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SPIN IT is a business podcast that will inspire you to see failures and obstacles as a stepping stone for success, transforming them into a new path forward, a path that you may not have seen or considered before. Whether it‘s a scandal or a broken business model - obstacles are an opportunity to learn, pivot and go after your goals with a new perspective.

Hosted by Stephynie Malik, award-winning Crisis Management Expert and Business Strategist, this podcast offers you advice and guidance on how difficult situations can result in successful outcomes. It’s all about how you Spin It!

SPIN IT: Business & Crisis Management with Stephynie Malik Stephynie Malik

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    • 5.0 • 138 Ratings

SPIN IT is a business podcast that will inspire you to see failures and obstacles as a stepping stone for success, transforming them into a new path forward, a path that you may not have seen or considered before. Whether it‘s a scandal or a broken business model - obstacles are an opportunity to learn, pivot and go after your goals with a new perspective.

Hosted by Stephynie Malik, award-winning Crisis Management Expert and Business Strategist, this podcast offers you advice and guidance on how difficult situations can result in successful outcomes. It’s all about how you Spin It!

    #26 Vulnerability in Entrepreneurship with Jason Feifer

    #26 Vulnerability in Entrepreneurship with Jason Feifer

    This week Stephynie is speaking with Jason Feifer. Jason is the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, keynote speaker, and host of the podcast 'Build for Tomorrow.' He walks us through his early days as a local reporter in Massachusetts to achieving massive success as Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. They discuss how Jason learned to navigate the world of media and eventually run it!


     


    Jason Feifer’s Social Media & Important Links : 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyfeifer/


    Build for Tomorrow Podcast: https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/


    Jasons Newsletter that comes out 2x a week- How to Become More Adaptable:https://jasonfeifer.bulletin.com/


     


    Timestamps: 


    - 00:00 - Spin It! Intro 


    - 00:33 - Intro to Jason Feifer 


    - 03:36 - Lessons that Jason took away from his first position 


    - 07:15 - Pitching the Washington Post


    - 09:17 - How do you pitch a story?


    - 12:56 - Understanding your value when pitching


    - 16:34 - Adaptiveness is the most important quality a person can have


    - 21:43 - Build your skills and everything else will come later


    - 23:03 - Biggest regret Jason has from being on TV this morning


    - 27:50 - Turning something you regret into a learning experience


    - 30:30 - Vulnerability and Transparency


    - 38:17 - “People don’t remember what you say but they do remember how you make them feel”


    - 39:55 - Rapid Fire Questions 


    - 46:58 - Jason’s biggest obstacle that he turned into an opportunity


    - 49:09 - How our listeners can find Jason Feifer (Links Above)


    - 50:00 - Outro


     

    • 50 min
    #25 Rising from the Ashes with Maayan Gordon

    #25 Rising from the Ashes with Maayan Gordon

    Stephynie is speaking with Maayan Gordon, who is a famous Tik TOK glassblower. She has overcome so much adversity in her life from a gas explosion to being homeless for a few months. She's used her incredible drive and entrepreneurial skills to start three of her own companies. Today, she still owns and operates the glass-blowing studio Monkey Boy Art.

    In addition to posting on her Tik TOK channels with close to 2.4 million followers, she is also using her consulting services to help other companies tell their own stories through social media.


     


    Timestamps:


    - 00:00 Intro sequence
    - 00:34 Stephynie introduces Maayan

    -01:09 Interview begins

    -01:22 Reflecting upon adversity in childhood

    -05:21 Junior and senior year of high school

    -08:20 Attending Lakeside school

    -13:53 Connection, empathy, self-awareness

    -15:53 Cognitive dissonance

    -18:51 Trying to solve emotional problems

    -20:06 Mental health resources

    -24:37 Was there a point where things clicked for Maayan?

    -29:20 The scene of the explosion

    -32:52 Limiting beliefs

    -36:36 How did Maayan tell her parents about the explosion?

    -39:47 Communication between parents and children

    -46:12 Avoiding bias

    -48:46 Avoiding sarcasm

    -53:16 Maayan's TikTok career

    -54:30 The idea and Maayan's leadership skills for TikTok, authenticity

    -57:21 VSCO girls

    -01:00:06 Maayan's reception on TikTok

    -01:03:12 Maayan's content philosophy

    -01:03:51 Why Maayan is a true leader

    -01:05:00 Maayan's monetized content

    -01:10:02 Maayan's strategic approach, combined with empathy and connection

    -01:10:52 What is Maayan looking for?

    -01:14:37 Maayan's social media

    -01:15:30 Outro sequence

    Social Media:
    Website: https://www.maayangordonmedia.com/
    TikTok - @worldofglass
    Instagram: @maayangordonmedia
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maayangordon/

    Mental Health Resources:
    - https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help

    - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (24/7)

    - Crisis Text Line: Text SUPPORT to 741-741

    - National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264

    Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson:
    https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Accountability-Resolving-Expectations-Commitments/dp/0071829318/ref=asc_df_0071829318/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312175933381&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1708485129852213659&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005384&hvtargid=pla-432730042979&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=60258871817&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312175933381&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1708485129852213659&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005384&hvtargid=pla-432730042979

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #24 Self Discovery and Mindfullness with Pinky Ghelani

    #24 Self Discovery and Mindfullness with Pinky Ghelani

    Stephynie is speaking with Pinky Gelhani. Pinky holds a special place in Stephynie's heart because they met in Paris. Their children kept looking at each other on a beautiful cruise on the Seine River, they finally ended up speaking for hours realizing they had so much in common. 
     
    Pinky has over 25 years as an editor and an on-screen personality, Pinky uses her storytelling skills to lift up women, children, and refugees through her humanitarian work. She works with the UNHCR refugee agency and hosts an internet TV show called "What Women Want. Pinky is also one of Kenya's most renowned public speakers and a regular on the TEDx stage.
     
    Pinky's Social Media & Important Links:
    Humanitarian Efforts with UNHCR: https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/pinky-ghelani.html
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinkyghelanithebrand
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/pinkyghelani
     
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pinky-ghelani-52292315/?originalSubdomain=ke

    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Intro sequence
    00:33 - Stephynie introduces Pinky
    01:11 - Interview begins with how Stephynie and Pinky met
    03:43 - What Pinky does, background, and her humanitarian efforts
    06:39 - What was Pinky's childhood like?
    11:34 - Reflecting on the tragedy of Pinky's mother
    14:11 - It's the journey, not the destination
    26:56 - Pinky's refugee work
    30:09 - What's currently going on?
    33:56 - How does Pinky take care of herself mentally?
    39:44 - The fourth season of "What Women Want"
    41:47 - Superhero nature?
    43:01 - When would Pinky feel successful?
    44:55 - Most disruptive subject Pinky has talked about
    45:58 - One of the most taboo subjects Pinky has yet to introduce
    47:46 - How do men get more involved and emotionally brave?
    49:35 - Tonality and tenor
    52:08 - What do women want?
    53:40 - What is Pinky's biggest obstacle she's changed to an opportunity?
    55:08 - Social Media handles

    56:15 - Outro

    • 56 min
    #23: Advice on Education, Parenting, and Entrepreneurship with Naveen Jain

    #23: Advice on Education, Parenting, and Entrepreneurship with Naveen Jain

    How do you raise your kids with a drive to change the world? Today, Stephynie sits down with Naveen Jain to talk about parenting, how to always strive for more, and what it takes to be truly successful.


    Naveen is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, founding seven very successful companies like Moon Express and Viome.


    In addition to all of his professional achievements, Naveen is also a very proud father of three incredibly beautiful and successful children. All three are highly driven to impact change in the world and are active entrepreneurs. 


    So how did he do it? Listen in to find out! 


     


    Social Media:


     


    Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com


    Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/


    Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/


    Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik


    Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/


     


    Timestamps:


     


    2:58 - Naveen’s Childhood


    13:41 - How Naveen Talks to His Family About Failure


    16:55 - Do Naveen’s Kids Play Video Games?


    18:05 - How Did Naveen’s Children Fail When They Were Younger?


    23:03 - Teaching Children To Respect Money


    31:30 - Naveen’s Daughter Opening Up Schools in Afghanistan


    34:10 - The Toughest Lesson Learned in Parenting


    34:56 - How Many Companies Has Naveen Created From the Ground Up?


    46:18 - The Reason Naveen Gets Out of Bed in the Morning


    47:41 - Naveen’s Biggest Obstacle He Has Turned Into an Opportunity


     


    Mentioned in the Episode:


     


    Naveen’s Website: https://www.naveenjain.com/about/


    Naveen’s LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/naveenjainintelius


    Naveen’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naveenjainceo


    Naveen’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NaveenJain1

    • 50 min
    SOS #4: Wading Through Uncharted Waters with Kevin Clements

    SOS #4: Wading Through Uncharted Waters with Kevin Clements

    Kevin Clements has experienced a lot in his life: almost making it into the Olympics in swimming, training with swimming legend Michael Phelps, watching his beautiful twin daughters gain fame on Instagram, and lastly, crushing cancer. 


    On this episode of Spin It on Sports, Kevin shares his incredible story which started with him training for the Tokyo Olympics. But after feeling not quite right, Kevin went to the doctor and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Kevin shares how he and his family were able to remain positive during this terrifying time. He also shares some stories from his career in swimming, and what it felt like to miss out on going to the Olympics...not once, but twice. 


    Kevin’s story is so inspiring. Press play on this episode to feel move and motivated this Friday 


     


    Social Media: 


     


    Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com


    Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/


    Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/


    Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik


    Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/


     


    Timestamps:


     


    0:13 - Childhood


    02:30 - Journey Becoming a Swimmer


    09:50 - Keeping Motivation After Failure


    14:12 - Commitment


    20:38 - Moving into Coaching


    22:15 - Moving Back to California


    29:12 - Being Dad to the “Most Beautiful Twins”


    36:57 - Cancer Diagnosis


    50:49 - Overcoming Tragedy and Remaining Mentally Positive


    1:01:22 - Managing PTSD


    1:07:30 - Closing Remarks and How to Contact Kevin Clements


     


    Mentioned In The Episode:


     


    Kevin Clements Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kevin_r_clements/?hl=en


    Kevin Clements LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-clements-156776a5/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #22: Strong Minds and Stronger Questions with Marc Champagne

    #22: Strong Minds and Stronger Questions with Marc Champagne

    We are just one question away from changing our lives. According to our guest today, this is true, whether that change is huge like a pivot in careers or small, like starting your day off journaling instead of scrolling. 


    Marc Champagne, a world-renowned mental fitness coach and the author of the book, Personal Socrates. He also hosts the podcast, Behind the Human.


    Today, Marc openly discusses his own failures as well as his wins. Stephynie and Marc talk about what it felt like to shut down his journaling app that reached 86 million people after 3 years of pouring his heart and soul into it. Marc talks about how hard this loss was, but the experience helped him pivot into the career he was meant to be in. 


    How do we ask the best questions to improve our overall mental fitness? Keep listening to find out! 


     


    Social Media:


     


    Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com


    Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/


    Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/


    Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik


    Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/


     


    Timestamps:


     


    00:00 - Meeting each other and opening up on podcasts


    3:45 - Gaining the ability to ask great questions


    6:33 - Marc’s growing up 


    8:12 - Mental fitness v. Mental wellness 


    10:24 - How to do journaling right according to the individual


    16:08 - The success Marc expected from the book


    19:40 - A little insight into what people can expect from Marc’s book


    21:40 - The power of asking ourselves one question


    23:30 - Importance of interacting with instead of just reading the prompts in Marc’s book


    27:05 - Biggest challenges Marc faced writing the book


    29:28 - Lessons from launching and shutting down Marc’s journaling app


    37:48 - Actions Marc took to try and prevent the shutdown of the app


    43:08 - What Marc felt in his most ungrateful moments deleting the app


    50:54 - Marc’s ability to make people feel special


    52:13 - Value of learning from Marc’s journaling practice


    52:45 - Marc’s strategies for recovering from burn out


    56:12 - Biggest obstacle and closing remarks


     


    Mentioned in the Episode:


     


    Marc’s Website: https://www.behindthehuman.com/


    Marc’s Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/behind-the-human-with-marc-champagne/id1342231432


    Marc’s Book, Personal Socrates: https://www.baronfig.com/personal-socrates?title=default+title


    Marc’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mchampagne/


    Marc’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-champagne-14767b17/

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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138 Ratings

138 Ratings

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Wow!! Just an amazing podcast.

I really liked the episode with Robin Daniels. You are so talented! I’m going to keep listening.

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Authenticity and transparency is a beautiful thing!

Some people talk about being authentic and transparent, while Stephynie epitomizes! She’s challenges the narrative, she’s innovative, and just found another follower! Check out one of her episodes, and you’ll become a fan!

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Exceptional discussion that gets to the root of Hala’s success - inspirational through and through! I loved the storytelling by both Stephynie and Hala, two genuine and successful people! Keep it up!

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