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Tayo Rockson is the CEO and President of UYD Media, a media company that encourages people all over the world to use their difference to make a difference while celebrating diversity and educating others. He is an avid writer whose work can be seen on the Huffington Post, Among Worlds Magazine as well as Global Living Magazine. He is an authority on Third Culture Kids and assimilation into new cultures. He is the author of The Ultimate Guide To TCK Living and through his podcast and blog, he is heard and read by thousands of people in over 100 countries.
Tayo is originally from Nigeria, but had lived on 4 different continents before he turned 20. His Father was a diplomat for the Nigerian government, so his family was traveling all through his childhood. He eventually came to the US for collegeHe grew up in four different continents so he considers himself a citizen of the world. He has lived in Sweden, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Vietnam and the United States and his goal is to ultimately leave the world a better place than it was before he came into it.
Once he discovered that he was a Third Culture Kid (TCK) or someone who spent the formative part of his childhood years (0-18) outside of his parents’ culture, he vowed to use his global identity to make an impact in the world. Feel free to connect with him on Twitter @TayoRockson where he is actively making new friends every day.
Tayo also reveals:
- What is TCK
- How TCK influenced and affect him growing up
- Tips for overcoming reverse culture shock
- How he learned to play basketball from a book
- How he uses basketball as a great networking opportunity
- Why he started a media company
- How his company was a childhood dream come true
- Why he only sleeps a few hours each week
- How his podcast got picked up by Entrepreneur Magazine
- How he used OPT to his advantage
- Where he got his start speaking at conferences
- Why his launch for his product didn’t go so well
- How he got out of debt from his start up project
- How he became a contributor for the Huffington Post
- Ways he is working to get his visa