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May 14th, 2024

Beyond Borders

  1. Beyond Borders Lori Adams-Brown 50:36

Are you ready for a living abroad story with an unexpected twist? What if I told you that a TCK, who has traversed the globe and faced earthquake disasters, is now crowd-funding a memoir that unveils his journey through polarized worlds? This is not your ordinary travelogue. Join me in uncovering the heart-wrenching and inspiring stories that have shaped Michael Sullivan’s life. Stay tuned for a peek into a world where personal growth and societal impact collide in unexpected ways. Trust me, this is a narrative you don’t want to miss.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the transformative benefits of therapy for personal growth and self-awareness.
  • Navigate the unique challenges and growth opportunities of being a Third Culture Kid.
  • Unleash the power of personal storytelling through memoir writing for self-discovery and connection.
  • Learn how to build bridges and foster understanding in a polarized world.
  • Explore the profound impact of immigration on personal and societal levels.

My special guest is Michael Sullivan

As the host of the “Where Are You From? A TCK Podcast,” Michael Sullivan brings a wealth of personal and professional experiences to the table. Growing up and living as an expat in different countries, from Thailand to the Philippines, and now residing in Turkey as an English language expert, Michael’s journey as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) is both captivating and insightful. His forthcoming book, “Building Bridges: Can We Love and Relate in a Polarized World,” dives into the impact of immigration and the challenges of cultural identity, offering a fresh and empathetic take on these pertinent issues. With his unique blend of memoir storytelling and global perspective, Michael is a compelling guest for anyone seeking personal growth, self-awareness, and a deeper understanding of the world’s diverse cultures.

We don’t have to be completely comfortable with the way other people think, but we certainly can learn something from them. – Michael Sullivan

The key moments in this episode are:

00:00:02 – Introduction to the Podcast and Guest

00:01:03 – Sponsorship and Personal Growth

00:02:40 – Welcoming Michael Sullivan

00:05:28 – Connection through Global Experiences

00:12:21 – Immigration and Understanding Perspectives

00:16:03 – Journey from Venezuela to New Mexico

00:17:12 – Unresolved Grief and Pain

00:18:07 – Bridging First and Third Worlds

00:20:51 – Overcoming Fear and Embracing Differences

00:31:53 – Hope for the Future

00:33:25 – The importance of understanding others

00:34:48 – The necessity of facing challenges

00:37:03 – The process of healing and growth

00:40:17 – Finding purpose in adversity

00:43:53 – Crowdfunding the book

00:48:02 – Building Bridges and Making a Difference

00:48:40 – Exclusive Interview with Michael Sullivan

00:49:15 – Join the Difference Maker Community

00:49:40 – Connect and Share in the Community

00:50:28 – Keep Making a Difference

Lori Adams-Brown Podcast Host & Producer

Lori Adams-Brown is Senior Manager, Global Leadership and Development in a Silicon Valley tech company, hosts the A World of Difference podcast, speaks internationally on global leadership development and sits on the board of Justice Revival where she is helping to pass the ERA with people of faith. As a former international relief & development leader, Lori has led diverse global teams in multiple cultures and has lived in Singapore, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Jason and 3 teens.

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