32 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Storytelling Masterclass with Jack Vincent - The Strategic Poet
In this episode of #TheStoryHeroes we explore how important it is to tell a story about your startup, your brand and your company and it is literally an art.I had this pleasure of having this awesome conversation with our Story Hero, Jack Vincent the Strategic Poet. Jack’s first love was writing. Then he hit puberty, he says, and it was all downhill after that. As a magazine editor early in his career, then struggled to find work. But he found a big role internationally in marketing communications, then marketing, then sales and business unit head, then sports marketing agency CEO. He’s sold and marketed the worldwide sponsorships to the Olympic Games, the ATP Tennis Masters Series and some other cool stuff — before developing the S.C.O.R.E© Selling Method, which he’s used to train hundreds of organizations, from Fortune 500s to SMEs and startups. Today, Jack’s one of the few seasoned veterans working with startups. That’s because he loves helping them find business success as they change the world and he helps them craft their message and tell their story like a thriller movie... how awesome is that? He helps them sell and tell their business stories, hence the title, Strategic Poet. Check it out on this episode of Story Heroes. #storytelling #story #startups #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship
33 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
#WomeninTech Sales, Technology and Ideas with Lilia
Unleashing the #womenintech track of #TheStoryHeroes. Presenting to you the Sales SuperStar... Lilia Udovychenko. The Amazingly ambitious #womenintech, Lilia is Miracle worker and Head of Sales at a top software development agency. Demonstrated history of launching software projects for SMBs & setting up digital businesses in the GCC, the USA and Europe. Direct & bold advocate for new ways of thinking.In this Episode we explore Lilia's journey to become Head of Sales and how she was attracted to tech from the very beginning of her career. We also explore how it works with the Ukrainian IT firms and why MLSDev is different and how it is to be a woman in the men's world.We also explore how can one protect IP but still outsource the project without any problem and what is Lilia's message to all the amazingly ambitious women out there.This episode is one hell of a ride. #podcast #tech #women #womenintech #girlpower #girlboss #technology #outsourcing #startups #entrepreneurs #girlpower #womeninbiz
50 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Self Love, Soul Coaching and Entrepreneurship
In the 7th episode of the The Story Heroes we present you Saliha Wazirzada who is a Soul Coach and Podcaster with a demonstrated history as an Award winning Film Maker. This episode of very special because it is the first episode where we do a collaboration between the podcast "Untold Story Told" by Saliha Wazirzada.So thrilled to get this out to you as we speak about what exactly is soul coaching, self love and entrepreneurship and how to build a brand that people can trust and how to believe in yourself and your abilities as an individual.
34 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
Startups, Entrepreneurs and Eco-Systems with Abe Seksek
In this episode, Ammar Akhtar the founder and CEO of Finalrentals talks to Abe Seksek about Startups, Entrepreneurs and Eco-Systems.It was amazing to learn about Abe's journey and the challenges he faced on his way to become a successful serial entrepreneur and eco-system builder.Ibrahim “Abe” Seksek is the current COO of MENA and Russia of Startupbootcamp, a Rainmaking company. Before joining Startupbootcamp he Co-Founded a couple of companies such as ZenHR Solutions, which addresses the entire HR cycle, and Crystel, Jordan's first business process outsourcing (BPO) provider. Ibrahim also worked as Head of Global Operations Support for Naspers, the parent company of dubizzle and OLX, which oversaw the operations in 70 countries.
34 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Startups and Innovation with Pawel Urbanski
In this episode Ammar Akhtar the Founder and CEO of Finalrentals chats with Pawel Urbanski (two times TedX Speaker) about Startups and Innovation. Yes we also talked about Unicorns with no cash and Cashcows with loads of it. Take a listen :)Pawel Urbanski works as a coach, mentor or advisor on the team or individual side, and as process improvement or innovation consultant on technical and business model side.He stopped using paper in August 1999 what makes him qualified to be called digital. He used to climb the Seven Summits, what is a great lesson of reducing risk to zero, and managing very ambitious team of individuals. He is a professional speaker, and spoke at TEDx twice besides speaking for companies or associations.He think that every project or venture needs both: stability and appreciation for even not so popular ways of doing things, and a factor of not negotiable change clearly coming on the horizon. Examples of which can be 10 000 people turning 60 years old in the USA every day, farmers needing more water than energy storage, or dealing with employee retension before obsessing about difficult to measure talent.
39 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Productivity and Work Life Balance with Farrukh Ahmed
Welcome to another episode of story heroes with Ammar Akhtar the Founder and CEO of https://www.finalrentals.comIn this episode we talk about the future of productivity and work life balance post COVID19 world and how people can find their purpose and passion by just getting few things right and keeping it simple.Farrukh Ahmed also shares his childhood experiences and how he had this vision for productivity and direction from the early days.Amazing story indeed.Farrukh Ahmed is an Executive Coach and a Corporate Trainer. Farrukh specializes in Productivity and Time Management and helps people become their absolute best by enhancing their potentials. Other than his day job, Farrukh his also a Podcastor, a Motivational Speaker and a Musician, and he teaches the art of having a perfect balance in work and personal life. Farrukh can be contacted at: Twitter: @FarrukhTalks LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/farrukhahmed Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://farrukhahmed.com
26 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Journey of Entrepreneurship with Ayesha Mumtaz Khan
In this episode we explore a woman's journey to entrepreneurship. Welcome Ayesha Mumtaz Khan from Pakistan who is a symbol of women empowerment. Introducing Ayesha Mumtaz Khan, Founder Hop Orbits with over 9 years of experience. Previously worked as Project Manager on exciting digitisation projects like launching first digital women's archives in one of South Asia's first women college which also happens to be a hundred year old heritage institute, the famous, Kinnaird College for Women. I helped them digitize and curate more than 3000 artifacts. Served as project manager for Pakistan's first digital litigation system currently running in Lahore High Court. Loves to work on content strategy, research startups, data analytics, digital museums and archives. Recently launched an awareness platform in Pakistan to combat child sexual abuse in the country and advocate for the rights of the children. Through my content direction and strategies, we were able to convey our message and reach more than 500k people in just 30 days with a 100 pieces of content on a bootstrapped budget. Her personal motto is 'learn, share, collaborate'.
35 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
From the Horse's Mouth with Tauseef Qadri
In this episode we have a Story Hero. A person who we can call the "horse whisperer".Fortune 250 executive turned Entrepreneur to save the world of horses. His story is about incredible grit and resilience to transforming passion into real business. Take a listen!Tauseef Qadri brings a richly diverse background and a unique set of perspectives. As an entrepreneur, Tauseef is passionate about building people capability and realizing the potential of ideas. He has worked in start ups and Fortune 250 Multinationals in senior leadership roles. Most recently, He was the People and Transformation Lead at Yum! Brands (Global Parent company, KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell). A passionate individual, he is the Founder of Cavago, a tech start up out of Dubai and Singapore. Cavago is a web and App (IOS & Android) booking platform for equestrians and people who love horses. Cavago was created as a result of a life-long passion for horses, and a search for uniting all horse lovers and equestrians from across the globe. Tauseef is a thought leader on the topic of leadership development and he has presented the topic in conferences in Poland, Germany, UAE, Egypt, KSA, Sri Lanka and the UK. Tauseef has studied Business Strategy & Artificial Intelligence at MIT. He has been educated at the UK’s premier academic institutions, Loughborough University and has an MSc in Sustainable Development from SOAS, University of London.
38 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Mental Wellness and Journey of Entrepreneurship with Swadhin Jitti
In this first ever episode of "The Story Heroes" podcast we explore the store of Swadhin Jitti also known as Swey. She had incredible story to tell and how she has transformed her life beginning from a very traumatic early days combating the domestic abuse to getting into Cambridge to become a successful entrepreneur in the UAE.She is definitely the hero of her story. Take a listen.Swadhin Jitti is a Mindset + Business Coach, Mental Health Speaker, Therapist, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Kaleidoscopic Vision. With credentials in CBT, holistic therapy, life + business coaching, she is an entrepreneur with a driven passion for mental health, based on her personal and professional experience. She graduated from the University of Cambridge at the age of 19, double majoring in Developmental & Child Psychology as well as English Language & Literature. Prior to the many hats that she wears at present, she worked as a Special Educator for 6 years to help children and adolescents on the spectrum.