Episode 5

Published on:

4th May 2021

Sharing food, showing empathy: how one celebrity chef sees the world of food and connection; Meet Chef Zola Nene

In this episode, I am thrilled to have one of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs, Zola Nene. Based in Cape Town, she is the author of three cookbooks, a food stylist, and a television personality. She became a resident Chef of the popular show Expresso Morning Show. She is the host of her own cooking show Celeb Feasts with Zola. The work that she does represents her love for nature and the people in her life. 

Our discussion focuses on sharing food and how it can be used to show empathy for others. Zola helps us understand the role food plays in our lives, how it bridges the divide and unifies us as humans. Tune in to this cheerful conversation and find out how this chef sees the world of food and connection.

Connect with Zola Nene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zola_nene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zola_nene

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zola-nene-22308231/

Website: https://www.zolanene.com

Check out Celeb Feasts with Zola

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffwzN-6SwFTtjdlGFJfG9A

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zola_feasts/

Connect with Mimi Nicklin

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miminicklin/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MimiNicklin

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miminicklin/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miminicklinleadership

TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSwRhfwW/

A special thanks to DJ Cielo https://instagram.com/johnnyciel?igshid=jejun858mvw3 and Eye Q Films https://www.eyeqfilmsindia.com for sponsoring our podcast

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About the Podcast

The Empathy for Breakfast Show
The More The World Talks About Empathy, The More Empathy The World Will Have
The Empathy for Breakfast Show is hosted by empathy advocate, global leader and international bestselling author and Executive Creative Director Mimi Nicklin. Mimi believes we need to talk more, and hear more, about empathy if we are to fill the 30 year empathy gap hurting our world. In the show, Mimi meets thought provoking and creative opinions leaders, experts and professionals from all over the globe to talk about empathy, connectivity, our mutual humanity and the deficit in empathy impacting our world. Candid, charming and captivating in equal measure, the show reached over 80,000 people in 2020. These are twenty minute conversations, over breakfast, to start your day with the inspiration to reconnect, reverse our loneliness endemic and overcome the mental and workplace crises facing our world. Want to understand the benefits of empathetic leadership & culture, build cohesion in your community or imbue empathy into your work week? Join us. The only decision you need to make is, will you bring tea or coffee? See you there!

About your host

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Mimi Nicklin

Mimi Nicklin is the internationally bestselling author of ‘Softening The Edge’, an Executive Creative Director, a well-known empathetic coach, and a contributor, advocate and content creator for the global movement to balance humanism and capitalism.

An empathy advocate, Mimi has spent over 15 years working across the globe with multinational and Fortune 500 clients to drive standout creative interventions that lead to business and culture change. Driven by the pursuit of bringing conscientiousness to the role and impact of ‘Regenerative Leadership’ in business and society, with a desire to make the world of work a more empathetic, valuable and sustainably healthy place to be, Mimi’s first leadership book was a bestseller before it even reached the stores.

Having lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cape Town, Havana, Madrid, Johannesburg and Dubai, Mimi has studied humanity & culture from within across 25 global markets and her approach changes organisations from the inside out; focusing on cultural understanding alongside behavioural and mindset change.