S02 E13: Be The Real You

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Revealing your sexual orientation or gender identity, be it lesbian, gay, bi-sexual 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 week's 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 cross-dressing, homophobia, bullying and how one should accept their identity with pride.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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