Host, Mom Curious Podcast, Actress
Daniella Rabbani is a mother, an actress, a singer, a voice-over artist, and the host of the Mom Curious podcast that explores the complexities and challenges of parenthood through open and honest discussions on everything from egg freezing to non-binary pregnancy and everything in between.
We talked about how Daniella found her way and identity in acting, the power of persistence and the process of turning a creative endeavor into a profession, and what she has learned about herself and leadership from the mothers everywhere that she has featured on her podcast.
[01:42] – A special dedication of this episode: Dino offers insight into the impact his mother, Carla, who passed away recently, had on his life and made him who he is today.
[04:38] – Daniella describes how becoming a mother sparked an interest in giving other mothers a voice and a platform to share the mostly untold stories of motherhood.
[06:38] – How a need for an outlet led Daniella to become a performer where she could use her creative force for good.
[10:41] – Readers, do you recognize her voice? Daniella shares how she broke into voice-over work and her Barnes & Noble claim to fame.
[11:22] – Knowing she’s doing what the Creator created her to do keeps Daniella going when she gets rejected.
[14:38] – Daniella shares how her financially challenged background and need for money led her to try to prove herself in the arts despite the risk.
[16:31] – How her ADD brain led her to try many things and catapulted her to be honest about her gifts.
[18:40] – Daniella shares how her sense of self is not just an idea in her head but a whole-body feeling that lets her know what projects are for her.
[21:40] – How her experience at NYU helped her develop a healthy attitude toward rejection.
[23:24] – The one secret to Daniella’s success as an artist.
[24:38] – “I think about the world as a bell curve. And if we are optimizing that the only thing that matters is being in the top 1%, well, then we’re training 99% of the population to be very unhappy.”
[26:05] – Being an artist looks very simple to the naked eye…but.
[27:41] – Mothers are cell-level whole being leaders, and it’s an underrepresented conversation that Daniella is here for.
[35:02] – We’re ALL different: how Daniella learned that it’s okay to focus on your own needs in the moment.
[37:57] – How podcasting has given Daniella a new avenue for self-expression and celebrating the lives of women.
[39:21] – The glory of another person’s humanity.
[39:54] – Daniella leads us through what fuels her passion outside of work.
[41:26] – Daniella shares TWO cliches that she finds annoying.
[42:05] – How memories of her Iranian grandmother’s soul-infused dishes feed her memories and her soul.
Contact Dino at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Daniella Rabbani links:
To book/hire Daniella: daniellarabbani.com/contact
Daniella on imbd
Mom Curious Podcast: Mom Curious
Daniella’s movie: OMA
Podcast: Mom Curious
Authentic Leadership For Everyday People / Dino Cattaneo
Dino on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dinocattaneo
Podcast Instagram – @al4edp
Podcast Twitter – @al4edp
Podcast Facebook: facebook.com/al4edp