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Glocal Citizens

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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. … read more

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Episode 1: Coming Soon: Glocal Citizens

November 22nd, 2019

2:00

Greetings Glocal Citizens! Let me introduce myself, I'm your host Florence Amerley Adu. I'm CEO and co-founder of LEAP Transmedia. Our vision is to seeds and sows a fertile ground for improving education and economic …

Episode 159: Black Mixcellence Part 1 with Tamika Hall

February 2nd, 2023

46:28

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week I have the first of a “spirited” two-part conversation with the authors of Black Mixcellence--Cuban-Jamaican-American writer, Tamika Hall and another fellow countryman, Ghanaian …

Episode 158: To Tour a Nation with Pelu Awofeso

January 24th, 2023

32:13

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week on the podcast, it’s another gem of a conversation that started at the Pa Gya! Literary Festival in Accra. My …

Episode 157: Buy the Book with Eghosa Imasuen

January 10th, 2023

59:00

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week is a flashback to October 2022 when I spent a weekend with writers at the Pa Gya! Literary Festival in Accra. I met Nigerian writer and cofounder of Narrative Landscape Press …

Episode 156: On Soft Landings and Star Gazing with Robertson Ahomka-Lindsay Part 2

January 3rd, 2023

34:48

Holiday greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week on the podcast is the first of a two part conversations with architect, artist and multi-faceted …

Episode 155: On Soft Landings and Star Gazing with Robertson Ahomka-Lindsay Part 1

December 27th, 2022

39:33

Holiday greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week on the podcast is the first of a two part conversations with architect, artist and multi-faceted …

Episode 154: Activism in Techpreneurship with Stacy Kirk

December 20th, 2022

51:03

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
'Tis the season of gift giving, and have I got a wonderful gift for you in this week's episode. As an entrepreneur, Agile …

Episode 153: Writing Life's Realities with Michelle Chikaonda Part 2

December 13th, 2022

53:29

Greeting Glocal Citizens!

As we ease into the last month of 2022, we're adding another country to our Glocal Citizens tour with a trip to Malawi. My guest this week is Malawian-American, Michelle Alipao Chikaonda. …

Episode 152: Writing Life's Realities with Michelle Chikaonda Part 1

December 5th, 2022

46:48

Greeting Glocal Citizens!

As we ease into the last month of 2022, we're adding another country to our Glocal Citizens tour with a trip to Malawi. My guest this week is Malawian-American, Michelle Alipao Chikaonda. …

Episode 151: Food Science and Culinary Innovation with Wanida Lewis Part 2

November 29th, 2022

47:00

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

We have another two part in depth conversation with a very dynamic Diasporan. Part 1 goes live the week of the …

Episode 150: Food Science and Culinary Innovation with Wanida Lewis Part 1

November 22nd, 2022

39:41

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

We have another two part in-depth conversation with a very dynamic Diasporan. Part 1 goes live the week of the …

Episode 149: Leveling up Leadership with Michelle Awuku-Tatum Part 2

November 15th, 2022

36:10

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

My guest this week is another long-time friend with a transformational vocation--helping leaders meet the challenges of high impact leadership. A British-Ghanaian, Michelle Awuku-Tatum has …

Episode 148: Leveling up Leadership with Michelle Awuku-Tatum Part 1

November 8th, 2022

37:47

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

My guest this week is another long-time friend with a transformational vocation--helping leaders meet the challenges of high impact leadership. A British-Ghanaian, Michelle Awuku-Tatum has …

Episode 147: A Souljourner Life with Hasira Soul Ashemu

November 1st, 2022

59:13

New month greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week's episode is all about roots and rooting. I've known my guest for more than half my life going back …

Episode 146: The Ungrind with Michelle Donald

October 18th, 2022

55:04

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
I'm back in Accra, hurray for endless summer living! Each year as the summer fades in the northeastern hemisphere, I make my way back to the equatorial region to meet the sun again and …

Episode 145: Fit to Flow with Terry Singh Part 2

October 11th, 2022

43:54

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This two part experience will takes us on a journey through multiple planes of being and thought with my guest, fashion …

Episode 144: Fit to Flow with Terry Singh Part 1

October 4th, 2022

29:50

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This two part experience will takes us on a journey through multiple planes of being and thought with my guest, fashion …

Episode 143: Writing History's Present with Anna Malaika Tubbs

September 19th, 2022

56:42

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week my guest and I cross paths not only as fellow Stanford Alums, but also as Ghanaians. Born in Mexico and raised …

Episode 142: Design Thinking Your Why with Tiambi Simms

September 13th, 2022

54:32

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week's guest fully embraces glocal citizenship; she has a place called "home" on three continents.

A Brooklyn native, …

Episode 141: Drumming and Dancing in Academia with Farai Malianga Part 2

September 6th, 2022

34:18

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week's episode is home grown in a sense as I had the chance to chat with long-time friend and collaborator, Farai …

Episode 140: Drumming and Dancing in Academia with Farai Malianga Part 1

August 30th, 2022

35:27

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week's episode is home grown in a sense as I had the chance to chat with long-time friend and collaborator, Farai …

Episode 139: Connecting Communities with Asmeret Berhe-Lumax

August 23rd, 2022

42:40

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week is all about the "local" in glocal. I'm hosting longtime friend, neighbor and soon to be public official, Asmeret Berhe-Lumax. Asmeret was born in Asmara, Eritrea, raised in …

Episode 138: Energetic Communication with Adama Sesay

August 16th, 2022

1:05:47

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
As the August moon is now on the wane, we're taking in the moon's full splendor from beginning to end in conversation with …

Episode 137: Adulting as a Third Culture Kid with Adja Sakho Part 2

August 9th, 2022

41:26

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
It's a new month, my favorite of the year, and we're kicking it off with a two part conversation that bloomed during the Dakar leg of my spring tour. Joining me for this conversation between …

Episode 136: Adulting as a Third Culture Kid with Adja Sakho Part 1

August 2nd, 2022

33:58

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
It's a new month, my favorite of the year, and we're kicking it off with a two part conversation that bloomed during the Dakar leg of my spring tour. Joining me for this conversation between …

Episode 135: Soul Food and Black Smoke Storytelling with Adrian Miller

July 26th, 2022

49:22

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week's conversation is a great complement to a favorite summer past-time and what many consider delicacy--Barbecue. …

Episode 134: Toward Unity of Purpose with Daisry Mathias

July 19th, 2022

53:44

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week on the podcast you're in for a real treat. We're journeying to Namibia in Southern Africa by way of Morocco in North Africa where my guest and I recently met. As a Namibian …

Episode 133: From Animation to Ecosystems with Adamu Waziri

July 12th, 2022

39:05

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week had to opportunity to reconnect with another of my children's educational content brethren. Abuja-based …

Episode 132: Uncommon Conversations with Dereca Blackmon Part 2

July 5th, 2022

30:31

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week on the podcast I have the first of a handful of interviews that came about in a back to the future-esque way. …

Episode 131: Uncommon Conversations with Dereca Blackmon Part 1

June 28th, 2022

35:23

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week on the podcast I have the first of a handful of interviews that came about in a back to the future-esque way. …

Episode 130: Glocally Speaking with Ronda Železný-Green, Salim Rollins and Nyamal Tutdeal

June 21st, 2022

31:51

Summer Solstice Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This year, we're saying so long to spring with a bit of a bang as here in the US--yes, I'm back in …

Episode 129: The Art of the Return with Bara Diokhané

June 14th, 2022

47:55

Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week the podcast is coming to you from my recent trip to the Dakar Biennale where I met my guest, Bara Diokhané, thanks to Muhammida El Muhajir from EP27 (

Episode 128: Rooting Youth Aspirations in Imagination with Eddie Mensah

June 7th, 2022

51:13

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week on the program we're daring to imagine a world where justice prevails and particularly where the aspirations of …

Episode 127: Crowdfunding African Agribusiness with Nana Opoku Agyeman-Prempeh

May 31st, 2022

49:26

Greeting Glocal Citizens!
In our conversation this week, I am inspired by the work of this high growth serial entrepreneur with experience building businesses in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana. As a strong …

Episode 126: Healing in Breathing with Zee Clarke

May 24th, 2022

49:40

Greetings Glocal Citizens! My guest this week is Zhalisa "Zee" Clarke founder of Reclaiming Flow, where she leverages her toolkit of meditation, …

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

May 17th, 2022

50:05

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week on the podcast we're talking innovation in migration. My guest, serial entrepreneur, Sam Baddoo joins me from …

Episode 124: Facilitating Transformation with Femi Taiwo Part 2

May 10th, 2022

34:18

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 …

Episode 123: Facilitating Transformation with Femi Taiwo Part 1

May 3rd, 2022

35:20

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 …

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

April 26th, 2022

47:12

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 …

Episode 121: A Revolution of Solutions with Luther Lawoyin

April 19th, 2022

42:33

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
As many struggle with increasing food prices and potential shortages, many Africans, particularly urban dwellers have …

Episode 120: Transitional Justice Now with Makmid Kamara Part 2

April 12th, 2022

40:22

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 …

Episode 119: Transitional Justice Now with Makmid Kamara Part 1

April 5th, 2022

33:54

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 …

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

March 29th, 2022

57:18

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 …

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

March 22nd, 2022

59:09

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week on the program, I had the opportunity to chat with Nigerian writer and activist, Ayisha Osori. Ayisha, also a …

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

March 15th, 2022

34:52

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 …

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

March 8th, 2022

29:07

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 …

Episode 114: Faith to Flow with Shailaja Menon

March 1st, 2022

54:56

March greetings Glocal Citizens!
I discovered my guest this week in conversation with friend and guest of Episode 73, Jaykumar Menon. Knowing that I practice yoga, he figured an introduction to his cousin and her latest …

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

February 22nd, 2022

50:48

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 …

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

February 15th, 2022

48:17

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 …

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

February 8th, 2022

33:34

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 …

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

February 1st, 2022

40:19

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 …

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

January 25th, 2022

32:03

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 …

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

January 18th, 2022

29:03

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 …

Episode 107: Illustrating Impact with Chidiebere Ibe

January 11th, 2022

37:52

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, …

Episode 106: Mindset Hacks to Start the New Year!

January 4th, 2022

19:06

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 …

Episode 105: Connecting Story to Substance with Brigitte Perenyi

December 28th, 2021

51:49

Holiday Greetings Glocal Citizens!
'Tis the season for gratitude, cheer and new beginnings which is exactly what this week's guest offers in story …

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

December 21st, 2021

52:04

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 …

Episode 103: Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Nyamal Tutdeal Part 2

December 14th, 2021

46:50

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
I had a great time with my guest this week who joined by for my last interview from Accra for the year. We met via another stamped and sealed Glocal Citizen Asare Adjei [Glocal Citizens - …

Episode 102: Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Nyamal Tutdeal Part 1

December 7th, 2021

41:58

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
I had a great time with my guest this week who joined me for my last interview from Accra for the year. We met via another stamped and sealed Glocal Citizen Asare Adjei [Glocal Citizens - …

Episode 101: Thoughts on AI and Wellness with Nadhir Douma

November 30th, 2021

46:38

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
Ten years on, after the Arab Spring bloomed, we're taking a virtual tour to Tunisia. There I met with Nadhir Douma a ICT specialist with an eye on continuous improvement of the human …

Episode 100: Making the Most of the Return with Ivy Prosper

November 23rd, 2021

53:51

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
As of this week we've been on this journey for 100 Episodes!! Hurray :)
and thank you all for joining me on this mission. I continue to be very much committed to manifesting a new world one …

Episode 99: From Activist Musician to Building Innovator with Yaw "Zoh Zoh" Boateng

November 16th, 2021

57:03

Greetings Glocal Citizens! I'm live on the streets of Accra this week on the podcast with my guest, Yaw "Zoh Zoh" Boateng. He is a Ghanaian activist musician and builder transforming items typically thought as waste …

Episode 98: A Few Good Things with Tina Mbachu

November 9th, 2021

49:41

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
My guest this week comes to us from Toronto, Canada by way of her native Cameroon. Tina Mbachu is a bilingual, social impact specialist and international development professional focused on …

Episode 97: In Pursuit of Humanity United with Kehinde Togun

October 26th, 2021

51:06

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
Around this time last year, the world--Africa particular witnessed the rise of a new and notable class of activists in the …

Episode 96: Fighting for Honor with Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi Part 2

October 19th, 2021

33:54

Greetings Glocal Citizen!
For this two part conversation we're continuing on a narrative transformation path in conversation with another writer, author and researcher--meet Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi author of Fighting for …

Episode 95: Fighting for Honor with Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi Part 1

October 12th, 2021

33:25

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
For this two part conversation we're continuing on a narrative transformation path in conversation with another writer, author and researcher--meet Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi author of Fighting for …

Episode 94: Giving to Help, Helping to Give with Dr. Bhekinkosi Moyo

October 5th, 2021

1:03:49

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week we're venturing down to South Africa where we meet one of Africa's most prominent experts on African philanthropy. Dr. Bhekinkosi Moyo, born and raised in Zimbabwe--now based in …

Episode 93: Unpacking Complicated Issues with Sef Ashiagbor

September 28th, 2021

54:58

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

It's a new season and across the globe elections and government transitions are top of mind and all over the headlines. For professionals like my guest this week, Ghanaian-American, Sefakor …

Episode 92: Pathways to Digital Citizenship with Ronda Železný-Green

September 21st, 2021

48:44

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

My guest this week has travelled to more than 60 countries and worked on five continents. Currently based in southern Spain, Dr. Ronda Železný-Green is a digital changemaker creating social …

Episode 91: A LiveWell Initiative for Africa with Adebisi Bright Part 2

September 14th, 2021

34:49

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
For our next two-part conversation we're discussing health policy solutions for living well in Africa with my guest, CEO …

Episode 90: A LiveWell Initiative for Africa with Adebisi Bright Part 1

September 7th, 2021

41:19

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
For our next two-part conversation we're discussing health policy solutions for living well in Africa with my guest, CEO …

Episode 89: Modeling a Life of Art and Experiences with Elizabeth Rollins-Moskowitz

August 31st, 2021

47:23

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week on the podcast it's our first family affair. In a one year later flashback, I had the pleasure of meeting …

Episode 87: Jumping and Pivoting into Beautiful Spaces with Jackie Edwards-Flowers

August 17th, 2021

1:12:03

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
Earlier this month the world's eyes turned to Tokyo, Japan for the long awaited 2020 Summer Olympics which inspired me to connect with a former Stanford University track and field teammate, …

Episode 86: The Long and Short of Filmmaking with Will Niava Part 2

August 10th, 2021

43:19

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
We're welcoming August with a doubleheader featuring Will Niava, an award winning Ivorian-Ghanaian film director based but not bound to Montréal, Canada. After his education in film …

Episode 85: The Long and Short of Filmmaking with Will Niava Part 1

August 3rd, 2021

40:00

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

We're welcoming August with a doubleheader featuring Will Niava, an award winning Ivorian-Ghanaian film director based but not bound to Montréal, Canada. After his education in film …

Episode 84: An Artist Blooms in Brooklyn with Beverley Watson

July 27th, 2021

47:34

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week I meet with another artist with Caribbean roots. Beverley Watson is a ceramic sculptor, art therapist and …

Episode 83: The Path of a Global Solutionist with Ivonne Cameron

July 20th, 2021

1:00:06

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
My guest this week is Panamanian-American, Ivonne F. Cameron. Another serial entrepreneur, Ivonne who is based in the Washington, D.C. Area is currently CEO of ISE International Group, a …

Episode 82: From Building Construction to Building Leaders with Mustapha Njie

July 13th, 2021

54:25

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
My guest this week is Gambian real estate mogul, Mustapha "Youthman" Njie. Mr. Njie has over 30 years of proven experience …

Episode 81: Making Visible the Unremembered with La Vaughn Belle Part 2

July 6th, 2021

22:01

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
In the next conversation it's a "Throwback Tuesday" as I reconnect with another old friend who is taking us on a journey …

Episode 80: Making Visible the Unremembered with La Vaughn Belle Part 1

June 29th, 2021

42:48

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
In the next conversation it's a "Throwback Tuesday" as I reconnect with another old friend who is taking us on a journey …

Episode 79: On Science and Imagination with Chinedu Echeruo

June 22nd, 2021

55:28

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
I've crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed safely in NYC for my annual #BKSummer. My guest this week takes me back to my …

Episode 78: Cultivating a Productive Pandemic Pivot with Maya Gilliam

June 15th, 2021

44:11

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week I had the treat of hosting a woman with sights on a healing revolution. Maya Gilliam is a serial entrepreneur …

Episode 77: Pioneering African Edutainment with Nisha Ligon

June 8th, 2021

49:23

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week's episode is close to heart. I have as my guest Bangkok born, VA raised, globally trained and now achieving honorary Mbongo status in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Nisha Ligon, a social …

Episode 76: Making Space for Transformation with Elvina Quaison

June 1st, 2021

58:04

June greetings Glocal Citizens! We're nearly halfway through "the year after" and in the spirit of reimagining spaces and places for our new next, my guest this week is all about personal development. Elvina Quaison, a …

Episode 75: Investing in Future Africa with Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

May 25th, 2021

41:58

African Unity Day Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week we're back in Nigeria with one of Forbes' 30 under 30 in Enterprise Technology. Starting his …

Episode 74: Writing and Styling with Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

May 18th, 2021

48:22

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
My guest this week comes to us from Queens, New York by way of Accra, Ghana. She is Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, the author of Powder Necklace, which Publishers Weekly called "a winning debut." …

Episode 73: Open Source Solutions with Jaykumar Menon

May 11th, 2021

50:35

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week my guest is a social entrepreneur that is on the cutting edge of solving for some of our most pressing global …

Episode 72: Developing Visionary Spaces with Kofi Anku

May 4th, 2021

47:10

May greetings Glocal Citizens! It's a new month and on the heals of May Day celebrations in many parts of the world, my guest this week is a shining example of job creation in an emerging economy. Kofi Anku is a …

Episode 71: Empowering African Creatives with Buddha Blaze

April 27th, 2021

52:09

Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're back in Nairobi this week and we're talking the business of being a creative in Africa. Moses Mbasu, better known as Buddha Blaze is the Talent Manager at BLAZE Kenya and Creative …

Episode 70: A Medicanja Evolution with Andray Mckenzie

April 20th, 2021

1:04:24

420 Greetings Glocal Citizens!
In observation of what is now International Cannabis Appreciation Day, we're going to the home of "Cannabis Culture" …

Episode 69: Toward Designing a Digital Self with Troy White Part 2

April 13th, 2021

26:55

Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're journeying to Nairobi by way of Philly and along the way learning age old insights in the branding and media space …

Episode 68: Toward Designing a Digital Self with Troy White Part 1

April 6th, 2021

34:56

Greetings Glocal Citizens! We're journeying to Nairobi by way of Philly and along the way learning age old insights in the branding and media space …

Episode 67: The Future is Female with Claudine Moore

March 30th, 2021

1:03:45

Greetings Glocal Citizens! In this final installment of my March herstory tribute, I'm happy to host yet another inspirational entrepreneur and consummate #GlocalCitizen. Claudine Moore is British born and raised, with …

Episode 66: Storytelling for Structural Change with Esther Armah

March 23rd, 2021

59:08

Kɛ ɔde ɛ Glocal Citizens! I'm greeting you in the father tongue of this week's guest, Esther Armah, Founder and Executive Director of The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice - a global institute providing emotionality …

Episode 65: On Mentoring African Entrepreneurs with Toyin Dania

March 16th, 2021

58:51

Greetings Glocal Citizens! My guest this week is Nigerian Brit, Toyin Dania. Toyin is an Entrepreneurial Specialist, currently with @MESTAfrica where she is the project manager for the Digilogic project aimed at …

Episode 64: Humanitarian CoCreating with Sarah Adeyinka Part 2

March 9th, 2021

32:02

Ẹ n lẹ [en-le] Glocal Citizens! That's "hello" in Yoruba which is hometown glocal speak for this week's guest, Sarah Adeyinka. Sarah is a humanitarian researcher currently carrying out research on exploitation, human …

Episode 63: Humanitarian CoCreating with Sarah Adeyinka Part 1

March 2nd, 2021

38:00

Ẹ n lẹ [en-le] Glocal Citizens! That's "hello" in Yoruba which is hometown glocal speak for this week's guest, Sarah Adeyinka. Sarah is a humanitarian researcher currently carrying out research on exploitation, human …

Episode 62: An African Hempire in the making with Nana Kwaku Agyemang Part 2

February 23rd, 2021

40:02

Greetings from Ghana Glocal Citizens!

I'm back in Accra and diving into a hot topic across the globe - Cannabis: to free or not to free the weed. This week my guest is the Founder and President of the Hempire [Hemp] …

Episode 61: An African Hempire in the making with Nana Kwaku Agyemang Part 1

February 16th, 2021

36:44

Greetings from Ghana Glocal Citizens!

I'm back in Accra and diving into a hot topic across the globe - Cannabis: to free or not to free the weed. This week my guest is the Founder and President of the Hempire [Hemp] …

Episode 60: Investing in Urban Improvement with Jonas Parby

February 9th, 2021

43:16

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week's guest is my first "World Banker." Born and raised in Denmark and currently based in Nepal, Jonas Ingemann Parby is a Senior Urban Specialist in the South Asia Region with the …

Episode 59: Empowering L'Afrique Femme with Aissata Sidibé N'dia

February 2nd, 2021

59:08

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

In preparation for this week's episode, I was excited to spend some time tuning my Francophone ears AND eyes watching episodes of African Woman 2.0, hosted by my guest, Aissata Sidibé N’Dia, …

Episode 58: Uncovering Truth in News with Milton Allimadi Part 2

January 26th, 2021

40:11

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

We're straddling borders between East Africa and New York City on this week's episode as I visit with Milton Allimadi, publisher of The Black Star News. He is also the author of 'The Hearts …

Episode 57: Uncovering Truth in News with Milton Allimadi Part 1

January 19th, 2021

34:37

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
We're straddling borders between East Africa and New York City on this week's episode as I visit with Milton Allimadi, publisher of The Black Star News. He is also the author of 'The Hearts …

Episode 56: In a Holy Room with Somi Kakoma

January 12th, 2021

51:52

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week we meet another creative mover and shaker, literally. Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed vocalist & songwriter, Somi Kakoma has built a career of …

Episode 55: The Power of the Pen with Sala Patterson

January 5th, 2021

53:45

Happy New Year Glocal Citizens!

We're starting 2021 on a "write" note. This week my guest is Sala Elise Patterson, a communication, content and brand strategist, and writer. Sala began her career as an editor at Conde …

Episode 54: Infusing Technology into Anti-Corruption and Advocacy with Joy Namunoga Part 2

December 29th, 2020

31:20

Holiday Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week my guest is Joy Namunoga, currently an Advocacy Officer in Governance and Social Accountability at …

Episode 53: Infusing Technology into Anti-Corruption and Advocacy with Joy Namunoga Part 1

December 22nd, 2020

36:20

Holiday Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week my guest is Joy Namunoga, currently an Advocacy Officer in Governance and Social Accountability at …

Episode 52: On Being a Protagonist with Jason Page

December 15th, 2020

47:17

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week my guest is adopted Londoner, Jason Page.

Before relocating nearly 12 years ago, Jason called Brooklyn, Denver, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Chattanooga "home" at points in his …

Episode 51: Portal into Agro-forestry with Wellington Baiden

December 8th, 2020

55:22

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

We've been together a whole year already..Hurray!!
I thank you for tuning in with me and my guests week after week for …

Episode 50: Let's talk about Beauty by Baze Mpinja

December 1st, 2020

54:02

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week "B" stands for "beauty" and Baze Mpinja, a Congolese-American writer, editor and consultant based in …

Episode 49: Real Egypt with Samir Abbass Part 2

November 24th, 2020

23:12

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

We're in Africa (by way of Spain) this week and its a real roots conversation with CEO and owner of premier travel and …

Episode 48: Real Egypt with Samir Abbass Part 1

November 17th, 2020

39:55

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

We're in Africa (by way of Spain) this week and its a real roots conversation with CEO and owner of premier travel and …

Episode 47: On Mythology and Humanity's "Ever Fonky Lowdown" with Wynton Marsalis

November 10th, 2020

45:49

Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week I had the great treat of meeting the Maestro Wynton Marsalis, managing and artistic director of Jazz @ Lincoln …

Episode 46: Finding your "Miraculous Me" with Karishma Singh Kelsey Part 2

November 3rd, 2020

27:34

Kia ora Glocal Citizens!

That's Māori for "hello." We're globetrotting across many oceans for this two part conversation taking us to New Zealand where we meet social entrepreneur, Karishma Singh Kelsey of Karishma …

Episode 45: Finding your "Miraculous Me" with Karishma Singh Kelsey Part 1

October 27th, 2020

39:37

Kia ora Glocal Citizens!

That's Māori for "hello." We're globetrotting across many oceans for this two part conversation taking us to New Zealand where we meet social entrepreneur, Karishma Singh Kelsey of Karishma …

Episode 44: Impact Investing for Diverse, Inclusive Growth with Tara Sabre Collier

October 20th, 2020

35:25

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week I catch up with Tara Sabre Collier. She’s a UK-based international strategist and impact investment …

Episode 43: Impacting African Health on the Go with Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo Part 2

October 13th, 2020

39:08

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week we meet Founder and President of African Health Now, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo. AHN is a community-based organization that provides primary health care to women, children and families in …

Episode 42: Impacting African Health on the Go with Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo Part 1

October 6th, 2020

43:05

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week we meet Founder and President of African Health Now, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo. AHN is a community-based organization that provides primary health care to women, children and families in …

Episode 41: Empowering Patients using Healthtech Interconnectivity with Dr. Muri Raifu Part 2

September 29th, 2020

30:46

Autumn Glocal Citizens!

For the next two episodes, we’ll be visiting with healthtech entrepreneur and neurosurgeon, Dr. Muri Raifu. Muri is another …

Episode 40: Empowering Patients using Healthtech Interconnectivity with Dr. Muri Raifu Part 1

September 22nd, 2020

26:18

Autumn Glocal Citizens!

For the next two episodes, we’ll be visiting with healthtech entrepreneur and neurosurgeon, Dr. Muri Raifu. Muri is another …

Episode 39: More Love Now with Kenny Allen Part 2

September 15th, 2020

30:54

Selam Glocal Citizens!

We’re back in East Africa by way of Washington D.C. for this two part conversation with singer, songwriter, music producer and designer, Kenny Allen. Kenny is a singer/songwriter/music producer …

Episode 38: More Love Now with Kenny Allen Part 1

September 8th, 2020

25:27

Selam Glocal Citizens!

We’re back in East Africa by way of Washington D.C. for this two part conversation with singer, songwriter, music producer and designer, Kenny Allen. Kenny is a singer/songwriter/music producer …

Episode 37: Soul Flowing with Salim Rollins

September 1st, 2020

50:35

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

We’re getting mindful this week on the podcast. I'm with the Co-Director of Synergy Yoga in Nairobi, Salim Rollins. …

Episode 36: STEM as a Tool for Social Change with Amanda Obidike

August 25th, 2020

36:41

Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my guest is Amanda "Chirpy” Obidike, founder and Executive Director of Stemi Makers Africa. Amanda's expertise span from Project management and Operations, Education and Community …

Episode 35: Amplifying Literacy with Cliff Schmidt

August 18th, 2020

42:35

Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we meet Cliff Schmidt, is the Executive Director of Amplio Network, a Seattle-based nonprofit that provides …

Episode 34: Seeding Snacks of Africa with Stacey Enyame

August 11th, 2020

45:47

Hello again Glocal Citizens! My guest this week is Stacey Enyame, Founder and Chief Snacker at Snacks of Africa. In this fun-filled conversation we learn more about Stacey’s journey as the daughter of Ghanaian …

Episode 33: From Festivals to Forests with Kofi Debrah

August 4th, 2020

35:09

Greetings Glocal Citizens! My guest this week is a farmer after my own heart. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Oko Forests in Ghana. Oko Forests …

Episode 32: Storytelling Sans Frontieres with Chiké Frankie Edozien Part 2

July 28th, 2020

44:10

Greetings Glocal Citizens! We have another two-part conversation featuring writer, journalist, professor and currently Director of New York University Accra, Chiké Frankie Edozien. Like me, NYU is also his alma mater. …

Episode 31: Storytelling Sans Frontieres with Chiké Frankie Edozien

July 21st, 2020

28:44

Greetings Glocal Citizens! We have another two-part conversation featuring writer, journalist, professor and currently Director of New York University Accra, Chiké Frankie Edozien. Like me, NYU is also his alma mater. …

Episode 30: Global Creating and Building Capacity with Yana Fleming Part 2

July 14th, 2020

39:49

S̄wạs̄dī Glocal Citizens! (That’s Thai for “hello!”) Over the next two episodes you’ll be getting to know my next guest, the consummate glocal citizens poster child, Yana Fleming. Yana hails from Washington, D.C. where …

Episode 29: Global Creating and Building Capacity with Yana Fleming Part 1

July 7th, 2020

43:51

S̄wạs̄dī Glocal Citizens! (That’s Thai for “hello!”) Over the next two episodes you’ll be getting to know my next guest, the consummate glocal citizens poster child, Yana Fleming. Yana hails from Washington, D.C. where …

Episode 28: Scaling Up Africa with Olivia Asiedu-Ntow

June 30th, 2020

46:56

Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week my dynamic diaspora is Olivia Asiedu-Ntow, Co-founder and COO of Scale-up Africa. ScaleUp was born out of the need to develop, grow and sustain SME’s across Africa with emphasis on …

Episode 27: On Becoming Borderless with Muhammida El Muhajir

June 23rd, 2020

39:46

Greetings Glocal Citizens! Last weekend, June 19th marked a more widespread interest and awareness around the observance of Juneteenth, the day when slavery ended in “earnest” for black people in America. I mention this …

Episode 26: Unpacking Africa and Future-casting with Emmanuel Agbeko Gamor

June 16th, 2020

42:25

"The best time to have planted a tree is 10 years ago, the next best time is now.”
~ Chinese Proverb

Hello Glocal Citizens! "What the what?” is the first thing that comes to mind when I look back on the past few …

Episode 25: Three C’s - Corruption, Crime and Coaching with Leye Adenle

June 9th, 2020

51:53

Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week we have a refreshing conversation with Nigerian author, Leye Adenle. Leye (pronounced Leye, not Leia like in Princes Leia) has written a number of short stories under his own name, …

Episode 24: Globetrotting, Facebook and Sci-Fi with Akua Gykekye

June 2nd, 2020

43:38

This episode marks my last conversation from the road for the time being. Wrapping up my Winter 2020 tour, I had the pleasure of meeting with Akua Gyekye at a bustling London eatery—please pardon the sound. Akua is …

Episode 23: The Evolution of a Specialist Generalist with Kwame Acheampong Part 2

May 26th, 2020

35:04

From Lagos, I traveled to London in early March 2020 where I met COO of LinkCommerce.com, Kwame Acheampong. Kwame is another of those definitive glocal citizens that I love to visit with. Ghanaian by parentage, he …

Episode 22: The Evolution of a Specialist Generalist with Kwame Acheampong Part 1

May 19th, 2020

28:32

From Lagos, I traveled to London in early March 2020 where I met COO of LinkCommerce.com, Kwame Acheampong. Kwame is another of those definitive glocal citizens that I love to visit with. Ghanaian by parentage, he …

Episode 21: Afrobeat and Science Fiction with Funsho Ogundipe

May 12th, 2020

46:28

For this week’s episode, I am rounding out my Lagos tour with a visit to the famed @JazzholeLagos cafe and bookshop in Ikoyi where I met Funsho …

Episode 20: In Pursuit and African Entrepreneurship with Osaretin Oswald Guobadia

May 5th, 2020

27:48

Greetings, Glocal Citizens! In this interview, I am still in Lagos, Nigeria at the offices of Osaretin Oswald Guobadia, co-founder, EVP and COO of …

Episode 19: The “Cycology” of an Accidental Banker with Amaechi Okobi

April 28th, 2020

41:02

Greetings, Glocal Citizens! One of my last trips of 2020 was to Lagos, Nigeria where I took in the 2020 edition of Social Media Week Lagos and met up with a few long-time friends. First up is Amaechi Okobi, Group Head …

Episode 18: Into the Woods with Asio Highsmith: The Art and Craft of Forging New Relationships with the Environment Part 3

April 14th, 2020

19:28

Welcome back Glocal Citizens! Thanks for joining us for the third and final installment of our conversation with Bushcraft entrepreneur, Asio Highsmith. in this episode, we dive deeper into the art and craft of forging …

Episode 17: Into the Woods with Asio Highsmith: The Art and Craft of Forging New Relationships with the Environment Part 2

April 6th, 2020

14:47

Hello all, thanks for joining me for another episode of Glocal Citizens. I am currently in Accra, Ghana social distancing and on lockdown like most of the world in an effort to stay safe and stem the spread of COVID-19, …

Episode 16: Into the Woods with Asio Highsmith: The Art and Craft of Forging New Relationships with the Environment Part 1

March 31st, 2020

24:01

Greetings Glocal Citizens! For the next few episodes we'll be digging deep into the mind of Actor/Model/Entrepreneur, Asio Highsmith. On screens and print you may have seen Asio in some of our all time TV favs like Sex …

Episode 15: Travel Enthusiast Edem Adzaho Talks Adaptability in Career Development and Lifestyle

March 24th, 2020

31:07

Hello again from Reykjavik! This week I'm sitting down with another fellow podcaster and Ghanaian, Edem Adzaho. Edem is a Writer, Educator and traveller, who is passionate about helping people take steps in the …

Episode 14: Content Creation, Delegating and All Things Iceland with Jewells Chambers

March 17th, 2020

32:07

In this episode I'm in Reykjavik, Iceland getting my full winter on adjusting to six hours of daylight while gazing out at sideways blowing, sleety …

Episode 13: Tourism, Art and Forging a path to dual citizenship with Jamaican-Ghanaian Morris Sinclair

March 10th, 2020

23:19

This week my guest is Jamaican-Ghanaian Morris Sinclair, founder of Motherland Media, a PR and tourism marketing focused on promoting Ghana as the …

Episode 12: Art, Architecture and Affirmations with Asare Adjei - Part 2

February 18th, 2020

16:15

Welcome back to the Glocal Citizens Podcast. We'll be spending the next two episodes with interdisciplinary artist, photographer, and architect--Asare Adjei. Asare is a Ghanaian-British living and working between London …

Episode 11: Art, Architecture and Affirmations with Asare Adjei - Part 1

February 11th, 2020

17:10

Welcome back to the Glocal Citizens Podcast. We'll be spending the next two episodes with interdisciplinary artist, photographer, and architect--Asare Adjei. Asare is a Ghanaian-British living and working between London …

Episode 10: Driving Social Change and Innovation with Valerie Labi, Country Director @iDEglobal.org

February 4th, 2020

28:23

This week we meet social innovator, Valarie Labi at the iDE-International Development Enterprises offices in the heart of Accra's innovation hub in Osu. Valarie is the iDE Country Director and founder of Sama Sama, a …

Episode 9: Florence Adu and Nana Amoako-Anin talk Bliss in Accra and Beyond - Part 2

January 28th, 2020

17:26

In Part 2, we pick pick up the conversation with an introduction to the newest offering in Nana’s bliss portfolio, the Bliss Wellness Center, and we …

Episode 8: Florence Adu and Nana Amoako-Anin talk Bliss in Accra and Beyond - Part 1

January 21st, 2020

19:43

Hello Glocal Citizens! For the next two part interview, I visit with Nana Amoako-Anin, founder and owner of Bliss Yoga Accra and the Bliss Wellness Center at her lovely home in Accra, Ghana. In Part 1, Nana tells us …

Episode 7: Glocal Citizens with Amma Gyampo

January 15th, 2020

24:50

This week, Glocal Citizens is coming to you from the DANN Residence in the East Legon neighborhood of Accra, Ghana. Our guest is DANN Residence owner, Amma Gyampo. Amma is an Entrepreneur at heart and advisor to …

Episode 6: Glocal Citizens with Leslie Bentil, Founder and Director of Gutta Soles

January 8th, 2020

20:49

Hello again, Glocal Citizens! This week I catch up with Ghanaian-American entrepreneur, Leslie Bentil of Gutta Soles from his current home base in …

Episode 5: Florence Adu Talks with Emmanuel Etim, Founder and Producer Refined Creative Part 2

December 31st, 2019

19:45

In Part 2 of our conversation, Emmanuel goes into detail about what it takes to be a non-fiction storyteller in Africa, the ins and outs of working with major networks such as CNN and National Geographic, and what’s on …

Episode 4: Florence Adu Talks with Emmanuel Etim, Founder and Producer Refined Creative

December 24th, 2019

24:46

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

My guest for the next two episodes is Emmanuel Etim, founder of Refined Creative. Emmanuel is a Nigerian-American that now calls Accra home base of operations offering production and training …

Episode 3: Florence Adu Talks with Cordie Aziz of Environment360 Part 2

December 17th, 2019

22:29

In Part 2, we delve into the business of waste in Ghana and how Environment360 is making an impact with their programs in schools and in increasing …

Episode 2: Florence Adu Talks with Cordie Aziz of Environment360

December 10th, 2019

19:28

I’m excited to launch the Glocal Citizens Podcast with one of my favorite people here in Accra, Ghana. In this episode, I meet with Cordie Aziz, Founder and Executive Director of Environment360 at her office in the …

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