47. Volume: Kemi Nekvapil: Self-Leadership

How can we expect to lead others if we can’t lead ourselves? Self-leadership is about holding space for your own pain, and learning how to hold space for your own joy. It’s only then that we’re able to guide others to do the same.

This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

a highly produced, revealing audio docuseries that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions.

If you are an entrepreneur (BTW we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs) and would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, and if small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of results in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.

Kemi Nekvapil is one of the most sought-after speakers in Australia.

Kemi is of Nigerian descent, was born in England and now lives in Australia. She spent her childhood being passed through five different white foster families. She quickly learned that she needed to connect to people in order for them to see her humanity. She was often “othered”, but doesn’t see this as a disadvantage. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Kemi is now a successful coach who helps women find their own voices and purposes in life. Besides working with powerful female CEOs and executives, she also helped bring the raw food movement to Australia. She’s a yoga master who has taught all over the world. Her versatility as an entrepreneur is inspiring to anyone that meets her. She’s pretty much one of the most amazing women you’ll ever meet. No, scratch that. She’s one of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet.

In this illuminative volume, Ronsley and Kemi get into the nitty-gritty of growing up as a minority in a predominantly white area. She breaks down why she doesn’t see this as a disadvantage, but rather a kind of superpower. Kemi explains how in order to coach her clients on how to make space for their pain, as well as their joy, she needed to understand this firsthand. Making space for the powerful emotions your past experiences creates is all about self-leadership. Kemi dives into this in ways that may shift your perspective on trauma. Let’s listen and learn together.


Other Enriching Bits In This Volume:
  • Kemi’s riveting backstory
  • What do people assume about you?
  • Kemi’s definition of self-leadership
  • The inspiring BBC News story of an artist who takes 17 years to finish a painting
  • How entrepreneurship and leadership can live in the same space
  • Why saying “No” is the biggest tool in your toolbox
  • Why changing your response to pain is how you grow
  • Why yoga is so important to Kemi
Links & Resources: 

Kemi’s Website

Kemi on Instagram

The Kemi Nekvapil Podcast

Kemi’s Book: The Gift of Asking: A Woman’s Guide to Creating Personal Power

Kemi’s Book: Raw Beauty

Video: Black Panther DORA MILAJE perform at Toronto Raptors – Black History Month 2019

Video: The Artist Who Take 17 Years for a Painting – BBC News

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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