Yogi and business owner Maryam Sharifzadeh has always built on her achievements and followed her curiosity. This founder of Office Yoga capitalizes on her own strengths while leading by letting others do what they’re best at. She proves that there is plenty of room for zen in business. Listen in to #LimberLeader while we discuss following your strengths, filling your own cup, how all leaders are made.
LIFE INNOVATOR: Maryam Sharifzadeh
Owner and teacher at Office Yoga
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0:38 Does O have impact at work?
2:50 Maryam has always made money off of being an instructor
5:13 Starting Office Yoga
8:54 Office Yoga Response
12:46 What Maryam looks for in teachers
15:07 Perception of leaders diff than what makes a good leader
16:22 Leaders are a reflection of the state of the people
17:25 O loves LBJ
20:10 Why Office Yoga is Chill and Ambitious
22:15 Must adapt class to each client—can’t cookie cutter it
24:30 Puppy pose not office appropriate
26:49 Maryam keeps finding herself in leadership positions
30:00 Maryam is the hub in her group of friends
31:32 Maryam torn between coaching and managing
33:55 Daily Desires
36:11 What happens when you don’t connect with a student
38:03 Maryam had to cut programs and projects she loved
40:16 What defines a leader? Versus follower? Versus manager?
43:06 Has Maryam always felt comfortable being in the leadership position?
48:26 Responsibility of leadership
53:25 Loudest voice in the room is the weakest
54:45 Leaders empower ppl and allow them to do their work
55:14 What is the appeal of loud leaders?
59:50 Vipassana retreat
1:07:02 Breather: brt.hr/CHILL.
1:08:33 O and No’s reflections
1:17:03 Question You Didn’t Know Was Relevant: What role do you always play?
15:07 perception of leaders diff than what makes a good leader
16:22 leaders are a reflection of the state of organization
18:25 New America Center
54:45 empower ppl and allow them to do their work
MUSIC + SOUNDBITES
0:00 TITLE ROLE
46:35 Glass Animals – Gooey
1:06:48 B.O.Y. – Yoga
1:08:24 Pink Floyd – Breathe