The Elevate Podcast
Professor of Organisational Psychology & Change Damian Hughes

Professor of Organisational Psychology & Change Damian Hughes

December 7, 2021

A very special episode this week as we have the honour of sitting down with Professor Damian Hughes. Damian is an international speaker and best-selling author who combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisational development and change psychology, to help organisations and teams to create a high performing culture.

Ramita and Damian discuss how change and motivation influence our young children's thinking, as well as taking an introspective look at the ways in which we motivate ourselves.

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Sports Psychologist Dr. Jay-Lee Nair

Sports Psychologist Dr. Jay-Lee Nair

October 26, 2021

We are joined this week by psychologist Dr. Jay-Lee Nair. Her focus is to provide psychological support to youth and adult individuals looking to raise their standard of performance and thrive under pressure with less stress and anxiety.

She is also skilled in the design and delivery of sport psychology support services in the form of team mental skills training and individual consultations for athletes and parents in all sports, primarily in swimming, gymnastics, fencing, and golf.

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Confidence Coach and Leader Heather Monahan

Confidence Coach and Leader Heather Monahan

October 19, 2021

This week confidence coach Heather Monahan joins the podcast and shares her journey of overcoming both financial and physical rock-bottom, and how she grew from the experiences to become a leader is developing confidence, outlining a step-by-step method that anyone of any age can follow to build confidence and focus on their ambitions.

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Grief Recovery Specialist Kristi Hugstad

Grief Recovery Specialist Kristi Hugstad

October 12, 2021

Ramita sits down in this episode of Elevate with grief recovery specialist Kristi Hugstad.

"In the wake of epic grief, Kristi's life has found a new trajectory. She discovered a deep desire to inspire and help those in need, not just physically but emotionally, psychologically, and even spiritually. Her mission now is to reach out to those wrestling with grief and offer the opportunity to find a safe place to confront their pain and fears, to address them, change them, and ultimately move through them to a new perspective and new life."

Kristi shares her knowledge around how to identify depression-related behavior, and how to get out of the deep rut it can cause.

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Army Veteran Nyota Gordon

Army Veteran Nyota Gordon

October 5, 2021

Nyota Gordon shares her learnings from after 20 years of service with the US Military. The TEDx speaker, bestselling author, and CEO dives into how adaptability is the key for overcoming fear, and purpose.

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Journalist Renu Bakshi

Journalist Renu Bakshi

September 28, 2021

On this week's episode of the Elevate Podcast, Ramita is joined by none other than her cousin, acclaimed journalist Renu Bakshi. They discuss the challenges that face children that are raised in traditional households, and how to overcome the difficulty of going against the grain.

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Bespoke Events Specialists Sahar Kasiri & Aleksandra Rabbani

Bespoke Events Specialists Sahar Kasiri & Aleksandra Rabbani

September 21, 2021

This week's episode of Elevate sees Ramita sit down with Sahar Kasiri and Aleksandra Rabbani of Elari Events.

Elari is a decor design house unlike anything seen in the UK market in recent times. Priding themselves on a distinctly innovative, entirely bespoke approach to each and every project, they work tirelessly to bring their clients’ vision to life, whilst also ensuring the Elari signature touch remains; one that is synonymous with luxury, elegance, style, and originality.

Sahar and Aleksandra share how their unique upbringings helped shaped their paths to where they are today, and how having another passionate and close companion on your journey has endless possibilities of growth.

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Children’s Author, former Model and Diversity Advocate Naomi Kissiedu-Green

Children’s Author, former Model and Diversity Advocate Naomi Kissiedu-Green

September 14, 2021

Naomi Kissiedu-Green sits down with Ramita in this week's episode of Elevate and discusses the importance of raising children in culturally diverse backgrounds, and navigating the challenges that can bring especially for multicultural families of mixed races. They also talk about the struggles of 'Third Culture Kids' as well as how fashion and modelling industries have room for improvement for people of colour.

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Social Scientist, Psychology Professor and Expert in Body Confidence & Image Phillippa Diedrichs

Social Scientist, Psychology Professor and Expert in Body Confidence & Image Phillippa Diedrichs

September 7, 2021

Phillippa Diedrichs joins the Elevate Podcast and discusses her research surrounding how young girls perceive their appearance. She and Ramita share stories about how the technological rise of social media has given its users more ways to become dissatisfied with their bodies - but more importantly what we can do to combat it.

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Cognitive Function & Neuroplasticity Pioneer Barbara Arrowsmith Young

Cognitive Function & Neuroplasticity Pioneer Barbara Arrowsmith Young

June 22, 2021
Ramita is joined on the podcast this week by Barbara Arrowsmith Young. The pioneering researcher in the field of brain function shares her knowledge and discovery surrounding neuroplasticity, and how it can be utilized in helping not only children but adults too in overcoming their learning difficulties. A moving interview about how science brings us all much hope. 
 

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