That question. “Where are you from?”
How does someone who doesn’t really belong anywhere respond?
Today I’m chatting with Özlem Özkan, who, in her own words, is a culturally diverse woman, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Born and raised in The Netherlands, comes from Turkish parents, and has lived and travelled all over the world. She’s a teacher, founder, podcaster, author and coach.
She talks to us about the identity clashes she faced growing up in the Netherlands, coming from Turkish parents.
We hear what she’s learned about human beings as a result of growing up as a number of different cultures and traveling to so many different places.
And what happened in her life that almost immediately got rid of some extremely deep-rooted biases, judgements and fears.
She talks about how living in Istanbul shaped her life and what she's doing now. And finishes with some advice we should all take to heart.
Have a listen and be inspired.
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If you would like to get in touch with Ozlem or find out more, you can find more about her here:
Tired of not reaching your goals? Make lasting change happen through Ozlem’s coaching here: https://www.ozkanozlem.com/coaching
Do you wonder what it can look like to break free and be your true self? Ozlem takes you on a fascinating self-awareness journey through her book The Student.
The Bridging Podcast: through the themes of personal growth, cultural diversity, and entrepreneurship after each episode, you will get inspired and learn tools on how to level up yourself and your surroundings. https://bridging.simplecast.com/
Özlem’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ozkanozlem/
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