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35 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 22: Abby Brody
This week, we're speaking to Abby Brody, who's the founder and CEO of MYX, which is a startup focused on revolutionising the higher education experience. Abby is a lifelong educator whose passion for supporting the next generation in their perpetual learning journey is really evident for all to see. She herself is a lifelong learner and she brings a fresh perspective to what is needed to truly support the future of work by creating experiences for young adults to find their purpose and be what she describes as life-ready. I can't wait for you to hear our conversation and also, maybe start to think about your own journey of learning. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | 11 days ago
Episode 21: June Chua
Today, I'm talking to June Chua, who is the founder of The T Project, Singapore's first and only social service for the transgender community. June describes herself as an out and proud trans woman whose boundless energy and thirst to live at what she describes as her fairytale life has really redefined activism and being a major driver on the changes that have taken place in the trans community within Singapore. Our conversation was filled with lightness and humor, as well as poignant messages around representation and inclusion. As we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility, let's all hope that we hear more stories like June's because I'm sure you'll agree after listening it's well worth it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 20: Melissa MacGowan
Today, we're talking to the energetic Melissa McGowan based in Melbourne, Australia. Melissa is an experienced talent leader and now an entrepreneur who's on a mission to help people become their own chief energy officer. Having lived all over the world and experiencing what she describes as her own energy crisis, Melissa is focused on supporting leaders and individuals tap into their energy resources that allow them to feel truly alive and ultimately thrive. We hope you enjoy our conversation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | 25 days ago
Episode 19: Lavinia Thanapathy
Today we speak to Lavinia Thanapathy. Lavinia is a motivational speaker known for encouraging individuals and corporates to embrace the crazy. She's an active advocate for gender equity having been the vice president of the Singapore Council for Women's Organizations as well as chairing the Inspiring Girl's Singapore program. She is also the co-author of the Amazon bestseller, Unleash Your Voice: Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman. On top of all this, Lavinia is a mother and step mother to five children currently based in Berlin. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | a month ago
Episode 18: Cassandra Treadwell
Today, I speak to the incredibly inspiring Cassandra or Cass Treadwell who is the co-founder and CEO of So They Can, an international NGO supporting vulnerable communities in East Africa. Cass founded the business, having been profoundly moved by her experiences visiting Africa when she was backpacking in her youth. Her determination, perseverance, and vision really are second to none. This has driven her to build this phenomenal business that is now supporting over tens of thousands of children in Kenya and Tanzania across 40 schools. She is a powerhouse and I can't wait for you to hear not just her story, but also countless stories she shares about people she's met and been inspired by along the way. Get ready, cause you'll surely want to follow in her footsteps and change the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | a month ago
Episode 17: Gail Gibson
In today's episode, I'm speaking to Gail Gibson, who is known as the Can-Do coach. Gail has lived and worked all over the world and currently finds herself residing in Malaysia. She is the author of two business books, the owner of her own business, and a vocal advocate for the power of developing a growth mindset. In our conversation, she offers practical thoughts on how individuals can embrace their own can-do approach and discusses the difference that this can really make in a life worth living. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 15: Sara Morales
Today, we talk to Sara Morales, who is a talent leader based in San Francisco. Sara is a passionate leader who spent her life amplifying and supporting other leaders, both in her work and in her personal life. In our conversation, she shares brilliant insights about what the future of work might hold and also compelling stories about how she herself has navigated her own career and supported the career of countless others around her. We found our conversation to be full of actionable advice, wrapped in a blanket of genuine humility and authenticity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 14: Cara Brennan Allamano
In today's episode, we're talking to Cara Brennan Allamano who is SVP People, Places and Learning at Udemy, the world's largest private ed-tech company. She's also a Forbes contributor, a prominent voice in the HR community, a mom, and an avid learner. In our conversation, Cara shares her own story around how she curates a very busy life, as well as offering her views on the importance of perpetual learning and leaning into our innate curiosity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 13: Supriya Jain
This week, we're talking to the unstoppable Supriya Jain. Supriya is an author, a TEDx speaker, a solopreneur, and a single mum. Her story is one of endless resilience of courage and bravery. Supriya vulnerably shares her story, her life's experiences and showcases her consciously curated approach to how she lives. Tune in for another really inspiring story from an incredible lady. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 12: Sacha Dekker
On today's episode we're talking to the incredibly insightful and inspirational Sacha Dekker. Sacha is the very definition of resilience and her story is full of perseverance and strength. Sacha is a seasoned senior learning and development executive, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and just an all-around powerhouse. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 11: Kellie Tomney
On today's episode we're talking to Kellie Tomney, who is a career and personal brand expert, an author, business owner, and future future-proofer based in Sydney, who is determined to see people own and plan their future. Kellie describes herself as a growth amplifier, an activator of potential, and she exudes passion and purpose in literally everything she does. Have listened today to her thoughts on how we can all future-proof ourselves, our businesses, and the people around us. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 10: Maya Toussaint
After a short break over the New Year, today we're back and talking to Maya Toussaint who is a diversity, inclusion and belonging advocate, a talent marketer, a public speaker and sommelier, based in Quebec, Canada. Maya has a vivacity and personality that truly lights up any stage she is on. Today she shares her views on how we can all make the world a place where anybody can show up fully as themselves and not only belong but ultimately thrive. We can't wait for you to hear our conversation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 9: Vittoria Zipoli Caiani
On today's episode, we talk to Vittoria Zipoli Caiani who is a coach, a coaching certifier, a mentor, a change-maker and an advocate supporting female change-makers around the world. She has lived and worked all over the world, and lights up when you hear her talk about igniting people's inner warrior and finding their sparkle within. I'm sure you will be as captivated by our conversation as I was. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 8: Gail Wong
On today's episode, we talk to Gail Wong, the managing partner at Her Capital which is a venture fund based in Singapore investing in female-founded businesses within South East Asia. Gail describes herself as someone who is terrible with small talk which is absolutely perfect for our podcast because it allows us and allowed us to go deep into her thinking around diversity and inclusion, depression, purpose and humanity. Buckle up for our fascinating conversation with Gail. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 7: Debbie Watkins
In today's episode, we are talking to Debbie Watkins, who is the co-founder of a business called Lucy. Lucy is a technology company which is designed to really help female entrepreneurs who are often overlooked, under-estimated and unbanked. Her mission is to change that and to level the financial playing field, citing Melinda Gates who says that "when money flows into the hands of women, everything changes", and this is exactly what Debbie is driven to do. She has lived all over the world, everywhere from Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, the UK and Singapore; and also worked across more than thirty countries so it is safe to say she brings a wealth of experience of cross-cultural literacy and plenty of ideas for how we can change the world by focusing of equitable access to all resources. We hope you enjoy our conversation where we hear more about her incredible story, her journey to where she is today and what she is passionate to do for women the world over. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 6: Stephanie Harrison
Stephanie is the Founder and CEO of The New Happy which is a platform designed to help people redefine happiness. With an impressive corporate career behind her at many well-known organizations; and with a masters in positive psychology, Stephanie looked around and felt so strongly that our society had happiness all wrong that she wanted to do something about it. This is a special episode that covers everything from a redefinition of what happiness and success is to how we redesign our lives after major setbacks or challenges. Stephanie was so brilliant, in fact, that we had an almost impossible task to cut this down to length that we usually share so we hope that you'll forgive us for a slightly longer episode but I am sure you'll agree that after listening that it was totally worth it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 5: Nadia Espinosa
On today's episode, we are joined by Nadia Epsinosa, who is the Director of Finance in Asia-Pacific for LinkedIn but she's so much more that that. She is a passionate powerhouse who's thirst for life is really apparent to anybody who has had a chance to meet her. In our conversation today, Nadia shares really candidly and openly about her experiences, whether it was moving countries all over the world, the trauma of her adjustment to motherhood and along the way offers these warm authentic stories that really will capture your hearts and leave you on the edge of your seat. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 4: Gem Deavin
Today, we are joined by Gemma Deavin, the founder of Mount Henry Honey. After a long career in broadcasting and media producing, most recently with the ABC; and after the birth of their first child, Gem and her husband realised they were sitting on a gold mine. Well actually, it was more a gold hive to be fair, with a generations long interest in bee-keeping and honey producing so they took the bold step to set up their family business, Mount Henry Honey, with two very little children and have never looked back. Here is our conversation where we connect on the importance of family, of recognising the various chapters in our life, and the power of tiny incremental gains. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 3: Sher-Li Torrey
In today’s episode we talk to Sher-Li Torrey who is the Founder of Mums@Work and Career Navigators here in Singapore. Sher-Li started this business a decade ago with a desire to build a workplace that is flexible at the outset and that places its employees at the centre. In our discussion today Sher-Li shares some honest truths about her own experience as a Mumpreneur and why ten years on she is still so energised by the purposeful work she is doing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 2: Elly Both
On today’s episode we hear from the Founder and Director at Bright Green, Elly Both.Elly is a self-proclaimed green geek and nature-lover and she is also a fellow mum of boys, avid blogger and minimalist with a strong and palpable passion for creating a greener world both in our homes but also our workplaces. In our conversation we cover everything from why she is so focused on living true to her values, on the legacy she is motivated to leave in the world and the small things that each of us can do everyday to make the world a greener place for generations to come. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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