As Told By Nomads

As Told By Nomads

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As Told By Nomads features interviews with global nomads, Third Culture Kids, and entrepreneurs discussing what it takes to be global leaders.


251: Dan Fahrner - Learn How to Solve Complex Problems with Design Thinking  

Today's interview is with Dan Fahrner, the founder of SmallBox. SmallBox is a creative agency focused on helping clients find opportunities, solve big, fuzzy challenges, and build meaningful employee, brand and service experiences. They take a people-centered approach to designing solutions with you. Their services, from branding to strategic consulting to employee engagement, all speak to one goal: partnering with people to create distinctive and meaningful experiences. They thrive on curiosity, courage, collaboration and persistence, and these core values drive everything they do. Design thinking is now gaining more traction than ever, gaining popularity within businesses, nonprofit organizations, and even the healthcare and education industries. Organizations like Ford, Walgreens, and Planned Parenthood have used design thinking to solve major challenges and design new products, services, and experiences. We discuss all the ins and outs of design thinking in the interview. Enjoy! Resource Mentioned in This Interview

250: Dip Your Toes Into The World With Omo and Eulanda Osagiede  

Today's Interview is with Eulanda & Omo Osagiede who are London-based freelance writers and award-winning social influencers who run the popular travel, food, and lifestyle blog HDYTI. They describe themselves as the everyday kind of couple. Think Clark Kent and Lois Lane in a Bruno Mars ‘Lazy Song’ kind of way…although unlike the song suggests, they like to do a bit more than walking around in pajamas all day. Omo's day job involves managing IT risk for my clients while Eulanda is a professional photographer, dancer, choreographer and graphic designer with enough creative energy for both of us. Omo grew up in Surulere, Lagos while Eulanda grew up in Denver, Colorado. Although they grew up continents and cultures apart, they were destined to meet in London. Their shared Christian faith helps them appreciate the beauty of creation and the fact that they are alive to enjoy it. The simple things in life make us happy. In the interview, they share: -Their dating story -How to develop a niche marketing strategy -Their ideas on how Africans in diaspora can advance the black narrative AND -Some ideas to diversify the economy in Nigeria Resources Mentioned In This Episode HDYTI: Epic Wedding Dance: Twitter Page:

249: The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Fast with Sean Kim  

Today's episode is with Sean Kim the founder of Rype which I believe is future of language learning. Sean Kim is the Founder and CEO of Rype, a global platform connecting language learners with handpicked professional language teachers around the world. Sean is also the host of 'The Sean Kim Show' where he interviews some of the world's top entrepreneurs and experts, which is syndicated to The Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, and more. In this episode, we discuss: -Sean's start as an entrepreneur -What his parents and family thought when he dropped out of college -His first business failure -Being homeless and how it affects your mindset -The benefits of being uncomfortable as an entrepreneur -His lowest point in life thus far -Building up confidence as an entrepreneur one day at a time through small wins -The fear of success being greater than the fear of failure -His current focus on building The Rype App -The main reasons why most people don't reach fluency in a language Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

248: Healing the Medical Industry with Nick Desai  

Today's episode is with Nick Desai. Nick is the co-founder & CEO of Heal, an app for on-demand healthcare (think Uber for doctor house calls). Nick has led four venture funded start-ups over the last 18 years. For Nick, Heal is more than a company - it's a mission to fix the broken $3 trillion health care system. Heal has quickly become a leading HealthTech company that recently raised a $26.9M Series A and is backed by notable and high-profile investors ranging from Thomas Tull (Tull Investment Group) and Qualcomm executive chairman Paul Jacobs to Lionel Richie. We discuss how he is disrupting the healthcare industry and making a space for doctors of different backgrounds. Resource Mentioned In This Episode

247: Navigating Life as a Millennial with Megan Tan  

I recently had the pleasure of talking to the voice of the Millennial Podcast, Megan Tan which is easily one of my favorite podcasts. Millennial is a podcast series that captures what it's like to maneuver your 20s in real time. Megan essentially created her own future and career after contemplating what she wanted to do with her life post graduation. In the midst of this uncertainty, she started producing her own podcast to show prospective employers that she had what it takes to earn a full-time job in the real world. As life would have it, Millennial, Tan's podcast became a hit. The Guardian called Millennial “insightful,” and Tan “more likable than anyone in Girls” and The Atlantic rated Millennial 15th on it’s list of “The 50 Best Podcasts of 2015”. Success caught Tan by surprise but her authenticity continued to win her fans (me included) and she has since gone on to build a career that she loves in the industry she loves. In this episode, we discuss her coming of age stories, what it's like to deal with unexpected success and her ambitions for the future. Other elements we dive into are and the struggles that us millennials face on a daily basis and how she is documenting them. Resources Mentioned in The Podcast You can listen to Megan Tan’s podcast you can do so by going to Follow her and the podcast on Twitter: @millennialpdcst

246: Making Sexual Health Actually About Health with Kaylyn Easton  

Today's podcast is with Kaylyn Easton. Kaylyn has been marketing and promoting companies through digital experiences for over eight years. She is an entrepreneur at heart and the founder of two companies, Ava J., which is a high-end outwear company for women and Chiavare Oil {key-a-var-ee}, a vegan, all-natural personal moisturizer a.k.a. lube. Kaylyn’s passion is giving women the tools and confidence to succeed. She advocates for constant transparency, communication, and getting women talking about things they were always told not to and taboo. Her goal is to empower women by making sexual health not x-rated, but actually about health. Originally a broadcast journalist, Kaylyn has hosted television shows, lived in New York City, acted in commercials and full-length films, and reported on environmental issues from Munich, Germany. A graduate of Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!), she most recently was the Chief Marketing Officer for Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil – one of the fastest growing natural brands in the country. Her love for an all-natural, holistic approach to health combined with her personal struggle with stage IV Endometriosis led Kaylyn to create Chiavare. Resource Mentioned in This Episode Website: Catch our episode here or below:

245: 3 Life Lessons From The Beauty and The Beast  

Today's episode of Use Your Difference is on the life lessons I learned from Beauty and the Beast. The messages in Beauty and the Beast are extremely powerful and are ones we should take to heart and share within our own daily lives.

244: How to Create an Open World with Danny Flood  

Danny Flood is co-founder of Open World Magazine, the world's #1 resource for active lifestyle creators. An entrepreneur since age 9, he went from broke ramen-eating college graduate to growing a profitable online business and pursuing lifestyle design with reckless abandon. Through his many adventures around the world, he has been robbed, fallen from bridges and motorbikes, hugged exotic animals, and nearly died several times in pursuit of his dreams. While he could be anywhere, he feels most at home in San Diego, Tokyo, Florianopolis, Buenos Aires, and Penang. Currently living in Bangkok, Danny has been traveling the world as a digital nomad since 2009 and has learned just about everything there is to know about starting and running a business from the road through the three businesses he has started. Danny has traveled to over 30 countries on four continents and earned his adventure chops rafting down the Amazon and climbing the tallest mountains of South America. He's rappelled off waterfalls in the jungle, sailed across the South China Sea, and motorbiked across SouthEast Asia. In 2015 Danny authored 5 books – including Buy Your Own Island which we discussed in this episode. Danny also talks about his journey, travel tips, mindset shifts, getting over your fears, and sleep hacks. Resources mentioned in this episode Open World Magazine: Buy Your Island book:

243: How To Build A Growth Mindset with Tom Bilyeu  

Today's interview is with Tom Bilyeu. Tom is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Tom’s mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment. Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane. Tom has also been a guest on the Tony Robbins podcast and The School of Greatness podcast and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Success, and The Huffington Post. Tom is currently on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation. We discuss the following: How to get out of the matrix How to build a growth mindset The story of Quest Nutrition Framework happiness vs Momentary happiness Growth mindset vs fixed mindset Why he built a media empire How to master the mind Resources Mentioned in This Episode Impact Theory Website: Impact Theory Podcast: Impact Theory Youtube Page: Quest Nutrition:

242: Strangers Abroad with Adrien Behn  

Today's podcast is with Adrien Behn. Adrien is the host of the Strangers Abroad podcast. Strangers Abroad is a series of conversations Adrien had with the wonderful and weird people she met during her journey to Latin America in 2015: a 5-month, 5,000 kilometer adventure spanning 10 countries, hundreds of people, and countless stories. If you want to hear a first hand tale of booking a one way ticket and winging it then this is the podcast for you. It’s an honest example of long term backpacking: the successes and struggles, the screw ups and spontaneous adventures, and all the mundane moments in between. This podcast aims to illuminate how when you travel it becomes so clear how interconnected we are. Those you expose yourself to become part of you and vis versa from the taxi drivers, helpful locals, fellow volunteers, or the people you sit next to on a bus. Although I may have known these people for a few minutes, hours, or fortunate enough to spend months with them, we are now part of a larger story. Travel isn’t always glamorous but is immensely rewarding. Resources Mentioned In Episode The Strangers Abroad website: Podcast on iTunes: Instagram:

241: How to Explore Your "True Purpose" in Life with Nicholas Upchurch  

Today's interview is with Nicholas Upchurch. Nicholas has a background in Digital Marketing and the companies which he has owned have generated millions of dollars in sales within a very short period of time. Although he was able to build a business that was very successful, travel to 33 countries, play football in front of 111,000 fans on National TV, and earn 6 figure monthly checks from partners like Google, his life changed in 2015 when he visited the Sacred Valley of Peru. Through an interesting turn of events, and exploring the difficult parts of life that all of us may have encountered at one time or another, he has now dedicated his life to not only helping people succeed in terms of “Money & Business”, but also to find their true purpose in this world. In addition, through his company Love!, he has started a Media Network called ‘Believe’. Believe features a website (, YouTube Channel and Podcast that has already reached tens of thousands around the world in a very short amount of time. Believe is a show designed to help you truly succeed by understanding and exploring all of the following categories in new, innovative ways: True Success, Money & Business, Health & Wellness, World News, and Our Universe. We seek to expand on the world’s current definition of “success” by realistically exploring spirituality, step-by-step, tangible solutions to issues we face, and finding the beauty we can in current events along with the difficult, often undiscussed, possible realities of our everyday life as people today. Through this exploration, we can perhaps truly find the success and fulfillment we seek in this life. Resources Mentioned in the Website Website: Facebook: Twitter: Email address: AWAY TRAVEL OFFER: Enter promo code NOMADS

240: Turn Your Brand Equity into Brand Currency with Nicole Ertas  

If you’re in the business of building a brand today, you’re most likely trying to figure out how to engage with consumers on a day-to-day level. This means energizing your brand to be dynamic and conversational. To do this, you must transform your Brand Equity into Brand Currency. Brand Currency transforms one-way messages into two-way, engaging conversations. These are the things that global branding expert, Nicole Ertas and I discuss on today's podcast. She has helped build many of the world’s finest and most powerful brands. Nicole’s success in global innovation and brand leadership gained her recognition in Forbes and The New York Times, as well as selected to be one of Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40. Nicole Ertas discusses her book Free Range Brands and how a new breed of brands that have up-ended many of the traditional corporate brands that once dominated the marketing world. Why are many of the once dominant brands, with the best creative agencies and biggest marketing budgets, finding it so difficult to stay relevant with today? What can we do to build brands that engage with a new type of consumer. Resources Mentioned in this Episode Free Range Brands Website: Twitter:

239: Creating Digital Products for Social Good with Brooke Currence  

Today's episode is with the Marketing Director of Give Lively, Brooke Currence. Brooke’s decision to join Give Lively as Marketing Director was fueled by a desire to bring best in class marketing knowledge from Fortune 500 experience and put it to use for the nonprofits she is passionate about. Through her love for travel and interest in societal structures, Brooke became increasingly aware and passionate about changing socioeconomic and gender barriers to equal opportunities and achievement. Brooke made a move to New York City in 2015 from Georgia where she lived for 10 years building her marketing career at reputable Fortune 500 IT Firms. Her passions are women and girl’s empowerment, human rights, learning new cultures, meeting new people, and staying active. We discuss the ways that they are building easy-to-use apps, sites, and services that make giving a more regular and rewarding part of everyday life. Resources Mentioned in the Episode Give Lively: Small Token: Brooke's Email:

238: Taking Out the Bias in HR & Recruiting with Anada Lakra  

Today's interview is with Anada Lakra. Anada is the creative half of day100, a recruiting technology startup. She is focused on product development, marketing, and business development. She is passionate about matching companies to the right talent in a way that is technology-enabled but always human-centered. Her goal is to make recruiting both more data-driven AND more human. In addition to this, she organizes the HR Tech Showcase to bring together the HR community in New York. Anada graduated from Yale University, and was a management consultant in a past life. We discuss the following: The beginnings of her company day100 The power of referrals How to remove bias in the recruiting process Resources HR Tech Showcase: day100: Anada can be reached at

237: Rahama Wright - Providing Opportunities For The Underrepresented  

Today's interview is with Rahama Wright. Rahama started Shea Yeleen 10 years ago with the mission to economically empower women in Northern Ghana, they do that through the sale of premium shea butter skincare products. Their products are sold in over 120 retailers nationwide, Whole Foods is their biggest retail partner. Rahama was appointed to President Obama's Advisory Council for Doing Business in Africa and she was recently selected to be on the "Queen Boss" reality show on BET/Centric. In a nutshell Rahama is pro women, economic empowerment, Africa, conscious consumerism, and natural products and you better believe we discuss all this and her interesting entrepreneurship journey. To find out more about her company, head over to

236: How to Build your Business, Wealth & Live Your Dream with Heather Heavenwood  

Heather Ann Havenwood, CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC and Chief Sexy Boss, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing. Since marketing her first online business in 1999, bringing together clients and personal coaches, she has played an active role in the online marketing world since before most even had a home computer. In 2006, she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1million in sales in less than 12 months. Starting without a list, a product, a name or an offer, Heather Ann molded her client into a successful guru now known as an expert in his field. We talk about What to work on if you're building a business A skill that will make you attractive in any industry AND Our difference of opinions surrounding the current political climate in America To find out more about Heather, check out her at the following websites: Books: Website: Free audiobook chapters of her book: Catch the episode here or below

235: The 21st Century Woman with Lina Abisoghomyan & En Kelly  

Today's episode is on what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Today's two guests are Lina Abisoghomyan and En Kelly who are activists, thought leaders, business professionals and models. We talk about: Stereotypes about women in the workplace Date Of Birth stigmatism The state of millennial female entrepreneurs The new idea of beauty As En says, we need to champion women whose beauty is secondary to her accomplishments, whose character and actions are more acclaimed than her makeup or styling. A woman whose name does more than invoke shock, jealousy, or even admiration... we need women who invoke inspiration itself. To find out more about En, click here: To find out more about Lina, click here:

234: An Interview With Candice Galek On Engagement And Entrepreneurship  

Candice Galek is a self taught young female entrepreneur on the quest for knowledge. She is the Founder of Bikini Luxe, an American online retailer with a focus on designer swimwear, resort wear, and accessories for women worldwide. After going viral for her marketing efforts on LinkedIn, she began sharing her experiences as a business owner via her column on titled "Quest for Knowledge" and on Social Media Today. Candice is the featured honoree on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in 2017. She is inspired by her travels and the ever changing world of business, which fuels her desire to spread the lessons she's learned along the way. In this interview, Candice shares how she got into the Forbes 30 under 30 list, what she has learned from her failures, her thoughts on effective engagement marketing and how she feels millennials can make a difference in today's world. In addition to this, she has an amazing column on Inc. which you can find here: After this interview, be sure to follow her on Twitter: and check out her website:

233: Lina Abisoghomyan Breaks Down The European Parliament  

Lina Abisoghomyan is back and this time she is breaking down the European Parliament for us. It is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the Council of the European Union (the Council) and the European Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU. We also get into differences between the parliament and congress as well different ways their policies affect all of Europe. As always Lina can be found on LinkedIn here: and her publication, Policy Pear:

232: The Future of Work with Eric Termuende  

Today's episode is with Eric Termuende. Eric is on a mission to change the way we talk about work and get fulfillment from it. An author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Eric has been featured in Forbes and the Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine. In 2015, Eric was recognized as a Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 globally by American Express. Eric sat as Community Integration Chair for Global Shapers Calgary, a community that functions under the World Economic Forum. Eric is a former Canadian G20 YEA Delegate, representing Canada in Sydney in 2014. Eric is currently signed by the National Speakers Bureau and travels the world talking about the future of work and multiple generations in the workplace. In 2016, Eric spoke at TEDxBCIT in Vancouver giving his presentation entitled ‘Bigger than Work’. Eric has worked and spoken with clients across the world. His new book, Rethink Work is now available on Amazon. This book tackles one of the big problems employers face today: finding and keeping the best employees, especially at a time when young workers typically quit after only three years on the job. Rethink Work: Finding & Keeping the Right Talent: TEDxBCIT talk: Eric's website:

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