The Expandable Mind with Vahin Naka

Vahin Naka

The Expandable Mind is hosted by Vahin Naka - an A-level student, creator and innovator. In the podcast he talks to entrepreneurs, authors, academics, medical professionals and authors on their relationship with mental health concepts and concepts in general life, like burn out, self-doubt, entrepreneurship and criticism. In the podcast he talks with the guests about these concepts through the journey’s of guests and how they have tackled and overcome them and how you could possibly apply some of these strategies in your life. read less

A Game-Changing Genius - Jamie Beaton PhD. [CEO of Crimson Education]
Aug 15 2022
A Game-Changing Genius - Jamie Beaton PhD. [CEO of Crimson Education]
In this podcast episode, Jamie Beaton PhD. shares insight on his journey through life and how he has built a multi-million dollar company, Crimson Education whilst earning his 7 qualifications. Jamie shares some insight on how individuals can further their chances on getting into Ivy League schools like Harvard, Stanford, Yale and so forth alongside his way to manage your time in order to feel as though you have 25 hours.  Jamie Beaton is the CEO and Co-founder of Crimson Education. He went from  graduating Harvard University, Magna Laude in 2016 two years ahead of schedule, to being one of the youngest in the world to be accepted to Stanford’s Graduate School of Business at age 20. Jamie is also the youngest ever recipient of the Arjay Miller Award in which he was top 10% of his class having simultaneously begun his PhD as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.  Sponsor for this Episode: The Crimson Youth Fund is a philanthropic arm of Crimson Education, created to provide students or recent graduates aged 13 – 21-year-olds with essential resources to bring their event or project to life. Are you an individual that has started a project while in high school that can benefit fellow students and make a lasting impact on your community?  Or are you an individual that has a great idea but does not have essential resources like a branding kit, an event plan or media interest to make it happen? Click on this link to find out more: Crimson Youth Fund Purchase a copy of Accepted here:  https://www.amazon.com/Accepted-Secrets-Gaining-Admission-Universities/dp/1119833515 Connect with Jamie Beaton πŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn Connect with Vahin πŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ Instagram πŸŽ₯ YouTube  πŸ’» Website  Leave a review if you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts - even one line helps! You can also Tweet @expandable_mind with any feedback, thoughts from the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in πŸ™ Check out the episode on the Expandable Mind YouTube Channel.
Never Back Down From A Challenge - Sam Dakin
Aug 8 2022
Never Back Down From A Challenge - Sam Dakin
β€œOne of the things I enjoy most about biking is the multifaceted challenge of it, showing up every day as the best possible version of myself both mentally and physically is what keeps the game interesting.” - Sam Dakin This is a podcast episode whereby Sam and Vahin share contrasting perspectives about the two worlds, sports and academia. Sam shares his journey alongside exploring the concept of mental health, resilience, mindset and grit. So who is Sam Dakin? Overcoming multiple sporting injuries to be where he is today, all of the hard work, pain and relentless practice hasn’t managed to eliminate the glint in Sams eye when he speaks about childhood biking memories. Having been involved in multiple sports from an early age, he can still recount the colour of his first bike and the mountain trails upon which his love for biking was born. Receiving nothing but encouragement from his family, Sam joins the ranks of many top athletes whose families have sacrificed, supported and encouraged them throughout their personal quest for  greatness. When it comes to discussing the challenges of pushing for a place as one of New Zealand’s top athletes, Sam’s perspective reflects his signature combination of tenacity and honesty. Links Mentioned In the Podcast Podium Olympics Slow Coffee Roasters -> Find out more here: www.slowcoffeeroasters.org Connect with Sam DakinπŸ”— 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ  Instagram πŸ”— LinkedIn πŸ’» Website Connect with Vahin πŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ Instagram πŸŽ₯ YouTube  πŸ’» Website  Leave a review if you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts - even one line helps! You can also Tweet @expandable_mind with any feedback, thoughts from the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in πŸ™ Check out the episode on the Expandable Mind YouTube Channel and SUBSCRIBE please!
What is a Pathless Path? - Paul Millerd
Jul 25 2022
What is a Pathless Path? - Paul Millerd
In this Expandable Mind episode we have had author of the Pathless Path, Paul Millerd. Paul speaks about his journey, achievement narrative, procrastination and self-realisation. Paul shares amazing insight whilst getting the host, Vahin Naka to actually share a bit of insight himself! A little about Paul Millerd: Paul is the author of the Pathless Path, freelancer, coach, and digital creator. He has written online for many years and has built a growing audience of curious humans from around the world. He spent several years working in strategy consulting before deciding to walk away and embrace a pathless path. He is fascinated about our relationship to work is shifting and how more people can live lives where they can thrive. You can find more information on Paul and his work at thinkboundless.com , twitter, and instagram.  Links Mentioned In the Podcast Amazon Link to Purchase the Pathless Path The Pathless Path Podcast Link Connect with Paul MillerdπŸ”— 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ  Instagram πŸ”— LinkedIn πŸŽ₯ YouTube πŸ‘‹ FaceBook πŸ’» Website Connect with Vahin πŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ Instagram πŸŽ₯ YouTube  πŸ’» Website  Leave a review if you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts - even one line helps! You can also Tweet @expandable_mind with any feedback, thoughts from the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in πŸ™ Check out the episode on the Expandable Mind YouTube Channel and SUBSCRIBE please!
Leadership Reimagined - Chinezi Chijioke [CEO of Nova Pioneer]
Jul 18 2022
Leadership Reimagined - Chinezi Chijioke [CEO of Nova Pioneer]
In this podcast episode, Chinezi Chijioke shares his mind blowing journey on how he got to where he is today! The concept of leadership is spoken in-depth through the entire podcast episode! Sharing some insight of entrepreneurship and how he along with the growing Nova Pioneer Team are able to pursue a vision! Chinezi Chijioke is the  co-Founder & CEO of Nova-Pioneer Education Group, a network of accessible 21st century private schools across Africa. Chinezi started his career as a secondary school mathematics teacher, where he was nominated by his students to Who’s Who of American Teachers. Prior to founding Nova-Pioneer, he led McKinsey & Company’s African Education Practice, and co-authored McKinsey’s 2010 global education report, How the World’s Best School Systems Keep Getting Better. He currently serves on the Global Advisory Council of Teach For All. Nova Pioneer Interested in finding out more about Nova Pioneer click the link below:  https://www.novapioneer.com/ Connect with Chinezi ChijiokeπŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn πŸ“Έ Instagram πŸ’» Website   Connect with Vahin πŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ Instagram πŸŽ₯ YouTube  πŸ’» Website  Leave a review if you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts - even one line helps! You can also Tweet @expandable_mind with any feedback, thoughts from the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in πŸ™ Check out the episode on the Expandable Mind YouTube Channel.
How to Unleash Your Potential? - Jessica Silcock
Jul 4 2022
How to Unleash Your Potential? - Jessica Silcock
In this podcast episode, Jessica Silcock shares insight on her journey through life and how she has rised through the tough and rigorous ladder as a woman. Jessica shares some key information about self-confidence, imposter syndrome, and how to embrace change. Jessica Silcock is communications and marketing executive with a passion for delivering customer-centric strategy within Education and Innovation sectors. Her areas of expertise include: Brand strategy, CSR and community impact strategies, PR including issues and crisis communication, Internal communications & change management, Performance marketing, Local Area Marketing (LAM), Customer loyalty and retention campaigns and Content marketing. Sponsor for this Episode: The Crimson Youth Fund is a philanthropic arm of Crimson Education, created to provide students or recent graduates aged 13 – 21-year-olds with essential resources to bring their event or project to life. Are you an individual that has started a project while in high school that can benefit fellow students and make a lasting impact on your community?  Or are you an individual that has a great idea but does not have essential resources like a branding kit, an event plan or media interest to make it happen? Click on this link to find out more: Crimson Youth Fund Connect with Jessica SilcockπŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn Connect with Vahin πŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ Instagram πŸŽ₯ YouTube  πŸ’» Website  Leave a review if you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts - even one line helps! You can also Tweet @expandable_mind with any feedback, thoughts from the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in πŸ™ Check out the episode on the Expandable Mind YouTube Channel.
Embracing fear with a Head Held High - Dr. Tom Crawford
Jun 27 2022
Embracing fear with a Head Held High - Dr. Tom Crawford
In this podcast episode, not only does the amazing mathematician Dr. Tom Crawford share his remarkable journey but shares his insight around YouTube growth, self-confidence, finding passion and finally embracing fear. Producing this episode was an absolute ball especially with Dr. Crawford's insight and amazing personality! Dr. Tom Crawford is a Mathematician at the University of Oxford where he holds the position of Early Career Teaching and Outreach Fellow at St Edmund Hall. He also runs this award-winning website and associated social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube @tomrocksmaths. Dr. Crawford received his masters from Oxford University and completed his PhD in applied Mathematics in 2016. Dr. Crawford regularly appears on BBC and also has appears on Numberphile and has also been featured on YouTube’s β€œcreator on the rise” for his own YouTube channel TomRocksmaths. Connect with Dr. Tom Crawford πŸ”— 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ  Instagram πŸŽ₯ YouTube πŸ’» Website  Connect with Vahin πŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ Instagram πŸŽ₯ YouTube  πŸ’» Website  Leave a review if you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts - even one line helps! You can also Tweet @expandable_mind with any feedback, thoughts from the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in πŸ™ Check out the episode on the Expandable Mind YouTube Channel.
Quality Content in a world with Social Media? - Tyler Shores
Jun 20 2022
Quality Content in a world with Social Media? - Tyler Shores
A lot of the time we find ourselves stuck in an infinity loop whereby we waste valuable time looking at content that seems to entertain primarily our sense of pleasure. The question that seems to linger about through the entire podcast episode is how do we actually distinguish what is quality content and how do we actually know that we have encountered it? In this episode, Tyler talks about his academic journey and gives some incredible insight on social media, digital quality vs. quantity.  Tyler Shores is currently a researcher, lecturer and program manager at the University of Cambridge. He manages the ThinkLab where research expertise from Cambridge students and research partners work together with other organizations to tackle big picture problems such as climate change, diversity and the future of AI. Tyler’s research is focussed on social media and digital habits where he asks questions like: β€œWhat gets people to click on this? Why it motivates people to be on their devices?”. He received his Masters in English from Oxford University and is currently completing his PhD at Cambridge University. Tyler is also currently working on a book on digital distractions that is hopefully to completed by 2022. Links mentioned in the episode: Freedom App: https://freedom.to/blog/tyler-shores-escaping-digital-distraction-to-read-and-write/ Interview with Social Dilemma Director: https://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/events/social-dilemma Blog post from Tyler: https://tylershores.com/what-i-learned-from-staying-off-my-phone-for-a-week/ Connect with Tyler Shores πŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ Instagram πŸ’» Website   Connect with Vahin πŸ”— πŸ‘₯ LinkedIn 🐦 Twitter πŸ“Έ Instagram πŸŽ₯ YouTube  πŸ’» Website  Leave a review if you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts - even one line helps! You can also Tweet @expandable_mind with any feedback, thoughts from the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in πŸ™ Check out the episode on the Expandable Mind YouTube Channel.