Episode 59: Finding Your Om Factor – Interview with Alka Dhillon

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Hey there word nerds! Gabriela here with another exciting interview episode on DIY MFA Radio. Today I’m thrilled to share my recent conversation with Alka Dhillon, author of The OM Factor: A Woman’s Spiritual Guide to Leadership.

Alka Dhillon is the founder and CEO of Technalink, one of the leading companies in the Washington Metropolitan area providing Information Technology and Management Consulting services to both  government and commercial clients.

She received the 2012 BRAVA! Women Business Achievement Award; the Top 100 Women Leaders in STEM award; the 2013 Locally Grown honor from Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and the Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Agency. She holds B.A. degrees in economics and Spanish from the University of Virginia. She contributes to The Huffington Post and blogs at The Spiritual CEO.

In this episode Alka and I discuss:

  • Accessing your creative potential through meditation (Everyone has two minutes)
  • Being able to release your creative agenda to meet your creative inspiration
  • How to be more responsive than reactive
  • Writers and leadership.

Plus, Alka’s #1 tip for writers.

More about Alka Dhillon:


Check out The Om Factor and if you want to know more about Alka, you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram, or visit her website. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and see her at the Mindful Fitness Festival & Concert in Highlands, New Jersey, September 12-13!


Don’t forget to check out the DIY MFA 101 course and join me for our open house and free video series.
Go to DIYMFA.com/OpenHouse to sign up. I can’t wait to meet you and answer your questions!

Also, Writer Igniter Con will be here before you know it. Sign up now for the lowest rate and a chance for a critique spot.

Link to Episode 59

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Until next week, keep writing and keep being awesome.


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