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Brandi and James explore the "shop talk" of those engaging in cross cultural living and work. Having lived and worked cross culturally they will draw from their own experiences and interview others along the way.
Jun 30, 2022
Season 2 Episode 4: Leadership Coaching with Keith Webb
Listen to the latest episode of Shop Talk: with Brandi and James as they interview Keith Webb to talk about Coaching and why coaching skills are an essential for good leadership. Keith Webb is a coach, trainer and author. He advocates for a different kind of leadership, one that works on-the-go with people everywhere. He lived […]
Feb 4, 2022
Season 2 Episode 3 “The Couch” with Paula Wong
Join Shop Talk with Brandi and James as they talk with Paula Wong about her work with cross cultural workers. Dr. Wong was trained in Australia and now lives in Switzerland where she covers a broad range of issues in her Counseling Practice primarily with cross cultural workers. Through her work Paula holds an unshakable […]
Dec 20, 2021
Season 2 Episode 2: Merry Cross Cultural Christmas
Join Shop Talk with Brandi and James as they interview friends from around the world gaining insights at ways to celebrate Christmas cross culturally. Special thanks to guests Mary Lou Smyth, Christopher Arnold, Tim Robinson and Randi Israel! Thanks to Alex_MakeMusic from Pixabay for the free Christmas music in the podcast!
Nov 8, 2021
Season 2 Episode 1: Having FUN!
Jul 9, 2021
Depression Part 2 (Episode 13)
In this episode Brandi and James get a little deeper into what to do about depression. One of the big keys is growing in self awareness so you know when you need help and how to get it. It is easy to ask someone to help you move because it is obviously a two person […]
Jun 8, 2021
Resilience with Geoff Whiteman, LMF (Shop Talk Episode 12)
Join Brandi and James as they interview Geoff Whiteman, LMF discussing his research on resiliency and cross cultural workers. His study was completed by 892 workers representing 41 nationalities and serving in 148 countries. He will be speaking a Missio Nexus in September https://missionexus.org/innovate-2021/ on what the data said about organizations and resilience. Visit his […]
May 27, 2021
Depression – Part 1
Notes from the episode If the number of people depressed globally every year represented a country’s population, it would be one of the biggest countries in the world ( Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression annually (WHO).) In this first episode James and Brandi discuss what depression is and how […]
Apr 27, 2021
TCK part 3 with Dr. Lindsay Stone
TCK’s and Trauma focusing on the research of Dr. Lindsay Stone. Dr. Stone is a TCK/MK herself and her research focused on stories of TCK’s and identified specific trauma categories they often experience.
Apr 3, 2021
Episode 9: TCK part 2
One thing the globally mobile lifestyle requires from us all is to adjust to change. In Third Culture Kids: Growing up among Worlds, David C. Pollock and Ruth Van Reken introduced the concept of ‘building a RAFT’ to help ease us and our children through moves to new cultures. RAFT stands for: Reconciliation Affirmation Farewells Think […]
Mar 26, 2021
TCK – Part 1
(Third Culture Kids) Families in Global Transition resources www.figt.org Lauren Wells coaching, training & resources www.tcktraining.com Interaction International resources https://interactionintl.org/resources/ TCK Connect groups https://interactionintl.org/programs/tck-connect/ Third Culture Kids In this publication, the authors explore the experiences of those who have become known as third culture kids (TCKs) – children who grow up or spend a significant […]