Shonda Lynn Rhimes is a television producer, television & film writer, author, screenwriter, TED Talk speaker, and the founder of the media company Shondaland.
Making the shift from self to service brings joy and also a deep sense of fulfillment to our jobs, relationships and the vision we create of our best life, says Oprah's friend Gary Zukav. He says this is the moment when we discover authentic power--“when your personality comes fully to serve the energy of its soul.” Fulfilling your purpose, with meaning, is what gives you that powerful spark of energy unique only to you, he says. In this episode of Super Soul Conversations Oprah sits down with such inspirational teachers, including Gary Zukav, Mastin Kipp, Paulo Coehlo, Sue Monk Kidd, Pastor Wintley Phipps, Nate Berkus, Diana Nyad, India.Arie, Janet Mock, Jack Canfield, Daniel Pink, Daniel Goleman, Shawn Achor, Jeff Weiner, Wes Moore, Shonda Rhimes and Devon Franklin to reveal how we can tap that source, which is our highest and truest version of ourselves. Interviews with these talented writers, speakers and thought leaders are excerpted from Oprah’s Emmy Award-winning show Super Soul Sunday. You can also find this compilation and other insightful conversations in Oprah’s best-selling book The Wisdom of Sundays.
Oprah believes mindfulness will not only help us to be fully present for those we love, but will also propel us further down the road to living a conscious and awakened life. But how many of us miss out on the beauty or the joy of the present because we’re projecting into the future or worrying about the past? In this SuperSoul Conversation Oprah consults with some of the leading spiritual teachers of our time on the practice of Mindfulness. This episode draws from conversations with guests on Oprah’s Emmy award-winning show Super Soul Sunday, withworld-renowned visionaries such as Jon Kabat Zinn, Shonda Rhimes, Arianna Huffington, Deepak Chopra, Father Richard Rohr, Rainn Wilson, Norman Lear, Iyanla Vanzant, Michael Singer, Anne Lamott, Jill Bolte Taylor, Zainab Salbi, and Thich Nhat Hanh.  You can find this compilation and additional enlightening conversations in Oprah’s New York Times best-selling book The Wisdom of Sundays.
Hollywood and Silicon Valley seem so different, but are more alike than we think. What challenges do tech startup founders and other creative founders -- like showrunners and executive producers -- similarly face? Both have to deeply understand and respect their audiences; learn how to scale themselves beyond one person; and even figure out how and when to use data... or follow their intuitions.In the end, it’s all about creating a story (product!) that sticks.In this conversation with Andreessen Horowitz cofounder and general partner Marc Andreessen, Shonda Rhimes -- executive producer, writer, creator of hit 100+ episode shows hows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, and founder of the media company Shondaland -- shares the mindsets that drive her to pitch ideas, think about new mediums, and what happens when make believe veers too close to reality.Rhimes is the recipient of several industry awards and accolades, including a Golden Globe for Outstanding Television Drama, the Peabody Award, Time 100 most influential people, Fortune's “50 Most Powerful Women in Business", and lifetime achievement awards from the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and the Producers Guild of America. She has been inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame and to the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. She is also the creative director of Dove’s #RealBeauty campaign and authored NYT bestseller Year of Yes.The conversation originally took place at our most recent annual innovation Summit -- which features a16z speakers and invited experts from various organizations discussing innovation at companies large and small, as well as tech trends spanning bio, consumer, crypto, fintech, and more.
This week Shonda Rhimes responded to an article which suggested that she was being lured to online media platform to produce shows. She corrected the author of that article by stating her value and confidently expressing her worth. Jacqueline breaks down some of the tips that we can learn from Shonda Rhimes so that we can also be confident and know our worth!  P.S. Get Her Book or Reread it! Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes   Check out Shonda's TedTalk    "Emulate Excellence without Excuses."  ~ Jacqueline V. Twillie, Founder and President of Join the PowerBanking FB group it's where we continue this podcast conversation. PowerBanking is the podcast for women leaders working in male-dominated industries.  --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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Jan 13th, 1970
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