Published on:

6th Jun 2022

Overcoming Life’s BIGGEST CHALLENGES w/Stephynie Malik EP 378

Stephynie Malik has run multiple global companies and acquisitions across her career. Stephynie formed SMALIK Enterprises with one single goal in mind — to help others and promote change through her proven strategies, methodologies and undeniable experience. Stephynie is a sought after Business Strategist, Executive Consultant & Crisis Expert with certifications in both Emotional Intelligence & Leadership from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

On today’s episode, Stephynie opened up about her personal journey starting from a traumatic childhood and how she overcame them to be successful. She built the life she always dreamt of for herself and for her family, and she did this by focusing on giving and serving others. She practices empathy and love and often uses humor to lighten up people, especially those who have been through a lot in life.


  • 01:32 The journey from pain to healing and growth
  • 10:15 The struggle of losing a parent and facing family betrayed
  • 23:13 Advice for someone who facing adversity
  • 28:13 Navigate life’s ups and downs in faith
  • 39:29 The most important skill for crisis management 

🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇

Stephynie says, “If you struggle to find your purpose and mission in life, serve others. When you do things with the right intention and manage your inner self-talk, everything begins to align for good.”


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University of Adversity
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.