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The Empowering Series with Zarina Poonawalla

U/A 13+ • Education • Society & Culture • Motivation

Powered By EPIC ON. In the first season of The Empowering Series, life coach and motivational speaker Zarina Poonawala tackles the challenges of being a better boss. This show will feature live sessions between Zarina and a participant looking to bring a positive shift in their workplace through purposeful and positive changes.

  • Ep. 0: The Empowering Series
    1 min 2 sec

    In the first season of The Empowering Series, life coach and motivational speaker Zarina Poonawala tackles the challenges of being a better boss. This show will feature live sessions between Zarina and a participant looking to bring a positive shift in their workplace through purposeful and positive changes.

  • EP 01: Buddy Boss vs. Baddy Boss
    22 min 11 sec

    Are you a friendly boss that is taken for granted A buddy with a disadvantage Or Are you a boss that’s too strict A baddy that is feared and not respected In this episode of ‘Being A Better Boss’, CEO Amit Doshi life coach Zarina Poonawala discuss how to strike a fine balance in your company, where your employees not only feel comfortable talking to you, but also work efficiently and within their deadlines. This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts on the go, download the IVM Podcasts app on Google Play: https://goo.gl/bI1toI and on iOS: https://goo.gl/9UhnGd Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm

  • EP 02: Attitude vs. Approach
    22 min 48 sec

    How do you alleviate negativity at work How do you keep people motivated Money, growth, and productivity are what any person looks for when they are working in a company. How do you either oblige or circumvent these aspects so that your employee has a positive attitude and approach to work. Whether it’s that morning cup of coffee or “yes, I’ll try” to every task, Bossman Amit Doshi motivational speaker Zarina Poonawala discuss how to motivate and inspire On ‘Being A Better Boss’ this week. This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts on the go, download the IVM Podcasts app on Google Play: https://goo.gl/bI1toI and on iOS: https://goo.gl/9UhnGd Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm  

  • EP 03: 10 Rules to be A Better Leader
    20 min 32 sec

    What is your vision Are you a good listener How do you make the best decision Life coach Zarina Poonawala breaks down for CEO Amit Doshi, what it takes to be an effective leader in an organisation, whether you’re a boss or a manager within the company. She gives you 10 easy solutions that will help you garner respect, a positive work ethic and a better outlook towards your employees and vice versa. This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts on the go, download the IVM Podcasts app on Google Play: https://goo.gl/bI1toI and on iOS: https://goo.gl/9UhnGd Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm  

  • EP 04: Ego vs. Self-respect
    19 min 31 sec

    How do you find the balance between your ego and your selfrespect Is your ego bigger than your relationships How does your selfesteem affect your work In this episode of ‘Being A Better Boss’, CEO Amit Doshi life coach Zarina Poonawala discuss how to manage your ego at work. She shares important tips on handling conflict and checking your impulse so they do not take over your relationships at work. This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts on the go, download the IVM Podcasts app on Google Play: https://goo.gl/bI1toI and on iOS: https://goo.gl/9UhnGd Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm  

  • EP 05: Startup Culture
    17 min 4 sec

    What is the ideal level of transparency in an organisation How do you build a great work culture Should startups have a dress code Newage startups function very differently from corporate offices with fixed hours and a formal dress code. But it is still a workplace. Life Coach Zarina Poonawala talks to CEO Amit Doshi about building communication and motivations at work to create a productive culture in a startup. This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts on the go, download the IVM Podcasts app on Google Play: https://goo.gl/bI1toI and on iOS: https://goo.gl/9UhnGd Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm  

  • EP 06: Questions for The Boss
    27 min 27 sec

    It’s time to turn the tables in the last episode of the ‘Being A Better Boss’ series, where life coach Zarina Poonawala asks all her questions to Amit Doshi, CEO of IVM Podcasts. They tackle business plans that don’t work, being open to change and what not to do when you’re trying to be a better boss. This is an IVM Production for more such awesome podcasts on the go, download the IVM Podcasts app on Google Play: https://goo.gl/bI1toI and on iOS: https://goo.gl/9UhnGd Or come find us: Website: Indusvox.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/P130uw Twitter: https://goo.gl/7P7Uec Instagram: https://goo.gl/qH3PHm  

  • S02 E01: 'Boss-Up' Your Wardrobe
    52 min 9 sec

    The Empowering Series with Zarina Poonawalla is back with a brand new season Dressing well at work is an integral part of setting an impression. Your workplace attire can build or break your confidence. On this episode, life coach and motivational speaker Zarina Poonawalla talks to Kavita Rajwade, CoFounder at IVM Podcasts, to discuss the ideal professional attire. How do you choose the right fabric and the right outfit Is your first impression truly the last impression How do you put your best face forward, especially when youre in an external facing job Tune in to this episode for useful tips on how you can change your closet as well as your morning routine. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • S02 E02: Tame your Temper
    18 min 8 sec

    Do you say bitter things while angry and later regret it Have you honked angrily at a driver who cuts you off Are you someone who loses temper very often Anger is a normal human emotion but it becomes problematic when things go out of control. On the second episode of TheEmpoweringseries, Zarina Poonawalla Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, peak performance coach and motivational speaker talks to Satyajit Roy, Serial Entrepreneur better known as The Onion Knight, on how you should deal with your anger at the workplace. They also discuss different activities one can follow to cool down anger. Tune in to the latest episode for some useful cheat codes to manage your anger. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • S02 E03: Employee vs. Employer
    48 min 30 sec

    People don’t quit a job, they quit a boss. They are only as good as the company keeps them. Does the work you do give you a feeling of fulfillment Do your relationships with your coworkers make you feel motivated On the third episode of TheEmpoweringSeries, Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker talks to Hetal Desai, Senior Vice President at EnParadigm, about the different reasons why people quit their jobs. They also talk about the importance of personal touch, the interpersonal relationships between employees and employers, and a lot more. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • S02 E04: 'De-Stress', Your Stress
    39 min 19 sec

    We are stressed when we cannot deliver what is expected from us. Half of the time people are in stress because they believe that they are not worth it. Between juggling work, family, friends and other preoccupations, we become so stressed out that it leads to mental and physical problems. On the fourth episode of theempoweringseries, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker talks to Urooj Qureshi, Business Head Trica Clinic Jean Claude Biguine about dealing with stress, how one should manage stress at workplace and how stress affects our personal life. They also talk about the four As of stress management, the relationship between stress and success and a lot more. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • S02 E05: Happiness and Productivity at Work
    52 min 26 sec

    Your attitude determines your altitude. Have you woken up and thought I dont want to go to work today Attitude plays a vital role at the workplace. It determines employee morale, productivity, and patience. A positive attitude helps you to cope better in stressful situations at work. On the fifth episode of The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by John Cherian, Cofounder Executive Director Enparadigm. He speaks about making employees happy and motivated at work, how a boss can make the workplace wonderful or miserable and how to motivate employees to exceed fixed expectations. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • S02 E06: Ability to Adapt
    23 min 44 sec

    Change and adaptability aren’t easy. In today’s work culture, change occurs faster than ever before. Due to this, developing the skill of adaptability and learning becomes particularly important. Developing new habits and new mindsets can be very difficult. Adaptability is key to satisfying and successful work life. Its seen that employees who adapt to change have more chances to achieve success. On the sixth episode of The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by Amrut Dhumal, Cofounder Chief Learning Officer, Mindseed Preschools Vishwajyot Group of Schools. They talk about adaptability and learning at the workplace. Zarina also shares 7 cheat codes to ace the art of learning, relearning and adapting at work. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E07: Making The Big Switch
    18 min 9 sec

    Ever felt like the job you once loved no longer makes you feel motivated or excited Maybe its not just the job but the entire industry youre into. You suddenly realize that youre not passionate about it and its time to make a big switch in your life. On this weeks episode, host Zarina Poonwalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Peak Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by Raachyeta Sharma, Cofounder of The Open Library Project Publishing Infinity. They discuss making a big switch at your workplace, moving from being an employee to an employer, how one should be mentally prepared and be ready for shocks and surprises. They also talk about rejection, uncertainty and how one should be patient and not get edgy. Zarina also shares 7 cheat codes on acing the big switch, and a lot more. You can follow Raachyeta Sharma host of Paperback on Instagram RaachyetaSharma You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E08: Iden D'souza
    36 min 41 sec

    Whether your goal is to send your kids to college or to go for a nice vacation to your dream destination, investing is very necessary. Investments are important because earning money is not enough. Many people dont invest because they think it needs a lot of money. The truth is one can invest with little money in mutual funds, SIPs, tax saving bonds, etc. On this weeks episode, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Peak Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by Iden D Souza, Marketing Director at Powertalk UK Limited. They talk about investment and savings and give tips to millennials on the right way to spend and invest with little money. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E09: Creating a Gender Neutral Workplace
    53 min 34 sec

    The lifeblood of any organization are its employees. In this era of technology and globalization, many companies are making an effort to make the workplace more culturally diverse. Cultural diversity at work is when companies are ready to hire employees from different backgrounds regardless of race, caste, gender, and religion. Diversity and Innovation plays an important role as companies with diverse workforce culture perform better. On episode 9 of The Empowering Series, Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by Amber Rana Founder, Corpus legal and Podcaster. They talk about gender equality, the importance of diversity, innovation, and equality at the workplace. They also discuss feminism, women empowerment, and genderneutral laws. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • S02: E10: Mantra To a Successful Relationship
    39 min 45 sec

    Whether its the first week of dating or the tenth year of marriage, all relationships naturally hit rough patches. Weve all seen couples whose relationships seem flawless even though no relationship is perfect. A healthy relationship takes a lot of time, patience, commitment, and loyalty. This week on The Empowering Series, Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by two guests: Theater Actor and Celebrity Personality Benaf Dadachandji Chinese Chef and Serial Entrepreneur Norman Hou. Benaf, popularly known for her character Baby from the television show Baa Bahoo Aur Baby dated Norman Huo for 10 years and recently got married to him. Together they talk about their 10 year relationship and the Mantra for a healthy relationship. They also talk about the importance of commitment and loyalty. Tune in to the episode for tips shared by Norman on how one should sustain, grow and evolve in a relationship. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E11: Unapologetic Motherhood
    1 hr 2 min 38 sec

    Motherhood and work are at odds and as George H Brimhall said, If you avoid difficult things, great things will avoid you. Even though being a mother and entrepreneur is challenging, the desire for work can make anything possible. For all the women, motherhood is a beautiful feeling yet balancing motherhood and work is a strenuous task. Women who do both, have to make endless compromises and tradeoffs. This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by Podcaster and Food Blogger Perzen Patel. Together they talk about mompreneurs, finding a balance between work and motherhood, helicopter parenting, and a lot more. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E12: Develop Your Skill Set
    1 hr 3 min 41 sec

    Quitting is not a solution at any given point of time, be it a job, be it life, be it anywhere. Vishal Keswani This week on The Empowering Series, Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by Managing Director, Genetic Callnet Consultancy Pvt. Ltd Vishal Keswani. Together they talk about how you can discover a suitable career and how to deal with conflicts in any industry. He shares tips to develop ones skillset, to have confidence about what you say, where you talk, when you talk and sourcing the correct information. He guides the people to pick the right job knowing the area of expertise and how to crack an interview. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E13: Be The Real You
    1 hr 14 min 36 sec

    Revealing your sexual orientation or gender identity, be it lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, can be an extremely daunting prospect. It takes a lot of courage, especially coming out to your parents. Many also fear how their friends and society will respond. Homosexuality is normal, and needs to be normalized. It is not a mental illness or a disease. We all have the right to choose whom we wish to marry and spend the rest of our lives with, and we should be able to do so without fear of being ridiculed. On this weeks episode, host Zarina Poonwalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by TEDx speaker and Queer Influencer R Balaji. Bala, who likes to refer to himself as Bala Girl. He shares his story of being gay, coming out to those closest to him, finding a support system in his mother, the struggles he faced during his school life and some extremely motivational people that he met who changed his destiny. The conversation also touches upon crossdressing, homophobia, bullying and how one should accept their identity with pride. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E14: Two Friends Get Baked
    1 hr 3 min 7 sec

    Starting a business with your best friends isnt an easy endeavor. Partnering with your best friend is incredibly rewarding, yet it comes with its own challenges. During work hours, youll need to interact more formally than you do when you hangout outside the office. But we all want cofounders who can push us, can be our support system, can drive us to achieve more, and have a good understanding of what makes a formidable team. This week on The Empowering Series, Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by Sinhaar Rodrigues Vaibhav Aggarwala, Cofounders Directors at Get Baked. Together they discuss how they started their business, who initiated the idea, their struggles, how they deal with their friendship, and give tips to the millennials who want to get into entrepreneurship, especially with their friends. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E15: Being a Single Parent
    49 min 27 sec

    Life as a single parent can be quite tedious. A single parents duties are not any different, except that youre alone and on your own. Single parenting is so much more than one imagines it to be. You not only have to take care of yourself, but also of the other members of the family, on one persons income. This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by Neetu Ailsinghani, Vice President Operations with an Investment Bank. Neetu, a happy single mother, shares her personal experiences of being a single mom, her equation with her 18year daughter and the challenges she faced while raising her. Neetu also shares some tips on how to spend more time with your children and some fun anecdotes about her daughter. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E16: Life, Laughter, Death
    1 hr 26 min 32 sec

    If laughter is the best medicine, Suresh Menon is our doctor This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by a very popular comedian and TV/Radio personality Suresh Menon. He shares his journey from quitting his secure job as an admin, to getting his first project with RK Studio, and challenges he faced in his acting career. He shares some funny anecdotes from his comedy era, his equation with Sajid Khan and José Covaco and how he started his radio show, Kaanmasti. He also gives tips on how one should handle trolling and negative comments on social media. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E17: Like Father, Like Son
    1 hr 3 min 55 sec

    For some fathers allowing their son to take a lead role in a company can be a difficult task. But for others, being able to work with your son fills them with pride. So, can the bond between a dad and child be an advantage when starting or running a business This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by the dynamic duo Ashdin Doctor, Founder of Awesome 180 podcaster and his father Vispy Doctor, Chairman Managing Director at Ormax Consultants. Vispy takes us through the journey of Ormax Consultants, what its all about, how they came upon this name, the idea behind starting Ormax, and the experience of working with his son under one roof. Ashdin also talks about his idea of how to make people healthy and the idea behind starting Awesome 180. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E18: #SherrinIsCaring
    55 min 38 sec

    “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” Leopold Stokowski This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is in conversation with singer, composer, actor, content creator, and part of Indias first and only boy band, A band of boys Sherrin Varghese. He shares insights about his music gigs, his first album, journey before boy band, finding a support system in his wife, and struggles he faced in his music career. In the second half, he talks about his current project that he has produced called TheCircuit, which is a brand new intellectual property. It is a guest based live streaming chat show with musicians, hosted by maverick pop star where musicians perform for the online virtual audiences. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E19: The Cycle of Life Pt 1: Introduction to Spinning
    48 min 27 sec

    For me, cycling is all about freedom, empowerment, and passion. Baqar Nasser What empowers us to wake up against our own will and find time to work out This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by a celebrity fitness coach, and owner of Topspin, a Mumbaibased spinning studio, Baqar Nasser. He talks about his journey from cycling to fitness expert, shift from hating cycling to winning 11 cycling championships, and to finally starting an indoor cycling studio also called spinning. He also talks about the importance of exercise and gives insights on how to live a healthy and thriving lifestyle. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E20: The Cycle of Life Pt 2: PCOD & PCOS
    54 min 27 sec

    People want to change their bodies without changing their minds. When you change your mind, you will achieve your body targets must easier.Zarina Poonawalla This week on The Empowering Seris, Zarina Poonawalla is joined by a celebrity fitness coach, and owner of Topspin, a Mumbaibased spinning studio, Baqar Nasser for the second part of TheCycle of Life. On this episode, they dive deep into PCOD PCOS and how it is increasing among teenage girls. They also talk about the right diet and exercise to reduce fat and boost metabolism. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E21: Don't Give Up. Stand-Up
    54 min 42 sec

    It is said that Laughter is the best medicine, and standup comedy is an art that blends the truth with frank honesty, vulnerability, and jokes. Humour is one of the most common defense mechanisms to cope with the hustlebustle of the city. Being a standup comedian is a sturdy job especially standing in front of people who judge you for everything and expect laughter. This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by a StandUp Comedian Kajol Srinivasan. They dive deep into what it takes to become a standup comedian, how to design a comedy set to make people laugh, the challenges she overcame when she entered comedy, and how to deal with negative comments and trolling on social media. She also talks about why she ditched a successful career for free pizza, and shares some secret mantras for budding amateur comedians. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E22: The Body Cheerleader
    56 min 37 sec

    Most of us have been bodyshamed in one way or another. It is advisable to introspect but we waste a lot of time seeking perfection and in selfcriticism. The first step is to love and embrace your body. Most of the insecurities stem from our exposure to the representation created by the mainstream media. This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by Rytasha Rathore, host of the podcast Agla Station Adulthood. Rytasha shares some profound thoughts on how one should be comfortable in ones own skin. She talks about how media and societies are portraying conventional standards of beauty. She also talks about body positivity, adulting problems, and why it is important to inculcate selflove by listening to ones inner voice. Tune in to the episode to find out some tips and tricks on how to overcome and respond to someone that body shames you. You can listen to this show and other episodes of Agla Station Adulthood on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E23: Standup For Yourself
    45 min 18 sec

    Performing standup is a nervewracking experience in theory, but what is it like to be doing it day after day, week after week, and experiencing the highs lows that come with it On this episode of The Empowering Series, Host Zarina Poonawalla sits down with hilarious comedian Shreeja Chaturvedi. Shreeja was recently featured in the second season of Comicstaan on Amazon Prime. She talks about her journey as a standup comedian, the way she perceives her struggles and what makes her feel the most empowered. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E24: From Adversity to Victory
    43 min 2 sec

    What could be more wonderful than getting Cancer twice This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by Neelam Kumar Bestselling Author, Adversity Coach, Cancer Crusader, and a Motivational Speaker. She has written 9 books some of them bestsellers and defeated breast cancer not just once but twice. Neelam shares her beautiful yet inspirational journey of how she defeated cancer, myths and stigma around breast cancer and what motivated her to write a book on her cancer journey To Cancer, With Love – My Journey of Joy. You can listen to this show and other episodes of Agla Station Adulthood on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E25: The Beauty of Imperfection
    48 min 28 sec

    Writing has always been my passion, I have always been a storyteller.Natasha Malpani Oswal This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by Natasha Malpani Oswal, host of the podcast, Boundless. Natasha shares some fascinating anecdotes from her life, her journey from being a cancer researcher to being a content producer and finally being a writer, her definition of perfectionism, and what empowers her. Natasha Malpani Oswal holds degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, and Stanford. She lived abroad for ten years before returning back to India last year, and transitioned from being an immunologist to investor to poet and producer. You can listen to this show and other episodes of Agla Station Adulthood on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02: E26. The Cycle of Life Pt 3: Natural Healing
    49 min 20 sec

    There are a lot of options in medicine today that help in preventing pain and curing diseases. However, a lot of people choose to practice natural healing. Do you know why This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by a celebrity fitness coach and owner of Topspin, a Mumbaibased spinning studio, Baqar Nasser. They talk about the importance of natural healing, how the body should function, what kind of food we should consume, habits we can adapt to stay healthy, and the significance of water in our body. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E27: Lights, Camera, Gulshan!
    1 hr 2 min 53 sec

    Always ask yourself, what is the right thing to do. Many times you know, you just have to ponder on your questions until you find the answers. Gulshan Devaiah This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by Bollywood actor, Gulshan Devaiah who is known for his roles Shaitan, Hate Story, Hunterrr and many more. His performance in Shaitan was critically praised and earned him the Filmfare Awards nomination in the category of Best Male Debut and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He is extremely funny and forthcoming in talking about the achievements and struggles that he faced in his acting career. He shares some great insights from the varied roles he has done, and the challenges he faced while doing so. Tune in to the episode to know more about selfbelief, passion and what empowers him.

  • S02 E28: Celebrating Our Bodies
    1 hr 8 min 14 sec

    Sometimes there is nothing more motivating than believing in yourself and to understand this better, Zarina is joined by Amber Qureshi, The Plum Tree and explus size model. She talks about the importance of body positivity, how one should accept and embrace their bodies and the definition of perfectionism. She also talks about the idea behind starting her own clothing venture, finding her support system in her husband, and her love for dancing. Tune in to the episode to know more about selfbelief, body positivity and what empowers her. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E29: Addiction, Acceptance & Awareness
    52 min 52 sec

    Control your stress Press the pause button, and stop using the word stress. Tobacco is one of the most widely abused substances in India. 42 percent of men and 14 percent of women in India consume tobacco. This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by Dr. Mitika Kanabar who talks about addiction in India, and it affects mental health and life. She also talks about the relationship between stress and addiction, various kinds of addiction such as tobacco, alcohol, and gaming, how it affects our mental well being and why does addiction happen. Tune in to the episode to know more addiction and what empowers her. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E30: Coach 2 Coach Special
    1 hr 5 min 38 sec

    Its a crossover special This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina is joined by Chetna Chakravarthy, host of Positively Unlimited. Chetna is a Healing Practitioner and Life Coach who also practices Chakra Healing. She was also an Oracle Card Reader. She shares her fascinating journey of the shift from the corporate world to the holistic healing, how her friend got her into life coaching, and how it changed her life. She also talks about what happiness means to her, how to stay positive, and how believing in others empowers her. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E31: For The Love Of Travel
    1 hr 14 min 16 sec

    Most of us stumble upon something, and that becomes a passion. Passion is something which you can make as much as it makes you. Utsav Mamoria Another crossover special This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina is joined by Utsav Mamoria, host of Postcards from Nowhere. He talks about how his loves to travel to less explored offbeat places like Bosnia Herzegovina, Armenia and Georgia on a budget, and how he took a 3month sabbatical in 2018 to travel solo. He shares some practical tips, what empowers him, places to visit in India and abroad, and how much he loves Biryani. Listen to all episodes of Utsavs podcast here: https://ivmpodcasts.com/postcardsfromnowhere Follow Utsav on instagram whywetravel42 You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E32: Understanding Neurodiversity
    48 min 30 sec

    In our society and workplace, the stigma around autism and neurodiversity exist largely but people with neurodiversity are born to think differently and they are capable of doing incredible things. But unfortunately in India, parents of autistic and neurodiverse children are ashamed to reveal and accept their childs illness because of the negative connotation attached to it. This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina is joined by Shreya Jain, Founder CEO, Reservoir. They talk about Neurodiversity which includes Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Autism, Dyspraxia, and ADHD. Shreya shares her journey of how she started Reservoir, challenges she faced, and how she helps families of children with special needs. They also talk about the difference between Neurodiversity and Down Syndrome and what empowers her. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E33: Mindfulness vs. Heartfulness
    54 min 51 sec

    This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by Life transformation and leadership coach, Priya Sharma Shaikh. She talks about her life coaching experience, the concept of mindfulness and the benefits of it, and how one should practice heartfulness. They also talk about empathy, compassion, love, and what empowers her. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E34: Educate and Empower
    1 hr 0 min 35 sec

    On The Empowering Series, host Zarina is joined by two esteemed guests : Sandeep Rai Chief of City Operations and Devangana Mishra, Director of Fellowship Recruitment Teach for India TFI. The Teach For India Fellowship program, is an opportunity for Indias brightest and most promising youth, from the nations best universities and workplaces, to serve as fulltime teachers to children from lowincome communities in some of the nations most underresourced schools. Sandeep and Devgana share their beautiful revolutionary journey of what motivated them to join TFI, and it is bringing a change in thousands of kids. They share some deep thoughts on the curriculum of TFI, future goals, about fellowship program, who can apply for it, and the selection process of the fellows. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 (Rebroadcast) Life, Laughter, Death
    1 hr 26 min 49 sec

    If laughter is the best medicine, Suresh Menon is our doctorThis week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by a very popular comedian and TV/Radio personality Suresh Menon. He shares his journey from quitting his secure job as an admin, to getting his first project with RK Studio, and challenges he faced in his acting career.He shares some funny anecdotes from his comedy era, his equation with Sajid Khan and José Covaco and how he started his radio show, Kaanmasti.He also gives tips on how one should handle trolling and negative comments on social media.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E35: Resist, Persist and Insist
    1 hr 5 min 44 sec

    Thousands of people across India have gathered on the streets over the last few days to protest against CAA, NRC, NPR and police brutality on the students of various universities. For solidarity and dissent, protesters came out with strong verses and slogans, and this week Zarina is joined by one such voice Madhuri Adwani, host of Tapri Tales, who celebrated her New Year by distributing cards with the words Insaaniyat, Satya, Shanti, Sahanubhuti etc inscribed on it.Madhuri shares her strong political views and how her education along with storytelling empowers her.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 Ep.36: Experience vs. Experiment
    49 min 10 sec

    On The Empowering Series, Zarina is joined by Musician of the Indian rock band, aswekeepsearching, Uddipan Sarmah. He talks about his journey of growing up in a small village in Assam to starting Bluetree Studios in Ahmedabad to the inception of AsWeKeepSearching in 2014. He also shares some fond memories of how he has grown up watching his father and sister sing duets from old Kishore and Lata songs.Tune into the episode to know about some of his favorite indie musicians, some tips for the budding artists and what empowers him.

  • S02 E37: Comedy, Podcasts and Everything in Between
    53 min 58 sec

    On this episode, Zarina is joined by Abbas Momin, Standup Comedian, Writer and Podcast Producer. He talks about his journey in writing, how he was on his way to becoming a dentist, cutting class to watch American and British sitcoms all day, how those inspired him to want to write humour, and how writing a comedy article consisting of a movie spoof in JAM Just Another Magazine got him started in writing comedy, which got him into standup, and how standup finally got him into producing podcasts.Tune into the episode to hear Abbas talk about working with Cyrus Broacha on his podcast Cyrus Says, how he learnt to put up a great episode of a show and what empowers him.You can listen to all episodes of Dating is Garbage and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android:https://ivmpodcasts.com/datingisgarbagehttps://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E38: Mimicking Success
    59 min 32 sec

    This week on The Empowering Series, Zarina is joined by an actor and the standup comedian, Jamie Lever. She made her debut in the movie Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu. She was a contestant on the show Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali, and has hosted many award functions.She shares her captivating journey from completing a masters degree from the University of Westminister to an open mic in Mumbai, pursuing her singing and mimicking some of her favorite artists.She also talks about the struggles of female comedians in India, and how her mother empowers her.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E39 : The Artistic Process Of An Ensemble
    59 min 37 sec

    On this episode, Zarina is joined by the Director and the Storyteller, Sheena Khalid who talks about the creative process of writing stories and performing them on stage. She shares her journey of being exposed to experimental theatre , its influence and her own theatre endeavor with Patchworks Ensemble. She takes us through the creation and direction of two of her most famous plays Ila and Shikaar.Tune in to this conversation as Zarina and Sheena share anecdotes of taking workshops and finding empowerment in multiple voices.You can follow Sheena Khalid on her instagram handle: sheenakhalidYou can follow her theatre group Patchworks Ensemble on instagram: patchworksensembleYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

  • S02 E40: The Pursuit of Happiness
    45 min 17 sec

    In this weeks episode, Zarina is joined by Khushboo Benani, Content and Marketing Lead at Diageo India. She shares her journey of working with big corporate brands and talks about the art of storytelling.She talks about the importance of clear communication and how it makes the person happy and stressfree in their professional life.Tune in to the episode to know about some of her favorite ad campaigns, some tips for the marketers and what empowers her in this pursuit of happiness.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E41: The Unapologetic ft. Jim Sarbh
    49 min 8 sec

    On this weeks episode, Zarina is joined by Jim Sarbh, Indian film actor and stage actor, best known for the fearless and unconventional characters he has played in Indian and International Cinema.Jim talks about his journey of becoming a stage actor, his quest for the right character to fit in and his nonchalant attitude towards living his life. He shares his love for storytelling and his excitement for the upcoming projects.Tune in to this episode and discover the unapologetic side of Jim Sarbh.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E42: Entrepreneurship - A Learning Quest
    55 min

    In this weeks episode, Zarina is joined by Rohit Taparia, Vice President of Isprava, the Luxury Home Developers where he talks about the beginning of the endeavour of becoming a leader in the luxury home segment and how the team plays an important role in establishing the brand.Rohit shares his journey of working internationally and then returning to his home country to start a venture and then finally finding his way to Isprava’s top management. He shares his love for football and what inspires him.Tune in to this episode and discover the fascinating journey of an entrepreneur.To know more about Isprava, visit https://www.isprava.com/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 (Rebroadcast) Addiction, Acceptance & Awareness
    52 min 27 sec

    Control your stress Press the pause button, and stop using the word stress.Tobacco is one of the most widely abused substances in India. 42 percent of men and 14 percent of women in India consume tobacco.This week on The Empowering Series, host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by Dr. Mitika Kanabar who talks about addiction in India, and it affects mental health and life. She also talks about the relationship between stress and addiction, various kinds of addiction such as tobacco, alcohol, and gaming, how it affects our mental well being and why does addiction happen.Tune in to the episode to know more addiction and what empowers her.You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E43: Are you really working from home?
    10 min 9 sec

    The world is facing the coronavirus right now. Most of us are working from our home.On this weeks episode of The Empowering Series, Host Zarina Poonawalla explains the gift of time we all can use while we are at home. We can use this time to stay productive in our work.She gives some insighful tips which can help you improve your productivity in Isolation. Tune in to know how you can be more focused and creative while working from home.You can follow our host Zarina on Instagram: zarinapoonawalla https://www.instagram.com/zarinapoonawallaYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E44: Resilience feat. Sahil Nayar
    38 min 30 sec

    On this weeks episode of The Empowering Series, Host Zarina Poonawalla is joined by Sahil Nayar. He is the Human Resource Expert who works with different brands. They talk about the unprecedented times due to the COVID19 situation that has built a huge challenge in front of us to survive. They emphasize more on how importantly we need to practice social distancing within ourselves.Sahil shares how this situation has put everybody in flux. Tune in to find out how resilience can unite us.You can follow Sahil on twitter: sahilnayar https://twitter.com/sahilnayarGet in touch with our host Zarina on Instagram and twitter: zarinapoonawalla https://www.instagram.com/zarinapoonawallahttps://twitter.com/ZarinaspeaksYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E45: De-stress Now!
    9 min 21 sec

    Are you feeling stressed, anxious or the fear of uncertainty Well, we are all going through varied emotions under these unusual circumstances. On the very first episode of Monday Mantras, Zarina talks about stress and overthinking due to lockdown and isolation. She also shares easy doable tips and techniques to deal with your stress instantly yet permanently.Tune in to find out how you can Destress Now.Get in touch with our host Zarina on Instagram and twitter: zarinapoonawalla https://www.instagram.com/zarinapoonawallahttps://twitter.com/ZarinaspeaksYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E46: Walk a different beat ft. Abhishek and Sagar
    38 min 29 sec

    On this weeks episode of The Empowering Series, our host Zarina is joined by Abhishek Chopra and Sagar Sarin, Founders of Churchill Co. They talk about their journey of starting a luxury shoe brand for our Indian gentlemen and what are the challenges they have faced. They both share their stories of how together theyve built this brand and what empowers them the most.Tune in to find out more.You can check out Churchill Co. here: https://www.churchillshoes.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/churchillshoes/Get in touch with our host Zarina on Instagram and twitter: zarinapoonawalla https://www.instagram.com/zarinapoonawallahttps://twitter.com/ZarinaspeaksYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E47: Lockdown Lessons
    10 min 24 sec

    It is more than two weeks into the lockdown and although its difficult to stay confined at home there is also much to learn from this experience. People are constantly complaining about being stuck at home but not focusing on what this lockdown is teaching us. On this episode of Monday Mantras, our host Zarina Poonawalla shares some lifechanging lessons that she has learnt during these times. She inspires us to fight this pandemic with some heartfelt words of wisdom.Tune in to find out more.Get in touch with our host Zarina on Instagram and twitter: zarinapoonawalla https://www.instagram.com/zarinapoonawallahttps://twitter.com/ZarinaspeaksYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E48: Lockdown Laughter with Suresh Menon
    32 min 43 sec

    On this weeks episode of The Empowering Series, our host Zarina is joined by Suresh Menon, He is an Actor, Comedian in the Indian film industry and the Cofounder of One Network Entertainment. They both get into the conversation about Sureshs take on the current lockdown situation. Suresh shares some of his selfrealization thoughts on this situation. The episode includes a good dose of laughter and stories for people during the quarantine.Tune in to find out more.You can follow Suresh Menon on Instagram and Twitter: sureshnmenonhttps://twitter.com/sureshnmenonhttps://www.instagram.com/lordmenon/Get in touch with our host Zarina on Instagram and twitter: zarinapoonawalla https://www.instagram.com/zarinapoonawallahttps://twitter.com/ZarinaspeaksYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E49: Love Under Lockdown
    10 min 54 sec

    During quarantine, Many romantic relationships have hit the end of the road. Just cant take your spouse anymore, while some may have unhealthy habits others may showcase toxic behavioral traits. All of this can damage your relationship.On this weeks episode of Monday Mantras, our host Zarina Poonawalla talks about Relationship Saturation. She shares some tips on how to fuel the love and tackle stress and uncertainty smoothly together with your spouse/partner.Tune in to find more on Monday Mantras with Zarina Poonawalla.Get in touch with our host Zarina on Instagram and twitter: zarinapoonawalla https://www.instagram.com/zarinapoonawallahttps://twitter.com/ZarinaspeaksYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

  • S02 E50: The AB Celestial experience feat. Aishwarya Bhende
    40 min 28 sec

    On this weeks episode of The Empowering Series, our host Zarina is joined by Aishwarya Bhende, She is the founder of AB Celestial The first floating restaurant on the coastline of Mumbai. She talks about her journey of starting Mumbais firstever floating restaurant and challenges she has faced while bringing it to life. She shares her opinion and analysis on the hospitality industry under the current scenario and the anticipated market conditions. Her ideology Anchoring your dreams into reality leaves you with a strong after thought.Tune in to find out more on TheEmpoweringSeries with Zarina Poonawalla.You can know more about AB Celestial here https://abcelestial.com/You can follow Aishwarya on Instagram: aishwaryabhendehttps://www.instagram.com/aishwaryabhende/Get in touch with our host Zarina on Instagram and twitter: zarinapoonawalla https://www.instagram.com/zarinapoonawallahttps://twitter.com/ZarinaspeaksYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

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Education, Society & Culture, Motivation

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