Has there ever been a better time to decide what our lives should look like? We are emerging from a once-in-a-century cataclysm where our lives were upended, our communities remade and our priorities readjusted. Now as the call to return to “normal” grows more insistent, we get to ask the question: what does “normal” look like? Did the old normal serve me? What do I want my new normal to be? And what will that mean for my career, my community, and my family? These are the fundamental questions to building our lives – and now, rebuilding them. As a therapist and coach, Shoshanna Hecht has been wrestling with these very questions in her practice – and now, on this podcast. With guests from all walks of life including media, culture, politics, tech, business & activism, Shoshanna examines the overlap of our goals, relationships, boundaries and priorities, and how we can navigate them all with self-awareness and intention. What do we want our lives to look like? Welcome to Your New Life Blend.
Deepti Sharma has had a busy few years. An entrepreneur who spent her career founding businesses that advocate for female, immigrant and minority communities, Deepti found her NYC catering platform suddenly upended in March 2020 by the pandemic.
Pivoting on a dime, she partnered with World Central Kitchen to feed more than half a million New Yorkers, and then ran for New York City Council to address the broken systems that keep underrepresented communities on the sidelines. She didn’t win, and subsequently joined Barnard University’s Athena Center for Leadership as its first Entrepreneur in Residence to guide students on how to bring their mission driven business ideas to life. All of which is to say that for the past three years, this lifelong builder has been in rebuild mode, iterating and re-evaluating on the way to what’s next.
In this episode of “Your New Life Blend,” host Shoshanna Hecht talks to Deepti about how she’s grown comfortable projecting confidence (even when it feels uncomfortable), becoming the role model she didn’t have, and the joy of spending time with people she loves – including herself.