THE TRAILBLAZERS JOURNEY

THE TRAILBLAZERS JOURNEY

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By Saima Majid
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Do you have a curiosity about people, life and the world around you? Do you care about the issues that are affecting our world today? Are you passionate about self development? Does this adventure that we call life excite you?


Then this podcast is perfect for your. Every episode, I your host Saima Majid will be chatting to a guest who has carved out their unique path doing what they love.

Follow us on Instagram: @thetrailblazersjourney
@saimamajid.uk
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Do you have a curiosity about people, life and the world around you? Do you care about the issues that are affecting our world today? Are you passionate about self development? Does this adventure that we call life excite you?


Then this podcast is perfect for your. Every episode, I your host Saima Majid will be chatting to a guest who has carved out their unique path doing what they love.

Follow us on Instagram: @thetrailblazersjourney
@saimamajid.uk
www.saimamajid.uk

More places to listen

#6 Anna Brightman: Upcircle Beauty | Body scrub from recycled coffee grounds | Pitching in the Den | Rejection in business
Launched in 2016 by siblings Anna and William Brightman, UpCircle are the pioneers of the circular skincare trend. All UpCircle products are natural, organic, vegan, cruelty-free, palm oil-free, sustainable, handmade in the UK and housed in 100% recyclable packaging. But their key point of difference from other beauty brands is that each of their products is made with a core repurposed ingredient. “Natural” is the new “normal” – UpCircle go a step further with their waste-fighting formulations. Nature gives us lots of wonderful ingredients that make our skin healthier and more radiant – like used coffee grounds, chai spices and fruit stones. But they often end up going to landfill. Why should all that good stuff go to waste? It shouldn’t. That’s why UpCircle elevate leftover natural ingredients, bringing them back to life as beauty products your skin will love. UpCircle have taken the beauty world by storm. Since their rebrand less than a year ago the sibling duo have launched their by-product beauty range with Boots, Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett, Ocado, Urban Outfitters, Beauty Bay, Whole Foods, As Nature Intended, House of Fraser, Feel Unique, Farmdrop, Revital and many more! They have just released a brand new range made from discarded fruit stones. To find out more pls visit www.upcirclebeauty.com For more information about Saima, pls go to www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching email info@saimamajid.uk
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November 18, 2019
#5 Dr. Tim Zijlstra | LGBTQ and acceptance | Libraries as safe havens and wellness spaces
Dr. Tim Zijlstra is an accidental Librarian, with extensive experience in public, school and academic libraries, and an accidental Academic. He is also a proud Ally and Role Model for the Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing group. Accidental librarian because he failed his first two attempts at obtaining a degree and was ‘offered out of pity’ a place at the Library Academy in Groningen, the Netherlands where he finally qualified in 2004. Accidental academic because, in 2008, after qualifying for a MSc in Information Management at the University of Sheffield, he found himself working as a Research Associate on a large European research project. In 2016 he obtained a PhD from Loughborough University, investigating the role of social media in professional development of librarians. Keen to get back into libraries he started at the University of Derby as Resource Centre Manager at the new St Helena campus in Chesterfield. He is passionate about engaging, connecting and stimulating people to achieve the best they can do in his current role as Library Experience and Skills Manager at the University of Derby, looking after both the Chesterfield Library and the Skills Team based at the main Library. Follow him on Twitter: @tzijlstra
39:09
November 4, 2019
#4 Tara Lee Oakley | Dance, body confidence and spirituality | Fear of female sexuality and sensuality | The forgotten 'older' woman
I speak to Tara Lee Oakley; Professional Dancer, Dance/Fitness Instructor and advocate of all things Wellbeing. Tara's career in the dance/ fitness industry has spanned 19 years, way before the age of social media. I love her perspective on the power of taking time to learn and hone a skill in an age where this has been replaced with chasing quick fixes. Having performed internationally and in London’s best know clubs and restaurants, Tara shares her thoughts on society’s fears around female sexuality and sensuality. We also talk about the deep connection between dance and spirituality as practised in Sufism, founded by the great philosopher and poet Rumi. To contact Tara, pls visit: https://www.tarawellbeing.com/
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October 23, 2019
#3 Elaine Denton | From poverty and drugs to a life filled with purpose, meaning and abundance | Confidence and what it truly looks like | The future of Health and Wellness in the digital world
From a career in Corporate to becoming a Coach, 42 Year old Elaine transformed her own life and is now on a mission to help people transform theirs. With a challenging upbringing that almost lead her to a darker path, Elaine spent many years trying to better herself through her career but didn’t realise she was trying to fill the void of her inner self. The one that felt unworthy and unloved. It took her getting to burnout stage 18 years into her corporate career for her to do a complete 360- heading back to teaching classes, a new found love for teaching yoga and mindfulness and now transformational life coaching, taking her back to her ‘why’ that she had when she embarked on her career path 20 years ago ‘to help people be the best version of themselves’ https://www.instagram.com/lifeyogafitness/
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October 8, 2019
#2 Simon Praxis Jones | Healing the mind, body and soul following loss and addiction | Establishing self sustained communities if we are to see a future tomorrow
Simon Praxis Jones is the founder of Praxis Probiotics and Thrive.  Also a passionate youth & community development worker, event organiser, spoken word artist and activist for social justice and sustainability. Alongside other members of a workers cooperative based in Derby, Simon organises workshops & community fundraising events to help promote holistic health and community empowerment. To find out more about Simon, please go to: praxisprobiotics.com https://www.instagram.com/simon_praxis_jones/
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September 23, 2019
#1 Sophia Khalid | Ugly Duckling to Swan | Being a Third Culture Kid | Confidence through Travel
In this first episode I chat with Sophia Khalid, founder of Girls Group Holiday. Travelling changed Sophia’s life and she’s now on a mission to empower other women to realise their potential through travel. As well as travel together, she aims to create a positive platform for women to connect, create friendships and support one another. Sophia is a dedicated Human Rights advocate, she has represented the UK as a Human Rights Ambassador nationally and internationally, most notably at the United Nations in New York, the House of Lords in London and Stormont - Northern Irish Parliament. She has been selected as a UK delegate for conferences and programmes by the World Democracy Forum, the British Council and the Anna Lindh Foundation. Sophia was short-listed at the British Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2018 in the Social and Humanitarian Category. Publications include: ‘How has torture been sanctioned in the ‘War on Terror’?’ – Human Rights Lawyers Journal 2015 ‘Toolkit for Best Practices for Intercultural Communication’ - (European commission, funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation 2017) Contact: Email: info@girlsgroupholiday.co.uk Website: www.GirlsGroupHoliday.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophi_kd/
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September 6, 2019
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