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039: How To Thrive Abroad As Expat Partners With Louise Wiles And Evelyn Simpson

Louise Wiles and Evelyn Simpson are co-founders of Thriving Abroad. Currently based in the UK, they have a total of 40 years of expat experience.  They are both qualified coaches and they've combined their coaching skills and their experience as expat partners to create THRIVE.  THRIVE is a program that helps partners of expatriate assignees to overcome the challenges of identity and purpose they often experience when they move abroad and to create expat lives they love.  THRIVE kicks off on

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Interrupting Supremacy Culture with Ritu Bhasin

Ep. 650
Joining Tayo Rockson on the As Told By Nomads podcast is Ritu Bhasin, author of The Authenticity Principle, public speaker, and former lawyer. Growing up as a Punjabi minority with immigrant parents in Canada, Bhasin rarely felt comfortable in the classroom. Her white classmates berated her for her skin tone and culture as a child, and it stuck with her. It wasn’t until she quit her job as a lawyer and embarked on a yoga retreat that she discovered how much the discrimination impacted her.She’s had over 20 years of therapy at this point, and she’s found that such injustices as discrimination and cultural appropriation have led her down a path to internalize whiteness, feel ashamed of her culture, and experience extreme unhappiness. Now, as a public speaker and author, Bhasin is committing to authenticity. She wishes she could tell her younger self to stop trying to fit in and that fitting in is not a substitution for belonging, but since she can’t, Ritu has started to share that knowledge with others. Bhasin isn’t alone in this experience, and neither is anyone else, although sometimes it may feel that way. So listen in to today’s conversation, and you too might unlock the magic and freedom that is embracing your authentic self.The Finer Details of This Episode:Growing up as a Punjabi minority in CanadaHow bullying impacted Ritu’s mental healthCultural appropriationFinding solace in ancestral rootsInternalizing whitenessCommiting to authenticityThe performing and adapting selvesLinks:Connect with Ritu Bhasin on:Website: Authenticity Principle Book: Masterclass: with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast:Tayo’s Website: on LinkedIn: on Twitter: on YouTube: on TikTok: Told by Nomads Podcast: Management: Collective:

Reducing the Stigma for Mental Health with Melissa Skye Morgan

Ep. 649
Today, Tayo is joined by Melissa Skye Morgan, a full time Psychiatric NP student and mom. The pair chat about facing discrimination as children, navigating trauma, and creating boundaries. As the adopted child of two white parents, Morgan missed out on that personal education on the Black experience. After all, it wasn’t until she was an adult that she started to reckon with the trauma she suffered as a young girl.Having confronted some rather hard truths since then, however, Morgan has come to understand the power of perspective and the importance of creating boundaries. As a student embarking on her own psychiatric journey, Melissa seeks to destigmatize mental health. It’s about time that we start having open conversations about it, and today, Melissa and Tayo do exactly that.The Finer Details of This Episode:Growing up in a white familyFacing discrimination as a childPerspectiveCreating boundariesUnpacking traumaMental health stigmaLinks:Connect with Melissa Skye Morgan on:Melissa Skye on TikTok: with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast:Tayo’s Website: on LinkedIn: on Twitter: on YouTube: on TikTok: Told by Nomads Podcast: Management: Collective:

Having a Career Reinvention: Finding a Meaningful Career as a Multicultural Leader with Isabelle Peyrichoux

Ep. 648
This week on As Told By Nomads, Tayo connects with Isabelle Peyrichoux to talk about clarifying your purpose, finding what success means to you, and creating a home inside yourself. Peyrichoux is a career reinvention coach who helps thousands of frustrated individuals leave their jobs to find their dream careers. Working with clients of all ages from all over the world, she believes that everyone deserves the right to a meaningful career.Following her own professional reinvention and the journey to become a career coach, she found that a lot of people feel like they lack meaningful purpose, and therefore meaningful work. Peyrichoux doesn’t believe that to be true, but she’s familiar with the hardships and doubts that arise in searching for that special something. It’s all about following the right blueprint for yourself - by leaving all biases, cultural conditioning, and notions of success at the door, you allow yourself to forge your own path in this life. Peyrichoux firmly believes in this fact, and she seems to have found success for herself and thousands of others so far. Become one of the enlightened ones yourself and listen in to her and Tayo’s inspiring conversation here today.The Finer Details of This Episode:Following the right blueprintFinding a home inside yourselfClarifying your purposeConditioningDefining successExperiencing doubtLinks:Connect with Isabelle Peyrichoux on:Isabelle on LinkedInIsabelle's WebsiteWork with IsabelleConnect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast:Tayo's WebsiteTayo on LinkedInTayo on TwitterTayo on YouTubeTayo on TikTokAs Told by Nomads PodcastUYD ManagementUYD Collective