Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #183 Yamini Naidu X Factor

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #183 Yamini Naidu X Factor

X Factor

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Yamini Naidu about X Factor, business storytelling, unleashing your speaking superpower and finding a sense of purpose in life.

We also dive deeper into meaning-making exercises, how to find your X Factor, and providing world-class learning experiences for individuals, teams and organisations.

Yamini Naidu – X Factor

Yamini Naidu’s impressive educational background includes a BA in Economics & Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, an MA in Economics from the University of Mumbai, and an MSc in IR & Personnel Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science. She has worked with some of the world’s top businesses such as Google, Ford Motor Company, Atlassian, Tiffany&Co, Adidas, ANZ, and national banks.

Beyond her work in the business world, Yamini is also deeply committed to social enterprise and pro bono work. She supports the High Resolves Global Citizenship and Leadership Programs, and Pollinate Energy, and is a volunteer guide at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Yamini talks about:

  • Having an X Factor statement
  • How thought-leadership is provided to the world
  • The search for meaning
  • Co-creation between speakers and listeners
  • Ensuring to provide world-class learning experiences
  • X Factor
  • Business Storytelling
  • Evolution of speakers
  • Speaking with influence
  • Belonging and the misfits of the world
  • Individual circles
  • Meaning-making exercise


“We moved into a space where it’s very much about co-creation, an experience with our audience, and drawing on the wisdom in the room.” Yamini Naidu talks about the evolution of speakers on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“The purpose of my X Factor is I want my message to be memorable. It happens at the intersection of the purpose of value. So what value are you providing for your audience.” The purpose of having an X Factor with Yamini Naidu on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“I have a quest to help everyone find their X factor and articulate it. I think the world will be a better and happier place when people realize that each of us is truly special.” Helping others find their X Factor with Yamini Naidu on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

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Recommended Reading:

X Factor: Unleash Your Presenting Superpower Book