Farah Nanji is a DJ, journalist, TEDx Speaker, podcast host, and the founder of Regents Racing. As a teenager, Farah was diagnosed with Dyspraxia which is a developmental coordination disorder that affects 5% of the world’s population. Farah shares in this episode how she has never settled and allowed Dyspraxia to be a weakness of hers as she has created her own processes to become an entrepreneur in two industries, music and motorsport, that rely heavily on motor coordination.
Farah’s business, Regents Racing, is a business that explores leadership lessons from Formula One racing. Farah also recently launched her podcast, Mission Makers, where she interviews people involved in music, motorsport, business, and other industries.
This episode is hosted by Emma Benner.
What we talked about:
3:40- Introduction to Farah Nanji
5:00- What Dyspraxia is
6:30- The process of becoming diagnosed with Dyspraxia
12:10- Different ways that she thinks that the education system could change to help students in situations like hers
16:50- Her experience in Formula One Racing
23:15- What Regents Racing is
28:50- The popularity of Formula One Racing in the UK
31:55- Female involvement in Formula One Racing and motorsport
37:05- Farah’s DJ career and the impact that it has had on her life
44:20- How you find clients and gigs as a DJ
48:05- Farah’s Ted Talk- “Rewiring Dyspraxia from the Brain”
59:50- Her one message to individuals that have dyspraxia
1:00:45- End of podcast questions
Farah’s Ted Talk- “Rewiring Dyspraxia from the Brain”
Book Recommendation: Business Lessons from Motor Racing by Mary Jenkins, Ken Pasternak, and Richard West
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