22 episodes

Good Intentions connects with experts and storytellers around social impact, psychology, mindfulness, personal growth, and health. Each conversation unpacks the beliefs and rituals that drive and ground each guest. You will hear about achievements that go beyond the conventional and tangible to a deeper level, finding the meaning and intention behind what we do.We believe that there is a deep longing in our culture and society for something more: something higher, something deeper. Material possessions and technology do not satisfy our souls. As human beings we long for connection. We are on a mission to spread positivity, drive connectivity and to inspire others to live a more meaningful life.

The Good Intentions Podcast Kelly Harvarde

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Good Intentions connects with experts and storytellers around social impact, psychology, mindfulness, personal growth, and health. Each conversation unpacks the beliefs and rituals that drive and ground each guest. You will hear about achievements that go beyond the conventional and tangible to a deeper level, finding the meaning and intention behind what we do.We believe that there is a deep longing in our culture and society for something more: something higher, something deeper. Material possessions and technology do not satisfy our souls. As human beings we long for connection. We are on a mission to spread positivity, drive connectivity and to inspire others to live a more meaningful life.

    Ep 23 - Why Empathy is Essential in Leadership - Mimi Nicklin

    Ep 23 - Why Empathy is Essential in Leadership - Mimi Nicklin

    Mimi Nicklin is the internationally bestselling author of Softening The Edge - an incredible book about how humanity’s oldest leadership trait - empathy - is changing our world. 

    The data shows that in emotionally intelligent organisations where empathy is high, we see performance, productivity, and creativity go up.
    Mimi believes that empathy – a scientifically validated skillset –has the power to not only change business environments, but to change society for the better. This was music to my ears.
    I can’t think of a better time to talk to Mimi about empathy - burn out is at an all-time high, we are all feeling super jaded after the last year, passion is dropping, and the younger generation is leaving the corporate world quicker than they entered it.
    Mimi believes that we are significantly underestimating the powerful role that increased empathy could have on profits as well as workplaces at large. We had a fascinating discussion about empathy - can it be taught or are we born with it, how we can build empathy within our workplaces, and how can we balance the demands of a corporate job with a desire to lead an empathetic life? 
    I loved what Mimi had to say about empathy, community and connection, and how it can make a real difference to our world and the way we do business. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

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    Find Mimi Nicklin here:

    https://www.instagram.com/miminicklin/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/miminicklin/

    Mimi's wonderful book is here:

    https://www.amazon.ae/Softening-Edge-humanitys-leadership-changing/dp/9948340094

    Immerse yourself in some of the books we discussed: 

    Hit Refresh - Satya Nadella
    https://magrudy.com/book/hit-refresh-9780008247652/

    Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg
    https://magrudy.com/book/lean-in-women-work-and-the-will-to-lead-9780753541647/

    • 46 min
    Ep 22 - How to Write a Bestselling Book - Karen Osman

    Ep 22 - How to Write a Bestselling Book - Karen Osman

    Karen Osman is an award winning, best selling novelist based in Dubai. Since she won the Montegrappa Prize for Fiction at the Emirates Literature Festival back in 2016, her gripping psychological thrillers have flown off the shelves across the world. I’ve read them all and can tell you just how good they are.
    Her hugely popular online course Kick Start Your Book with Karen helps budding authors achieve their dream of writing a book and Karen was very generous with her advice and insight on how to write a novel.
    Despite writing utterly terrifying books, Karen is an absolutely lovely human being, full of positive energy and tips on how to stay focused and creative in a busy and demanding world.
    If you long to pursue a creative life  and if you feel you have a novel inside you - then this episode is for you.

    Follow me, and the Good Intentions podcast:

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    Find Karen Osman here:

    https://www.instagram.com/karenosmanauthor

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenosman

    Immerse yourself in some of the books we discussed: 

    Wild Swans - Jung Chang
    https://magrudy.com/book/wild-swans-export-9780743254397/

    Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
    https://magrudy.com/book/shantaram-9780349117546/

    The 4 Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss
    https://www.virginmegastore.ae/en/books/non-fiction-books/business-books/4-hour-work-week-expanded-version/p/444600?gclid=CjwKCAjwieuGBhAsEiwA1Ly_naB5BAtNQYEUKJdpNySL1cI5CVfMDN8L9Co1CoRORx1G7JlIAVBkeRoCBqoQAvD_BwE

    • 38 min
    Ep 21 - Why Patience and Perseverance are Key in Business - Monica Malhotra

    Ep 21 - Why Patience and Perseverance are Key in Business - Monica Malhotra

    Monica Malhotra is the founder and CEO of The Gaggler, an online publishing platform that provides regionally relevant content with diverse points of view, and authentic storytelling.


    She’s a passionate entrepreneur, always looking for ways to create something with a positive impact and this passion led her to start businesses in education and more recently in online publishing with The Gaggler.

    Monica and I discussed how re-framing problems is the key to succeeding in business and why patience and perseverance are so important in everything that we do.

    Monica’s sense of gratitude and curiosity pours from her and I loved the wisdom that she shared about being an entrepreneur and how she’s created a work life balance.
    Please do enjoy our conversation.

    Follow me, and the Good Intentions podcast:


    https://www.instagram.com/kellyharvarde/


    Find Monica Malhotra here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-malhotra-thegaggler/

    Find The Gaggler here:

    https://www.instagram.com/thegaggler/

    Immerse yourself in some of the books we discussed: 


    Women Who Think Too Much - Susan Nolen-Hoeksema


    https://magrudy.com/book/women-who-think-too-much-how-to-break-free-of-overthinking-and-reclaim-your-life-9780749924812/

    Happiness is the Way - Wayne Dyer


    https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Way-Reframe-Thinking-Already/dp/1401956076

    • 35 min
    Ep 20 - Making Work Human - Shereen Qutob

    Ep 20 - Making Work Human - Shereen Qutob

    Shereen Qutob is absolutely fascinating - she enables organizations to understand and tap into their true talents - their teams. 

    She helps high performance cultures in an age of constant disruption and as a self proclaimed Corporate Alchemist, her mission is bring humanity back to the workplace one conversation at a time.
    Shereen says: We’ve been lied to as a humanity. That life is hard. That nothing comes easily. Stress and strife are seen as “normal” while being happy for no reason is questioned. It’s time to break free of these limiting beliefs and shackles that have killed more dreams than we can imagine.
    Isn’t she incredible!? Our conversation about employees and the workplace post Covid, how compassion and empathy are the key to business performance and bringing joy to the every day resonated with me on so many levels.
    I hope that this conversation leaves your fired up and ready to bring humanity back to your workplace. Please enjoy it.

    Follow me, and the Good Intentions podcast:
    https://www.instagram.com/kellyharvarde/
    Find Shereen Qutob here:

    https://www.instagram.com/shereenclaritycoach/

    Immerse yourself in some of the books we discussed: 
    The Enlightened Gardener - Sydney Banks
    https://www.amazon.com/Enlightened-Gardener-Sydney-Banks/dp/1772130206

    • 45 min
    Ep 19 - The Power of Storytelling - Bashayer Arif

    Ep 19 - The Power of Storytelling - Bashayer Arif

    Bashayer Arif is an Emirati writer, and the author of a wonderful new children’s book - The Secret Life of Dubai’s Street Cats.Her book about three street cats exploring the city of Dubai is about cats (obviously!) but it’s also a beautiful story of...

    • 35 min
    Ep 18 - How to be Mentally Tough and Why it Matters - Gaj Ravichandra

    Ep 18 - How to be Mentally Tough and Why it Matters - Gaj Ravichandra

    Gaj Ravichandra is an International Career Path Strategist and Executive Coach, Organizational Psychologist, and the Co-founder of Kompass Consultancy here in Dubai.
    Humans hate uncertainty and Gaj’s insights on how to navigate what are most definitely very uncertain times right now were just brilliant. 

    We talked about neuroscience and upgrading our operating software - which was fascinating, we also talked about spotting patterns in our behaviour, building resilience and how to turn off that negative voice inside our head.
    I loved what Gaj had to say about his family leaving Sri Lanka to start a new life in Australia  and how that shaped him. Ex-pats in Dubai will be able to identify strongly with this, I’m sure.
    Our conversation is full of insights and practical tips on how to improve your mindset and develop mental toughness. I loved it, and I’m sure you will too. 

    Follow me, and the Good Intentions podcast:
    https://www.instagram.com/kellyharvarde/
    Find Gaj Ravichandra here:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaj-ravichandra/

    https://www.instagram.com/gajravichandra/

    Immerse yourself in some of the books we discussed: 
    Grit - Angela Duckworth
    https://magrudy.com/book/grit-the-power-of-passion-and-perseverance-9781501111105/

    The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay

    https://magrudy.com/book/the-power-of-one-9780833554253/

    • 44 min

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Sarainsydney ,

Treat yourself, this listen gives you much needed space in our busy world

Thought provoking, insightful and intelligent - an absolute treat • I feel calmer for listening and ready now myself, to set some good intentions 💕 thank you Kelly

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