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Gatekeeping versus Belongingness

By Vega Subramaniam

A few weeks ago, I talked about why I find the notion of “imposter syndrome” uncomfortable.

During a panel on which I presented last September, I mentioned my discomfort when clients brought up “imposter syndrome,” and my … Read More

03 May '19

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Imposter Syndrome: Yea or Nay?

By Vega Subramaniam

“I really shouldn’t be here. Everyone else has so much more experience than I do. I’m just going to keep my mouth shut and hope that nobody asks me anything. Please please don’t do a go-around … Read More

Slow Down. No, Really: Slow Down

I like to listen to podcasts in the morning as I’m preparing for the day. The other day, I was listening to a “Science of Happiness” podcast called, “Delight in the Unexpected.” Now, this podcast is worth listening to for any number … Read More

Our Fully-Formed Selves are Already Inside Us

By Vega Subramaniam

There’s a project I’m working on right now, a book on toxic leadership behaviors in the social justice sector, that I have been “working on” (pfft) for the past four years. It sits on my cyber shelf … Read More

New Year, New Patterns

By Vega Subramaniam

It doesn’t matter what year it is or how old I am. On December 31st, I am ageless. That instant before 12:00:01 a.m. holds every promise of every possibility I’ve ever felt over my whole life. This … Read More

Welcome to 2019!

By Vega Subramaniam

Despite everything, I’m feeling a pleasant shiver of anticipation for 2019. Partly, it’s because Mala, Megan, and I just finished our annual business planning retreat. That always puts a lightness in my step. There’s something about … Read More

Exactly enough hours in the day for the holidays

By Vega Subramaniam

I am behind on everything. Everything. Mala is more behind on even more of all the everything than I am. Everyone else I know is even more behind on even more everything than Mala and I are. … Read More

30 Nov '18

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Community Agreements: Agree to Disagree?

By Vega Subramaniam

Last Thursday (AKA The Day that Must Not be Named), Mala and I spent time with friends, eating, drinking, and making merry. At some point, we thought it would be fun to play a game together.

Mala, being … Read More

[Insert Meaningless Title Here]: Why Job Titles Do Not Equal Your Destiny

By Vega Subramaniam

Titles: who needs ’em?

Perhaps you are in a professional rut. As a coach, I often come across people in this position, and I’ve certainly been there myself. Whether it’s because you no longer want to do … Read More

So Many Jobs, So Few Lives

By Vega Subramaniam

I have many more lives left to go. As in, “in one of my next lives, I’m going to be…” a lexicographer, librarian, astronomer, world literature professor, ancient Greek historian, craft store owner, violinist.

There are a … Read More