Episodes

September 12, 2021

How to find your Life's purpose with Malini Sarma

In this episode Malini talks about finding life's purpose, making the right decisions and how your core hopes and dreams never die. How do you know what you want to do when you grow up? How do you know you are making the righ...

September 05, 2021

Speaking up for change - Can I? An immigrant perspective by Malini Sarma

This episode was recorded as an IG live. In this episode Malini talks about her decision/indecison to speak up. Coming from a generation that was taught not to rock the boat, it is hard to make changes. But when you consider ...

August 30, 2021

A conversation with a real life Indiana Jane with Dr. Deniz Enverova

Dr. Deniz Enverova was born in Bulgaria but moved to the US when she was 10 years old. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to be an archeologist. While her parents were trying to navigate the American dream, Deniz did whatever she needed to make sure she became an archeologist and fulfil her dream only to realize the limitations that go with it. This is her story.

First Generation Bulgaria

August 16, 2021

Independence - how to get there from here with Malini Sarma

Gladiatrix podcast host talks about the importance of being independent. You will learn the path if you know where you want to go.Belief, mindset, being intentional is important. In this episode, Malini talks about her experiences and where she may be going. This is her story.

Immigrant

August 08, 2021

How you can start over in your 50's with Dr Severine Bryan

Dr.Sev Bryan was born and raised in Jamaica but moved to the US in her late 20's. Having a passion for personal finance led her on a path to teaching and a doctorate in Accounting. When a divorce forced her to put into the practice the very concepts she was teaching, she decided to help other women starting out others especially in their 40's and 50's

Immigrant Jamaica

August 01, 2021

Finding that Impossible Love - A Journey with Jay and Apsara

Jay and Apsara were born and raised in India in traditional Tamil Brahmin households. They went to college, got jobs and got married to their husbands not realizing that something was missing. It was only when they met each other did they recognize that missing piece. At a time when homosexuality was illegal in India, they had to find a way to make it work. Today Jay and Apsara live in San Francisco with their 10-year old twin boys while juggling work and raising a family. This is their story.

India United States

July 26, 2021

Being your most authentic self with Malini Sarma

Gladiatrix podcast host talks about being your most authentic self. Belief, mindset, being aware, getting out of your own way and staying true to who you are takes courage. In this episode, Malini talks about how she feels as she navigates through this path. This is her story.

Immigrant

July 18, 2021

Carrying the torch with Carolina Flores

Carolina Flores was born in El Salvador and moved to the United States when she was 4. Watching her parents work multiple jobs inspired her to work hard as well. In this episode she talks about learning marketing at the age of 14, using real estate to build generational wealth and why she needs to carry the torch

Immigrant El Salvador

July 11, 2021

Reflections - How it all started

In this episode podcast host Malini Sarma reflects on the year gone by since, what started the podcast, forcing to make changes, decision making and entreprenuership. This is her story.

June 27, 2021

An Autism Ally with Raquel Rojas

Raquel was born and raised in Mexico but now lives in Switzerland. For the longest time she always wondered why she felt like she never belonged. When her son was diagnosed with Austism, she realized she needed to learn more about Autism starting with getting herself tested. In this episode Raquel talks about being an ally to the Autism community, how she started her business and learning to look at life from a different perspective. This is her story.

Mexico

June 20, 2021

Forging her own path with Deborah Miranda

Deborah Miranda was born in Panama to a Nicaraguan mother and moved to the United States at the age of 6. She was the first one in her family to go to college and was the emotional and social support for her mother who did not speak any English at the time. Today she is a money coach and talks about navigating her way through college, importance of community, creating boundaries and speaking up for yourself. This is her story.

Panama

June 13, 2021

Cure for pain with Sue Hitzmann

New York Times Bestseller Sue Hitzmann talks about her MELT method that has helped her and thousands of others to cure pain. A veteran of the fitness industry, Sue has a masters in Anatomy and Physiology and advanced certifications in neuro muscular therapy. In this episode Sue talks about how she figured out what caused her pain and how to cure it, her MELT method and how she is able to help thousands of people. This is her story.

June 05, 2021

Being Chief Happiness Officer with Trish Ahjel Roberts

Trish Ahjel Roberts is a Self Actualization coach and a Happiness expert. She left her corporate job in finance and sales to author three self help books. In this episode she talks about what prompted her to leave her corporate job, the affirmation that she uses everyday and the steps to mind blowing happiness. This is her story.

First Generation

May 30, 2021

Breaking generational curses with Evie Prete

Evie Prete is a chingona born and brought up in Southern California but her mother came over from Mexico. Even though money was tight, education was important and Evie was the first one in her family to go to college. In this episode Evie talks about being the only one of two women of color in her college engineering class, finding the courage to leave an abusive relationship and starting her own business. This is her story.

Mexico First Generation

May 22, 2021

Figuring out life with Karishma Asthana

Karishma Asthana is a young professional of Indian origin born and brought up in the US. Her mother was born and brought up in India but her father was brought up in Africa. Karishma is the host of the newly minted podcast Missteps to Success. In this episode she talks about learning to make life decisions on her own, leading a disability awareness program and learning the importance of being financially independent. This is her story.

First Generation

May 16, 2021

The secret to success through the lens of Ana Beatrice Trinidad

Bea is a young writer, entrepreneur, podcast host and food lover. Born and raised in the Philippines, Bea moved to Australia to pursue a career, ran a restaurant for 5 years and then finally came back home. In this episode she talks about learning to navigate through the world of relationships, journaling and how a toxic relationship and her love for food put her on the journey to research happiness. This is her story.

Philippines

May 09, 2021

Mastering Boundaries with Mona Asthana

Mona moved from India 30 years ago after marriage. She came to a brand new country leaving the comfort of her family and friends behind. She welcomed the change and was eager to begin this new chapter of her life in a very ne...

India Immigrant

May 03, 2021

Perspectives of a Resilient Heart with Claudine Oriol

This vivacious, cultured and multi-faceted individual grew up in New York City. Her childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn was an ethnic mosaic of Italians, Irish, Russians, Blacks, and Hassidic Jews. Her multicultural heritage ...

Haiti First Generation