own business, it was to create the life I wanted to live. As long as I remember that, I’m learning new things every day about the ways I can share my gifts with the world. With the work I do, I can teach and inspire others to share their gifts too.
What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve gotten along the way?
Never give up on yourself.
If you could change one way women support other women on their path to success, what would it be?
Ensure each woman owns her WOW! Then, celebrate and support other women to do the same. There is no place for jealousy or catty behavior.
Any tips for work/life integration?
Do what you love in work and life. Celebrate the ones you love every day. Live in the moment and not in the past. Have a martini (or good vice of your choice) whenever you want. Show gratitude every day.
If you could dine with anyone, past or present, with whom would you dine and what would you like to ask him or her?
My father, who passed away three weeks before I turned 12. I’d love his reflections about my and my brother’s paths.
Fill in the blank. People would be surprised to know that I _______
am a klutz.