Apr 23, 2020
I enjoyed meeting Gian Power
ACA on my podcast who set up his first business aged 13 and later
worked at Deutsche Bank and PwC and witnessed first-hand some of
the wellbeing & inclusion issues that need to be tackled in the
In 2015, an unexpected family tragedy changed Gian’s life
forever, when his dad was murdered on a trip to India. When
returning back to work, Gian saw the power of being able to share
his emotions and being his full self at work.
We are discussing the
working culture in the finance sector, yet his experience wasn’t
too bad. However, his experiences and inner resilience sparked his
passion for prioritising wellbeing and inclusion in the workplace.
That’s what lead Gian to found TLC Lions and The Unwind Experience;
he is passionate about igniting emotion in the workplace,
encouraging others to share and be themselves at work.
Speaking about his mentor at work, and how this helped both
his attitude and his productivity. We are discussing how the right
leadership and how leaders who listen get more out of their staff;
bringing the human back into work.
Another topic we discuss is his 5 am morning routine and we
compare what we do; in his case he meditates, journals and goes to
the gym. So very similar to what I do.
Gian defines success as being happy and content along his
journey. He wants to wake up every day being content with the life
he is living; to establish whether he is on track, he is asking
himself 4 questions every month to measure his happiness:
How happy am I with my life (1-10)
How happy am I with TLC Lions as an organisation (1-10)
What am I going to change to become a little bit happier
Is this still the life I wanted when I left PwC
For Gian it is important that he is on a journey where he is
happy every day, as from his experience life can change so quickly.
So he tries to not plan too long term.
We discuss meditation and it helps with resilience which he
defines as keeping going when things get tough. He, similar to
myself, can get knocked down, but he always gets up again with some
techniques he reveals that help him to get through the tough times.
Meditation is one of them, but so is exercise, overall health and
feeling gratitude and positive self-talk.
The Unwind Experience is a company Gian founded after a
meditation experience that someone gave to him when many people
around him were struggling with burn-out. So the Unwind Experience
is a meditation experience over 9,000 people went through last
year, adapted to the highly stressful workplace.
You can find Gian on LinkedIn
as well as the Unwind Experience
at the end we briefly speak about his fantastic achievement to win
an award for entrepreneurial spirit. Well done!
His best piece of advice is to find your passion and purpose
and go and chase it!
If you are interested, Gian is recruiting for a partnership
role and a lead for the Unwind Experience. Reach out to him if you
transformations (career, life & business), and helps
individuals and companies through change. He is also a mindfulness
productivity expert. In his podcast Stories of Success he
interviews successful people and wrote a book on the back of