South Asian Women and Burnout

In this week's podcast Leyla speaks to Neelu Kaur author of Be Your Own Cheerleader about South Asian women and burnout. Continue Reading South Asian Women and Burnout

Welcome to the 238th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This week, we’re diving into South Asian women and burnout.

To help us navigate this important topic is executive coach and keynote speaker, Neelu Kaur. Neelu has some great insights to share, and if you’d like to learn more about burnout in general, be sure to check out episode #114, Identifying and Combatting Burnout.

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About my guest

Neelu is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and executive coach focusing on leadership development, self-advocacy, and burnout management for Fortune 500 Enterprises teams such as Sony Music, Google, Ernst & Young, RBC, and Jefferies to name a few. In 2023, Neelu published Be Your Own Cheerleader , which focuses on self-advocacy for underrepresented voices in the workplace. 

She holds a bachelor’s from NYU Stern School of Business, a master’s degree in social & organizational psychology from Columbia University, and she is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Coach from the NLP Center of New York.

In today’s show on South Asian Women and Burnout

  • About Neelu and what she’s working on and API Heritage Month. [02:19]
  • Her journey to becoming an executive coach [03:49]
  • What the term burnout means to her. [05:24]
  • Actionable strategies to reduce employee burnout in the workplace, especially for South Asian women. [08:52]
  • Neelu’s top three tips for good mental health. [11:24]

Quotes on South Asian Women and Burnout

  • I like to stay in my lane, and my lane is in the workplace as I grew up in corporate America.
  • I find that South Asians have a very hard time sharing their concerns and needs, and that can lead to burnout.
  • Burnout is managing the day-to-day stresses of life.
  • When we get overwhelmed and can’t focus, that’s an indication of burnout.
  • Do not reach for your phone for the first hour of your morning!

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