In this episode of The Culture Gap, the first of two episodes featuring Nikki, she shares how her father was a key influence in her early years who inspired her to achieve the level of success she has today, as well as what she believes is the highest calling of not just a CEO, but any leader.
In this episode of The Culture Gap, the second of two episodes featuring Nikki, she and Daniel discuss the role of communication in bringing people along as digitization and transformation wash over companies.
Generate momentum with a culture of innovation – one that is constantly adapting to a disruptive environment that doesn’t stand still. Understand the capabilities, mindset and skillsets needed to adopt this approach, and how you can be the change agent that helps your organization successfully navigate through risk and uncertainty.
Nikki Barua is the founder and CEO of Beyond Curious, a sought-after consultancy that partners with large companies to accelerate digital transformation. Barua started the company in 2011 with the intention of helping big companies innovate like startups, and she has made it her mission to support business leaders in gaining a clarity of purpose as they guide organizations through change.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Nikki Barua, a leading woman entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of BeyondCurious — an award winning digital transformation consultancy that helps companies like Toyota, Sonos and Miami Heat unlock growth and innovation.
The more you push yourself to take action, the more confidence you gain in your own skills and mindset. In the same way that muscles don’t get stronger without exercise, your confidence won’t grow unless you push yourself.
"Barua, who shared with us part of her journey a few months ago, used a time when she felt she’d hit rock bottom as a turning point. Her experience of getting back up and rediscovering her strengths made her realize that one of her greatest gifts was seeing the gift in other people, being that catalyst and a change agent that helps to bring out the best in other people."
"Instead of seeing every barrier as something that holds us back, we just have to recognize that it’s actually the pathway to getting to the next level. It’s really the obstacle that is the opportunity because that’s what unlocks that super power within us. If the obstacle weren’t there, we would not know our super power."
Before anything else can happen; you need to have the right mindset. There are two parts to this. First, retailers have to constantly think like a startup. “Mindset is the biggest barrier to transformation,” says Nikki.