As Told By Nomads

As Told By Nomads

United States

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


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:

231: How to Consult for Cash with Zachary Burt  

Today's episode is with Zachary Burt. We discuss the ins and outs of consulting and what it takes to launch a business in today's virtual world. Zachary has been a freelance programmer for 10 years, since his Facebook app was acquired. He loves tech and recently wrote a book called Code For Cash. He is currently pivoting his book into an entrepreneurial venture and encourages you to connect. Book: Twitter: Email: Discount code: go to checkout page here and apply the code THIRDCULTURE – we will share 50% of revenue with you, but don't expect too many sales :) Code For Cash:

230: Covering Untold Stories with Samantha Miles  

Today's interview is with Samantha Miles. Samantha is a multimedia journalist whose work has appeared in various newsrooms in Colorado, Texas, and Columbia Nightly News in New York City. She has also written for several online publications, and won awards for her journalism in the Arab Spring Uprisings for her piece - "The Jasmine Flowers: Women of the Tunisian Revolution," where she interviewed women rewriting the Tunisian constitution after the revolution. She has written about women from various cultures covering issues of domestic violence, social justice, and beauty pressures. We discuss her journey to journalism, passion for cover untold stories and why she thinks diversity and inclusion is so important. Catch her on Twitter:@SamanthaMM_ Her documentary on the dangers of skin bleaching:

229: Staying Committed To Your Purpose with Matt Geddie  

My guest today is Matt Geddie. He is a serial entrepreneur and most recently the founder and CEO of Skinny & Company a three year old company that is one of the fastest growing natural brands on the market. Best part is he and his founders have done it all through bootstrapping and putting the pedal to the metal all day, every day. They just crossed the $2M revenue mark for the year, up from $800k last year. In this interview, we discuss his entrepreneurship journey, his personal failures, and how he got his MBA without finishing his bachelors. To connect with Matt, reach out to him on LinkedIn at; email via & his websites &

228: Living a Purely Blissful Life with Maimah Karmo  

Today's interview is with Maimah Karmo. Maimah is a mother, philanthropist, author, advocate, cancer warrior, magazine publisher, life coach, entrepreneur, badass and unicorn. Maimah's story began in Liberia, West Africa, where she was born. After surviving two wars in Liberia, during a third coup d'état, she fled to the United States at 15 years old, when her father put her on a plane, alone, to avoid persecution due to the war. She worked her way through college and created her version of the American Dream. Maimah was raising a beautiful 3-year old when she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2006. She had no family history and was 32-years old. While in treatment, Maimah made a promise to God that if she survived, she would create an organization to educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer. Her promise became the Tigerlily Foundation, which educates, advocates for, empowers and supports young women, before, during and after breast cancer. She is also the author of Fearless: Awakening to My Life's Purpose Through Breast Cancer; and Publisher of Bliss Magazine. Maimah has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN Network, The Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Essence, Marie Claire, Redbook and more. Maimah loves empowering others, through speaking engagements and life coaching. You can learn more about her coaching at, and subscribe to her podcast, Pure Bliss. Maimah's book: Maimah's personal website: Maimah's podcast: Tigerlily Foundation:

227: The Evolution of Travel and Future Technology with Hal Tyler & Sam Hiscocks  

Today's interview is with the co-founders of Tripwire Sam Hiscocks and Hal Tyler. Their app Tripwire uses a unique ‘pin-dropping’ technology that immediately connects users to their destination, enabling travellers to unlock a local feed of real-time information, meet fellow travellers and make tour bookings. The travel start-up secured £200,000 investment and the backing of high profile partners, including Mad Monkey Hostels, the largest hostel chain in South East Asia. The Tripwire team are looking to secure further investment to expand the development team and cover marketing costs. Unlike emerging competitors Tripwire has a proven revenue stream, via the tour booking service. Since securing 5,000 beta-testers, Tripwire has already gained a loyal following of travel influencers and bloggers. Developed by travellers for travellers, the founders were invited to join the prestigious Ted x speakers and share how Tripwire is challenging the travel tech market. Today, we talk about their journey and where the future lies for their new app. Website: Twitter:

226: Maria Rapetskaya is the Undefined Creative  

Today's interview is with Maria Rapetskaya Maria is the world-traveling, edge-pushing founder/creative director of NYC-based motion design firm, Undefined Creative. Aside of producing award-winning promotional projects for the NHL, NBCUniversal, Better Homes & Gardens and other major brands, she's a published thought leader who regularly shares her insights with readers of Fortune, Fast Company, Entrepreneur and others. She is also a huge proponent of giving back to the world that gave her a start, so she takes on/encourages pro bono work for charitable and non-profit organizations. We discuss her journey towards becoming a full-time creative entrepreneur, a part-time "industry expert" and a lifelong artist in whatever discipline comes her way. Personal website: Undefined Creative:

225: How to Get to Yes And In Business with Bob Kulhan  

Today's episode is with Bob Kulhan who joined us in episode 55 to discuss the transformative power of improvisation in business and life. He's back today to discuss his new book: Getting to "Yes And": The Art of Business Improv. For more than three years, he has dedicated incredible amounts of time and energy writing on Getting to "Yes And": The Art of Business Improv (Stanford University Press). Getting to "Yes And" is the definitive guide to business improv. Bob teaches readers to think on their feet and approach the most typical business challenges with fresh eyes and openness. He shows how improv techniques such as the “Yes, and” approach, divergent and convergent thinking, and focusing on being present can translate into more productive meetings, swifter decisions, stronger collaboration, positive conflict resolution, mindfulness, and more. Getting To "Yes And" was created to help everyone improve their business performance and everyday life. As a prescriptive book, it moves past general philosophy and delves into the “how” improv techniques can be easily and thoughtfully applied to various real-world settings. Grab your copy of the book here:

224: Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky  

Today's interview is with ATBN favorite Andy Molinsky! He's back!!!! And today we are celebrating his new book: Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence. According to Andy Molinsky, an expert on behavior in the business world, there are five key challenges underlying our avoidance tendencies: authenticity, competence, resentment, likability, and morality. Does the new behavior you’re attempting feel authentic to you? Is it the right thing to do? Answering these questions will help identify the “gap” in our behavioral style that we can then bridge by using the three C’s: Clarity, Conviction, and Customization. Perhaps most interesting, Molinsky has discovered that many people who confront what they were avoiding come to realize that they actually enjoy it, and can even be good at it. Really excited to have Andy share the story of his book with you all. Order your book here:

223: How to Scale Your Freelance Business with Joe Kashurba  

Today's interview is with Joe Kashurba. Joe grew the freelance web design business that he started in high school into a digital agency with a virtual team and clients around the world. He went from building $300 websites to building $30,000 websites and managing 6-figure digital advertising budgets for some of the largest manufacturing and construction companies. Joe now advises and mentors other freelance web designers and digital agency owners on how to develop and scale their businesses. We discuss the following: How he went from growing his freelance business into a digital agency with a virtual team and clients around the country? The biggest mistakes that freelance web designers and digital agency owners make when it comes to growing their businesses? How web designers can compete with do-it-yourself website builders like Squarespace? Tips for generating a return on investment with Google AdWords? Tips for building and working with a virtual team? Advice do you have for young people who are interested in entrepreneurship? To find out more about Joe and his business, check out his website at:

222: The Top 5 Lessons of the Most Productive People on the Planet with Chris Pinckley  

You have a big idea and you want to shock the world. But,you’ve tried to get yourself going and constantly get sidetracked. Or, you’re trying to expand your business to go global, but you can’t seem to break through the barriers to entry .Or, you’re a business leader, but you don’t seem to command the level of respect that you need in order to make the kind of impact that you want. In State of Mind 2.0: 11 Lessons of the Most Productive People on the Planet, Executive Leadership & Critical Thinking Coach Chris Pinckley explains the secret formula that creates the type of individual who can achieve any goal, command the utmost respect as a leader, and has the ability to create a global impact. We discuss all this in today's episode with Chris Pinckley. Chris is the author of over 20 books on self-development, mindset, and consciousness expansion. He has also produced 3 talk shows, written over 400 articles, been published innumerous magazines, and built two successful training businesses. His latest book State of Mind 2.0 is the culmination of all of his years of self development, coaching experience, and accomplishments integrated in to one book. Stay in the loop with all his work here: Get his book here:

221: How Millennials Continue Redefining Success, Breaking Barriers & Changing The World with Jared Kleinert  

Did you know that there are currently about 3 billion people under 30 right now? That equates to roughly 52% of the world's population. These are the next global leaders so it is important to ensure that they are influenced the right way. Today's guest Jared Kleinert believes this and did something about it. He believes that by sharing our stories, we can solve society's most pressing problems. Jared's new book 3 Billion Under 30 assembles seventy-five “world-class” Millennials who've leveraged the experiences and ideas they've shared in to: Create companies worth billions of dollars. Win the CrossFit Games (twice). Found and operate media platforms like Levo, Elite Daily, Mogul, Odyssey, Futurism, Addicted2Success, UploadVR, and others with hundreds of millions of monthly readers. Write, advise, or otherwise support the publication and promotion of over forty New York Times bestselling books, including titles that have sold millions of copies apiece. Grow a collective following of over 50,000,000 people on social media. Employ thousands of people to work for their high-growth startups. Develop supportive communities for tens of thousands entrepreneurs around the world. Produce feature films, award-winning documentaries, and popular television shows. Become the youngest elected state or federal lawmaker in American history. Lead new industries like virtual reality, artificial intelligence, smart firearm development, lunar settlement, and modular phones. Jared Kleinert is an Entrepreneur, TED and keynote speaker, and award-winning author. His first book 2 Billion Under 20 was the #1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015 and his newest book 3 Billion Under 30 comes out today (you can order now!) See the link in the show notes to order it. Order the book here:

220: Live, Love And Explore Your Best Life with Leon Logothetis  

Today's interview is with Leon Logothetis. Leon is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries. Leon has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. He is the host of the TV series Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody, which is broadcast across the world by National Geographic International and, over the course of three seasons, sees Leon cross America, the United Kingdom and Europe on just 5 dollars, 5 pounds, and 5 euros a day, respectively. In today's episode, we talk about the following: What the “Way of the Traveler” is and how you can achieve this state of being How traveling can help you connect with others and learn more about yourself How being bullied as a child has inspired him to spread kindness across the world How you can get out of your daily rut and make a change for the better How his past experiences have inspired his memoirs and changed his life for the better We also discussed his journey and his new book Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live which can be found in stores everywhere. Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live:

219: How To Find Your Path With Nate Menninger  

Today's episode is with Nate Menninger. He is an American explorer, athlete and writer who is addicted to traveling and whether he is back-country skiing in Patagonia or running with the bulls in Spain, he wants to prove to the world that everything is possible, no matter how difficult or dangerous something seems. As he travels, he continuously meets exceptional individuals who have achieved amazing feats: I.E. hitchhiking from New York to Argentina, running marathons in the arctic and throwing shot-put in the Olympics. Using their stories and his, he hopes to unite and inspire everyone to embark on the world's most extreme cultural, athletic and artistic adventures. We talk about all these experiences and much more in our episode. To connect with Nate, check out his Instagram at thepathfinder.mag and his website at

218: How To Live An Unconventional Life With Jules Schroeder  

Happy New Year! Today's episode is with the amazing Jules Schroeder. Jules is an entrepreneur, marketing consultant, writer, speaker, millennial expert and musician who helps today's generation on their unconventional paths and shows them how to profit from their passions. At the age of eighteen, Jules Schroeder ran her first six-figure business teaching other college students how to run their own businesses. Four years later, at age 22, she co-founded a publishing company that made seven figures its first year in business, specializing in making books #1 Best Sellers on the Amazon Kindle platform. In addition to all this, Jules is on a mission to help others find alignment within themselves by connecting to their purpose and passion. Jules has an ability to show people how to support themselves by profiting from the work they are meant to be doing in the world. She does this through example in her own life, pursuing her music, teaching yoga, snowboarding, playing pool, and spending time with her family and friends. In This Interview You’ll Learn: How Jules built both her 6 figure and 7 figure businesses What she learned from her failures as a business owner What she learned from her near death experience How she became a UN ambassador How she manages her multiple passions How she maintains close relationships despite being away so much To sign up for her upcoming Unconventional Life Summit where you can learn the exact strategies, tactics and mindsets to create your life and business in alignment with what you are passionate about, click this link:

217: Johannes Koeppel Is Disrupting The Travel Industry  

Today's interview is with Johannes Koeppel, the CEO of WeTravel. He has a pretty inspirational story around travel, entrepreneurship, and changing his life. Out of college, he moved from his native Switzerland to Central Asia to work for the Red Cross first in a prison facility in Uzbekistan, then as head of the Tajikistan office. He leveraged these experiences to earn money by leading groups of Europeans hoping to explore Central Asia off the beaten path. This became the seed of an idea for a startup, and now WeTravel is an 11 person team speaking 22 languages and representing 8 different nationalities. Anyone can sign up on the site and earn a living or extra side hustle doing similar things across the globe. WeTravel’s growth has been phenomenal, within a year and a half it has organized more than one million in tours just this month. In this episode we discuss: Johannes’ background as a nomad How Johannes learned how to be a businessman How Johannes found his co-founder How he manages a cross-cultural team What makes WeTravel different WeTravel website:

216: The Benefits of Being Multilingual with Lina Abisoghomyan  

SPECIAL EPISODE ALERT! Today's episode is with Lina Abisoghomyan! Remember her from episode 208? Yup! Well she's being gracious enough to do a special mini episode with us today. Today, she breaks down what the benefits are of being multilingual! If you're thinking of a New Year's resolution, definitely consider picking up a language or two. The benefits are tremendous! To catch Lina's last episode, take a listen here: To find out more about Lina's company, click here: I did a Use Your Difference episode on how to learn a language without moving abroad here: Enjoy the holidays! I think I might drop another episode this week so stay tuned!

215: How to Use Your Voice to Make A Difference with Mary Simms  

Are you ready to take your firm to the next level? How would it feel to be able to say you've become a Huffington Post contributor, be regularly interviewed by your dream media outlets or be "Featured On" CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, or FOX Television News? Can you imagine how that publicity could grow your business? Mary Simms, a media savvy PR professional, US Army Vet, Huffington Post & Entrepreneur Mag Contributor let's us in on how to do all that. She helps high-powered entrepreneurs and attorneys embrace their influencer status and reduce what they spend on paid advertising while increasing revenue. Her expertise is helping you embrace your expertise and achieve industry icon status through top-tier media placements. According to Mary, the best way to elevate your brand and increase media generated revenue is by adding value to your pitch, pitching the right contacts within a newsroom, and providing them with an excellent segment idea that’s easy to produce. Mary is on Twitter at @marysimms and her website at To listen to this episode, click here or below

214: How To Deliver Great Presentations With Jonathan Schwabish  

Whether you are a university professor, researcher at a think tank, graduate student, or analyst at a private firm, chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an audience. Most of us approach this task by converting a written document into slides, but the result is often a text-heavy presentation saddled with bullet points, stock images, and graphs too complex for an audience to decipher―much less understand. Presenting is fundamentally different from writing, and with only a little more time, a little more effort, and a little more planning, you can communicate your work with force and clarity. I talk about all this with today's guest, Dr. Jonathan Schwabish. We discuss how to create effective data rich presentations that make a meaningful impact. Dr. Schwabish is considered a leader in the data visualization field and is a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in research. He has written on various aspects of how to best visualize data including technical aspects of creation, design best practices, and how to communicate social science research in more accessible ways. He was named a “visualization thought leader” by AllAnalytics in 2013 and speaks widely on the issues of data visualization, open data, and data use in organizations. Dr. Schwabish helps nonprofits, research institutions, and governments at all levels improve how they communicate their work and findings to their partners, constituents, and citizens. He also teaches data visualization and presentation skills at Georgetown University and the Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as in public workshops. He also hosts the PolicyViz Podcast, which focuses on data, open data, and data visualization. His new book about presentation design and techniques, Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks, is now available for preorder. He is on Twitter @jschwabish. Websites mentioned in this episode: PolicyViz: PolicyViz Podcast: Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks:

Video player is in betaClose