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The MindTales Collective

The MindTales Collective

By Mindtales

The MindTales Collective Podcast invites mental-health advocates across industries worldwide for a bite-sized deep-dive into health affairs. We want to share the personal stories of leaders within our community to give you the essential insights to strengthen your personal development!

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Leading Organisations With Mindfulness, Intention and Clarity | with Tai Broach
Leading Organisations With Mindfulness, Intention and Clarity | with Tai Broach
Dr. Tai Broach holds a dual-PhD in Organisational Psychology and Clinical Psychology. She's presently an Associate Professor of Practice at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and an organisational effectiveness consultant! Dr. Broach has worn many hats throughout her career, from organisational development consultant, executive coach, and behavioral interventionist to program designer, trainer and educator. What do we chat about? 📣 What is dysfunction? Why does it matter in the workplace? 📣 Respecting individuality and building team harmony 📣 Workplaces leveraging communication to create belonging 📣 Effective leadership and emotionally intelligent leaders --- FOLLOW MINDTALES Website Email: social@mindtales.me Instagram TikTok Podcast
26:47
May 15, 2021
Community-Building, Coaching and Mindful Innovation | with Shamim Chowdhury and Zaheer Nasser
Community-Building, Coaching and Mindful Innovation | with Shamim Chowdhury and Zaheer Nasser
This entrepreneurial duo combined their specialities in healthtech and fintech to build Let’s Rise, which brings together networks of educators, entrepreneurs, parents, innovators and other community leaders to celebrate their achievements, build up their mentorship and coaching skills and work towards personal transformation!  📣Challenges and inaccessibility of conventional coaching 📣The trajectory of mentored vs non-mentored startups 📣Mindful entrepreneurship and community-building 📣Sustainable transformation through coaching with LetsRise --- FOLLOW MINDTALES Website Email: social@mindtales.me Instagram TikTok Podcast
28:27
May 08, 2021
S1 E20 Fodhil Benturquia: Mental Health & High Performance As An Entrepreneur
S1 E20 Fodhil Benturquia: Mental Health & High Performance As An Entrepreneur
Fodhil Benturquia is a serial entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in the digital innovation space in MENA. He's the Founding CEO of Okadoc, the region’s first instant online booking platform that seamlessly connects healthcare providers and doctors with their patients! 📣 Managing overwhelm when embarking on new and uncertain ventures 📣 Letting go of control and building trust for greater governance at your start-up 📣 Leveraging a board of advisors to build a strong support system 📣 Establishing a healthy work and team culture that prioritises mental health --- Keep up with Okadoc  Website  --- FOLLOW MINDTALES Website Email: social@mindtales.me Instagram TikTok  Podcast
28:39
May 01, 2021
S1 E19 Aakanksha Tangri: Leading Through ReSet: A Digital Inclusive, Safe Space
S1 E19 Aakanksha Tangri: Leading Through ReSet: A Digital Inclusive, Safe Space
Aakanksha Tangri founded Re:Set, a unique, digital platform that brings together communities in inclusive, safe spaces to destigmatise and normalise conversations about mental health, education, inclusion, parenting, gender-based challenges and more! 📣 Destigmatisation of mental health, education, inclusion and gender-based challenges 📣 Building safe and inclusive digital spaces for connection, reflection and community-building 📣 Introversion as an advantage in leadership and innovation 📣 Moving from education and awareness-raising to action and empowerment --- Keep up with Re:Set Website  Instagram --- FOLLOW MINDTALES Website: https://mindtales.me Email: social@mindtales.me Instagram: @mindtalesofficial TikTok: @mindtalesofficialuae Podcast: anchor.fm/mindtales
26:09
April 24, 2021
S1 E18 Nur Sevencan: Technoparks and Turkey's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
S1 E18 Nur Sevencan: Technoparks and Turkey's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Nur is an entrepreneurship and incubation specialist with Yildiz Teknopark Entrepreneurship Center based in Istanbul. She supports startups by coaching them through development and matching them with investors and mentors.  📣 What are technoparks? Based within Yildiz Teknopark, how did Yildiz Incubation Center grow to be the largest one in Turkey?  📣 Why are entrepreneurial university models successful and how do they build a larger thriving startup ecosystem?  📣 What is the future of Turkey's startup environment? What are it's main challenges?  📣 How can startup founders and entrepreneurs boost their mental health during uncertain times?  --- YILDIZ INCUBATION CENTER LinkedIn  Twitter  Instagram  --- FOLLOW MINDTALES Website: https://mindtales.me Email: social@mindtales.me Instagram: @mindtalesofficial TikTok: @mindtalesofficialuae Podcast: anchor.fm/mindtales
28:31
April 17, 2021
S1 E17 Justin Thomas: Culture Counts: Social and Cultural Influences on Mental Health
S1 E17 Justin Thomas: Culture Counts: Social and Cultural Influences on Mental Health
Dr. Justin Thomas is a psychology Professor and the Head of the Research Cluster for Culture Cognition and Wellbeing at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. This research cluster focuses on exploring the interface between culture, society and mental health. Join us for an insightful chat as Justin shares his thoughts on how unique, community-based factors influence the way we interact with and perceive our mental health. We discuss how to honour experiences of wellbeing by bringing awareness to these concepts in culturally-informed and individualised ways.  📣 What are the objectives of the Research Cluster for Culture Cognition and Wellbeing at Zayed University?  📣 How do social and cultural factors impact recovery rates for psychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia? How does this differ in surprising ways between "developing" and "developed" nations?  📣 When it comes to destigmatising mental health, how can we bring awareness to mental health in culturally-informed ways? 📣 How can nutritious and meaningful connections boost our sense of belonging and act as a protective factor against deteriorating mental health? Twitter: @DrJustinThomas --- FOLLOW MINDTALES Website: https://mindtales.me Email: social@mindtales.me Instagram: @mindtalesofficial TikTok: @mindtalesofficialuae Podcast: anchor.fm/mindtales
29:06
April 10, 2021
S1 E16 Jeanne Bédard: How To Talk About Nutrition Without Forgetting Mental Health
S1 E16 Jeanne Bédard: How To Talk About Nutrition Without Forgetting Mental Health
Jeanne Bédard, RD, HAAD is a registered dietician with Abu Dhabi's Perfect Balance Rehabilitation Center. Jeanne walks us through her approach to nutrition counselling that supports mental health. We chat about emotional eating, food rules, weight stigmas and more - Jeanne sums it up perfectly as "nutrition EQ". In this incredibly insightful conversation, Jeanne shares tips for parents, new mothers, young adults and children to build a well-rounded and balanced toolbox for healthy eating without forgetting their mental health. 📣 How is your mental health linked to your relationship with food? 📣 Why is it that exploring contexts and the ups and downs of people’s days is so tied in to Jeanne's approach when helping her clients explore their relationship with food and eating? 📣 How can parents teach body diversity and a healthy body image to their children from a young age? 📣 What tools can individuals use to check in on their relationship with food as they grow throughout adulthood? Email: jbedard@perfectbalance.ae LinkedIn: Jeanne Bédard Instagram: @perfectbalancead --- FOLLOW MINDTALES Website: https://mindtales.me Email: social@mindtales.me Instagram: @mindtalesofficial TikTok: @mindtalesofficialuae Podcast: anchor.fm/mindtales  
29:07
April 03, 2021
S1 E15 Samar Alshorafa: Women's Economic Inclusion Through Increased Representation
S1 E15 Samar Alshorafa: Women's Economic Inclusion Through Increased Representation
Samar Alshorafa is the Founding CEO of She is Arab. This is an innovative platform that connects Arab women whilst enhancing and empowering their leadership and business acumen across a range of industries. 📣 How did Samar's past experiences in policy reform, education and international development lead her to build She is Arab? 📣 How does She is Arab use a community-building approach to magnify the achievements of Arab women?  📣  Why is women empowerment not a one-size-fits-all approach and what advice can help women find their authentic self? 📣 How has Samar's relationship with mental health changed significantly over the years? How can you take inspiration and reflect on your self-care? Listen in to the full conversation here. We hope this was as inspirational and as insightful for you as it was for us. On LinkedIn: Follow Samar Alshorafa and She is Arab  Check out She is Arab: sheisarab.com --- FOLLOW MINDTALES Website: https://mindtales.me Email: social@mindtales.me  Instagram: @mindtalesofficial   TikTok: @mindtalesofficialuae   Podcast: anchor.fm/mindtales --- #mentalhealth #womenempowerment #leadership #community #awareness #equality #diversity #inclusion #diversityandinclusion #business #womeninbusiness #mindtales #selfhelp #selfcare #internationaldevelopment #socialimpact #leadership 
24:33
March 27, 2021
S1 E14: Chaza El Haj: Prioritising Self-Care and Recovering From Breast Cancer
S1 E14: Chaza El Haj: Prioritising Self-Care and Recovering From Breast Cancer
Chaza El Haj, translations, media and PR professional shares her inspirational journey coping with her mental health and beating breast cancer. Together, we explore how the relationship between physical and mental health is intertwined. Join us and discover more about the importance of leveraging self-care strategies to build pillars of strength during uncertain and daunting moments.
23:57
March 20, 2021
S1 E13: Mim Kleiberg: Championing Holistic Physical Wellness at THE ROOM Abu Dhabi
S1 E13: Mim Kleiberg: Championing Holistic Physical Wellness at THE ROOM Abu Dhabi
Mim Kleiberg, Co-Owner of THE ROOM Abu Dhabi and THE ROOM Online, uses integrative, non-traditional approaches to help her community boost their physical wellness. Join us to discover more about THE ROOM Abu Dhabi. It's a fascinating concept, with spaces built intentionally for physical wellness, mindfulness, community connection, sound bathing and more. Visit THE ROOM Abu Dhabi
25:20
March 13, 2021
S1 E12: Jasmine Navarro: Life-Coaching to Build Bravery, Vulnerability and Authenticity
S1 E12: Jasmine Navarro: Life-Coaching to Build Bravery, Vulnerability and Authenticity
Jasmine is a certified family coach. She has been living abroad for over fifteen years. Her diverse background and experience has enabled her to relate to all walks of life. Join us as she chats about her work with teens and young adults struggling with self-confidence to find their place in society. Her mission is to create a safe space for teens and young adults to connect, share, and express through kindness, creativity and humour! LinkedIn: Jasmine Navarro Instagram: @withnava Website: https://www.withnava.com
16:03
March 06, 2021
S1 E11: Dr Deena Elsori: Boosting Well-Being Through Student-Faculty Interactions
S1 E11: Dr Deena Elsori: Boosting Well-Being Through Student-Faculty Interactions
Dr. Deena Elsori joined us for a deep-dive into the dynamic nature of her passion and work at Abu Dhabi University. She is an academician, researcher, mother, educator and community-builder. Dr. Deena played a key role in building the Public Health department at Abu Dhabi University. She also shaped the idea for a Happiness course to equip students with essential tools to boost their emotional health. Ultimately, Dr. Deena boosts her students' academic success by prioritising their well-being. Tune in for the full-conversation!  LinkedIn: Dr. Deena Elsori  
26:21
February 27, 2021
S1 E10: Zeina Daccache, Catharsis: Empowering the Marginalised with Drama Therapy
S1 E10: Zeina Daccache, Catharsis: Empowering the Marginalised with Drama Therapy
Zeina Daccache (MA, RDT, BCT) wears many hats... activist, film-maker, theatre director, drama therapist, university teacher, and more. She founded Catharsis, the Lebanese Centre for Drama Therapy. Her brilliant work in drama therapy has been used to share the stories of marginalised prison populations in Lebanon. And her widely acclaimed plays have played a key role in the revision of some of Lebanon's unjust prison laws. We hope this conversation was as inspirational for you as it was for us. Tune in for her full story! LinkedIn: Zeina Daccache  Instagram: @zeinadaccachelebanon Facebook: Catharsis - Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy The Blue Inmates Trailer  12 Angry Lebanese on Google Play
24:57
February 20, 2021
S1 E9: Hafsa Ahmed, Peer-Minded: Peer Education as the Key to Students' Resilience
S1 E9: Hafsa Ahmed, Peer-Minded: Peer Education as the Key to Students' Resilience
Hafsa Ahmed co-founded Peer-Minded, a social enterprise focused on peer-education. Peer-Minded is based in the UAE and is affiliated with the Authority of Social Contribution - Ma'an. What is peer education and how can universities leverage peer networks to build a thriving student body? Hafsa walks us through the mission behind this impactful initiative and offers some of her own self-care insights! Tune in for the full conversation.  LinkedIn: Hafsa Ahmed  Website: https://www.peer-minded.com  Instagram: @peerminded  Upcoming Webinar: Stay tuned 
19:29
February 13, 2021
S1 E8: Dani Hakim: Using Safe Spaces to Boost Your Emotional Work Culture
S1 E8: Dani Hakim: Using Safe Spaces to Boost Your Emotional Work Culture
“Company culture has a significant role to play as an antidote to mental health struggles, not only in the health of individuals, but within our society as a whole.” Dani Hakim co-founded Safe Space, a CSR initiative focused on mental health support. Safe Space works with businesses and individuals to build healthy emotional work spaces!  Safe Space Website: https://www.wearesafespace.com  LinkedIn: Dani Hakim 
24:57
February 06, 2021
S1 E7 Reem Al Junaibi, Hub71: Why Start Up Founders' Mental Health is Integral to Their Success
S1 E7 Reem Al Junaibi, Hub71: Why Start Up Founders' Mental Health is Integral to Their Success
Join us for a heartwarming chat with Reem Al Junaibi from Abu Dhabi's global tech ecosystem, Hub 71. Reem draws on her experience at Hub 71 supporting start-up founders to achieve their dreams. She gives entrepreneurs advice for embarking on fast-growing, long-term initiatives. Our chat is a great reminder that rest and rejuvenation are essential elements of high-performance. Tune in for the full conversation!
17:08
January 30, 2021
S1 E6 Shainoor Khoja, CEO of Thrive Community: Social Impact Technology and Bridging Gaps in Health Care
S1 E6 Shainoor Khoja, CEO of Thrive Community: Social Impact Technology and Bridging Gaps in Health Care
Shainoor Khoja, CEO of Thrive Community and serial entrepreneur, tells us about her passion for leveraging technology to boost social impact initiatives. Shainoor's latest venture, the Thrive Community, is a digital platform specifically designed to boost the social and emotional support of elderly and aging patients. With just a tap, they can share their emotions with their support circle. How cool is that!? Shainoor also shares great practical advice for young change makers seeking guidance. Listen in to the full story! LinkedIn: Shainoor Khoja 
24:47
January 23, 2021
S1 E5 Zsuzsanna Berencsi: Resiliency & Impacts of the Pandemic on the Finance Industry
S1 E5 Zsuzsanna Berencsi: Resiliency & Impacts of the Pandemic on the Finance Industry
This week, we chatted with Zsuzsanna Berencsi, an inspiring professional with more than 13 years of experience in the finance industry. From adapting financial systems for remote work and adapting communication patterns to processing challenging emotions, Zsuzsanna walked us through the various impacts that the pandemic had on the financial sector. Zsuzsanna is also an avid traveller and has visited more than 140 countries to date. Give this episode a listen, we hope it was as enlightening for you as it was for us! 
22:52
January 16, 2021
S1 E4: Farah Foustok, CEO of Lazard Asset Management (Gulf Region), on Women Empower in Finance
S1 E4: Farah Foustok, CEO of Lazard Asset Management (Gulf Region), on Women Empower in Finance
We wanted to start this New Year off on an empowering note. Our chat with Farah Foustok, CEO of Lazard Asset Management (Gulf Region), about women empowerment was perfect for this. Tune in to find out beginner tips for investing, early career advice and how the pandemic shaped Farah’s transition to remote work. Check out our full episode below - please leave us a like or rating, this boosts our aim of sharing these stories with the Mindtales community. Farah's LinkedIn: Farah Foustok REACH: www.reachmentoring.org Tara: http://poweroftara.net  Tara's Impact of Investing Event: https://taragain.bbgevent.com
28:06
January 09, 2021
S1 E3: MindTales Team 2020 Recap
S1 E3: MindTales Team 2020 Recap
In this week's episode, meet some of the faces behind Mindtales: Viktorija Aksionova (Co-Founder of MindTales), Dalia Karpauskaite and Raeesa Omar, as they reflect on their personal journeys through 2020. From overcoming personal challenges with Zoom fatigue and irregular sleep schedules, learn more about building tools to help you cope with mental health challenges. Stay tuned for more episodes with the Mindtales team soon! 
17:48
January 02, 2021
S1 E2 Dr. Louise Lambert: Positive Psychology and Student Well-Being in the Pandemic
S1 E2 Dr. Louise Lambert: Positive Psychology and Student Well-Being in the Pandemic
This week, we were honoured to chat with Dr Louise Lambert, a positive psychologist, researcher and educator with more than 20 years of experience. Louise shares her inspirational journey designing and implementing evidence-based interventions in educational settings and tells us more about the impact of the pandemic on student/teacher lives. She also shares her insights into the potential for positive psychology to shape the field of education following the pandemic. This was a meaningful conversation that serves as a  reminder for us to keep championing equality and student well-being beyond the end of the pandemic.  Louise's Website: happinessmatters.org  Louise's LinkedIn: Dr. Louise Lambert  Mindtales Instagram: @mindtalesofficial Mindtales TikTok: @mindtalesofficialuae ---  02:00 Louise's personal journey  07:20 The evolution of positive psychology  09:30 Louise's interventions for schools and universities  13:20 Culturally inclusive mental health models  16:30 Impacts of the pandemic on students/teachers  24:50 COVID, inequalities within students, and looking ahead   
29:29
December 26, 2020
S1 E1 Dr Nahida: A Psychiatrist's View on the Stigmas of Mental Illness
S1 E1 Dr Nahida: A Psychiatrist's View on the Stigmas of Mental Illness
For our first episode, Dr. Nahida Ahmed, consultant psychiatrist and adjunct assistant professor at UAE University, joined us for an insightful discussion about the stigmas around psychiatric disorders. We chatted about how they're perpetuated and how communities can play a key role in preventing the spread of stigmas. Nahida shares her admirable journey toward becoming a health advocate and offered  advice to those individuals who are seeking help for the very first time. We hope this episode is as thought-provoking and insightful for you as it was for us!  Nahida's LinkedIn: Nahida Ahmed  Mindtales Instagram: @mindtalesofficial  Mindtales TikTok: @mindtalesofficialuae 
27:58
December 13, 2020