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Small Talk is for current and aspiring leaders who want to level up their career and their professional lives and want to do it mindfully. In a hyper-growth world, Coach Subha Chandrasekaran discusses personal leadership, professional growth, and thinking about your career as something to nurture and cultivate over time. Tune in for 20-minute episodes on conversational How-tos: how to navigate a layoff, how to handle feedback at work, how to ask for a raise, how to improve your delegating skills, and how to level up in a changing world. #careers #careercoach #careerpodcast

Small Talk with RainKraft - Career-lifting Conversations RainKraft

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Small Talk is for current and aspiring leaders who want to level up their career and their professional lives and want to do it mindfully. In a hyper-growth world, Coach Subha Chandrasekaran discusses personal leadership, professional growth, and thinking about your career as something to nurture and cultivate over time. Tune in for 20-minute episodes on conversational How-tos: how to navigate a layoff, how to handle feedback at work, how to ask for a raise, how to improve your delegating skills, and how to level up in a changing world. #careers #careercoach #careerpodcast

    S4E6 - What To Do When Your Manager Needs Managing

    S4E6 - What To Do When Your Manager Needs Managing

    So you’ve expanded your team, and yet you find yourself having to defer important things to handle day-to-day questions? The answer might lie less in behaviour and more in process. Whether you're a new manager of managers or an experienced one looking to improve your skills, this episode will provide valuable tips and strategies to help you lead your team to success. And feel comfortable while you do so. 

    In This Episode | Discussion Points


    [02:37] Setting up processes.
    [04:14] Avoiding micromanagement.
    [06:43] Why modelling behaviour alone will not enable delegation.
    [08:56] The value of HR expertise.
    [10:10] How to help your managers take more ownership.

    Hosts:

    Subha Chandrasekaran is an ICF-certified leadership and career-growth coach with over 22 years of experience (corporate & entrepreneurial) leading people and businesses to explore their potential. Prior to this, she held senior leadership positions in Citi India. Hasita is a marketing strategist who dives deep to create sustainable, results-oriented B2B marketing wins.

    You can find us on LinkedIn here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/subhachandrasekaran/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasita/

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    • 18 min
    S4E5 - “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

    S4E5 - “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

    "Where do you see yourself in five years?" is THE dreaded interview question. And you know what, it's okay not to have answers! Your career path is exactly that—a path. One that deserves exploring. In this episode, Subha and Hasita discuss the evolution of career paths and how they’re not all that linear these days.

    In This Episode | Discussion Points


    [00:30] Adapting your career to a rapidly changing world
    [03:37] Upskilling for an ‘unknown’ future
    [05:53] Building a complementary (but interesting) skillset on your own terms
    [09:55] Opening yourself up to a wide range of career experiences
    [17:42] Reflecting on your career so far to navigate the future

    What we listened to: You Don’t Actually Know What Your Future Self Wants | Shankar Vedantam | TED
    Hosts:

    Subha Chandrasekaran is an ICF-certified leadership and career-growth coach with over 22 years of experience (corporate & entrepreneurial) leading people and businesses to explore their potential. Prior to this, she held senior leadership positions in Citi India. Hasita is a marketing strategist who dives deep to create sustainable, results-oriented B2B marketing wins.

    You can find us on LinkedIn here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/subhachandrasekaran/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasita/

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    Catch all our podcast episodes at www.rainkraft.in/podcast

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    • 21 min
    Holiday Crossover: Damn Good Storytelling

    Holiday Crossover: Damn Good Storytelling

    It’s the holiday season! And that means it’s time for something special! This week, we’re excited to bring you the first-ever crossover episode with our sister podcast The Damn Good Marketing Podcast. In this episode, Subha and Hasita discuss a topic dear to both their hearts: the power of storytelling and its ability to make life, career, and media all the more enriching.

    We talk about


    How celebrities use storytelling to shape their narratives
    Branding as a way to position yourself in the professional world
    Finding a point of view to anchor your story
    Stepping out of your comfort zone to share your story
    Finding inspiration for stories in the little moments of life

    Tune in and let us know what else you'd like to hear us talk about in the space of career growth and workplace excellence.

    Hosts:

    Subha Chandrasekaran is an ICF-certified leadership and career-growth coach with over 22 years of experience (corporate & entrepreneurial) leading people and businesses to explore their potential. Prior to this, she held senior leadership positions in Citi India. Hasita is a marketing strategist who dives deep to create sustainable, results-oriented B2B marketing wins.

    #careerchange #careerswitch #careerpodcast #careers #careercoach #goalsetting

    You can find us on LinkedIn here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/subhachandrasekaran/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasita/

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    ©Motley Crew Marketing Services- Hasita Krishna


    This episode was produced in collaboration with CrazyTok Media.


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    • 24 min
    S4E4 - Can we do goal setting differently this year?

    S4E4 - Can we do goal setting differently this year?

    Every year around this time, we take stock of our achievements versus the goals we had set. But are we going about it the right way? Are we disappointing ourselves by being too narrowly focused on specific aspects of life, ignoring other achievements? Are we reaching for the unattainable? Should we do things differently this time around?

    We talk about


    The downsides of being too narrowly focused and how to expand our goal set
    How to set goals
    Rewarding ourselves for achieving goals
    Setting SMARTER goals
    Foreshadowing failure is as important as visualising success
    Don’t try too many things

    Tune in and let us know what else you'd like to hear us talk about in the space of career growth and workplace excellence.

    The show we referred to: Huberman Lab 

    Hosts:

    Subha Chandrasekaran is an ICF-certified leadership and career-growth coach with over 22 years of experience (corporate & entrepreneurial) leading people and businesses to explore their potential. Prior to this, she held senior leadership positions in Citi India. Hasita is a marketing strategist who dives deep to create sustainable, results-oriented B2B marketing wins.

    #careerchange #careerswitch #careerpodcast #careers #careercoach #goalsetting

    You can find us on LinkedIn here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/subhachandrasekaran/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasita/

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    • 22 min
    S4E3 - How not to take a layoff personally

    S4E3 - How not to take a layoff personally

    Winter is coming (sorry, we know this is so passé), and this season it seems to come with a wave of mass layoffs. It’s quite terrifying because of how untimely and arbitrary they are. Layoffs are just business, not personal. We all know this. But when you get laid off unexpectedly, and it throws a curveball in your career, how can you help but not take it personally? In this episode, Subha and Hasita share their thoughts on how not to take layoffs personally.

    In This Episode | Discussion Points


    [02:32] Why layoffs are so jarring despite being a business necessity
    [06:24] Coping with a layoff emotionally, in small and big steps
    [10:03] Post-layoff support and maintaining an amicable relationship with former employers
    [14:29] How to stay a step ahead if you’re anticipating a layoff
    [17:50] What companies can do to handle a layoff with sensitivity



    Hosts:

    Subha Chandrasekaran is an ICF-certified leadership and career-growth coach with over 22 years of experience (corporate & entrepreneurial) leading people and businesses to explore their potential. Prior to this, she held senior leadership positions in Citi India. Hasita is a marketing strategist who dives deep to create sustainable, results-oriented B2B marketing wins.

    You can find us on LinkedIn here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/subhachandrasekaran/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasita/

    _____________________________

    Catch all our podcast episodes at www.rainkraft.in/podcast 

    Get links to the podcast on your favourite streaming service for podcasts.





    This podcast is powered by CrazyTok: We help dreamers become doers.
    Find us on our Website, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter


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    • 22 min
    S4E2 - Why do I struggle to delegate? Here's a mindful approach for every busy professional

    S4E2 - Why do I struggle to delegate? Here's a mindful approach for every busy professional

    Do you find yourself doing a lot yet feeling like the work never ends? Are you still doing things that you mastered a few years ago or in your previous role? On most days, we’re rushing to tasks that need immediate attention rather than thinking about the bigger picture. And this often affects the way founders, senior professionals and leaders delegate to teammates. 

    Every performance coach and professional probably has a piece of content on delegation, and yet the to struggle to climb the mountain when it comes to delegating work is real. Why does it feel like a mountain in the first place? What should and shouldn’t we delegate? How can we hold others accountable for their tasks while also not stepping on their toes?

    We talk about


    Why delegation doesn’t come naturally to most
    Deciding what tasks can and should be delegated
    The Skill-Will matrix: a framework for delegation
    Providing adequate time and support for each team member

    Tune in and let us know what else you'd like to hear us talk about in the space of career growth and workplace excellence.

    Hosts:

    Subha Chandrasekaran is an ICF-certified leadership and career-growth coach with over 22 years of experience (corporate & entrepreneurial) leading people and businesses to explore their potential. Prior to this, she held senior leadership positions in Citi India. Hasita is a marketing strategist who dives deep to create sustainable, results-oriented B2B marketing wins.

    #careerchange #careerswitch #careerpodcast #careers #careercoach #delegating 

    You can find us on LinkedIn here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/subhachandrasekaran/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasita/

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Aparajita K ,

Fun, interesting and informative.

Fun, interesting and informative. Subha and Hasita keep the conversation light while providing meaningful insights about workplace trends, personal growth, upskilling and more.

This podcast is a great resource for anyone looking to navigate their career with ease.

rav567 ,

Makes me think about my career

I enjoy listening to diverse viewpoints here, it makes me think more deeply about the kind of career I want to build.

A.Vedapuri ,

Fodder for the brain!

Short episodes, the conversation is catchy and the topics are on point - as an entrépreneur I find this a very interesting podcast that gives me a lot to think about on how to (and how not to) build a company.

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