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Why People Do What They Do
64 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
WPDWTD: Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum (former Chief Justice of Malaysia)
On this episode we chat with the immediate past Chief Justice, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum. During the conversation, TS Richard shared his journey from very humble beginnings as a Sabahan and his continuous efforts to serve the community under the Osimal Foundation. Find out more about Why People Do What They Do at www.wpdwtd.com =========================== Interview hosted by @jacalyn.kow Produced by Publish A Story at www.publishastory.com
64 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
WPDWTD: Suraya Zainudin (Ringgit Oh Ringgit)
On this episode we chat with the creator of the personal finance website, Ringgit Oh Ringgit, Suraya Zainudin. She is a writer, speaker and digital marketer. She is also the curator of the Money Stories from Malaysians book series. More about Suraya and Ringgit oh Riggit at https://ringgitohringgit.com/ Find out more about Why People Do What They Do at www.wpdwtd.com =========================== Interview hosted by @jacalyn.kow Produced by Publish A Story at www.publishastory.com
60 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
WPDWTD: Fax Ko (CEO) Plus Solar
On this episode of WPDWTD, we had a chat with Fax Ko, the CEO and co-founder of Plus Solar, a company that specialises in renewable energy. Fax is a strong proponent of leaving a positive impact on the people in and out of his company with renewable energy. He shared how he grew his solar energy company organically from the early days to over 150 team members today after eight years. Find out more about Plus Solar at https://plus-solar.com.my/ Find out more about Why People Do What They Do at www.wpdwtd.com =========================== Interview hosted by @jacalyn.kow Produced by Publish A Story at www.publishastory.com
62 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
WPDWTD: Jenny Sun (Wedding Photographer)
On this episode of WPDWTD, we interview Jenny Sun, who shares her creative journey in capturing some of the most treasured moments of her clients as a wedding photographer. Jenny currently shuttles between her two work bases, namely Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. You can view Jenny's portfolio at @jennysun on Instagram or http://www.jennysunblog.com/ Find out more about Why People Do What They Do at www.wpdwtd.com =========================== Interview hosted by @jacalyn.kow Produced by Publish A Story at www.publishastory.com
40 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
WPDWTD: Elaine Daly Video (Lead Up)
On this episode of WPDWTD, we interview Datin Elaine Daly, she is a staple in the Malaysian entertainment industry over the past two decades. She talks about her longevity in the entertainment industry, her role as a director in the Miss Universe Malaysia Organisation (MUMO), and her vision for starting Lead Up. Follow Elaine's profiles at @elainedaly and @leadup.asia or visit www.leadup.asia. Find out more about Why People Do What They Do at www.wpdwtd.com =========================== Interview hosted by @jacalyn.kow Produced by Publish A Story at www.publishastory.com
76 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
WPDWTD: Anne Tham (Group CEO of ACE EdVenture) Sri Emas & Dwi Emas International School
On this episode of WPDWTD, we interview Group CEO of ACE EdVenture, Anne Tham on her journey as an education evangelist and an entrepreneur. Anne, together with her sister Melinda founded Sri Emas and Dwi Emas International School. She speaks candidly about her humble beginnings an educator since 1995, the innovation she is driving in the industry and her passion projects as an education evangelist. Follow Anne's channel at Teacher Anne Tham. Find out more about Why People Do What They Do at www.wpdwtd.com =========================== Interview hosted by @jacalyn.kow Produced by Publish A Story at www.publishastory.com
64 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
WPDWTD: Suhaili Micheline (Dance Artiste) @auroradanceschool & @barre.dfit
On this episode, we interview the talented dance artiste, Suhaili Micheline (@suedanza) on her story as a dancer and composer. She shared some insights on the physical and mental aspects of what it takes to succeed as a dancer, managing her dance studios and the performing arts industry in Malaysia. If you would like to check out Suhaili's studios, check out @auroradanceschool & @barre.dfit Find out more about Why People Do What They Do at www.wpdwtd.com =========================== Interview hosted by @jacalyn.kow Produced by Publish A Story at www.publishastory.com
56 minutes | May 29, 2020
WPDWTD: Soonufat Supramaniam (Educator) Leadspire Academy
On this episode of Why People Do What They Do, we speak to Soonufat Supramaniam on his journey to being a teacher and educator. He is the founder of Leadspire Academy (@leadspireacademy) based in Parit Buntar, Perak. It is an education centre that aims towards making learning fun and relevant again through innovative teaching practices that focus on mastery-based learning including performing arts. Soonufat, more fondly known as 'Sir Soon' among his students also shares stories of his experience working as a teacher and a mentor to high school students in the rural town of Lubok Buntar, Kedah.
42 minutes | May 15, 2020
WPDWTD: Red Hong Yi (Artist)
On this episode, we chat with the talented Red Hong Yi on her creative journey as an artist. Known to the world as the “the artist who paints without a paintbrush”, she creates mixed-media installations by reinterpreting everyday materials through the accumulation of objects Red shared with us her creative journey and how she transformed her passion for art into a business. Red's work is featured worldwide on publications including Wall Street Journal, TIME, and New York Times. Sotheby’s Institute has named her one of the “11 art world entrepreneurs you should know”.
40 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
WPDWTD: Sara Chettiar (Clinical Psychologist)
During this unprecedented time when we are enduring a global pandemic, we thought it would be apt to speak to a clinical psychologist. On this episode of Why People Do What They Do, we speak to Ms Saralla (Sara) Chettiar who shares with us how her curiosity towards the workings of the mind drew her to a career in clinical psychology. On top of that, she has always been intrigued with the ways in which people cope in different situations, which has resulted in her writing a psychological resilience treatment manual that is now being tested and will be published soon. Watch and listen to this conversation as we find out from Ms Sara the different coping methods that we can subscribe to in order to protect and maintain our mental health. Produced by Publish a Story. Connect with Ms Sara via LinkedIn at Saralla Chettiar-Pakiam.
59 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
WPDWTD: Datuk Nicol David (Athlete - Squash) | World Champion
We carried out our first Live interview on this episode of Why People Do What They Do, as we are all staying home and trying to keep safe and healthy during this global health crisis. We were so excited to carry out our first live session with none other than world champion and squash queen, Datuk Nicol David, who shared with us her journey from holding a squash racket as a little girl, right to the top spot in the world arena. She shared insights into her love for the game, what kept her on top for nine years straight, and how the dream still remains even after retirement through the Nicol David Foundation. We hope you will enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Produced by Publish a Story Nicol David’s social media platforms:- FB: @nicoldavidofficial IG: @nicoldsquash
61 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
WPDWTD: Jojo Struys Outdoor Interview (OhanaJo Studio - Yoga & Transformative Healing)
On this episode of Why People Do What They Do, we sat down for an outdoor interview with Jojo Struys, a wellness personality who founded a yoga and transformative healing space, OhanaJo Studio based in Kuala Lumpur. Jojo shares her insights about wellness including mindfulness, stress management, spirituality and meditation. For more information about OhanaJo, visit www.ohanajo.com
84 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
WPDWTD: Adam Lobo (Tech YouTuber) Adam Lobo TV
On this episode, we sit down Adam Lobo to find out his journey to becoming one of Malaysia's most recognised Tech Youtubers. During the conversation, Adam shares a lot of his insights about being a content creator including his creative process, dealing with clients, health, fitness and also the business aspect of being a YouTuber. To connect with Adam please check out the links below: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy4s... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamlob0/?h... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adamlobotv/ Website: https://adamlobo.tv/ Email: email@example.com ==================================== Why People Do What They Do (WPDWTD) is a long-form show where we interview talented individuals from various fields to discuss the diversity of working opportunities in the market. To support us, go to www.wpdwtd.com. Hosted by Jacalyn Kow: https://www.instagram.com/jacalyn.kow... Produced by Publish A Story: https://www.publishastory.com/
50 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
WPDWTD: Mabel Story (Clay artist)
In this episode, Mabel shares with us her journey to becoming a self-employed clay artist and how she is leveraging on her passion for business to drive her career forward.
47 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
WPDWTD: Daphne Iking (TV Personality & Emcee)
In this episode of Why People Do What They Do, we speak to Malaysia's television darling, Daphne Iking. She opens up about her 'unplanned' journey of becoming a TV personality, actress, and emcee while juggling through family life and the impact she is striving to create as a social media influencer.
95 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
WPDWTD: Jarold Sng (Concept Artist) Ten Ten Studios
Meet Jarold Sng, a concept artist and the founder of Ten Ten Studio based in Malaysia. Jarold's visual designs have spanned many of today's hottest gaming titles, animations and movies. Watch to learn more about Jarold's journey in finding success as a concept artist, what is it like to run a business in the creative industry and the people that inspire him to do greater things
41 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
WPDWTD: Gajen Nad (Malaysia's First Chindian Comedian)
On this episode of Why People Do What They Do, we sat down with Gajen Nad a.k.a. Malaysia's first Chindian Comedian to find out more about his career as a professional performer.
39 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
WPDWTD: Sherman Foo (Businessperson) S Capital Consolidated
Sherman Foo, CEO of S Capital Consolidated shares his insights about starting and running a successful business from his book, 'Starting Up Right'.
44 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
WPDWTD: Mavis Ang (Hairstylist) Shawn Cutler
In this episode, we interviewed Mavis Ang about her career as a hairstylist on Why People Do What They Do, WPDWTD. Mavis shares her journey of how she started and was certain of her career choice to become a hairstylist even from a young age. Eventually, her passion led her to style for celebrities including TS Michelle Yeoh and Miss Universe Malaysia. Thank you, Shawn Cutler @ Bangsar for hosting us!
56 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
WPDWTD: Tun Zaki Tun Azmi (former Chief Justice of Malaysia)
An interview with Tun Zaki Tun Azmi where he shared nuggets of wisdom about many things including his career as a judge, serving his country as a Muslim, his passion for education and his thoughts about the New Malaysia. Tun Zaki is the current Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and he also served as the former Chief Justice of Malaysia until the year 2011. To find out more about Tun Zaki's Foundation or to purchase his book titled 'No Nonsense', please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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