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Wonder, a podcast by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), places women entrepreneurs in conversation with those thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire. Each guest shares their own journey with entrepreneur and host, Kalika Yap, giving insight into the ordinary challenges of extraordinary people.

Featured guests include: Lisa Sugar of pop culture hub, PopSugar; Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics; and Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert on The Biggest Loser. Tune into this podcast to marvel at the meaningful insights of entrepreneurs.

Learn more about Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), the leading peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs.

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Wonder, a podcast by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), places women entrepreneurs in conversation with those thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire. Each guest shares their own journey with entrepreneur and host, Kalika Yap, giving insight into the ordinary challenges of extraordinary people.

Featured guests include: Lisa Sugar of pop culture hub, PopSugar; Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics; and Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert on The Biggest Loser. Tune into this podcast to marvel at the meaningful insights of entrepreneurs.

Learn more about Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), the leading peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs.

    The Miracle Morning | Hal Elrod

    The Miracle Morning | Hal Elrod

    At 20 years old, Hal Elrod was struck by a drunk driver going 70MPH. He was dead for 6 minutes. With 11 broken bones and permanent brain damage, he was told he’d never walk again. Then at 37 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of leukemia. He was told he had weeks to live. In both instances, Hal emerged triumphantly and defied the odds. His strong sense of motivation and visualization helped him overcome the impossible. Listen in as Kalika shares her thoughts on Hal’s incredible journey of determination and resilience.
    Notes
    SAVERS: Silence, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, Scribing
    Links
    Hal’s Website: https://halelrod.com/
    The Miracle Morning: https://amz.run/4CwG 

    • 4 min
    You Can’t Do It Alone | Maria Quiban

    You Can’t Do It Alone | Maria Quiban

    What do you do when life throws you a curveball? How do you pick yourself back up and find the strength to push forward? Ask FOX 11 weather anchor Maria Quiban Whitesell. When her husband Sean was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she was utterly unprepared. It was difficult--Maria had to figure out how to explain the situation to her son, how to deal with the day-to-day, and how to cope with what was going on. In her book, You Can’t Do It Alone, Maria shares her experiences and provides readers with advice on dealing with illness, death, and grief. Listen in!
    Timestamped show notes
    01:39 - You Can’t Do It Alone
    03:00 - The start of Maria’s journey
    04:38 - The diagnosis
    07:24 - Explaining to their son, Gus
    09:46 - Discussing with family
    12:09 - Navigating the lack of control
    15:28 - Asking for help
    17:09 - Ohana means family
    19:11 - Finding support
    22:09 - Overwhelming but important
    24:56 - Finding moments of joy
    26:44 - Kalika shares how the book has helped her
    28:09 - Maria encourages people to help donate for cancer research
    29:21 - Closing remarks, Maria shares how Gus is doing
    Links
    You Can’t Do It Alone: https://mariaquiban.com/my-writings/

    • 31 min
    The Alchemy of an Entrepreneur | Kendra Scott

    The Alchemy of an Entrepreneur | Kendra Scott

    To celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day, Kalika shares her learnings from her inspiring talk with Kendra Scott, founder of Kendra Scott LLC.

    • 12 min
    Mindfulness & the Strategic Future | Brian Shiers

    Mindfulness & the Strategic Future | Brian Shiers

    Kalika shares some of the best takeaways for her recent episode with Brian Shiers, a senior mindfulness teacher for the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. The full episode can be found here.

    • 6 min
    The Neuroscience of Now | Brian Shiers

    The Neuroscience of Now | Brian Shiers

    Even as we wash our hands or measure out six feet from the nearest human, there is a need to work to guard the mind from undue fear, conditioning our awareness, thinking, and action towards resilience, adaptation, and connection. The paramount skill to accomplish this project of mind during the current extraordinary conditions we find ourselves under is Mindfulness. Brian Shiers is a senior mindfulness teacher for the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and a psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness-based interventions at WestSide DBT. Listen in as Brian shows us how to build skills in awareness, compassion, and action in an unprecedented time of need.
    Timestamped show notes
    03:53 - Brian begins his presentation
    6:00 - What mindfulness is not
    07:39 - The idea of paying attention
    09:12 - We are really scattered
    11:53 - The antidote is being more present
    14:42 - Using mindfulness to monitor habits
    16:20 - Reducing stress reactivity
    21:37 - Relating to the moment, the neuroscience of now
    27:06 - Seize fear and let it be a moment
    31:11 - Brian begins a mindfulness exercise. Follow along!
    43:00 - Coming out of the exercise and reflection time
    45:58 - The concept of the first and second arrow
    49:05 - Relaxed vigilance
    51:17 - Brian provides some resources for mindfulness
    54:17 - Brian’s recommendation on practicing
    55:16 - Meditation and children
    57:57 - You must embody mindfulness first before applying it to your organization
    Links
    Ten Percent Happier: https://www.tenpercent.com/
    marc.ucla: https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/
    Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn: https://amzn.to/2U7LA3n

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Have a Good Life | Jess Weiner

    How to Have a Good Life | Jess Weiner

    Jess Weiner is a cultural expert, educator, consultant, and CEO of Talk to Jess. She is a "secret weapon" for brands, helping them contextualize and humanize cultural trends in campaigns—which ultimately boosts loyalty from employees and consumers.
    Weiner has in-depth experience working with top brands including Disney, Netflix, Google, and Amazon. Two of her most notable campaigns are Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty and Mattel's launch of more inclusive Barbie dolls. She is also an adjunct professor, author, and host of "We're All Going To Die, Anyway" podcast.
    Timestamped show notes
    02:02 - How did Jess get to where she is today?
    04:38 - Businesses and brands value creatives
    07:39 - Jess shares her thoughts on the state of the world
    10:48 - Personal change
    11:46 - Business change
    16:12 - Vision first!
    17:26 - Discovering your own values
    19:10 - How to build a good life
    22:38 - Feeling like falling
    24:04 - Adjust to the disruption
    25:28 - Jess shares why she started her podcast
    30:14 - Asking “why”
    31:06 - Empowering women and Jess’s advice
    34:31 - Advice for businesses in today’s ever-changing world
    Links
    Jess’s Website: https://www.jessweiner.com/
    We’re All Going to Die Anyway Podcast: https://www.jessweiner.com/podcast

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Julie SkySquad ,

The real deal

I love listening to entrepreneur’s stories about how they got from A to Z. Kalika knows how to ask all of the questions I am thinking. Love this podcast!!

Can?Can! ,

Powerful and Insightful

I love that this podcast isn’t cookie cutter. Kalika Yap really pulls out great stories from her guests. You really feel that the guests are comfortable and open up about their entrepreneurial journey. Learned a lot from each podcast. Great work!

Janelle Anderson ,

Super helpful for women entrepreneurs!

Very empowering for women entrepreneurs! I love hearing the stories of other women trailblazers and being inspired by their courage and determination. This show is full of that kind of inspiration.

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