Episode 429 ZAINAB ALSALIH: How COVID Has Changed Priorities and More

Andy is so excited to present this interview to you with Zainab Alsalih who has been on the show once before when we were still in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. Zainab is the founder and creative director of Carousel, one of the most prominent companies in the region for event design. She is considered one of the most respected authorities on weddings in the Middle East, and she has been covered and quoted in countless regional and international programs and publications in many languages, including Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart, and Vogue. She has also been recognized on many occasions as one of Dubai’s leading female entrepreneurs.

Listen in as Zainab touches upon various topics such as how the pandemic has impacted her over the last two years. She also reflects on one of her favorite weddings from the last two years, how she felt having to have virtual meetings when the pandemic was at its height, how rearranging her environment rather than letting it get stagnant inspires her, how the pandemic has caused some people to become more demanding, and so much more!

Andy had such a good time catching up with Zainab, and he really hopes that you enjoy listening to the conversation as much as he did! If you do enjoy it, then Andy would be very appreciative if you would share this episode with a few people you know who might also enjoy it and would also be grateful if you were to subscribe to the podcast if you aren’t already so that you never miss a new episode! Be sure also to leave a top review wherever you listen because that really helps out the show and helps people find it!

 

This episode is sponsored by Zola, the fastest-growing wedding platform that connects today’s couples with the right vendors. Zola gives wedding vendors more control, better exposure, and higher quality leads — all with competitive pricing and no annual commitment. Create your free listing at www.zola.com/andy.

 

Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don’t forget about Sean Low’s podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.

 

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Time Stamps

[0:00] – This episode’s sponsor is Zola.

[1:04] Zainab Alsalih of Carousel returns to the show.

[2:31] – Zainab discusses how she got through the COVID-19 pandemic.

[4:41] – Zainab touches upon balancing her professional life with her family life.

[5:45] – Has business bounced back for Zainab?

[6:59] – Zainab observes that weddings are relatively smaller nowadays.

[8:07] – Zainab reflects on a wedding from December 2020.

[11:27] – Learn how Zainab felt about having to have virtual meetings.

[14:20] – How does Zaibab inspire herself?

[16:00] – Andy and Zainab agree that rearranging your environment is helpful.

[17:41] – Zainab shares an update on her newest book.

[18:53] – What is Zaibab’s biggest challenge right now?

[21:06] – Zainab reveals how she feels people’s priorities have changed.

[24:04] – Andy provides Zaibab’s website and social media information.

 

RESOURCES

The Wedding Biz Episode 288 ZAINAB ALSALIH/Carousel Events: One of Dubai’s Leading

Women Entrepreneurs

 

Find Zainab:

Zainab’s Instagram Page
Carousel – Website
Carousel – Instagram Page
Carousel – Facebook Page
Carousel – Pinterest Page
Carousel – Vimeo Page

 

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Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment & Zola.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 428 BRETT CULP: Embracing Change Empowering Others and Sparking Innovation

Today’s guest is no stranger to the show as he has been featured on it before! Welcome Brett Culp, an acclaimed filmmaker and social entrepreneur. He is the personal cinematographer for Hollywood stars, music icons, authors, hall of fame athletes, and royal families, and his films have been featured on Netflix, Apple TV, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. His uplifting keynote speeches deliver practical methods for uniting teams for a meaningful mission and creating growth through trust and genuine connection.

Brett talks about the difficult social climate in which we currently live and what responsibility falls upon the shoulders of entrepreneurs to be a source of light for people. He also touches upon his view of leadership, how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in leadership mindset, the difference between managing and mentoring, how to unlock people’s hidden potential, the benefits of feedback and one-on-one communication, why stress makes us stronger rather than weaker, and so much more!

Andy, as usual, found his conversation with Brett to be enlightening, and he hopes you find it helpful as well! If so, then he would love it if you would share this episode with a few people you know who might also enjoy it and would also be grateful if you were to subscribe to the podcast if you aren’t already so that you never miss a new episode! Be sure also to leave a top review wherever you listen because that really helps out the show and helps people find it!

 

This episode is sponsored by Zola, the fastest-growing wedding platform that connects today’s couples with the right vendors. Zola gives wedding vendors more control, better exposure, and higher quality leads — all with competitive pricing and no annual commitment. Create your free listing at www.zola.com/andy.

 

Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don’t forget about Sean Low’s podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.

 

SUPPORTING THE WEDDING BIZ

Become a patron and support Andy and the show! If you are so inspired, contribute!

 

Time Stamps

[0:00] – Today’s sponsor is Zola.

[0:56] – We discover that today’s guest is returning guest Brett Culp.

[2:26] – Brett touches upon our living in a state of constant crisis.

[4:03] – Brett advises on how to avoid feeling overwhelmed in these trying times.

[5:05] – Andy enthusiastically refers to the book The Obstacle Is the Way.

[6:45] – Brett compares the conversation to breaking the sound barrier.

[8:57] – Brett reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to independence.

[11:38] – Mentoring rather than managing is still leadership, Brett asserts.

[13:31] – Brett argues that we need to decide what we want our customer experience to be.

[16:11] – Brett points out that the meaning of leadership is often misunderstood.

[19:08] – Organizations that can respond quickly to change are the ones that will survive.

[21:35] – Andy points out that involving people needs to happen on an ongoing basis.

[23:04] – Learn what it means to be anti-fragile.

[24:37] – Hear where you can get more information about Brett.

 

RESOURCES

Brett’s Previous Guest Spots on the Podcast
Ryan Holiday – The Obstacle Is the Way


Find Brett:

Brett’s Website
Brett’s Facebook Page
Brett’s Instagram Page
Brett’s Twitter Page
Brett’s LinkedIn Profile


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The Wedding Biz on Instagram: @theweddingbiz

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The Wedding Biz Network

The Music Makers

 

Support The Wedding Biz by clicking here.

 

Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment & Zola.