42 episodes

You see yourself as an average or below average person who’s in a slump, struggling and unsuccessful in dealing with your obstacles. You see what appear to be successful people and you feel like there’s a huge gap between you and the successful people you see in terms of how they’ve grown and overcome their obstacles, realized their opportunities, or got lucky.

We will explore all the pieces that make the whole person, without judgement, to learn from each other’s lived experiences and draw on the commonality that is our shared humanity.

Join us on a monthly podcast journey to learn how you can break through like others just like you.

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Hosted by Muhammad Kermalli & Triena McGuirk
Produced by 6story

Breaking with Muhammad Kermalli 6story

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You see yourself as an average or below average person who’s in a slump, struggling and unsuccessful in dealing with your obstacles. You see what appear to be successful people and you feel like there’s a huge gap between you and the successful people you see in terms of how they’ve grown and overcome their obstacles, realized their opportunities, or got lucky.

We will explore all the pieces that make the whole person, without judgement, to learn from each other’s lived experiences and draw on the commonality that is our shared humanity.

Join us on a monthly podcast journey to learn how you can break through like others just like you.

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Hosted by Muhammad Kermalli & Triena McGuirk
Produced by 6story

    Overcoming Self-Doubt: One Golfer's Journey from the 'Dark Days' to Empowering Women with Fareen Samji

    Overcoming Self-Doubt: One Golfer's Journey from the 'Dark Days' to Empowering Women with Fareen Samji

    In this episode of Breaking, we delve into the inspiring story of a former professional golfer, Fareen Samji. She opens up about her struggles with negative self-talk and the grind of the mini-tours, which she calls her 'dark days.' She shares how she transitioned to the sport of Long Drive, where she found joy and success, winning five Canadian championships. Now, she is using her experiences to empower women to play golf with confidence, through her book 'Smashing the Grass Ceiling.'

    Join us as we explore her journey, the importance of gratitude, and the tools she uses to overcome feelings of not being good enough.

    FOLLOW THE GUEST:

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

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    🌐 EXPLORE THE SHOW:

    Visit https://thebreakingshow.com for all episodes of the show.

    🎙️ HOSTED BY:

    Muhammad Kermalli - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/muhammadkermalli

    🎦 PRODUCED BY:

    Min Woo Park & Diana Hong @ 6story - https://6story.ca

    • 1 hr
    Evolving Leadership and Growth with Nondas Karelis

    Evolving Leadership and Growth with Nondas Karelis

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    The week on the Breaking podcast, we talk to Nondas Karelis from Intergroup Facility Services about how he has transformed the way he leads his team, moving from a control-based approach to one that empowers and trusts. He talks about how important self-awareness is, overcoming fears of delegation, and the positive impact on business efficiency and culture. 

    Some of the topics we cover are:

    👉 The Power of Apology in Leadership
    👉 Embracing Vulnerability and Change
    👉 The Importance of Trust and Listening in Leadership
    👉 Exploring Self-Importance and Personal Growth
    👉 The Journey of Rebuilding After Loss
    👉 The Challenge of Letting Go and Trusting Others
    👉 Navigating the Risks of Empowering Employees
    👉Dealing with Competition and the Fear of Being Replaced

    And much more.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GUEST:

    Nondas Karelis | LinkedIn

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    🌐 EXPLORE THE SHOW:

    Visit https://thebreakingshow.com for all episodes of the show.

    🎙️ HOSTED BY:

    Muhammad Kermalli - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/muhammadkermalli

    Triena McGuirk - https://linkedin.com/in/triena-mcguirk-bsw-msw-rsw-576a2a10a/

    🎦 PRODUCED BY:

    Min Woo Park & Diana Hong @ 6story - https://6story.ca

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Embracing Opportunities in Nonprofit Work with Nioumon FoadGhazni

    Embracing Opportunities in Nonprofit Work with Nioumon FoadGhazni

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    This week on Breaking, we talk to Nioumon FoadGhazni from U+ Education, an educational institution based in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Established in 2016, U+ specializes in language and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning for students aged 2.5 years and older. Their customized courses cater to learners of all ages, providing flexible and diverse learning options based on individual needs.

    Some of the topics we cover are:

    👉 The Rising Cost of Education and a Nonprofit's Mission
    👉 Choosing Nonprofit Work Over Corporate Aspirations
    👉 Redefining Success: Impact Over Income
    👉 The Nonprofit Experience: Opportunities and Observations
    👉 Philanthropy as a Purpose: Making a Real Impact
    👉 The Value of Free Education and Virtual Classes
    👉 The Tangible Impact of Making a Difference
    👉 Challenges and Frustrations in Non-Profit Work

    And much more.
    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GUEST:

    Nioumon FoadGhazni | LinkedIn

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    🌐 EXPLORE THE SHOW:

    Visit https://thebreakingshow.com for all episodes of the show.

    🎙️ HOSTED BY:

    Muhammad Kermalli - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/muhammadkermalli

    Triena McGuirk - https://linkedin.com/in/triena-mcguirk-bsw-msw-rsw-576a2a10a/

    🎦 PRODUCED BY:

    Min Woo Park & Diana Hong @ 6story - https://6story.ca

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Discovering Passion in Unexpected Places with Anna Granic

    Discovering Passion in Unexpected Places with Anna Granic

    In this week’s episode, we talk to Anna Granic about the challenges of finding joy and purpose in her various jobs, dealing with personal losses including the tragic death of her son, to ultimately achieving success in her professional life. She shares insights on the importance of loving what you do, the power of mindset, and the necessity of continuously fine-tuning one's skills. Despite the adversity she faces, Anna's unwavering spirit and her ability to see the good in every situation help her rise and become a top performer in sales and a source of inspiration. The narrative transitions from her initial struggles to clarity and success, showcasing her evolution over the years and her future aspiration to give back, particularly through opening a foundation for dogs. 

    Some of the topics we cover are:

    👉 Finding Joy in Every Situation: A Mindset Shift
    👉 The Art of Sales: Natural Talent or Learned Skill?
    👉 Overcoming Rejection: A Salesperson's Perspective
    👉 Choosing Self-Care in Times of Grief
    👉 Achieving Success Through Clarity and Determination

    And much more.

    FOLLOW THE GUEST:

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

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    🌐 EXPLORE THE SHOW:

    Visit https://thebreakingshow.com for all episodes of the show.

    🎙️ HOSTED BY:

    Muhammad Kermalli - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/muhammadkermalli

    🎦 PRODUCED BY:

    Min Woo Park & Diana Hong @ 6story - https://6story.ca

    • 55 min
    Unveiling Identity: Embracing Her Afghan Roots with Izaba Paras

    Unveiling Identity: Embracing Her Afghan Roots with Izaba Paras

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    In this episode, Izaba Paras shares her story of how embracing her authentic self, including her tattoos, in a professional headshot on LinkedIn, led to unexpected positive and negative reactions, sparking a broader discussion about authenticity and stereotypes in the professional world. Despite facing criticisms and negative comments, she was able to inspire others to show their authentic selves and redefine professional norms, causing a ripple effect on the platform with the hashtag '#tattooprofessional'. 

    Some of the topics we cover are:

    👉 Embracing Authenticity in the Workplace
    👉 The Unexpected Virality of a Headshot
    👉 The Power of Tattoos: Breaking Stereotypes
    👉 Facing Backlash and Overcoming Challenges
    👉 The Importance of a Support System

    And much more.

    FOLLOW THE GUEST:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/izaba-paras-67825895/

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    🌐 EXPLORE THE SHOW:

    Visit https://thebreakingshow.com for all episodes of the show.

    🎙️ HOSTED BY:

    Muhammad Kermalli - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/muhammadkermalli

    🎦 PRODUCED BY:

    Min Woo Park & Diana Hong @ 6story - https://6story.ca

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Embracing Public Leadership: A Conversation with Leah Taylor Roy

    Embracing Public Leadership: A Conversation with Leah Taylor Roy

    In this interview, Leah Taylor Roy shares her inspiring journey, recounting her experiences from adopting daughters from Russia to winning elections. She discusses the challenges she faced along the way, including those encountered during her time in office, and highlights her initiatives as a public servant. The conversation underscores the significance of diverse representation in politics, particularly the role of women, and emphasizes the importance of understanding the needs of a diverse population. The discussion concludes on a positive note, advocating for determination, resilience, the willingness to seek assistance, and adaptability as essential factors for both personal and professional success.

    Some of the topics we cover are:

    👉 The Journey of Adoption and Family Building
    👉The Struggles and Triumphs of Women in Society
    👉 The Journey into Politics
    👉 The Importance of Democracy and Community Service
    👉 The Role of an MP: Representation and Responsibility
    👉 Balancing Personal Beliefs and Constituent Needs
    👉 The Impact of International Conflicts on Local Communities

    And much more.

    ABOUT THE GUEST:

    Leah Taylor Roy, a native of York Region, hails from a family deeply committed to community service and engagement in local non-profits. She earned a Commerce degree from the University of Toronto before pursuing a master's in public policy at Harvard University, specializing in International Finance and Development.

    Her career journey took her to the World Bank, where she delved into policy analysis and Treasury work, followed by a stint at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, serving Canadian corporations nationwide. Transitioning to her husband's family energy business, she played a pivotal role in government relations and business expansion.

    Alongside her professional endeavors, Leah founded a non-profit facilitating microcredit loans for aspiring entrepreneurs in underserved regions. She and her husband raised a blended family of six children, actively supporting various York Region charities.

    In 2022, Leah joined the Board of the Watershed Alliance of the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority. Currently serving as a Member of Parliament, Leah chairs the Liberal Women’s caucus and contributes to committees addressing environmental sustainability, agriculture, and animal welfare. She advocates for her constituents in Aurora Oak Ridges Richmond Hill and champions human rights, particularly women's rights and environmental conservation.

    When not in Ottawa, Leah resides in Aurora with her husband, youngest daughter, and two beloved dogs.

    https://www.leahtaylorroymp.ca/

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    🌐 EXPLORE THE SHOW:

    Visit https://thebreakingshow.com for all episodes of the show.

    🎙️ HOSTED BY:

    Muhammad Kermalli - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/muhammadkermalli

    🎦 PRODUCED BY:

    Min Woo Park & Diana Hong @ 6story - https://6story.ca

    • 1 hr 18 min

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