Podcast Host | Storyteller | Tech Strategist | Husband
I’m the founder and host — Dancing with Doubt podcast, a motivational destination for leadership conversations with the brightest minds across the business world.
A few words about me and how i’ve got here…
My journey started in the late 1980’s in Leningrad, Soviet Union. Back then, it was a pretty unforgiving place with shortages of even the most basic foods and goods, and few opportunities.
My parents made a good decision to leave, and by a stroke of luck managed to secure us passage to Australia. In fact, Australia was the only Western country that would take us, for which i’m eternally grateful.
Trouble was, all we had to our name was a few hundred dollars, two suitcases of clothes and some broken English. It also didnt help that Australia was in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression!
So, things were pretty tough in the early years. Whilst we were safe in our new home, and I had no shortage of love, my family were very short on resources.
And that’s where I learned my first big lesson in life — success, or ‘making it’, isn’t necessarily a question of resources — it’s how resourceful you are.
Fast forward a few years and things are quite different. These days I am blessed to be living an abundant life — but it hasn’t been an easy journey. There have been trials, there have been tribulations, many failures and even more learnings. I’ve had businesses fail, i’ve made the wrong calls, doubted myself, tried and given up.
But i’ve kept going. I’ve kept learning. Kept fighting. Kept bettering myself, educating myself, kept trying to do better and be better.
And so here I am. Harnessing the full power of trusting my gut, speaking from the heart and doing something (at least initially!) is totally out of my comfort zone.
So WHY am I here?
Honestly, I got to a point of just not being able to sit and watch my life go by with no meaningful purpose. My wifey appropriately asked me one day, ‘what are you actually doing with your life, beyond the day to day?’ It was a valid question, and so a seed was planted. After some introspection, I started feeling this inner fire, which just grew into an inferno.
I had a great and interesting job, but I also knew I was made for more, that I was put on this earth to make a difference, to bring people together for a common good.
As with the birthplace of many great ideas, I thought of Dancing With Doubt in the shower, and with the help of some amazing friends in both the business and creative worlds, I decided to make my creative dream a reality. A reality that I hope we can all gain something from.
My mission is simple — To help professionals or entrepreneurs achieve meaningful change in their professional direction by overcoming adversity in becoming amazing leaders. But I want to go deeper than just talking success strategy.
I want to explore how leaders have overcome adversity to achieve success, along with understanding the inner foundations of why leaders have taken their path and how their sense of higher purpose has driven their journey.
So blending a bit of business and spirituality with some great stories and just having conversations that just arent being had all that openly, or often enough.
In doing so I hope to build a community of diverse voices and viewpoints so we can learn, transform and grow together…find that true potential that lives within us, give ourselves permission to evolve and spread good knowledge far and wide.
As the host — Dancing with Doubt podcast, my goal isn’t to reach millions — it’s to reach you.
If this podcast provides the spark to make the change you need to make, then i’ve done my job. The rest is up to you.
I look forward to connecting with you in our journey — join me in disrupting your world with possibilities!