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The People Dividend Podcast

Jan 25, 2022

Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am your host Mike Horne, and joining me today is Darya Funches who is a transformation expert for individuals, organizations, leaders, and communities, her focus is on helping them reach their greatest potential. Darya is the president and founder of REAP Unlimited a company focused on Transformational Services.


Today, we talk deeply about transformation, its meaning, value, and how our belief systems can get in the way of an authentic transformation.


Key Takeaways:

[2:35] Darya talks about her professional journey.

[3:45] What is different about the concept of transformation?

[7:30] Real transformations are deep.

[8:31] Is work in a transformative period now?

[15:22] What is the nature of congruency and alignment with respect to the outcomes of transformation?

[18:30] You might have to suspend (or even dismantle) your belief system when beginning a transformational journey.

[20:30] Darya talks about how she approaches her clients’ belief systems along with the results they are seeking.

[22:10] Can you bring your all-self to work?

[27:03] Darya talks about her current projects.

[32:40] Trust is the foundation of authentic leadership and team performance.

[38:25] Things can be different.


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