Story is powerful. Story is complex. A story is not complete until it is told, heard, and understood. The purpose of this podcast is to showcase guests’ stories who speak specifically about their cross-cultural experiences. What ever cross-cultural means to them. Listen to understand as they tell it.
Podcast Masterclass Recording
Hi everyone! This episode is not the usual format podcast I typically do. A few weeks ago, I presented a Masterclass training at PODFEST - a virtual online Podcaster Summit that brought together over 12,000 active podcast hosts - to share some principles I followed in starting my own podcast: A Culture Story. Take a listen to what I shared to fellow podcasters!
A Culture Story with Flor
Happy [US] Mother’s Day. Flor is my guest today. Flor is a DEI and Language Consultant working with multilingual families for more than 8 years. Her passion for her native language Spanish has brought her to create Little Nómadas, a platform for cross cultural individuals and families to learn the Spanish language and Latino culture while creating a sense of belonging and identity. She teaches Spanish to children, teens and adults and designs diversity and inclusion programs for nonprofit organizations.
A Culture Story with Joseph
Today, my guest is Joseph. Joseph Melkonian works in economic research in Chicago and will be starting a PhD in public policy this fall at Harvard. Joseph's experience growing up between Morocco and California has shaped his love of couscous, salsa, and cross-cultural spaces (both domestic and international). He enjoys biking around, shopping at ethnic grocery stores, and getting lost in libraries.
A Culture Story with Louise
Today, my guest is Louise. Louise Wiles supports clients through the challenge and opportunity that comes with change and transition, including international relocation. Louise uses a strengths-based wellbeing framework as the foundation for her work with clients, helping them to create positive change based on an inspiring future vision.
Louise draws on her personal and professional experience as an expat, repat, narrative coach and learning and development professional with an academic background in organisational psychology. Louise is author of Thriving Abroad: The definitive guide to professional and personal relocation success and host of the Thriving Abroad Podcast.
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In this episode, I offer a brief exploration of “story is” - one of my open-ended prompts in each episode.
A Culture Story with Greg
Today, my guest is Greg. Gregory Coles is the author of Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity (IVP, 2017) and No Longer Strangers: Finding Belonging in a World of Alienation (IVP, 2021). He holds a PhD in English from Penn State and lives in central Pennsylvania, where he works as a writer, speaker, and worship leader. Greg is a frequent contributor with organizations like Revoice and The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, and curates most of his creative activities at gregorycoles.com.