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As Told By Nomads features interviews with changemakers, global nomads, Third Culture Kids, and entrepreneurs discussing what it takes to be better inclusive and global leaders.

As Told By Nomad‪s‬ Tayo Rockson

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As Told By Nomads features interviews with changemakers, global nomads, Third Culture Kids, and entrepreneurs discussing what it takes to be better inclusive and global leaders.

    561: Using Music As A Form of Diplomacy with Christy Jeziorski

    561: Using Music As A Form of Diplomacy with Christy Jeziorski

    In today’s episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and my guest, Christy Jeziorski, as we talk about using music as a form of diplomacy. Christy is a social entrepreneur, music consultant, creative strategist, and founder of Inity. At a young age, she has already been passionate about music and her journey always led her back to it. Music is so powerful in many ways; listen to the episode now and learn how this has changed her life! 
    Listen to your Intuition 
    Intuition or gut instincts are personal feelings and immediate understandings of certain matters that are mostly always right. Many people neglect their intuition because they’re afraid of the outcome if they follow what they feel. It can be very difficult to follow them, especially when you’re focused on the negative situations that might happen. On the contrary, listening to your intuitions protect you from harmful situations and relationships. It helps you become more aware and avoid unnecessary matters that will waste your time. If you start to acknowledge and accept your gut instincts, your path will be clearer. You can’t really say that your intuition is wrong when you don’t try to prove it right. There are many instances in our life when we wished that we should’ve followed our intuitions from the start. Don’t let overthinking interfere or hinder you from what you think is best for you.
    Breaking Away from Expectations
    People will always have expectations for who you are and what they want you to do. It is hard to break away from these expectations when they’re from our families. We start becoming hesitant to follow our passion because of what others are saying. However, it is important that you realize that you’re the one that should create your future and not anyone else. When you let other people dictate who you should become, you’ll live your life unfulfilled and confused. Christy said that it is important that people find that passion or purpose in their life that makes them feel happy that they could turn into their careers. By having the courage to work hard for your passion, you will never feel like you’re simply working to earn money. Instead, you’ll feel and living your life with a purpose.
    About Christy Jeziorski:,
    Christy is a music industry professional with over 40 concerts and festivals under her belt as an independent producer and promoter, including the reggae and global music series at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado, and two seasons of Miami Reggae Festival.

    A consultant and strategist for artists in the global roots music scene (reggae, jazz, afrobeat, folktronica, music of Latin America), and she strives to help artists and brands connect with their audiences through campaigns that are both insight-driven and socially impactful, while at the same time catalyze a form of cultural exchange and diplomacy across borders.

    Over the last decade, Christy lived and studied in Los Angeles, South Africa, Belize, Denver and Palm Springs. She vibes with others who love music and value inclusion, social justice, and equity. 
    Outline of the episode:
    [04:53] Who Christy wanted to be when she was young.
    [06:19] The two cultures she was exposed to growing up.
    [07:36] How Christy’s identity developed and changed.
    [11:53] The importance of acceptance and intuition.
    [15:29] Breaking away from the expectations of other people.
    [18:39] It’s a constant process of figuring things out.
    [21:52] Be more free in life and don’t worry so much.
    [25:19] Music has always been a big part of her life.
    [27:45] The start of her entrepreneurial journey.
    [30:43] Christy’s fallback in life is always music.
    [34:40] Pursue your passion and what gives you joy.
    [37:38] Follow your intuition and listen to your gut feelings.
    [39:19] Christy’s plan of shifting her identity and self.
    [43:32] Using music as a form of diploma

    • 45 min
    560: How Businesses Can Navigate the World In the Aftermath of COVID-19 with Neil Fallon

    560: How Businesses Can Navigate the World In the Aftermath of COVID-19 with Neil Fallon

    In today’s episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and my guest, Neil Fallon, as we discuss how businesses can navigate the world in the aftermath of COVID-19. Neil is the co-founder and CEO of Eppione, an integrated HR employee benefits and insurance platform for businesses across the world. He also discusses the duties of the employers towards their employees, treating everyone with respect, employee benefits strategies, and so on! As we are navigating through this new normal, it is important to learn how to adapt and change strategies to achieve success!

    Treat Your Employees as Individuals
    A happy employee is more loyal and productive doing their tasks. When employees feel like they’re heard and valued, they acknowledge and work harder for your goals. Neil said in the episode that it is important to treat your employees the same and as individuals. The best way of building long-term relationships with any kind of connection is to treat them with respect. There will also be more opportunities for growth for your business because they’ll help provide ideas and suggestions when needed. Employees usually do not speak up when they feel intimidated by their higher-ups. However, it is truly not that easy especially when you’re not used to communicating, but the outcome when you try is worth it. 

    Employer’s Duty of Care during the COVID-19
    To save the business from failing and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, an employer must strictly fulfill their duty in taking care of their employees. It has become difficult for everyone to adapt to this new normal, the chances of harming every individual’s health and safety are at huge risk.

    An employer has the role of being the leader in the team and he or she needs to implement strict COVID-19 prevention guidelines. Ensuring as well that the safety of the employees are not harmed while working and consider the possible benefits they can acquire when infected with the disease. The levels of responsibilities are high for an employer, especially in terms of keeping the business going while there is a crisis. And as important as the role is for a leader, the employees should also know how to follow to effectively execute these preventions. Working as a team, learning how to adapt and pivot are critical to the success of the business. Sooner or later companies should accept the new normal and the changes that have occurred in the industry. Learn more about the possible strategies and factors to consider in this episode with Neil!

    About Neil Fallon:
    Neil is an Employee Benefits expert that has been helping employers with pension, insurance and employee benefits matters since 1991. He works with the world’s leading insurance companies and benefit consultancies to implement Employee Benefits best practices around the world.

    Their platform www.eppione.com provides business managers with a comprehensive human resource information system and flexible employee benefits that will help ensure that the human resources department is GDPR compliant in 2018.

    They are licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Success is measured by the number of businesses that choose Eppione to help address their HR compliance issues, administer a wide array of employee benefits solutions, and manage corporate insurance programs. They also provide access individual advisory services.

    Eppione Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK (reference 757722) and is registered with the ICO (information Commissioners Office reference ZA217811). These regulations help clients giving them the reassurance of the highest standards of consistency and protection whilst working in line with FCA guiding principles and Treating Customers Fairly policies.

    Outline of the episode:
    [04:06] Different levels of anxiety and approaches

    • 40 min
    559: How To Decolonize Therapy with Dr.Jennifer Mullan

    559: How To Decolonize Therapy with Dr.Jennifer Mullan

    Today's episode with Dr. Jennifer Mullan (Pronouns: She/ Her). Dr. Mullan creates spaces for people and organizations to heal.She believes that it is essential to create dialogue to address how mental health is deeply affected by systemic inequities and the trauma of oppression, particularly the well-being of Queer Indigenous Black Brown People of Color (QIBPOC).

    Dr. Mullan has earned her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies; a Master’s in Counseling & Community Agencies from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education; and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education, from New Jersey City University. She notes that her dissertation: “Slavery and the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Inner City African American Male Youth: From the Cotton Fields to the Concrete Jungle,” has been a primary foundation for her current work in furthering emotional wellness on a larger collective scale for communities of color.

    She has almost 15 years of experience in clinical practice, higher education, teaching, and grant writing. She is passionately committed to solidarity work that effectively addresses inequities based on race, gender, class, ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Her professional research and clinical interests include complex and intergenerational trauma, group psychotherapy, LGBTQIA wellness, spirituality & mindfulness practices, racism as trauma, healing in therapeutic settings, self-love as a revolutionary act, and the process of decolonizing mental health. 

    It is her belief that we can tend to our emotional/ mental health AND hold systemic oppression accountable. You can frequently hear Dr. Mullan stating, “Everything is political!”  

    Dr. Mullan also centralizes Historical and Intergenerational Trauma, which she identifies as Ancestral Trauma, at the crux of decolonization work. Through the movement of Decolonizing Therapy,

    Dr. Mullan can be found providing international keynotes, holding Radicalizing Rage workshops, doing Coaching sessions while un-training mental health professionals, providing Ancestral healing sessions, or spending time with her Goddess cat, Isis.

    Resource Mentioned In The Episode
    - Website: https://www.drjennifermullan.com/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decolonizingtherapy/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJennyJennM
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    • 40 min
    558: Fostering Competitiveness & Collaboration with Charlie Harding

    558: Fostering Competitiveness & Collaboration with Charlie Harding

    Today's episode is with Charlie Harding.Charlie Harding, one of the tallest kids in his grade, often acted his height rather than his age. He taught himself how to program and spent nearly a decade working on a website that transformed the world wide web into one big scavenger hunt.
    Charlie’s love for the digital world would later translate into a passion for travel. He loved exploring different cultures and connecting with strangers. Travel also brought Charlie closer to his older brother, Mike Harding.

    The idea of bringing scavenger hunts from the internet to the outdoors happened while Charlie and his brother were traveling together. They thought a scavenger hunt would be the funnest way to engage with their new environment.

    Let’s Roam scavenger hunts have spread to over 400 cities around the world, enjoyed by thousands of adventurous travelers and hometown explorers.
    On each scavenger hunt, questions, facts and photo challenges are tied together with a smartphone app. Everyone works together to answer questions, learn about their surroundings and take quirky team photos. Mike and Charlie, alongside their ever-growing team, work behind the scenes to enhance the scavenger hunt experience every day.

    Charlie is the inspirational leader of Let's Roam and leads the drive on all main projects.

    Resource Mentioned In The Episode
    - Website: https://www.letsroam.com/
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    • 44 min
    557: The Importance of Establishing a Culture with Colin D. Ellis

    557: The Importance of Establishing a Culture with Colin D. Ellis

    Today's episode is with Colin D. Ellis. Colin is an award-winning international speaker, culture change facilitator, and author of two best-selling books. He is originally from Liverpool in the UK, but now lives in Melbourne, Australia after 6 great years in New Zealand.

    He delivers speeches and programs around the world that inspire and motivate individuals to become role models for others and to provide organizations with the skills to build cultures of success. He goes to extraordinary lengths to provide tailored experiences that live long in the memory.

    Whether it's the way that projects are delivered, how teams work together or how to change the DNA of an organization He can provide practical information on how to make change easy. He uses case studies, experience and plenty of humour to keep people engaged and laughing!

    Resources Mentioned In The Episode
    - Culture Fix: How to Create a Great Place to Work: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YCXW7CH/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1
    - The Project Book: The Complete Guide to Consistently Delivering Great Projects: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T94DB5D/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0
    - Website: https://www.colindellis.com/
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    • 47 min
    556: Be Fearless with Carey Lohrenz

    556: Be Fearless with Carey Lohrenz

    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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    • 55 min

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