Highly inspirational and motivational conversations with high achievers and trailblazers exploring their mentality and attitude that has made them winners and successful. It's a global conversation with so much value. Listen to their stories and apply the principles to your life because Everyone is born a Winner, we just have to Decide.
The Unlikely Astronaut
On this episode i am joined by the amazing Susan Stil Kilrain, an American engineer, a former United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut. A childhood dream to fly manifested into not just flying fighter jets for the US Navy but Space shuttles for Nasa. An accomplished aerospace engineer, distinguished naval aviator with over 3000 flight hours, flying 30 different aircrafts. She was commissioned into the U.S. Navy in 1985 and designated a Naval Aviator in 1987. Kilrain was selected to be a flight instructor in the TA-4J Skyhawk, and later flew EA-6A Electric Intruders for Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 (VAQ-33) in Key West, Florida. After completing U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, she reported to Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101) in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for F-14 Tomcat training.
Kilrain reported to the Johnson Space Center as an Astronaut Candidate in March 1995. Following a year of training, she worked on technical issues for the Vehicle Systems and Operations Branch of the Astronaut Office. She also served as spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM) in mission control during launch and entry for numerous missions. A veteran of two space flights, she logged nearly 472 hours in space. She flew as pilot on STS-83 (April 4 to 8, 1997) and STS-94 (July 1 to 17, 1997).
She now spends her time inspiring the next generation to believe in themselves.
THE POWER OF DETERMINATION
Henry Ford said 'Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right'. It is amazing what we can do if we are determined that we can. Our guest today is a shining example of that. Jesse Iwuji, US Navy officer, NASCAR driver and team owner, CEO,Esports company owner and many more. Born to immigrant parents from Nigeria, Jesse shares his journey in to greatness and the amazing work in creating opportunities for others.
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The True Color of Stars - An Astronauts View
Deciding to Win is back bigger. On this episode, Dr Soyeon Yi, the first Korean female and only astronauts joins me. She shares her inspiring story with us in an a fun and exciting way. She was selected out of 36,000 contestants to go to space in 2006. She shares how it all happened from the earth and back to the earth. Dr Yi, is dedicated her life to help nurture young leaders in STEM. This is a conversation i really enjoyed and i hope it blesses you as well.
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TRANSFORMING AFRICA THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION
I had the pleasure to have Sidiki Traore, the founder and president of Distance Education Africa DEA join me on the show. His inspiring work on the African continent has impacted the youth in Africa. Distance Education Africa provides free monthly scholarships from the University of Virginia and other top universities in the world. As technology and internet penetration in Africa grows in Africa, Sidiki's team has offered over 35,000 scholarship to young professionals and students in all 54 countries in Africa. His passion for building the skills and capacity, feed the hunger for knowledge on the continent is amazing. Governments, military personnel, entrepreneurs have all used these courses to train its people.
I have completed many courses offered through the scholarship and it has been of immense benefit to my life and work. Sidiki's passion for education and for youth is amazing.
Africa's Youth and Space Technology
Mankind has always been fascinated about space and the mystery beyond stars. More recently, a lot of research and interest have tremendously increased with more private technology companies leading the way. Africa has not been completely left out. My guest today Guido Schwarz has been at the heart promoting space technology among African youth and students via the Foundation for Space Development.
Guido provides insights into the amazing work being done to promote STEM and space technology accross Africa, the prospects and challenges and the opportunities.
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Conversational Intelligence with Doug Leonard
Success and fulfillment in life is dependent on the quality of the conversations we have. The concept of Conversational intelligence (C-IQ) is a new concept which our guest on this episode is a certified coach of. Douglas Leonard, shares from his over 25 years experience of helping leaders create healthy cultures and conditions for their organizations. Doug has done this in over 20 countries and in various types of organizations. As a certified C-IQ coach and trainer, he provides insight into the concept, shares practical ways of developing this critical skill.