54 episodes

Don’t let your assumptions define you. Be driven by choices that provide experience and teach you. When you set out to discover what you really care for by identifying your purpose and living from that space, you have access to Gaurav’s podcast, “The xMonks Drive”. It’s about beginning the journey to be your best self and live what you really care for! Hear Gaurav’s personal selection of his interviews with thought-leaders, social change makers, masterful coaches, spiritual gurus, entrepreneurs as well as business giants, who are doing something meaningful in their life. With this extensive selection of episodes featuring insightful lessons, you can learn a great deal while listening to the podcast when you are in between activities or a daily workout. Get started today by choosing an episode that helps illuminate your path to identify your purpose and live from that space!

The xMonks Drive Gaurav Arora

    • Education

Don’t let your assumptions define you. Be driven by choices that provide experience and teach you. When you set out to discover what you really care for by identifying your purpose and living from that space, you have access to Gaurav’s podcast, “The xMonks Drive”. It’s about beginning the journey to be your best self and live what you really care for! Hear Gaurav’s personal selection of his interviews with thought-leaders, social change makers, masterful coaches, spiritual gurus, entrepreneurs as well as business giants, who are doing something meaningful in their life. With this extensive selection of episodes featuring insightful lessons, you can learn a great deal while listening to the podcast when you are in between activities or a daily workout. Get started today by choosing an episode that helps illuminate your path to identify your purpose and live from that space!

    Ep 53 - Vanessa Liu - How to create an impact from where you are

    Ep 53 - Vanessa Liu - How to create an impact from where you are

    If you can unlock a way for people to continue finding their purpose, how much better would our society be??

    Well, the actual question is, Do you live a life from a space of creating an impact, and if you are, what kind of impact are you creating? On this episode of The xMonks Drive, Vanessa Liu joins us to explore what it means to live a life of impact.

    Vanessa Liu is a technology innovator, a business builder, and a digital media entrepreneur. She's been creating, launching, and re-launching businesses for a long time. Vanessa has over 23 years of experience as a serial founder, operator, strategist, and investor at SAP, Trigger Media, and McKinsey, and has a proven track record of value creation. She supervises SAP.iO's North American Foundries in New York and San Francisco, including programmes focused to women and diverse-led B2B business IT companies, and has recruited and accelerated 70+ enterprise software startups in her role as Vice President of SAP.iO, SAP's early-stage venture arm. Vanessa was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Trigger Media Group, a $22 million digital media company.

    InsideHook (a digital media firm and a men's lifestyle brand) and Fevo (a women's lifestyle brand) are two of Trigger's portfolio companies she co-founded (SaaS technology for group experiences at live events). She began her career as an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company's Media and Entertainment Practice, with offices in Amsterdam, London, and New York.

    Vanessa is a Non-Executive Director of Appen Ltd. at the moment (ASX: APX). Bounce Exchange (Wunderkind), Crave Global, Grata Data, GroundSignal, Kable AI, and Narrativ are among the start-ups in which she is an advisor or investor.

    • 48 min
    Ep 52 - Nathan Farrugia - Miles to go before I sleep

    Ep 52 - Nathan Farrugia - Miles to go before I sleep

    Life is a marathon. It has a start, it has an end and in between are the painful parts too.
     
    This time on The xMonks Drive, Nathan Farrugia, an ultra-marathon runner, joins us to bring light on how every marathon leaves us to become a better version of ourselves.

    Nathan Farrugia is an endurance athlete, business performance coach and entrepreneur, and has led organisations in technology, education, healthcare and hospitality. He is also the owner and representative of Vistage in Malta, a TEDx and Motivational speaker and philanthropist. Nathan has completed some of the world’s toughest extreme challenges, raising thousands of euros for charity. In 2011, he ran a million steps to complete a world first marathon by running 27 consecutive marathons in 27 days in each of the 27 European union countries. He is married to Deirdre and has two children, Robyn and Keira and lives in Malta.

    • 45 min
    Ep 51 - Malti Bhojwani - Live in Joy; Die with Dignity

    Ep 51 - Malti Bhojwani - Live in Joy; Die with Dignity

    Do you live your life from a space of survival mode? Do you even need this survival lens? Have you wondered?

    We'll, this time on The xMonks Drive, we have with us Malti Bhojwani, to break the surviving lens and will let us know how living a joyful life equals living a purposeful life. 

    Malti Bhojwani is a professional coach, self awareness author and facilitator of transformation. She applies her years of experience in the personal development business to a wide range of individuals, corporate teams, and entrepreneurs all over the world as they navigate change.
    Malti is a trained and certified professional PCC coach with the ICF (International Coach Federation). She has completed courses in NLP and Ontological Coaching (Newfield), Barrett's Cultural Transformation Tools, Facilitating Through Values with Corporate Evolutions, Foundations in Neuroscience, and is a graduate of GBA – Gita Bellin & Associates as a lead facilitator of transformation. She is also trained in Yoga and Somatic work, which teaches people how to modify their ideas and emotions by changing how they hold their bodies.

    • 54 min
    Ep 50 - Aboodi Shabi - Coach Unplugged: You can only Tame it...You can never Kill it

    Ep 50 - Aboodi Shabi - Coach Unplugged: You can only Tame it...You can never Kill it

    What is the living soul of coaching? The Models? Well, think again!
    What happens when you are there with the person? What does your instinct tell you to do? What does your body tell you to do? What are your emotions telling you?
    This time on the 50th episode of The xMonks Drive, Aboodi Shabi brings you Coach Unplugged: You can Tame it.... You can never Kill it, unraveling the Physical, mental and the emotional space of coaching.

    Aboodi Shabi is an experienced transformational coach and facilitator, who has worked with thousands of people all over the world as a coach, trainer, mentor, facilitator, and keynote speaker. Today, most of his clients are based in London, although you can also get great results over Skype, Zoom or telephone, wherever you are in the world.
    He is accredited as a Professional Certified Coach by the ICF since 2003 along with being a Newfield Certified Ontological Coach. He is on the editorial board of Coaching at Work magazine.

    • 54 min
    Ep 49 - Ishan Gupta - Scale it up

    Ep 49 - Ishan Gupta - Scale it up

    Humans always have the tendency to make the first move and just go ahead, but do we actually scale it up?
    Well, in reality, there is a huge gap between scaling it up and just moving ahead. Find out in this podcast, with Ishan Gupta, what does it mean to scale it up.

    Ishan Gupta is the Global Head of Operations at Udacity, He is responsible for driving successful outcomes for customers worldwide (consumer, enterprise and government). Previously, he built Udacity’s India business from the ground up.

    Before joining Udacity, he was the Vice President at Paytm, one of Asia's largest fintech companies. He was also the Founder & CEO of EduKart.com, which became India's largest ed-tech marketplace in only five years before it was acqui-hired by Paytm. He was also the first growth evangelist for Facebook in India.
     
    While still an undergraduate student, He founded his first company that delivered offline technology trainings across India. He captured the learnings from this journey in a book titled "Make the Move - Demystifying Entrepreneurship", which sold few thousand copies. 

    • 43 min
    Ep 48 - Pamela Slim - How to build your influence and build Communities?

    Ep 48 - Pamela Slim - How to build your influence and build Communities?

    What is your body of work?
    Have you ever wondered with all the gifts and talents you posses, how are you sharing your message with the world?
    This time on The xMonks Drive, Pamela Slim joins us to reveal the secret of Transformation: A state of connection.

    Pamela Slim is an author, community builder, consultant, and former Barclays Global Investors corporate director of training and development. Her first ten years in business were spent developing and delivering training programmes for major corporations including HP, Charles Schwab, 3Com, Chevron, and Cisco Systems.

    Pam has coached thousands of entrepreneurs as well as small company service providers such as Infusionsoft, Progressive Insurance, and Prezi since 2005. Pam co-founded and launched the Quiet Revolution and the Quiet Leadership Institute with author Susan Cain.

    Pam is well known for her books Escape from Cubicle Nation (called Best Small Business and Entrepreneur Book of 2009 by 800 CEO Read) and Body of Work (designated Best Small Business and Entrepreneur Book of 2010 by 800 CEO.

    • 55 min

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