The Importance of Saying ‘Yes’ to Yourself with Akasha Saunders

The Importance of Saying ‘Yes’ to Yourself with Akasha Saunders


Like, self-love, self-leadership, self-observation, self-value, self-empowerment – it may seem like a lot of “self,” but it’s crucial for personal growth and success. When you prioritize yourself and your needs, you can better serve and say yes to others. It’s not about being full of yourself in an egotistical way, but rather being full of your true self, your soul, or something synonymous with God or the universe. It’s about leading yourself from that authentic place.

In this episode, we have the privilege of hearing from Akasha Saunders, a pilgrim, educator, and coach with over 10 years of professional experience. Akasha specializes in fostering diversity and inclusion within organizations, particularly among those from underprivileged backgrounds or whose voices haven’t been heard before.

Throughout this conversation, Akasha shares his insights on applying love and values in the leadership journey. He reflects on the influence of his immediate family, especially his granny, who taught him the power of manifestation and prayer. He also discusses the pivotal moments in his career, including a “false start” in the banking industry that led him to pursue leadership training.

One of the key takeaways from this conversation is Akasha’s emphasis on respecting existing cultures and embracing differing approaches to challenges. He believes that there is no one-size-fits-all template for leadership and talent development.

Listen in to discover the key moments that shaped Akasha’s leadership journey, from his childhood experiences to meeting his most impactful teacher – his own teenager. Gain insights into his thoughts on work and theory, inspired by the likes of Steve Jobs. Learn how parenting has helped Akasha grow and what matters to him as he looks towards the future.

For more information about Akasha Saunders and his work, visit his website and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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