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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.

As Told By Nomads Tayo Rockson

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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.

    545: Acceptance of Self With Dr Dain Heer

    545: Acceptance of Self With Dr Dain Heer

    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 authenticity
    - How to work with “overwhelm”
    - How to overcome unworthiness
    - How 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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    544: Driving Innovation With Laurel Lau

    544: Driving Innovation With Laurel Lau

    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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    543: Start A Talk Shift With Krister Ungerböck

    543: Start A Talk Shift With Krister Ungerböck

    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/start
    - UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective
     
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    542: Going From Immigrant To Influencer With Leo Chan

    542: Going From Immigrant To Influencer With Leo Chan

    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/@levitatestyle
    - UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.podia.com/uydcollective
     
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    541: Living A Life Of Purpose And Truth With Charlene Wheeless

    541: Living A Life Of Purpose And Truth With Charlene Wheeless

    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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    540: Day 30 of #LetsTalkBias

    540: Day 30 of #LetsTalkBias

    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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