It’s time to ditch the shame and secrecy and discover how the challenging moments of our lives bring us to our deepest purpose and potential. On this podcast, you will follow Anna Mullens, Chopra Global Instructor, Speaker Coach and Life Story Editor, on her mission to bring powerful personal stories out from behind closed doors and onto the world stage…unapologetically.
How to Find Your Purpose as a Storyteller
Closing out a record-breaking Season 2 of the Unapologetic Stories Podcast, Anna shares her learnings from this season’s guests as well as her thoughts about the power of true storytelling and how we come to find out purpose through our deepest moments of discovery. She also helps storytellers better understand their motivation and find the compassion needed to stay in service on stage.
When Cancer Strikes: How to Find Hope Amidst Healing
For the last guest-attended edit of Season 2, Anna welcomes profound storyteller and cancer survivor, Trevor Howes, to the show. The pair discuss how cancer can become a through line to your life, the difficulties of facing a personal diagnosis, the challenge of asking for help (and not trying to do it alone), and the legacy of hope that can live on, pushing to us find our very own magical moments of healing. This edit is packed with wisdom, inspiration and - most of all - motivation to continue on, no matter what life throws at you.
How to Turn Ideas into Impact
On this edit, Anna talks to Kelly Strongitharm, founder of Ruben’s Shoes Society, about her all new book, I am Emmanuel, her life as a farmer, her new role as “Mom” to son Fanelson, and the impact that her organization is making on children across the world.
How to Stand Up For Yourself (and break from cultural tradition)
We contemplated “How to NOT be Martha Stewart” as an alternate title for this episode, which should tell you a lot about the nature of our discussion and the raw, real, unfiltered truth you’ll be getting with this week’s guest, Jeenu Kailey, as she bravely shares her personal story and professional aspirations. From witnessing domestic violence as a child, to breaking South-Asian cultural traditions, launching a human rights complaint against her employer, opting for take-out and paper plates over adopting the “assumed” responsibilities of a wife and mother, and eventually landing in the role of mentor to other women through her brand new platform, JeenuKailey.com, Jeenu shows us how sometimes you have to be the “bad apple” in order to fight the good fight.
Adult ADHD: How to Find Support, Connection and Community
This very powerful edit dives into the widely unexplored and undiscussed topic of adult ADHD, and how to navigate and embrace the discovery of a neuro-divergency later in life. Anna talks to newly diagnosed and recently certified ADHD Coach, Kristy Powers, whose inspirational story helps bring adult women with ADHD together in community and connection. We also see first-hand during our recording time the difficulties ADHD adults have to overcome when they are faced with daily distractions…This edit is a MUST LISTEN for anyone who has ever felt different, alone or overwhelmed.
How to Lead with Respect (And ditch the need to be liked)
On this mind-shifting edit of Unapologetic Stories, Anna talks to Chau Lui - co-owner of Paris Jewellers - who shares her powerful (and sometimes painful) lessons from her childhood, growing up Vietnamese-Canadian with a name most teachers couldn’t pronounce, to her role as CEO of a profoundly successful company with over 200 employees across 23 stores in 4 Canadian provinces. While Chau and her sister Trang faced significant anti-Asian racism in their lifetime and encountered considerable self-doubt as a result, they are now speaking up, sharing their story and work, and giving back to vulnerable communities who can benefit from their important messages of hope, unity and celebration. This is a ‘must-hear’ edit packed with leadership advice, entrepreneurial vision, soul-centred truths about failure and success, and powerful personal wisdom that will find you shifting your mind, your business and your heart.
Anna, I just finished listening to your interview with Jessika from GlitternGrace.com about her Tiny Home journey and living in alignment with her values. Loved it! So resonates with me. Thank you! Maybe @TheBlendingBar will be next? 💚😘🙏#TakeMeToSimpleLivingInNature
I look forward to listening to Anna’s podcast every week. I am always inspired and intrigued by Anna and her guests. Thanks for sharing your beautiful gifts with the world!!!
Anna is the real deal. She has an incredible ability to connect and bring people in on conversations that matter. She dismantles things that are often overlooked. I have enjoyed listening and learning!💗