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Inspire Someone Today

Srikanth

Inspiration is all around us. You don’t have to be an epitome of success to be inspiring. This podcast focuses on bringing in stories, learnings, and experiences from a cross-section of people that is worthy and has messages to all. People who are like you and me - our heroes are someone in our neighborhood, in the family, the storekeeper, the aspiring student or the budding entrepreneur, and many more unsung individuals. Join me on this journey of learning together and growing together so that together we can, Inspire Someone Today!

E53 - Atul Shinghal - Scripting Financial Wellness
Atul Singhal - Founder, and CEO of Scripbox owns and operates an online investing platform that distributes mutual funds in India. Its platform allows investors to buy and sell equity, debt, and tax-saving mutual funds. Atul Singhal founded Scripbox in 2012. It has its headquarters in Bengaluru IndiaAtul started Scripbox as he felt strongly that India deserved better than what was on offer for the common investor. Having spent over 15 years building businesses in South Africa, the UK, and India, Atul brings expertise and experience in taking companies from 10 to 100 and beyond.Scripbox, Atul is in charge of growth and his mission is to help a million families achieve financial freedom, by making Scripbox the preferred partner in their wealth creation journey.He is passionate about Entrepreneurship and apart from founding and scaling two successful start-ups, Scripbox and Probe Information Services (both well funded by leading VCs in the world), he also actively mentors a number of start-ups, including being involved with NSRCEL. He is also a regular speaker at Fintech and Entrepreneurship forums.Atul is an alumnus of Mayo College, IIT Madras, and IIM Bangalore.Timestamps Lessons from being an entrepreneur - 3:30Working with VCs as an entrepreneur - 10:20Financial wellness, the what and how of it - 16:22What are the right investing instruments - 25:30Trends in the stock market - 31:54Atul’s journey as a late-stage entrepreneur - 37:50QuotesMore people die of overeating than starvationCapital doesn’t come with conditions but comes with expectationsFinancial goals without a plan are like having a bucket listLet Power of Compounding be your friendConnect with Atul Singhal : LinkedIn |  Twitter|  WebsiteDo not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - May 27'22.
1w ago
43 mins
E52 - Krishna Gopal - Rekindle the Inner Salesperson
KG is a natural mentor and coach. He worked in the corporate world for 38 years across a variety of industries and towards the latter part specialized in IT sales. With several achievements under his belt, KG discovered his IKIGAI in coaching & mentoring when he helped conceive of & deliver the AIM program at Tech Mahindra. He continues to be associated with TechM in helping to enable their sales team.His #PadiHaiwithKG videos and posts are well-read and watched and provide followers with learning based on the rearview mirror of his life. His uncanny ability to use analogies to make a point and his storytelling abilities make him a compelling speaker.He has worked with the CEOs and leadership teams of several mid-sized firms to be their sounding board, review strategy, help with recruitment and provide coaching to senior executives. In this episode we discuss,Are career transition possible so late in your career?Series of small serendipities, paying attention to the signalsDeveloping the inner salespersonWorking with young professionals and traits manger's to watch out forSkills to acquire in an ever-changing business worldPadi Hai, what matters to youHybrid work and the role leaders and managers can playTimestamps Making career transitions and finding IKIGAI - 2:10Rekindling the Inner salesperson - 8:53Nurturing young professionals - 15:02Power of 3 - 23:01Hybrid work expectations - 33:07IST Message - 36:38QuotesIf you don’t get what you like you should like what you getSelling is with each of us, we do not choose to acknowledge itTo be a better professional be a better humanConnect with KG:LinkedInTwitterDo not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - May 12'22.
28-04-2022
40 mins
E51 - Salonee - Investment Lessons from the Pro
Salonee Sanghvi, India’s Top 100 Women in Finance | India’s Wealth Management Thought Leader Award – Nominee | India’s Top 50 Finance InfluencersFourth-generation financial professional with 17+ years of experience in the financial services industry.The dearth of solid, reliable financial advice prompted her to realize her passion to spread financial literacy with transparency to every strata of society. To bridge the gap and provide a customized roadmap she founded My Wealth Guide, an endeavor to make a difference to help people become financially independent and attain their goals.Timestamps  Journey towards becoming a personal wealth consultant - 2:34Understanding the investing process - 8:00Long term wealth building - 17:54Evidence-based investing - 21:40Financial lessons post-pandemic era - 31:57QuotesSavings means what you invest and not necessarily what you leave in your bank accountMoney should give you peace of mind, not stress, understand your relationship with moneyNo plan is cast in stone, revisit your money goals regularlyTime in the market is very important than timing the marketConnect with Salonee:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saloneesanghvi/Twitter: @QuirkyLogicWebsite: https://www.mywealthguide.com/  Do not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - Apr 15'22.
14-04-2022
39 mins
E50 - Bijay - Overcoming Vulnerabilities
Bijay Goutaum, Co-founder, WYN Studio & Host- The Inspiring Talk Podcast, a creative content studio specializing in audio storytelling and podcasts.He hosts one of the top podcasts in India- The Inspiring Talk reaching over a million people. His show was among the Top Podcasts on Jio Saavn in 2020 and Gaana in 2021Before all this began, Bijay was working as a Research Scientist in a leading Pharmaceutical Company. He was clearly losing motivation and drive in his life and that's when he started The Inspiring Talk. Within 15 months of starting his podcast, he quit his job to follow his passion for podcasting and inspiring people through his podcast.Timestamps Journey of India’s first podcasting coach - 2:31Elements of vulnerability - 13:47Podcasting trends - 21:34Power of 3 - 29:30Summary from The Inspiring Talks podcast - 37:38IST Message - 45:47QuotesHave self-belief even though people around you dissuadeFocus on one thing without getting distractedJudgment comes in the way of being vulnerableIf you want to connect dots you need to first collect the dotsThink beyond yourselfConnect with Bijay:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bijaygautam/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bijayspeaks/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bijayspeaksTwitter: https://twitter.com/bijayspeaksWebsite: https://bijayspeaks.com Do not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - Apr 15'22.
31-03-2022
50 mins
E49 - Nathalie - Enhancing Customer Experience
Following a thriving career in marketing, Nathalie Schooling founded nlighten in 2005. Since then, she has grown into a multiple award-winning customer experience company, recognized as one of South Africa’s leading CX enterprises. Nathalie is an experienced customer service strategist, trainer, and improvement specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the customer service and experience industry. Her vision is to help South African businesses improve their service and create memorable customer experiences that build their reputation, enhance their profitability, and make them sustainable regardless of market conditions.In this episode we discuss,What is Customer Experience (CX) - From Action to Experience CX trendsCreating Customer journey mapsCX case studiesSkills required to become a CX practitioner Timestamps Fundamentals of CX - 4:13Nathalie’s journey as CX Influencer - 12:57CX trends in the industry - 17:17Customer journey map in a post covid world - 23:393 CX Case studies - 32:47Becoming a CX practitioner - 37:47QuotesSometimes, Less is MoreNever be happy with the “Status quo”Out of bad comes goodYou have to give to receiveConnect with Nathalie: LinkedIn Twitter: @nlightenCXWebsite: https://www.nlightencx.com/ Do not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - Apr 1'22.
17-03-2022
43 mins
E48 - Sanjana - Champion to the Champions
Sanjana Kiran - High-Performance Sport Psychology expert to elite international athletes and elite coaches in preparation for Olympics, World Championships, etc. Torch-bearer for Athlete Psychological Safety Campaign and ambassador of Athlete & Coach Mental Wellness. Mental Resilience App developer. High-Performance Mind Labs curator. Sport Psychology supervisor and guide to sports psychologists. High-Performance Leadership trainer and Sports Coaching facilitator. In this episode Sanjana & Idiscuss,Journey of Sanjana as a high-performance sport Psychologist High-performance sport and PsychologyWorking with OlympiansMasterclass on mental wellbeingTimestamps Journey of Sanjana as a high-performance sport Psychologist - 2:34Working with Olympians - 11:40Decoupling efforts and results paradigm - 18:02Lessons from the champion athletes - 26:56Mental well-being myths, practices and awareness - 30:04QuotesWhat comes between you and your pursuits is yourself - emotions, self-confidence & self-beliefDoes fear help you to thrive or succumb? Differentiate between rational and irrational fearThere is no replacement for EmpathyEvery day is a NEW day - Sunrises for everyoneMind is a part of youBe Inspired by yourself and that will inspire someone elseConnect with Sanjana: LinkedIn Do not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - Mar 18 '22.
03-03-2022
43 mins
E47 - Lalit - Unboxing the New Normal
Lalit is the Founder/ CEO of ANSR and has been instrumental in establishing over 80 GCCs across India and Poland. Prior to founding ANSR, Lalit has served as the CEO of several companies including Datamatics, LG and News Corporation (Star TV). Lalit has also held executive positions as the Chairman and President of Target India and Senior Executive Advisor for IBM, Japan. Lalit started his career in the Indian Navy before retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. While in the Navy, he was the Head of the prestigious Naval Computer Applications Centre in Lonavla and was Senior Engineer Officer at several warships. Lalit earned his engineering degree from BITS Pilani and MS in Computer Science from IIT, Mumbai.In this episode we discuss,5 lives in 1, a sneak preview of Lalit’s journeyThe mindset needed to traverse through multiple domainsThe new world of business post-pandemicThe changing dynamics of the Global Capability CentersThe great resignation - What can business and HR leaders need to doOffices of the future - Definition of hybrid workThe time is now to take advantage of the opportunities that lie aheadTimestamps The early career of Lalit from Indian Navy to being an entrepreneur - 2:09New skills in a post-pandemic world - 8:30The focus for business leaders in the new reality - 13:29Service industries reinvigoration - 25:00The Great Resignation - What should business and HR leaders need to do - 34:20Hybrid work defined - 38:15QuotesLearning while runningFind comfort in getting out of the comfort zoneThe future success and failure of an organization depends on how effectively data is leveragedTake advantage of the opportunities that lie aheadConnect with Lalit: Website, and LinkedIn Do not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - Mar 4 '22.
17-02-2022
43 mins
E46 - Roshan - The New Reason to Work
Roshan Paul has spent his life questioning the status quo and built a career around connecting global citizens to solve social problems across boundaries. He co-founded Amani Institute in 2011 with these values in mind. Raised in Bangalore, India, Roshan has a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Bachelor’s in International Political Economy from Davidson College (a degree he self-designed), and a certificate in Creative Leadership as one of the founding participants of THNK: The Amsterdam School for Creative Leadership. He has guest-lectured at over fifty universities and other institutions around the world, including Harvard, Georgetown, and the World Bank. He served a term on the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Behavioral Science (2016-2018), was awarded a Leadership in Education award by the World Education Congress, and was named one of the Asia Society’s “Asia 21 Young Leaders” in 2018.In this episode we discuss,Roshan’s journey to Impact workMaking of Amani InstituteStart-up & co-founder chemistry 3 Impact stories from Nairobi, Sao Paulo & BangaloreNew Reason to workTimestamps Early career of Roshan - 1:45Amani Institute - 10:51Chemistry of co-founder success - 16:053 social impact stories from - 21:01Extracts of “The New Reason to Work” - 29:51IST Message - 42:10QuotesPeople will be more fulfilled when they make a differenceNetworking is not about what you get but what you can give - How may I help you?No matter who you are you have a role to play in the Impact sectorTake the first step today, make a move - beautiful things will happen.Connect with Roshan: Website, Book, and LinkedIn Do not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - Feb 18 '22.
03-02-2022
44 mins
E45 - Shreyasi - Return of Harappa - The 21st Century Online Education Company
Journalist turned entrepreneur is the latest Inspirer on this popular podcast Inspire Someone Today. Shreyasi’s journey to entrepreneurship, and higher education, is itself symbolic of the diversity and opportunities of modern careers. She is currently Founder & CEO, Harappa Education — an online education institution that aims to become a necessary and high-quality learning destination for all young professionals. Shreyasi is an alumnus of the Lady Shri Ram College for Women and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. In this episode we discuss,The life and trails of a founder and entrepreneurThe changing trajectory of learningTrends in online learning over the yearsAdvice to wannabe entrepreneurs Responsibility of being a 2 percenterTimestamps The learnings, perks and sleepless nights of a CEO - 2:33Evolution of online education - 9:07The genesis of Harappa - 14:46Career transition decision points of Shreyasi - 22:33Power of 3 - 31:48Challenges of being an entrepreneur - 37:48Fostering teamwork - 43:48QuotesStudent debt is at the highest ever point and at the same point educating oneself is easier than ever - Paul GrahamEducation is not about content but also the contextYou become unique when your career stack is uniqueGiven a chance make the changeConnect with Shreyasi: Website, Book, and LinkedIn Do not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - Feb 4 '22.
20-01-2022
49 mins
Flashback 10 with Srikanth
Flashback 10 is a summary episode capturing key themes from the previous ten episodes. Making paradigm shifts & taking the untrodden path is the key attribute that each of the guests in these last ten episodes has demonstrated. Inspire Someone Today featured the following guests as part of this Flashback 10 - India’s foremost digital marketer Siddharth Rajshekar. An architect with a deep desire of making a social impact by creating playgrounds for underprivileged kids in Pooja Rai. Renowned Futurist, Anton Musgrave. Corporate professional turned Parenting Coach - Susant Kalra. India’s first Sanskrit animated movie creator Ravishankar Venkateswaran is an example of passion, purpose, and grit. CEO of Rugby India and former India Captain Nasser Hussain shared the Rugby movement in India and lessons corporate can imbibe through sports. A master class on Leadership from the newspaper boy to the CEO story of Paul Dupuis. An executive coach working with clients on finding harmony in success was Deepa Natarajan. Photopreneur, Mayur Channagere shared the pitfalls entrepreneurs should watch out for as they scale their venture, and finally, renowned coach Krishnan Raman discussed SMARTER goals and a principles-centric approach to goal attainment. Time Stamps: The Four Lessons:Lesson # 1 - Follow your passion - Defy the odds - 2:55Lesson # 2 - Pragmatic approach to goal setting - 9:44Lesson # 3 - Differentiate amongst competition - 15:54Lesson # 4 - Effective Leadership lessons - 19:58Do not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Follow me on LinkedIn or Instagram.Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, youtube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode - Jan 21’22.
13-01-2022
29 mins
E43 - Krishnan - Principles based approach to Achieving your Goals
Krishnan is an experienced Coach, Mentor, Consultant, Facilitator & Keynote Speaker with more than 25 years of experience in enabling Leadership at all levels across India and other parts of the world. His association with more than 1000 organizations of varying sizes have benefited from his expertise to increase their Sales, Market Share, Profitability, Employee Engagement, Customer Loyalty, Trust, Personal Productivity, and Team/Organizational Execution Capabilities. He lives in Gurugram, India and his Personal Mission is to enable the highest potential in every individual he serves. His Vision is to make the current world a better & peaceful place for future generations.In this episode we discuss,Who needs coaching? The new definition of goal setting, from SMART goal to SMARTER goals. Towards a principles-based decision making in life or in business, the practice one can adapt. The 7 habits framework from the person who worked closely with Dr. Stephen Covey. How do you achieve goals, not on the goal itself but the action thereon? Experience sharing by collaborating with Dr. Covey. Coaching tipsAkhand Jyoti, a social foundation with a mission Timestamps What is Coaching and who is it for - 2:04SMART goals to SMARTER goals - 7:30Principles-based approach - 13:217 Habits of Highly Effective People framework - 18:403 coaching tips to all our listeners - 27:48Akhand Jyoti, a social foundation with a mission - 31:35QuotesCoaching is all about conversations that expand peoples thinkingMethods can vary, values can shift but Principles remain the samePeople don’t fail in achieving goals, they fail in taking actionMotivation is external, Inspiration is internalConnect with Krishnan: LinkedIn Social enterprise AkhandJyoti - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24BZ7JrCHTADo not miss to check out our new website and share your love https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Jan 14 '22.
06-01-2022
35 mins
E42 - Mayur - Picture Perfect
Mayur Channagere is a Photopreneur (photographer and Entrepreneur) and Chief Storyteller at “AGNA”. Having spent over a decade in a corporate set up as a consultant in top Indian Companies, he moved out to pursue his passion for storytelling through Photography and Cinematography as a medium in 2010. Mayur started PhotoMojo (An - AGNA Venture). Photomojo is a leading Photo and Videography production house that strives towards one underlying purpose – the art of visual storytellingMayur starts sharing his experience and challenges of being an entrepreneur, the importance of finding the right mentor, building a team with transparency and complementary skills. Experience sharing working with the likes of Pandit Ravishankar, Kiccha Sudeep, and Mike Cannon. The awesome power of 3 round where Mayur takes us to three wonderful places that cannot be missed. Skills needed to be a good photographer and a powerful message to sign off the show.Timestamps Challenges of being an entrepreneur - 2:23Building a team as an entrepreneur - 11:43Lessons learned from working with larger-than-life personalities - 24:20Power of 3 - 33:52Skills to be a good photographer - 41:39QuotesThe more you teach, the more you share, the more you LEARN.Know your clients, do your homeworkBe prepared to give without any expectationsThe more you read the more you develop your visualizationConnect with Mayur: Website and LinkedIn Do not miss to check out our new website and share your love  https://inspiresomeonetoday.in/Follow me on LinkedIn or Instagram.Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Jan 7 '22.
30-12-2021
46 mins
E41 - Deepa - Change is Possible
Deepa NATARAJAN is a leader in the field of change helping highly driven corporate professionals to find success and wellbeing in their whole life. She helps leaders rethink the way they lead by bringing eastern and western practices in service of transforming lives. She has developed a proven methodology to help leaders get unstuck from old patterns, to achieve the success they desire whilst experiencing a better quality of life.Deepa talks about the year gone by, was it too fast or too slow.  Her journey of becoming an executive coach. Why is change hard? Limiting beliefs that stall us. Breaking paradigms and watching the language we use. The different perspectives to the process of goal setting, key techniques to find internal coherence. Insights on Rethink Leadership. Power of journaling, reflection vs journaling.Timestamps Reflection moments post-pandemic - 1:48Why is change hard - 5:10Language successful people use - 9:22Process of goal setting - 14:02Power of 3 - 18:53Rethink Leadership - 22:10QuotesBe willing and courageous to experiment and be vulnerableCan I be great by playing a safe game?Change doesn’t happen in isolationTell other people how you need to be helpedGetting goals through ease - collective responsibility, co-creation Connect with Deepa: Website and LinkedIn Rethink Leadership MasterclassWant to say Hello, do connect with me on LinkedIn or Instagram.Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Dec 31’21.
16-12-2021
32 mins
E40 - Paul Dupuis - Zen  Leadership Lessons
A global leader with a commendable track record in hands-on business growth and organizational transformation leadership. Paul Dupuis, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Randstad Japan, one of the country's leading HR services organizations, effective 1st July 2021. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Japan, Paul was MD and CEO of Randstad India, where he drove the company to profitability. Paul is a game-changer and a transformational leader.  He published his first book on leadership, The E5 Movement in June 2020. Paul is a passionate ice hockey player and volunteers as a coach and supporter of ice hockey in the remote part of the Himalayas in Northern India.Paul connects with me on this episode on a free-wheeling conversation on a range of topics. Paul shares his early life story starting as a newspaper boy to now the CEO of Randstad Japan. Provides us with the toolbox for life through his own life experiences and learnings. Paul has lived and worked in the APAC region for more than 25 years, leading transformation in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, India, and beyond and provides a perspective of leadership in different cultures and finally his philosophy of “doing well and doing good” which he is demonstrating through his work with the Indian Ice Hockey team at the Himalayas.Timestamps Connecting the DOTS - Paul's backstory - 3:04Toolbox of life - 8:14Leading in different cultures - 9:24Leaders paradigm & characteristics - 16:25E5 Movement of Leadership - 22:22Power of 3 - 32:08Coaching Indian Ice Hockey team - 42:03Key quotes and references from the episode:Everything we do in the past makes us stronger todayAs the rain falls the root grows strongerTake everything seriously nothing personallyStand on the Shoulders of GiantsConnect with Paul: Website and Linkedin If you loved listening to this episode and want to share your views do click on the link below, https://lnkd.in/gKMix5eSubscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, youtube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, Audible New episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Dec  17’21.
02-12-2021
50 mins
E39 - Nasser Hussain - Rugby Nation
Nasser Hussain, former Captain of the Indian Rugby team, now championing the growth of Rugby across India. A dynamic and task-oriented individual adept at driving teams to achieve high standards of excellence based on values of discipline, accountability and teamwork. An MSc in Sport Management gave a strong foundation in the fundamentals and nuances of capturing greater mind share and resources for growing sport in a unique and competitive market like India. Representing the country at the International level imbibed the virtues of professionalism, time management and excelling under pressure. Outside of work, a person who has a passion for adventure, sport and enjoys travelling, meeting new people and exploring diverse cultures.Man of many hats from a player, captain to taking the game to the next level, Nasser Hussain spoke at length about the following areas,As the head of Rugby India, what gives him sleepless nights. The growth of Rugby in IndiaA bird’s eye view of how the game of rugby is playedWhat are the parallels between sports and business? On the other side of Nasser, the pie chart in the day of the CEOTimestamps Nasser’s Rugby debut - 1:58Experience through playing Sports - 5:48Rugby in India  - 8:35The parallel between growing a product in sports and business - 16:57Power of sharing and collaboration - 25:32Day in the life of the CEO - 33:04Key quotes and references from the episode:Follow your dreams and passion. Do not give up!Failure is the stepping stone to successEverybody wins togetherWe are all in the same boat, eventually, we will get there - practice sharing and collaborationConnect with Nasser:  Website, LinkedInIf you loved listening to this episode and want to share your views do click on the link below, https://lnkd.in/gKMix5eWant to say Hello, do connect with me on LinkedIn or Instagram.Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, youtube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Dec 03’21.
18-11-2021
43 mins
E38 - Ravishankar - Punyakoti - A Truthful Mother
Ravishankar Venkateswaran is the author and director of Punyakoti, India's first crowdfunded and crowdsourced animated feature film in Sanskrit. He started his career as a copywriter after a Master's Degree in English Literature. He was a pioneer and was instrumental in creating the first interactive multimedia CD-ROM based on Indian fables way back in 1995. In this episode, Ravi shares his passion for movie making, the stint and coffee conversations that made his idea take shape. Joined by stalwarts of the Indian movie industry like Ilayaraja and Revathi, this animated Sanskrit movie has a very important social message to humanity. The audacious project and overcoming the fears of making the film. The unique approach adopted in making this movie - crowdfunding, 5 years in the making and launching it on OTT platforms and the various accolades the movie has garnered so far. Ravi makes a bold announcement during the conversation on his future projects.Timestamps The trigger to be a  moviemaker - 2:18Making of the movie “Punyakoti” - 6:40Lessons learnt through filmmaking - 12:56Message from the movie Punyakoti - 19:14Experience sharing from the movie star Revathi - 26:25Being a minimalist -  35:07A career in animation - 37:38Key quotes  from the episode:You have to be at your best  all the timeWhat looks easy and effortless is the produce of years of compressed experienceFear is here to stay, expand despite the fearLife is not about finding yourself it’s about creating yourselfConnect with Ravi Venkateswaran: Website  & LinkedInBook My Show - Punyakoti the MovieIf you loved listening to this episode and want to share your views do click on the link below, https://lnkd.in/gKMix5eDo connect with me on LinkedIn or Instagram.Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, youtube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Nov 19’21
04-11-2021
45 mins
E37 - Sushant Kalra - Perfect Parenting
Children are born with all the power in the world; it is the external environment and the interactions children have that restricts their natural Gifts and hence their development. By providing a “Nurturing and Stimulating” environment we can support raising their intelligence and potential to keep learning”. “NO-LIMIT CHILDREN” This Is Just Not A Belief – That’s The Way It IsJoining me to talk about Perfect Parenting is the acclaimed author, parenting coach and passionate speaker Sushant Kalra. A pioneer in Parenting Education heading Parwarish for the last 10 years. The author of the book 'Perfect Parenting' helps parents find their unique 'perfect' blend of parenting for their unique family setups.We caught up on this episode to understand what a no-limit child means, the importance of parenting coaches in today’s world and also breaking down myths of our parenting styles and paradigms. Sushant shares practical tips to enhance our relationship with our children and the role we play to make our society amiable for the all-around growth of our children.Timestamps Sushant’s  journey to becoming Parenting Coach - 1:45What’s Parwarish - 6:01Need for Parenting coach - 14:05Enhancing relationship with your child - 20:27Power of 3 - 26:00Perfect Parenting - The Book - 37:37Key quotes and references from the episode:Getting the joy and fulfilment of holding your child for the first time every timeHuman beings are born with unlimited potentialYour child is not youBecome your child’s best friendConnect with Sushant: Website  Book -  Perfect Parenting and Ted TalkSubscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, youtube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Nov 05’21.
21-10-2021
41 mins
E36 - Anton Musgrave - Reimagining Future
A futurist, business strategist, keynote speaker, businessman and entrepreneur, Anton engages with clients around the world in strategic conversations on the future.  Anton is a partner in Futureworld International, having joined the global Futureworld network in 1991.  He has gained step-change business experience in a varied and successful professional, entrepreneurial and business career. What is a Futurist, exploring possible futures? The signs of the pandemic from the lens of futurists. What’s e-VUCA? Wearables and Ingestables. Rehumanizing humans. Lessons from the intersection of industries. What does space tourism mean to the world of tomorrow? Start-up’s to watch out that is redefining the world and the role each of us can play in reimagining the future is the essence of the conversation on this episode “Reimagining Future”. Timestamps What’s a FUTURIST  - 2:51Did Futurists see the coming of the Pandemic - 9:27VUCA world in a post-pandemic era - 12:04Businesses to watch out for - 17:10Space tourism - What does it mean to the world - 24:00Power of 3 - 25:50Staying ahead and relevant - 30:02Future World - 34:58Key quotes  from the episode:When things go crazy, good things can also happenSmart society is the future of the VUCA worldRehumanizing humans is the 5th industrial revolutionIt’s not about sustainability it’s about flourishingThink differently, stay positiveConnect with Anton: Website and LinkedIn If you loved listening to this episode and want to share your views do click on the link below, https://lnkd.in/gKMix5eWant to say Hello, do connect with me on LinkedIn or Instagram.Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, youtube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Oct  22’21.
07-10-2021
37 mins
E35 - Pooja Rai - Bring back Play
Pooja Rai’s NGO, Anthill Creations, builds sustainable playgrounds for kids “Playgrounds should not be a luxury”. It is something every child should have access to for free.” And that is when the then 23-year-old student of architecture in IIT-Kharagpur made her first playground for children within her institution’s campus, using colourful tyres from cars and two-wheelers repurposed as play equipment. In 2017, Pooja started Anthill Creations, an NGO that builds sustainable playgrounds for all kids.In this episode, Pooja shares her journey as a co-founder of the social enterprise - Anthill Creation. Role of community in her project and the positive impact it creates. Bolstering academic progress through playgrounds, pointers for all wannabe social entrepreneurs. How working with various forums will enhance your ideation and network. The skills needed for children in the 21st century.Timestamps Pooja’s backstory & Anthill  - 2:07Start-up and social enterprise ecosystem - 10:49Things to watch out for as a social entrepreneur  - 15:34Power of 3 - 22:39Play and its development in children - 29:26Key quotes and references from the episode:There is no one metric to define impact in social entrepreneurship - Impact first; profits nextThe only way to beat the competition is to be ahead of themHave a bias for actionMake play as part of education, 21st-century skills are learnt at the playgroundConnect with Pooja Rai: Website, Email and LinkedINPooja’s book -  The Road Not takenIf you loved listening to this episode and want to share your views do click on the link below, https://lnkd.in/gKMix5eWant to say Hello, do connect with me on LinkedIn or Instagram.Subscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, youtube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Oct  08’21.
23-09-2021
33 mins
E34 - Siddharth Rajsekar - Redefining Education
Siddharth Rajsekar set out on his path to becoming a digital coach in 2018, he was very clear on his motive. After spending years strategizing for some of the best names in the industry like Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Robert Kiyosaki, he decided to shift gears from being a digital marketer to clearly focusing on his main mission - redefining the education system of India. Siddharth launched the Internet Lifestyle Hub, one of the world’s largest communities of online coaches by offering proven systems to help them become digital leaders.In this episode, Siddharth shares his journey on becoming India’s foremost Digital Coach, the ingredients needed to succeed in the digital marketing world. Role of the Guru-Shishya in the Digital world, impact his mentors had in shaping up his life journey. All through the episode Siddharth shares anecdotes, frameworks and lucid insights of creating a niche in the Digital world.Timestamps The success of the book “You can Coach” - 6:20Qualities of a teacher and student in the Digital marketing world - 9:56Skills needed to succeed as a digital marketer - 19:01Pitfalls to watch out - Reticular activation system - 27:51Power of 3 - 30:38Building network - Idea to Revolution - 34:09Working with Jack Canfield - 41:18Key quotes  from the episode:Never let schooling interfere with educationYou do not have to follow the templateSystems work, people failDon’t be cheap on your way to greatnessDon’t sell products build communitiesConnect with Siddharth: Website, Instagram and Twitter Purchase Siddharth’s book -  You Can CoachIf you loved listening to this episode and want to share your views do click on the link below, https://lnkd.in/gKMix5eSubscribe, follow, and leave your comments to help me get better with my episodes. Available on all podcast platforms, including, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, youtube, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, RadioPublic, TuneIn, Gaana Jio Saavn, AudibleDo stay tuned for new episodes every alternate Friday. Next episode -Sep  24’21.
09-09-2021
46 mins