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My 2 Cents Podcast

My 2 Cents Podcast

By Rahim Gulamali
This podcast is created by business leaders and executives, for business leaders and executives. Listen to your peers, executive coaches and mentors whilst we talk about today´s challenges when running a business, implementing change, and elevating your organisation to adopt and success in their imperatives. We will have fun along the way. Uncensored.
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S1/EP10 Build a better team dynamic by defining your value proposition with Gabriel Colombo, CEO at Traktor and Rahim Gulamali, Founder At DnA

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S1/EP12 Sundaraj Balakrishnan and Rahim Gulamali talk about the Impact of Changing Customer Behaviour on the supply chain industry!
Sundaraj Balakrishnan and Rahim Gulamali talk about the Impact of Changing Customer Behaviour on the supply chain industry! I´m honoured to have Sundaraj Balakrishnan as co-host of My Two Cents Podcast. We discuss the Impact of Changing Customer Behaviour to the supply chain. Listen in and learn from one of the leading APAC Supply Chain Executives share his two cents on what’s happening in this space. About Sundaraj: Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in Cold Chain logistics and supply chain. Skilled in Operations Management, Freight, Strategic Sourcing, Warehouse Operations, and Management. Strong business development professional with a Bachelors in Business focused in Finance and Economics from Curtin University of Technology. Sundaraj consults organizations with optimizing their supply chain strategy with a core focus on perishables. He shares his extensive experience and track record in optimizing supply chain strategies for organizations like McDonald's. About Rahim Gulamali Rahim is a creative transformative mentor at DnA. He has worked in Sr. Leadership and Executive positions across the EU, US and APAC region. Now he focuses on mentoring businesses in building out engaging transformational journeys, building tribes, and reinvigorating programs to success. His vast experience, combined with inexhaustive energy and a passion for ensuring organisations achieve sustainable results, enables organisations to derive real and tangible benefits for the long term. Connect with us? Sundaraj Balakrishnan LinkedIn: Rahim Gulamali LinkedIn DnA Exec. network Share your story? Do you want to share your story or your expertise? We are happy to explore topics with you. Book a time with us via, or visit our Executive network page via
May 7, 2021
S1/EP11 Tom Carnewal and Rahim Gulamali explore why digital transformations fail!
I´m honoured to have my friend and Digital Transformation Director Tom Carnewal as co-host of My Two Cents Podcast. We discuss why Digital Transformations fail to succeed and touch on a great use case from Decathlon. Listen in and learn how the impact of a transformation mindset across your organisation, and the journey to transform from a Command and Control to Trust and Empowered organisation empowers success!   About Tom Carnewal: Tom has over 20 year’s experience in digital transformations in both start-ups as established organisations. Thanks to his broad experience with running over 125 projects bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Besides that, Tom´s brings a unique dynamic to his engagements. Tom currently works as Director Digital Transformation at Altares in France and at the same time, is a speaker, mentor, and highly experienced transformation lead at Carnewal Consult.   About Rahim Gulamali:  Rahim is a creative transformative mentor at DnA. He has worked in Sr. Leadership and Executive positions across the EU, US and APAC region. Now he focuses on mentoring businesses in building out engaging transformational journeys, building tribes, and reinvigorating programs to success. His vast experience, combined with inexhaustive energy and a passion for ensuring organisations achieve sustainable results, enables organisations to derive real and tangible benefits for the long term.    Want to connect with us?  Tom Carnewal LinkedIn: Carnewal Consult   Rahim Gulamali LinkedIn DnA Exec. network  Share your story?  Our aim is to inspire business leaders and executives, and connect them with the right expertise when they need it. Do you want to share your story or your expertise? We are happy to explore topics with you.  Book a suitable time with us via DnA Scheduler or visit our Executive network page!
May 6, 2021
S1/EP10 Build a better team dynamic by defining your value proposition with Gabriel Colombo, CEO at Traktor and Rahim Gulamali, Founder At DnA
This week Rahim Gulamali and Garbiel Colombo explore methods to improve team dynamics.  About Gabriel: Gabriel is CEO at Traktor Traçāo Digital, and an outstanding executive focussed on purposeful leadership. He is well appreciated by his team and build creative dynamics to enable organisations to grow. It´s a delight to have him as co-host of this episode of My Two Cents About Traktor: Performance Marketing Strategies with a strong focus on PPC / SEM but, unlike a traditional agency, their value proposition is based on an understanding of your business that is translated into a sizing strategy that allows us to offer a flat fee and do better than most. Connect with Gabriel via LinkedIn  Learn more about Traktor  If you have something to share, connect with Rahim Gulamali via LinkedIn or visit our website https.// I love to explore topics with you.
May 4, 2021
S1/EP9 Adriaan Kom, Chief Commercial Officer at Visma OnGuard shares his two cents on the trends and challenges in fintech!
This weeks session is co-hosted with Adriaan Kom, Chief Commercial Officer at Visma Onguard. We discuss what's hot in the fintech space and discuss some of the insights from the FinTech Barometer, which will be published soon. We also take a little look back at how Adriaan was able to put a long-lasting mark on my new car :)!  We trust you will enjoy this edition of My Two Cents! About Adriaan: An experienced business leader with over 10 years of international experience in the information technology industry focused on business-to-business. He is continuously looking to grow our business by expanding valuable business partnerships, technology partners and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). Now he leads the commercial organisation that consists out of pre-sales, business development, partnership, new logo and account and account management. He has vast experience working for US stock listed, private equity-owned and privately funded organizations About Visma OnGuard In a rapidly changing world, the keys to business success are automation, digital transformation and improving customer experience. Championing such innovation, Visma | Onguard has evolved from 25+ years of experience in being a specialist in credit management software to being a market leader in cutting-edge software solutions for the entire order-to-cash chain. If you like to connect with me, have a story to share, or want to be connected to other peers! Feel free to send me a connection request via LinkedIn, or book a suitable time via my online scheduler! I trust you will enjoy this recording.  Rahim Gulamali Co-Founder DnA, Podcast Host, Peer to Peer networking, Masterminds and Executive Business Mentor Email me, visit our Website, or view the video via YouTube
April 29, 2021
S1/EP8 Expert Talk: Why life Sciences organisations need to look at diversification of the supply chain with Saurabh Gurnurkar?
This week my guest is Saurabh Gurnurkar, Executive Director at UQUIFA!  Saurabh explains the dynamics within Life Sciences where Regulatory, Operational and Environmental Risk are influencing the way the Life Sciences Industry continuously need to innovate, optimise and diversify their supply chain. Supply Chain diversification is a hot topic in many sectors. Our regulators throughout the EU are expressing their concerns on our dependability and looking to promote more domestication. Saurabh´s expertise in this area is immaculate and we are honoured to have him speak and share his ¨My two Cents¨! About Saurabh Gurnurkar: Saurabh is the Executive Director at UQUIFA Group - executing business turnarounds, creating value through tactical M&A, in addition to enhancing customer satisfaction are his key objectives. With an immaculate track record and as you will hear during this podcast, experience and insights, he is a real dynamic executive.  9+ years of experience in Investment Management, prior to assuming roles in UQUIFA in 2013. Holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and, an MBA in Finance & International Business. Previously associated with firms such as Prudential Financial, Credit Suisse and Kotak Mahindra Group. About UQUIFA: With 80 years of experience, UQUIFA’S business model is based on a combination of a quality manufacturing platform and a track record of service and reliability. UQUIFA is a manufacturer of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and intermediates for the pharmaceutical and animal health industries globally. The Company has 3 manufacturing sites (2 in Spain and 1 in Mexico) with strict adherence to all regulatory norms. These sites operate under cGMP conditions and have been inspected and approved by leading global pharmaceutical companies and regulatory authorities. Soneas, based in Hungary is also a part of the UQUIFA Group since 2018; it adds significant development and manufacturing capability through its 3 locations across R+D, small and large scale manufacture. Thank you, Saurabh for sharing your expertise in this area! Connect with us via Saurabh Gurnurkar LinkedIn Page click here; Learn more about UQUIFA Listen to more podcasts, or choose the channel you prefer by visiting our AnchorFM page Looking for more insights, or want to see the video, subscribe to our Youtube Channel Subscribe to our newsletter via our website Connect with your host Rahim Gulamali  MY TWO CENTS PODCAST IS HOSTED BY WWW.DUCHAINASSOCIATES.COM. 
April 23, 2021
S1/EP7: The inspiring story from Scientist to Innovative Executive with Gemma Casadevall, CEO NutraResearch
In this episode of My Two Cents, I Interview Gemma Casadevall. I am very inspired by her journey from Scientist to CEO. Her innovative mindset and the experiences she shares are great inspiration for many.    About Gemma:  Gemma Casadevall, PhD., is nowadays CEO at Nutrareseach and Nutra Procés. Overseeing executive operations for both companies in Spain. With more than 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, her career has focused on the formulation, drug delivery and development: she held several C-Suite and senior director positions at Medichem (Spain, Malta &China), Salvat (Spain), Esteve (Spain), Johnson and Johnson (USA) and Ferrer (Spain).  We discuss the journey, touch a. bit on diversity and inclusion, but mostly focus on what it takes to become a CEO. But also we look at what it will mean for you to step up the corporate ladder. Mindset, Motivation, Humility and being humble are a few traits we explored. But also the expertise she brings to the organisation in the area of science, makes her a hands-on executive.    Subscribe: Listen to the podcast. Subscribe to our channel for more inspirational and executive insights. If you have something to share and want to be part of our podcasts, we are happy to discuss topics
April 15, 2021
S1/EP6: How to become an influencer as individual contributor with Paul Turner and Rahim Gulamali
New episode: Paul Turner explains his JOURNEY TO BECOMING AN INFLUENCER ON LINKEDIN through videos and podcasts, and how this contributes to the SUCCESS OF HIS ENGAGEMENTS with clients and partners!   Putting yourself out there is never easy.  Am I good enough?  What will people think of me?  What will I get out of this?  Should I put myself out there? That fear of failure may be blocking you from sharing your niche online. In this week's Podcast, we talk about Pauls Journey, and subsequently what this brought him.  About Paul: As a former Executive, Paul now works as VP of Strategic Accounts at Vonage. Through Podcasts, he is sharing indispensable insights for executives and people in the contact centre world. Thanks to his podcasts he was ranked in the top 100 LinkedIn Sales Influencers of 2020.   Paul Turner LinkedIn profile Paul Turner YouTube Channel Paul Turners Book tip: They Ask, You Answer Duchain & Associates - Business Growth Network 
March 17, 2021
S1/EP5: How to build a strong collaboration with your outsourcing partner with Quincy Verkolf and Rahim Gulamali
Collaboration is the basis for a strong partnership. Yet, many organizations struggle with achieving that optimized partnership with their outsourced team members. This week I talk to Quincy Verkolf (Founder at to crack the code and understand his two cents on this topic. Trust me, you´ll like it:). Do you feel your outsourcing partner is your supplier? Do you feel you are getting the most out of the Service Levels? Do you feel the service levels are helping with optimizing the performance? Do you see room for improvement in the collaboration? Do you feel that you are getting what you really want? If any of the above situations speaks to your imagination, then listen to this week's podcast.  Interested in talking to one of your peers on this or another topic?  Contact us so we can bring you into contact and get the insights you need to make an informed decision! View the full video on YouTube, Subscribe to our channel, or visit our website!
March 10, 2021
S1: EP4 How to Be(come) a 50-Year-Old Startup with Paco Briseno and Rahim Gulamali
This week we have another episode of the DnA My Two Cents Podcast, with Paco Briseno and Rahim Gulamali. Disruption happens all around us. Transforming your organisation into a disruption machine is no sinecure. Especially when you are a settled organisation with strong processes and heavily designed to deliver the end to end customer experience.  Paco and Rahim talk about what is need to create that innovative mindset. That forward-leaning way of thinking and executing in abundance. Listen to this week's podcast where Paco shares his two cents. Learn more about our solutions via Have a topic you want to share, don´t hesitate to contact me. We are here to add value and help organisations transform their organisations and achieve the benefits you envision!
March 1, 2021
S1/EP3: Cracking the code on how to build a culture of innovation with Friska Wirya and Rahim Gulamali
SHOW LESSThis week I talk to Friska Wirya. We look at ways to crack the code to build that innovative culture within organisations. What is needed on the process, people and organisational level, and how to elevate celebrate ¨Friday F%CK&PS¨. Yes, you heard us right. Innovation is about learning from failures. It´s about trust and a lot more.    Join us. If there are topics regarding transformation, change, leadership or people development you like to learn more about, DM us.   Interested in learning more about Friska, check out her profile on
February 22, 2021
S1/EP2: Downsizing on a Double Bubble with Kim Adele & Rahim Gulamali
This week we talk you through some useful tool to help you navigate better through Downsizing, reengineering and redesign. Let us start with some insights: Almost 50% of executives in the US, expect to invest more in 2021 whilst in the EU only 16% expect to be able to invest. Most executives expect to be reengineering and will critically need to look at the skillset of their people. Unemployment rates in the EU are stable, we have fewer bankruptcies. The support our Governments put in place seems to help. At the same time, there is a lot of talk about Zombie companies. Companies who will not survive when the support stops. For you as a leader, these are challenging times. For your people, difficult times may be the result of your restructuring. The question then is, How Do I Downsize On A Double Bubble? This week my guest is Kim Adele. Kim is a former Executive/Boardmember, an internationally bestselling author, keynote speaker, and master coach in the area of cultural change AND motivation. She has led teams with empathy and trust throughout her career and now coaches executives and business leaders in Cultural Change. In this episode, Kim shares insights into the triggers and subsequent tools you as a leader possess to manage your organisation through reengineering. If you want to learn more about Kim. Visit her personal page  and check out her speakers bio at DnA  
February 15, 2021
S1/EP1: Navigating Uncertainty with Sally Anderson and Rahim Gulamali
S1/EP1. NEW EPISODE - NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTY with Sally Anderson - Leadership Coach To The Influencers and Rahim Gulamali. Uncertainty can be difficult, especially when it continues over a longer-term. Did you know that: ▶️60% of employees do not talk about mental health in the workplace ▶️69% of leaders found it THE MOST challenging experience of their career ▶️62% of leaders putting people into furlough ▶️52% at times doubting their ability to lead ▶️58% found leading virtually challenging ▶️56% responded that the pandemic has harmed their mental health ▶️74% believe this experience has had them question their own leadership style This week we talk about the challenges, give insights in how to identify them within yourself and your team, and highlight some great solutions for you to overcome and empower! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST, SHARE WITH PEOPLE YOU THINK WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS, SUPPORT US SO WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP ADDING VALUE. #leadershipdevelopmenet #mentalhealth #teamempowerment #people #empoweredculture #linkedinfamily #influenceothers #valuesbasedleadership DnA - The Business Growth Solutions Network! Learn more about Sally via
February 5, 2021