Lead To Excel Podcast

Lead To Excel Podcast

Welcome to the Lead To Excel Podcast, hosted by Maureen Chiana, the visionary behind The Mindsight Academy and a trailblazer at the intersection of faith, neuroscience, and self-leadership. With a steadfast commitment to intertwining Christian principles with cutting-edge neuroleadership strategies, Maureen empowers leaders and business owners to transcend traditional boundaries and achieve unparalleled success. Through the lens of faith and neuroscience, Maureen unveils transformative insights that enable you to 'Rewire Your Brain' for success, illuminate your blind spots, broaden your perspective, and significantly influence outcomes to exceed beyond expectations. This unique approach not only cultivates high emotional intelligence, confidence, and resilience but also fosters the development of positive, faith-centred relationships, ensuring you thrive with ease and grace, free from stress or overwhelm. Whether you're a high-performing leader, an ambitious business owner, or someone seeking to integrate your Christian faith with excellence in your career, this podcast is your sanctuary. Maureen has devotedly applied these neuroleadership techniques to assist a global community of women, executives, managers, and entrepreneurs in elevating their performance, productivity, and profitability, all while nurturing their spiritual growth. Join us on the Lead To Excel Podcast, where faith meets neuroscience, and discover how you can excel in your professional journey without compromising your values. Let's embark on this transformative journey together, where being a high-performing individual also means being spiritually fulfilled and grounded in your Christian faith.

Episodes

April 12, 2024 18 mins

As we step into the vibrant energy of April and the heart of spring, "Spring into Success" invites you on a timely journey to rise and thrive in this new quarter. 

This episode guides you to embracing the season's promise of growth and renewal. We delve into the essential blend of emotional intelligence, mindset shifts, and the pioneering science of neuroplasticity to empower your journey towards achieving y...

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In this episode, I sit down with Jemma Fairclough-Haynes, a once shy, academic child who evolved into a leading entrepreneur and gospel singer. We delve into Jemma's inspiring transformation from her beginnings in the Midlands, UK, through her ventures into employment law and business ownership. Her story celebrates the power of embracing one's roots, leveraging education, and connecting across diverse groups. Jemma share...

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Have you ever felt like an invisible barrier is holding you back at work, especially as a woman?
Join me, Maureen Chiana, and unravel the unseen yet powerful biases that shape our professional lives. I discuss the implicit and explicit challenges women, particularly black women, encounter in their careers. Through a lens of emotional intelligence, I go through personal experiences, the significance of self-awareness, and how m...

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When the trials of life hit hard, where do we find the resilience to push through?

Denise Ejoh joins me in a profound exploration of this question, sharing her journey of living with cancer interwoven with her passion for education. As a CEO, educationist, and teacher, Denise's life is a beacon of hope and determination that illuminates the path for others facing similar battles. Her story is not only about survival;...

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Have you ever stood at a career crossroads, the daunting unknown stretching out before you?
Buckle up as we journey with Lora Poepping, the transformation guru and president of Plum Coaching and Consulting. She shares the crossroad moment that pivoted her from being laid off at Microsoft to lighting the way for others navigating career turbulence. In an episode rich with wisdom, Lora recounts how she harnessed her communicatio...

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Embrace the power to transform your decision-making and set yourself up for success in the new year with insights from my personal journey and expertise.

I'm Maureen Chiana, your guide to uncovering the hidden influences of internal narratives and belief systems forged from our earliest memories that shape the choices defining the trajectory of our lives.

In this enlightening episode, we'll dissect cog...

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Discover the power of personal branding on LinkedIn as we share the microphone with Mildred Talabi, a visibility powerhouse and branding coach. Raised in the bustling streets of London with roots in Nigeria, Mildred brings an intriguing blend of cultures, experiences, and wisdom to the table. From her ambitious dreams of building a media empire to now helping individuals shine brightly on LinkedIn, her journey is a testament to the...

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Imagine the power to reshape your reality, just by harnessing the strength of your beliefs. This is no magic trick, but an intriguing intersection of neuroscience, leadership, and faith that forms the crux of our conversation today. I dissect the fascinating concept of 'believing is seeing' and how the human brain adapts to our faith, creating behaviour patterns and opening pathways of opportunities.
I delve into the...

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Prepare yourself to journey through the intricate layers of identity, purpose, and success, specifically designed to empower black women, but universally beneficial for anyone seeking growth. I unravel the gift of identity, spotlighting the necessity of owning our narratives and strengths. The conversation takes a deep dive into how our upbringing and cultural exposure mould our values, and how these values, in turn, shape our live...

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What if there was a way to harness the power of your mind and use it to become a better leader and a happier, healthier person too?
Get ready to unravel the infinite power of your brain as I take you on a journey into the fascinating world of neuroplasticity. This episode is a deep dive into mental wellness, emphasising its crucial role in effective leadership. I discuss the silent battles we all face and explore the quiet str...

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Have you ever dreamt of seizing an opportunity and turning it into a life-changing journey? Meet Dr. Blessing Enakimio, the dynamic CEO of Ble Global, a multi-faceted talent, an event designer, and an international businesswoman, and she's here to share her incredible story.
From persevering through financial struggles at a young age in Nigeria to migrating to the UK,  Blessing's journey is filled with determination,...

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Ever been rejected and felt like the world was ending? I've been there! After a significant job rejection, I figured it was God's way of saying I was meant to go solo. Thus, spurned by rejection, my journey towards launching The Mindsight Academy started. Join me, Maureen Chiana, as I share my experience and the profound lesson that rejection is indeed a gift. Through emotional intelligence, scriptures, and neuro-leadersh...

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Have you ever felt stuck or overwhelmed with leading your team or business? Fear not, because our guest for today, Cheale Villa, a branding expert and mother, bravely shares her candid experiences and lessons. Revolving around her journey to self-discovery and wholeness, this episode sees Cheale reveal how she overcame her fears, embraced her entrepreneurial spirit, and became a successful businesswoman in the branding, marketing, ...

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Today's episode of Lead to Excel podcast is a captivating conversation with Sarita Stefani, the dynamic CEO and Co-Founder of Amelis. Are you curious about Sarita's fascinating journey transitioning from a Bachelor Degree in History of Art to a Master in Finance, and then from Finance to Tech, and finally landing in Healthcare? Sarita opens up about her challenges, triumphs, and her personal mission of making fertility pr...

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Have you ever felt at a loss when dealing with a difficult team member? 
Maybe you are wondering if there was a better way to handle conflict or disruption in your team. 
Well, then, this episode of Lead to Excel Podcast is for you, where we delve deep into the challenges of managing difficult team members and demonstrate how to enhance your leadership using the principles of neuroleadership and emotional intelligence.

First...

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Have you ever felt 'stuck' or caught in a challenging circumstance, and you don't know how to navigate through it? Then this episode is for you! We're sharing some personal and heartfelt discussions with our special guest, the Emmy-nominated and award-winning creative executive Jean Marie Jean.

Jean Marie has a unique take on leadership that's both inspiring and full of practical wisdom. Her journ...

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In this episode of Lead to Excel Podcast, we dive into strategies for dealing with difficult bosses and managing upwards.
I explore different types of difficult bosses, the reasons behind their behavior, and how to leverage neuroscience and emotional intelligence to not only survive but thrive in challenging situations.

Learn about practical steps and strategies for improving your working relationship and staying per...

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In this episode, we dive deep into the power of selective reading with Avil Beckford, the founder of The Invisible Mentor. Avil shares her personal story of how reading helped her overcome grief after the loss of her mother and how it led her to create a system for senior-level professionals to read effectively and efficiently.

Through her work, Avil teaches people how to read selectively to unlock their hidden potential. She emphas...

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Join me this week as I sit down with Maricella Herrera Avila, the CEO of Ellevate Network, the world's largest community for women+ at work that is dedicated to fostering equity and inclusion in business. In this episode, Maricella shares her inspiring journey from her upbringing in war-torn El Salvador to becoming a fearless leader who has transformed her fears into a powerful tool for success.

With over 15 years of experience...

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In this Podcast, I use emotional intelligence and neuroscience to discuss how to succeed in a toxic work environment.
Controlling our reactions to negativity highlights the significance of perception, thinking, and attitude.

Also, the podcast emphasises the value of self-awareness, empathy, and self-care in helping us control our emotions and foster positive experiences.
In addition, it advocates for the de...
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