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Chantal joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss the importance of self-discovery, being anti-religious but having a strong faith, why she wakes up at 4:45AM every morning, unplugging from technology every Saturday, her love for boxing, the power of being kind, and so much more – this is not an episode to be missed.
"The Tamil Creator" is a podcast started by me (Ara Ehamparam) to celebrate, spotlight and learn about the brilliance among Tamil creators globally. I want you to feel like you're a fly on the wall eavesdropping on a conversation that is a combination of educational, inspirational and entertaining.
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00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Chantal Sathi
02:23 - Being born and raised in Scarborough, her parents fleeing Sri Lanka during the war
04:04 - Studying Theology at UofT; learning to abide in love and walk with peace
06:09 - From Scarborough to Oxford; advice for people leaving home to study abroad
09:34 - What does the future of University education and prestige look like?
12:21 - Chantal’s passion for sport; having stints at the Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games
14:57 - Why she built CornerstoneAI; what sparked the idea and how she came up with the name
17:08 - How Chantal went about building the team (networking and bootstrapping)
20:27 - What the company does, revenue model and current clients (process for securing business)
24:40 - A day in life of Chantal; waking up at 4:45AM, journaling and more
28:41 - The book 24/6 encouraged Chantal to take a Tech Shabbat (unplugging from technology once a week)
31:13 - Trademarking her company name and algorithm
33:55 - What success looks like to Chantal on a personal and professional level in the next 3-5 years
34:38 - Her biggest learning lesson over the last 3 years; moving CornerstoneAI from Toronto to Florida
36:42 - Moving her company to America because of the potential for greater opportunities
37:48 - The secret behind Chantal’s rapid success - praying for others and an emphasis on being kind
40:05 - What criticism or support has Chantal received from friends and family?
41:48 - The impact of the Tamil communities in Toronto and America on Chantal
48:04 - Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
48:56 - How Chantal wants to be remembered by friends and family
50:35 - What is the reason for the decline in Christianity and rise in Atheism?
52:59 - Creator Confessions
1:00:22 - The Wrap Up
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