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Fried on Business- CHANGE: Personal & Community Evolution

Episode 555: 03-11-20

Jim Fried has an enlightening conversation with Rajan “Bobby” Chopra, CEO & Executive Coach at Chopra Coaching Miami, and Neisen O. Kasdin, Office Managing Partner of Akerman LLP. The three of them discuss personal development, community evolution and how gentrification can mean positive change.


As a coach, I’m a practitioner, not a preacher…there’s a difference. My value to clients is embedded in the coaching process and the application of the five I’s: Integrity, Inquiry, Insights, Ideas and Inspiration.

Bobby Chopra coaches C-suite and mid-level executives, investment professionals, entrepreneurs and other high achievers on leadership development, business strategy, organizational culture, innovation and change management. With three decades of global business experience in various leadership roles at public and private companies, as a founder of several business startups, he understands the disruptive challenges that professionals face each day.
Through powerful inquiry, thoughtful insights, pragmatic ideas, an inspirational style and a foundation of integrity in a safe and confidential environment, Bobby partners with clients and help them find clarity, overcome challenges, and move beyond self-limiting beliefs. Together they co-create a plan and take actionable steps for creating sustainable change in clients’ thinking and decision-making.

Bobby helps clients:
• become inspiring leaders
• sharpen strategic thinking and decision making skills
• manage disruptive change and innovation
• think strategically about organizational culture and communications
• become better team managers


Neisen Kasdin serves as managing partner of Akerman’s Miami office. A former mayor of Miami Beach and leader in the revitalization of South Beach, he brings extensive civic experience to his work on urban revitalization and the development of complex, large-scale, multi-use projects.

Respected as a leader in urban development, he serves as vice chair of the board of directors for the Miami Downtown Development Authority and was responsible for leading the creation of Miami’s Downtown Master Plan. Many of his clients’ projects – from Brickell City Centre to Miami’s Design District and the Faena District – have been groundbreaking, transforming Miami’s urban spaces with a blend of retail, office, and residential properties. In addition to large-scale projects, Neisen has represented clients in developments in emerging Miami neighborhoods such as Little Haiti and Wynwood.

Neisen is recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 as a leading land use and zoning lawyer in Florida. Clients value his attention to detail and thorough knowledge of building codes and government agencies, as well as his deep understanding of what a neighborhood needs, what is achievable, and what challenges may arise in the future.


Episode 555: 03-04-20

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