Episode 11

We’re Human Let’s Get Disruptive and Shake Things UP!

Published on: 16th July, 2023

It is June 21 the longest day of the year. Happy Solstice! l had a wonderful chat with the President & Co-founder of Unstoppable Conversations, Mr. Vik Maraj.


The empathetic Witness podcast is recorded on unceded Algonquin territory.


My guest is insightful, brave, and authentic about his humanity. Mr. Vik Maraj has helped numerous corporations and individuals. Including Indigenous peoples worldwide, assisting them in discovering for themselves how their inherited beliefs hold them back from thriving.


If after you hear this powerful conversation about being human and how you are fearless, consider registering for this fantastic course coming up this September 19, 26, 2023




If you think it may not be for you, consider it really might be. Don’t let fear stop you or pass the info on with friends who may be aligned with the course. There is much to benefit from it.


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1. As a child, when there were no limits and you could be free to be anything in the world, what did you want to become?

2. What got you interested in Genes  inheritance and transformation?

3. Beliefs Creating space to BE.  And our relationship to “because” 

4. Big or small

5. What inspirers you to help people to commitment to transformation

6. Claiming authenticity

7. Transformation is creating in a space that is void.

8. What is Unstoppable Communications’ distinction

9. Shared Agreement “The Earth is flat”

10. Inquiry sets you up for disruption

11. The World Works, for everyone a true legacy

12. Extras who are they?

13. Relationships

A) What am I getting out of this relationship

B) What is it about me that is unresolved that makes me angry when you do X? ___
C) What am I not willing to tell you and blame you for why I won’t tell you?

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About the Podcast

Empathetic Witness
Personal stories that will encourage and motivate listeners to thrive rather than survive
Season 1 of Empathetic Witness produced seventeen (17) episodes and was my debut into the podcast world. I found the process to be exciting and exhilarating. The podcasts satiated by curious nature, aided me in meeting and getting to know new people, and discovering new knowledge and information. Sharing is an important part of Indigenous Peoples ways of being and doing. I want to share the experience of discovery of new skills and the feeling of purpose and a reason to be and to wake up each day with podcast listeners.
Empathetic Witness wants you to challenge assumptions about Indigenous Peoples. It encourages Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons to embrace true reconciliation as we examine truths, explore reparations, and show up in the world willing to learn and accept the responsibility of reconciliation. Empathetic Witness addresses a whole array of topics encompassing the impact of the creation of residential schools, cultural genocide, the Indian Act, mental health, resilience, and survival. The end goal is to have every listener finish the podcast of the day with a sense of hope and optimism no matter how difficult the conversation.
Each podcast is an hour long. Listening can occur in a commute to and from work, a road trip, an hour set aside for self actualization, or even while preparing a meal.
All podcasts involve conversations with Indigenous people who share their experiences and honour each and everyone of us with their enthusiasm, presence, and wisdom.  
Season 2 has begun with the same enthusiasm and a new focus. The new focus will include generating more podcasts with a larger audience and an expansion of learnings.  
The initial 1st season had a vision of supporting Seventh Generation Indigenous Foundation and Training (GIFT) seventhgift.ca and its focus was trauma related.

The 2nd season will concentrate solely on Empathetic Witness and its journey. It will include less conversations on addictions and trauma and will concentrate more on triumph and resilience. Empathetic Witness guest will be inspirational First Nation community leaders who will share personal stories that will encourage and motivate listeners to thrive rather than survive. 
Future episodes will include interviews with a human rights activist from Lima Peru, an Indigenous Musician, a Dene language keeper, a political leader on economic development, exciting and motivating First Nations self-sufficiency narratives, and much more.
Grab a tea, listen and take part in the Empathetic Witness Podcast journey of discovery, excitement, and pride.  
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