74 episodes

How can I become successful? How can I speak with more confidence? What do I need to do to start a business? How can I improve my accent so that my clients and followers understand me better? Can I turn my passion into profits? Welcome to the Accented World Podcast where we answer all of these questions and many more. Every week, your host(ess), Lena Livinsky brings you strategies, tips, and inspirational stories so you can share your message and live up to your fullest potential, no matter where you are from. Lena will be sharing her own tips and interviewing some inspiring immigrants and world citizens, who have become successful and followed their dreams. Now it’s your turn to get inspired and take action.So grab your headphones or turn up that volume and get ready for a serious mindset shift and a boost of confidence.

The Accented World Podcast Lena Livinsky

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    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

How can I become successful? How can I speak with more confidence? What do I need to do to start a business? How can I improve my accent so that my clients and followers understand me better? Can I turn my passion into profits? Welcome to the Accented World Podcast where we answer all of these questions and many more. Every week, your host(ess), Lena Livinsky brings you strategies, tips, and inspirational stories so you can share your message and live up to your fullest potential, no matter where you are from. Lena will be sharing her own tips and interviewing some inspiring immigrants and world citizens, who have become successful and followed their dreams. Now it’s your turn to get inspired and take action.So grab your headphones or turn up that volume and get ready for a serious mindset shift and a boost of confidence.

    Ep. 73 Is Your Accent Your Superpower?

    Ep. 73 Is Your Accent Your Superpower?

    Today's episode is a bit bittersweet because it's the last one before I take a maternity break from recording.

    On one hand, I am really going to miss sharing my content and introducing you to some incredible people from around the world. But on the other hand, I am so excited to focus on my new baby for the next few weeks or months.

    Because it's the last episode before my break, I wanted to leave you with something to think about and also take action on.

    I want you to reflect on whether your accent is your superpower. Have you thought about that? Is your accent holding you back, or is it something that's propelling you into multilingual success?

    If you're not sure, tune into today's episode and take my quiz to find out exactly whether your accent is your superpower and if it's not yet, how to make it so! 

    When you take the quiz, you will find 5 easy to implement tips to make your accent your superpower so you can express yourself like the boss that you are and more resources to help you become a more confident speaker.

    Head to www.lenalivinsky.com/superpower to take your quiz now!

    Don't forget to rate the show, review, and subscribe so that you always know when a new episode is available.
    For today's show notes head to this link: 
    https://lenalivinsky.com/73
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    Email: lena@lenalivinsky.com

    • 22 min
    Ep. 72 How to Create a Dream Job with Purpose with Laura Grier

    Ep. 72 How to Create a Dream Job with Purpose with Laura Grier

    Have you ever watched Indiana Jones? When I think of that movie I think about adventure, awesome hats and fascinating ancient history. 

    Well, my guest on today's show Laura Grier @lauragriertravel, is known as the “Indiana Jones of Adventure Travel Photography”. She was named on Discovery Channel UK’s “20 Richest People in the World List”; people who are rich in life experiences. Living overseas and working for the CIA by age 18, she began what would become a lifelong wanderlust. As a photojournalist for the past 20 years, she has photographed weddings and travel on all 7 continents making a career out of exploring and documenting the world. She's passionate about storytelling, mentoring, women’s education and empowerment, photography and travel. 

    Laura leads workshops, expeditions, and has recently launched Andeana Hats, her passion project with National Geographic working with Quechua Artisans in Peru.

    On today's show Laura opens up about what it was like growing up with her parents working for the CIA and later working for them herself, why she was dubbed the Indians Jones of the adventure travel photography, how her company supports the native Peruvian tribes, how to create a sustainable fashion brand and how to create your dream job with purpose. 

    I really loved my chat with Laura and learned a great deal from it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. 

    Head to the link in my bio to tune into our conversation. 

    For today's show notes head to this link: 
    https://lenalivinsky.com/72
    Links from today's show: 
    www.lauragrier.com 
    www.andeanahats.com 
    www.instagram.com/lauragriertravel 
    www.instagram.com/andeanahats
    Show Audio Production: 
    https://polskypodcast.com
    Sponsors: 
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    Send Lena a DM to let her know what you think about the show, or to inquire about being a guest! 
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    Email: lena@lenalivinsky.com

    • 43 min
    Ep. 71 How to Start a Photography Business with Ksenia Pro

    Ep. 71 How to Start a Photography Business with Ksenia Pro

    Photography seems risky and I think it takes a special kind of talent to run a successful photography business. Not only do you have to be talented, you also need to be a boss and a networking superstar. Ksenia Pro, @kseniaprophoto, my guest on today's episode of the Accented World podcast, embodies all of these qualities and so much more! 

    I loved chatting with Ksenia because her story and childhood reminded me so much of my life in Poland. We both grew up in small towns in Eastern Europe, which shaped us culturally and socially in a very unique way, not necessarily preparing us for the life in the US. 

    Luckily we both adapted pretty quickly and were able to use our background to our advantage. 

    On the show today, Ksenia shares how can you invest time in yourself and grow while waiting for legal status, why she started a business instead of getting a job, her advice for future photographers, and how you can grow your confidence while speaking English. 

    Links from today's show: 
    http://kseniapro.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/kseniaprophoto/
    https://www.youtube.com/user/kseniaprophotography

    For today's show notes head to this link: 
    https://lenalivinsky.com/anatajder 
    Show Audio Production: 
    https://polskypodcast.com
    Sponsors: 
    www.lenalivinsky.com/erincondren
    www.lenalivinsky.com/osea
    Send Lena a DM to let her know what you think about the show, or to inquire about being a guest! 
    https://www.instagram.com/lena.livinsky/
    Email: lena@lenalivinsky.com

    • 48 min
    Ep. 70 How to Switch Your Career and Become an Entrepreneur with Bhavana Jain

    Ep. 70 How to Switch Your Career and Become an Entrepreneur with Bhavana Jain

    Bhavana Jain, a successful fashion designer and boutique owner of the BHAV boutique in Chicago, comes from a long line of healthcare workers. 

    She has been a clinical pharmacist for 15 years, but a few years into her career noticed that something was missing. She had felt the entrepreneurial spark and since she always loved arts, she decided to go back to school for fashion design. Following her intuition, she started a fashion line that now incorporates her own South Asian heritage into the design aesthetic. 

    Bhavana is on the show today to discuss her transition, going from burnout in a successful career in the medical field to following her passion and becoming an entrepreneur, her advice for future entrepreneurs making a career switch, how to start a fashion line and why you shouldn't ignore your passion. 
    For today's show notes head to this link: 
    https://lenalivinsky.com/70
    Show Audio Production: 
    https://polskypodcast.com
    Sponsors: 
    www.lenalivinsky.com/thrivemarket

    www.lenalivinsky.com/grammarly
    Send Lena a DM to let her know what you think about the show, or to inquire about being a guest! 
    https://www.instagram.com/lena.livinsky/
    Email: lena@lenalivinsky.com
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    • 38 min
    Ep. 69 The 4 Biggest Struggles as an Entrepreneur

    Ep. 69 The 4 Biggest Struggles as an Entrepreneur

    Today's episode happens to fall on my birthday :).  

    I am starting my 34th year around the sun and am sharing my 4 biggest struggles as an entrepreneur. 

    This year I've spent a lot of time reflecting and slowing down, mostly because of being pregnant with my first baby. 

    I feel very blessed to have had this season in my life and time to reevaluate my priorities moving forward. 

    I also reflected on my entrepreneurial career and came up with a list of my 4 biggest struggles as an entrepreneur. I'm still fairly new to the game and struggle in some areas more than others. I wanted to share these, because I know I am not alone. 

    Entrepreneurship is hard and can feel very lonely. Especially in the era of social media where a lot of what people post is beautifully curated to make it appear as almost perfect. 

    Well, I know everyone struggles and I think sharing these struggles is an important part of helping other business owners not to feel like a failure or feel alone. 

    For today's show notes head to this link: 
    https://lenalivinsky.com/69

    Show Audio Production: https://polskypodcast.com
    Sponsors: 
    www.lenalivinsky.com/thrivemarket
    www.lenalivinsky.com/osea
    Send Lena a DM to let her know what you think about the show, or to inquire about being a guest! 
    https://www.instagram.com/lena.livinsky/
    Email: lena@lenalivinsky.com

    • 27 min
    Ep. 68 How to Engage Your Audience with Cynthia Zhai

    Ep. 68 How to Engage Your Audience with Cynthia Zhai

    I love to geek out on all things speech and voice-related given my background as a speech pathologist. So when Cynthia Zhai, who is a voice coach and a professional speaker reached out to come on the show, I was very excited!

    Voice education is very important, especially when it comes to using it to be more impactful and confident. As entrepreneurs, we are constantly communicating with our audiences. Whether it's through marketing, social media posts, going live or connecting on Zoom, we are always sharing messages with our audience. Using the right tone of voice can also convey messaging and it's important to use it with confidence in order to engage our audience.

    As a TEDx speaker herself, Cynthia came on the show and shared her own journey of how she became a more assertive and confident speaker, where a good voice comes from, the relationship of
    voice and breathing, the fastest way to engage your audience, and much more.

    Cynthia has helped professionals from 46 countries across 6 continents to speak with a powerful voice. She has been a professional speaker and coach for the past 18 years and her engagement spans 5 continents in 18 countries. Naturally, she was the perfect guest for the Accented World Podcast.

    Tune in now to hear our chat!

    Don't forget to rate the show, review, and subscribe so that you always know when a new episode is available.
    For today's show notes head to this link: 
    https://lenalivinsky.com/68
    Sponsors: 
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    Send Lena a DM to let her know what you think about the show, or to inquire about being a guest! 
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    Email: lena@lenalivinsky.com

    • 36 min

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A great podcast!

Especially loved the podcast with Jim Bordeau! Love the hint to have the call to action at the beginning of the podcast.

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Positive Vibes!!

Not only do I love this girl, but I am also such an admirer of the woman that she is and how she has chosen to show up in this world, via her podcast. Lena’s discussions are thoughtful, insightful, and bring a sense of hope and positive possibilities.

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I love the variety of episodes ways aiming to help out and become a better person.

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