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.


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:

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:

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