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Naomi Haile is a creative storyteller and community builder who takes you into the lives of creatives and founders about their purpose. The goal of the Power of Why is to share stories of people who have unfastened the weight of trying to be something other than who they are. These conversations are meant to inspire you to trust your own wisdom and live on your own terms.

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Naomi Haile is a creative storyteller and community builder who takes you into the lives of creatives and founders about their purpose. The goal of the Power of Why is to share stories of people who have unfastened the weight of trying to be something other than who they are. These conversations are meant to inspire you to trust your own wisdom and live on your own terms.

    Building a Global Plastic-Free Living Business and Community | Jay Sinha

    Building a Global Plastic-Free Living Business and Community | Jay Sinha

    “You have to do what works for you at your own speed”. - Jay Sinha

    In this episode, you will learn how Jay built a thriving community of 120, 000+ plastic-free enthusiasts and advocates, wrote a book to share an important message and the highs and lows of running a business since the early 2000s.

    Jay is an accomplished entrepreneur, lawyer, scientist, researcher, writer and policy advisor – with this experience spanning the academic, governmental, and private sector. Most of Jay’s professional experience has thoughtfully been linked to the environment and sustainability in some way. He is so focused on being an educational resource around the health and environmental effects related to plastics.

    Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon are the co-founders of Life Without Plastic and have since built a global community of plastic-free living enthusiasts and advocates. They help decrease the world's dependence on plastic and educate people about the health and environmental problems associated with plastics. In 2017, Jay Sinha published the book Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy. And he is currently writing a book on morning rituals. Incredible.

    Jay and I met at a Creative Mornings workshop last year and after hearing his story, had to have him on the show!

    Connect with Jay: https://lifewithoutplastic.com/

    Grab the book: https://www.amazon.ca/Life-without-Plastic-Step-Step/dp/162414425X

    Connect with Naomi: https://naomihaile.com/

    • 39 min
    How to Protect Your Energy and Avoid Burnout | Mallory Rowan

    How to Protect Your Energy and Avoid Burnout | Mallory Rowan

    "When burnout is present, it is impossible to experience well-being". – Richard Balon.

    How many times have you ignored what your body was saying to you in times of burnout or depletion? How often do you sacrifice your health or sanity for the sake of pleasing others? Whether we are aware or not, our body is constantly speaking to us. Our body is telling us what it needs to be healthy, conscious, and happy. Do we listen? Do we take these demands seriously?

    In this episode, Mallory Rowan indulges us in a conversation about energy and her personal experience understanding and navigating burnout. And walks us through how she built a thriving business without sacrificing her well-being.

    Mallory is a 26-year-old entrepreneur who is passionate about helping people create business systems, while respecting their lifestyle. Today, she inspires thousands online, works with entrepreneurs and creatives who want to build and grow their businesses without burnout. She speaks at events, partners with powerful brands, and is actively creating the life she wants to lead.

    **Also, on August 10th, 2020, Mallory is hosting a free workshop called From Likes to Leads. She will be talking about how to land clients using your free online platforms, by showing up as yourself and ensuring that you never running out of content ideas. Register here: https://www.malloryrowan.com/likestoleads

    Connect with Mallory: https://www.instagram.com/joan.rupram/

    Connect with Naomi: https://naomihaile.com/

    • 47 min
    Fighting for Your Joy | Joan Rupram

    Fighting for Your Joy | Joan Rupram

    Fight. For. Your. Joy.

    What does it mean to fight for your joy? What does it mean to claim who you are and your identity? And do so, unapologetically.

    In a time where the media, news channels, and advertisers online are vying for your attention and moments of peace, it has become crucial to exercise your boundaries and clarify who you are. As Joan brilliantly put it: "You either become so entrenched in what is happening that you forget who you are or what is happening polarizes inside so much that you start to question who you are."

    Joan Rupram is a healer and educator focused on ushering wellness as the foundation of sustainable leadership. Bridging the gap between the spiritual and the practical, Joan’s mission is to build the inner caliber of Millennial change doers and new school thought leaders to be and build the change they seek in today's world.

    Joan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joan.rupram/

    Have a meaningful conversation with Joan: https://joanrupram.as.me/claritycall

    Connect with Naomi: https://naomihaile.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Future of eLearning & Online Course Production | Gwen Elliot

    The Future of eLearning & Online Course Production | Gwen Elliot

    In this episode, Gwen Elliot, Online Course Producer, walks us through her journey in TV production and how she creatively made her way into the eLearning space. And what an incredible space to be in. According to Forbes, it is projected that the eLearning industry will grow to $325 billion by 2025.

    Today, Gwen has co-created more than 30 courses reaching over 450,000 learners. She currently works at Shopify, and runs a business helping authors and experts turn their books, workshops, and expertise into online education.

    Connect with Gwen: https://www.gwenelliot.ca/

    Read the show notes at: https://powerofwhy.substack.com/

    Connect with Naomi: https://naomihaile.com/

    • 41 min
    How to Create an Intentional & Harmonious Life | Jesmine Onyeukwu

    How to Create an Intentional & Harmonious Life | Jesmine Onyeukwu

    In this episode, Jesmine Onyeukwu, Organizing and Productivity Coach, talks about creating and intentional life through very simple principles. Jesmine believes that you CAN, in fact, "have it all" if you manage your priorities well. And that you can not afford to change the world at the expense of everything else in your life.

    Read the shownotes at: https://powerofwhy.substack.com/

    Check out my website: https://naomihaile.com/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    How to Tap Into Your Creative Self | Fatuma Kou

    How to Tap Into Your Creative Self | Fatuma Kou

    Fatuma's manifesto is that we each have a gift. That our souls are uniquely crafted to make the world a better and a more inclusive place. Her art is a way of self- expression and to call to attention the beauty in diversity.

    In 2019, I first came across Fatuma's art at the Women Who Work Gala held by The Embassy of Gabon and Gwen Madiba in Ottawa. Fatuma was showcasing her art in prime space - right at the entrance for people to admire and enjoy before they Gala started. It was through her art, that I felt that I had already met her.

    In 2018, Fatuma became a published author and even held her first book signing a year later in 2019. She continues to surprise and delight her audience and her work inspires the community to express themselves. Fatuma writes, draws, paints, and on her days off, spends time giving back to the community at the local shelter in Ottawa, Canada.

    Fatuma’s passion is to encourage people to embrace their own uniqueness. Every piece of art holds meaning and is a vessel to tell many stories. She is capturing the human experience through her unique lens.

    Connect with Fatuma

    Check out Fatuma's art on her Website
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    Order Fatuma's books on Amazon

    Connect with Naomi

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    • 43 min

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Loved the fact that this was not just a convo to “inspire” but a convo that allowed folks to learn from inspirational people. I was able to take notes that I could apply to my life as a result of this episode!! Thank you for making an episode that was really worth listening to and reflecting upon; I’m going to reach out to Dhouha!! Great Job, Naomi!!

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