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3. Moving Abroad to Play Professional Basketball + Being an Entrepreneur in Australia with Valerie


 

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Valerie Weyland (formerly Valerie Ogoke) is an explorer at heart, always open to what life may bring. She is a business owner, meditation facilitator, health + wellness coach, and a reiki healer. She is Nigerian-American and was born and raised in Inglewood, California. Currently residing in Perth, Western Australia, she founded Brown Girl Bloom in 2017. Brown Girl Bloom curates safe spaces for women of color to thrive with a focus on holistic wellbeing. She is also the co-founder of Ayune Hair, an ethical South East Asian human hair extension business that focuses on redefining the strands of beauty. Her passion lies in being in complete alignment with her truth, living a purpose-full life, developing soul-sister connections, and community empowerment. She is an avid lover of all things spiritual. She believes that there is an abundance of beauty all around us, we simply need to open our hearts to truly experience it.


Connect with Valerie:

https://instagram.com/brownbelleabroad https://www.youtube.com/c/BrownBelleAbroad https://www.instagram.com/ayunehair/ https://www.instagram.com/browngirlbloom/

https://www.ayunehair.com/









In This Episode We Cover:


  • The pressure of being a child of immigrants in the US

  • How Valerie became a professional basketball player in Australia

  • The differences between American & Australian work culture

  • Dating in Australia

  • How Valerie became an Aboriginal community advocate

  • Black women + wellness

  • How she developed an ethical hair extension line


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Christine Job-Creator & Host

Zachary Higgs-Theme Music



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Christine Job
Christine Job

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.