This is a podcast for sharing raw and authentic stories. Stories of ordinary people that have overcome in different ways. Starting with me.
12. Chengetai Mukuku shares about her battle with depression and how she took control of her life!
I am not sure I know anyone as strong as Chengetai Mukuku. Growing up in a culture that hardly recognises depression as a real sickness. She opens up about the first time she attempted suicide at just 11 years old. It took 20 years after losing our mum for her to open up and start speaking to a counsellor that has helped her work through the pain.
One thing that is clear from speaking to Chengetai is that many times in life, our pain point becomes our ministry. She is the Head of Accounting and Finance at SwiZim Trust and we are so glad we can depend on her expertise. She is also the genius behind our child headed homes projects because she knows what it is like to head a home as a child.
She shares her story and offers anyone struggling with depression to reach out to her. I am in awe of your strength Chenge, thank you for sharing your story and for talking about a topic that is often swept under the rug.
11. Reflections and mind-blowing lessons
The last three months since launching the Raw Stories Podcast have been incredible. I have shared about my life, my husband joined and we talked about our journey as a couple. I have had six incredible guests, all of them multi-passionate creatives. In this podcast I extract the main lessons from the conversations so far. I also explain the difference between a jack of all trades and a multi-passionate creative! I enjoyed this and I know you will too. If you haven't been able to listen to all the podcasts, this is your fix. All the lessons consolidated in 13mins 50seconds!
I will continue to share raw stories with you every 2 weeks and already excited! Thank you for listening, I appreciate you!
10. What a woman, what a story. Dina Mahlabegoane shares her life journey.
Dinah Mahlabegoane is an influencer, traveller, social media entrepreneur and a renowned businesswoman. She helps women build and market their brands so that they can create a life they love. She holds an MBA in music and creative industries. Has work for multiple companies including DSTV and SABC in South Africa.
Although she grew up in a poverty environment, she always took advantage of opportunities that she came across. She also learned to overcome obstacles and beat the odds along the way. She now inspires people around the world to do the same.
She has a high energy persona and inspirational teaching style which is why she is known as #Berekamosadi. Over the years she has trained professionals to achieve new levels of sucess. She is passionate about working with winners to actualise their full potential.
She has been featured in various publications including True Love, PrimeTV Zambia, Capricorn FM, Radio 2000 to name the few.. She is also a resident judge on a game plan TV show on SABC 2 in South Africa.
Website - https://thedination.com
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dinahmahlabegoane/
9. Melanie Kalberer and her pursuit for happiness. A story of dedication, love and following her passions.
I have not had my mind blown on this level in a very long time. This conversation with Melanie Kalberer (Meli) on the Raw Stories Podcast completely changed how I view life!
Meli is a multi-passionate creative. She started her career in a bank in Zurich in 2007 and this job gives her the financial stability to pursue all her passions. She decided to seek more from life and pursued dancing, first as a hobby and now at a professional level. She has also studied and became a yoga teacher and has opened the Mas Energy Centre. Alongside, she is studying a degree in Applied Languages in Zurich.
Her foundation is love – it comes first for her. Love for her boyfriend, her family, friends and for her dog.
When Meli was training for her dancing exam – she needed to put in 25hrs of practice for a whole year. That makes a staggering 1’300hrs of training...for a 2hr performance/exam. Listen to what she has to say about this.
You can find all her work and projects under https://instabio.cc/happymeli
8. Willard Kachere shares his story - one of both taking and creating opportunities wherever he goes.
William Kachere is a serial entrepreneur that left Australia to build up his life back home, in Zimbabwe. He owns several start-ups with a global network system of partners and friends. Willard’s companies are in distribution, finance, transport, sport, entertainment and in the tech industry.
Behind every success story are obstacles to be overcome. He is a master at what he does and his story is one of both taking and creating opportunities wherever he goes. It is one that shows the power of the right mindset and the takeaways are filled with wisdom!
7. A story of how Pragati left everything behind to start afresh in Switzerland.
A conversation about how Pragati Siddhanti left India and moved to Switzerland as a trailing spouse. The decision was hard to make as it meant leaving everything behind (family, friends, an accelerating career and a social circle) and starting over. Hers is a story of being deliberate about her adaptation and pursuing her passions.