56. Othered to Empowered: Maneesh K. Goyal and the American Dream

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In this compelling episode, we sit down with Maneesh K. Goyal, a queer, second-generation Indian immigrant and successful serial entrepreneur.Maneesh’s remarkable journey is marked by resilience, self-discovery, and empowerment. Join us as we delve into his life experiences, challenges, and his extraordinary path from feeling “othered” to becoming an empowered leader.Segment 1: The Early Years

  • Maneesh reflects on his early life as a second-generation immigrant, sharing personal anecdotes of navigating cultural differences and the challenges he faced.
  • We explore the expectations placed on him and how they fueled his determination to succeed against the odds.

Segment 2: Fueling Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Maneesh talks about how his experiences of being “othered” and witnessing 9/11 impacted his outlook on life and ignited his entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We discuss his ventures across different industries, highlighting the diverse range of businesses he’s built.

Segment 3: Advocacy and Empowerment

  • Maneesh shares his journey of self-discovery, embracing his identity as a queer individual, and the role it played in his personal and professional life.
  • We delve into Maneesh’s advocacy work and his efforts to empower others who have felt marginalized or “othered.”

Segment 4: Words of Encouragement

  • Maneesh offers inspiring words for those who may be facing similar challenges and struggles, emphasizing the importance of self-belief and resilience.
  • We explore the idea of embracing one’s uniqueness and channeling it into a source of strength.

Segment 5: Closing Words of Wisdom – Office vs. Remote Working

  • Maneesh shares insights into the evolving landscape of work, discussing the advantages and challenges of remote working versus office-based work.
  • We wrap up with Maneesh’s valuable perspective on achieving a harmonious work-life balance.

Conclusion:Maneesh K. Goyal’s journey from feeling “othered” to empowerment is a testament to the human spirit’s resilience and capacity for transformation. His experiences serve as an inspiration to anyone striving for self-discovery, advocacy, and success. We hope you’ve gained valuable insights and encouragement from Maneesh’s story.


Connect with Maneesh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maneeshkgoyal/

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Want to create an enviable workplace culture where people and businesses thrive? Look no further than Truth, Lies, and Workplace Culture, the top 20 rated podcast hosted by business psychologist, Leanne Elliott, and business owner, Al Elliott.  With a unique blend of theory and practice, this dynamic duo simplifies the science of people to help business owners and leaders uncover the truth about finding, keeping, and motivating great people. Joined by some of the business world’s most respected and relevant voices, each episode delivers actionable insights and practical steps to create toxic-free workplaces that prioritise employee well-being and enable sustainable growth.  Whether you're a seasoned leader or just starting out, find the knowledge and inspiration you need to build a thriving workplace.  P.S. Did we mention the hosts are also a married couple? This makes for some lively and informative discussions..!

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