PODCAST

SPIN IT: Business & Crisis Management with Stephynie Malik

Stephynie Malik

SPIN IT is a business podcast that will inspire you to see failures and obstacles as a stepping stone for success, transforming them into a new path forward, a path that you may not have seen or considered before. Whether it's a scandal or a broken business model - obstacles are an opportunity to learn, pivot and go after your goals with a new perspective. Hosted by Stephynie Malik, award-winning Crisis Management Expert and Business Strategist, this podcast offers you advice and guidance on how difficult situations can result in successful outcomes. It’s all about how you Spin It!
#26 Vulnerability in Entrepreneurship with Jason Feifer
This week Stephynie is speaking with Jason Feifer. Jason is the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, keynote speaker, and host of the podcast 'Build for Tomorrow.' He walks us through his early days as a local reporter in Massachusetts to achieving massive success as Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine. They discuss how Jason learned to navigate the world of media and eventually run it!   Jason Feifer’s Social Media & Important Links :  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyfeifer/ Build for Tomorrow Podcast: https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Jasons Newsletter that comes out 2x a week- How to Become More Adaptable:https://jasonfeifer.bulletin.com/   Timestamps:  - 00:00 - Spin It! Intro  - 00:33 - Intro to Jason Feifer  - 03:36 - Lessons that Jason took away from his first position  - 07:15 - Pitching the Washington Post - 09:17 - How do you pitch a story? - 12:56 - Understanding your value when pitching - 16:34 - Adaptiveness is the most important quality a person can have - 21:43 - Build your skills and everything else will come later - 23:03 - Biggest regret Jason has from being on TV this morning - 27:50 - Turning something you regret into a learning experience - 30:30 - Vulnerability and Transparency - 38:17 - “People don’t remember what you say but they do remember how you make them feel” - 39:55 - Rapid Fire Questions  - 46:58 - Jason’s biggest obstacle that he turned into an opportunity - 49:09 - How our listeners can find Jason Feifer (Links Above) - 50:00 - Outro
3d ago
50 mins
#25 Rising from the Ashes with Maayan Gordon
Stephynie is speaking with Maayan Gordon, who is a famous Tik TOK glassblower. She has overcome so much adversity in her life from a gas explosion to being homeless for a few months. She's used her incredible drive and entrepreneurial skills to start three of her own companies. Today, she still owns and operates the glass-blowing studio Monkey Boy Art. In addition to posting on her Tik TOK channels with close to 2.4 million followers, she is also using her consulting services to help other companies tell their own stories through social media.   Timestamps: - 00:00 Intro sequence - 00:34 Stephynie introduces Maayan -01:09 Interview begins -01:22 Reflecting upon adversity in childhood -05:21 Junior and senior year of high school -08:20 Attending Lakeside school -13:53 Connection, empathy, self-awareness -15:53 Cognitive dissonance -18:51 Trying to solve emotional problems -20:06 Mental health resources -24:37 Was there a point where things clicked for Maayan? -29:20 The scene of the explosion -32:52 Limiting beliefs -36:36 How did Maayan tell her parents about the explosion? -39:47 Communication between parents and children -46:12 Avoiding bias -48:46 Avoiding sarcasm -53:16 Maayan's TikTok career -54:30 The idea and Maayan's leadership skills for TikTok, authenticity -57:21 VSCO girls -01:00:06 Maayan's reception on TikTok -01:03:12 Maayan's content philosophy -01:03:51 Why Maayan is a true leader -01:05:00 Maayan's monetized content -01:10:02 Maayan's strategic approach, combined with empathy and connection -01:10:52 What is Maayan looking for? -01:14:37 Maayan's social media -01:15:30 Outro sequence Social Media: Website: https://www.maayangordonmedia.com/ TikTok - @worldofglass Instagram: @maayangordonmedia LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maayangordon/ Mental Health Resources: - https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (24/7) - Crisis Text Line: Text SUPPORT to 741-741 - National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264 Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson: https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Accountability-Resolving-Expectations-Commitments/dp/0071829318/ref=asc_df_0071829318/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312175933381&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1708485129852213659&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005384&hvtargid=pla-432730042979&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=60258871817&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312175933381&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1708485129852213659&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005384&hvtargid=pla-432730042979
Jan 17 2022
1 hr 16 mins
#24 Self Discovery and Mindfullness with Pinky Ghelani
Stephynie is speaking with Pinky Gelhani. Pinky holds a special place in Stephynie's heart because they met in Paris. Their children kept looking at each other on a beautiful cruise on the Seine River, they finally ended up speaking for hours realizing they had so much in common.    Pinky has over 25 years as an editor and an on-screen personality, Pinky uses her storytelling skills to lift up women, children, and refugees through her humanitarian work. She works with the UNHCR refugee agency and hosts an internet TV show called "What Women Want. Pinky is also one of Kenya's most renowned public speakers and a regular on the TEDx stage.   Pinky's Social Media & Important Links: Humanitarian Efforts with UNHCR: https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/pinky-ghelani.html   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinkyghelanithebrand   Twitter: https://twitter.com/pinkyghelani   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pinky-ghelani-52292315/?originalSubdomain=ke Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro sequence 00:33 - Stephynie introduces Pinky 01:11 - Interview begins with how Stephynie and Pinky met 03:43 - What Pinky does, background, and her humanitarian efforts 06:39 - What was Pinky's childhood like? 11:34 - Reflecting on the tragedy of Pinky's mother 14:11 - It's the journey, not the destination 26:56 - Pinky's refugee work 30:09 - What's currently going on? 33:56 - How does Pinky take care of herself mentally? 39:44 - The fourth season of "What Women Want" 41:47 - Superhero nature? 43:01 - When would Pinky feel successful? 44:55 - Most disruptive subject Pinky has talked about 45:58 - One of the most taboo subjects Pinky has yet to introduce 47:46 - How do men get more involved and emotionally brave? 49:35 - Tonality and tenor 52:08 - What do women want? 53:40 - What is Pinky's biggest obstacle she's changed to an opportunity? 55:08 - Social Media handles 56:15 - Outro
Jan 10 2022
56 mins
#23: Advice on Education, Parenting, and Entrepreneurship with Naveen Jain
How do you raise your kids with a drive to change the world? Today, Stephynie sits down with Naveen Jain to talk about parenting, how to always strive for more, and what it takes to be truly successful. Naveen is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, founding seven very successful companies like Moon Express and Viome. In addition to all of his professional achievements, Naveen is also a very proud father of three incredibly beautiful and successful children. All three are highly driven to impact change in the world and are active entrepreneurs.  So how did he do it? Listen in to find out!    Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   2:58 - Naveen’s Childhood 13:41 - How Naveen Talks to His Family About Failure 16:55 - Do Naveen’s Kids Play Video Games? 18:05 - How Did Naveen’s Children Fail When They Were Younger? 23:03 - Teaching Children To Respect Money 31:30 - Naveen’s Daughter Opening Up Schools in Afghanistan 34:10 - The Toughest Lesson Learned in Parenting 34:56 - How Many Companies Has Naveen Created From the Ground Up? 46:18 - The Reason Naveen Gets Out of Bed in the Morning 47:41 - Naveen’s Biggest Obstacle He Has Turned Into an Opportunity   Mentioned in the Episode:   Naveen’s Website: https://www.naveenjain.com/about/ Naveen’s LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/naveenjainintelius Naveen’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naveenjainceo Naveen’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/NaveenJain1
Dec 18 2021
50 mins
SOS #4: Wading Through Uncharted Waters with Kevin Clements
Kevin Clements has experienced a lot in his life: almost making it into the Olympics in swimming, training with swimming legend Michael Phelps, watching his beautiful twin daughters gain fame on Instagram, and lastly, crushing cancer.  On this episode of Spin It on Sports, Kevin shares his incredible story which started with him training for the Tokyo Olympics. But after feeling not quite right, Kevin went to the doctor and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Kevin shares how he and his family were able to remain positive during this terrifying time. He also shares some stories from his career in swimming, and what it felt like to miss out on going to the Olympics...not once, but twice.  Kevin’s story is so inspiring. Press play on this episode to feel move and motivated this Friday    Social Media:    Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   0:13 - Childhood 02:30 - Journey Becoming a Swimmer 09:50 - Keeping Motivation After Failure 14:12 - Commitment 20:38 - Moving into Coaching 22:15 - Moving Back to California 29:12 - Being Dad to the “Most Beautiful Twins” 36:57 - Cancer Diagnosis 50:49 - Overcoming Tragedy and Remaining Mentally Positive 1:01:22 - Managing PTSD 1:07:30 - Closing Remarks and How to Contact Kevin Clements   Mentioned In The Episode:   Kevin Clements Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kevin_r_clements/?hl=en Kevin Clements LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-clements-156776a5/
Dec 17 2021
1 hr 8 mins
#22: Strong Minds and Stronger Questions with Marc Champagne
We are just one question away from changing our lives. According to our guest today, this is true, whether that change is huge like a pivot in careers or small, like starting your day off journaling instead of scrolling.  Marc Champagne, a world-renowned mental fitness coach and the author of the book, Personal Socrates. He also hosts the podcast, Behind the Human. Today, Marc openly discusses his own failures as well as his wins. Stephynie and Marc talk about what it felt like to shut down his journaling app that reached 86 million people after 3 years of pouring his heart and soul into it. Marc talks about how hard this loss was, but the experience helped him pivot into the career he was meant to be in.  How do we ask the best questions to improve our overall mental fitness? Keep listening to find out!    Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   00:00 - Meeting each other and opening up on podcasts 3:45 - Gaining the ability to ask great questions 6:33 - Marc’s growing up  8:12 - Mental fitness v. Mental wellness  10:24 - How to do journaling right according to the individual 16:08 - The success Marc expected from the book 19:40 - A little insight into what people can expect from Marc’s book 21:40 - The power of asking ourselves one question 23:30 - Importance of interacting with instead of just reading the prompts in Marc’s book 27:05 - Biggest challenges Marc faced writing the book 29:28 - Lessons from launching and shutting down Marc’s journaling app 37:48 - Actions Marc took to try and prevent the shutdown of the app 43:08 - What Marc felt in his most ungrateful moments deleting the app 50:54 - Marc’s ability to make people feel special 52:13 - Value of learning from Marc’s journaling practice 52:45 - Marc’s strategies for recovering from burn out 56:12 - Biggest obstacle and closing remarks   Mentioned in the Episode:   Marc’s Website: https://www.behindthehuman.com/ Marc’s Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/behind-the-human-with-marc-champagne/id1342231432 Marc’s Book, Personal Socrates: https://www.baronfig.com/personal-socrates?title=default+title Marc’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mchampagne/ Marc’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-champagne-14767b17/
Dec 13 2021
57 mins
#21: Trailblazing 101 with Jordan Mendoza
A trailblazer is someone who follows their passion and their purpose, no matter where it leads them. Our guest today is a true trailblazer and shows us that doing something different can be intimidating, but it’s so worth it in the end.  Jordan Mendoza is a business consultant, host of the podcast Blaze Your Own Trail and has over 63,000 followers on LinkedIn. Jordan has faced a lot of challenges in his life from being beaten and falsely arrested by police at age 12 to growing up with a mom who only had one lung. Through everything, Jordan has had incredible self-awareness and mental fortitude.  Today Stephynie and Jordan talk about how important emotional intelligence is, not only when taking on life’s hardships, but also building your career. They discuss what it means to create relationships and grow your business by learning from mistakes. Time to ignite your passion to blaze your own trail on this episode of Spin It!    Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   0:22 - Growing Up in Portland 8:13 - Falsely Arrested  16:07 - Lessons From Mom 19:39  - Working in the Corporate World 23:18 - New Ways to Teach in School 28:40 - Finding Your Purpose 35:34 - A Relationship vs a Network 44:08 - 5 Year Self-Reflection 45:55 - How to Stand Out as a Consultant  54:33 - Closing Remarks   Mentioned in the Episode:   Jordan’s Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1493356125?mt=2&ls=1 Jordan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordanjmendoza/?hl=en  Jordan’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanjmendoza/
Dec 6 2021
56 mins
SOS #3: A Business Fueled by Baseball and Beer with Kris Dehnert
On this very special episode of Spin It On Sports, we get an inside look into one of the most innovative businesses out there: Dugout Mugs. They are taking baseball bats and turning them into high-quality beer mugs, shot glasses and wine glasses.  Today we’re talking with marketing expert and CEO of Dugout Mugs, Kris Dehnert. Kris knew his business partner Randall Thompson had created something special when he made beer mugs out of baseball bats. So after years of owning his own media group, Kris joined Randall and they created the company, Dugout Mugs. The mugs they created are now showcased by some of the most prestigious people, players and organizations in the baseball industry.  Today, Kris talks about the challenges he faced early on with the company. He shares how his love for his job has impacted his life for the better. And he talks about the value of respecting other's time, which can really make or break your business.  Time to learn how to hit it out of the park with your business on this episode of Spin It!    If you’re still looking for some holiday gifts, Dugout Mugs is giving Spin It listeners 30% off and a FREE knob shot (just pay S&H) when they visit dugoutmugs.com/SPINIT   Social Media:    Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   00:00 - Introduction 02:18 - Kris’ Entrepreneurial Roots 10:05 - The Rise of Dugout Mugs 14:26 - Vetting out Weaknesses 19:53 - What Traits Stand Out to Kris 22:02 - How Kris Overcomes Differences 26:47 - Kris’ Near-Death Experience 32:43 - How We Can Create Passion for Our Lives 38:06 - How Kris Measures His Success 40:48 - Dugout Challenges and Solutions 49:28 - Kris’ Biggest Obstacle Turned Opportunity   Mentioned In The Episode:   Dugout Mugs- https://dugoutmugs.com/ Kris’ LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/krisdehnert/
Dec 3 2021
53 mins
#20: More Than Just Money with Ross Gerber
Taking control of your finances can be intimidating. But today’s guest founded a company that helps people of all ages and financial backgrounds learn to manage their finances.  Ross Gerber is a financial guru who has been investing since the ripe age of 13 when he was gifted stock in Disney and Apple. He continued his career in finance after college to become SunAmerica’s youngest million-dollar branch manager. The Great Recession of 2008 was hard on Ross and around that same time, his house also burned down. Yet, even after losing so much, Ross saw a need for more financial education, so he co-founded Gerber-Kawasaki Wealth and Management Inc. in 2010. Today, Ross and Stephynie discuss the role confidence plays in leadership, the importance of financial literacy, and how Ross’ dedicated attitude gave him massive success in the financial world.  If you want to learn more about your finances and what it takes to truly succeed, even amid huge challenges, tune in!   Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   0:17 - Ross’ first experiences with stocks and investing 4:47 - Ross’ childhood and upbringing in L.A.  9:17 - His band and involvement in the music industry  11:12 - How Ross gained the confidence to start SunAmerica  15:15 - How Ross grew from crises like 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis  18:00 - Ross’ views on negativity and luck 23:17 - What it was like starting an investment company after the ‘08 Recession and his house burning down  28:19 - The financial landscape during COVID-19  29:26 - What Ross has learned about working with people across all socioeconomic statuses  32:02 - Why Ross continuously succeeds in business endeavors  36:42 - The value of discomfort  39:21 - What types of soft skills Ross looks for in interviewees  41:37 - Ross’ biggest financial mistake  44:49 - Why Ross values teaching the next generation of investors  49:56 - The biggest mistake young investors make  51:18 - Ross’ biggest obstacle 53:44 - Financial advice from Ross    Mentioned in the Episode:   Gerber-Kawasaki Website: https://gerberkawasaki.com/ Ross’ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-gerber/ Gerber-Kawasaki YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Gerberkawasaki
Nov 29 2021
57 mins
#19: Believing in Unicorns with Belinda Agnew
It takes grit and tenacity to make it to the top. And it takes humbleness and perseverance to stay there. Our next guest has all of those qualities and more.  Belinda Agnew is a managing partner at both Foccus Group, a unique recruitment agency, and Enamus, a full-service marketing and branding boutique. Belinda started her career in sales selling vacuums door to door. She then quickly moved up the corporate ladder and ended up founding multiple companies including Open Education and Enamus. She also hosts the podcast Start-ups and Unicorns, where she interviews successful industry founders from all over the world. On today's show, Belinda and Stephynie speak about how Belinda used her confidence and expansive skills set to build her companies. Belinda also dives into her childhood, and how impactful events early in her life shaped who she is today.  From selling vacuums to making millions. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss!   Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   05:15 - Being the Black Sheep 12:00 - 6 Figures by 25 13:43 - What Made Belinda Agnew Stand Out 16:50 - Advice to Past Self  19:15 - Differences Between Being an Employee, Versus an Entrepreneur 23:35 - Being a Leader in Mental Health Awareness 32:20 - What Does Belinda Agnew Do? 39:03 - Lessons Learned Getting Burned 40:50 - Being a Female in a Male Dominated Industry 46:40 - Belinda Agnew Podcast 52:54 - Her 5 Year Plan 58:35 - Biggest Obstacles   Mentioned in the Episode:   Belinda’s Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/startups-and-unicorns-with-belinda-agnew/id1536721867 Belinda’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belindaagneworiginal/?hl=en Belinda’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaagnew/?originalSubdomain=au
Nov 22 2021
58 mins
SOS #2: with George Lynch
On this episode of Spin It On Sports, we get to see how a great coach can really change the lives of the players he interacts with, both on and off the court.  Today we’re talking with George Lynch, a retired professional basketball player, drafted 12th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He attended, and played, at the University of North Carolina as a small forward from 1989-1993 where he also won an NCAA Championship. George later became involved in the Historically Black College and Universities and co-founded HBCU Heroes, an organization providing HBCU students with resources to help them further their careers. On this SOS episode, George takes Stephynie through the late 80’s during his time at the University of North Carolina and the game time decisions he had to make throughout his on-court career. He also goes into detail about his time coaching for Clark Atlanta University, as well as the work he’s doing for HBCU students. Listen to this very special episode of Spin It to see how Geroge uses coaching to impact and inspire the younger generations!    Social Media:    Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   00:00 - Introduction 02:52 - George’s Journey to UNC 08:12 - The Challenge to Get Playing Time 13:12 - Being Away From Family 16:03 - What Great Coaching Can Do 23:49 - Humility in the Spotlight 30:29 - Needing Guidance and Becoming a Role Model 37:89 - Coaching at Historically Black Colleges 41:43 - Benefits of HBC’s 49:31 - How to Follow George Lynch 52:06 - Closing Remarks   Mentioned In The Episode:   HBCU Heroes Website: https://www.hbcuheroes.org/ George’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-lynch-14798438/
Nov 19 2021
49 mins
#18: Navigating Through Change with Dr Maya Shankar
When she tore major ligaments in her hand while studying to become a world class violinist, everything changed for our guest, Dr. Maya Shankar. Amid challenges and adversity, she had to pivot her career, discover new passions, and wade the waters of change, until she eventually found enormous success in the field of behavioral science. Maya is currently the Senior Director of Behavioral Economics at Google and hosts the podcast, “A Slight Change of Plans''. She previously worked in the Obama White House founding the White House's Behavioral Science Team — a team of scientists charged with improving public policy using research insights about human behavior.  On the show today we learn about how Maya’s childhood passion for the violin came to an abrupt stop after her injury. We hear about the path that led her to behavioral science, and the unrelenting tenacity she learned from her mother. We’ll also talk about behavioral science in the workplace, and the origins of Maya’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans”.  If you’ve ever felt stuck in your path, not sure how to move forward, today’s episode is for you. Keep listening!   Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   00:35- Dr. Maya’s Childhood and History Playing the Violin 05:18- Dr. Maya’s Discovery of Her Passion for Cognitive Science  07:10- How Dr. Maya Dealt with Social Repercussions After Her Injury 09:19- Dr. Maya Dealing with Imposter Syndrome in College 13:21- How Dr. Maya’s Mother Influenced Her Fearlessness 17:27- Stephynie and Dr. Maya on Fear and Tenacity 29:54- The Uncertainty Dr. Maya Faced During Her Career Transitions 36:48- How Behavioral Science Can Influence the Workplace 39:50- Changing People’s Perceptions  42:45- Dr. Maya’s Biggest Obstacle Turned Into an Opportunity 43:44- The Purpose of Dr. Maya’s Podcast   Mentioned in the Episode:   Dr. Maya’s Podcast- https://www.pushkin.fm/host/maya-shankar/ Dr. Maya’s Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/drmayashankar/
Nov 15 2021
44 mins
#17: Building a Podcast Empire with Hala Taha
Even when the odds were against her, our guest today gave everything she had into the business she wanted to create. Amid tragedy and confusion, Hala Taha found a way to merge her diverse background and skills to achieve massive success.  Hala is the host of the Young and Profiting podcast, a renowned educational podcast that teaches people of all ages and backgrounds how to be successful. On her podcast, Hala interviews some of the brightest minds in the world, and transforms their success stories to concrete advice that listeners can implement into their everyday lives. She is also the founder and director of YAP Media, a podcast production agency that assists various clients in media production, including our host, Stephynie Malik.  Today we hear about Hala’s upbringing, and the relationships that enabled her to succeed. She also tells us about her background in radio, website creation, and marketing, and how these jobs gave her the skills necessary to start her own business. If you want to know what hard work looks like, then keep listening!   Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   2:38 - Hala talks about her family, her upbringing, and her experience growing up in a predominantly white town  4:52 - Hala’s time at the Hot 97 radio station  8:12 - Hala’s teenage dating experience with disapproving parents  13:50 - Hala’s father’s backstory and legacy  18:08 Hala talks about her and her family getting COVID-19 in March 2020 25:48 - Hala’s former relationships amid the pandemic  28:05 - The skills and background that make Hala a successful podcaster  30:49 - Why Hala temporarily left the entertainment industry  32:01 - How Hala came to leave marketing and start Young and Profiting  34:38 - What makes Young and Profiting stand out from other podcasts  37:56 - Hala’s perfect employee 39:41 - How to let your employees thrive  41:07 - The importance of attitude  42:09 - Hala’s worst career choices 44:04 - Hala’s best career moves  47:04 - Startup advice from Hala  52:11 - Time management advice  53:29 - Hala’s worst guest  54:20 - Hala’s best guest  55:20 - How Hala sees herself in five years    Mentioned in the Episode:   Hala’s Website - https://youngandprofiting.com/yap-media/ Hala’s Podcast, Young and Profiting - https://www.youngandprofiting.com/ Hala’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Hala’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Hala’s YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtz8s6nPLvrVQ4YhOJz6DSg?sub_confirmation=1
Nov 8 2021
57 mins
SOS #1: Smashing Stereotypes with Brooklyn Harker
In this episode of Spin It On Sports, we have a 16-year-old that is defying all stereotypes and showing us that talent is talent, no matter your gender.  Brooklyn Harker is a female free safety and wide receiver for the Chapel Hill High School Tigers. With the rising number of girls looking to play tackle football, Brooklyn can now be a role model for anyone looking to defy their own stereotypes.  This young woman is destined for greatness with her grit, tenacity and heart. She shows us how there are no longer these hard lines between girls and boys in sports. It’s all about how well you can play and the attitude you bring to the field.  You do not want to miss this episode!    Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   1:30 - Introducing Brooklyn Harker  3:20 - Growing up with an autoimmune disease 4:03 - Growing up playing sports like flag football, fencing and soccer 6:32 - Joining the high school football team 8:11 - How Dr. Harker feels about Brooklyn playing football 15:39 - How Brooklyn is now a mentor to young girls wanting to play football   Mentioned in the Episode: Yahoo Story: “This 16-year-old is defying stereotypes” - https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/16-year-old-defying-stereotypes-on-high-school-varsity-football-team-221141225.html
Nov 5 2021
23 mins
#16: Looking Into Generosity with Scott MacGregor
What would it look like to have all of your friends come together to write a book that inspires and ignites change in those who read it? Well our guest today did just that with his most recent book, Standing O! Tribute.  Scott is the founder and CEO of SomethingNew LLC, one of the fastest-growing talent strategy companies in the country. He is the author of the Standing O! Series, an anthology filled with stories from famous athletes, models, business moguls, and even our host, Stephynie Malik. In addition, Scott has experience in philanthropy with his company’s social mission called SomethingGood.  Today Steph sits down with Scott to talk about how Scott has been able to stay so positive and create lasting relationships, the keys to hiring great employees and how giving back can really change your life.    Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   02:13 - How Scott views every obstacle as a opportunity 05:32 - How Scott’s tough upbringing affected his incredible drive 09:57 - The benefits of surrounding yourself with good people 11:27 - What inspired Scott to write his Standing O! books 25:16 - Why gratitude is such an important part of Scott’s life 35:01 - Why Scott thinks many companies out there don’t know how to recruit talent 41:50 - How Scott leverages his influencer network to find talent 42:40 - What it looks like to hire someone who is a great culture fit 47:34 - The number one mistake hiring managers make 53:25 - Why you should never have an endgame in mind when you network  56:02 - The Talent Championship Counsel 1:03:09 - Lightning Round   Mentioned in the Episode:   Scott’s Website - https://trysomethingnewnow.com/ Scott’s newest book, Standing O! Tribute - https://www.alibris.com/search/books/isbn/9781951797584  Scott’s  Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/macgregorscott/ Scott’s  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/scottmacgregor_somethingnew/?hl=en Scott’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/stmacgregor?lang=en Scott’s Standing O! Series - https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AScott+MacGregor&s=relevancerank&text=Scott+MacGregor&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1
Nov 1 2021
1 hr 7 mins
#15: Leveraging LinkedIn to Spread Positivity with Richard DiPilla
Richard DiPilla doesn’t use his LinkedIn account for professional growth. Instead, he uses it to share positive messages to his over 1.3 million followers. Richard is the founder and CEO of Global Goodwill Ambassadors, a nonprofit public charity which utilizes global humanitarians to solve real-life problems in the most disadvantaged parts of the world. He also recently started a new initiative called the “My Body is My Body” program, which is a free child abuse prevention programn which anyone can access and use.  In this episode, Stephynie is talking with Richard about how he brought more than 19,000 humanitarians together over social media and how he stays so positive in the face of so many problems all over the world.    If you or anyone you know is suffering from child abuse, visit this website or call 1-800-422-4453   Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   02:25 - Richard’s childhood, growing up without a father 08:50 - Richard likes to tell little stories through his LinkedIn 13:55 - How Richard deals with haters that comment on his posts 16:20 - Child abuse prevention through his program, My Body is My Body 18:30 - How people can get involved with the My Body is My Body program 31:15 - Why child abuse is hard to talk about in our society 36:45 - Why Richard started sharing on LinkedIn 43:45 - How Richard took his activity on LinkedIn and turned it into a nonprofit 45:05 - The purpose of Global Goodwill Ambassadors   47:45 - How Richard fills himself up after pouring so much into others 51:00 - The natural growth and high engagement of Richard’s LinkedIn account 54:20 - How Richard handles feeling overwhelmed 58:45 - Where to find Richard online   Mentioned in the Episode:   Richard’s Website - https://www.globalgoodwillambassadors.org/ My Body is My Body - https://www.globalgoodwillambassadors.org/my-body-is-my-body-initiative Richard’s Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-dipilla-foundergga/ Richard’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/global_goodwill_ambassadors/?hl=en Richard’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/RADiPilla Richard’s YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjktELdu-6Wajq9ylzTyD0g
Oct 25 2021
1 hr 1 min
#14: Creating Your Own Path with Jordan Harbinger
Jordan Harbinger is considered one of the founding fathers of podcasting. He is a former U.S. State Department employee and Wall Street attorney who speaks five languages. Jordan has spent several years abroad in places like Serbia, Panama, and the Middle East. He has worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, led several trips through North Korea, and been kidnapped—twice.   Today, he is the host of the historic Jordan Harbinger Show, which is a top show on Apple and Spotify, year after year. Jordan’s show was also awarded Apple’s Best & Most Downloaded New Show of 2018.  He’s been speaking to the world’s brightest minds, most successful athletes, and groundbreaking thought leaders for the last 15 years. So today, we’re going to flip the script and instead of Jordan being the interviewer, he’ll be the interviewee as Stephynie asks him about his biggest obstacles he faced in his life so far.  They’re talking about Jordan’s biggest overseas obstacles, his most treacherous travel tales and how he’s conquered the podcast industry from the bottom-up.    Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   02:33 - Jordan’s experience taking Westerners on tours through North Korea 05:59 - The most common misconceptions about North Korea 12:18 - Jordan’s two kidnapping experiences 16:40 - Jordan’s travel tips 21:05 - How Jordan knows five languages 25:09 - Jordan’s journey through law school  27:30 - Starting a business during a recession 30:44 - How Jordan improved how he hired people and leverage his own skills 34:50 - How Jordan started his podcast  37:30 - The biggest mistake Jordan made in his career  40:40 - How Jordan handles hard days and stays on top of his game 42:22 - Which people make the worst podcast guest?  49:21 - Jordan’s favorite podcast guests and favorite podcasts right now 53:38 - The hardest piece of advice Jordan wished he’d followed sooner  55:27 - Best piece of advice for new podcasters 58:14 - Where to find Jordan online   Mentioned in the Episode:   Jordan’s Website - https://frankshamrock.com/ Jordan’s Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanharbinger/ Jordan’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger Jordan’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger Jordan’s YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGLcx_fFZ3GlLXO5anHSm9w Jordan Harbinger Show podcast - https://www.jordanharbinger.com/podcasts/
Oct 18 2021
59 mins
#13: Fighting for the Life You Want with Frank Shamrock
How does someone go from prison to holding the world record for fastest knockout? Today Stephynie is sitting down with Frank “The Legend” Shamrock is a retired MMA fighter, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and philanthropist. He was the first person to ever hold the UFC Middleweight Championship and was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s. During his childhood, Frank was faced with emotional trauma when his step dad physically and emotionally abused him. His anger and pain led him down a dangerous road, becoming a ward of the State of California at the age of 12 and a prison inmate at 18.  Frank was able to turn that incredibly difficult obstacle into a hugely successful opportunity by becoming an undefeated UFC Champion and an absolute fighting legend!    Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   02:50 - Frank’s experience getting adopted at age 21 04:40 - Life at home and where Frank’s trouble making stemmed from 07:39 - Life at the Shamrock farm  09:26 - Becoming a fighter and where that passion for fighting came from 10:52 - What it was like in prison for Frank 14:51 - How Frank learned so much from failing and fear  20:50 - Fighting with Chuck Norris 25:03 - How Frank is able to calm down and refocus in the ring 27:02 - Ken and Bob as trainers  33:20 - Life for Frank as a single dad  43:43 - Frank’s fighter feet 46:41 - Frank’s favorite fight 48:51 - The one person Frank would’ve love to be in the octagon with 50:26 - The hardest lesson Frank has learned in the fighting world  55:00 - Where to find Frank online   Mentioned in the Episode:   Frank’s Website - https://frankshamrock.com/ Frank’s Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankshamrock?trk=author_mini-profile_title Frank’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/frankshamrock/ Frank’s Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/frankshamrock Frank’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/frankshamrock?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Frank’s YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/thefrankshamrock Frank’s Books -  Uncaged: https://frankshamrock.com/books Mixed Martial Arts for Dummies: https://frankshamrock.com/books
Oct 11 2021
55 mins
#12: Building Your Trojan Horse with Trevor Houston
Today on the show we’re talking with the host at the ‘Who Ya Know’ Job Networking Show, and a financial services professional with NY Life Securities, out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Trevor’s networking strategies & outside-the-box approach drive proven results. Featured in Forbes for his Job Search Trojan Horse Strategy; Trevor helps job seekers to get noticed, create opportunities & take control of the financial impact of job loss. His mission is to build a community of leaders & empower job seekers to find their passion. Trevor and Stephynie discuss how Trevor grew up and how that affected him throughout his entire life, what lessons he learned from his father and growing up in a difficult and diverse environment. They also discuss how Trevor formed his resiliency at a young age and where his compulsion to always be number one no matter what he was doing in life comes from. Trevor talks about his Trojan Horse strategy, and how you can stand out from the crowd, and push through the noise when it comes to building your network, or seeking a job!   Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   4:56 - What Kind of Trouble Was Trevor Getting Into as a Young Child? 9:58 - Where Did Trevor’s Anger Come From as a Child? 12:24 - Building Resiliency at a Young Age 16:09 - Where Trevor Was vs Now and How That Makes Him Feel 17:27 - Most Impactful Lesson Trevor’s Dad Taught Him 23:24 - Always Try to Add Value 25:06 - Getting Fired at 20 Years Old 29:48 - Becoming a Top Producer Selling Cars 37:09 - Being Obsessed with Being on Top 39:22 - What Was the Catalyst for Starting Trevor’s Show 47:11 - Are Networks and Relationships the Same Thing? 49:01 - Trevor’s Trojan Horse Strategy 55:13 - Does Trevor Parent the Same as His Dad? 56:29 - Trevor's Favorite Guest 59:40 - One Thing No One Asks Trevor 1:00:46 - Most Valuable or Hardest Skill That Someone Should Learn 1:04:58 - Where to Find Trevor Online   Mentioned in the Episode:   Trevor’s Website - https://whoyaknow.show/ Trevor’s Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/trevorhouston?trk=public_post_share-update_actor-text Trevor’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/trevorhouston77/ Trevor’s Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WhoYaKnow/ Trevor’s YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkv3OI28WMowelKKsZG1qcA Trevor’s Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1515779434
Oct 4 2021
1 hr 5 mins
#11: Pain Yourself to Motivate Yourself with Rob Moore
Today on the show we’re talking with entrepreneur, investor, author of 6 Amazon and Audible bestsellers, prolific podcaster, two-time public speaking world record holder, and founder of The Rob Moore Foundation, Rob Moore! Rob lives and loves entrepreneurship and property investing, he runs several businesses and is the host of two successful podcasts. He lives up to his brand and disrupts as an entrepreneur, with interests ranging from property development to public speaking and digital media. He is on a mission to change the way people think about business and aims to support people around the globe through the Rob Moore Foundation. Rob co-founded Progressive Property – the UK's leading property training company – and Unlimited Success with his business partner, before becoming the host of the wildly successful podcast “The Disruptive Entrepreneur” and now “The Money Podcast,” listened to in 192 countries worldwide. This has grown into a complete digital agency: Progressive Media. A self-made multi-millionaire by the age of 30, having risen to riches from being heavily in debt in his 20s, Rob has retired and un-retired countless times (one of his epic weaknesses), each time creating a new innovation, vision, book, or entire company. Through the Rob Moore Foundation, he provides an opportunity for under-privileged individuals, start-ups and small established businesses to gain valuable support, investment and mentorship from some of the best in the business. All his profits from his book Money go to the Foundation.   Social Media:   Reach out to Stephynie directly at: hello@smalikent.com Follow Stephynie on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephyniemalik/ Follow Stephynie on Clubhouse: @stephyniemalik Check out my website to learn more about my work: https://stephyniemalik.com/   Timestamps:   2:55 - Do, Ditch, Delegate 5:24 - Daily Robism 8:11 - How Robin Got £50,000 in Debt by 25 Years Old 11:23 - How Robin Grew Up 18:23 - Hindsight For Younger Robin 21:27 - Can You Teach a 25 Year Old Drive 23:59 - The One Piece of Advice For Young Entrepreneurs 27:10 - Not Giving Any Fluff to Anyone 29:39 - How is Robin’s Relationship with His Father? 36:32 - Robin’s Money Story 44:02 - What Motivated Rob to Keep Going? 47:02 - Justifying What You’re Doing with Your Life 47:44 - Is Robin Happy? 52:53 - Rob’s Foundation 57:11 - Number 1 Business Mistake That Early Funders Make 59:10 - Where Can You Find Rob Online?   Mentioned in the Episode:   Rob’s Website - https://robmoore.com/ Rob’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/robmooreprogressive/ Rob’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/robprogressive Rob’s YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLtKal0qTf3klDUr7JS_L9Q Rob’s Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robmooreprogressive The Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-disruptive-entrepreneur/id1076679649 The Money Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-money-podcast/id1358672174 Rob’s Books - https://robmoore.com/books/
Sep 27 2021
1 hr

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