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Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional

Nov 29, 2021

Gaurav was a consultant with McKinsey and a leader in their Organization Practice in North America. Before McKinsey, he worked in marketing for Pepsi Cola International and Procter & Gamble in Europe, the Middle East, and India, and he has counselled and coached hundreds of senior leaders as they lead their organizations through transformation, with a special focus on coaching them on personal mastery, difficult conversations, and strategic thinking.

Mark is an engineer by training, he began his career as a Navy officer and member of the US Naval Construction Battalion. He is also a McKinsey alum and has worked across multiple industries, including financial services, high tech, biotech manufacturing, IT services, and governmental offices. Read more about their book at

Key points include:

  • 05:24: Gaurav’s work in cultural transformation
  • 08:32: The art and science of achieving standing breakthrough results
  • 13:27: Identifying and moving through fear
  • 26:16: Freeing the angel in the stone

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