Past Interviews

Jonathan Aberman’s golden rules to become a successful entrepreneur!

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Jonathan Aberman is the current Dean and Professor of Practice at the School of Business and Technology at Marymount University. Over the course of Jonathan’s life, he has experiences as a venture capitalist, lawyer, investment banker and entrepreneur. As an expert in the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship […]

Shaun Gold: Serial Entrepreneurship and Admitting To Failure

Listen to the podcast Shaun Gold, currently based in Miami, is a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author and a guest speaker. Shaun is involved in many other things in his life which makes him the ultimate guest to give advice on finding a pathway and dealing with rejection. Shaun started off the interview with exploring the […]

Steven D. Lavine on building resilience and being bold in the arts

Steven D. Lavine is the former President of the California Institute of the Arts and he is currently the chairman of the American advisory board of the Thomas Mann House.  The interview covered a wide range of topics, including Lavine’s lifelong influences, the recent release of his new book Failure Is What It Is All […]

Why a handshake is a sign of modern societies weakness? – Alan Baker

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Quick Summary Alan Baker is a successful martial arts expert based in the United States. In this interview, we covered topics that revolved around discipline, weakness, and taking challenges as they come. As a professional, Alan has had many experiences with various kinds of people. Alan shared […]

History Repeats Itself – Angelita Teo

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Angelita Teo is the Director at the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage. Her work in the arts and culture sector started at University where she decided to change her major and chose to pursue what she truly wanted. Originally from Singapore, Angelita worked in various […]

Life is a Classroom – Joel Hauer

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Joel Hauer is the founder of Liquor Loot, an Australian based alcohol subscription service. Joel has a background of marketing from his education at Macquarie University. After founding several companies focusing on entrepreneurs, marketing and freelancing, Joel wanted to take that experience and create a new […]

Non-Linear Pathways – Irene Wu

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Irene Wu is currently an investor at Blue Collective VC and Computer Science student at Harvard University. Having taken a different pathway to most, Irene started off her journey by taking time off from college after High School due to personal circumstances. She decided to make […]

All Things Journalism – Natasha Mascarenhas

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Natasha is currently working at a tech magazine called TechCrunch. Graduated from Boston University, Natasha has always had a passion for writing so choosing her career path was pretty easy. She has done many internships and worked at different firms so far in her career. Quick […]

How to live a balanced life? – Scott J Spears

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Having grown up in a small town in California, Scott Spears then moved on to serving the military at 17 years old. During his consultancy job, he found himself getting very overworked with a poor life-work balance. Scott proceeded to heal himself to now having a […]

Why is it important to learn how to present yourself? – Theo Kapodistrias

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Theo Kapodistrias is an award winning lawyer based in Australia. Theo has done a lot work in the field before gaining his undergraduate degree as he participated in many different events, challenges and competitions in order to build up his CV and become an outstanding candidate […]

What is the importance of meaningful connections? – Jon Levy

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Jon Levy is a behavioural scientist that loves to create meaningful interactions between individuals from all different backgrounds. Taking his knowledge, Jon created the ultimate space for influential people to come together and for a brief moment, take off the weight of being known for their […]

What is the future of NFT? – Nicholas Chan

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Nicholas Chan is the Co-Founder of Refinable. Refinable is the first major NFT marketplace on BSC, empowering both individual creators and beloved brands to easily and affordably create, discover, trade, and leverage NFTs. https://refinable.com/ Quick Summary What is a NFT? Nicholas describes an NFT (non-fungible token) […]

Connecting the World – Rahul Jha

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Rahul Jha is a Program Officer at the International Telecommunications Union under the United Nations. He has done many various things in his life that have to do with Telecommunications. He has worked in numerous different companies including Nokia and Ericsson. Being a professional in his […]

Communication is Key – Lucas Steuber

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Lucas Steuber is a Clinical Business Manager at Verge Learning as well as the Director of Clinical Product and Marketing at Cognixion. Born in the States, Lucas is a linguist and speech pathologist. Working alongside technological advancements, Lucas creates devices to help with speech impairments. Quick […]

Paving the Way – Molina Asthana

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Molina Asthana is the Vice President at the Law Institute of Victoria, Australia. Molina is on the board of Directors at Gymnastics Victoria and Good Shepard. Molina is also part of a lot of different leadership roles in Australia. Quick Summary What was your journey like? […]

Family Passions – Jeremy Jacobs

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Jeremy Jacobs is the co-founder and managing director of Raise Bakery in the United Kingdom. Jeremy worked in a digital media company until 2009 after which, his family started a bakery. Starting off as a business to customer (B2C) company and then growing to business to […]

Creating Pathways – Raghvi Arya

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Raghvi is a third year student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, United Kingdom. She is currently studying Economics. Raghvi is an interesting guest on this podcast because she is so young and so successful. Being in her third year, she has done various […]

New life – Dr. Vincent Candrawinata

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Vincent is a researcher and founder in Australia who created a new design of antioxidants that can be used for humans. This is called activated phenolics, made out of apples. Vincent shared his journey of moving from Indonesia to Australia in 2008 for his Bachelors degree […]

Worldwide Solutions – Vannary Kong

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Vannary Kong is the founder of the United States – ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Youth Council. Based in the United States, Vannary has participated in a number of different initiatives surrounding International Relations. She has also been successful in internships with the United Nations […]

Future Cities – Sarah Ichioka

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Sarah Ichioka is an urbanist who is currently head of Desire Lines in Singapore. This company consulates different initiatives in terms of socio-economic and environment decisions. She is originally from the United States and completed her Bachelors degree there before moving to the UK for her […]

Education Inequality – Santosh More

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Santosh More is the co-founder of Mantra4Change. This is an initiative that works to help make education in India accessible to all. Santosh has a degree in Engineering but over his years in the corporate world, he felt that he wanted to do something he is […]

Finding the Meaningful – Hossein Rezai

Find the full 40 minute episode and podcast audio here. Who? Hossein Rezai is the director of Web Structures and the Milan Research Lab. He is a structural engineer and architect. He has been in the business for a very long time. Engineering has been an interest of Hossein from a very young age as […]

Speaking Up – Joel Lim

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Joel Lim graduated from MTU 2 years ago. There he studies communications as well as visual communications. After graduating, Joel started working in a social media PR agency. Over the last year, some of his content on social media surrounding the GE2020 in Singapore went viral […]

30 under 30 – Andrew Mitson

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Andrew Mitson has been featured twice in Forbes 30 under 30 for all his amazing achievements. Having studied in the London School of Economics after leaving school at 16 and self teaching his A Levels, Andrew has also taught there, winning LSE Class Teacher Award. Andrew […]

Urban Farming – Bjorn Low

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Bjorn Low is the Executive Director of Edible Garden City in Singapore. He is also a PhD candidate in RMIT. Bjorn was also the finalist for the 2018 Singaporean of the Year award. Quick Summary What made you want to go into the industry and what […]

Sustainability and Fashion – Romina C

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Romina is a business design consultant at the Chemistry Team. She is also the founder and blogger at Blaastyle. She was born in Switzerland but has a base in Singapore. After university and many experiences with brands and events, Romina has decided to make blogging and […]

Managing Money – Caroline Tran

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Caroline Tran is the co founder and CEO of Aircrex. Is an online banking program that helps people keep full track of their expenses and allows people to achieve their goals quicker. Caroline worked in commercial finance for the past 8 years. She is also a […]

Being Genuine – Goh Jing Rong

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Goh Jing Rong has kickstarted many different projects and has been part of various programs. He is the director of Risk Lighthouse and co-Founder of Anapi. He is also working in a social enterprise which works on connecting people who need help with people who can […]

New Pathways – Henry Langdon

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Henry Langdon is the founder of Udamon. Henry’s background is education so he has designed and ran various educational programmes. Udamon is a platform that enables career starters and changes and shapes their decisions in life.  Quick Summary What inspired you to want to go into […]

Sharing Your Story – Jim Van Allan

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Dr. Jim Van Allan is a professional public speaker. He is a professor of communications and works with different brands and clients around the work to train others. Dr. Jim Van Allan has also conducted research based on a book called “The Energy Bus” written by […]

Bridging Gaps – Julian Rossy

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Julian is Swiss but currently lives in Singapore. He works as a Business Developer in Asia for FAIRTIQ, a company that works to provide the most cost effective ticket options for public transport. He also dedicates his time to the St Gallen Symposium. Julian is a […]

Building Relationships – David Christmas

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? David Christmas has done many things over his lifetime. He has been in multiple leadership roles in businesses such as Royal Mail and DHL. Currently he is on the global logistics board and is the head of logistics in Asia Pacific at DB Schenker. Quick Summary […]

Supporting Futures – Nathaniel Diong

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Nathaniel is the current CEO and Founder of Future Minds Network. It’s a network that aims to help the youth who are struggling with unemployment. Nathaniel is also on various non for profit boards and takes part in mentorship coordinating with a variety of credible organisations.  […]

Maximising Potential – Stephen Lazar

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Stephen has done various things over his life. Currently, he is the managing director at ProperT Network.  Quick Summary What inspired you to want to go into your current field? Was it always on your mind or did you ‘fall’ into the industry? His passion in […]

Chain Reaction – Lye Yee

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Lye Yee has done many things in her life. Lye is a supply chain professional which means that she works in managing and understanding all areas of the supply chain including logistics, purchasing and movement control. Lye Yee grew up in Singapore and went to New […]

Preparing for the Uncertain – Julien Leyre

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Julien Leyre is a writer, educator and mentor. He started up numerous initiatives over his lifetime. He is a founder and is currently working at the Founders of Governors Agency (FoGA). Quick Summary What inspired you to want to go into tackling societal issues? Was it […]

Building your World – Seah Chee Huang

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Seah Chee Huang is the current deputy CEO of DP Architects. DP Architects has over 1000 employees and maintains offices in 16 cities. Some of their past projects include The Dubai Mall; Mariner’s Quarter in Royal Wharf, London; Golden Mile Complex and Esplanade Theatres on the […]

Living Life For Yourself – Michael Huskii

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Michael Huskii is founder of Asian Heritage Ay You as well as Valyou Xchange. Asian Heritage Ay You is a media production company which empowers Asian community leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs and risk-takers to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Australia. He is also a current board member […]

Shooting for the Stars – Tim Davis

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Tim Davis is the author of TRIPOLAR: The Story of a Bipolar Triathlete, which chronicles his journey from childhood trauma into multiple addictions until finally recovering and discovering triathlons and ultrarunning as important tools to help him stay sober and in recovery.  He is a high […]

Asking Questions – Jiye Seong-Yu

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Jiye Seong-Yu is a strategic advisor to the Human Rights Foundation, where she manages Flash Drives for Freedom. Flash Drives for Freedom collects USB thumb drives and fills them with outside information to be smuggled back into the DPRK; hopefully countering some of the state-led propaganda. […]

Evoking Potential – Johannes Romer

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Johannes has centered his life around three main aspects; Consulting, Coaching and People. After studying consumer psychology in LMU Germany, Johannes went on to pursue work in the fields of business, manufacturing and consulting. Even afterwards, he got an MSc in Coaching and Consulting from the […]

Adapting Your Thinking – Jacob Ner-David

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Jacob Ner-david started in tech as CEO of Ambient, Inc., Executive Chairman  of Delta Three, Inc., CEO of NomadIQ, CEO of Zula, Inc., and investor in many others. Pursuing an interest in wine, he co-founded Jazreel Valley Winery. Since then, he has started Vinsent, an ecommerce […]

The Unique Mission – Daniel Gefen

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Daniel Gefen is a podcast host with over 250,000 downloads. He is also founder of Gefen Media Group; a podcast booking agency. In addition, he is a co-founder of podbooker.com, a platform to connect podcasts and potential guests. Having written ‘The self help addict’, Daniel is […]

Finding the 75% – Chris Anthony

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Chris Anthony got his start in engineering before transitioning to tech. After 18yrs in the information technology sector at firms such as Cismo, Chris started Teacher on Wheels; an organisation that aspires to train youths for the future of the workplace. Teacher on Wheels is a […]

Possessing a Growth Mindset – Caryn Sowa

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Caryn Sowa is the current program manager at the freedom project at Wellesley college. She got her start in events management which eventually led to her working in companies such as the New England Patriots, Disney and the Boston theatre. Wanting a change of pace, Caryn […]

Inspiring a Spark – Deeya Bajaj

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Deeya Bajaj is an internationally-recognized adventurer, speaker, business leader and founder of the non-profit, “Ganga Vatika Home for Girls”. She has summitted the highest mountains in 6 of the 7 continents of the world: including Mt Everest and Mt Kilimanjaro. She holds the distinction of being […]

Enacting Genuine Change – Jack Sim

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Mr Jack Sim, or globally known as ‘Mr Toilet’, is the founder of the World Toilet Organisation (WTO). By the age of 40, he had set up 16 profitable businesses and chose to retire, switching his focus to pursuing more social work. In this time, he […]

Going in 100% – Dan Swift

Who? Dan Swift is CEO of Empire Selling, a digital sales training and transformation company. Dan has over 20 years of leadership experience spanning sales, marketing, and business development, having successfully launched LinkedIn’s flagship product Sales Navigator and catapulted social media management technology Sprinklr to a $2bn valuation. With an emphasis on ‘bringing the human […]

Harnessing our Experiences – Martin Foakes

Who? Mr Foakes is an explorer, environmentalist and outdoor education coordinator. Currently acting as head of outdoor education for Tanglin Trust School, Foakes has a long history of developing and delivering outdoor and adventure experiences for students of all ages. These of which involve activities such as Rocking Climbing, Caving, Trekking and Wild Camping. Through […]

Solving the Rubik’s Cube – Khayla Black

Who? Khayla black is a 3rd year student at NYU Shanghai studying Biology. Picking up on her childhood interest in science and biology, Khalya went on to join the International Youth Neuroscience Association( IYNA). Over the years, she has risen through the ranks to her current position where she is CEO of the IYNA. Through […]

Bouncing off the World – Michael Skok

Who? Michael Skok currently acts as a Founding Partner at Underscore VC. A serial entrepreneur turned investor, he also engages in mentoring, coaching and learning through numerous channels, specifically  as an ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ at Harvard Business School and through his Startup Secrets work. Throughout Michael’s life, he has engaged in numerous experiences and worked […]

Grit, Passion and Perseverance – Thomas Chu

Who? Thomas Chu is an accomplished leader with more than 30 years of solid experience in sales, business strategy and management in Asia Pacific. Mr Chu has Proven track records in building highly motivated teams and sustainable business models to deliver consistent and extraordinary business outcomes as well as extensive customer and partner networks to […]

Formulating Your Passion – Alessandra Tam

Who? Alessandra Tam is a passionate and highly motivated individual currently working at OWN Academy where she helps to transform the way education is viewed by bridging students to professionals. In terms of her education, she graduated from Oxford in 2016 after studying Archaeology and Anthropology. It was from here she went on to pursue […]

Navigating the Jungle Gym – Heather Stevens

Who? It was Queen’s University Belfast where Heather Stevens first embarked on her journey in law. After graduating with the Lord Chief justice’s Prize for highest overall marks, she then started to pursue numerous work experiences such as taking on the role of the Head of Human Rights Unit at the Office of the First […]

Getting Your Foot in the Door – Jo Tyrer

Who? Mrs Joanna (Jo) Tyrer has over 25 years of experience in the IT sector. She was recently nominated for the 2020 Women in IT award and primarily specialises in business transformation. Over the years, she has worked in Europe and Asia Pacific with many different IT companies and currently runs a French HQ software […]

Carving Your Own Path – Chun Kit Choi

Who?  From science to entrepreneurship, Chun Kit Choi has immersed himself in a wide variety of initiatives. In 2018, he graduated from the National University of Singapore after studying Physics. This came after he had previously spent two years in the Singapore army reaching the rank of Lieutenant as an Air Warfare Officer. In addition, […]

Lessons from a Pioneer in Sustainability – Sanjay Krishnan

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. WHO? Sanjay Krishnan is the Co-Founder and CEO at Lithium Urban Technologies, a global superpower in sustainable urban mobility that currently holds the world’s largest commercial EV fleet (outside of China) and operates India’s […]

Lessons From a National Diver – Myra Lee

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? Myra Lee is a former Team Singapore National diver . In 2010, she competed in the inaugural Youth Olympics Games held in Singapore. In her event, she managed to persevere past a back […]

A Passion and a Mission – Priya Krishnan

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? Priya Krishnan is the founder of KLAY, the largest owned pre-school chain in India with over 200 centres. KLAY has enabled over 20,000 women to get back into the […]

Empowerment through Social Media – DearAlyne

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. WHO? Alyne Tamir or Dear Alyne as she is commonly known, is a social media influencer and content creator. Alyne’s Facebook page has over 2 Million followers from 80 countries […]

Aerospace Engineering in Singapore – Nick Lee

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? Nick Lee is an aerospace engineering graduate from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Currently, he works with propulsion technology at Equatorial Space Systems but pursues a breath of […]

A Headmaster’s View on the Next Generation of Education – Alan Stevens

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. “Don’t just do what’s expected of you, embrace the unexpected, explore what’s possible and give yourself permission to flourish“ Alan Stevens Marlborough College Malaysia is a prestigious British boarding school located […]

The Role of Sport in Student Development – Jip Bartels

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? In this episode, we’ve been lucky enough to connect with Jip Bartels, currently 27, who is a former Ajax footballer, sporting coach, and Director of Montessori Sports in Australia. Originally […]