Set Free: The Journey from Banker to Buddhist Nun with Emma Slade | Ep. 4

In episode #4, Yvonne and Shamash talk to Emma Slade about how she went from being a high-powered banker travelling the world, to a Buddhist Nun and founder of a charity working in Asia.

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Emma Slade had an international career as a highly successful CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). She was known for her dynamism, intelligence and analytical skills. But a deep seated desire to enquire into the deeper aspects of what it is to be a human being was brought to the surface following a life-changing visit to Jakarta, Indonesia.

This led her on a journey from banking to Buddhism, which eventually led her to taking ordination as a Buddhist nun and founding the charity Opening Your Heart To Bhutan. Her well-honed financial and management skills are now benefiting the charity which changes the lives of hundreds of disabled children in the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

Her first book, Set Free, detailing her inspirational story, was published in April 2017. All proceeds from the book go to the charity she founded: Opening Your Heart to Bhutan. The book can be ordered on Amazon.

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Overcoming Resistance: Doing the Work You were Born to Do with Nick Williams | Ep. 3

The Zen of Business interviews multiple bestselling author, Nick Williams

The Zen of Business interviews multiple bestselling author, Nick Williams

“Nick Williams offers useful and inspiring insights to explore the infinite possibilities inherent in every human being.”
 - Deepak Chopra

In episode #3, Yvonne and Shamash talk to Nick Williams about how he found the work he was born to do, overcoming resistance, working with your shadows, a new definition of leadership and the importance of showing up everyday, doing and sharing your unique gift and talent.

Nick is a coach, trainer and author of over 10 books, including the bestselling 'The Work You Were Born To Do'. Nick has spoken at events around the world, created communities that support each other in sharing what they love and shares his wisdom daily with his audience.

- Nick's journey from corporate IT to multiple bestselling author
- How and why he writes about resistance, and ways to work with resistance through understanding and self-compassion.
- Nick's take on leadership and what Zen of Business means in practice

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A Design Business Inspired and Giving Back to Nature with Susy Paisley | Ep. #2

In episode #2, Yvonne and Shamash talk to Susy Paisley about applying a love for nature conservation into selling nature-inspired designs, and the joys and difficulties of the journey.

Susy is a conservation biologist and founder of Newton Paisley. Newton Paisley creates beautiful and unique fabrics and wallpapers, all designed and hand-drawn by Susy. Each design tells stories of neglected and endangered species, and, even better, contributes towards the preservation of critical wild habitat. For every every metre of fabric sold, 100m2 of wild habitat is preserved through our collaboration with World Land Trust.

- Susy story of spending time completely alone in nature, with no outside contact
- Her initial challenges of selling her nature inspired work and her eventual joy of selling and sharing her work with others
- How she finds her Zen in business

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Introducing Zen of Business - Episode 1

Thanks for listening to our first episode!

In this first ever episode, you get to meet the hosts of the Zen of Business Podcast, Yvonne Fuchs and Shamash Alidina.

Tune in to find out how Yvonne and Shamash met, what experience they're bringing to this podcast and what Zen of Business means for them. Every month, they will be interviewing business owners who they believe bring Zen to their business in a variety of different ways. Leave some feedback.

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