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The Learning Curve Podcast | Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East.

Nicholla Henderson Hall, talks to Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East. Speaking with ladies in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Egypt, Oman and Jordan we ask them to share their entrepreneurial journey. How they faced success and challenges in their own business, what advise and direction they offer up to more women keen to start their own business or expand their current business and where they see themselves as their businesses evolve. We are based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Oct 31, 2016

The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East.

Salma and Veronique are the women behind 'The Pathway Project' a Dubai based business focused on Executive Leadership and Career Development Coaching.

Salma started The Pathway Project in 2012 and Veronique joined in 2014. They were friends first and joined forces to form a strong and dynamic partnership. Finding and choosing a business partner can be a difficult assessment but in this episode we explore their partnership to find out what worked and how they deal with difficult patches.

We also explore their unique business focus.  Both women have a passion and drive to transform individuals to performance to their highest potential by getting them to connect back to their purpose and their why within an organisation.  They are about creating courageous conversations and help people make the right decisions about their career future.

Cultural intelligence is another area they focus on.  They help individuals, businesses and large organisation become more culturally aware and we take a look at this in this episode too.  In the UAE it is not uncommon to have many different nationalities working with each other and this characteristics is going global.  Salma and Veronique themselves are products of growing up, living and working in different parts of the world so they understand the importance of connecting with people from other cultures and finding ways for them to use their differences to make a difference.

This was a very warm, open and in some areas a funny conversations taking a deeper look at their business, their accomplishments, their weaknesses and where they want to take their business next.  A big thank you to Salma and Veronique for allowing us to tap into their lessons learnt and share their knowledge and wisdom.  

More Women Entrepreneurial Episodes here

Oct 25, 2016

Most of us today are knowledge seekers.  We are in the pursuit of bettering ourselves. We want to empower ourselves so we can grow, make better decisions and ultimately live a lifestyle we dream off.  As people we are constantly in a pattern of learning. New life chapters start everyday and each come with a new invisible heading with a collection of invisible bullet points under it.  Unfortunately life isn't like a laid out curriculum, though sometimes I wish that it was, so I can tick it off as read, learnt and apply. Anyway.. the point being is we are knowledge seekers and these days we have many ways in which to collect that knowledge.  We can read, watch videos or listen to podcast!!  And this is what this podcast/blo is about because if you are a knowledge sharer and want to add value to your business then podcasting could be your way of streaming up to date audio knowledge to your clients and prospects.

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Oct 11, 2016

Andreas Ekstrom is a Swedish journalist, TED Fellow, author and digital futurist.  He has written a bestselling book about Google – and has since been a leading commentator on all things digital around the world.  His focus is on educating us on working towards digital equality and bringing back the human element back into our digital lives.  He wants us to be aware of how we marry people, people behaviour, digital information and technology to achieve our goals but also how this influences our decision making.  Our discussion today focuses on 'digital influence and digital equality.  I'm asked Andreas to help us become more aware of the power the big digital players have on our lives.

Andreas is coming to Dubai on October 30th for an event with MENA Speakers who are a Dubai based business, run by my Business colleague, Saana Azzam.  MENA Speakers is the leading speakers agency in Dubai. They provide highly experienced and professional public speakers with the motive to educates, engages and empowers the audience.  Saana got in touch with me recently about this really interesting discussion that Andreas is bringing to Dubai and at their event entitled 'The Google Code - Demystifying the Digital Power Players'.  I was naturally intrigued because like many of us Google is my go to search engine and I blindly accept what google shares and tells.  Having watched his TED talks, I was quite shocked by my own thinking as I thought i was quite rational and mindful of my own prospective on the digital influence so I asked Andreas to join me and answer some questions so we can become more mindful of our relationship with these big players.

Oct 3, 2016

The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East.

Lesley Lyle is a Applied Positivity Psychologist and the Director of Positive Psychology Learning.  

Remember the movie - 'Inside Out' - the movie looks at the human emotions and how they impact our decision making.  Lesley has spent her career helping people find ways to be happier and recognising when they are happy.  Happiness does always seem like such a difficult feeling to acquire particularly when we are wrapped in stress and anxiety on a daily basis. 

In this episode we talk about what happiness looks like, how it feels and how we can work to harness that emotion.  The Learning Curve Podcast interviews many women entrepreneurs over the last 18 months and happiness is always something they strive for.  Lesley shares that we should seek happiness in all that we do and not leave it for the 'BIG' chapter changing moments in our life.


We also learn about Lesley's own challenges and her accomplishments that have helped her become the person she is today and are the makings of the person she is choosing to become.

In this podcast we learn more about the energy behind Lesley, where her passion for happiness and inspiring others come from and if she ever doubted herself too.

This is her starting her entrepreneurial journey and learning curve story.

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