What Makes Life Truly Yours?
What leads people to evolve, unlearn, or drastically change the course of their life? What happens when you stop relying on societal constructs and start questioning what you’ve been taught to believe?
Join Edvo CEO Shireen Jaffer and an eclectic mix of guests as they attempt to find the answers to these questions. Earnest, raw, and compelling, this is a look into how we make the most important choices of our lives.
#5 | Trish Lindo: Gut Instincts, Developing Perspectives, Self-Reliance & Resilience
In this episode, Trish joins Shireen to discuss her move from Hollywood, FL to Hollywood, CA to pursue a career in entertainment, despite many people advising her not to. She further shares her experiences working with countless celebrities and building a successful career in LA, and then ultimately asking the big question: “What else is out there?” Tune in to learn how Trish went from working with Oprah to working with women fighting homelessness and listening to stories on Skid Row.
#4 | Jill Knobeloch: Dealing with Emptiness, Rationality vs Intuition, Relationships
In this episode, Jill tells us why she chose to walk away from her “perfect life:” a supportive husband, a beautiful house in California, and a good job. All before the age of 30, Jill files for divorce, moves to Chicago by herself with no job or friends, and deals with two life-threatening health concerns. We discuss the aftermath of her decisions, question why we believe certain things and quickly dismiss others, and consider her epiphanies along the way.
#3 | Deborah Benton: Chasing Stability, Learning to Think, Success in School & Work
In this episode, Deborah Benton, former COO of Nasty Gal and current partner at Willow Growth, shares how success was defined for her during her childhood and how it led her to a “prestigious” job that got her physically sick. This wake-up call serves as a catalyst for Deborah to re-define success for herself and do things her own way. We also discuss her opinions on our education system and the beliefs that limit our thinking.
#2 | Daria Tsvenger: Childhood, Emotional Trauma, How Our Brains React
In this episode, Shireen talks with mindset expert Daria Tsvenger about growing up in Russia, moving to America, and the feelings of helplessness, loss of identity, and hopelessness that stemmed from it. Find out how studying neuroscience helped Daria overcome her fears—and what she’s doing now to help other people navigate life changes and develop positive mindsets.
#1 | Elizabeth Marks: Navigating a Financial Crisis, Freelancing, Career Advice
In this episode, Liz tells us about how she navigated her career after graduating into the financial crisis of 2008. Despite doing everything she was told to do--excelling in school, going to NYU, and even getting a job at the Times in NYC--Liz learns early-on that she must create her own path in order to live the lifestyle she wants. And she does just that.
About the host
I like to build. Currently building Edvo to inspire critical thinking, make learning meaningful, and help people take control of their careers.
I’m fueled by finding solutions to age-old problems that shift mindsets and the norm. Spending this decade on re-thinking how work is done and how people are educated.
I enjoy getting to know people and their stories. I enjoy brainstorming and bringing ideas to life. I learn best by doing and sharing. I learn better by having what I do and share questioned.
I have a lot to learn. You have a lot to learn. Let’s talk: email@example.com