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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."

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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United States

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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."

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 126: Healing in Breathing with Zee Clarke

5/24/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! My guest this week is Zhalisa "Zee" Clarke founder of Reclaiming Flow (https://www.zeeclarke.com/companies), where she leverages her toolkit of meditation, breathwork, yoga, and much more, to teach others how mindfulness can improve their well being at work despite any challenges that race, gender, or sexuality might present. Prior to transitioning to a life more grounded, Zee, a Washington, D.C. native, by way of Filipino and Jamaican via Panama parentage, spent...

Duration:00:49:40

Episode 125: Globalizing Health and Care for Impact with Sam Baddoo

5/17/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week on the podcast we're talking innovation in migration. My guest, serial entrepreneur, Sam Baddoo joins me from his current base in Columbus Ohio, shortly after a recent trip back home to Accra, Ghana where he was born and raised. Sam is all about empowering immigrants everywhere to show love with intention starting with healthcare. He is the founder and CEO of the healthcare insurtech start-up Fleri which ensures that the money immigrants send back home...

Duration:00:50:05

Episode 124: Facilitating Transformation with Femi Taiwo Part 2

5/10/2022
May Greetings Glocal Citizens! With May Day just behind us, in this two-part conversation, my guest and I touch on topics very related to the evolving nature of work and especially the role that his organization LEAP Africa (https://leapafrica.org) is playing in preparing African youth for roles and responsibilities in all forms and on all levels of leadership. Born and raised in Nigeria, Femi Taiwo is currently the Executive Director of LEAP Africa, Nigeria’s foremost youth leadership...

Duration:00:34:18

Episode 123: Facilitating Transformation with Femi Taiwo Part 1

5/3/2022
May Greetings Glocal Citizens! With May Day just behind us, in this two-part conversation, my guest and I touch on topics very related to the evolving nature of work and especially the role that his organization LEAP Africa (https://leapafrica.org) is playing in preparing African youth for roles and responsibilities in all forms and on all levels of leadership. Born and raised in Nigeria, Femi Taiwo is currently the Executive Director of LEAP Africa, Nigeria’s foremost youth leadership...

Duration:00:35:20

Episode 122: Finding the Magic in Every Talent with Natasha Moore

4/26/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest, Jamaican-born Natasha Moore, is a longtime friend that blessed me with a visit to Ghana over the recent Easter holidays. Our relocation stories synced in the same timezone (sometimes) as she relocated to London from Sydney around the same time that I began my journey in Accra. A stamped and sealed Glocal Citizen, Natasha is a success-driven leader with 20 years of experience delivering results across multiple industries and is currently the...

Duration:00:47:12

Episode 121: A Revolution of Solutions with Luther Lawoyin

4/19/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! As many struggle with increasing food prices and potential shortages, many Africans, particularly urban dwellers have been at the whim of markets and failed policies. As a tried and true problem solver, my guest for the week, Luther Lawoyin, is keen on simple solutions. Born and raised in Nigeria, he is an entrepreneur with a passion for social impact. He is leveraging technology to build innovative business models and platforms to serve the next one billion people...

Duration:00:42:33

Episode 120: Transitional Justice Now with Makmid Kamara Part 2

4/12/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week's episode brings to mind a lot of "What nexts?" in the context of conflicts, wars across the globe. My guest has his mind on this as a matter of everyday practice. Makmid Kamara, a Sierra Leonean human rights leader, researcher and development communications practitioner has over 18years’ experience working with national and international development and human rights organizations in Africa and the United Kingdom. He is the Director of the Africa...

Duration:00:40:22

Episode 119: Transitional Justice Now with Makmid Kamara Part 1

4/5/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week's episode brings to mind a lot of "What nexts?" in the context of conflicts, wars across the globe. My guest has his mind on this as a matter of everyday practice. Makmid Kamara, a Sierra Leonean human rights leader, researcher and development communications practitioner has over 18years’ experience working with national and international development and human rights organizations in Africa and the United Kingdom. He is the Director of the Africa...

Duration:00:33:54

Episode 118: Archives, Art and Freedom Dreams with Nydia Swaby

3/29/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week in our final #herstory in our 2022 March series, I'm happy to welcome Black feminist researcher, writer, and curator Nydia Swaby. Nydia is a Jamaican-American and have called London home for the past decade. She has a PhD in Gender Studies (SOAS (https://www.soas.ac.uk)), an MA in Women’s History [Sarah Lawrence College], and a BA in Anthropology and African American Studies [Rollins College]. Her practice builds on theories of racial, gendered,...

Duration:00:00:53

Episode 117: The Call of the Justice Warrior with Ayisha Osori

3/22/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week on the program, I had the opportunity to chat with Nigerian writer and activist, Ayisha Osori. Ayisha, also a lawyer, consultant and communication strategist has 18 years experience in the public and private sectors. Her clients include the World Bank, United Nations Development Fund, UNICEF, the Department for International Development, the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the National Democratic Institute, to name a few. She is the former...

Duration:00:59:09

Episode 116: From Polyglot, to Professor, Policy Advisor to Art Patron with Ekua Yankah Part 2

3/15/2022
International Women's Day Greetings Glocal Citizens! Did you know IWD was first celebrated in 1911? Commemoration of the date was the outgrowth of the suggestion by Clara Zetkin, a communist activist and advocate for women's rights at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen in 1910. It was first celebrated 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. For this 111th IWD and in the spirit of advocacy and empowerment, my guest is, and continues to be a woman to watch....

Duration:00:34:52

Episode 115: From Polyglot, to Professor, Policy Advisor to Art Patron with Ekua Yankah Part 1

3/8/2022
International Women's Day Greetings Glocal Citizens! Did you know IWD was first celebrated in 1911? Commemoration of the date was the outgrowth of the suggestion by Clara Zetkin, a communist activist and advocate for women's rights at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen in 1910. It was first celebrated 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. For this 111th IWD and in the spirit of advocacy and empowerment, my guest is, and continues to be a woman to watch....

Duration:00:29:07

Episode 114: Faith to Flow with Shailaja Menon

3/1/2022
March greetings Glocal Citizens! I discovered my guest this week in conversation with friend and guest of Episode 73 (https://glocalcitizens.fireside.fm/73), Jaykumar Menon. Knowing that I practice yoga, he figured an introduction to his cousin and her latest book would be fruitful. Indeed, I'm happy to have spent some quality time with Shailaja Menon to kick-off March, Women's History Month...

Duration:00:54:56

Episode 113: When @HewasFunny and Techpreneur merge with Jon Laster

2/22/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week's guest and I share a bit of our own personal Black history going way back to grade school, when his younger brother and I were in the same class from Kindergarten through primary school. We all met up again in high school as "jocks," doing our thing in the Colorado athletics scene. Fast forward to the late 1990s and there we were again bright-eyed and ambitious in New York City--Brooklyn to be exact, laying the groundwork for becoming the adults that we...

Duration:00:50:48

Episode 112: The DNA at the Intersection of Culture, Science and Business with Dr. Gina Paige

2/15/2022
Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week, my heart is indeed warmed (I hope you all had a love-filled Valentine's Day) as I prepare to travel back to Ghana, leaving winter behind for 2022. I'm excited to share this fun and insightful conversation, which in many ways helps me pick up where I left off as I met my guest this week just days before traveling to the US. Fellow Stanford alum, Gina Paige's magic lies at the intersection of culture, science, and business. Her passion for helping...

Duration:00:48:17

Episode 111: [re]Presenting Superheroes in Living Color with Temistocles "Tem Blessed" Ferreira Part 2

2/8/2022
New month greetings Glocal Citizens! February in North America marks Black History Month [https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month] and my guest comes to us from a bedrock city in the story of migration and activism in black history by way of his own family's journey from in his native Cape Verde. Temosticles "Tem Blessed" Ferreira is a multi-talented keynote speaker astounding audiences with his unique blend of poetry, hip-hop music, and relevant social messages. He...

Duration:00:33:34

Episode 110: [re]Presenting Superheroes in Living Color with Temistocles "Tem Blessed" Ferreira

2/1/2022
New month greetings Glocal Citizens! February in North America marks Black History Month [https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month] and my guest comes to us from a bedrock city in the story of migration and activism in black history by way of his own family's journey from in his native Cape Verde. Temosticles "Tem Blessed" Ferreira is a multi-talented keynote speaker astounding audiences with his unique blend of poetry, hip-hop music, and relevant social messages. He...

Duration:00:40:19

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

1/25/2022
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...

Duration:00:32:03

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

1/18/2022
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...

Duration:00:29:03

Episode 107: Illustrating Impact with Chidiebere Ibe

1/11/2022
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...

Duration:00:37:16