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Feb 17, 2021

Ever snap-off at work? Ever automatically say “sorry” all the time. Before you berate yourself, this may actually be a biological response? One based on trauma that impacts your feelings of belonging. 


This week my obsession is the Biology of #Belonging. To discuss belonging in the workplace, I talked to the epigenetic coach in tech and founder of iRestart, Rajkumari Neogy.


In this episode, 

  • Rajkumari shares how her upbringing shaped her experience in the workplace (at Facebook and others).
  • What are epigenetics? How do experiences, including traumatic ones, change our biological responses
  • How epigenetics can create better teams in the workplace
  • What true belonging feels like to Rajkumari.


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  • 2:40 - Workplace Headcase Song of the Week!
  • 7:00 - How Rajkumari’s upbringing shaped her experience at work
  • 11:45 - What are epigenetics?
  • 16:45 - How can epigenetic research help workplaces operate better?
  • 19:00 - The 3 tiers of exclusion
  • 26:30 - Rajkumari uses neurobiology to offer explanations of some of my past experiences
  • 31:50 - What would true belonging feel like?
  • 38:45 - How leaders can help their employees that are going down a bad path