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Being an explorer in life: how to see and listen to new perspectives – Gina Badenoch, Founder, Capaxia

About This Episode

Gina Badenoch is the social entrepreneur with a dream to enable social and economic mobility, to build a more inclusive society.

With a primary focus on fostering equality for the visually impaired, through the companies she has founded – Capaxia and Ojos Que Sienten (Sight of Emotion – she creates experiences that change mindsets, to overcome the prejudices that exist between talent, potential and companies.

It is an approach that has seen Gina recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and an Ashoka Fellow, with a changemaking ethic inspired by her quote for life: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Gina Badenoch, Founder, Capaxia

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What is a book that has changed your life?

The Art of Happiness, and The Power Of Now

What are you watching at the moment?

  • My Octopus Teacher
  • Inventing Anna
  • 14 Peaks
  • The Social Dilemma

Who is your biggest inspiration?

A mix of people, I believe it is hard to have all in one person… my parents, friends, my niece, Mandela, my team even my adopted dog Luna inspires me. I have learned in life to surround myself with diverse group of people who contribute into my life helping become a better version of myself. It is the mix of skills, ideas, cultural, emotional and intellectual intelligence which inspire me.

In one sentence, describe your ‘new normal’.

Dance to the rhythm of life with curiosity and surrender with an open heart and mind, listening to my intuition.

What is your best tip for life?

Focus on what you DO have, observing, trusting and letting go and remember the NO you already have it go for the YES in life in order to make things happen you need to move. Be an explorer and dancer in life.

A quote for life?

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” – Wayne Dyer

What five tracks made up your current soundtrack?

  • My way – Frank Sinatra
  • Danit – Lunita
  • Shallow – Lady Gaga
  • If you want to sing out, sing out – Cat Stevens
  • Only time – Enya

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