Choices & Chances with Tesa Arcilla

Tesa Arcilla

Life is a series of choices, and I believe the quality of the life we live is only as good as the choices we make — big and small. My name is Tesa Arcilla, a former foreign correspondent and news presenter. In 'Choices & Chances', my goal is to explore life's choices, dig into how others have gone about making their decisions, and turn nuggets of wisdom from others' stories, as well as lessons from my own experiences, into ideas you can use. If you'd like to be inspired by others' stories, subscribe, join the mailing list and be part of the community.

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Episodes

Deborah Kan: from award-winning TV journo to founder of dementia research platform 'Being Patient' - Ep7
Jun 7 2024
Deborah Kan: from award-winning TV journo to founder of dementia research platform 'Being Patient' - Ep7
When then Wall Street Journal Executive Producer Deborah Kan's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, her journalistic instincts kicked in — she wanted to know everything there was to know about the disease. The problem was, she couldn't really find one resource that provided accurate, up-to-date information on long-term illness, as well as access to experts in the field. That's how 'Being Patient' came to be.Key inspirational food for thought:🏊  Taking the plunge: leaving a great career at The Wall Street Journal to become a startup media entrepreneur🤷 How do you know it's the right time to leave a secure job to follow a passion?🗝️ Entrepreneurial tips: the mindset of making a little go a long way; giving yourself time and space to build from the ground up; how to listen to the "angst" of the community in order to hone in on what problem people would like a solution to; how to deal with naysayers; why 'culture fit' is key to building a good team, and more🩺 Why getting a correct diagnosis is so important👩‍⚕️ Hearing from different voices: patients, carers, experts19:53 — Three things Being Patient tries to address 22:15 — "Society cages this disease as a disease of the dying, but it’s actually a disease of the living."27:42 — More on Lewy body dementia48:10 — Business lesson: "A lot of 'a littles' lead to A LOT. Focus on how to get that next increment, that next step."Thank you for listening! Follow us on social media and join the mailing list for more content.
Guy Paillard: honest take on men's mental health, what fulfilment means, advice for entrepreneurs & more - Ep3
May 3 2024
Guy Paillard: honest take on men's mental health, what fulfilment means, advice for entrepreneurs & more - Ep3
How do you achieve big ambitions and navigate a world that's still very much driven by image and judgement without sacrificing your mental health? In this episode, I catch up with an old friend of mine, Guy Paillard, who's an entrepreneur and men's mental health advocate, among other things. He speaks candidly about the state of men's mental health, the challenges we're still facing, and what it took for him to reverse course and regain his own mental and physical well-being. Guy is a go-getter, surrounded by intelligent and influential people in business. Having worked with some of the biggest luxury brands in the world as an entrepreneur, Guy shares valuable insights and lessons he's learned over decades. We also touch on the world of modelling, blended families, his new business venture and more.01:42: “Who am I?”03:32: Power of persistence06:00: Men’s mental health08:15: Educating children early about mental health14:50: Own up to yourself15:30: Learn whom to talk to; why talking to the wrong person could be harmful20:30: There's more conversation around mental health in recent years. Has judgement gone away when people show vulnerability?23:50: Guy’s new business venture31:35: Is society more accepting of blended families? Has society redefined what makes a family?33:30: The world of modelling and what he tells his kids38:40: Managing ‘celebritydom’42:50: Advice for entrepreneursThank you for listening! Follow us on social media and join the mailing list for more content.