In this conversation, Navin shares with me his experiences in therapy and answers some of my questions:
I really enjoyed my conversation with Navin. He shared so many valuable insights in what has come up for him in therapy as an Asian American. I hope our conversation gives you a better understanding of what can happen in therapy.
Navin Kadaba (he/him) identifies as a South Asian American man. As a child of Indian Immigrants growing up in predominantly white environments, he's been on a lifelong journey to explore and experience his full self as an Asian-American. Navin's background in science & technology brought him to Google with aspirations of building products, but his passion for people and values of empathy and equity led him to People Operations where he manages an HR team. Both inside and outside work, Navin enjoys connecting with people and having tough conversations about racial identity, cultural context, and civic engagement. At home, Navin dedicates himself to caring for his partner (involving a lot of cooking) and tending to their canine companion.