Though many of us know it to be a feeling or display of pleasure or contentment, “happy” may look like a lot of different things to people.
From enjoying close-knit relationships with family and friends to spending free time doing the hobbies you wish were your day job, you may believe as we do -- that happiness is a mindset, as well as a way of life.
Join us every other week on the “What Does Happy Look Like?” Podcast -- a show where we will explore the unique and interesting stories that everyday people have experienced as they create their versions of happiness.
"I believe I'm going to feed the world...[and] going to change the world." - Adam Smith
It's not every day that you speak with someone who has actually taken what started out as a simple idea and turned it into a powerful movement to effect positive change in the world.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Adam Smith, Founder + Co-Director of The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP).
Adam is a founder and co-director of this visionary, multi-award-winning, global initiative. Set up in December 2013 to distribute edible surplus food to individuals, cafes, schools and community groups. The project’s aim was to revolutionise the disposal of avoidable food waste into landfill, the pioneering movement’s manifesto is to: feed bellies, not bins.
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Like many entrepreneurs, Sebastien Archambeaud, created a company to provide a solution to a problem in the marketplace.
However, unlike others, he chose to develop an answer that would raise awareness around an important yet often overlooked community -- people with special needs and disabilities.
His company Handiscover offers the first community-based Holiday accommodation-booking website, dedicated to people with special needs and disabilities.
We chat with Sebastien in Episode 6.
Let's face it... 2020 was a year that left much to be desired! As many people look forward to ushering in a new year, we do, too! Sally and Mary talk about a popular topic at this time of year -- goal setting! Of course, they've added a slight 'twist' and talk about how they will approach their personal and professional goals in 2021 as it relates to their definitions of happiness.
Join us for our last episode of the year as we discuss this fun topic!
Bobby Umar is an inspirational speaker, coach, and one of the most prolific advocates of heart-based leadership in North America. Inc Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brené Brown and John Maxwell. Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker, and one of the top social media influencers in the world, with over half a million followers. He has been named the "2nd Best Business Coach to Follow" on Twitter and the "4th Best Leadership Influencer" according to Kred.
As he's enjoyed many successes in his career, Bobby took time to share his insights and story around the times he's encountered challenges professionally, along with what keeps him motivated as he helps 'lost, stuck, [and] unfulfilled leaders everywhere' find the power of their unique voice and identity.
Relationships bring an interesting portrayal of life. They can make us feel like we're on top of the world, experiencing life at its best; yet also, they can make us feel that we are going through the complete opposite -- where we find ourselves living out the depths of despair and negativity. Though it can be very tempting to stay in a negative mindset when you find a relationship going south, we discover that these difficult moments often reveal the essence of who we are, and that we can carry that spirit to creating the type of happiness we desire.
This week's guest Samantha Kaaua embodies this type of spirit. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Samantha is an Innovative Relationship Coach, licensed Marriage + Family Therapist, and Founder of The GEMMS (The Gift of Each Meaningful Moment Shared). We are delighted to hear how she approached unique personal circumstances to create her version of happiness in life, family, and career.
About our guest, Samantha Kaaua
As a Certified Women’s Relationship Coach, Samantha Kaaua will help you create the loving, trusting and passionate relationship of your dreams.
For over 6 years Samantha has studied spiritual, personal, and professional principles and has worked with women and couples to find peace with their past, increase their own self-worth, and build trust and intimacy in their love life.
Samantha is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Hawaii and has worked with many non-profit organizations such as The Salvation Army to help women and families overcome addiction, betrayal, abuse and so much more.
As a highly innovative relationship coach and professional speaker, Samantha’s inspiring workshops and transformational coaching programs help women and couples break through their most hidden barriers and achieve even greater results than they knew were possible!
Connect with Samantha:
The GEMMS website
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Bullying can be a stressful experience. And with the advancement of technology and social media in today's world, it is a phenomenon that affects children in ways previous generations have never had to encounter.
In Episode #2, we speak with Val McFarlane, Director of the Bullying Intervention Group (BIG). Based in the UK, BIG is a successful non-profit that aims to help schools and organisations protect children and young people from being bullied. We speak with Val to understand her path to the meaningful work she's done with children and schools throughout Europe. She comes from a deep history of experiences - both work and personal - that have shaped her passion to help youth overcome such fear through collaborative, supportive community intervention.
Learn more about BIG
@bigawardtrainingandresources - Bullying Intervention Group
In this week's episode, Sally and Mary speak with Chavah Grant, a high-energy entrepreneur based out of San Antonio, Texas and Honolulu, Hawaii. Chavah is the owner of Vida Chic Events, a luxury destination wedding planning event company, and an exciting resource - TheCuratedWedding.com website. They discuss Chavah's path to pursue doing what she loves to do, as she traded in a successful corporate events career to follow her true calling to help brides and grooms plan the wedding experiences of their dreams.
Chavah is also known as "The Wedding Planner" (@vidachicevents) on TikTok, entertaining audiences everywhere with fun and hilarious videos about situations one may encounter when planning a wedding!
You can find Chavah Grant at:
TikTok - @vidachicevents
Facebook - Vida Chic Events
Welcome to our first episode of The What Does Happy Look Like? Podcast! Our hosts, Sally Leslie and Mary Despe, share a little bit about themselves, as well the concept and mission of this weekly show. Join us every other week on the “What Does Happy Look Like?” Podcast -- a show where we will explore the unique and interesting stories that everyday people have experienced as they create their versions of happiness.