🏆Life Changing Leadership Lessons

Avthar's Weekly Wisdom #57 (07/04/2021)

Welcome to edition #57 of Avthar's Weekly Wisdom!

🔥 This newsletter is where I share practical wisdom about self-mastery, entrepreneurship, health and happiness, all to help you live better. My guarantee is that you’ll discover one thing that will help you change your life in every edition. As a reminder, you can find all previous editions of this newsletter in the archive.

Last edition, I shared a case study in how to cleanse your information diet. This week, I’m sharing an interview with someone who I admire immensely and who’s actually significantly impacted my life since I met him when I was just 18 years old: leadership and education expert Veda Sunassee.

I hope you enjoy our conversation about self-reflection, leadership and education. By the way, if you’re busy check out my selection of clips at the end, they’re all less than 90 seconds long.

To your growth and success, 


Veda Sunassee on Life Changing Leadership Lessons, Reflection Techniques and Creating Africa’s Next Leaders

Veda Sunassee (Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn) is a leadership and education expert. He hails from Mauritius, and has spent most of his career building the next generation of young African leaders through his work at the African Leadership Group, African Leadership Academy and African Leadership University.

Veda was selected among the inaugural Obama Leaders in 2018 and was chosen amongst the 100 most influential Young Africans by African Youth Awards in 2019. He’s also the host of “In the Room”, a podcast about leadership in the 21st century.

I was privileged enough to interview Veda for episode 10 of the Learn with Avthar Podcast.

Here’s a glimpse at what you’ll learn from our conversation:

  • Veda’s journey from Mauritius to Princeton and how he found his strengths along the way

  • The power of listening to your inner voice, the value of empty space and Veda’s favorite reflection practices and techniques that you can use today.

  • Veda’s philosophy of leadership and entrepreneurship and frameworks he uses to become a better leader, like the Leadership Map and the PICS framework (passions, interests, causes and skills)

  • Veda’s biggest lessons building some of Africa’s finest educational institutions (ALA and ALU), how to balance achievement and fulfillment and how to take an iterative approach to your life

Veda is someone who I admire immensely and who’s impacted my life significantly, and I know you’ll see his brilliance shine through in the eloquent answers he gives during our discussion.

🎧 Listen to the full audio now:

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⏩ TL;DW: Selected Clips

Don’t have time to listen to the full podcast? I got you.

Here are my favorite clips from this podcast, ready for you to binge in less than 90s each:

🧠 PS: You can find more bite-sized nuggets of knowledge from Veda and other guests in this Youtube playlist: Learn with Avthar Clips.

🙏 Thank you again for reading and for your support! I wish you a week of happiness, success and peace!

With gratitude, 


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