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.

Episodes

212: Taking Small Steps to Reach the World with Gabby Wallace  

Today's interview is with Gabby Wallace. When Gabby Wallace was young, she wanted to travel the world and achieve world peace. These dreams led her on an incredible journey teaching English to students in Japan. As her vision grew, she started Go Natural English to teach English to students around the world. She has taught over 100,000 students since the beginning of her company. Throughout her career, she has visited many countries and met many interesting people along the way. Having big dreams and always looking for the “better story” has made Wallace’s life both exciting and meaningful. Gabby Wallace, founder of Go Natural English, taught English as a Second Language for 10 years before creating the Go Natural English platform. She earned a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at a top university in the United States. Also, she has worked closely with learners from many different countries who include scholars preparing for the TOEFL and IELTS tests, professionals in research, marketing, sales, pharmaceutical sciences and business, and diplomats. We discuss her journey towards becoming a global teacher and what she has learned along the way. Go Natural English: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ Catch her TEDx Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR3wskPQsYI

211: How to Streamline Your Business And Become Amazing At Working For Yourself  

Today's episode is with Heather Thorkleson. She has traveled to every continent on earth and spent the better part of her 20’s slowly dying in the corporate world. She eventually dropped out of the rat race to become a certified coach through the Coaches Training Institute, graduated from Seth Godin’s groundbreaking altMBA program, and rolled all her hard-won wisdom into a small business consultancy called Republic of Freedom.She helps people move their businesses forward by: Guiding them toward specific next steps Providing an outline of how one can best leverage their day to day work for maximum impact Turning their indecision into decisive action AND Turning the sound of crickets into an engaged audience Head on over on her blog at http://republicoffreedom.com/blog/ Book a 1-on-1 session with her here: http://republicoffreedom.com/work-with-me/mini-mastermind/ A group program with her here: http://www.30daystodone.com/ Follow her on social Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/repoffreedom/; Twitter: https://twitter.com/RepOfFreedom;

210: Claudia Körbler- Translating the World Into a Better Place  

Today's interview is with Claudia Körbler. Claudia is a dedicated Interpreter, cross-cultural and strategic communication specialist in English, Spanish, and her native language German, with expertise in Governance. Her professional career in the U.S. is based in the diplomatic service. She has served the Embassy of Austria, Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the World Bank Group in different capacities with focus on trans-cultural communication and Interpretation. She delivered consecutive Interpretations for high-level diplomatic summits and consulted on cross-cultural communication techniques. Ms. Körbler currently holds a position as a Policy Development and Strategic Communication Analyst at the Food and Agriculture Organization to the United Nations in Washington, D.C. As an Austrian born global citizen and Third Culture Adult she has lived and worked in the U.S., Spain, UK, and Italy. During her time in the diplomatic service, and now working for an international organization, Claudia has refined her skills in cross-cultural communication and comprehends the beauty, challenges, and difficulties of living and working in different cultures. Claudia sits on the Executive Board of the National Museum of the Women in the arts, is part of the Scientific Research Board of the European Forum Alpbach, and part of the Universitas Austria Interpreters and Translators Association. She has also served on the FIGT board since October 2014. In our interview, Claudia discusses her beginnings in the policy and international development world. She also shares tips on the best ways to get on the radar of international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank. Resources mentioned in the podcast: Use Your Difference Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeueB_dBweSXJVGnCP_9_PVosccquyJn1 Suited for Change:You can help low-income women pick out interview and work suits and accessories from Suited for Change’s D.C. boutique of donated apparel. Volunteers also are needed for workshops on work and life skills. 202-293-0351, Ext. 201. www.suitedforchange.org. Rebuilding Together Washington, D.C.: http://www.rebuildingtogetherdc.org/ Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step1 United Nations Volunteers: https://www.unv.org/ Bread for the City: Bread for the City needs groups of five or more to glean crops from farms, as well as folks to harvest from fruit trees right in Washington. Volunteers are also sought for three-month stints of weekly shifts at the pantry, stocking shelves and helping clients pick out groceries; sign-up begins Sept. 1. www.breadforthecity.org/volunteer. 202-265-2400. E-mail volunteer@breadforthecity.org. Ronald McDonald House Charities: Nearly 60 volunteers help at two homes for families with sick children — in Fairfax and Northeast Washington — by tidying the houses, making sure guests are comfortable, doing administrative tasks or handiwork, working at special events and cooking meals. 703-698-7080 or 202-529-8204. www.rmhc.greaterdc.org. FIGT: www.figt.org Youth2YouthCommunity of the World Bank Group: https://www.facebook.com/y2ywbg/ TEDx Graz 2016: http://www.tedxgraz.at/

209: Dinesh Kandanchatha - An Investor In Business With You  

Today's episode is with Dinesh Kandanchatha. In the process of building and exiting multiple companies (the last for over $200M), he has learned some valuable lessons on the following subjects: Sales: How to maximize your funnel math to generate 12-15x returns on your sales people Funding: Creating businesses that are fundable and finding the right investor Marketing: Making sure Marketing activities focuses on the end goal – sales on a shoestring budget Tech: Get more done using technology as leverage. I can discuss some of the must have tools for every entrepreneur Further more, he's a cross cultural individual who has lived a nomadic life. Learn all about his nomadic and business tales! To find out more about him, head on over to www.dineshk.co

208: Lina Abisoghomyan - The Diplomat of the Future  

Today's episode is with Lina Abisoghomyan. Lina is the founder of Policy Pear is a rising voice in the world of global policy and diplomacy. Lina is a student at American University majoring in International Studies, with a primary concentration in Foreign Policy and National Security, and a secondary concentration in International Political Economy. She is an aspiring diplomat and negotiator, and brings a wide variety of experience from both the public and private sectors specifically in areas of foreign relations, economic development, and national security. She has held positions at the Creative Associates, The International Trade Commission, The Hudson Institute, and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. She is one of the most talented people I have ever met and she is only 20 years old! Some of her accomplishments include the following: Multilingual (5 languages) Youngest Employee of the United States Federal Government (at the time she was hired) ICS-CERT VLP CyberSecurity Certification Certified Martial Arts, Self Defense, and Kickboxing Instructor Second Degree Black Belt, Shotokan Karate First Degree Black Belt, Tang Soo Do Tae Kwon Do Policy Pear: www.policypear.com We discuss the best ways to solve today's global problems, adapting to different cultures and best ways to become better global citizens.

207: TCK Town with Ava Senaratne  

Today's interview is with the Editor-in-Chief of TCK TOWN, Ava Senaratne. She is from Sri Lanka, Dubai and Australia and is currently living in Melbourne. We discuss her background as a third culture kid. How she found her identity and her background in design. Her publication TCK TOWN is an amazing online journal which explores the myriad experiences and ideas of Third Culture Kids from around the planet.

206: How to Scale your Online Business with Yuri Elkaim  

Today's interview is with renowned health and fitness expert, Yuri Elkaim. Over the past 10 years, Yuri has been built an impressive multiple 7-figure business that has served over 500k people in the health and fitness community. And now, he’s pulling back the curtain to share his business and marketing secrets with other heart-centered entrepreneurs to help them build an online business around their passion. Some of the things we discuss in this episode are the following: The Freedom Formula For Scaling Your Online Business Mindset Shifts for Building a Successful Online Business How to use strategic content to attract better traffic Lead magnets that your visitors are begging for and the right way to give it to them How to create your “unique method” to stand out in a crowded marketplace Skills you must develop for online success Why following the “gurus” might be a BIG mistake Website: https://yurielkaim.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/yelkaim1

205: Dissecting The Cultural Code Of United States with Andy Molinsky  

Back at it again with cultural codes! We are continuing our series with cross cultural expert Andy Molinsky. This time we are doing the Americas. Andy’s series is highlighting the cultural codes of 10 countries. The country of choice today is United States. The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. The 48 contiguous states and federal district are in central North America between Canada and Mexico, with the state of Alaska in the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii comprising an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the world's third-largest country by total area (and fourth-largest by land area) and the third-most populous. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. The country's capital is Washington, D.C. and its largest city is New York City; other major metropolitan areas include Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta, and Miami. The geography, climate and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. Andy uses the following six-dimensional framework to capture the differences across cultures. Directness: How straightforwardly do people typically communicate in this culture? Enthusiasm: How much positive emotion and energy do they typically show? Formality: How much deference and respect do people typically demonstrate? Assertiveness: How strongly do people typically express voice their opinions? Self-Promotion: How acceptable is it for people to speak about their accomplishments? Personal Disclosure: How much do people typically reveal about themselves? Be sure to grab Andy’s free E-book for mastering 10 cultural codes from around the world: http://www.andymolinsky.com/download-cheat-sheet-to-10-cultural-codes-from-around-the-world/

204: Finding Alternative Ways to be Wealthy with Gerald DuBose  

Today's interview is with Gerald DuBose. Gerald is a gifted visionary on a mission to change how the world perceives beauty. A writer, athlete, performer entrepreneur and now budding fragrance artist, he has always seen the world differently than most. A Washington DC native, Gerald's childhood was dedicated to creativity. He began writing poetry at six-years old , developing a genuine passion for overlooked beauty. He began his love affair with scents and fragrances shortly thereafter, becoming captivated by his father’s collection. We discuss community development and ways to build wealth in today's world. To find out more about him and all his amazing work, check out http://www.thenewwealthorder.com/ To learn more about ways you can make a difference across cultures, check out: https://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/

203: Dissecting The Cultural Code Of Germany with Andy Molinsky  

Back at it again with cultural codes! We are continuing our series with cross cultural expert Andy Molinsky. Andy’s series is highlighting the cultural codes of 10 countries. The country of choice today is Germany. Germany is a great power and has the world's fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP, as well as the fifth-largest by PPP. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world's third-largest exporter and importer of goods. Germany is a developed country with a very high standard of living sustained by a skilled and productive society. It upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection and a tuition-free university education. Andy uses the following six-dimensional framework to capture the differences across cultures. Directness: How straightforwardly do people typically communicate in this culture? Enthusiasm: How much positive emotion and energy do they typically show? Formality: How much deference and respect do people typically demonstrate? Assertiveness: How strongly do people typically express voice their opinions? Self-Promotion: How acceptable is it for people to speak about their accomplishments? Personal Disclosure: How much do people typically reveal about themselves? Be sure to grab Andy’s free E-book for mastering 10 cultural codes from around the world: http://www.andymolinsky.com/download-cheat-sheet-to-10-cultural-codes-from-around-the-world/

202: Farhana Rehman-Furs: Volunteer Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutionsled Episode  

Today's episode is with Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS). As CCS’ Executive Vice President, Farhana oversees all CCS programs worldwide. She’s responsible for the development of new programs and program sites, as well as the recruitment, development, and ongoing management of our Country and Program Directors. Born in Pakistan and raised in England, Farhana graduated from Bath University with a degree in Business Administration, and spent her first year out of university working with Lloyds Bank in London. In search of a sea change, in December 2000, Farhana found CCS. After four months with CCS Peru, she was hooked! She’d found her calling, her passion, and her future husband. Soon after returning from her CCS program, Farhana joined the team at HQ as our CARE Corps partnership coordinator. Over the years, Farhana has worked to ensure the highest possible quality of CCS programs. She’s also responsible for the CCS program design and ensures the safety and security of all programs, with a special focus on the health and well-being of our volunteers in-country. Farhana is passionate about the value of international volunteering and is committed to ensuring CCS volunteers have a positive impact on our partner organizations in the field, and an incredible international experience. Cross-Cultural Solutions: https://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/

201: Dissecting The Cultural Code Of France with Andy Molinsky  

Back at it again with cultural codes! We are continuing our series with cross cultural expert Andy Molinsky. Andy’s series is highlighting the cultural codes of 10 countries. The country of choice today is France. France has long been a global centre of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts Europe's fourth-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and receives around 83 million foreign tourists annually, the most of any country in the world. France is a developed country with the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, and human development. France remains a great power in the world, being a founding member of the United Nations, where it serves as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, and a founding and leading member state of the European Union (EU). Andy uses the following six-dimensional framework to capture the differences across cultures. Directness: How straightforwardly do people typically communicate in this culture? Enthusiasm: How much positive emotion and energy do they typically show? Formality: How much deference and respect do people typically demonstrate? Assertiveness: How strongly do people typically express voice their opinions? Self-Promotion: How acceptable is it for people to speak about their accomplishments? Personal Disclosure: How much do people typically reveal about themselves? Be sure to grab Andy’s free E-book for mastering 10 cultural codes from around the world: http://www.andymolinsky.com/download-cheat-sheet-to-10-cultural-codes-from-around-the-world/

200: How to Build a Community with Storytelling & Podcasting  

It's the 200th episode! And all I have to say is thank you! Thank you for listening. Thank you for sharing and thank you for all the feedback. Feels like just yesterday we were at 100 and boy, have things changed! I've learned that a lot of you care about how to use cross cultural skills to either build businesses and solve some of the world's biggest problems and so I have focused on doing that. Today's episode is a little different. It's a recent recent keynote I gave at the MAPCON conference on ways one can build community with storytelling & podcasting.

199: The Old-School New Way To Stay In Touch with Santiago Prieto  

Today's episode is with Santiago Prieto. Santiago is the co-founder of Punkpost, a service that mails beautifully handwritten cards for you as quick as texting. It's super simple: Choose a card. Add your message. Sit back and relax. A talented scriptist will pen your message and drop it in the mailbox within 24 hours. What's more? You can also add confetti bombs, photos, and emojis. Santiago and his wife Alexis started Punkpost to rebel against Facebook happy birthdays and SMS love notes. They want to to bring freedom, fun, and collaboration back to tangible written communication. So they created an app and invoked a community of artists to make mailing cards relevant to today’s interconnected societies. Punkpost: http://punkpost.co/ Really enjoyed hearing the story behind the company and I hope you do too.

198: Dissecting the Cultural Code of Great Britain with Andy Molinsky  

Back at it again with cultural codes! We are continuing our series with cross cultural expert Andy Molinsky. Andy’s series is highlighting the cultural codes of 10 countries. The country of choice today is Great Britain. Great Britain, also known as Britain is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the north-west coast of continental Europe. It is the largest island of Europe and the ninth-largest in the world. Politically, the island is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with Great Britain constituting most of the United Kingdom's territory. Most of England, Scotland, and Wales are on the island, with their respective capital cities - London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff. The term Great Britain often extends to include surrounding islands that form part of England, Scotland, and Wales. He uses the following six-dimensional framework to capture the differences across cultures. Directness: How straightforwardly do people typically communicate in this culture? Enthusiasm: How much positive emotion and energy do they typically show? Formality: How much deference and respect do people typically demonstrate? Assertiveness: How strongly do people typically express voice their opinions? Self-Promotion: How acceptable is it for people to speak about their accomplishments? Personal Disclosure: How much do people typically reveal about themselves? Be sure to grab Andy’s free E-book for mastering 10 cultural codes from around the world: http://www.andymolinsky.com/download-cheat-sheet-to-10-cultural-codes-from-around-the-world/ If you missed last week’s episode on India, check it out in the archives.

197: How To Land Your Next 6 Figure Dream Job in The United States with Li Lin  

Today's episode is with the author of The Successful Immigrant: How To Land Your Next 6 Figure Dream Job in The United States. Why is she so passionate about helping immigrants land their dream jobs in the US? 16 years ago, she came to the US not knowing a word of English–she only knew how to shake and nod. She was the ONLY immigrant in the Catholic school she came to in the US, there were no ESL classes, she was held back a grade, and it was sink or swim time. Within 2 years, she skipped a grade and she made it to all honors and AP classes in high school, and went to UC Berkeley for college because she refuses to settle for anything but the best. A month after graduation, she remembers sitting on the floor of her apartment without a single job interview, thinking “What the hell happened?” She decided it was again crunch time. She personally emailed 100 CEOs and got 90 rejections, 10 interviews, 2 offers, and accepted a job as a business analyst with zero experience and no internships during all 4 years of college. After she was fired as a business analyst, she started a TOEFL teaching business, and in the process of helping her student improve, she was able to help him go from 1 year of unemployment to getting hired within 2 weeks at CVS. This was a turning point for her as I realized–the reason why we come all the way across the globe to America is NOT to JUST learn English, but to truly create an American Success DREAM. Since then, she has helped her clients achieve the following: Helped PhDs who didn’t want a job in academia get a job offer as a GIS developer for the government Interview coached a program manager client and within 3 weeks she landed a job offer Helped a client go straight out of school to get a $85,000 a year salary job as an optical engineer We discuss all this, her book and much more in our episode. To find out more about her, head over to her website at http://thesuccessfulimmigrant.com/. You can get her book on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Employed-Immigrant-Figure- United-States-ebook/dp/B01JDD6T4U.

196: Dissecting the Cultural Code of India with Andy Molinsky  

Back at it again with cultural codes! We are continuing our series with cross cultural expert Andy Molinsky. Andy’s series is highlighting the cultural codes of 10 countries. The country of choice today is India. India is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. India's capital is New Delhi; other metropolises include Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata. Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies; it is considered a newly industrialized country. However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition and inadequate public healthcare. India is a federal republic governed under a parliamentary system and consists of 29 states and 7 union territories. India is a pluralistic, multilingual, and a multi-ethnic society. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats. He uses the following six-dimensional framework to capture the differences across cultures. Directness: How straightforwardly do people typically communicate in this culture? Enthusiasm: How much positive emotion and energy do they typically show? Formality: How much deference and respect do people typically demonstrate? Assertiveness: How strongly do people typically express voice their opinions? Self-Promotion: How acceptable is it for people to speak about their accomplishments? Personal Disclosure: How much do people typically reveal about themselves? Be sure to grab Andy’s free E-book for mastering 10 cultural codes from around the world: http://www.andymolinsky.com/download-cheat-sheet-to-10-cultural-codes-from-around-the-world/

195: How to Build your Confidence Anywhere in the World with Rachel Smets  

Today's episode is with Rachel Smets. Born and raised in Belgium, where she returns often for family visits, she currently resides in the Netherlands. She left Belgium in her mid 20’s and moved to Spain where she landed her first job abroad. This was the beginning of her exciting journey, filled with challenges, learning curves, more moves, new jobs, new people, but never a dull moment. Every move gave her the opportunity to immerse herself in a different language and culture. Each place she has lived has taught her so much and the adventure has enriched her life. Rachel Smets is founder of RachelSmets.com. A life coach, as well as teaching 6 different conversational languages, and delivering multi-cultural business trainings. Her expertise comes from living in several countries, where she worked mostly in the corporate world. Passionate about people and cultures, she has terrific networking skills, which she has used over and over again to integrate in new countries. It has benefited her social life and relationships, with the result that she never feels bored or alone, no matter where in the world. The confidence in speaking helped building friendships worldwide, working in the corporate world and creating an international network. Rachel truly enjoys sharing her learning experiences and is a life-time learner herself. In this episode, Rachel discusses her background and shares some confidence in her new book: Awaken Your Confidence: 15 People Share Their Journey To Success. Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KLZY1VM Website: http://www.rachelsmets.com/ Catch the episode here or below

190: Dissecting the Cultural Code of Japan with Andy Molinsky  

Back at it again with cultural codes! We are continuing our series with cross cultural expert Andy Molinsky. Andy's series is highlighting the cultural codes of 10 countries. The country of choice today is Japan. Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Shinkansen bullet trains connect the main islands of Kyushu (with Okinawa's subtropical beaches), Honshu (home to Tokyo and Hiroshima’s atomic-bomb memorial) and Hokkaido (famous for skiing). Tokyo, the capital, is known for skyscrapers, shopping and pop culture. Capital: Tokyo. He uses the following six-dimensional framework to capture the differences across cultures. Directness: How straightforwardly do people typically communicate in this culture? Enthusiasm: How much positive emotion and energy do they typically show? Formality: How much deference and respect do people typically demonstrate? Assertiveness: How strongly do people typically express voice their opinions? Self-Promotion: How acceptable is it for people to speak about their accomplishments? Personal Disclosure: How much do people typically reveal about themselves? Be sure to grab Andy's free E-book for mastering 10 cultural codes from around the world: http://www.andymolinsky.com/download-cheat-sheet-to-10-cultural-codes-from-around-the-world/

193: An Honest Discussion on Race, Equity & Feminism with Charles Davis  

Hola UYDers! Glad to be with you for another week. Today's episode is with my buddy Charles Davis. We met when I was hosting this NowThis News segment on Black Lives Matter (https://www.facebook.com/NowThisNews/videos/1113663612057095/). He stood out to me then and I knew I had to have him on the show. But before we dive into the topics of today's show, let me introduce you to him. Currently, Charles is the Director of Higher Education Research and Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education. As the director, he is primarily responsible for managing their portfolio of postsecondary services to include campus climate assessments, diversity trainings and workshops, executive education programs, equity institutes and other professional learning experiences for college faculty and administrators, and commissioned studies related to equity issues in higher education. His own scholarly research broadly examines the use of digital media in contemporary student organizing and social movements in college. He recently completed an two-year ethnographic study of college student organizers in Florida. This study was done in conjunction with the Activist Millennials Project, which serves as the nexus of research and practice for millennials engaged in activism and social justice organizing at the intersections of educational institutions and communities. Additionally, he is in the process of developing a digital and visual ethnography from his study entitled Flourish™. His other research and writing has focused on the racialized and gendered experiences of college students, particularly among African American men. He has continued this by focusing on understanding the ways in which Black men can develop pro-feminist and anti-homophobic masculinities in college. Topics we discussed include the following: The importance of protests The state of racism today How men can play a role in feminism Why we need to fight against injustices How to use new media to tell your story To find out more about Charles and his incredible work, please visit his website at www.hfdavis.com. Feel free to also e-mail him directly at charles[at]hfdavis[dot]com.

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