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The Yasmin Essa Podcast

May 25, 2018

Welcome to episode 001 of the Yasmin Essa podcast! On today's show, I am joined by Derya Kucukali, Wholistic Health Coach for a lovely conversation on nutrition, Islam, motherhood, business, and more.


Some fun facts about Derya:

  • Married mother of three children
  • Graduate of Science, with a major in Microbiology and Genetics
  • Resigned secondary school science teacher of ten years
  • Left teaching to pursue her passion in Health and Wellness
  • Successfully runs an online health store, Organic Instinct, for the last six years
  • Ambassador for the popular documentary That Sugar Film by Damon Gameau
  • Practicing health coach
  • Facilitates health and wellness programs at schools, businesses and community groups around Melbourne
  • Passionate about sharing her personal story along with all she has studied in hopes of empowering others to transform their relationship with food, their body and their health


Interview Questions:

  • Tell us about yourself personally and professionally.
  • How did your passion for Health and Wellness come about?
  • Tell us about your online health store Organic Instinct.
  • Do you have any non-negotiable daily habits?
  • What is something that comes easy to you? Alternatively, what’s something you struggle with?
  • What do you do when you feel stuck or overwhelmed?
  • Do you have any examples from your life when you overcame adversity?
  • What advice would you give to your adolescent self?
  • What makes you happy and joyful?
  • How has Islam inspired you?
  • Where do you potentially see yourself 15 years down the line, inshaAllah?
  • Where can listeners find you and your work?


This episode is sponsored by Glow Academy's 6 Week Ramadan Mind Body Soul Online Retreat. Learn more about Glow Academy here, inshaAllah.