A Voice out of Poverty – How to overcome adversity and make a difference with Jillian Haslam, and guest host Elisabet Hearn

How can we overcome hardship and setbacks in life and then use that experience and wisdom to make a difference to others? That’s what we will be exploring in this episode with Jillian Haslam, philanthropist, motivational speaker and trainer, who in her work shows others how to derive meaning from their hardships, find grace in adversity, and develop genuine purpose to achieve their destiny.

Jillian grew up in the slums of India and her incredible life story of overcoming extreme hardships makes her one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. Her story is now the subject of a new book, “a Voice out of Poverty”, which is soon to be made into a feature film.  

Join us as we discuss how we can all develop a resilient and irrepressible mind that can help us overcome unimaginable adversity. We’ll also talk about how success can be so much more fulfilling and richer when it focuses on what we can do for others, truly making a difference to other people’s lives. And how lasting that impact we create can be.

This episode will be airing live on 8th April 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Jillian Haslam:

Surviving the hardship of a bruising childhood of extreme poverty, where Jillian faced malnutrition, and disease, her life was dominated by challenge. But Jillian learned to be resilient and resourceful, developing the ability to find her voice and make an impact. Now she shows others how to handle adversity, develop resilience and fulfil their destiny.

As a speaker and author Jillian delivers her messages of hope so that others can face their own future with the confidence to contribute with maximum impact. Her speeches are gripping and inspiring on the day, but the results are profound and long-lasting.

Her ability to help others achieve has brought her many accolades, including the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International award. She was also honoured as the Telegraph’s True Legend and in the Asian Woman of the year awards. Jillian has also received Individual Achievement Awards from RBS, ABN Amro and Bank of America.

Her riveting story has been featured on many TV networks, including Channel 5 and the BBC, and a wide range of print media, including The Independent, The Pioneer, The Times, The Telegraph, The Metro, Gulf News, and other major media outlets. Her story is now the subject of a new book, “a Voice out of Poverty”, which is soon to be made into a feature film.

Now her own charitable trust is helping many hundreds of disadvantaged people overcometheir adversity and achieve their destiny.

This episode will be airing live on 8th April 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about guest host Elisabet Hearn:

Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, CEO Katapult Partners, Award-winning Author ‘The Team Formula’ and ‘Leading Teams: 10 Challenges, 10 Solutions’, 
Elisabet was born in Luleå, Sweden, close to the arctic circle, the daughter of a senior officer in the armed forces and a teacher, and grew up in Stockholm. Today, Elisabet is one of the world’s leading voices on culture change in the enterprise, enabling people through transformation and enterprise sustainability practices. CEO of Katapult Partners, she also actively operates as a consultant, speaker and coach, providing strategic leadership and tactical solutions to enterprise clients around the world, including American Express, IKEA, H&M and ABN-AMRO. Her consulting experience includes Executive Coaching, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Team Dynamics and Effectiveness, Transformational Communication, Customer Service, Cultural Change, Cultural Intelligence, Visioning and Strategic Development.

This episode will be airing live on 8th April 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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