S02 E15: Being a Single Parent

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Life as a single parent can be quite tedious. A single parent's duties are not any different, except that you're 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 person's 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 18-year 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 E14: Two Friends Get Baked

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Starting a business with your best friends isn't an easy endeavor. Partnering with your best friend is incredibly rewarding, yet it comes with its own challenges. During work hours, you'll need to interact more formally than you do when you hangout outside the office. But we all want co-founders 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, Co-founders & 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 E12: Develop Your Skill Set

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"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 one's skill-set, 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 E11: Unapologetic Motherhood

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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 trade-offs.

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: E10: Mantra To a Successful Relationship

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Whether it's the first week of dating or the tenth year of marriage, all relationships naturally hit rough patches. We've 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 E09: Creating a Gender Neutral Workplace

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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 gender-neutral 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.

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S02 E08: Iden D'souza

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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 don't 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 week's 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 E07: Making The Big Switch

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Ever felt like the job you once loved no longer makes you feel motivated or excited? Maybe it's not just the job but the entire industry you're into. You suddenly realize that you're not passionate about it and it's time to make a big switch in your life.

On this week's episode, host Zarina Poonwalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Peak Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by Raachyeta Sharma, Co-founder 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 E06: Ability to Adapt

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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. It's 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, Co-founder & 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 E05: Happiness and Productivity at Work

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'Your attitude determines your altitude'.

Have you woken up and thought - 'I don't 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, Co-founder & 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.

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S02 E04: 'De-Stress', Your Stress

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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 'A's 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.

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S02 E03: Employee vs. Employer

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'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 co-workers 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.

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S02 E02: Tame your Temper

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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.

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S02 E01: 'Boss-Up' Your Wardrobe

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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, Co-Founder 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 you're 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.

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