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Author: Abigale Otchere

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the greatness in you. Career and confidence coach Abigale
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60 Episodes
MM74 – Best of 2018

MM74 – Best of 2018


Abigale reflects on her personal favourites of 2018. Click on the featured guest to hear their episode in FULL. Names of guests in order, as they are heard in the show. Lotte Davis One Girl Can Gregg Clunis Tiny Leaps Big Changes Larry Schuster Crafting The Art Of Storytelling Sekela Ngamilo When The Odds Are Charles Agbemashior Evoking A Beautiful Mind Onyi Anyado Your Greatness Compels You
An investor, Forex trader and coach, Raman Gill started investing in 2000. After getting introduced to the currency markets in 2009, Raman found her passion and fell in love with trading. Raman founded Trading with Venus in 2014 where she works with those new to trading helping them make better, more informed, decisions about trades so they can take consistent action to achieve their financial goals. She also works with successful female entrepreneurs, helping them with investing to accelerate their wealth creation and enable them to achieve financial security and freedom. Raman previously worked at TD Bank, one of the largest financial institution in North America, Raman held a variety of management roles with the TD, including managing a cross-border team. Most recently, she was a Portfolio Manager in Mergers & Acquisitions area, where her team was responsible for due diligence on deals ranging from $50MM to multiple billions of dollars in both US and Canada. Prior to working in finance and investments Raman owned an IT consulting business, for 10 years, which she subsequently sold. Raman has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems and MBA degrees from Cornell University in the US and Queens University in Canada. 3 Keys: – What you do not measure doesn’t grow, keep a close eye on your finances. – Think of yourself as buying a piece of a company and look for growth companies. – Stop thinking about your debts and shift your conversation to, ” I need to make this money how may I be able to do so?”   Resources Mentioned: Raman’s Recommended Personal Development Book Raman’s website Listen to Trading for Venus
Ruth Kudzi is a qualified coach, speaker and best selling author who works with new and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start and scale successful, profitable businesses in the service sector. She is committed to her own personal development and has a BA in Psychology & Management Studies, a MA in Psychology, a PGCE in Business & Economics and a PGCERT in Coaching alongside lots of other qualifications. She has worked with some of the worlds leading coaches to develop her own coaching style and build a business which generates over 6 figures in revenue. Her passion is empowering other women to start up and develop their dream businesses through a variety of programs. 3 Keys: –  Set positive goals for saving money. –  By identifying your language, fears and beliefs towards money. You can shift from scarcity to abundance thinking. –  You can change your money story and experience! Resources Mentioned: Ruth’s Recommended Personal Development Book Ruth’s website Join Rebel Collective
Gregg Clunis is an author, successful entrepreneur and the host of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes. In the last 2 years, Gregg has helped thousands of people create real change in their lives through his own podcast Tiny Leaps, Big Changes. Gregg grew his podcast from 0 to 100,000 downloads in just 6 weeks… 3 Key Points: – Any improvement you want to see in your life derives from applying tiny, consistent changes you make on a daily basis. – It can take up to 10,000 hours to develop mastery in an area. Stay committed to sharpening your skillset. – Just do it! Execution is key if you want to win at anything. Resources Mentioned: Gregg’s Recommended Personal Development Book Follow Gregg on Twitter Subscribe to Tiny Leaps Big Changes Podcast
Ellen Georgiou aka Brunette, songwriter & producer has dreamt about being a recording artist and songwriter since the age of 12. However, at the age of 17 that she met Guy Chambers, an established songwriter and producer best known for his work with Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and James Blunt. Ellen co wrote and produced with Guy Chambers ‘Under Surveillance’ which he later pitched to X-factor finalists and girl sensation, Little Mix. Ellen has since been invited to write for Syco, Simon Cowell’s label and Kylie Minogue! Elllen has shared the stage with UK artists, Krept & Konan and Melissa Steel at KoKo and caught the eye of platinum selling producers and songwriting duo Da Beat Freakz as her mentors. 3 Key Points: – Value every door of opportunity, big or small… – Your greatest form of publicity is word of mouth. – Your work ethic will determine the longevity of your career! Resources Mentioned: Connect with Ellen via Instagram Connect via Facebook Connect via Twitter
Lotte Davis is the Co-Founder of AG Hair, the only manufacturer of professional hair care products in Canada, with distribution to over 20,000 salons and beauty stores internationally. Lotte and her husband John Davis started AG Hair in 1989 in the basement of their North Vancouver home with a $5000 loan. Their hair care line, known for its integrity and meticulous selection of natural ingredients, has grown exponentially over the past 29 years and now employs over 100 people with projected sales of $35M this year. In 2008, she began building schools for girls in some of the poorest regions in Africa. By 2013, this initiative developed into the creation of her own NGO called One Girl Can, expanding the scope of the work she does in Africa to include scholarships for girls to secondary school and university, as well as a comprehensive mentoring and coaching program. Success for One Girl Can is realized only when these students begin to earn a living, and Lotte is personally invested in each girl to ensure she achieves this goal. Lotte is the 2016 winner of the YWCA Women of Distinction award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 3 Key Points: –  If a formula has worked before and achieved measurable results. Replicate it! –  Look for ways to constantly give back. There is nothing more rewarding than sharing and caring for others. –  Value and relish every opportunity. Resources Mentioned: Website Connect via Instagram Join Facebook One Girl Can Community
Veteran Businessman, Life Coach and Mastermind Founder, Aaron Walker continues to inspire countless entrepreneurs with his leadership skills and his transparent and authentic life. Aaron’s purpose in life is to mentor men to be better versions of themselves. Having more than 40 years of experience in more than a dozen start-ups equips him to lead with confidence. Aaron lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Robin of 38 years. Aaron is the author of View From The Top, Living a Life of Success and Significance. He shares practical insight and wisdom on how you, too, can find hope and inspiration. 3 Key Points: – You’re the subtotal of the five people you spend the most time with… Jim Rohn – Study yourself by taking inventory of the quality of your relationships, habits and weaknesses. – A mentor sees, know’s and has travelled the paths unknown to you. Their insights and wisdom will help you gain the leverage you need.  Resources Mentioned: – Aaron’s Recommended Personal Development Book – Join Aaron’s Mastermind Iron Sharpens Iron – Connect via Twitter – Aaron’s Personal Assessment
Larry Schuster is a speech coach based in Shanghai, China. He coaches speakers to give the best speech of their life. Not just a speech, but an experience. Larry also coaches startup CEOs on their investment pitches at Chinaccelerator, one of the world’s most successful startup incubators. And he is a TEDx coach and founder of The Storytelling Company. 3 Key Points: – When you’re feeling low or having a challenging time, use your imagination to see a day in your future life. Open yourself to experience vividly what it is like to live in a better day! Dig deep to imagine your future story! – Storytelling is an art and gets into the soul of people.  – Learn to be more present around people and actively listen. Resources Mentioned: Larry’s Recommended Personal Development Book Email Larry Connect via LinkedIn
3 Key Points: – Lavish people with sincere praise and encouragement. – Avoid being critical of others. Constant criticism leads people to become defensive and resentful towards you!  – When you meet people, greet them with excitement and enthusiasm. Become more interested in people.  Resources Mentioned: How To Win Friends And Influence People Book Share Your Story, Favourite Book
In this episode, I take you on a journey with me as I share my insights on 3 things aimed to help you develop more clarity, become clearer in your communication with others and how to craft the art of letting go. 3 Key Points: – Set your intentions! – Upgrade your language. The distance between where you are and what you want is the language you’re using orally, visually or in print – Keep emptying yourself by letting go daily of offenses, frustrations, disappointments of what didn’t work. Give yourself the powerful GIFT of forgiveness! Resources Mentioned: Free coaching session with Abigale!
Charles Agbemashior is a social entrepreneur with a passion for problem solving. He established WeGo Innovate as an ideas hub to encourage innovation among the youth. Out of that has come the JUNEOS Challenge – an experiment-based national science competition created to get schools, teachers and students thinking differently about how they teach and learn […]
Sekela Ngamilo is an ambitious student about to take up a place at the University of Oxford to study Jurisprudence (Law). A proactive individual, her interests stretch beyond academia, leading to her engaging in a variety of projects such as acting in two plays at Shakespeare’s Globe and reading Emmeline Pankhurst’s ‘Freedom or Death’ speech […]
Lori Charles is a qualified psychotherapist residing as a school counsellor within the United Kingdom. Lori strongly believes in equipping, educating and supporting her clients with the necessary tools to become more independent thus, emotionally aware to recognize the triggers in their lives and what necessary steps they need to take to recalibrate. 3 Key […]
Onyi Anyado is a multiple award-winning Global Leadership Speaker, Entrepreneur, Business Coach and Author. From his message of cutting-edge distinction, Onyi delivers workshops, talks & coaching sessions on educational, business & corporate platforms around the world training & coaching people how to become distinguished in their chosen field. 3 Key Points: – Even a genius […]
Carnisa Berry is an International Author, Inspirational Speaker, and Relationship Life Coach. Her company Berry Thoughtful Life Coaching focuses on helping clients to connect to who they are, so in return, they can connect to those around them. To date Carnisa has written and published books, Live Your Best Life: 5 Ways to Conquer Fear […]
Lekia Lee is on a mission to spread her message aimed at helping black women gain the confidence to rock their hair naturally, one billboard at a time! She launched the campaign #Afrovisibility, under her very own ‘Project Embrace’, which she founded after having her daughter Sirah. To date, Embrace Embrace have launched 72 billboards […]
Jacqueline Pirtle spent every day of 2017 devoted to her own happiness. She wrote every single day about the things she did to honour her joy and used those writings to create this 365-day step-by-step guide. Jacqueline’s passion for happiness shines through in all of her work as an accomplished mindfulness-happiness coach and author of […]
Caroline Wellingham is an accredited career coach looking to inspire, motivate and encourage women to achieve their career dreams, goals and ambitions. We originally spoke with Caroline first way back when Motivational Monday launched. Over a year later, she’s got more life experience to share, and a great message! 3 Key Points: – Pursuing what […]
Denise Bradford is a Whole Food Plant coach who specializes in helping parents transition to making healthier lifestyle habits. Denise is a registered nurse, with a honours degree in Mandarin and culture and a masters degree in International relations. She’s also a certified wellness coach, with a big heart in transforming the way families eat, […]
Gencia Alluora is the Founder of Soul Rich Women, South East Asia’s leading network for female entrepreneurs connecting 11,000 women across the region. Genecia was drawn to entrepreneurship in her mid 20’s following her time as Miss Singapore when she established Coffee Nowhere, a specialist cafe for coffee lovers which has grown into a renowned […]
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Gideon Makumi Junior

Awesome! Millie is Young but so inspiring! Her story is really encouraging. It is a story of hope and determination. Good job Abigale...

Nov 29th
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