• Today's episode is with Carey Lohrenz. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.

    The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly, your company is at risk. In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments – an aircraft carrier. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Website: https://careylohrenz.com/Book: https://careylohrenz.com/book/  

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  • Today's episode is with financial educator, keynote speaker, and author, Rahkim Sabree. His mission is the "spiritual, mental, and physical empowerment of Black people concerning finances, politics, education, entrepreneurship and all aspects of living a productive life."

    He is an active leader in his community in advocating for financial empowerment through various interviews, publications, podcasts, talks, and his own published works. He is also an advocate for ending homelessness through his organization, An Extended Hand, Inc. Through his work, he inspires others to embrace a limitless mindset by believing in “the impossibility of impossibility”.

    Rahkim grew up in Mount Vernon, NY and embodies the idea that you don't have to succumb to your environment or the limitations of what you know. Rahkim is a strong believer in the power of the mind often making reference to the "law of attraction" and the power of intentionality. Among his passions are coaching, financial education, personal development, and entrepreneurship.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    An Extended Hand, Inc.: https://www.aeh-ct.org/Financially Irresponsible book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732620512/Mentorship: The Playbook book: https://www.amazon.com/Mentorship-Playbook-Rahkim-M-Sabree/dp/1732620504/  

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  • Today's episode is with Raj Subrameyer. Raj is an international keynote speaker, author, and tech career coach who helps people to land their dream job and become successful leaders. He has helped countless individuals discover their zone of genius and leverage it to live a life that they love. He is a sought-after speaker at various conferences and has been featured in numerous podcast and publications, including Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Addicted2Success and The Good Men Project. In his spare time, he loves traveling with his family and discovering new experiences which includes craft beer.

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode

    Website: www.rajsubra.comBook: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08N2ZDQPY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0  

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  • Today's episode is with Laurence Lim Dally. Laurence is an expert on diversity and decoding cultural differences. After 5 years working for the French Government on diversity and equal opportunities issues, Laurence moved to Hong Kong in 2008 and founded Cherry Blossoms Market Research & Consulting, with the ambition to bridge the gap between East & West.

    Cherry Blossoms is helping Western brands in beauty, hospitality, jewelry & watches, fashion, and wine & spirits to understand cultural differences between Asia and the West, so they can better resonate with Asian consumers.

    Resource Mentioned in the Episode

    Company website: www.cherryblossoms.com.hk  

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  • It’s hard to feel anything but anger and disgust now but I know that we will not let the heroes that died yesterday down. Here are some ways you can help.


    Feminist Coalition: https://donatebtc.feministcoalition2020.com/Diasporans Against SARS: https://www.gofundme.com/f/4ppyfs-diasporans-against-sars




    Depending on where live, there are different regulations around protesting but following #Endsars on any social media platform will give you multiple options.

    Some of you may be reading this and saying to yourself this is happening to my country too. I won’t be surprised because it’s clear that what’s needed all over the world in our institutions is reform which is what the #EndSARS movement has become. In addition to fighting against police brutality, it is fighting against bad governance and corruption. It is also fighting for better jobs, education and infrastructures.

    Nigerian lives matter!

    The youth matter!

    The continuous cycle of brutality and incompetence the government, military and police have shown will not stand.

    This is not what we voted for.

    The tragedy of yesterday will not be forgotten. You might have shot at us but our voices will not be silenced.


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  • Today's episode is with Saksham Sharda, the Creative Director of Outgrow which is a platform that allows you to boost your marketing with interactive content. As interactive content is here to stay, they help create beautiful, interactive calculators, quizzes, recommendations, polls, and chatbots to delight your customers & generate leads.

    Their simple yet powerful drag and drop builder and custom managed service allow businesses to quickly create highly engaging & value driven Cost Estimators, Savings/ROI calculators & other types of online interactive content, through an easy to use interface.

    For As Told By Nomads Listeners, you can take advantage of a 30 day trial and special pricing at outgrow.co/nomads


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  • Today's episode is with DanRam. He is A 5x TEDx speaker, 3x entrepreneur, prolific speaker, and startup coach, his clients range from individual founders to national governments. His eclectic background growing up in 10 countries on 4 continents, his multi-continent education including Yale University and Trinity College, as well as his work in diverse industries from the UN to Consulting to Private Equity to Startups ensures that his clients are at the cutting edge of innovation.

    On the ground, he is the founder of several startups in multiple countries and has coached scores of founders and startups. At the national level, Daniel was part of the 7 person panel commissioned by Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to put together a National Entrepreneurship Policy.

    DanRam travels the globe as an Event MC & Speaker at over 100 events a year. Hosting changemakers like President Barack Obama, billionaire founders like Sir Richard Branson, record breaking athletes like F1 champion Nico Rosberg, Grammy-winning artists and celebrities, he works on 4 continents from college campuses to parliaments to in-house corporate innovation days to the biggest tech conferences in the world. His passion is to inspire people with his motto 'Start Now Start Simple' in building a future we all want to live in.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Website: https://www.iamdanram.com/Instagram: http://instagram.com/iamdanramLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamdanram  

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  • Today's episode is with Kyle Hegarty. Kyle is the Managing Director of Leadership Nomad, part of TSL Marketing, where he focuses on helping companies expand across the globe. Kyle looks at how companies connect with themselves and their customers with a concentration on communication, sales and marketing and management leadership. He has trained thousands of executives, a faculty lecturer for Singapore Management University (SMU) and is a frequent speaker at business and management conferences around the world.

    His first book on cross-cultural communication is called The Accidental Nomad.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Business-Nomad-Survival-Shrinking/dp/1529329078Website: https://www.leadershipnomad.com/  

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  • Today's episode is with Dr. Tiffany Jana. Dr. Tiffany Jana is the founder and CEO of TMI Portfolio, a collection of socially responsible and interconnected companies working to advance more culturally inclusive and equitable workforces. TMI Portfolio’s consulting arm, TMI Consulting, Inc. is a Certified Benefit Corporation and 2019, 2018, and 2016 Best for the World Honoree.

    Dr. Jana is an international public speaker, and has appeared on stages in the United States, Spain, Germany and Hong Kong. Dr. Jana won the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year from Enterprising Women Magazine, Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching Award, and was named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018 on Inc.com. Dr. Jana has been featured in featured in Forbes, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, MarketWatch and Fast Company.

    Dr. Jana's first book Overcoming Bias, received an endorsement from 2016 Vice-Presidential candidate Tim Kaine. In addition to three books on bias, Dr. Jana co-authored the 2nd Edition of the B Corp Handbook.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Book Website: https://subtleactsofexclusion.com/The Mile-High Poetry Club: Long-Distance Love Poems: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0872HD8DZ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4  

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  • Today's interview is with Andrew Jernigan, the Co-founder and CEO of Insured Nomads, the first insurtech for the global benefits and international insurance to provide expats, digital nomads, remote workers, travelers, world schoolers, and int'l citizens with frictionless solution-set required for a successful lifestyle. Hope you enjoy our wide ranging conversation.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Website: www.insurednomads.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjernigan/  

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  • Today's episode is with Myisha T. Myisha is a mental health activist, speaker, and entrepreneur passionate about the mental wellness and the empowerment for women.

    In 2018, Myisha became curious about white women and privilege after ending a relationship with a co-worker that negatively impacted her mental health. This led her to identify her own internalized oppression and racism. Not interested in throw-away culture, she decided to seek out safe ways that white folks are showing up for BIWoC.

    During Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Myisha began her Check Your Privilege interview series inquiring into the work some white women are doing to show up safely for BIPoC and move beyond passive ally-ship to action driven co-conspirators.

    Myisha works with organizations and community groups taking white people on a self-reflective journey exploring their relationship with power, privilege, and racism.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Check Your Privilege: Live into the Work Book: https://bookshop.org/books/check-your-privilege-live-into-the-work/9780990522331Check Your Privilege website: https://checkyourprivilege.co/UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective  

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  • Today's episode is with Dr. Dain Heer. Dr. Heer is an influencer of change and inspiration with a community of over 1 Million+ people. His real-life rags to riches story brought him from an abusive past in the ghettos of Los Angeles to being a source of inspiration and an inviter to greatness and consciousness. Dr Heer is a popular speaker and best-selling author and the co-founder of a diverse range of businesses around the world. A conscious and creative thought leader with a profound understanding of the power of personal creation, Dr. Heer draws upon his background and unique perspective to facilitate positive change in the world, and empower people from every culture, country, age and social strata to create the money, relationships and life they truly desire.

    Some of the things we discuss are:

    The power in authenticityHow to work with “overwhelm”How to overcome unworthinessHow self-acceptance can save someone’s life

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Website: https://drdainheer.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrDainHeer  

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  • Today's interview is with Laurel is a digital nomad and executive coach, as well as founder of Six Atlas. Together with her global agile team, Laurel works with impact-driven organizations and purpose-driven executives to assess their innovation capabilities and adjust to take advantage of innovation in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Born in Hong Kong but educated in the United States, Laurel has spent her life navigating changing environments and cultural expectations, and she taps into the lessons she’s learned as she works to empower conscious leadership in her clients to best serve their organizations in a world of innovation.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Laurel's book: https://www.amazon.com/Interplay-Innovator-Cultivating-Collaboration-Transforming-ebook/dp/B082BJ8V4P/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurellau/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelaurellau/UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective  

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  • Today's episode is with Krister Ungerböck. Krister is a leadership communication expert, keynote speaker, and  former CEO of a global tech company. His work has appeared in NPR, Forbes, Inc., HR.com, Chief Executive, Recruiter.com and Entrepreneur. Prior to exiting corporate life at age 42, Krister was CEO of one of the largest family-owned software companies in the world.

    While leading the company to over 3,000% growth, his team won five consecutive Top Workplace Awards, achieved remarkable employee engagement levels of 99.3%, and became a dominant player in its market niche — event management software.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Website: https://www.krister.com/Book: https://www.krister.com/startUYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective  

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  • Today's episode is with Leo Chan, the founder & creative director of Levitate Style. Leo defines Levitate Style as "rise above in effortless style". He was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York City when he was 10. Levitate Style was started in 2014 to showcase his passion of photography, modeling, style, and traveling around the world all in one. He started with photography as a hobby back in high school and then did some modeling part-time for two years. He worked in corporate banking for 4 years before starting Levitate Style with his lady Alicia Mara. They both quit their full-time jobs when they got a sponsorship project to travel the world for 5 months on a world cruise. Since then, they have been working full-time on Levitate Style. We dive into his immigrant story and how he unapologetically lives his dreams today.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Leo Chan's Website: http://www.levitatestyle.com/Leo Chan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levitatestyle/Leo Chan's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@levitatestyleUYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective  

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  • Today's episode is with Charlene Wheeless. Charlene started her career in Corporate Communications straight out of college and never looked back. Working in a variety of industries, from associations, to information technology, to oil and gas, She honed her skills in every aspect of corporate and marketing communications and public affairs. She is a self-acknowledged nerd when it comes to technology and obsessed when it comes to integrating technology, communications and creativity to develop outcomes that have yet to be discovered. She thrives in fast paced environments that are uncomfortable with the status quo. Issues management, crisis communications, diversity counsel, data and digital analytics, and problem solving are what gets her out of bed every day -- that and her two dogs. Grace under pressure, She has never met a crisis she didn't want to jump into or a stray dog she didn't want to save.

    Professionally speaking, she is a trusted advisor to the C-suite, and a proven executive with demonstrated results in issues management, crisis communications, reputation management, employee communications/engagement, diversity, mergers & acquisition communications, brand, and data analytics as an enabler to communications intelligence and effectiveness.

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode

    Charlene's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlenewheeless/Charlene's Blog: https://justbetweenusgirrls.com/  

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  • On day 30 of #LetsTalkBias, I share my concluding thoughts and a couple of equations for actionable cultural competence. Thank you for a magical 30 days.

    Link to UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective


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  • So where do we go from here? Over the last 28 days, we have worked on awareness, unlearning and ways to turn this moment into a sustainable movement.

    The combined reach of the #LetsTalkBias challenge on the 8 platforms it has been run is over 650,000.

    In order to continue the conversation, I’m launching the UYD Collective. This is a collective for those who want to embark on a journey that will dismantle the systems of oppression around us. We will cry, laugh, make mistakes and support each other but more importantly, we will learn how to use our differences to make a difference. Benefits of being in this collective include access to courses, content, scripts, webinars, digital downloads, templates, infographics, checklists, exclusive tips, advice and best practices aimed at improving cultural competency and cross-cultural communication skills. Members will also be able to learn together and from each other.

    I will also be turning the videos into a course which will be launching at the end of July.

    Hope you check it out, invite your friends and family to participate and see you tomorrow for concluding thoughts.

    Use your DIFFERENCE to make a DIFFERENCE.

    UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective


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  • This Sunday’s guest was Ken Shelton. We went over the prompts we discussed this week as well as his career. Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 20 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level and was named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, consults, and leads workshops, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Equity and Inclusion, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Relevance, Visual Storytelling, Social-Emotional Learning, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner.

    Ken has had the privilege to speak at many major conferences and events around the world as well as schools and school districts. He brings a worldly breadth of practical experience, knowledge, and perspective. Ken also had the privilege to speak at the TEDx Burnsville ED event, as well as CRESSTCon16 at UCLA in front of a predominantly Higher Ed audience. Both can be viewed below. Ken has also provided and continues to provide consulting support to many companies, State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, school districts/systems Nationally and Internationally, as well as non-profits such as the California Emerging Technology Fund's School2Home program which is designed to support closing the Achievement Gap and Digital Divide at low-performing California middle schools.

    Ken’s website: https://kennethshelton.net/  

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  • On day 27 of #LetsTalkBias, all I want you to do is to team up with someone and discuss how you can turn this moment into a movement.


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