In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Kevin Shah. Kevin is an out gay entrepreneur, product manager with an engineering background, immigrant, filmmaker, startup founder of Jaago, and so much more.
I listed many things that Kevin identifies as, an illustration of intersectionality. Kevin and I discuss what is intersectionality, the buzzword that has become quite popular in the realms of diversity and inclusion over the past few years. It is key to understanding yourself and others to build empathy. Empathy is the ability to deeply listen and understand another person’s point of view. When a person has empathy for themselves and others communication is greatly improved.
Improving one’s empathy can have significant benefits in both personal and work relationships by increasing your emotional intelligence. Jaago is a free to download and use smartphone app you can use to learn empathy for yourself and others in just 6 minutes a day. Jaago users create a profile that after answering some questions deduces the user’s intersectional profile and current empathy score. Jaago is committed to user privacy and vowed to never share user information with any entity outside of Jaago. Users then use the smartphone app to watch short videos that are no longer than 3-minutes each. It is recommended to watch 2 a day. Users are capped at 6 videos a day to not burn out and ensure optimal retention. Users answer a few short questions after each video that capture their understanding of the video and how they felt about it. Over time these answers are used to gauge the user’s empathy score where personal growth is is the goal. Users may further participate by uploading short videos sharing their own personal stories for other Jaago users to view. Anyone may use the Jaago app.
Kevin shared that his early goal is to target corporations and businesses of all sizes to offer Jaago as an employee benefit. Kevin explained that empathy supports diversity and inclusion which is a key focus for most businesses. Kevin shares his background and how working as a product manager for technology companies that put interactive screens and the internet on airplanes, his own interest in film making, and working as a product manager in body cameras for police set him on his path to founding Jaago.
Jaago is a self-improvement app. Download it today and give it a try.
To connect with Kevin find him on OutBüro here. https://outburo.com/profile/kevinshah/
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