Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast

Prerika Agarwal – Become the CEO of Your Life

April 20, 2023 Marie Gervais Season 6 Episode 8
Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast
Prerika Agarwal – Become the CEO of Your Life
Show Notes

Prerika Agarwal’s Bio:
Prerika Agarwal is the Founder and CEO of Inspiration Careers. She is a certified Executive Coach with 18+ years of leadership experience at Fortune 500 companies.

Episode Highlight:
All her life, Prerika focused on high achievement but realized it was rooted in a desire to please other people and feel seen. Despite landing corporate jobs with impressive titles, she wasn’t feeling fulfilled. Her transformation came when she became a coach and saw how she could truly fulfil her purpose by helping others fulfil theirs.



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“Being driven is a thought. It’s how you see yourself and who you see yourself as.”

“Rest, relaxation and giving yourself space to breathe is the most productive tool.”


Childhood Incidents:

When Prerika was 11, her family moved from Queens to Long Island. This was a huge turning point for Prerika because she was the only brown girl in a white school and she felt out of place. To find a way to belong Prerika joined all the academic clubs making friends, gaining influence and feeling that she belonged. She was a member of 13 clubs, leaving her over extended and burnt out with no downtime.

Influential Groups:
The group that Prerika identifies with the most is the coaching and self-development community. What has been most helpful to her is the concept of “control what you can” while focusing on changes you can control rather than obsessing over what you can’t change.

Temperament and Personality:
Growing up, Prerika always thought of herself as an introvert. Over the years, that has deepened her sense of identity, and her confidence has grown to comfortably converse with people.

Cultural Epiphanies:
The area on Long Island she grew up in was a place for the wealthy. Her subconscious immediately registered that the affluent people she knew were not inclusive nor nice. From her Indian culture, Prerika carried feelings of guilt when spending money on herself.

Thriving Environment:
Prerika thrives with clients who are hungry for change and willing to take the risk of bigger rewards by embracing the discomfort of the journey to truly become the CEOs of their own lives.

Soapbox Moment:
Prerika invites us to step into being the CEOs of our lives. A CEO holds a lot of power and has unshakable confidence. A CEO is ready to take risks for the well-being of the organization. Prerika asks us to do the same with our lives regardless of our titles.

Tagline: You are the CEO of your life. Everyone benefits when you focus on what is within your control. 

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