109 episodes

Do you dream about “doing something” abroad? Then consider Glocal Citizens required listening in the due diligence, trusted advisor and inspiration department. In each episode, your host, Florence Adu visits with dynamic diasporans making local and global impact designing and applying their craft. Florence and her guests discuss the personal and professional dimensions of glocal citizenship and round out the conversation with a deep dive into to the business of their business, covering the technical and operational components of the work of “doing something."

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Do you dream about “doing something” abroad? Then consider Glocal Citizens required listening in the due diligence, trusted advisor and inspiration department. In each episode, your host, Florence Adu visits with dynamic diasporans making local and global impact designing and applying their craft. Florence and her guests discuss the personal and professional dimensions of glocal citizenship and round out the conversation with a deep dive into to the business of their business, covering the technical and operational components of the work of “doing something."

    Episode 109: In the Relationship Lab with Erica Daniel Part 2

    Episode 109: In the Relationship Lab with Erica Daniel Part 2

    Greetings Glocal Citizens!
    This week we have part two of my conversation with an emerging global health leader with a unique range of international experiences. Erica M. Daniel began her professional exploration by pursuing her Masters in Public Health (MPH) and wanting to expand her capacity to work with individual clients, she pursued a certification in sex and relationship coaching through the Somatica Institute. As an intimacy coach she is serving as a catalyst to change the narrative on how sex, relationships, and love are viewed, particularly by those of African descent and Christian backgrounds. Erica dismisses the stigma that sex positivity equates to promiscuity. Instead, embracing the joy of natural sexual energy and expression. She channels her passion for this into the organization she founded in Accra, “For the Love of Fufu,” an Accra-based project operating on the premise that most people want to be an active part of their social experience. It brings a new style to how people connect and make lasting memories by curating highly interactive and engaging events around traditionally taboo topics.


    In true Global Citizens style, Erica is also lead curator of GlobaLuminary Consulting where her objective is to help everyday, normal individuals travel this world, the way best for them. I hope you enjoy taking a trip with us into Erica's world of love, intimacy and healthy self-care.


    Where to find Erica?
    Intimacy Coaching with Erica
    GlobaLuminary Consulting
    For the Love of Fufu
    On LinkedIn
    On Instagram
    On Twitter
    On Facebook


    What's Erica reading?
    Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel
    Come As Your Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski
    The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz


    What's Erica watching?
    Don't Look Up
    Money Heist
    Queens Gambit


    Other topics of interest:
    69
    The Somatica Institute
    Sex, Love & goop


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    • 32 min
    Episode 108: In the Relationship Lab with Erica Daniel Part 1

    Episode 108: In the Relationship Lab with Erica Daniel Part 1

    Greetings Glocal Citizens!
    This week we have part one of a juicy two-part conversation with an emerging global health leader with a unique range of international experiences. Erica M. Daniel began her professional exploration by pursuing her Masters in Public Health (MPH) and wanting to expand her capacity to work with individual clients, she pursued a certification in sex and relationship coaching through the Somatica Institute. As an intimacy coach she is serving as a catalyst to change the narrative on how sex, relationships, and love are viewed, particularly by those of African descent and Christian backgrounds. Erica dismisses the stigma that sex positivity equates to promiscuity. Instead, embracing the joy of natural sexual energy and expression. She channels her passion for this into the organization she founded in Accra, “For the Love of Fufu,” an Accra-based project operating on the premise that most people want to be an active part of their social experience. It brings a new style to how people connect and make lasting memories by curating highly interactive and engaging events around traditionally taboo topics.


    In true Global Citizens style, Erica is also lead curator of GlobaLuminary Consulting where her objective is to help everyday, normal individuals travel this world, the way best for them. I hope you enjoy taking a trip with us into Erica's world of love, intimacy and healthy self-care.


    Where to find Erica?
    Intimacy Coaching with Erica
    GlobaLuminary Consulting
    For the Love of Fufu
    On LinkedIn
    On Instagram
    On Twitter
    On Facebook


    What's Erica reading?
    Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel
    Come As Your Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski
    The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz


    What's Erica watching?
    Don't Look Up
    Money Heist
    Queens Gambit


    Other topics of interest:
    69
    The Somatica Institute
    Sex, Love & goop


    *When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support!
    Special Guest: Erica Daniel.

    • 29 min
    Episode 107: Illustrating Impact with Chidiebere Ibe

    Episode 107: Illustrating Impact with Chidiebere Ibe

    Greetings Glocal Citizens!
    This week's guest has recently become hot topic across traditional and social media platforms. His black fetus illustration went viral ushering his medical career in with a bang. Nigerian, Chidiebere Ibe graduated in Chemistry from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and in 2020. He then became creative director of the Journal of Global Neurosurgery. Having lost his mother to cancer, he became passionate about medicine, especially in relation to mothers and children. Independent from an early age, he raised funds for tuition to attend Kyiv Medical University in Ukraine, and will begin as first-year medical student this month.


    Chidiebere's affiliations include a roles as a Research Fellow/Creative Director at the Association of Future African Neurosurgeons (AFAN) and the Young Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (YCAANS). He is also Creative Director and Chief Medical Illustrator of the Journal of Global Neurosurgery. He is passionate about contemporary illustrations of black patients and intends to continue working assiduously promoting the use of black skin medical illustration in medical textbooks and public health materials. He is pursuing a career in pediatric neurosurgery and intends to establish an association for black medical illustrators. We're confident that he will do just that!


    Where to find Chidiebere?
    On LinkedIn
    On Twitter
    On Instagram
    On Facebook


    What is Chidiebere listening to?
    Nathaniel Bassey
    Moses Bliss
    Todd Dulaney
    Travis Greene
    Donny McClurkin
    Dunsin Oyekan


    What's Chidiebere reading?
    You Have a Brain: A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.
    by Ben Carson M.D.


    Other topics of interest:
    Elservier Publishing
    Ukrainian language


    *When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support!
    Special Guest: Chidiebere Ibe.

    • 37 min
    Episode 106: Mindset Hacks to Start the New Year!

    Episode 106: Mindset Hacks to Start the New Year!

    New Year Greetings Glocal Citizens!
    As we usher in 2022 aka double deuces, this week’s episode is all about mindset. We’re going back into the Global Citizens archive for a compilation of mindset hacks from early guests of the podcast. In case you’e new to the podcast and not unlike some of my guests you might be wondering what is a mindset hack? Well, a description that I quite like is that mindset hacking is exploring the limits of what is possible, seeking excellence, or even balance which entails doing something exciting and meaningful, deliberately finding opportunities to be clever, problem solve and enjoy what you are doing. So with that in mind, this week you’ll hear from:
    Cordie Aziz-Nash, she is the CEO and founder of Environment360 and has roots in Sierra Leone, Ghana and the US;
    Nigerian-American filmmaker and founder of Refined Creative based in Accra, Ghana, Emmanuel Etim;
    Ghanaian, musician and social entrepreneur, Leslie Bentil, he’s the founder of Gutta Soles and the Gutta Soles Foundation;
    Nigerian pianist, music director, composer, and leader of Afrobeat band Ayetoro, Funsho Ogundipe;
    Ghanaian Amma Gyampo, Co-Founder of B2B Entrepreneurship Development firm, ScaleUp Africa;
    Also from Ghana, serial techpreneur and creative, Kwame Acheampong;
    Yogi and wellness-peneur, Nana Amoako-Anin, founder of Bliss Yoga Accra;
    and Valerie Labi, a social innovator, business leader and mother who just last week welcomed her third bundle of joy. Congratulations to Val and her family!


    So, as we ease our way out of holiday mode and into the flow of work I hope you enjoy these sound bites of inspiration to help nourish the start of your new year!


    Links of interest:
    AIESECUS.org
    Mindsetopia.com
    Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God is Speaking by Priscilla Shirer
    About Kofi Ansah
    Fringe TV Series


    Sound effects:
    "[Ambience, Seaside Waves, Close, A.wav](www.jshaw.co.uk)" by InspectorJ of Freesound.org
    Special Guests: Amma Gyampo, Cordie Aziz, Emmanuel Etim, Funsho Ogundipe, Kwame Acheampong, Leslie Bentil, Nana Amoako-Anin, and Valerie Labi.

    • 19 min
    Episode 105: Connecting Story to Substance with Brigitte Perenyi

    Episode 105: Connecting Story to Substance with Brigitte Perenyi

    Holiday Greetings Glocal Citizens!
    'Tis the season for gratitude, cheer and new beginnings which is exactly what this week's guest offers in story and insight. Brigitte Perenyi is an award-winning Documentary Story Producer, Director, and Voice Over Artist, with a keen eye for visual and narrative details. She has traveled and worked in over ten countries in Africa and Europe; producing in one of the most challenging environments for media outlets, corporations, and organizations including BBC, World Bank, Open Society Foundation, and Conciliation Resources (CR).


    In 2017, Brigitte lead the full production of her personal story in a documentary film called, My Stolen Childhood. The BBC Our World commissioned 25 minutes edit which has been seen by millions of people globally. In November 2019, the BBC named her one of the most inspiring women in the world.


    She is a story strategist and cultural translator, who helps international media agencies and development organizations step away from narratives of victimhood and unequal power dynamics to tell stories that connect to the human heart.


    I'm delighted to share this inspiring guest and her story of ascent, overcoming a traumatic childhood to emerge in her womanhood as a masterful narrative storyteller.


    Where to find Brigitte?
    On LinkedIn
    On Twitter
    On Instagram
    On YouTube


    What's Brigitte watching?
    Awon Boys on Netflix
    The Creative Brain


    What's Brigitte reading?
    Healing the Soul of a Woman: How to Overcome Your Emotional Wounds by Joyce Meter
    Crazy Faith: It's Only Crazy Until It Happens by Michael Todd
    Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life by Sarah Jakes Roberts


    Other topics of interest:
    What is the Trokosi System?
    Imposter Syndrome
    Check out Emmanuel Etim's episodes of the podcast and Refined Creative


    *When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support!
    Special Guest: Brigitte Perenyi.

    • 51 min
    Episode 104: Building the Square on the Longest Street in the World with Ayobisi Osuntusa

    Episode 104: Building the Square on the Longest Street in the World with Ayobisi Osuntusa

    Season's Greetings Glocal Citizens!
    This week I'm sharing heartfelt cheer and lots of laughter as I meet with one to Africa's education super stars. In the past decade, her organization has quietly trained more than 10,000 teachers across five countries and the number is set to continue growing with each new initiative under her belt. As CEO and Executive Director of the Sesame Square Foundation in Abuja, Nigerian-born Ayobisi "Bisi" Osuntusa manages and oversees all aspects of the Education Research and Outreach departments of the Sesame Square project. In this capacity, she also co-develops teacher training and other educative materials, providing trainings for teachers, guardians, and educational officers, among her other leadership and implementation duties. Education has always played center stage in Bisi's life as you'll learn listening to the episode. And I trust that you'll come away with loads of new insights into the work necessary to prepare families, teachers and children to be the best that they can be!


    Where to find Bisi?
    On LinkedIn
    On Twitter
    On Instagram
    On Facebook


    What's Bisi reading?
    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah


    What's Bisi watching?
    From Paris with Love


    Other topics of interest:
    Arewa24
    Kanuri Language
    IDP Camps
    Lego Foundation
    Shipt


    When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support!
    Special Guest: Ayobisi Osuntusa.

    • 52 min

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