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🤔💭Have you ever really thought about why do we work? No, REALLY why do humans work? 🚶🏻‍♂️We spend most of our lives working but do we really know why we do what we do? 🎙🐢On this podcast, Emery talks to these crazy amazing humans who loves their work, sees their work as a lifestyle and embrace the awkwardness in starting something for themselves. ❤️‍🔥If you want to fall in love with what you do, no matter what it is, well, this is going to be THE podcast for you!

🤔💭Have you ever really thought about why do we work? No, REALLY why do humans work? 🚶🏻‍♂️We spend most of our lives working but do we really know why we do what we do? 🎙🐢On this podcast, Emery talks to these crazy amazing humans who loves their work, sees their work as a lifestyle and embrace the awkwardness in starting something for themselves. ❤️‍🔥If you want to fall in love with what you do, no matter what it is, well, this is going to be THE podcast for you!

Location:

Hong Kong

Description:

🤔💭Have you ever really thought about why do we work? No, REALLY why do humans work? 🚶🏻‍♂️We spend most of our lives working but do we really know why we do what we do? 🎙🐢On this podcast, Emery talks to these crazy amazing humans who loves their work, sees their work as a lifestyle and embrace the awkwardness in starting something for themselves. ❤️‍🔥If you want to fall in love with what you do, no matter what it is, well, this is going to be THE podcast for you!

Language:

English


Episodes

How does Gen Z feel about Sustainability & Work? Anushka Purohit #36

5/16/2022
No doubt Gen Z has a very different perspective on the world, let alone the workplace. Anushka is in her Final Year and is the CEO and Co-founder of many social-driven businesses. Her university experience was coupled with the madness of COVID and various world-changing events in this period. It is only right to hear what their thoughts are on the world of business and work. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Please remember to give us a rating on the pod, it will help other humans to find this show! Follow...

Duration:00:37:03

Why is storytelling so important to humans? Both in life and at work?! Imogen Short #35

5/3/2022
Storytelling is really the basis of this podcast, I wanted to bring real life stories to share with lovely humans in the world and what better way to get someone who is an expert at this! Imogen is a story ninja and award-winning writer. She co-founded Three Wise Sheep Productions to create film and television content that puts women at the front and centre of the story - which got her to attend some really cool film festivals! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Please remember to give us a rating on the pod, it...

Duration:00:44:21

How to become an artist in Hong Kong? Jonathan Jay Lee #34

4/18/2022
Pursuing art as a career is tough wherever you are in the world. How about being in a city like Hong Kong where Finance is at the heart of everything, and corporates careers are the most sought after? I met Jonathan Jay Lee last year at my TEDx talk and it was incredible to hear his story, the way he sees Hong Kong and his perspective on work and education is admirable. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Please remember to give us a rating on the pod, it will help other humans to find this show! Follow GUEST...

Duration:00:36:53

Can a Digital Lifestyle Media Platform make an impact to the world ? Chris Edwards #33

4/4/2022
Having a lifestyle media platform online seems to be everywhere nowadays, but what was it like 13 years ago when this format of online media was almost unheard of?! Listen to the story on how she founded The Honeycombers! Chris is now ready to take it to the next level, lifting other Entrepreneur up by starting a community over at Launchpad - essentially giving us what she wished she had when she first got started! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Please remember give us a rating on the pod, it will help other...

Duration:00:36:05

How does ‘finding your passion’ really happen? - Kei Kei Chan #32

3/21/2022
It does seem like the future of work will look a lot like working from home. It now seems silly that we don’t invest in our home office! This week I want to bring a real-life example on how ‘finding your passion’ really works. Kei Kei is a Certified Office Ergonomic Specialist, the Founder of EKOBOR – a company specialised in ergonomic furniture. Her passion came suffering from severe back pain during her pregnancy. She studied the correlation between health and correct posture, she...

Duration:00:46:58

Can Mindfulness help with your Career? Genevieve Heng #31

3/7/2022
Picture this. You wake up tired and you are late. It’s a Monday morning and you have a presentation with your boss. You feel groggy and down. You just had to sprint to make the train. On your way out, someone bumps into you and someone’s card was stuck in the ticket machine. Your day is now ruined, in fact, this is going to be a bad week until Friday night. I am sure we’ve all been here so many times before. Well, Gen is here to tell you on the podcast, we can put an end to...

Duration:00:37:24

What goes into making music? Jodie Chan #30

2/21/2022
Singing and making music is one of the top skills I wish I had! I have always been so envious of people who can do both - so this week we have Jodie Chan on the show, who is an independent Singer-Songwriter in Hong Kong. We talked about how music came to her life, why she decided to pursue it now after entering the world of tech in her day job, how she expresses herself through music and what she has learned along the way! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Please remember give us a rating on the pod, it will help...

Duration:00:36:48

What is life after professional football like? Shannon Moloney #29

2/7/2022
WE ARE BACK! After a short break over Christmas and New Years - the Awkward Turtle pod is back! Let’s kick off the show for 2022 with yet another amazing human who I had the pleasure to meet to through sport. Shannon is an ex-spurs (I know, this is painful for me) player in the UK and she’s now out here in Hong Kong as the AIA Ambassador and Global Football Development Coach for Spurs. We of-course talked about how great Arsenal is (I wish!) but in all seriousness, we talked about how she...

Duration:00:46:18

#28 Awkward Turtle at TEDx!

12/19/2021
Todayyyy! I am going to sing my own praises for a few minutes if I may. This is going to be the last pod of the year and I want to recap on where this podcast has taken me and all the amazing experiences I had. Obvs will be talking about the Tedx experience too if you are interested! Anyways, wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2022! ❤️🐢 Emery x Instagram_ @Efung94 https://www.instagram.com/efung94/ Youtube_...

Duration:00:25:42

#27 - LIVE recording! The magic of podcasting @ HK International Literary Festival

12/5/2021
I was honoured to be alongside the hosts of In The Changing Room and KELY Support Group (This Hong Kong Life). The panel was of-course hosted by the wonderful Regina Larko who we had on #14 - the founder of #impact. We had this great discussion about the magic of podcasting, and some Q&A at the end with our live audience! We had such a great chat on stage, we thought we should share that with all our listeners, so here it is, enjoy! Follow GUEST on: #impact_...

Duration:00:59:14

What you need to know before you D.I.E #26 Jocelyn Brady | Brain Coach

11/21/2021
We can all agree that the current school system is great for pumping out workers, but do we also agree that a linear school system may not be enough for today’s world? One of the key messages of this pod is to inspire humans to really think what it is they want, and this week we have a Brain Coach explaining why that is paramount. Follow GUEST on: Instagram_ https://www.instagram.com/jocelthem/?hl=en Youtube_ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGQAm7AlSKTAyZI83f5XxaQ LinkedIn_...

Duration:00:39:14

What makes you you? Is it your gender, socioeconomic background, personality? Leila McKenzie-Delis #25

11/8/2021
Originally from Hong Kong, Leila was adopted and relocated to the UK when she was 6. That was the first time she felt different to those around her. Her lived experienced and dyslexia meant she saw the world with a different lens to most people. She found her passion in diversity through work and subsequently founded DIAL Global! Follow GUEST on: LinkedIn_ https://www.linkedin.com/in/leilamckenzie/ Instagram_ https://www.instagram.com/leila_mckenzie_delis/ Twitter_...

Duration:00:43:02

Would you like to be a Travel Blogger? From BBC Admin to Travel Blogger/ Documentary Producer/ Director #24 Bella Falk

10/24/2021
Everyone says they want to be travel blogger. But it’s so much more than just taking candid photos with a pretty background. They are storytellers, writers, photographers all rolled into one. Bella started as as Admin on the BBC, made her own luck and became a documentary producer/director and here she is sharing how she learned to be a travel blogger! Follow GUEST on: Instagram_ https://www.instagram.com/passportandpixels/ Twitter_ https://twitter.com/PassportAndPix Website_...

Duration:00:34:06

Really, how important is a degree? Jonaed Lqbal | Founder & CEO, NoDegree.com #23

10/10/2021
Really, how important is a degree? Jonaed Lqbal | Founder & CEO, NoDegree.com #23 They say that Education is the key to success. So des your Bachelor Degree determine how successful you will be? Does not having a degree mean you will not be successful at all? For me going to school means more than just learning academically, it also means to learn about the importance of hard work, team work, how to communicate with different people, how to exchange ideas and learn self-awareness - which...

Duration:00:40:54

Should you get a Mentor? 2022 LGBT+ Mentoring Programme - Scot Jones, Randell Aranza #22

9/26/2021
In today’s noisy world, it’s easy to lost sight on what we really want. There are distractions everywhere. I have been thinking about finding a mentor, but I don’t really know what is mentoring? Why should I get a mentor? How to even find the right mentor? So when I was so excited to connect with Scot, the 2022 LGBT+ Mentoring Programme Manager, and here he is on the podcast sharing the story how this all came about. We even have Randell, a mentee of the programme to share his...

Duration:00:34:33

Why is LinkedIn important? Why do you have a LinkedIn Profile? Karen Tisdell - LinkedIn Profile Writer, Trainer #21

9/12/2021
I must admit as a recruiter, I never fully utilised LinkedIn as a platform. I, like many people uses LinkedIn because we feel we should be on there, it’s a platform to connect recruiter & candidates with job opportunities. But Karen has a very different angle of this, listen to the LinkedIn expert yourself! Follow GUEST on: Website_ www.KarenTisdell.com LinkedIn_ https://www.linkedin.com/in/karentisdell/ Want to share your story? Here is how you can get in touch and support this...

Duration:00:47:13

#20 - Mela Habijan | Miss Trans Global 2020, Writer, Actress, LGBTQIA+ Advocate | I am a product of courage

8/29/2021
Podcasting has allowed me to meet so many AMAZING humans! Mela is the next incredible human I want to introduce you all to. She is the 1st ever Miss Trans Global! Mela gave some super awesome affirmations we can all use and talked about why it’s important for her to spread these messages. Follow GUEST on: Facebook_https://www.facebook.com/melahabijan/ Instagram_ https://www.instagram.com/missmelahabijan/?hl=en Youtube_ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzGvEsig4A2cpf884i7tRA LinkedIn_...

Duration:00:45:55

#19 - Stef Teng | Senior Manager, Diversity Equity & Inclusion | Make room for conversation, invite it if you can

8/15/2021
D&I has been a buzzword thrown around left right and centre for the past year. But do we actually know what it means? Where does it start and where does it end? Stef, a D&I professional shared some gems with me on this podcast! Quick update: This podcast will be bi-weekly going forward to ensure we can keep up the quality! Follow GUEST on: LinkedIn_ https://www.linkedin.com/in/stef-teng-1181642a/ Want to share your story? Here is how you can get in touch and support this...

Duration:00:42:35

#18 - Sho Dewan | CEO Founder, Workhap | Find what you are great at

8/8/2021
We have our first LinkedIn Top Voice in the house - Sho! He has some of the best and most honest content across instagram, Tik Tok & LinkedIn. We shared our perspective on work and he gave some really solid tip on what it actually means to build your career. Follow GUEST on: Instagram_ https://www.instagram.com/workhap/ LinkedIn_ https://www.linkedin.com/in/shodewan/ Facebook_ https://www.facebook.com/workhapofficial/ Want to share your story? Here is how you can get in touch and...

Duration:00:41:08

#17 - Kayla Wong | Founder, Basics for Basics | Constantly ask yourself questions

8/1/2021
Kayla Wong is in the house this week! She is one of the most inspirational role model we have here in Hong Kong, a great champion for the youth, she advocates for sustainability fashion, LGBT and gender issues. Another fantastic example of living your true self, not falling to the trap of fulfilling other people expectation of you (easier said than done of course), listen for some great stories and tips on how to find your own path! Follow GUEST on: Instagram_...

Duration:00:49:38