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Balancing at the crossroads between business and mindfulness, fashion exec turned brand consultant and mindfulness teacher, Anne Muhlethaler, entertains conversations with friends, designers, entrepreneurs, meditation and yoga teachers, weaving their stories into a inspirational platform for a reflection on living.

Balancing at the crossroads between business and mindfulness, fashion exec turned brand consultant and mindfulness teacher, Anne Muhlethaler, entertains conversations with friends, designers, entrepreneurs, meditation and yoga teachers, weaving their stories into a inspirational platform for a reflection on living.

Location:

Switzerland

Description:

Balancing at the crossroads between business and mindfulness, fashion exec turned brand consultant and mindfulness teacher, Anne Muhlethaler, entertains conversations with friends, designers, entrepreneurs, meditation and yoga teachers, weaving their stories into a inspirational platform for a reflection on living.

Twitter:

@annvi

Language:

English

Contact:

+41797220330


Episodes

Siddha Jain on bold branding, creative confidence, and bringing your full self to work

9/18/2022
The guest for this interview of Out of the Clouds is Siddha Jain, Chief Business Officer at Bombae, by Bombay Shaving Company, a premium women’s personal care and grooming brand launched during the pandemic. Siddha is a savvy and creative executive who in her own words followed the expected track, first studying hard to first become an engineer, then obtaining an MBA, and later becoming a consultant at Bain & Company. Host Anne invites Siddha to talk about her story (hint: her goal is to...

Duration:01:39:30

Salman Ansari on integration, self-reflection and the polymath playbook

9/2/2022
On this episode of Out of the Clouds, Anne interviews generalist (or jack of all trades) Salman Ansari, also known as the Quick Brown Fox (@DareToRant). The talented writer enjoys wearing many different hats — he is a startup founder, a CTO, a web & iOS engineer, a teacher, an illustrator and DJ, among other things. The two of them start off by talking about Salman’s early career, how he ended up leaving Canada to relocate to California to become a startup co-founder, and the importance of...

Duration:01:56:33

Ana Santi on three things to heal the planet and how to be a good ancestor

8/21/2022
In this episode of Out of the Clouds, host Anne Muhlethaler interviews fashion journalist and writer Ana Santi. Ana has held various roles, including deputy editor at Drapers Magazine, a renowned UK fashion trade magazine, before going in-house at a brand called Jigsaw, where she became their first editor in chief. There she launched an in-house magazine and even published a book, called “Comfort Zones”, a collection of original stories by 28 women writers, including Pandora Sykes,...

Duration:01:25:45

Nishanth Chopra on connecting the dots, the seed-to-sew model and regenerative farming

8/11/2022
Nishanth Chopra is a young, innovative Indian entrepreneur who in 2016 founded a unique sustainable brand and collective called Oshadi (pronounced aw-sha-dhi, which means ‘essence of nature’ or ‘healing plant’ in Sanskrit - @oshadi_collective) In this interview with Anne Muhlethaler, Nishanth tells Anne about growing up in the textile town of Erode and how, after returning from university in the UK, he decided to carve a new path for himself by breaking with the expectations of his family...

Duration:01:05:34

Abigail James on skincare, self-care and ageing well

7/25/2022
Abigail James (@abigailjames1) is an A-list facialist, well-being expert and author. She is widely known in London as ‘the queen of skin’ and the ‘priestess of facial massage’ and is one of the most sought-after skincare experts of the British Capital. Abigail’s YouTube tutorials have been a huge hit, with some of the videos garnering nearly 6.5 million views. In our interview, the single mother of three talks to Anne about her journey, from working for her father’s food business to her...

Duration:01:31:46

Aicha McKenzie on breath, movement and allowing ourselves to slow down

7/12/2022
In this episode of the Out of the Clouds podcast, host Anne Muhlethaler interviews former Commonwealth British gymnast, dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur and now certified breath coach Aicha McKenzie (@AichaMcKenzie). Aicha is the CEO and founder of the AMCK Group, which she launched in 2005 with AMCK Dance - an award-winning international premium dance agency with the most elite selection of dancers, choreographers, and creative directors - as well AMCK Models in 2008, London’s only...

Duration:01:11:44

Dr Jonathan Kaplan on urban mindfulness, psychological flexibility and living from our values

6/23/2022
In this episode, Anne Muhlethaler interviews Dr Jonathan Kaplan, Ph.D. Dr Kaplan is a licensed clinical psychologist, author and teacher, an expert in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), an ACT therapist (for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and also works with the application of mindfulness and meditation in psychotherapy. Dr Kaplan runs the SoHo CBT + Mindfulness Center, he also teaches courses to undergraduates at The New School in "Mindfulness and Meditation in Psychology" and...

Duration:01:26:01

Archana Jain on purpose-driven communication, telling good stories, and why PR matters

6/5/2022
In this episode of Out of the Clouds, host Anne Muhlethaler reconnects with Archana Jain, an accomplished PR and communications professional, and the founder of PR Pundit, one of India’s top integrated communications firms. Archana has been at the forefront of her industry since her early days in the field and is widely recognised as a leading personality in PR, communication and media. She has been acknowledged as India’s top 100 PR communications professionals, as well as among India’s 50...

Duration:01:06:09

Jennifer Fisher on building a business, talismans and making smarter choices

4/28/2022
In this episode of Out of the Clouds, host Anne Muhlethaler interviews her friend, New York-based jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher. The two met in New York, many moons ago, over a long dinner at Mr Chow’s in Tribeca and had an instantaneous bond. Jennifer is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), a nominee for the 2020 and 2019 Accessory Designer of the Year at the annual CFDA Awards, a recipient of the 2018 Town & Country Jewelry Award for Retail Innovation, the...

Duration:01:19:06

Wesley Faulkner on how community shapes us, inclusion and neurodiversity

4/21/2022
In this episode, host of Out of the Clouds Anne Muhlethaler interviews Wesley Faulkner. Wesley is a first-generation American, public speaker, and podcaster, and he currently works as a Head of Community at SingleStore, co-hosts the developer relations focused podcast Community Pulse and serves on the board for South by Southwest. He is a founding member of the government transparency group Open Austin and a staunch supporter of racial justice, workplace equity and neurodiversity. A tech...

Duration:01:49:59

Jenny Sauer-Klein on experience design, connection and scaling intimacy

3/26/2022
In this episode, Anne Muhlethaler, host of Out of the Clouds, interviews consultant and experience design specialist Jenny Sauer-Klein. Jenny is passionate about how we get together as groups and how we learn, and she regularly consults for organisations like Google, Airbnb, Dropbox and the Haas School of Business. She is a wonderful facilitator who has spent her life creating lasting experiences for a myriad of different audiences and is a frequent presenter at international conferences...

Duration:01:23:23

Manfreda Cavazza on not fitting in, the craft of writing and adopting an audience-first mindset

3/17/2022
In this episode of Out of the Clouds, host Anne Muhlethaler interviews writer, copy editor and journalist Manfreda Cavazza. The two have been collaborating since late 2020, with Manfreda supporting Anne in her writing for the blog and newsletter she publishes weekly for her company, AVM Consulting. They share a number of values, including, among other things, a love of words well used, storytelling and values-driven strategies. In this interview, the Italian-English writer shares stories...

Duration:01:20:22

Julie Granger on passion, teaching, and making the benefits of ballet available to all

3/10/2022
In this episode of Out of the Clouds, host Anne Muhlethaler interviews celebrity fitness trainer and former ballerina Julie Granger. Anne came across Julie via an online recommendation and was immediately struck not only by the instructor’s passion for teaching and the effectiveness of her classes (particularly Brooklyn Barre), but also by the combination of her warmth and dry sense of humour. In this interview, they dig into Julie’s journey from the outskirts of Paris to the Boston Ballet,...

Duration:01:20:27

Cameron Silver on circular fashion, the theatre of retail and vulnerability

2/22/2022
In this episode, Anne Muhlethaler, host of Out of the Clouds, interviews Cameron Silver. Known as ‘the impresario of vintage fashion’, Silver - who pursued acting in his teens - is a talented retailer, storyteller, and an all-round entertaining guest. In their interview, he tells Anne about how he landed working in retail while pursuing acting and singing roles, and how he started building a shop in his mother’s living room, after discovering a passion for thrifting while touring around the...

Duration:01:27:56

Annie Lee on safe events during COVID, setting healthy boundaries and not planning for perfection

2/15/2022
In this episode, host Anne Muhlethaler interviews her good friend, entrepreneur and event planner Annie Lee. Annie is known as “The Wedding Doctor” by Refinery29, “The Party Planner” by New York Magazine, a “celebrity entertaining expert” by People Magazine and Shape Magazine’s “Woman in Action – Entertaining Expert.” An event and wedding specialist for nearly 15 years, Annie has been an industry spokesperson for safety in events since early in the pandemic. She continues to run her own...

Duration:01:22:25

Neil Bridgeman on naturopathy, nutrition to support mental health and yoga for anxiety

1/11/2022
Neil Bridgeman is a marketing and branding expert turned naturopathic nutritionist. In this podcast episode, Neil talks to host Anne Muhlethaler about his personal journey from Australia to the UK where he landed in the then up and coming startup that was luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter. The two know each other from then, and exchange on the way Net-a-Porter, and Mr Porter, have been the pioneers in the world of e-commerce, in the projects, collaborations and experiences created for...

Duration:01:18:11

Paulette Perhach on writing and personal finance, creating value, and the joy of writing in community

12/21/2021
Paulette Perhach (@pauletteperhach) is an freelance writer, journalist and writing coach, who shares her knowledge and expertise with those pursuing writing, both as a career or for personal creative goals. In this lively podcast interview, Paulette speaks to host Anne Muhlethaler about her early beginnings with writing, how one of her stories, ‘The Fuck-off Fund’, went viral, and how this didn't just propel her to the top of literature mountain but zip-lined her (in her own words) to...

Duration:01:15:46

Rebekah Brown on the M word, femtech funding and reframing midlife as a superpower

11/18/2021
Rebekah Brown is the founder and chief guinea pig of MPowder, the world’s first plant-based supplement powder range crafted to target the three distinct biochemical stages of the menopause. Rebekah's personal struggle was the starting point for this entrepreneurial adventure, as she started to suffer in her early forties from varied symptoms that neither she or her doctor could make sense of. As a researcher and planner in the creative industries, she threw herself into a quest which led...

Duration:01:21:31

Yancey Strickler on Bento and post-individualism, self-interest and future us

10/31/2021
Yancey Strickler (@ystrickler) is an entrepreneur and writer, co-founder of Kickstarter, The Creative Independent, and the author of This Could Be our Future, A Manifesto for a More Generous World. He’s a Distinguished Fellow at the Drucker Institute, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People, and an angel investor in startups, including Hopin, Mati, Organise, Realtime, Supercritical, System, and Wren. Host Anne Mühlethaler met Yancey over Zoom, with 50 or so others, curious after hearing...

Duration:01:27:31

Solo Episode - On swimming, resources and finding flow

10/25/2021
In this solo episode, host Anne Muhlethaler (@annvi) explains how she reconnected with her childhood love of swimming while away on a mountain retreat for a few days. Surprisingly, through a few changes she'd recently made, this practice turned into a peak experience. This got her thinking, mid-stroke (breaststroke that is), and turned into a reflection on the feeling of ‘meh’ (aka languishing), and how to find joy (and flow) in the small things. With a clear nod (and thanks) to Prof. Adam...

Duration:00:24:49