Sep 28, 2020

Ahhh… relationships and communication… we could talk for days!

My guest for this episode is Dr. Shyamala Kiru, a Clinically-trained Leadership & Relationship Coach, who has spent the last 2 decades helping people master their emotional intelligence. Her mission is to help women build High-Performance Relationships, in every area of their life.

We talk about asking for what you need within a framework that will help you articulate it, the various styles of communication (even the toxic ones!) and the mindset that keeps women stuck in a profound way. 

It’s always been a challenge for me to have assertive communication without feeling like I’m being perceived as bitchy. So if you have trouble asking for what you want and need, and being assertive, you’ll love this episode.

More About Dr. Shyamala

Dr. Shyamala is the founder of The EQ Code, a high-touch coaching program designed to help high performers transform the way they think, communicate and lead.


Dr. Shyamala is also the founder of the Kiru Wellness Clinic, a mental health practice dedicated to the entire family system. She spent several years on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

Listen to Episode 190 below:

What We Talk About In This Episode:

  • How our backstory lends to our mission 
  • Toggling between the roles women play in their lives
  • The 4 different communication styles 
  • The CASE framework for assertive communication 
  • How to approach asking for what you need
  • Letting go of outcomes and setting boundaries
  • Reframing imposter syndrome
  • Overfunctioning vs. underfunctioning in our lives
  • Perceived permission and approval in entrepreneurship
  • Getting crystal clear on what drives you – personally and professionally
  • Recognizing what is non-negotiable for you

Things We Mention In This Episode:

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