The Authenticity Principle

The Authenticity Principle

In a society that pushes conformity, how can you courageously choose to be who you really are despite the fear of judgment? How can you change your life so that you are living your best? How can you ensure you’re showing up at your best in your career, and how can you exemplify this as a leader?

Released in 2017, Ritu Bhasin’s Amazon bestseller The Authenticity Principle focuses on how to resist conformity in a society that fears differences, especially for those who are often “othered”. Drawing from her own experiences with barriers to authenticity, including her personal journey from lawyer to entrepreneur, Ritu explores how leaders can encourage authenticity to foster empowerment, innovation and inclusion in their organizations.

Together with the latest neuroscience, leadership, diversity and mindfulness research and a wealth of practical exercises and tips, The Authenticity Principle unveils a cutting-edge framework for living and leading more authentically.

The Authenticity Principle is a must-read for those seeking to live more authentically and to be more inclusive in how they work and lead!

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Interested in purchasing The Authenticity Principle for your team? We offer discounted rates for bulk purchases in paperback, e-book and audiobook formats. Please contact us for more information and to place a bulk order.

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Reviews of The Authenticity Principle

At a time when many of us want to be more inclusive of others but don’t know how to make it happen, The Authenticity Principle is essential reading. Ritu Bhasin provides a highly practical and realistic action-plan for leaders to revolutionize how they lead their organizations and their teams, with authenticity as a guiding principle. This book is guaranteed to change how you think about yourself and those around you, while giving you the edge you need to be an inclusive leader in today’s world.

Bill Thomas

Global Chairman, KPMG International

I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of this book and was blown away. I read a lot of business and centered self-help books and Ritu Bhasin has written something quite special here. I love the work of Brené Brown, Liz Gilbert, and Sheryl Sandberg; Ritu Bhasin fits right in with them while also centering the needs of people of color and other minority communities. It was so wonderful to read a book that encourages me to be my truest self while acknowledge the oppressive systems that make that difficult. This is a book I will read again and again.

Leonicka Valcius

Chair of The Festival of Literary Diversity

“If you’re looking for a practical guide to help you live your best, most authentic life, then look no further. Ritu does an amazing job of providing neuroscience-based strategies and practices to help you learn to live, work, and lead more authentically. After reading her book, I feel better equipped as a leader to show up every day with my team as more of who I am while empowering my team to do the same. Bringing our true selves to work while appreciating our differences will make us better people and certainly better professionals.”

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Dr. Komal Bhasin, MSW, MHSc, DocSocSci

Komal is bci’s Senior DEI Consultant and Mental Health Expert-in-Residence and an accomplished DEI facilitator, coach, and strategist. Komal has over 20 years of experience in providing strategic and advisory guidance and program development across a range of sectors, with a particular concentration in mental health and racial inclusion. Komal is also the founder of Insayva Inc., a social enterprise focused on providing accessible DEI and health equity support to charities and non-profit organizations.

Komal has extensive experience in creating and delivering programming in a range of DEI areas, including unconscious bias, cultural competence, mental health inclusion, psychological safety, and allyship. She is passionate about driving transformational change in workplaces and has worked closely with bci clients — corporations, professional services firms, health care providers, and educational institutions — to embed cultures of DEI within their organizations.

Komal has provided one-on-one inclusion coaching to hundreds of senior leaders and brings a unique approach that is informed by her background as a therapist. She is able to expertly handle sensitive conversations and situations and works with leaders to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advance racial/ethnocultural, gender, and mental health-related equity across teams and organizations. Komal also offers a performance coaching program designed specifically for BIPOC leaders. This program aims to help BIPOC leaders harness their place, position, and identity to thrive in the workplace and beyond. Komal is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

As bci’s Mental Health Expert-in-Residence, Komal offers tremendous expertise around workplace mental health. As a doctoral trained mental health clinician, certified health executive, and registered social worker, Komal has assisted organizations looking to advance employee mental health inclusion and well-being through offering programming on inclusive dialogue, anti-stigma, burnout prevention, psychological safety, resilience, and self-care. Komal is committed to advancing mental health and wellness across the life course; she currently serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and previously served on the board of Children’s Mental Health Ontario and the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

When Komal is not working, you’ll find her painting, cooking or snuggling with her cat.