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.


282: How To Bring Passion To Your Life With Moustafa Hamwi  

Today's interview is with Moustafa Hamwi. Moustafa is known as The Passion Guy.  He is an award winning author & speaker and is the world’s leading expert on Passion. He co-authored both The Secrets of Great Passionate Leaders and Masters of Success.  Moustafa is the founder of Passion Sundays, the leading online passion & happiness talk show.  We discuss:  Why most have the definition of Passion wrong: The true definition of Passion How Passion impacts quality of life and work  Cavalli to Manali, the story of leaving success in Dubai on a one way ticket to India in search of Passion How Passion Increases Probabilities of Success in Business He also has a gift for As Told By Nomads listeners looking to discover their passions here:  Check out his website here:

281: A Manifesto For The 21st Century Gentleman  

Today, I want to talk about masculinity and how we think about it in the 21st Century. When it's all said and done, what will they say about the men of our century. Will it be one of empowerment, enlightenment and trailblazers or will it be one of misogyny, homophobia and low standards? The choice is ours. Here's a manifesto I hope we men of the 21st century can follow. One that taps into our emotions and power and simultaneously values respect and responsibility. To read the article I wrote on it, click here:

280: How to Be An Inclusive Leader (TEDx Talk)  

At an early age, I became inquisitive about the qualities needed for a leader to lead a diverse environment in the 21st century. As a young adult, I attended international schools, worked in international organizations and interviewed people from all continents which eventually shaped my views. In this talk, I share ways this experience led me to answering my own question of what qualities it takes to be a leader in the 21st century.

279: Discover The Secrets Of Employee Loyalty With Scott Love  

Today's Interview is with Scott Love. Scott shows managers how to get employees to work hard, stay longer, and care more. As a high-stakes headhunter and former Navy leadership trainer, he gives managers tactical ways to build employee loyalty and tap into employee intrinsic motivation so that companies will accomplish their missions, increase retention, and attract high achievers. Scott’s battle-tested theories result from over two decades of experience recruiting professionals. He has worked with corporate CEO’s, executives, and international law firm leaders to help them attract and recruit exceptional talent. From this experience, as one of the leading headhunters in the country, he has developed systems that get results for executives who want to build a high performing team. Scott is the founder of The Attorney Search Group, a legal recruiting firm that recruits partner-level attorneys for international law firms in Washington and New York. Scott is a published author (Why They Follow: How to Lead with Positive Influence), a business writer, a professional keynote speaker, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Selling Power Magazine, and dozens of business trade journals and newspapers around the globe. He is a popular media personality and is a frequent guest on dozens of business and management podcasts. Scott is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and lives in northern Virginia. He is a watercolor artist, an amateur stand-up comedian, and is married with two children, one hamster, and a puppy named Ruby. Resources Mentioned In The Episode Scott's Book: Scott's Website:

278: Time Management: You Actually Have More Time Than You Think  

In today's episode, I'm addressing why people like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Oprah, Terrence J and Ryan Seacrest are able to utilize the same 168 hours we all have in a week to grow and become the best versions of themselves.  It all comes down to time management. Time Management is essentially the ability to organize and plan the time spent on activities in a day. The result of good time management is increased effectiveness and productivity. It is a key aspect of project management and involves skills such as planning, setting goals and prioritizing for a better performance. If you are ever going to be able to use your difference to make a difference and maximize the potential of your personal brand, you need to be able to know how to make time work for you. So here are over 10 tips I have picked up from studying others that you can use to improve your time management skills. Hope you enjoy!

AMA 002: One Tree Hill, Why I Have So Much Energy, Finding Business Partners and More  

In today's Ask Me Anything episode I am answering the following questions: Why One Tree Hill means so much to me, why I get so energetic during my interviews, the importance of finding the right business partner and much more. Love the questions. Keep them coming and i'll keep answering! :)

276: Productivity Tricks That Helped Kelly Roach Double Her Business With a Newborn & Retire Her Husband In The Process  

Today's episode is with the incredible Kelly Roach! Kelly is a former NFL cheerleader turned Fortune 500 Executive and now, CEO of Kelly Roach International. As someone who built her business on the side of her corporate job before taking it full time, Kelly then doubled her business when her daughter was an newborn and retired her husband at the same time. In addition to her entrepreneurial success, Kelly is also the host of top-rated podcast Unstoppable Success Radio and the author of the 11x International bestseller UNSTOPPABLE: 9 Principles for Unlimited Success in Business and in Life. She leads online coaching programs and offers private mentoring as well. We discuss the following in the episode: How to monetize your podcast without waiting around for a sponsor How to build & launch a successful online course Habits of 6 & 7 figure entrepreneurs and how to start using them Productivity tricks that helped her double her business with a newborn & retire her husband in the process Resources Mentioned In The Episode Kelly's Book: Kelly's Podcast: Kelly's Website:

275: How to Overcome Stage Fright When Giving A Speech  

One of the questions I get asked the most often is "how do I get over my stage fright?". I get it so much that I figured i'd do an episode on it. Many of us have powerful messages that need to be shared so it's important we learn how channel our nervous energy into powerful messages. Hope this helps.

274: Self-Awareness That Will Radically Change Your Business with Jeffrey Slayter  

Today's episode is with Jeffrey Slayter. Jeffrey is a top researcher of Leadership and Self Awareness and its application to the high-performing awakening entrepreneurs who are building businesses for a better world and committed to impacting generations to come. He brings disruptive insights (in a good way) – adventures, coaching, trainings, events, high-end masterminds, iconic guests, tools, tactics and edgy information, with the intention to turn not just your business – but you – inside-out. Uncovering a unique effective combination of how ancient wisdoms integrate into modern leadership and self awareness for the high-performing entrepreneurs. It has been said by many of his clients that his exploration and research of these deep transformational tools are leaps ahead of conventional modalities and leadership training. This self awareness and leadership work invites you to remember what you are capable of, to innovate beyond the limits of what is considered possible for your business and life and choose more of what actually matters in every moment. We discuss ways to develop leadership and self-awareness while being fulfilled and working towards leaving a lasting legacy. Resources Mentioned In This Episode Jeffrey's personal website: Jeffrey's best-selling book:

273: How to Be a Rebel, Reinvent and Thrive in Business with Felena Hanson  

Today's interview is with Felena Hanson. Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. She is the founder of Hera Hub, a spa-inspired shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs with locations all over the world (and continuing to expand!) This as-needed, flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for growing businesses. The business supports hundreds of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits in over 16 industry segments. Hera Hub was founded on the confidence that women are the future, and women will be responsible for the next wave of prosperity in the U.S. Hanson and Hera Hub have been featured in Inc. Magazine, BBC News, Forbes, and The New York Times. Hanson had her first taste of entrepreneurship when she was just eight years old. Since then her 20-year career has spanned from technology start-ups to digital marketing agencies, and her client list includes DirecTV, Epson, CNN, and Union Bank. She has been nominated for numerous awards and won the 2012 “Women Business Owner of the Year” award and the 2014 “Women Advocate of the Year” award.  In 2014, she also won the “Small Business Champion of the Year” award. Felena is also the author of Flight Club - Rebel, Reinvent, and Thrive: How to Launch Your Dream Business, which provides tools and resources to women in every stage of launching their business, Hanson talked to me about the following:  Her unique entrepreneurial journey to founding Hera Hub What it means to “lean out” and why women need to do it How to make the transition from fear to future The benefits of a co-working space over working from home How to discover your life’s purpose, and use it to start a passion-based business                              Resources Mentioned In The Episode Hera Hub: Flight Club - Rebel, Reinvent, and Thrive: How to Launch Your Dream Business: Book Club:

272: Uncovering the Secrets of Success with Pejman Ghadimi  

Today's episode is with Pejman Ghadimi. Pejman is a self-made entrepreneur and best selling book author born in 1982 in the middle of a revolution in Iran, raised in France for the majority of his childhood, and eventually migrating to the United States in 1997. Raised by a single mother his entire life with very limited resources, Pejman quickly adapted to the idea of being resourceful. Due to lack of finances and the inability to go to college due to family obligations, Pejman chose to start working from a young age and focused his efforts on banking where he built a name for himself very quickly, climbing the ladder all the way to the VP level in a short 4 years span all without any type of formal education or formalized training. Fast forward 3 more years and Pejman left banking with a significant amount of experience, an incredible salary history and real estate portfolio to die for which was later leveraged to founding three major businesses: VIP Motoring, Secret Consulting, and Secret Entourage (which collectively have grossed over $40M in revenue annually). Pejman shares a very unique perspective on success and entrepreneurship; one that involves the birth of innovation through the impact made on others as well as the human connections we create daily backed by years of effective and practical leadership skills. Pejman has authored 10 books to date; his most recent books Third Circle Theory and Radius focus on a unique roadmap to achieving a higher level of self-awareness leveraging the power of entrepreneurship across several industries.  Resources Mentioned In The Episode RADIUS Book: The Third Circle Theory: Personal Website: The Secret Entourage:

271: How to Create Anything You Want In Life With Ilan And Guy Ferdman  

Today's interview is with two brothers, Guy and Ilan Ferdman. They are the founders of SatoriPrime and they believe in doing things unconventionally. They spent the last 16 years on the quest of mastery, not just in business but in health, relationships, finances, and most importantly, minds. They’re not only self-help speakers, they’ve got real-life experience, from managing an over $100 million portfolio, to a position as a dynamic head coach for the infamous Landmark Forum, responsible for coaching thousands of people throughout NYC, Boston, D.C. and abroad. Ilan is a far-seeing visionary and relentless dreamer. Co-founder of Satori Prime–as well as a successful entrepreneur, speaker and life coach–he’s helped thousands of people all over the world connect to their inner passion and radically transform their lives. Guy is a modern-day shaman and co-founder of Satori Prime. A spiritual truth-sayer whose warrior spirit merges ancient wisdom with modern practicality against the backdrop of everyday life. In the past, Guy has helped thousands of entrepreneurs in over 23 countries launch their businesses online. A marketing genius, the essence of his work has always been to coach people to profound breakthroughs at lightening speed. I talk to the guys on their thoughts on the limiting beliefs most have, how to upgrade those beliefs to fit people’s true ambition and how to make real, lasting changes in life.  Check out their company at

AMA 001: What Do I Do, My Thoughts On Nationalism, My Speaking Process & More  

In today's inaugural Ask Me Anything (AMA) episode, I am answering the following questions: What I do My thoughts on nationalism How I get ready for speeches & My thoughts on ways we can provide more opportunities to African Americans Thank you for sending your questions. I look forward to many more. Keep using your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE.

269: Get Verifeed with Melinda Wittstock  

Today's interview is with Melinda Wittstock. Melinda has innovated a predictive social intelligence platform with Verifeed that uses big data algorithms to find your "believer" customers and influencers and generate and measure your Return on Authenticity (ROA) so you can genuinely connect with fickle consumers- and put a viral multiplier effect on customer growth, loyalty and brand buzz. A serial entrepreneur, award-winning journalist, data science nerd and content marketer, Melinda thinks "ahead of the curve" and loves to change the game with disruptively innovative solutions. In our interview, we discuss her rise to entrepreneurship and what led her to launching Verifeed.

268: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success with David M. R. Covey  

Today's podcast interview is with David M. R. Covey. Along with his business partner, Stephan M. Mardyks they have written a book called Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success. It's been called “a triumph” by bestselling author Ken Blanchard, Trap Tales is your guide to avoiding the 7 most common obstacles that ensnare people every day. From The Relationship Trap to The Career Trap, Trap Tales shows you how to recognize the signs that you are stuck in a “life trap” in time to take an alternate route. These traps are sometimes camouflaged as a terrific opportunity, other times as comfortable security, and sometimes as simply habit. Whichever form they come in, life traps can derail you, leaving you unable to achieve the success you desire. Trap Tales will help you: Learn the 7 biggest life traps that catch people unaware Identify the traps that are holding you back right now Discover your escape route and climb out of the quicksand Become a “trapologist” and avoid them altogether Be...

267: The Future Of Social Messaging With Ian Vernon  

Today's interview is with Ian Vernon. Ian trained as an engineer, practiced management and followed a path towards making a difference in the world on his own small way. He is now the CEO of Dark Matter AB which is the creator of PeN Chat, a new social messaging app which has more than 600,000 number of users across the globe. Prior to that, he has already spearheaded and developed other technologies and helped a number of large - scale businesses.  We discuss: Technology Trends Business and Entrepreneurship Creating and Maintaining Apps Success Stories from Humble Beginnings The Internet of Things Evolution of mobile communication and its potential Probability of a Super App Tips and Tricks to other startups   Download the app on Google Play here: Apple here:

266: The Art of Diplomacy with Tayo Rockson  

Today, I have the pleasure of sharing a TEDx talk I did earlier in the year. I dissect how diplomacy positively impacts our daily lives, ways people can find that diplomacy within themselves, and what kind of promises for the future it holds. I draw connections between my self-introspection and exterior socialization. To watch the speech on YouTube, click here:

265: Turn Your Entrepreneurship Mindset Into A Game with Simcha Gluck  

Today's episode is with Simcha Gluck. Simcha is a keynote speaker and global trainer who has been running successful companies since age 20. He moved to the StartUp Nation of Israel from NY about a decade ago and has spent the past five years as the Co-Founder and Chief Fun Officer of FreshBiz. With over 10,000 hours of personal and professional development, Simcha is the author of the book “The New Entrepreneurz: Changing The Way You Play Life” published by Wileys, and was the radio show host of “Innovation Nation.” Currently, Simcha lives his passion for traveling and educating people around the world on how to refresh their lives and businesses through the cutting-edge FreshBiz methodology and the power of game-based learning. In today's episode we discuss ways to hack innovation and creativity and how to gamify your life. Resources Mentioned In The Episode The New Entrepreneurz book: Get the first four chapters of the new Entrepreneurz if you live in North America by texting the word "book" to 44144  Fresh Biz website:

264: Building Communities And Embracing The Human Side of Tech With Vanessa Shaw  

Today's episode is with Vanessa Shaw. Vanessa is an experienced consultant, trainer and active speaker at leadership conferences. She runs Human Side of Tech as well as the Culture Summit and is on a mission to help organizations and teams collaborate virtually in a way that builds trust and fosters innovation so that they can impact positive change with their work. Vanessa helps clients to navigate the digital revolution by implementing the right technology for their team. She then helps them to create virtually team environments that bring to life the human side of tech. During her career she has facilitated projects in the US, Latin America, Europe and SE Asia with multinationals, non-profits, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, White House, and over 50 universities. In our episode, we discussed her start as a consultant, tips to be more culturally competent, why gender equality is important and the mission behind her two movements. Resources Mentioned In The Episode Human Side Of Tech Website: Culture Summit:

263: Helping Companies Hire Better With Scott Wintrip  

Today's interview is with Scott Wintrip. Scott is the founder of Wintrip Consulting Group. Staffing Industry Analysts (a Crain Communications company) placed him on its "Staffing 100" ranking, a list of the world's 100 most influential staffing leaders, and he made Recruiter Magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" list. Wintrip has been a speaker at Staffing World (American Staffing Association), ERE Recruiting Conference, Staffing Industry Executive Forum, APSCo Member Conference (UK), Global Recruiter (Singapore and Middle East), RCSA International Conference (Australia and New Zealand), and many other events. Links Mentioned In The Episode Wintrip Consulting Group: High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant:

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