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Virtual Mentorship, Becoming A Thought Leader, and Individual Action for Systemic Improvements with Tayo Rockson

Virtual Mentorship, Becoming A Thought Leader, and Individual Action for Systemic Improvements with Tayo Rockson

Few people work harder than Tayo Rockson.

He’s someone I’ve known since moving to New York City as a teenager, and I’ve been blessed to witness his continued development as a thought leader, serial entrepreneur, and now professor, investor, and management consultant among other titles.

This is a thought-provoking conversation for anyone who wants to:

  • become a recognized thought leader in their field;

  • build a successful small business with Fortune 1000 clients;

  • contribute to the dismantling of systematic oppression that is all-to-obvious in America and across the world today;

  • learn how to tell better stories, and…

  • identify unique aspects of your life’s work to share with others in ways that create positive impact.

In short, tuning in above or watching the video below is an amazing use of 45 minutes and will forever change how you look at the world.

(And no, I’m not hyperbolizing. Tayo is THAT interesting and his frameworks are truly thought-provoking.)

That’s why he’s world-renowned at his craft…

👇 Click below to watch our interview with Tayo Rockson 👇.

🚀 You can also listen to the audio only at the top of this article. 🚀

Tayo Rockson is a writer, speaker, consultant, podcaster, professor, and co-founder of UYD Management - a strategic consulting firm that empowers organizations to incorporate sustainable diversity and inclusion practices.

As the son of a diplomat, Tayo grew up understanding the nuances of multicultural diversity while living on four continents. He leveraged his experiences to establish himself as an authority in communicating effectively across cultures and personal branding. He graced various stages to share his knowledge including TEDx, the prestigious Chautauqua Institution, and the United Nations.

Tayo is the host of As Told by Nomads, a podcast ranked in the top 5 tier of the Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs on He’s the author of Use Your Difference To Make A Difference, and in 2020, he launched the national anti-racism campaign called #LetsTalkBias.

In 2021, Tayo was named in Remote Weekly’s list of The 100 Most Influential Remote Experts and starred in the award winning movie, IMPACT which is about three people who embark on a personal journey to transform the way they communicate on their quest to impact the world.

He also runs the UYD Collective, which you’ll hear about in the interview above, as a membership-based community for those interested in dismantling systems of oppression around us.

This interview is part of our new “Super-Connector Secrets” series where we introduce you to diverse entrepreneurs and subject matter experts.

Reach out and connect with these folks, and if you’d like to hear more of these conversations while also learning my top tips on relationship and community-building, order a copy of How To Build A World Class Network In Record Time.

Jared Kleinert is the founder of Meeting of the Minds (, as well as a TED speaker, 2x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial".

Meeting of the Minds curates "super-connectors" and subject matter experts as invite-only attendees to 3 day summits in places like Napa Valley, Bermuda, and elsewhere, as well as “deep dives” such as this Marketing and Biz Dev strategy & implementation workshop. Members of the MOTM network include CEOs of 7, 8, and 9-figure businesses, creators of globally-recognized brands and social movements, New York Times bestselling authors, founders of pre-IPO tech unicorns, c-suite execs from Fortune 500 companies, and others.

Jared's career began at 15 years old when he started his first company, and took off at 16 while working as the first intern, and then one of the first 10 employees, for an enterprise SaaS company called 15Five, which today has raised over $40M and has almost 2000 forward-thinking companies as monthly recurring clients.

Later, Jared would become a delegate to President Obama's 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia, write multiple books including the "#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015", and speak at TED@IBM the day before he turned 20. 

As a highly-sought after keynote speaker and consultant, Jared’s clients range from organizations like Facebook, Samsung, Bacardi, Estee Lauder, IBM, Cornell, Berkeley, AdAge, and the National Speakers Association. His insights on entrepreneurship, networking, marketing, and business development have been featured in Forbes, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, NPR, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Fox Business and more.

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