11 episodes

It’s time for a chocolate and coffee break. So, grab your cuppa, and let’s listen together to stories from people of all walks of life that will touch your heart and reveal that opposites are the same.As we share together over Chocolate and Coffee, we will hear the stories of people’s lives that will help us to walk in their shoes. As their stories unfold we will have a greater understanding that Opposites are the same. I speak to the experts in the field who share what they have seen, what is changing the world and how we can all contribute so that all can find belonging and acceptance.Share a chocolate, have a cuppa, enjoy a conversation and change the world.

Chocolate and Coffee Breaks Andrea Putting

    • Society & Culture

It’s time for a chocolate and coffee break. So, grab your cuppa, and let’s listen together to stories from people of all walks of life that will touch your heart and reveal that opposites are the same.As we share together over Chocolate and Coffee, we will hear the stories of people’s lives that will help us to walk in their shoes. As their stories unfold we will have a greater understanding that Opposites are the same. I speak to the experts in the field who share what they have seen, what is changing the world and how we can all contribute so that all can find belonging and acceptance.Share a chocolate, have a cuppa, enjoy a conversation and change the world.

    Rashid Khan - from immigrant to nomination as Aust. Professional of the Year

    Rashid Khan - from immigrant to nomination as Aust. Professional of the Year

    Rashid Kahn immigrated to Australia in 2005 to take a place in the booming IT industry.  He embraced the culture and Australia embraced him. Motivated by the tragic event in Bourke Street, Melbourne in 2017 when 6 people lost their lives when a man drove their car through the crowds, Rashid dedicated his live to the field of Emergency Management, becoming an expert in the field and making an impact in the way we address emergencies. He has been nominated as the Australian Professional of the Year 2020. Grab yourself a chocolate and coffee and listen to this inspirational man and his journey to making his ultimate impact in the world.

    • 35 min
    Johnson Chong - Discovering True Identity

    Johnson Chong - Discovering True Identity

    Johnson Chong was born in the US to Chinese Immigrants. His childhood was an experience in the discovery of who he was, not ever feeling as if he fit in anywhere.  In the midst of this, he had to find a way to come out to his parents that he was gay. Johnson has used his story to help others to connect to  their own inner truth.
    Enjoy this episode with the Author of a best seller of "Sage Sapien. From Karma to Dharma."

    Connect with Johnson through his website www.JohnsonChong.com
    Purchase his book

    • 37 min
    Anup Bantra - On being a Sikh

    Anup Bantra - On being a Sikh

    Anup Bantra is a Business Growth Specialist helping businesses to innovate and pivot. On this episode Anup takes us on the journey of being a Sikh. His infectious laughter and spirit will captivate you as he shares how people are attracted to him because of his turban. 

    • 25 min
    Catalina Gonzalez - From Colombia with Love

    Catalina Gonzalez - From Colombia with Love

    Catalina Gonzalez came to Australia from Colombia, as has invented herself as a Happiness Ambassador.  She has embraced her new home with a passion to share the best of her culture with the community she finds herself in. Her passion for community and belonging inspires her to make a difference in the world.  Listen to this episode it is sure to put a smile on your face.

    • 24 min
    Melissa Griffiths - Transgender Ambassador

    Melissa Griffiths - Transgender Ambassador

    Imagine being stared out and whispered about everywhere you go, this is the life of someone who is transgender. Melissa Griffiths is a Transgender and Gender Equality Authority and Advocate, Speaker and Media Commentator. She shares with us her story of being transgender and opens our eyes to some of the struggles that sh has to face everyday.

    • 24 min
    Sarifa Altono Younes - Being Muslim in Australia

    Sarifa Altono Younes - Being Muslim in Australia

    Sarifa Altono Younes shares her stories of being an immigrant and a Muslim in Australia. As she wears a head scarf, her faith is on view for all to see. How does this effect the way she is treated?

    • 26 min

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