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The Young & Ambitious Podcast

The Young & Ambitious Podcast

By Nika Moeini (Positivity Boss)
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As Gen Z's personal growth coach, I help ambitious young people develop the mindset and habits that set them up for success. Topics include personal growth, leadership, entrepreneurship, positive mindset, productivity, self worth, organization, friendship, goal setting, and more! Through interviews with successful and inspiring young people, we inspire youth to reach their full potential.
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Ep 40: where we've been, where we're going; where I've been, where I'm going...
an origin story :)
January 11, 2019
Ep 39: 15 y/o Alishba Imran on finding "what's really out there?" & girls in STEM
In this episode I chat with Alishba Imran, 15 year old young innovator and tech enthusiast on "what's really out there" in terms of opportunities and potential and how she's educating herself outside school. We chat about what holds girls back in terms of getting involved in new occupations like STEM and how she imagines the solutions to closing the gender gap. Connect with Alishba here: Join us on Facebook in the Young Bosses Collective group:  Connect with Nika:
December 22, 2018
Ep 38: Top 3 Biggest Mindset Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
In this episode, we chat with Jennifer Dahl-Kowalski, Founder at Ignite Your Light and a Chakaura Naturopathic Energy Practitioner, about the top mindset mistakes entrepreneurs make when they are first starting out. Connect with Jennifer here:
December 12, 2018
Ep 37: the Power of Brand with young entrepreneur Maria Wendt
Maria helps 6- and 7-figure entrepreneurs scale their business by creating a cohesive, consistent brand identity, based on market research and conversion psychology, that lets them speak directly to their soulmate clients, create wealth faster, and build a freedom lifestyle. From Maria: "In 2009, I started researching the psychology of branding and design. I came to understand that the strongest brands aren't the ones that “just look pretty” but are built on a strong foundation of market research & client psychology. I later started this company to help create brands that truly speak to your ideal clients - and keep them coming back for more. Since then, I’ve: ✓ Helped launch 51 (& counting!) six- and seven-figure brands ✓ Created a waiting list of over 100+ entrepreneurs who are dying to work with me. ✓ Won several different branding & design psychology awards. ✓ Read over 300 books on branding, marketing & psychology. ✓ Traveled the world, surfed every weekend last summer, planned a wedding and placed 5th in a bikini competition #freedomlifestyle … and more. My goal is to help entrepreneurs like myself become top influencers, attract more soulmate clients, make more money, build their freedom, and create wealth faster."
October 16, 2018
Ep 36: mental health for college students with Neely O'Connor
Neely is an Academic Success Coordinator working with students in the Communications Studies and Journalism and Media Communication majors. Neely serves young women who struggle with depression and anxiety, specifically those in college. She considers herself lucky to give them the tools to be their best selves while living with depression and anxiety and empower them to share their stories and stop the stigma of mental disorders. Connect with Neely on her website: Her Instagram: Her Facebook group:
October 9, 2018
Ep 35: Self Awareness with 17-year old Ava Wettrick, Host of MentorZ
Ava is the host of the MentorZ podcast, a show dedicated for kids, by a kid, to bringing on fantastic guests to help guide the next generation (hence the 'z') towards success in all definitions of the word. Connect with Ava: Join our Young Bosses Collective: Connect with me on Instagram: Connect with me on LinkedIn:
October 5, 2018
Ep 34: unconventional entrepreneurship with Oliver Wolf
Oliver Wolf is a Business Strategist, Sales Coach and Visionary for The Wolf Syndicate and Co-Founder of The Impact Network. He began his entrepreneurial journey almost a decade ago in Montreal in a non-typical way. Having come from a dark place, he has completely recreated himself, his universe and has become a light of inspiration. Oliver, now 26 years old, has been a top 1% performer in every position he has taken on. His consecutive success lead him to coach more than 40 separate businesses in different industries as well as speak about philosophies for success to as many as 70 entrepreneurs at a time. Oliver's top performance has earned him prestigious awards such as the "Leadership" award for being the top influential leader within his organization and the "Manager of the Year" award for having top revenue, profit and customer satisfaction out of 112 other franchises across Canada within the organization. When he isn't out solving problems and creating win-win relationships,l
September 16, 2018
Ep 33: just one year to radically transform your life and business with Brianna Zajicek
Brianna is one of the most inspiring serial entrepreneurs I know. She's an 8 figure entrepreneur who helps other entrepreneurs grow their business.
September 9, 2018
Ep 32: self sabotage, perfectionism and young women entrepreneurs
Sam Brown is a mindset coach, personal development blogger and host of The Smart Twenties Podcast. She loves helping ambitious women get out of their own way and overcome their fears so they can reach their full potential and shares personal growth and life advice for perfectionists.
September 1, 2018
Ep 31: Justin Nguyen from GetChoGrindUp on youth stereotypes, support networks, and more
CEO of GetChoGrindUp and Co-Host of the Young and D.U.M.B. (Dedicated, Up and Coming, Motivated, Bold) Podcast. I’m just a 22 year old who thinks in order to find out who you truly are, you have to try as many things as possible until you find the one that sticks! “We overestimate what we can do in one year and underestimate how much we can do in 10.” Slow and steady wins the race, so check back in and see where I am in 10 years! Social Links: IG: Twitter: 
August 27, 2018
Ep 30: 17 y/o Ramy Zhang on Blockchain, Youth Civic Action and High Impact Tech
Ramy is a 17-year-old decentralized application developer, founder of The Rush Collective, and singer-songwriter. She’s really passionate about high-impact technologies like Blockchain, and has built a crypto algorithmic trading startup called Cryptonian with colleagues Bonnie, quantitative trader, and Jerry, machine learning developer. As side projects, she’s built three decentralized applications, is currently building her fourth, has spoken at multiple tech and blockchain events, and is currently working on the development team at U.CASH, a digital asset converter cryptocurrency startup. She’s also really passionat
August 19, 2018
Ep 29: from a small Irish town to tech entrepreneur with Sam MacGinty
“Raised in a small rural town in Donegal, Ireland, I realised at a young age that Ireland did not have the resources or opportunities I needed to succeed. I worked day and night to earn my place at The University of Notre Dame. Now that I am here, I am working to fill my tool belt with all of the skills I need. I will continue to work tirelessly to do what I want to do.” Connect with Sam:
August 14, 2018
Ep 28: running 3 businesses by 25 with Hayley Luckadoo
Hayley is a wedding planner, virtual assistant, educator, and big dreamer who took a hobby business born out of a college dorm room and turned it into a successful multi-business empire. In this episode we talk about how she started her business with the skills she acquired through her extracurriculars in college. We talk about the challenges of being a young entrepreneur and how to build community and stay persistent through it all! You can check out Hayley here:
August 12, 2018
Ep 27: Mark Metry on his personal growth journey as a young entrepreneur
Mark used his podcast as a way to connect with the top thinkers in personal growth for his own self development – and now has a top rated podcast. As a young entrepreneur, Mark runs VU Dream, a global VR acceleration network. In this episode Mark shares how he grew and developed as an individual and how he shifted his mindset. We talk about what it was like for him coming from Egypt, how top performers perform in the 1%, and what keeps him incredibly motivated. Make sure to follow Mark on LinkedIn and Instagram, @markmetry!
August 11, 2018
Ep 26: Angie Lee on dropping out of college, knowing you’re an entrepreneur, and taking big leaps of faith to follow your truth
Angie is one of my earliest inspirations on my own journey to entrepreneurship. She’s created such an incredible impact on so many female entrepreneurs through her own podcast, the Angie Lee Show, and her consistency in showing up online on social media. Follow Angie at
August 9, 2018
Ep 25: Daily Personal Growth, “Not Good Enough” Limiting Beliefs and some Practical Journalling Prompts with Seppy from Elle is for Love
In this episode we learn from I’m Seppy, a personal development expert blogger and her journey, and her passion of sharing personal growth with others. “I’m Seppy and I’m passionate about LIFE and living every day to its fullest. I love to laugh, to bullet journal and I’m a self-proclaimed chocoholic (if it doesn’t have chocolate, it’s not dessert).I’m here to help you create and live your dream life by giving you a daily dose of inspiration, encouragement and that kick in the butt that you need to #DreamBig and bring your goals to life. Are you ready?” You can learn more about Seppy here: @seppyforlove  
August 6, 2018
Ep 24: How 21 year old Lauren Tickner built an audience of 100K through passion, determination and consistency
I’ve had the amazing pleasure of meeting Lauren through Instagram. She’s such a shining light of positivity and consistency, inspiring other entrepreneurs to create a strong personal brand online. At such a young age she’s built an incredible brand and is only just getting started. You can check out Lauren at @laurentickner on instagram!
July 29, 2018
Ep 23: from a refugee camp in Uganda to becoming an inspirational speaker with Duku Forè
Duku came to Australia at the age of 10 with his family of 10 from a Ugandan refugee camp. He couldn’t speak English, struggled at school, got sent away from my school for fighting and is now an international speaker. He is studying a double degree of Law and Business at Queensland University of Technology. Duku shares his story of moving to a new country and encourages us all to be resilient and to remember our roots along our journey. Thanks for sharing your story Duku! You can connect with Duku on LinkedIn here:
July 25, 2018
Ep 22: Is Gen Z missing connection? With Gen Z enthusiast and social media platform founder Rouben Akopian
Rouben and I met at a networking event around a month ago. He’s one of the most enthusiastic and curious entrepreneurs I’ve ever met, and a huge Gen Z analyzer. He’s working on some awesome projects and in this episode, we get into whether Gen Z is missing connection and how we can solve that. Make sure to join our Young Bosses Collective to meet other awesome ambitious young people: Summer of Transformation book Canada: Summer of Transformation book US:   LET’S CONNECT:
July 16, 2018
Ep 21: @my.startuplife 23 year old startup superstar founder and entrepreneur Meral Arik
Meral Arik is a co-founder of Hello Chava, a technology start up that uses A.I. to power client relationships over text messaging. Her popular Instagram @my.startuplife is the first of its kind, documenting the day-to-day experiences of a young woman building a tech startup in Silicon Valley. Meral is also founder of 
July 10, 2018
Ep 20: 19 year old pitch master and marketer Raymond Tran
Raymond’s career is truly an underdog story unfolding. From grade school disgrace to entrepreneur wonder, the 19 yr old is attracting the attention of news lines, brands and established influencers. He is a serial entrepreneur (Founder and CEO of MediaZen Digital), Kairos Executive (Mentors include Bill Gates Sr, Richard Branson and Peter Diamandis), and Ontario’s 3 time Top 20 Pitch Finalist and Grand Winner (2017). His exponential growth stems from being passionately curious, endlessly working towards his goals, and stepping up to new challenges. From the age of 16, Raymond has directly engaged with brands such as Twitch, UBER, eBay, Khan Academy, Asana, Quora and more. He truly believes in giving back whether it be inspiring others, building a business, or faithfully serving. Since 2011, Raymond has launched multiple ventures (micro to incorporated) ranging from the beverage industry to the marketing space. He has over 5 years of experience in digital marketing, brand
July 9, 2018
Ep 19: Artifical Intelligence, Mentorship & High School with young changemaker Zaynah Bhanji
Zaynah is a student from Toronto, Ontario. She is extremely passionate about artificial intelligence, and is focusing on natural language processing and computer vision. She is also interested in virtual and augmented reality, as well as brain machine interfaces. Zaynah loves creating things that leverage exponential technologies to tackle real-world issues. She has developed machine learning models and is beginning to develop AR & VR applications. Her mentors represent some of the leading companies in the AI space. Summer of Transformation book Canada: Summer of Transformation book US: LET’S CONN
July 5, 2018
Ep 18: The 19 Year Old YouTube Coach Laura Langheinrich
Laura is a student entrepreneur, YouTuber and podcaster who is obsessed with Harry Potter, rainbow emojis and eating Nutella with a spoon. “While I am building my online biz, recording podcasts & creating YouTube videos I am also studying a Bachelor Honours degree in Public Relations. My freelance journey began as a social media manager for industry-leading businesses in Beauty & Wellness, Food, Fitness, Oil & Gas, Engineering, Construction and Subsea. My campaigns reached 10,000+ people organically and with my expertise in PR, we even got the attention of the local press. Working as a freelancer in social media marketing and growing my own YouTube channel on the side, I realised my superpower lies in content marketing, personal branding and online video. Hence today, my mission is to help female entrepreneurs to shine bright online by building beautiful YouTube channels with confidence and persona
July 3, 2018
Ep 17: mobilizing Gen Z’s potential for impact with Richard Kim
Richard Kim is a tech marketer and a man on a mission. He started the Gen Z foundation to leverage our generation’s potential for impact, and is passionate about making the world a better place. Follow him on LinkedIn: Summer of Transformation book Canada: Summer of Transformation book US: LET’S CONNECT: WEBSITE:
July 1, 2018
Ep 16: the power of kindness with Stephanie Dawn Elizabeth
Stephanie Dawn Elizabeth is a Bestselling Author, Certified Inner Kindness Coach, Podcaster, and all around lover of GIRL POWER. Stephanie’s mission is to reach and empower as many girls as possible to recognize and own their worth. She is the host of the Girl Kind Podcast, and the Girls Collective community. You can find the Girl Kind podcast here: Stephanie’s instagram: LET’S CONNECT: INSTAGRAM: WEBSITE: http:/
June 30, 2018
Ep 15: Manu (Swish) Goswami on Finding Passion & Staying Motivated
In this episode we’re joined by Manu (Swish) Goswami, 21, who has built a multi-hyphenate career. He is a serial tech entrepreneur (CEO & Founder of Trufan), LinkedIn Youth Editor, TEDx speaker (signed with the National Speakers Bureau & The AAT Project), Fortune 500 consultant (for Google and American Express), venture capitalist (at JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital founded by Brooklyn Nets PF Trevor Booker), and UN Youth Ambassador. He has been recognized with the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership Award, Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Award, and Plan Canada’s Top 20 under 20. Manu also sits on the advisory board for numerous companies including League of Innovators (national charity started by Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes) and Dunk Media (11M follower network focused on basketball). Get your copy of the Summer of Transformation book on Amazon (free till Friday June 29th!): (Canada)
June 26, 2018
Ep 14: How 14-year old entrepreneur Riya Karumanchi is making an impact
In this episode we hear from Riya Karumanchi, who is an entrepreneur focused on harnessing technology to better people’s lives and making a positive impact on the world. From Riya: “I was just a “regular kid” until I was introduced to entrepreneurship at the age of 12 through an amazing organization called ZeroToStartup. Thanks to them, my first venture Smart Street Lights was born with the goal of making Toronto a more sustainable city. My team of Grade 7’s created a prototype featuring Motion Sensor & Air Quality Data Streaming. Subsequent mentorship came from Ryerson’s DMZ and was made the youngest member of Social Venture Zone at Ryerson! My second venture SmartCane began as a science fair project. It is a modernized orientation and mobility device for the visually impaired and deafblind community. It won several awards at BASEF. I attended Hacking Health Hackathon to improve SmartCane. My team won the People’s Choice Award and I was offered an internship at MEDI
June 24, 2018
Ep 13: Authenticity & Entrepreneurship with Brock Johnson
Brock Johnson is a 21 year old student athelete and entrepreneur and founder of Unwrap Stories, a social media consultancy focusing on helping brands communicate through Stories. In this podcast episode we go into how he got started, the biggest limitations he faced, his personal growth journey and being his authentic self online. Tune in to get inspired! Find Brock on instagram at @brock11johnson! Take a screenshot and tag us if you liked this episode! Leave a review and make sure to join the Young Bosses Collective on Facebook! LET’S CONNECT: WEBSITE: FREEBIES:
June 18, 2018
Ep 12: Welcome to the Young & Ambitious Podcast!
I’m very excited for the new, focused direction of this podcast and community, catering to Gen Z’s personal growth journeys. Join the Young Bosses Collective online community:
June 9, 2018
Ep 11: Launch of Soul Warrior Cleanse and Pre-launch of Volo!
The Soul Warrior Cleanse is a 7 day challenge to help you to reprogram your mind for positivity. If you think about something negative for more than 60 seconds you have to start the challenge over again. The course contains 8 videos from the instructor Ryan S. Harvey. Each video will walk you through how to reprogram your brain to maintain a positive mindset. There is also accompanying course work that comes with the 7 Day Soul Warrior Cleanse. Lastly, I’ve created a support group to go through this challenge together! As a collective we will be going through the course together starting on June 11th. Join the group here:
June 4, 2018
Ep 10: Female Friendships and Lori Harder’s A Tribe Called Bliss
In a world of disconnection, female friendships can be difficult. As women, we have past wounds from bullying and assault that can make it difficult for us to trust and truly connect with other women. In Lori Harder’s book A Tribe Called Bliss, she breaks this down and helps us understand how to first heal our relationship with ourselves and then create a supportive tribe around us. This book is truly transformative and I highly encourage you to check it out! If you liked this episode, please screenshot it and tag me on your instagram story, @thepositivityboss! See you next Sunday!
May 28, 2018
Ep 9: Pursuing Passions & Student Leadership with Apefa Adjivon
In this high vibe episode I feature Apefa Adjivon, an inspiring 20 year old changemaker who has come from refugee camp in Ghana and has now truly made her mark in the world and is recognized as Canada’s Top 30 under 30 and Top 22 under 22 most inspiring collegiate women through her entrepreneurial pursuits. We discuss how she came to create The Pearl Project, creating a drop in centre for girls in low income communities for girls to work on their academic, personal, and professional goals. She shared how she took the project from an idea to reality, and overcame limiting beliefs to truly follow her passions. You’ll laugh, be inspired, and get the motivation you need to reach your own goals! Check out more about Apefa @apefa on instagram and Apefa Adjivan on LinkedIn!
May 21, 2018
Ep 8: Living a Conscious Life with Marian Bacol-Uba
It was a pleasure to have Marian Bacol-Uba, a coach, speaker, and author who helps women transform trauma to triumph and thrive with clarity and confidence. In this episode, we get into how we can heal ourselves and begin to live a more mindful and conscious life. Packed with actionable tips and advice, this episode is very relatable and sure to give you some inspiration and tools to begin living life as your best self! Check out Marian at @mbacoluba on instagram!
May 14, 2018
Ep 7: Self Compassion with Rosella LaFevre
This interview episode is all about self compassion and developing self worth. We chat with Rosella LaFevre, a success coach to female entrepreneurs focused on self compassion, self trust, and honest self expression. She shares her journey with self compassion and shares some very practical exercises for young people looking to build their self compassion. You don’t want to miss this one! You can find her @RosellaLaFevre and in her Facebook group, The Foxy CEO with Rosella LaFevre:
May 7, 2018
Ep 6: Understanding Money Mindset and Beliefs + Favourite Money Mindset Books!
Get your free copy of FU Money: FU Money Book In this episode, I talk about what a money mindset is – how our subconscious beliefs about money can dictate how we interact with money and attract it into our lives. If you enjoy this episode, please screenshot it and share it on your instagram story, and tag @thepositivityboss when you do! Subscribe for new episodes every Sunday.
April 30, 2018
Ep 5: Dealing & Bouncing Back from Negativity!
Hey beautiful! Today’s episode is all about negativity and the difficult times we go through when we try to launch something new. It’s not always easy, and there will be people who try to bring us down. But in this episode, we discuss ways to bounce back from negativity and step into your awesomeness! I’m currently launching Self Worth Academy – a 6 week group coaching program for young women which begins on May 1st. For details:
April 23, 2018
Ep 4: Motivation – How to Get It
Hello beautiful people! It’s another episode of The Positivity Boss Podcast, and this one is all about motivation. What drives you? What really keeps you going when the going gets tough? In this episode, I discuss some strategies for figuring out what drives you and give you a whole list of techniques to use to keep yourself motivated. If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to screenshot it and tag me on your instagram story @thepositivityboss and leave a review! Have an amazing week everyone, go out there and kill it! Also make sure to jump in the Facebook group, Young Bosses Collective for lots more free tips and resources!
April 9, 2018
Ep 3: Visualization and Creating a Vision Board
In this episode, we uncover the steps to creating a vision board.
April 1, 2018
Ep 2: Your Circle of Influence – Surrounding Yourself with People who Dream Bigger
We all know the phrase, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” So how can we take that and implement it in a way that serves us? How can we push ourselves by surrounding ourselves with inspiring, goal-crushing people? In this episode, I break down some ways to think about surrounding yourself with the best, even if you’re alone in the middle of nowhere. Make sure to subscribe as always, and leave a review to help get this podcast out to the world!! I love you guys!! See you in the Young Empowered Women Facebook group!
March 19, 2018
Ep 1: Sticking to Your Goals in 2018
Welcome to the first episode of The Positivity Boss Podcast, where I help young women create their dream life through mindset, goal setting, and leadership. In this quick episode, we discover how to stick to the goals you set for yourself in 2018.
March 9, 2018