Season 3 Episode 5: Expat, Comedian, and Teacher, Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc.
Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc is a Vietnamese-American who grew up attending British schools in Indonesia. In his adult life, he’s lived in the United States, Switzerland, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and currently lives in Poland. Daniel teaches English by day and performs stand-up comedy by night.
Listen in as we chat about expat life, cultures, stand-up comedy, career paths, traveling, family, mental health, podcasting, relationships, friendships, the definition of success, and much more!
Daniel can be reached at the following:
#expat #expatlife #traveler #globalnomad #comedy #comedian #stand-up #englishteacher #success #mentalhealth #family #home #culture #career path #life #podcast #benthere #Indonesia #Switzerland #Malaysia #UnitedStates #Poland
Season 3 Episode 4: Author, Coach, and Badass, Claire Hauxwell.
Claire Hauxwell is a professional badass, writer, author, and coach. A trained supply chain professional and ex-spreadsheet lover, she now puts her Type A personality to work by deconstructing the nuances of expat life. With more than a decade of global living experience, Claire shares her wisdom on her My Theory on Blooming blog and coaches female expat accompanying spouses to create fulfilling and intentional lives abroad. If she’s not roaming the aisles of the grocery store or meandering the forest with her dogs, you’ll find her sweating it out at CrossFit or having cocktails with friends. Claire and her family currently live in Switzerland, but every summer return to the shores of Muskegon, Michigan, for a taste of home.
Claire is also the author of the new book, “Badass Abroad-How To Get Your Expat Shift Together” and can be reached at the following:
Blog: My Theory On Blooming
Listen in as we chat about expat life, challenges, writing, family, traveling, raising third-culture kids, the concept of home, coaching, mental health, and much more!
Season 3 Episode 3: TCK, Award-Winning Author, and Magazine Editor, Rachel Hicks.
Rachel Hicks is a second-generation TCK raising third-generation TCKs. She was born in the foothills of the Himalayas and spent the bookends of her childhood in India, with moves to Pakistan, Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Hong Kong in between. She married her college sweetheart and lived in one place for seven years (Phoenix, Arizona) before moving with two young children to Chengdu, China, where they lived for another seven years. They were repatriated to the U.S. in 2013 and now live in Baltimore, Maryland.
Rachel’s poetry and fiction have appeared in The Briar Cliff Review, Baltimore Review, Relief, St. Katherine Review, Off the Coast, Gulf Stream, and other journals. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the 2019 Briar Cliff Review Fiction Prize winner. She is the editor of Among Worlds magazine (for adult TCKs) and an associate editor at Del Sol Press. She works as a freelance copyeditor. Her career has included teaching (high school English and homeschooling) and volunteering with an international relief and development agency. She uses her writing to explore themes of loss, exile, worldviews, their consequences, and bearing witness to human dignity.
Resources for TCKs and globally mobile families:
Interaction International — Services to TCKs, globally mobile families, and people who work with or care for TCKs (counselors, educators, etc.): https://www.interactionintl.org.
TCK Training — Services to TCKs, globally mobile families, and more: https://www.tcktraining.com (especially check out their Resources section)
Daraja — TCK organization founded by Michael Pollock (whose father, Dave Pollock, co-wrote the TCK “Bible” Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds): https://www.darajatck.org; Daraja offers coaching, consulting, and events for TCKs at any stage of life.
Season 3 Episode 1: Unabashed with Seth Louton and Seth Winterhalter.
*Special Episode. Watch below as BenThere takes a severe but essential turn as I talk to Seth Louton and Seth Winterhalter regarding men’s mental health. Honest, raw, and unscripted, we get real about a topic that literally kills men. Give it a listen, share, and seek help if you or someone you know is struggling with mental health. You aren’t alone.
**Disclosure. This episode is a chat between friends, and in no way, shape or form should it be used as an alternative to professional medical help if needed. Please contact your local healthcare provider for additional resources or try an online counseling option such as betterhelp.com and/or talkspace.com.
Seth Louton can be reached at:
Seth Winterhalter can be reached at: