Are you a creative living abroad? Looking for advice on how to integrate and set up a business? Join Catharina, multilingual nomad, YouTuber and journalist on her journey around the globe, interviewing creatives about the lives they left behind and the dreams they built. Spark your imagination, find opportunities, navigate culture and form new connections. If you are an aspiring or established creative or simply want to hear extraordinary stories about people starting from scratch then this podcast is for you!
Scene 1: Who is affected by the mental health epidemic? [04:24]
Scene 2: Suicide risks amongst content creators [19:26]
Scene 3: What is the danger of over-exposing mental health issues? How to get help… [37:30]
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Scene 1: Starting Over – Switzerland [04:34]
Devorah talks about:
Scene 2: More than just a plant [22:33]
Scene 3: I want a garden [42:20]
Tips on how to start a garden, keeping it practical, easy and edible.
Part 1: Unlikely Inspiration [3:50]
Dave saw coffee being roasted for the first time on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. This sparked the beginning of Rounton Coffee Roasters. Dave explains his journey from engineering to coffee roasting.
Part 2: Chaos [15:19]
We talk in more detail about business ventures. Using Rounton Coffee as an example, he share advice on how to set up everything from finding the right team to funding and adap...
In this episode I mention Matt D'Avella's philosophy on 'slow growth' and how it has influenced my own approach to content creation and running a creative business. Find out more out about Matt and Slow Growth: https://slowgrowth.com/
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Scene 1: The Battle of Audio and Video [03:17]
As a writing prodigy, having published her first book at 17,
Scene 2: The Relationship between SEO & Social Media [13:37]
We discuss the overlap between SEO and social media. More specifically, Morissa shares:
Scene 1: The Transition out of Film [03:30]
After a 35-year career in film as a director, why did Jeff decide to leave the industry? In particular, we touch on:
Scene 2: Travel - Self-discovery and creativity [16:55]
Travel helps us realise things about ourselves we wouldn...
Scene 1: The Battle to Fit In [03:00]
Born in Kenya, Robert moved to the Caribbean island of Antigua and then back to Kenya, where he now embraces the 'crazy life'. We discuss:
Scene 2: Creative Rebellions [24:08]
Robert delves into questions of:
Scene 1: App Developer from Russia [02:55]
Mark moved from Russia to America as a teenager. We find out:
Scene 2: Why don’t artists earn money? [11:34]
Friends and family [2:48]
How do you lessen the sting of isolation in a foreign country?
Secure a job before you go? Set up your own business? Or simply wing it?
What if you can't speak the language? (Check out for more tips! Ep 46 Fluent cultural integration with Fernando Perez)
Comfort Zone [09:34]
How do you overcome the fear of leaving your comfort zone? (Check out for inspiration! Ep 43 I've hit...
Scene 1: Firefighter in North Shields [03:44]
"You don't only need to have one life..." Zoë discusses:
Scene 2: Chocolate Creations on Insta [16:25]
Zoë explains how she:
Scene 1: From Cantabria to the University of Surrey [04:15]
Fernando moved to the UK during the financial crisis in Spain, going from couch potato to Spanish Professor at the University of Surrey. He explains how he built a successful career at a university in England.
Scene 2: Shall I go, or shall I stay? Expat Dilemmas [15:30]
Having bought a house, developing online courses for the university, he and his wife made an unexpected dec...
Scene 1: The Inventor [04:15]
Devin specialises in patent law for small businesses as he is both an entrepreneur and lawyer. He explains exactly what kind of service patent lawyers offer.
Scene 2: The Thief [15:30]
Devin delves into common IP questions:
Scene 1: Broken Dreams [03:27]
Romina explains why her American Dream initially crumbled and how she escaped a toxic marriage and alcoholism.
Scene 2: Picking up the pieces through HOPE [19:05]
By applying a positive mindset and HOPE - Help One Person Everyday - she started her own Marketing and PR agency Six 7 Radius and podcast. She shares:
A short taster of up-coming episodes. What can you expect? Discussions on navigating culture, finding opportunities, forming connections, sparking your imagination (and occasionally moving and immigration logistics.)
Guests featured in the trailer:
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A Day in the Life of a Yoga Instructor
Inspired by time spent working in America, where he was introduced to yoga, Mike went to India to do his yoga training. When he returned home to the North East of England, he wanted to set up a yoga business like no other.
Scene 1: I'm sorry [04:51]
We discuss Megan's decision to break away from her Christian upbringing, the consequences of her decision and how it freed her to explore life's nuances beyond black and white, right and wrong.
Scene 2: I'm not sorry [18:38]
Quitting a traditional 9-5 job, allowed Megan to also explore what she really wanted to do in life. We discuss why we:
Scene 1: The Wedding Videographer [03:27]
While being intensely creative, Daniel is also practical. Having studied film and being faced with the realities of life, he chose a safe career path and became an wedding and corporate events videographer. We discuss why many creatives follow this path and then become stuck.
Scene 2: The Creative Break-up [15:21]
Coninciding with a break-up after a 7-year relationship, Daniel stopped working ...
Scene 1: The Pole Photographer [03:04]
Why is having a niche crucial to turn your creative business into an invaluable asset? Rachel talks about going from aimless photographer hardly getting by in London to discovering her niche in pole photography.
Scene 2: Removing Stigma Through Beauty [15:21]
While pole dance has become a sport, there is no denying its origins in strip clubs. Rachel and I discuss:
Scene 1: Recovering Banker [04:37]
Catherine talks about how she recovered from her life as a corporate banker, including a major career shift towards leadership coaching. Yet, having worked for years within a large organisation, how do you maintain influence as a solopreneur?
Scene 2: Rural Broadband Activist [18:10]
We discuss how Catherine identified a real issue in the world : The Rural Broadband Gap. She talks in particular abou...
A Day in the Life of a Male Care Worker
Ray explains how he went from being uninspired and lost as a 20-something going from one job to another. When he applied to become a care worker, he discovered a new purpose in life. Breaking the stigma and progressing quickly, what motivates him most now is being able to train an ace generation of care workers as the Training Officer at the homecare provider Supportive.
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