Episode 12

Reshma’s Journey
Being a Rebel, a Love for Football Growing Up, Finding a Sense of Belonging & Her Passion for Working with Leaders

with Reshma Karia

Reshma Karia, headshot

Episode 12

Reshma’s Journey
Being a Rebel, a Love for Football Growing Up, Finding a Sense of Belonging and Her Passion for Working with Leaders

with Reshma Karia

Reshma Karia, headshot

Welcome to another episode of the Journey Podcast!

In today’s episode, I’m having a conversation with Reshma Karia, a Leadership and Executive coach and mental health employment advisor. Reshma brings a background in mental health, mindfulness and therapeutic approaches to her coaching.

Reshma is actually my coach and she works with Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic colleagues in the organisation I work in, and I have been working with her for over 6 months now. So in this episode, the role has been reversed and I enjoyed asking her lots of questions!

In this episode, she shares the story of being a rebel growing up, her love for football, trying to find a sense of belonging.

Her story is truly inspiring and I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Highlights of the episode:

  • Born to Indian parents and refugees from Uganda to UK
  • Being a middle child
  • Having a dual cultural identity and trying to find a place
  • Being a rebel as a child
  • Fighting for opportunities to play football as a young girl
  • Studying Banking at University
  • Passion for working with people
  • Working as a Mental Health Employment Advisor
  • Her ‘why’ behind her passion for coaching leaders and future leaders


Reshma’s bio:

Reshma Karia is a Leadership and Executive coach and mental health employment advisor, bringing a background in mental health, mindfulness and therapeutic approaches to her coaching.

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