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Sunil Arora On Pushing Past Plateaus, Self-Awareness, and Expectation

Sunil Arora On Pushing Past Plateaus, Self-Awareness, and Expectation

Today’s guest is Sunil Arora, an esteemed leadership and personal development coach for both individuals and companies.

Topics include:

  • Why a professional coach should never stop learning
  • The internal and external soundtrack of expectation
  • Coaching individuals vs. coaching groups
  • The importance of self-awareness, vulnerability, and mindset
  • Sunil’s journey to becoming a professional coach
  • How Sunil pushed past his plateau during the financial crisis
  • What it means to “play it safe” as an immigrant

Sunil Arora is a professional coach for individuals and companies. He focuses on leadership and personal development for start-up executives, entrepreneurs starting their own businesses, and individuals in a professional transition. He also works on organizational structuring and development for early stage companies. He draws on his experience in finance, sociology, technology start-ups, and the public policy space.

Sunil’s background includes leading the fund partnerships team at Artivest, a technology based investment start-up in NYC. Prior to that, Sunil opened and led the New York office for Addepar, a financial technology firm based in Silicon Valley. He joined Addepar after working in economic policy for The National Economic Council at The White House and for The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Sunil began his career in the hedge fund industry, assembling hedge fund portfolios on the investment team at Ironwood Capital Management and Bessemer Trust. He graduated with a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and received his MPA, with a concentration in International Finance and Economic Policy, from The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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