69 episodes

The podcast for over-educated, busy, and ambitious South Asian professionals and entrepreneurs. In each episode, Seema and Dinesh will dive into the philosophies, strategies, and tools that can help you live happier, healthier, productive, and fulfilled lives with more success. They will be talking about things that help you think, do, and be better in wide-ranging areas around the five pillars of a good life: health, wealth, love, happiness, and impact — to empower you to reach your highest potential without compromising what’s important. Dr. Seema Desai is a dentist, certified professional coach, and author of the book, “Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides.” She is also a devoted wife and proud mother to two children, as well as an advocate for creating learning equality in children in underserved countries through her work with Pratham USA. Dinesh Melwani is a law firm partner, author, speaker, and certified success and results coach. He is an internationally-recognized patent attorney that works with hi-tech clients, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 clients. He also believes deeply in the potential and capability inside of everyone. In addition, he is a loving father and husband. Join Seema and Dinesh each week as they explore, from the male and female South Asian perspectives, what makes you individually and uniquely happy and human, and what tools and insights allow us to reach that next level and beyond. You will learn how to level up your mindset, develop the needed leadership skills in your career and personal life, and learn how to live up to your potential.

Happy & Human Seema Desai & Dinesh Melwani

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 80 Ratings

The podcast for over-educated, busy, and ambitious South Asian professionals and entrepreneurs. In each episode, Seema and Dinesh will dive into the philosophies, strategies, and tools that can help you live happier, healthier, productive, and fulfilled lives with more success. They will be talking about things that help you think, do, and be better in wide-ranging areas around the five pillars of a good life: health, wealth, love, happiness, and impact — to empower you to reach your highest potential without compromising what’s important. Dr. Seema Desai is a dentist, certified professional coach, and author of the book, “Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides.” She is also a devoted wife and proud mother to two children, as well as an advocate for creating learning equality in children in underserved countries through her work with Pratham USA. Dinesh Melwani is a law firm partner, author, speaker, and certified success and results coach. He is an internationally-recognized patent attorney that works with hi-tech clients, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 clients. He also believes deeply in the potential and capability inside of everyone. In addition, he is a loving father and husband. Join Seema and Dinesh each week as they explore, from the male and female South Asian perspectives, what makes you individually and uniquely happy and human, and what tools and insights allow us to reach that next level and beyond. You will learn how to level up your mindset, develop the needed leadership skills in your career and personal life, and learn how to live up to your potential.

    How to Give Better Feedback

    How to Give Better Feedback

    Send us a Text Message.Are you able to effectively give feedback? Giving effective feedback can be difficult to navigate, sometimes we’re too hesitant, sometimes too aggressive, but knowing how to do so effectively in both our professional and personal lives can lead to better results all around. In this episode, Seema and Dinesh are sharing their top tips and strategies to give better feedback both at home and at work. They talk about what to look out for, why it might be a good idea to plan...

    • 38 min
    Navigating Parenthood and People Pleasing with Tejal V Patel

    Navigating Parenthood and People Pleasing with Tejal V Patel

    Send us a Text Message.Seema and Dinesh are welcoming special guest Tejal V Patel, author of the Award Winning Book Meditation for Kids on the podcast to talk about all things parenting, people pleasing, boundaries and more. Tejal brings her insights as a mindfulness and meditation expert to share what boundary setting really looks like and misconceptions that keep us scared from setting healthy firm boundaries. They have a conversation that all parents can benefit from about why parents feel...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Grit & Growth: Mental Toughness

    Grit & Growth: Mental Toughness

    Send us a Text Message.On this duo episode, Seema and Dinesh are diving into the topic of “mental toughness”. Drawing from their own experiences and what they’ve seen, they’re sharing what they’ve learned around the concept of being mentally tough, how we can find it in ourselves and encourage it in others. They discuss the ways society has normalized certain ways of decompressing and escaping our reality, and how we can identify if it’s actually helping us or if we’re using it as a crutch to...

    • 46 min
    Personal Branding: Attention v. Influence with Abhijit Bhaduri

    Personal Branding: Attention v. Influence with Abhijit Bhaduri

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Seema and Dinesh are welcoming special guest Abhijit Bhaduri. They discuss the necessity of having a variety of skills and what it means to be a “generalist”. Abhijit shares how he helps people curate a personal brand for themselves at all levels of their career and within organizations. They have a conversation around the necessity of building your own personal brand regardless of the organization you work with and how that can end up making all the di...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Empowering your Future Self Today

    Empowering your Future Self Today

    Send us a Text Message.Today Seema and Dinesh are diving into the concept of future self, how to use it effectively, and what to do with all of your ideas. They’re sharing what they’ve found in visualizing the future self and using that to guide their day-to-day choices, as well as how they approach new ideas. They talk about how ideas are meant to be acted upon, and if you don’t do it, someone else will. Seema and Dinesh talk about what happens when we choose an expert in the area of somethi...

    • 49 min
    Stop leaving it to the “Pros”

    Stop leaving it to the “Pros”

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Seema and Dinesh are sharing their own experiences and lessons learned from going from beginner to expert in their respective lives, and why it’s so important to do the uncomfortable thing and lean into being a beginner. As high-achievers, they know all too well how easy it is to convince yourself that there’s “no point” in starting something new if you’re not automatically good at it, but the value and joy really comes within the process of learning an...

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Farhaniki ,

Intelligent, proactive and interesting

Dinesh and Seema are such a wonderful ying and yang. Wise, thoughtful and balanced they approach topics that are relatable and interesting! Do yourself a favor and listen to this wonderful humans!

RayNCgardener ,

Incredibly insightful

Im a broadway producer and i came across this podcast while trying to raise money for my new play on Broadway. I find the insights from Dinesh to be motivating and uplifting. Must listen.

LudkaW ,

Great insights for the next level of success

I enjoy the different takes on topics both from the female and male perspective. You keep it insightful and interesting with your guests and practical tools for high achievers like myself who want to feel fulfilled in all aspects of your life. As someone who lived across four cultures I appreciate the cultural references and aspects of what shapes us.

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