Nina Ganguli's From Victim to Victory

Nina Ganguli

Stories of forgiveness, acceptance and overcoming the anger, shame and guilt of abuse. About your host:Nina Ganguli is author, speaker, coach and I CAN life leader; with over 20 years experience in corporate performance, results analysis and strategic leadership. She has the ability to take you from where you are now to where you want to be, through her personal coaching and online self development services.Website: www.ninaganguli.com Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter read less

I Didn't Even Know I Needed to Forgive
Nov 4 2022
I Didn't Even Know I Needed to Forgive
In this episode, I will be talking to Sangeeta Pillai.  I was honored earlier this year to be on her award-winning Masala podcast talking about my experience with abuse and being a South Asian woman not being born in India but born in brought up outside of the motherland so to speak and how that still impacts how we are brought up in a foreign country figuring out how we fit in.Sangeeta has personally experienced the damage that is done by taboos in our culture. She grew up in a slum in Mumbai. I was the first girl in my (very traditional) Keralan family to ever have a job. She had to fight for everything: from the right to cut my hair short to not having an arranged marriage like everyone else around me. Like so many other South Asian women, she grew up surrounded by shame and taboo. Particularly, shame around my body, my sexual self, periods….the list was exhausting.Her hope is that young South Asian girls can see the work we do and no longer feel that sense of shame or taboo that I felt growing up.Sangeeta created Soul Sutras to be a feminist platform,  where w South Asian womxn can express themselves openly, without shame or fear. Where she explores all sorts of cultural taboos from sex, sexuality, periods, menopause, mental health, shame, sexual harassment to…nipple hair! Soul Sutras is all about creating safe spaces for South Asian womxn to tell their stories, to express our pain and to connect with each other and explore our common cultural identity.Today, Soul Sutras ® is a successful platform for tackling taboos in South Asian culture. Their projects include:  Masala Podcast, silver winner at the British Podcasts Awards featuring interviews with fierce South Asian womxn about taboo topics  Masala Monologues series of writing workshops in the UK & the US as well as theatre shows  An anthology of essays and stories written by fabulous South Asian womxn  Panel discussions and talks around South Asian feminism  Interviews on BBC Asian Radio about female sexuality in South Asian culture. You can connect with Sangeeta on: Instagram @Soulsutras  Or on her website at: www.soulsutras.co.ukWant to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram
Don't Look Back!
Aug 30 2022
Don't Look Back!
In this episode,  I am speaking with an incredible woman, Maria Diaz!  Maria believes that once the work of forgiveness has been done, there is no point in looking back.   Join us as we discuss Maria's journey and listen out for a special surprise guest!Maria Diaz has been an entrepreneur for the past 18 years. She is the founder of Your Orgasmic Life. Through her coaching programs, she guides men and women to ground into their sexual self-expression and embrace living an orgasmic life. She had a major life shift through her journey with breast cancer in 2014 that gave her access to her transformation.  Shifting from self-doubt, self-sabotage, unworthiness, lack of leadership, and a toxic relationship into designing a life full of joy, love, fulfillment, playfulness, fun, adventure, and authenticity. Living unapologetically from her core values with love, freedom, and courage as her foundation. Her mission is to unleash others in their sexuality, sensuality, and intimacy as they release shame and what stops them from developing a juicy, loving, and blissful relationship with themselves and others with love, compassion, vulnerability, integrity, and open communication as its foundation. Contact Maria here: IG: @yourorgasmiclifeFacebook: Maria DiazWant to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram
I Made it All Up!
Jul 26 2022
I Made it All Up!
Welcome to Season 2!On this episode I will be speaking with the incredible Unstoppable Tracy!   Tracy and I grew up together during the most impactful years of our life, high school!  Over the years we've had many conversations but nothing like the one we have here.  Join us as we reminisce of days gone by and also get vulnerable about forgiveness and the freedom it has given Tracy.As an award winning Leader in business and in sport she is now earned the title #1 International Speaker,  honoured Humanitarian, authority disruptor in crisis, decorated Athlete, expert who disarms limiting beliefs and delivers the Lim[b]itless Secret! Now she adds best selling author to her long list of amazing accomplishments. Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul endorsed her book ‘Unstoppable YOU; Exceed Uncertainty, Embrace Possibilities, Earn Independence’. Oh, did I mention she was born a 4-way amputee?You can find Tracy on all social media outlets @unstoppabletracywww.unstoppabletracy.com If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast, please email: v2vpodcast@gmail.comIf you'd like to contact the host, please email: info@ninaganguli.comwww.ninaganguli.comIf you'd like more information about the FEEL.DEAL.HEAL Women's Healing Circle happening Oct 22 &23, 2022, please email:  feeldealheal2022@gmail.comWant to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram
Open Your Heart and Set Yourself Free!
Apr 20 2022
Open Your Heart and Set Yourself Free!
On this episode I will be speaking with Lisa Taylor!Listen in as we have a heart to heart about what it take to forgive and what we gain when we do!After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s Degreein English and History, Lisa found a love in building businesses. Shestarted with Adapt Ability, moved on to Canstem Leasing a division ofRoy Foss Motors, and eventually into the wonderful world of sales.2005 as a sales representative for a bulk raw material and ingredientsupplier in the Nutraceutical industry, Lisa lead the Sales andMarketing Division, and eventually moved into formulating and launchingseveral new retail weight loss supplements under Health Canada naturalproduct regulations.In 2008, Lisa moved into the recession proof industry of Heating and AirConditioning for Naylor Group and then moving onto Black & McDonald. Adecade in this space provided her professional business developmenttraining where she learned with the best sales leaders in consultativeselling, and excelled in the industry.In 2016 Lisa moved into the entrepreneurial space, and launched a Health& Wellness business representing a sexy E-commerce Live Clean brand.Here she was able to combine the nutraceutical industry with her salessuccess to ascend to the top ranks of her company while building acommunity of loyal customers and a team of successful peers along theway.2017 Lisa left the Corporate world and began to build the Durham RegionChapter of H.U.B Inc. After 3 years of growing this chapter into a hugecommunity of like minded entrepreneurs, she left to put the focus neededduring the Pandemic to develop a much needed program that would overcomethe shame and judgement she discovered to inhabit the weight lossproducts and marketing space.In 2021, Lisa launched the Clear Body System a weight loss programintended to help make weight loss healthy, simple and sustainable forwomen around the world.Contact Lisa here:Website: www.clearbodysystem.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisa_taylor_ellet/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.taylor.3152130LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisataylorellet/Phone: 905-439-4009Want to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram
Forgive Them For They Know Not What They Do!
Apr 13 2022
Forgive Them For They Know Not What They Do!
On this episode I will be interviewing Shirin Ariff!Tune in as Shirin takes you into the drama filled story of her life!  Her story reads like a Bollywood Movie with so many twists and turns and yet she found her freedom through the gift of forgiveness.Shirin is an Award-Winning Inspirational Speaker with over 3 million global views of her viral videos, an Award Winning 5x International Best-Selling Author, a Resilience Coach and a proud mother of 4 beautiful children. Lovingly called “The Gentle Force”, Shirin offers transformative education to people feeling stuck in their lives, through her “Be Your Own North Star” Programs. She has been there, done that. Her own story of dramatic ups and downs and her remarkable journey of resilience which involved coming to Canada, enduring a dysfunctional marriage, struggling with facial paralysis and surviving cancer, inspires others with wisdom and strength.  Shirin is the President of IWB Brampton Chapter and a Founding Member of Immigrant Women in Business, an organization dedicated to helping immigrant women from diverse backgrounds succeed as entrepreneurs. Shirin’s life-story of resilience has been translated into “Dream Big”- an award-winning Documentary film by Ethnic Channel Group.  Shirin has been nominated for Universal Women’s Network, Woman of Inspiration Award 2021 and the Eminence Award 2021 at the Toronto Women’s Expo. Awards: Woman of Purpose - International Women Achievers Award 2020. The Spiritual Writer Halo Award 2020 Literary Titan Gold Award 2020  Guinness Book of World Records 2020The Book Excellence Award 2021Contact Shirin here:https://linktr.ee/shirinariffemail: shirinariff@hotmail.com  Want to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram
It's Been a Bumpy Ride!
Mar 30 2022
It's Been a Bumpy Ride!
In this episode I'll speaking  with Amber Howard!Listen in as she shares about her journey of forgiveness through generational trauma and abuse.Amber Howard is an International Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, NLP Certified Coach, Instructor, and Speaker—working with people where they’re at and taking them to where they want to go.  Amber’s business acumen and mastery in change management have placed her at the forefront of the consulting industry, transforming organizations through sustainable growth. Amber’s unique approach empowers her clients to implement systems that lead them to fulfill their goals and create solutions that drive expanded results in both their professional and personal lives. Her ongoing commitment to bringing community, connection, and belonging to the world inspires Amber to be a true partner to people and organizations and provide her leadership all the way to the finish line and beyond. Through community, connection, and belonging—everything is possible.You can connect with Amber here:Website: www.amberhowardinc.comInstagram: www.instagram.com/amberhowardincFacebook: www.facebook.com/amberhowardincEmail: info@amberhowardinc.comWant to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram
Lesson Learned!
Mar 9 2022
Lesson Learned!
WARNING: The following episode contains disturbing content. Listeners discretion advised.This episode is the final part of a 3 part series with Medea Kalantar.  Listen in as Medea continues to share her story full of drama, laughter, WTF moments and her Lessons Learned!Medea is a Reiki Master, Intuitive Healer, Spiritual Teacher, a Guinness World Record Holder and a Multi-Award-Winning Best Selling Author of a children’s book series titled Honeycake.Medea is a gifted intuitive healer who calls on the power of Reiki energy and shamanic healing wisdom to guide her. She is spiritually grounded and dedicates her life to this work in hopes of lighting up the world one person and, one experience at a time. She has personally experienced the shifts this personal work creates and is compelled to share it. Medea is also a teacher and offers to share her learnings to others who show commitment and who feel called to explore their gifts and their offerings – whatever they may be.Inspired to write these books when she learned she would become a grandmother, Kalantar’s stories are based on her own family, whose members come from many ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe—just like the spices in a honey cake. That is why she calls her grandchildren her little Honeycakes.With all the negativity in the world today, Kalantar’s series is a much-needed glimmer of hope and positivity. The Honeycake series teaches valuable life lessons, giving children the tools to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives. The Honeycake books teach children about diversity, kindness, mindfulness, trust, and gratitude. This series will enlighten, empower, educate, and entertain children for generations to come.“No matter where we come from or what colour our skin is, we are all one race ... the human race. We are all one!” ~ Medea KalantarYou can follow Medea on: IG @reikibymedeaTwitter: @honeycakebooksLinkedIn : @medeakalantarWebsite: www.reikibymedea.comWebsite: www.honeycakebooks.comWant to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram
Seriously WTF!
Mar 2 2022
Seriously WTF!
WARNING: The following episode contains disturbing content. Listeners discretion advised.This episode is the 2nd of a 3 part series with Medea Kalantar.  Listen in as Medea continue to share her story full of drama, laughter and WTF moments!Medea is a Reiki Master, Intuitive Healer, Spiritual Teacher, a Guinness World Record Holder and a Multi-Award-Winning Best Selling Author of a children’s book series titled Honeycake.Medea is a gifted intuitive healer who calls on the power of Reiki energy and shamanic healing wisdom to guide her. She is spiritually grounded and dedicates her life to this work in hopes of lighting up the world one person and, one experience at a time. She has personally experienced the shifts this personal work creates and is compelled to share it. Medea is also a teacher and offers to share her learnings to others who show commitment and who feel called to explore their gifts and their offerings – whatever they may be.Inspired to write these books when she learned she would become a grandmother, Kalantar’s stories are based on her own family, whose members come from many ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe—just like the spices in a honey cake. That is why she calls her grandchildren her little Honeycakes.With all the negativity in the world today, Kalantar’s series is a much-needed glimmer of hope and positivity. The Honeycake series teaches valuable life lessons, giving children the tools to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives. The Honeycake books teach children about diversity, kindness, mindfulness, trust, and gratitude. This series will enlighten, empower, educate, and entertain children for generations to come.“No matter where we come from or what colour our skin is, we are all one race ... the human race. We are all one!” ~ Medea KalantarYou can follow Medea on: IG @reikibymedeaTwitter: @honeycakebooksLinkedIn : @medeakalantarWebsite: www.reikibymedea.comWebsite: www.honeycakebooks.comWant to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram
F U GOD!
Feb 23 2022
F U GOD!
WARNING: The following episode contains disturbing content. Listeners discretion advised.This episode begins a 3 part series with Medea KalantarMedea is a Reiki Master, Intuitive Healer, Spiritual Teacher, a Guinness World Record Holder and a Multi-Award-Winning Best Selling Author of a children’s book series titled Honeycake.Medea is a gifted intuitive healer who calls on the power of Reiki energy and shamanic healing wisdom to guide her. She is spiritually grounded and dedicates her life to this work in hopes of lighting up the world one person and, one experience at a time. She has personally experienced the shifts this personal work creates and is compelled to share it. Medea is also a teacher and offers to share her learnings to others who show commitment and who feel called to explore their gifts and their offerings – whatever they may be.Inspired to write these books when she learned she would become a grandmother, Kalantar’s stories are based on her own family, whose members come from many ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe—just like the spices in a honey cake. That is why she calls her grandchildren her little Honeycakes.With all the negativity in the world today, Kalantar’s series is a much-needed glimmer of hope and positivity. The Honeycake series teaches valuable life lessons, giving children the tools to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives. The Honeycake books teach children about diversity, kindness, mindfulness, trust, and gratitude. This series will enlighten, empower, educate, and entertain children for generations to come.“No matter where we come from or what colour our skin is, we are all one race ... the human race. We are all one!” ~ Medea KalantarYou can follow Medea on: IG @reikibymedeaTwitter: @honeycakebooksLinkedIn : @medeakalantarWebsite: www.reikibymedea.comWebsite: www.honeycakebooks.comWant to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram
Everyone Has Access to Forgiveness!
Feb 9 2022
Everyone Has Access to Forgiveness!
In this episode I am speaking with Kristine Verendia.Kristine shares about what it takes to forgive.  Having experienced sexual abuse over the first nineteen years of her life, she realized that she was living life on autopilot.  After the breakdown of her first marriage and hitting rock bottom, Kristine embarked on her journey of forgiveness.Kristine's 17 years experience in advertising, marketing & promotions spans multiple industries across North America. Having strategized, led and developed successful marketing and promotional campaigns for Fortune 500 clients, her ability to inject strategic, creative and organized insight into projects has been recognized as playing a major key success to companies and their bottom lines. In 2010, Kristine founded Soul Speak, an organization dedicated to creating a community for survivors of sexual abuse. The group meets regularly in Toronto, and is open to both males and females. Soul Speak's mission is to expand to other communities and cities across Canada. She is currently a Senior Brand Specialist with Promotional Source, one of Canada's leading promotional product companies. She's also working alongside her sister Katherine Leroux to launch a podcast called Future Filipina in February, with an aim to create authentic conversations about life, love and family from the lens of being Canadian Filipina women. You can connect with Kristine on Facebook , LinkedIn or InstagramWant to be on the show? Email us at:fromv2vpodcast@gmail.comLike what you heard? Please leave a review on apple podcasts and follow us on Spotify!Let's connect on social @fromvictimtovictorypodcastMore about our host Nina Ganguli at www.ninaganguli.com you can also find her on Facebook and Instagram