Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Pia Stanchina - Finding Perfection in Being a Woman

September 02, 2020 Mo Gawdat and Pia Stanchina Episode 40
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Pia Stanchina - Finding Perfection in Being a Woman
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Pia Stanchina - Finding Perfection in Being a Woman
Sep 02, 2020 Episode 40
Mo Gawdat and Pia Stanchina

Today's guest is Pia Stanchina. I saw a post she'd made on Instagram that was so admirably vulnerable that I just had to DM her and invite her onto the podcast. Pia is so inspiring, and I know you'll walk away from this podcast with a new feeling of acceptance for who you are.

Pia has successfully transitioned careers multiple times and now works primarily as a life and business coach for women who want to create a life, business, and career that they truly love. She has looked after fashion, beauty and luxury clients at Google, co-founded a Rocket Internet beauty subscription start-up, and trained at Central Saint Martins in fashion design. Nowadays, she is a self-partnered single mom, motivational speaker on innovation and reinvention, self-compassion activist and a gluten- & dairy-free foodie.

Listen as we discuss:

  • How an Instagram post Pia made - while at her worst, rather than her best - inspired me to reach out to her
  • Life pulling the rug from underneath you when all seems to be going well
  • Her battle with coronavirus, financial difficulties, and self-compassion
  • The realization that she was living as a performance: finding "excuses to be here"
  • Why do we push ourselves so hard?
  • Life as broken down into chapters with distinct themes
  • A change around the stigma of discussing mental health since COVID-19
  • Why perfection cannot possibly have only one definition
  • Growing up multiracial and never feeling a connection to a home
  • An amazing exercise she does with her daughter to build confidence
  • What it's like to be a woman and feel flawed, and why finding yourself is the key
  • Menstrual cycles and how they show life and growth is not linear, but cyclical

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Pia Stanchina on Instagram @piastanchina, on Twitter @piastanchina, on Facebook @Pia Stanchina, and her website, piastanchina.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy

Show Notes

Today's guest is Pia Stanchina. I saw a post she'd made on Instagram that was so admirably vulnerable that I just had to DM her and invite her onto the podcast. Pia is so inspiring, and I know you'll walk away from this podcast with a new feeling of acceptance for who you are.

Pia has successfully transitioned careers multiple times and now works primarily as a life and business coach for women who want to create a life, business, and career that they truly love. She has looked after fashion, beauty and luxury clients at Google, co-founded a Rocket Internet beauty subscription start-up, and trained at Central Saint Martins in fashion design. Nowadays, she is a self-partnered single mom, motivational speaker on innovation and reinvention, self-compassion activist and a gluten- & dairy-free foodie.

Listen as we discuss:

  • How an Instagram post Pia made - while at her worst, rather than her best - inspired me to reach out to her
  • Life pulling the rug from underneath you when all seems to be going well
  • Her battle with coronavirus, financial difficulties, and self-compassion
  • The realization that she was living as a performance: finding "excuses to be here"
  • Why do we push ourselves so hard?
  • Life as broken down into chapters with distinct themes
  • A change around the stigma of discussing mental health since COVID-19
  • Why perfection cannot possibly have only one definition
  • Growing up multiracial and never feeling a connection to a home
  • An amazing exercise she does with her daughter to build confidence
  • What it's like to be a woman and feel flawed, and why finding yourself is the key
  • Menstrual cycles and how they show life and growth is not linear, but cyclical

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Pia Stanchina on Instagram @piastanchina, on Twitter @piastanchina, on Facebook @Pia Stanchina, and her website, piastanchina.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy