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Digital Introverts

The Digital Introverts podcast is a show where introverts share their success and failure stories and discuss how they thrive in the digital age. Host Godwin Chan and his guests chat about introversion as it relates to technology, culture, the future of work, mental health, leadership, and everything in between. This show is for introverts from all walks of life who are ready to just start and scale their next venture, whether it's a creative hobby, side hustle, small business, or startup.


Episode 23: Boost Your Sales With Psychology With Jamie Martin
Episode 23 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Jamie Martin. He's an award-winning sales professional as the Managing Director and Founder of Correct Careers Coaching, as well as an author, podcast host, and speaker. Correct Careers Coaching is a modern sales training and sales strategy business. Jamie is passionate about sales strategy and sales training to help businesses improve their revenue and processes. Jamie helps streamline your sales strategy: Enhancing a strategic approach to selling, resources, developing employees' sales skills, ICT (Information Communications Technology) and materials utilised during the sales process, etc. Jamie delivers modern sales training (the full sales cycle), including social media marketing/prospecting, lead generation, new business conversion, client relationship management, negotiation, and Jamie's pioneering programme - Sales Psychology. Jamie has ten years' experience (B2B and B2C) working within the corporate sales, marketing, media, and recruitment/headhunting world. He has provided sales training to over 28 different industry sectors and has worked with all types of personnel and all size companies (startup to £78 million+ turnover). Following the sales training and strategy, a client doubled their customer base. Jamie has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a postgraduate certificate with merit in Business Psychology. Jamie's publications include "The Anomaly Crystal" (sci-fi fantasy novel) and "Sound Distraction Effect on Memory Processing Knowledge Familiarity" (dissertation). Connect with Jamie on LinkedIn: Visit Jamie's website: Contact Jamie via email: Read about Jamie's pioneering sales programme - Sales Psychology:
50:48 03/02/21
Episode 22: Finding Your Dream Career With Raj Subrameyer
Episode 22 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Raj Subrameyer. He’s an international keynote speaker, author, and tech career coach who helps people land their dream job and become successful leaders. He has helped countless individuals discover their zone of genius and leverage it to live a life they love. Raj is a sought-after speaker at various conferences and has been featured in numerous podcasts and publications, including Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Addicted2Success, and The Good Men Project. He’s also the author of the new book “Skyrocket Your Career.” Raj loves traveling with his family in his spare time and discovering new experiences like craft beer. Skyrocket Your Career Book Website: Personal Website: LinkedIn: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube Channel: Instagram:
56:43 06/12/20
Episode 21: How to Be More Productive Online With Stacey Harmon
Episode 21 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Stacey Harmon. She’s a productivity coach and top Evernote Certified Consultant who specializes in helping disorganized and unproductive people get their lives in order with Evernote. Through her digital guides and training programs, Stacey shows busy people how to take back control of their digital lives to give them the freedom, space, and time they desire. Thanks to her own Evernote-based GTD® practice, she enjoys a paperless laptop-lifestyle that often takes her far beyond her home base of Austin, Texas. Visit Stacey’s website: Enroll in the GTD® Book Club: Read Stacey’s blog post on using Evernote for GTD®: Check out Stacey’s blog post on the Pomodoro Technique: Sign up for The Work Gym: Try out Focusmate:
49:44 22/11/20
Episode 20: Becoming an Introverted Entrepreneur With Nicholas Kimble
Episode 20 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Nicholas Kimble, an African-American Gen Z ecommerce entrepreneur. Nick started his first business at 16, Eterno Co. - a personalized watch wear company that constructs individualized timepieces that can withstand the test of time. Outside of work, he focuses on activities that improve health, mind, and body. He spends a large amount of time meeting new people, reading, and jotting down new ideas. Nick later cofounded a few more entrepreneurial projects. Nick is passionate about people and is reachable @nickimble on all platforms. Follow Nick on Instagram: Follow Nick on Twitter:
45:51 18/10/20
Episode 19: Finding Your Career Passions With Jeremy Largo-Afonso
Episode 19 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Jeremy Largo-Afonso. He has served as a Vice President of Student Affairs for IGNITE Student Union at Humber College's North Campus in Toronto, Ontario. He has actively taken on initiatives to benefit students through career development, academic advocacy with Humber College leadership, and helped provide financial and mental health relief through IGNITE. As a motivated leader, he has become a community engagement enthusiast through LinkedIn as a Youth Editor and Senior Learning Champion for students in Toronto. Jeremy currently runs networking and speaking engagement events for students and industry professionals, and through LinkedIn Local as an event host. Connect with Jeremy on LinkedIn:
69:18 14/07/20
Episode 18: Podcasting and Brand Building for Introverts With James Mulvany
Episode 18 of the Digital Introverts podcast features James Mulvany. He is a successful entrepreneur, and over the past ten years, has built multiple internet companies plus a property portfolio and has made a range of angel investments in startups. Having actually never had a job in his life, James started his first business when leaving school. He is the founder of and, two companies doing pioneering things in the online audio space. Follow James on social media: Sign up for Check out Visit How to get booked on podcasts as a guest? Exact Strategy Revealed…: How to Grow Your Podcast with a Podcast Tour:
42:42 09/07/20
Episode 17: How Introverts Can Excel at Communication With Mei Phing Lim
Episode 17 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Mei Phing Lim. She is the founder of Got A Phing and a passionate advocate of youth leadership. Having been recognised as a high performer and fast-tracked to senior positions in multiple global multi-national companies whilst only in her 20s, nowadays, Mei Phing coaches young high-performing executives and entrepreneurs to navigate complexities and lead the way more effectively to create sustained success. Mei Phing is a culture enthusiast and has travelled to 37 countries and counting. Connect with Mei Phing on LinkedIn: Visit Mei Phing’s website:
26:41 25/06/20
Episode 16: Why Personality Isn't Permanent With Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Episode 16 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Dr. Benjamin Hardy. He is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Cheddar, Big Think, and many others. He is a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology Today, and from 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer, in the world, on He and his wife Lauren adopted three children through the foster system in February of 2018 and, one month later, Lauren became pregnant with twins, who were born in December of 2018. They live in Orlando. Dr. Hardy’s new book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, debunks the pervasive myths of personality that have captured pop culture. For example, personality tests like Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram are not only psychologically destructive but are no more scientific than horoscopes. Personality Isn’t Permanent provides science-based strategies for reframing past memories, becoming the scribe of your identity narrative, upgrading your subconscious, and redesigning your environment. When you know the truth of personality, desired personal change can be dramatic and directed. When you don’t, personality is something you seek to discover rather than create. Check out Dr. Hardy’s website: Purchase a copy of Personality Isn’t Permanent: Read a summary of Personality Isn’t Permanent and how introverts can become more extroverted:
45:17 18/06/20
Episode 15: Managing Burnout With Hamza Khan
Episode 15 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Hamza Khan, a multi-award-winning marketer, best-selling author, and global keynote speaker. He is a top-rated educator, serial entrepreneur, and respected thought leader whose insights have been featured by notable media outlets such as VICE, Business Insider, and The Globe and Mail. Hamza dedicatedly supports youth and early talent through his work as Managing Director of Student Life Network, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive educational resource hub, which currently serves over 2.7 million students. From TEDx stages and international conferences to MBA classrooms and Fortune 500 boardrooms, Hamza gets invited regularly to deliver keynotes and workshops around the world. In 2017, he self-published his first book, The Burnout Gamble, which instantly became a bestseller. Follow Hamza on Instagram: Follow Hamza on Twitter: Connect with Hamza on LinkedIn: Connect with Hamza on Facebook: Visit Hamza’s website: Read Hamza’s Medium article on his calendar colour-coding system: Watch Hamza’s TEDx talk on burnout: Watch Hamza’s TEDx talk on leadership:
48:21 11/06/20
Episode 14: Connecting Creators and Fans With Mahesh Vellanki
Episode 14 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Mahesh Vellanki. An expert in ecommerce and marketplace growth, Mahesh is the Co-Founder and Head of Growth for Rally. In this role, he drives supply, demand, and overall community growth; leading business development, community, operations, marketing, communications, and customer service functions. Prior to founding Rally, he served as a venture capitalist at Redpoint Ventures from 2012 through 2018, where he led growth investments in the consumer internet, ecommerce, online education, fintech, and healthcare spaces. Before joining Redpoint, Mahesh was an investment banker at Citi, where he worked on IPO and M&A transactions in the consumer internet space with companies such as Zillow, Facebook, and Groupon. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 VC list (2016) and the LinkedIn Top Voices list (2016) for his writing on the technology industry. Mahesh is a graduate from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Check out Taki: Are you a creator interested in joining Taki? If so, join the waitlist: Follow Mahesh on Twitter: Creators highlighted on this episode: ChewieMelodies (Twitch streamer): Daniel Cormier (UFC fighter): Danny Worsnop (musician): Yoandri (musician): Year of the Ox (rap duo): Dobby Bouglas (TikTok tattoo artist):
40:33 15/05/20
Episode 13: Establishing a Global Movement on LinkedIn With Anna McAfee
Episode 13 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Anna McAfee. She is a Community Curator, LinkedIn Educator and Storyteller, and is driven to help individuals and businesses to build better and more authentic connections in a digital world. She co-founded the #LinkedInLocal movement, an initiative to connect offline in real life that spread to 90+ countries in 22 months, and has since been validated by LinkedIn. Anna also empowers entrepreneurs and brands looking to create and scale their own communities. She has a unique background in social media and recruitment and is an accomplished LinkedIn Trainer and Speaker. Connect with Anna on LinkedIn: Follow Anna on Twitter: Follow Anna on Instagram: Follow Anna on Facebook:
49:35 10/05/20
Episode 12: How Extroverts Can Relate With Introverts With Alif Huq
Episode 12 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Alif Huq. From his obsession with digital marketing, helping others with their job hunt, hosting his own podcast, and taking hip hop dance classes, Alif is a dude with many passions. Listen to the “What Matters to Alif” podcast: Follow Alif on Instagram:
53:26 24/04/20
Episode 11: Practicing Self-Care Well With Carol Chapman
Episode 11 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Carol Chapman. She runs a digital site called Hearts Rise Up, which offers guided meditations and online programs, including coaching for radical life transformation. She’s also a “consciousness catalyst,” author, writer, and host of the Hearts Rise Up Podcast. An endless seeker of truth and inner wisdom, Carol helps others “rise up” to their best and highest self to create the life they want by cultivating new ways of thinking, feeling, seeing, and being. She is a certified coach and trainer in emotional intelligence and is currently pursuing certifications in hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Check out Carol’s website: Access Your Inner Wisdom - Claim your free guided meditation and journal: Join the Hearts Rise Up Facebook Community: Like the Hearts Rise Up Facebook Page: Connect with Carol on LinkedIn: Follow Hearts Rise Up on Instagram:
55:14 22/04/20
Episode 10: Building Authentic Relationships Online and Offline With Mahfuz Chowdhury
Episode 10 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Mahfuz Chowdhury. He is the Brand Manager for Candybox Marketing, ranked by Maclean's as one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. He is also the Podcast Host of Ride With Me, a show that is recorded while driving on the road (safely, he promises!). Finally, Mahfuz is a published author of Project Reinvention, a book that shares his journey through the world of personal development and now speaks across the country to share it with others. Follow Mahfuz on Instagram:
67:47 16/04/20
Episode 9: Crafting a Life of Legacy and Impact With Deborah Levine
Episode 9 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Deborah Levine. She is an award-winning author of 14 books and has been featured in Forbes Magazine as a Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer. She founded 15 years ago and remains its Editor-in-Chief. Also, Deborah is a newspaper opinion columnist as well as a speaker, trainer, and coach. A community activist, she founded the DuPage/Chicago Interfaith Resource Network, the Women's Council on Diversity, and ADR New Beginnings, an anti-Hate movement in the U.S. and Africa. She has been described by loved ones as the most introverted person on the planet, or alternatively, the most oblivious one. Check out Deborah’s website: Take a look at The Liberator Memoir Series:
47:51 15/04/20
Episode 8: The Art of Self-Expression With Nina Penner
Episode 8 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Nina Penner. She’s the founder of BluHelium Consulting, a leadership development firm specializing in supporting organizations to develop their leaders. She's a highly knowledgeable coach, consultant, facilitator, and speaker who has travelled the world sharing her deep knowledge and insights. Nina supports strategic business partners to establish their leadership development functions and has helped hundreds of leaders and executives to deeply understand their leadership profiles, make genuine transformation, and perform at their best. Connect with Nina on LinkedIn:
62:52 10/04/20
Episode 7: Leveraging Introversion as a Strength With Graham Budgeon
Episode 7 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Graham Budgeon. He is a social entrepreneur that is currently working to incubate his own non-for-profit designed to assist communities in addressing their most prominent social issues through environmental solutions. As a fourth-year student enrolled in the Bachelor of International Development Program at Humber College, Graham blends his virtues with his principles in order to devote his professional capabilities to solving complex, systemic world issues. Compassionate, empathic, and pragmatic - Graham leverages introversion to become more in touch with purpose, to become a more strategic professional, and to become a better human being. Follow Graham on Instagram: Connect with Graham on LinkedIn:
59:49 07/04/20
Episode 6: Ask Deep Questions With Jan Keck
Episode 6 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Jan Keck, a community addict. He is the creator of ASK DEEP QUESTIONS, which started out as a deck of cards to help his friends connect on a camping trip and is now being used to facilitate meaningful conversations through sharing personal and vulnerable stories on every continent around the globe. Jan’s mission is to help people feel less alone, so by creating experiences, workshops, and programs, he is fueling the movement for deeper human connection. His work has been featured on CBC News, Breakfast TV, Cityline, and HuffPost, and he is currently working on his first TEDx talk on how to turn shallow conversations into deep connections. Check out Jan’s website: Connect with Jan on Facebook: Connect with Jan on LinkedIn: Follow Jan on Instagram:
48:49 02/04/20
Episode 5: Creating Content and Cultivating Community With Radi Huq
Episode 5 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Radi Huq. He’s a young man focused on bringing his ideas to life. He’s currently a Full Stack Developer at DocuData, and the creator of Chapsule, an event app creation platform for event organizers. Follow Radi on Twitter: Check out Chapsule:
60:44 30/03/20
Episode 4: How to Achieve Greatness With Alexander Michael Gittens
Episode 4 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Alexander Michael Gittens. He is an acclaimed author, speaker and strategist. He has created billions of dollars worth of solutions for over 400 businesses in every corner of the globe. A recent TEDx speaker, Alexander has delivered captivating speeches to thousands of ambitious people in the USA, Canada, Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. A renowned thought leader, thousands worldwide have been empowered by Mr. Gittens’ essays. Mr. Gittens has an ongoing relationship with The University of Toronto Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) as a mentor and community partner. He has served as a judge for several business case competitions, including the National MBA Games. As a young man, Alexander travelled worldwide as an award-winning pianist and competed internationally as an amateur baseball player. Alexander acted as chairman for a major Big Brothers fundraising initiative and worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the March of Dimes. In 2018, Alexander was featured in the annual “Toronto’s Most Eligible Bachelor” edition of Eligible Magazine. He has held one-on-one conversations with titans of industry, such as billionaires Mark Cuban and Richard Branson. Alexander received many awards for leadership and dedication to the community, including an exclusive Citizenship Award from the Federal Government of Canada and a Leadership Award from The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation. Mr. Gittens holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Business and a postgraduate certificate in Research Methodologies. He has completed coursework for his Doctorate of Business in Strategy. Watch the live version of this podcast on YouTube: Connect with Alexander on LinkedIn: Follow Alexander on Instagram: Follow Alexander on Facebook: Follow Alexander on Twitter: Subscribe to Alexander’s YouTube channel: Check out Alexander’s website: Thanks to Kristoffer St. Clair and Mustafa Sheikh for making this podcast recording a reality. Follow Kristoffer on Instagram: Follow Mustafa on Instagram:
58:11 26/03/20
Episode 3: On Mindset and Performance With Amos Vang
Episode 3 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Amos Vang. He is a sports announcer, classical pianist, podcast host, emcee, and voice actor that is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa Law School. Before law school, Amos completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Law at Carleton University. At ages 18 and 19, Amos wrote his first two law publications in the Carleton University Journal of Legal Studies. Amos graduated with High Distinction in the top 3% of his class and was awarded a Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement. As a sports announcer, Amos has announced volleyball, swimming, hockey, basketball, soccer, rugby, and lacrosse. At 19 years of age, Amos announced the 2016 NBA All-Star Challenge in Ottawa. At 21 years of age, Amos announced the 2017 Canadian Junior Swimming Championships on his first national CBC Sports broadcast. Amos was also the English announcer of the 2018 U Sports Swimming Championships at the University of Toronto. Amos has worked with renowned sports and entertainment personalities such as TSN NHL Senators post-game host and “The Drive” host Lee Versage, two-time Gemini Award-winning CBC Olympics sports announcer Byron MacDonald, Olympic Bronze Medallist Brittany MacLean, Toronto Raptors NBA entertainer Quincy “Q-Mack” Mack, and former Toronto Raptors All-Star player Antonio Davis. Currently, Amos is a sports announcer for the University of Ottawa Garnet and Grey, also known as the Gee-Gees, and announces volleyball, basketball, and hockey. At age 23, Amos made his debut on TSN and announced the 2020 Capital Hoops Classic on TSN 1200. In his first year of law school, Amos was a semi-finalist at the 2018 Nelligan O’Brien Payne Moot Court Competition. This achievement was recognized by The Honourable Justice Malcolm Rowe of the Supreme Court of Canada. Amos is also a podcast host of “The Law School Show” and has interviewed guests such as Harvard-trained lawyer Rebecca Bromwich, Queen’s University Legal Counsel Lon Knox, University of Ottawa President Jacques Frémont, and Ottawa-renowned named partner Janice Payne. Amos also combined the legal and hockey worlds by announcing the 2019 Ottawa Law Classic. As a classical pianist, Amos studied under his mother, Quan Mach, and under former Royal Conservatory of Music faculty member and Concert Artists International Piano Competition Grand Prize Winner Wang Yang. Amos did his ARCT at age 14 and was a finalist in the 2012 Canadian Music Competition at age 16. He has performed both solo recitals and ensemble performances in Ottawa, Toronto, and Mississauga, including at the Living Arts Centre and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. He has also performed alongside the Chinese Artists Society of Toronto. His voice-over work includes sports documentaries for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees and the Carleton University Ravens. Amos is also fluent in Cantonese Chinese and can speak some French and Mandarin Chinese. Listen to The Law School Show: Listen to Amos announce for the Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s hockey team: Connect with Amos on LinkedIn:
71:30 23/03/20
Episode 2: Let's Grow With Moin Zafar
Episode 2 of the Digital Introverts podcast features Moin Zafar. He’s a stay-at-home dad, the author of Amazon bestseller “Grow With Your Baby: 7 Lessons on How to Embrace Change and Overcome Your Fears About Losing Your Personal Identity From an Unplanned Pregnancy,” and the host of “The Grow With Moin Podcast.” Listen to The Grow With Moin Podcast: Purchase Grow With Your Baby: Follow The Grow With Moin Podcast on Instagram: Follow Moin on Instagram: Connect with Moin on LinkedIn: Connect with Moin on Facebook:
72:34 22/03/20
Episode 1: Welcome to the Digital Introverts Podcast!
Thanks for stopping by to listen to the Digital Introverts podcast! In this inaugural episode, I briefly explain what listeners can expect to hear about in the upcoming episodes, from the types of guests that will be appearing on the show to the topics that will be covered. I have three years of experience in nonprofit organization management, event planning, and molecular biology and bioinformatics research. I am the host of the "Digital Introverts" podcast, a show where introverts share their success and failure stories and discuss how they thrive in the digital age. In addition, I am writing my first book, titled "Digital Introverts: Why Today's Most Successful Individuals Harness Introversion to Thrive." The vision of the Digital Introverts brand is to be the world's largest network of highly ambitious and driven introverts, and the mission is to empower a million introverts globally. You can follow the show through these platforms: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook group: Sign up for Captivate today: Join Podpage today: Connect with me on my social media accounts: LinkedIn: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: Medium: YouTube:
03:03 20/03/20