Episode 54 – Gayathri Shukla

Gayathri Shukla works in digital transformation in the mining industry in Canada. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. She is founder of Campfire Kinship, an organization that uses story telling to help teams and individuals build empathy, find their strengths, and find belonging. Story telling is Gayathri’s super power.

Episode Notes

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check

Gayathri shares how digitalization is transforming the mining industry and her path from getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering degree and MBA led her into her current role. She began her career working at a mine in northern Canada. She shares how her early career field experience influences her leadership style.

We also discuss the importance of communication skills and the sometimes forgotten important skill of empathetic listening and listening to understand vs. listening to respond.

Gayathri founded Campfire Kinship, a platform that uses storytelling to develop skills and empathy for a wide variety of people in many different walks of life.

Campfire Kinshiphttps://campfirekinship.com

Haul truck capacities range from 40 short tons (36 long tons; 36 t) to 496 short tons (443 long tons; 450 t). Large quarry-sized trucks range from 40 to 100 short tons (36 to 89 long tons; 36 to 91 t). A good example of this is the Caterpillar 775 (rated at 70 short tons [62 long tons; 64 t]). (Wikipedia)

Digital Transformation or Digitalization is the adoption of digital technology to transform services or businesses, through replacing non-digital or manual processes with digital processes or replacing older digital technology with newer digital technology. (Wikipedia)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), only 2.2 percent of electricians, 2.8 percent of carpenters, and 5.3 percent of welders are women. All in all, women make up a tiny portion of the skilled trade workforce throughout the United States. (www.tallo.com)

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