SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE with Vinay Kumar

SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE with Vinay Kumar

In this business podcast that is all about people, Vinay Kumar, a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, OD Consultant, Podcaster, Global Nomad, Wildlife Stalker and Records Collector, interviews leaders, thinkers, strategists, and doers to reveal actionable insights, first-hand experiences, smart strategies, brilliant tips and lesser-known best practices on a range of subjects in business leadership and people management, from innovation, DEI, facilitation, technology, future of the workforce and sustainability to evolution of leadership, storytelling, negotiation, digital learning, mental wellbeing, the art of staying positive and even water wars! Plus each episode features curated recommendations from Vinay and his guest for your own RWL (Read Watch Listen) list to keep you shinier and happier!

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September 9, 2021 39 min

He helps individuals, entrepreneurs and teams see what they truly want, be the person they need to become to achieve it and create the action plan to get there – and he does so with a generous blend of positivity, experience and humor! Meet Steve Gamlin, speaker, humorist, author, vision boarder, radio show host, stand-up comedian and The Motivational Firewood™ Guy, who blends back-to-basics positivity, visualization and humor into...

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This week, we peer inside the beautiful mind of Cat Janisko, on-camera coach and the woman behind ‘The Confidence CEO’ which helps CEOs and business owners ‘manifest their dream life with soul-aligned marketing strategies’. A former beauty queen (titleholder in the Miss America program) and TV news anchor and presenter, Cat's journey speaking in front of national crowds started at the age 14! Cat has sold over $300 million wort...

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August 12, 2021 39 min

Gear up for an exciting conversation with Angel Ribo, the CEO Confidant who has helped more than 1500 CEOs across 33 countries accelerate the growth of their businesses in the last two decades. Angel is an influencer, LinkedIn strategist, international TV host, public speaker and CEO consultant. He also sits on the Board of the Evolutionary Business Council, which has over 350 global transformational leaders with a combined reach o...

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This week, we get behind the scenes with the articulate and authentic Abhimanika Yadav, a certified fitness coach, and fashion and grooming consultant. A huge influencer in the fitness and fashion world, Abhimanika wears multiple hats (or crowns rather!) – she’s a former Mrs. Universe (2017) and former Mrs. Asia-Pacific (2016). She’s also a motivation speaker, a dancer, an entrepreneur, event manager, and a mother. Vinay speaks to ...

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She’s the best-selling author of the classic ‘How To Work A Room’ which has sold over a million copies in 14 countries, and she’s named by Forbes as one of the top 25 networking experts! This week, Vinay talks to the ‘Mingling Maven?’ keynote speaker, Susan RoAne who has worked with audiences worldwide, and written in diverse publications including the New York Times, Sydney Telegraph, Financial Times, Globe and Mail, Washington Po...

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This week, instead of a guest interview, we bring you a special episode feature from the ‘Facilitation Stories’ Podcast by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) England and Wales chapter, which documents the amazing stories of facilitators from around the world. This episode from the Facilitation Stories podcast features our very own Vinay Kumar as a guest recently, sharing his stories as a Certified Professional Faci...

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This week, we bring you a riveting conversation between Vinay and the brilliant Kelli McLoud-Schingen, a Global Diversity and Inclusion Specialist with over 30 years of experience. Kelli is the Vice President for DEI at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma USA, and President of KMS Intercultural Consulting. Specializing in healing racism, cross-cultural competence, conflict resolution/mediation, storytelling and inclusive leadership, ...

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June 3, 2021 43 min

The Shiny Happy People podcast has just turned one! What better way to celebrate this than to bring back our very first guest, the one and only Paul Dupuis, MD & CEO of Randstad India, and author of the best-seller, ‘The E5 Movement’. Hit play for this electrifying conversation with Paul, the ‘Human Forward' Leader, on the year that wasn’t and the year that could be.      

[04:00s] The year that wasn’t! 

[07:00s] The ‘Human F...

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May 20, 2021 43 min

A harbinger of curiosity and creative thinking, TEDx Speaker Van Lai-DuMone is on a mission to rewrite the way we apply creativity in the workplace and instill brave thinking in clients who are willing to disrupt traditional training methods. The Founder and Creative Strategist of worksmART Advantage talks to Vinay about how good ideas can come from any level of an organization and how, once cultivated, that can help the company cu...

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She started her career in Human Resources, spending 17 years across industries as a senior HR professional and a leadership and performance coach. A few years ago, her passion for sustainability and global causes like climate change and environment conversation, took centerstage and she decided to switch gears and turn that passion into a way of life – and work! Vinay talks to the amazing Arundhati Kumar, Founder of Studio Beej, a ...

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As we hit pause on our ‘Insights 10 in 10’ series of episodes for the time being, we bring you our favorite clips from this series. Tell us which ones were your favorite and if you would like to hear more ‘Insights 10 in 10’ episodes in the future, what topics would you like to hear about – write in at podcast@c2cod.com. In the meantime, stay tuned for a whole new array of new exciting guest interviews coming up!              

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We continue the exciting theme of ‘Innovation’ with this riveting conversation with the master of innovation himself, Joeri Schilders, Founder of ‘The Magic Sauce’. An innovation strategist, storyteller and content creator, Joeri has worked on over 100 innovation challenges in the last 15 years across Asia and Europe, spanning new product development, setting up a co-creation practice in an award-winning bank, digitizing traditiona...

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Adapt or die. Pivot the business. Necessity is the mother of invention. We’ve heard these words and phrases often. So, this week, it’s all about innovation! Vinay brings you his Top 10 best practices for how you can create a work culture that nurtures, encourages and embraces innovation. Hit that play button and go innovate!               

[02:19s] Tip #1: Communicate the innovation strategy. 

[02:57s] Tip #2: Create a safe space for...

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Motivated by a mission to rid the world of horrible meetings and offer meaningful meetings in their place, Douglas Ferguson is the founder and president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based facilitation agency that  that specializes in helping teams work better together through participatory decision making and design inspired facilitation techniques. Douglas is an entrepreneur, a human-centered technologist, a thought leader, a Mas...

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Have you got your ducks in a row? Stakeholder management is absolutely critical to the success of any project or activity or change measures, in your organization. Align your stakeholders to your cause effectively, with Vinay’s Top 10 best practices.   

[02:15s] Tip #1: Connect with mutual contacts to learn more about your stakeholder.

[02:35s] Tip #2: Consciously work on expanding your network.

[03:00s] Tip #3: Step back, create a st...

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Yes, indeed, no matter whether we are in office or working from home, the learning never stops, as Vinay finds out in this riveting conversation with friend, Adrian C Bazemore, Lead of International Learning & Development and Lead for DEI L&D for Chick-fil-A, Inc., one of North America's largest fast food chains.  Adrian’s work in L&D stands out for his ability to successfully translate the learning engagement into ...

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With or without a pandemic, one thing will never change – our need to network and connect with others. This week, Vinay brings you his Top 10 best practices to help you network better for professional and personal success. Networking is easier than you think, and it can be learnt! As Susan RoAne said, ‘Networking is an enrichment program, not an entitlement program.’ So, go on, hit the play button and get networking!  

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March 11, 2021 41 min

From 100% remote teams to hybrid workforces, the Human Resources in every organization the world over has quickly evolved over the past year in navigating the many challenges since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we worked forever a year ago. This week, Vinay invites seasoned HR professional, Anjali Raghuvanshi, Chief People Officer at Randstad India, one of the largest staffing firms in the country that manages a combined wo...

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This week, our ‘Insights 10 in 10’ episode dives deep into the art of influencing which is defined as the ability of an individual to transform and shape the opinions, behaviors and actions of others. Influencing is not about manipulation or persuasion. It is an essential skill today and good news is that it can be taught and it can be practiced! So, here are Vinay’s Top 10 best practices on how you can influence better.  

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Following up on last week’s ‘Insights 10 in 10: Trust in Leadership’, we bring you an incisive and inspiring conversation with none other than Dr. Dennis Reina himself who, along with his life and business partner, Dr. Michelle Reina, is a sought-after pioneering thought leader on trust. Vinay gleans insights from Dr. Reina’s journey into his work and research on trust and its critical role in leadership today. 

[03:00s] A journey i...

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