361: No Matter What, Be YourselfAs Told By Nomads add
The journey to self is the most important journey that we'll ever take. Temptations to conform and fit into certain boxes will pop up constantly but our duty is to remain true to ourselves. •
By doing this, you will acquire the key to several things: exponential growth, community and realized potential.
Use your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE!
360: How To Practice Yes And & Improv Your Way To Successful ConversationsAs Told By Nomads add
In this episode, I talk about a technique you can use if you want to create more understanding, facilitate open dialogue, and engage in thoughtful, respectful disagreements.
Link to article if you prefer to read here: http://tayorockson.com/blog/how-to-practice-yes-and-improv-your-way-to-successful-conversations
Link to how to connect across cultures effectively article: http://tayorockson.com/blog/how-to-effectively-connect-across-cultures
359: Helping International Students Get Loans & Bootstrapping In America With Brian HoffmanAs Told By Nomads add
Today's interview is with Brian Hoffman. Brian Hoffman is the Founder and CEO of Nomad Credit. Nomad Credit is a financial marketplace for those underserved by other marketplaces. We aim to find the right product for international students and/or visa holders currently or planning to live in the U.S. The main visa holders we serve are F1, J1, L1 and H-1B visas. Nomad Credit allows international students and visa holders to search for education loans, education loan refinancing, personal loans, auto loans, auto insurance, student medical insurance, renters insurance and credit cards. Based upon the information provided in a search, Nomad Credit provides potential options for that international student or visa holder to compare.
Nomad is a financial marketplace for those underserved by other financial service firms. they help find the right products for international students and /or visa holders living or planning to live in the U.S.
Resources Mentioned In The EpisodeNomad Credit: http://www.nomadcredit.com
358: Privilege Explained And Why Representation MattersAs Told By Nomads add
I often get asked to explain what privilege is and why representation matters so sometimes I use this analogy to illustrate both.
357: How To Choose Goodness With Tommy BreedloveAs Told By Nomads add
Today's episode is with Tommy Breedlove. Tommy Breedlove is the founder of Choose Goodness, a company dedicated to helping executives and entrepreneurs focus beyond the financial bottom line. By empowering leaders, Tommy bridges the gap between humanity and profitably. He transforms organizations to attract and retain the best and brightest people, create a loyal customer base and promote goodwill within their communities. Choose Goodness provides both the rational and emotional perspectives to the strategic and financial decision making process. Since beginning his career at Deloitte, Tommy has spent 20 years serving companies as a CPA and financial consultant. He still serves as Board Advisor, Chair and/or Director for multiple for-profit and civic entities.
We discuss the following:
Reconnecting your passion to organizational greatnessHow to use the power of choice, to empower and monetize your goodnessWhy “It’s not personal, it’s just business” is falseWhen walking away is critical to long-term success
Resources Mentioned In The Episode
Website: http://www.tommybreedlove.com/Book: http://www.tommybreedlove.com/get-inspired/book-from-pawn-to-king/
356: Connecting Children With Culture With Melina MallosAs Told By Nomads add
Today's interview is with Melina Mallos. Melina is a bilingual author of two children's books, Catch that Cat! and Trip to Greece. She started writing picture books to help kids connect in a positive way to Greece - its beautiful landscape and people. Having moved from her birthplace in Greece to Australia at the age of 6, Melina is passionate about helping other children understand and appreciate their own cultural heritage and that of others. A trained early childhood educator, Melina is actively involved in the juvenile cultural education sphere in Brisbane’s thriving Greek community.
Melina is also committed to sharing her knowledge on various cultural sensitivities with Australia’s parents, and is a sought-after commentator and guest speaker on issues surrounding children's cultural education. Melina was awarded a Smithsonian Fellowship in 2010, researching museum-based learning in Washington D.C. She has completed her Masters’ research in early childhood interaction and engagement in art museums.
Catch that Cat!, her first bilingual book for children, inspired children to understand and appreciate their cultural roots, and those of others. It also includes fun, engaging activities and key vocabulary for children to discover and practice whilst holidaying in Greece - either in reality or in their imagination!
We dive into her mission of connecting children with culture.
Resources Mentioned In The Episode
Catch That Cat Book: http://www.catchthatcat.com/thebookMelina's Website: http://www.catchthatcat.com/
355: Don't Become The Monster You HuntAs Told By Nomads add
Are you the very monster you hunt? I think that's one of the most important questions we need to ask ourselves. So take a moment and reflect on that today. O and make sure you get the Children of Blood and Bone book.
354: How To Embrace Good Brand Citizenship To Fuel Purpose And Profit With Anne Bahr ThompsonAs Told By Nomads add
Today's episode is with Anne Bahr Thompson. She is the founder of the brand consultancy Onesixtyfourth and former executive director of strategy and planning at Interbrand. In her book, DO GOOD: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit , she explains how to embed social consciousness into a company's DNA.
She offers a five-step model “that integrates doing good activities…with brand development to strengthen a brand’s reputation, foster greater loyalty, and enhance value creation. It’s a win-win-win solution that mutually benefits consumers, companies, and society.” The five steps of Brand Citizenship logically flow from one another:
Trust: Don’t Let Me Down. Brands that deliver on their promises are trusted more. Digital communications and information channels have made reciprocity one of five key requirements for trusted brands.Enrichment: Enhance Daily Life. People identify more with—and are less price sensitive toward—brands that help them to simplify their routines, make mundane tasks less dull, and enrich their daily lives.Responsibility: Behave Fairly. In a post-recession, flattened, and transparent world, customers expect brands to treat their employees fairly, behave ethically, and be proactive in their business practices.Community: Connect Me. Brands that rally communities, motivate behavioral changes and fix social problems – provided they are not overtly political – attract more loyalists.Contribution: Make Me Bigger Than I Am. Brands that play an active role in creating a more positive and life-enhancing future enrich loyalists’ lives by improving life on the planet.
DO GOOD helps leaders understand where their organizations are starting on the ME-to-WE continuum of Brand Citizenship and how to develop metrics to measure the perceptual, social, and financial impact of initiatives and programs. The book presents a wealth of business and brand case studies—ranging from legacy businesses to social enterprises, including Apple, Google, AMAZON, Walmart, and Vaseline to H&M, SunTrust Bank, Chipotle, Trader Joe’s, IKEA, and Burt’s Bees, as well lesser known companies such as Plum Organics, Lush, and Seventh Generation. With DO GOOD, business leaders will get an edge on implementing Brand Citizenship: a win-win-win solution for customers, society, and the bottom-line.
Resources Mentioned In The Episode:
DO GOOD: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit: https://www.amazon.com/Do-Good-Embracing-Citizenship-Purpose/dp/0814438393Onesixtyfourth: https://www.onesixtyfourth.com/Brand Citizen Website: https://www.brandcitizenship.com/
353: 101 Questions You Need To Ask In Your Twenties With Paul AngoneAs Told By Nomads add
Today's episode is with Paul Angone. Paul is one of the leading voices in the nation to, and for, the Millennial generation.
He is the best-selling author of 101 Secrets For Your Twenties and All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job!, a sought-after national keynote speaker for corporations and keynote speaker for colleges and universities, and the creator of AllGroanUp.com, which has been read by millions of people in 190 countries.
Paul is also an organizational consultant, trainer, and Millennial influencer who specializes in helping companies attract, retain, develop, and harness the best strengths of the Millennial generation. Paul has been honored to work with amazing companies like Intel Security, Wells Fargo, and Aflac through speaking engagements and Millennial influencer branding and awareness campaigns.
In today's episode we dive into his new book, 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties Book and discuss the pertinent questions millennials need to ask themselves. These questions, he believes set the table for their success. It was a really fun episode and I hope you enjoy it!
Resources Mentioned In The Episode
101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0802416918/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3All Groan Up Website: www.allgroanup.comPersonal Website: http://paulangone.com/
352: Have The Courage To Do What's RightAs Told By Nomads add
Hasan Minhaj is one of my favorite comedians and in his Netflix special, here’s the part that really stuck with me and applies to all our lives as we seek to become better and braver leaders.
Also congrats on your Netflix deal!
351: How Michael Mateer Built One Of The Fastest Growing Dog CompaniesAs Told By Nomads add
Today's episode is with Michael Mateer, the founder of Mocara, one of the fastest growing dog breeding companies in the world. Our episode is jam packed with multiple tips on how to build a successful brand, community and become a thought leader. As someone who has studied several growth hacks, Michael isn't shy about sharing what works. It's no secret he has seen his brand rise at an astronomical rate.
Resources Mentioned In The Episode
Mocara Website: https://mocara.co.uk/Mocara's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Mocara.co.uk/Michael Mateer's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.m.mateerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/realmocara/
350: Interview With Ming Chan, The CEO Of The1stMovementAs Told By Nomads add
Today's interview is with Ming Chan. Ming is the CEO of The1stMovement, Ming was named as one of the "Top 10 Asian Entrepreneurs in America" by Inc. Magazine, and has led the agency to 3 offices worldwide and recognized as one of the top Digital Agencies in the world by SoDA (Society of Digital Agencies).
A Silicon Valley software engineer by trade, Ming was the recipient of the prestigious Primetime Emmy® award in "Technical Excellence in Interactive TV", and has architected many digital solutions for some of the world's most renowned brands including 20th Century Fox, ABC, Adobe, Apple, AMD, Cisco, Disney, Microsoft, Nike, HP, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Sony Pictures and more, and worked for TBWA/Chiat/Day, AKQA, and eHarmony as Technical Leads/Directors before founding The1stMovement in 2006.
We dive into his career as a digital executive, how he navigated cultural divides and the future he sees for digital professionals.
Resources Mentioned In The Episode
Ming Chan's LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mingchan/The1stMovement: https://www.the1stmovement.com/
349: How To Change The WorldAs Told By Nomads add
Ladies and gentlemen, there are two reasons why people don’t believe they can change the world today. Fixed mindsets and limited world views. We can’t afford to be shortsighted though because when you change the way you see things, the things you see change. Individuals with a fixed mindset seek to validate themselves. Individuals with a growth mindset focus on developing themselves.
The work to change the world does not end at the offices of law enforcement or governments. It begins with us, in our backyards, our families, our schools, our spheres of influence and our minds.
All of us here are leaders in some shape or form and we are growing up amongst each other so our actions matter. You are symbols in some way. You can be symbols of love and hope or symbols of hate and intolerance. The choice is yours.
348: Dan Pierson Talks Why He Created Bolt Collective For TravelersAs Told By Nomads add
Today's interview is with Dan Pierson, the founder of Bolt Collective.
Bolt is a new membership community of travelers pooling their money to access otherwise impossible travel experiences. They leverage group purchasing power to negotiate substantial discounts from lodging and activity vendors, bringing prohibitively expensive travel within financial reach of creative artists, social entrepreneurs, and freelancers. Or, anyone else looking for a good adventure.
Dan himself is the former Lyft Travel Partnerships Lead, the founder of Subway Sets, and is super dynamic. He's traveled so many places around the world, has gone on so many epic adventures and is very community-focused. We discuss:
His unconventional adventuresWhy he thinks travel is so important today Why he created Bolt Collective AND What he has learned about business while being an entrepreneur.
Resource Mentioned In This Episode:
Bolt Collective : https://www.boltcollective.co/
347: How To Build A Remote Work Culture With Charlie BirchAs Told By Nomads add
Today's interview is with Charlie Birch, the co-founder/director of program development of Rebel + Connect. Her work with leaders of remote teams allows them to gain clarity of purpose when envisioning, designing, and implementing custom retreat programming. Being part of the Rebel + Connect leadership team allows her to pull from all her life experiences and areas of expertise to empower her clients to design and actualize innovative custom retreat programing.
Before joining forces with her co-founders to build Rebel + Connect, she worked remotely as a Data Entry Specialist, Independent Brand Ambassador, Youth Mentor, Executive Assistant, Health Coach, Life Coach, Vice President, and an Advisory Board Member.
In today's interview, we focus on:
The unique human challenges of leading from a distanceFacilitating meaningful collaborations and strong team bonds amongst people who rarely meet face to face ANDCreating impactful company cultures that not only help you attract and retain the best talent but also provide team members with a sense of purpose
Resources Mentioned In Today's Episode
Remote Work Summit: www.rebelandconnect.co/remote-work-summit-2018Rebel + Connect: www.rebelandconnect.co/
346: Why I Use My Voice TodayAs Told By Nomads add
In today's episode, I share why I use my voice today. People are always looking to be inspired. Imagine being told that what you say and do doesn't matter. Imagine living in a world that doesn't give you enough heroes for you to identify with. Imagine being told that no matter how hard you try, you will never amount to anything.
Now I want you to understand that that reality exists for more than half of our world today and we have a responsibility to be louder and braver than all the evil that exists around us. Our voices DO matter and you never know who is watching or listening so don't take for granted the platforms you have and the spheres of influence you operate in right now.
Tupac Shakur once said, “I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” That ability exists for you as well. Our voices collectively and individually matter so go out and use your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE!
345: How To End Gender Based Violence (Part 2) with Adrien Behn, Brooke Currence, & Ceasar F. BarajasAs Told By Nomads add
344: How To End Gender Based Violence (Part 1) with Adrien Behn, Brooke Currence, & Ceasar F. BarajasAs Told By Nomads add
On Wednesday, I got to moderate a panel at my alma mater, Fordham University in support of HeForShe to discuss ways to address and end Gender Based Violence on campuses. Some of the things we addressed are:
What Gender Based Violence is and why it existsHow to encourage bystanders and use their voices to participate in the narrativeHow to look inward and question ourselves on our behaviors that have perpetuated sexism and violenceHow to get better at defining the issues, collecting data and evidence to identify what works and what doesn't work
There's still a lot of progress to be made. According to the National Sexual Violence Research Center, 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in college as well as 1 in 16 men. That’s 23% of college women and 5 % of college men who experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation. 21% of transgender or gender non-conforming students report rape or sexual assault as well. Despite these staggering numbers, numerous studies have shown that Gender Based Violence, Assault and rape are still under reported!
We dive into all these and much more. Our esteemed panelists were:
Professional Storyteller, Podcaster and Women’s Issue Speaker, Adrien BehnVP of Marketing at Give Lively, Brooke Currence ANDActor, Performer, Educator, and Activist Ceasar F. Barajas
Resources Mentioned In The Episode
HeForShe: http://www.heforshe.org/Callisto: Tech to combat sexual assault https://www.projectcallisto.org
342: Why It All Matters With Paul CummingsAs Told By Nomads add
Today's interview is with the author of an amazing book called It All Matters, Paul Cummings. If you've ever wondered about the answer to the following questions:
What are those dreams you would only dare to dream if there was no possibility of failure?How can you live a life of real intention and purpose instead of duty and obligation?
Then, you'll want to hear what Cummings has to say about these questions. In our interview, we discuss different life lessons, toolkits, strategies, and action plans you need to live a dynamic and compelling life. His book, It All Matters is essentially your personal guide for becoming the bold, powerful, unique, determined, and immensely successful person you were meant to be.
Why settle for a Level 5 when It All Matters can help you take the leap and amplify your life to volume Level 10? Throughout the interview, Paul Cummings shares his entertaining, personal stories that reveal how to live a life of real intention and purpose.
You have the ability to control your mindset. As Cummings explains, the formula for ultimate success is tied directly to your ability to think bigger and in more positive terms. You are the author of your destiny, it is not the circumstances of your life that shapes your outcomes; it is the way you choose to respond to the circumstances. He strives to make you literally question yourself to new heights of greatness.
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
Website: https://www.paulcummings.com/It All Matters 125 Strategies to Achieve Maximum Confidence, Clarity, Certainty, and Creativity: https://www.amazon.com/All-Matters-Strategies-Confidence-Creativity/dp/1119417066/ref=as_li_ss_tl
We discuss strategies to discover what it takes to create your own unique future, to bury the stopping stones and uncover the stepping stones. Cummings outlines a positive pathway to your dreams that takes planning, practice, and preparation.