57 episodes

In this business podcast that is all about people, Vinay Kumar, a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, OD Consultant, Podcaster, Global Nomad, Wildlife Stalker and Records Collector, interviews leaders, thinkers, strategists, and doers to reveal actionable insights, first-hand experiences, smart strategies, brilliant tips and lesser-known best practices on a range of subjects in business leadership and people management, from innovation, DEI, facilitation, technology, future of the workforce and sustainability to evolution of leadership, storytelling, negotiation, digital learning, mental wellbeing, the art of staying positive and even water wars! Plus each episode features curated recommendations from Vinay and his guest for your own RWL (Read Watch Listen) list to keep you shinier and happier!

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In this business podcast that is all about people, Vinay Kumar, a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, OD Consultant, Podcaster, Global Nomad, Wildlife Stalker and Records Collector, interviews leaders, thinkers, strategists, and doers to reveal actionable insights, first-hand experiences, smart strategies, brilliant tips and lesser-known best practices on a range of subjects in business leadership and people management, from innovation, DEI, facilitation, technology, future of the workforce and sustainability to evolution of leadership, storytelling, negotiation, digital learning, mental wellbeing, the art of staying positive and even water wars! Plus each episode features curated recommendations from Vinay and his guest for your own RWL (Read Watch Listen) list to keep you shinier and happier!

    Episode 57: Making Meaningful Connections, Creating Safe Spaces

    Episode 57: Making Meaningful Connections, Creating Safe Spaces

    Taking off from her own transformational journey which started with the HR and Talent Development space in the corporate world, Kuala Lumpur-based Chevonne Hassan embarked upon a new career as a transformational life coach, speaker and facilitator, at the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following his meaningful connection with Chevonne on ‘Clubhouse’ where they first met, Vinay brings her to our podcast to find out more about her journey and insights and experiences from Chevonne’s long-standing advocacy for mental health and creating safe spaces. 
    [04:00s] Chronology of Chevonne’s journey 
    [9:32s] Going fulltime to freelance in a pandemic
    [19:37s] Transformational coaching and creating safe spaces
    [28:34s] Looking ahead into the journey of coaching and facilitating 
    [36:44s] RWL: Chevonne’s movie recommendations for you to WATCH – Christopher Robin, A Thousand Words, The Pursuit of Happyness and Hidden Figures    
    Follow Chevonne on LinkedInand Instagram 
    Connect with Vinay on Twitter, LinkedIn or email him at vinay@c2cod.com 
    What did you think about this episode? What would you like to hear more about? Or simply, write in and say hello! podcast@c2cod.com
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    This podcast is sponsored by C2C-OD, your Organizational Development consulting partner ‘Bringing People and Strategy Together’. Follow @c2cod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook 

    • 44 min
    Episode 56: The Quotable Female Millennial Entrepreneur

    Episode 56: The Quotable Female Millennial Entrepreneur

    Meet Alessandra Pollina, founder and owner of the Boston-based boutique PR and marketing agency Quotable Media Co., who became a full-fledged entrepreneur at just 23! Over the next nine years, her experience further fueled a deep passion for female entrepreneurship. In 2016, Alessandra founded the Female Millennial Entrepreneurs Boston networking group which brings likeminded entrepreneurs and business owners together to connect and share learning experiences. She also launched The Female Millennial Entrepreneur Podcast, a podcast inspired by the group, by and for female millennial entrepreneurs with an international reach.  
    [05:26s] Being an entrepreneur at 23!
    [18:20s] The Female Millennial Entrepreneurs Boston Networking Group   
    [29:50s] Entrepreneurship in a pandemic: Opportunities and Challenges
    [33:45s] Her journey into podcasting 
    [41:51s] Then and Now: What has changed for her as a business owner?    
    [50:44s] RWL: Alessandra’s recommendations for you to READ ‘Believe IT’ by Jamie Kern Lima and ‘The Up Level Project’ by Hanneke Antonelli   
    Check out The Female Millennial Entrepreneurs Podcast and the Quotable Magazine 
    Follow Alessandra on LinkedIn, Twitter
    Connect with Vinay on Twitter, LinkedIn or email him at vinay@c2cod.com 
    What did you think about this episode? What would you like to hear more about? Or simply, write in and say hello! podcast@c2cod.com
    Subscribe to us on your favorite platforms – Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Tune In Alexa, Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn + Alexa, Stitcher, Jio Saavn and more.  
    This podcast is sponsored by C2C-OD, your Organizational Development consulting partner ‘Bringing People and Strategy Together’. Follow @c2cod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook 

    • 55 min
    Episode 55: The Motivational Firewood™ Guy

    Episode 55: The Motivational Firewood™ Guy

    He helps individuals, entrepreneurs and teams see what they truly want, be the person they need to become to achieve it and create the action plan to get there – and he does so with a generous blend of positivity, experience and humor! Meet Steve Gamlin, speaker, humorist, author, vision boarder, radio show host, stand-up comedian and The Motivational Firewood™ Guy, who blends back-to-basics positivity, visualization and humor into all that he does. Vinay finds out more.  
    [03:16s] “Learned new ways”: Notes from the pandemic life
    [04:43s] From radio to stand-up comedy to The Motivational Firewood™ Guy   
    [13:16s] ‘Attitude, Action, Traction’ 
    [15:16s] Vision boarding, working with leaders and teams 
    [29:13s] Steve’s best practices to help you get into positive action   
    [33:35s] RWL: Steve’s and Vinay’s recommendations for you to READ ‘20 to Life (In a Good Way!)’ and Oh Yeah! (Another Quote Book) by Steve Gamlin 
    Visit Steve’s blog for more insights and resources: https://www.motivationalfirewood.com/blog  
    Follow Steve on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram
    Connect with Vinay on Twitter, LinkedIn or email him at vinay@c2cod.com 
    What did you think about this episode? What would you like to hear more about? Or simply, write in and say hello! podcast@c2cod.com
    Subscribe to us on your favorite platforms – Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Tune In Alexa, Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn + Alexa, Stitcher, Castro, Jio Saavn and more.  
    This podcast is sponsored by C2C-OD, your Organizational Development consulting partner ‘Bringing People and Strategy Together’. Follow @c2cod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook

    • 39 min
    Episode 54: Lights, Camera, Confidence!

    Episode 54: Lights, Camera, Confidence!

    This week, we peer inside the beautiful mind of Cat Janisko, on-camera coach and the woman behind ‘The Confidence CEO’ which helps CEOs and business owners ‘manifest their dream life with soul-aligned marketing strategies’. A former beauty queen (titleholder in the Miss America program) and TV news anchor and presenter, Cat's journey speaking in front of national crowds started at the age 14! Cat has sold over $300 million worth of products on QVC and HSN and now coaches stars, on camera and on stage. Vinay discovers Cat’s intuitive eye for talent and her expertise in helping clients create a confident personal brand that sells. 
    [03:34s] “The girl with the voice you’ll never hear”: Journey of an ambivert
    [11:05s] “More than just appearances”: Limiting beliefs of getting on camera  
    [14:50s] “Giving back”: On entrepreneurship 
    [21:16s] On the dark side social networking
    [25:18s] “The biggest level ups come right after rock bottom” 
    [36:50s] Cat’s top 3 tips for getting camera-ready 
    [49:00s] RWL: Cat’s recommendations for you to READ ‘1,000 True Fans’ by Kevin Kelly 
    Find out more about Cat’s work at https://linktr.ee/theconfidenceceo 
    Follow Cat on Instagram to get tips and insights on getting on-screen ready!
    Connect with Vinay on Twitter, LinkedIn or email him at vinay@c2cod.com 
    What did you think about this episode? What would you like to hear more about? Or simply, write in and say hello! podcast@c2cod.com
    Subscribe to us on your favorite platforms – Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Tune In Alexa, Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn + Alexa, Stitcher, Castbox, Castro, Jio Saavn and more.  
    This podcast is sponsored by C2C-OD, your Organizational Development consulting partner ‘Bringing People and Strategy Together’. Follow @c2cod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook

    • 55 min
    Episode 53: The CEO Confidant

    Episode 53: The CEO Confidant

    Gear up for an exciting conversation with Angel Ribo, the CEO Confidant who has helped more than 1500 CEOs across 33 countries accelerate the growth of their businesses in the last two decades. Angel is an influencer, LinkedIn strategist, international TV host, public speaker and CEO consultant. He also sits on the Board of the Evolutionary Business Council, which has over 350 global transformational leaders with a combined reach of 600 million plus people. Vinay discovers the man behind the CEO Confidant and how Angel finds the time to do everything that he does and more! 
    [04:17s] Inspiration behind the CEO Confidant
    11:22s] Top challenges CEOs faced during the pandemic 
    [15:30s] ‘Revenues are vanity, profits are sanity & cash-flow is reality!’
    [19:14s] Creating a space of trust for CEOs to confide in each other
    [30:27s] ‘I live to connect the unconnected’
    [35:38s] RWL: Angel’s recommendations for you to READ ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ by James Redfield; ‘The Baker’s Dozen Rules of Highly Successful Business Operators’ by Neville Joffe 
    Read more about Angel’s work at https://linkfol.io/theceoconfidant
    Connect with Angel on LinkedIn, or email him at angel@angelribo.com
    Connect with Vinay on Twitter, LinkedIn or email him at vinay@c2cod.com 
    What did you think about this episode? What would you like to hear more about? Or simply, write in and say hello! podcast@c2cod.com
    Subscribe to us on your favorite platforms – Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Tune In Alexa, Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn + Alexa, Stitcher, Castbox, Podchaser, Jio Saavn and more.  
    This podcast is sponsored by C2C-OD, your Organizational Development consulting partner ‘Bringing People and Strategy Together’. Follow @c2cod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook

    • 39 min
    Episode 52: Making The World A Fitter Place

    Episode 52: Making The World A Fitter Place

    This week, we get behind the scenes with the articulate and authentic Abhimanika Yadav, a certified fitness coach, and fashion and grooming consultant. A huge influencer in the fitness and fashion world, Abhimanika wears multiple hats (or crowns rather!) – she’s a former Mrs. Universe (2017) and former Mrs. Asia-Pacific (2016). She’s also a motivation speaker, a dancer, an entrepreneur, event manager, and a mother. Vinay speaks to this incredible person on all things that make her tick, including motherhood, entrepreneurship, fitness, breaking stereotypes and social taboos, mental health and on how she’s helping make the world a fitter place!
    [03:14s] Wearing multiple hats (or crowns rather!) 
    [08:45s] Her journey into fitness 
    [20:40s] The social media influencer  
    [24:00s] Anecdotes: Working with people, from 16 to 65 years old     
    [42:05s] What’s next: ‘Elysian’, a one-stop grooming solution 
    [46:23s] RWL: Abhimanika’s recommendations for you to: READ ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ by Robert T Kiyosaki  
    [50:11s] Dealing with trolls 
    Follow Abhimanika on Instagram 
    Connect with Vinay on Twitter, LinkedIn or email him at vinay@c2cod.com 
    What did you think about this episode? What would you like to hear more about? Or simply, write in and say hello! podcast@c2cod.com
    Subscribe to us on your favorite platforms including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Tune In Alexa, Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn + Alexa, Stitcher, Castbox, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Listen Notes and Jio Saavn  
    This podcast is sponsored by C2C-OD, your Organizational Development consulting partner ‘Bringing People and Strategy Together’. Follow @c2cod on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook

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