396. The Art of PRESENCE and Telling Your Hero’s Journey with Quddus Philippe

Nov 15, 2021 | Interviews, Podcast

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How did a kid from Canada wind up filling the shoes of one of the most famous VJs in the world – only to end up leaving that dream job five years later? That’s the setup for the story of Quddus, a TV host and producer turned media coach mastermind. He’s helped some of the most inspiring influencers in the world master their voice, share their message, and create the best content possible. His interviewing superpower? Presence. And it shows, as he remains incredibly present throughout our conversation, offering insights that can help anyone learn to master the art of influence.

In This Conversation We Cover: 

  • [03:34] How Quddus got his name
  • [05:26] His early career at MTV
  • [12:35] What led Quddus to leave his dream job
  • [18:30] Understanding your “Hero’s Journey”
  • [27:38] How to teach people to be present
  • [33:53] The benefits of studying improv



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