22 episodes

The Diving for Pearls Podcast will feature women in the UAE and across the globe who are breaking ground in their industry, while transforming the cultural landscape. We have chosen to make links to the pearl diving tradition which was interwoven into Emirati culture more than 1,000 years ago. Additionally, as 2019 was declared the "Year of Tolerance" in the UAE, we have chosen to engage in dialogue with female thought leaders, innovators and visionaries from a diverse range of backgrounds. The women whom we will spotlight on this podcast, are in many ways analogous to “pearl divers”…women who have taken calculated risks to uncover and harvest “pearls of wisdom”- insights that have led them to illuminate their pathway and the pathway of others. Harnessed with the knowledge of these insights, these women have persevered with unwavering determination, sheer brilliance and grit. We invite you to listen in, take the plunge, reflect on the poignant stories of courage and resilience, while delving deeper into your own journey of self-discovery and exploration. "Pearls lie not on the seashore. If thou desires one, thou must dive for it".–Anonymous

Diving for Pearls Gina P Nelson

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The Diving for Pearls Podcast will feature women in the UAE and across the globe who are breaking ground in their industry, while transforming the cultural landscape. We have chosen to make links to the pearl diving tradition which was interwoven into Emirati culture more than 1,000 years ago. Additionally, as 2019 was declared the "Year of Tolerance" in the UAE, we have chosen to engage in dialogue with female thought leaders, innovators and visionaries from a diverse range of backgrounds. The women whom we will spotlight on this podcast, are in many ways analogous to “pearl divers”…women who have taken calculated risks to uncover and harvest “pearls of wisdom”- insights that have led them to illuminate their pathway and the pathway of others. Harnessed with the knowledge of these insights, these women have persevered with unwavering determination, sheer brilliance and grit. We invite you to listen in, take the plunge, reflect on the poignant stories of courage and resilience, while delving deeper into your own journey of self-discovery and exploration. "Pearls lie not on the seashore. If thou desires one, thou must dive for it".–Anonymous

    Bonus Episode: Roza Bairu on Embracing Who You Really Are & Communicating with Authenticity

    Bonus Episode: Roza Bairu on Embracing Who You Really Are & Communicating with Authenticity

    We have officially wrapped up season 1 of the Diving for Pearls (DFP) podcast. A special thank you to all of our listeners and guests for their unwavering support. A special thank you to The Skylark Collective U.K for the 2022 podcast nomination and for amplifying the voices of women across the globe. We are truly appreciative of the international recognition and nod. In this Bonus Episode of Season 1 of DFP_UAE, I sit down with Roza Bairu, Marketing Manager at MindShift Cons...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mucha Nyandoro on Dignity for Africa and The Changing of the Guard

    Mucha Nyandoro on Dignity for Africa and The Changing of the Guard

    Episode #21 of the Diving for Pearls (DFP) podcast has officially launched!!! In this final episode of Season 1 of DFP_UAE, I sit down with Mucha Nyandoro, Founder and Principal of Manelith, a Dubai-based management consultancy, and Founder and Chief of Tribe of Professional Tribes, to discuss how we can use amplification to improve equity, inclusion and dignity for all. Mucha contends that when we look for opportunities to deliberately amplify the stories and voices of othe...

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Sandra Martinho on Reconnecting with Our Essence and Learning to Let Go

    Sandra Martinho on Reconnecting with Our Essence and Learning to Let Go

    Episode #20 of the Diving for Pearls podcast has officially launched!!! In this episode, I sit down with Sandra Martinho, Dubai-based international author, health consultant, spiritualist and storyteller to discuss how practicing the art of surrender and yielding to the natural unfolding of our lives can serve as key to us being anchored in peace and freedom. A colon cancer survivor and mother of two, Sandra chronicles her healing journey in “The Dance of Life”, a book she wrote as a gu...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Courtney Brandt on Perseverance, Grit and Championing Education for All

    Courtney Brandt on Perseverance, Grit and Championing Education for All

    Episode #19 of the Diving for Pearls podcast has officially launched!!! In this episode, I sit down with Courtney Brandt, Dubai-based author, food writer, content creator, speaker and feminist, to discuss how dogged perserverance, cultivating a mindset of grit and finding your tribe can make a marked difference in both your personal and professional life. The author of fourteen novels, four of which were published in 2020, and the Founder of A to Za’atar, a platform showcasing cul...

    • 50 min
    Lydia Andrews on The Road to Self-Growth & Loving Yourself Financially

    Lydia Andrews on The Road to Self-Growth & Loving Yourself Financially

    Episode #18 of the Diving for Pearls podcast has officially launched!!! In this episode, I sit down with Lydia Andrews, Wealth Advisor and Wealth & Mindset Coach, and Founder of Love Yourself Financially to discuss fundamental steps you can take to build wealth for the long-term, attract life-changing abundance and foster growth where you need it most. As someone who has had to analyze her life from both a macro and micro level, Lydia recommends tapping into every aspect of our experience...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Nancy Alhyari On Being a Courageous and Empathetic Leader & Celebrating Small Successes

    Nancy Alhyari On Being a Courageous and Empathetic Leader & Celebrating Small Successes

    Episode #17 of the Diving for Pearls podcast has officially launched!!! In this episode, I sit down with Nancy Alhyari, Academic Cluster Manager for Abu Dhabi Public Schools and Acting Chief Financial Officer for Bella & Bella Productions, a platform dedicated to lifting, nurturing and empowering strong communities of women across the globe. We engage in dialogue about allowing core values to serve as guiding forces in one’s life, making intentional choices “to be” rather than “do”,...

    • 1 hr 12 min

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Diving for Pearls Podcast

This is a transformative narrative with the collaboration of women in the UAE. We learn, grow, and expand through their journey and experiences that provide invaluable resources and insights for self-empowerment.

Diving for Pearls has a depth comparable to the vastness of the ocean and all of nature’s inhabitants. When we consider the multitude of colors, shapes, sizes, and variations of pearls analogous to the complexities of humanity diversification and commonalities we are enriched as a global community.

Gina P. Nelson is a Divemaster demonstrative of commitment, time and energy as a resident of the UAE. She offers an unprecedented historical glimpse of women’s pearls of wisdom carefully strung together in an exploration of their surroundings one voice at a time. Listen to the synchronization of creativity, nature and emotional intelligence to elevate the lives of others!

Inspired and enriched!
Katherine E. Nichols

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