Small World Stories was founded by Brenda R. McGuire, who is a No. 1 Best Selling Author with two books and a leading international cross-cultural business and travel expert. Wherever she is in the world, whether it’s backpacking in Europe, exploring the Amazon rainforest, interacting with the locals of Morocco or traversing the Australian outback, she feels right at home and is interacting with the locals. Along her journey to more than 70 countries, she has connected with fascinating people whose own stories broadened the depths of her cultural awareness. When it comes to relationships and connecting with others, she is guided by a simple philosophy: There are no strangers in the world, just people I haven’t met yet. She created for people to share the kind-hearted and coincidental ‘small world’ stories they’ve experienced and to talk about the wonderful friendships they have made along the way.


More about Brenda – The Global Gal

Brenda is a gifted global connector and works to share her “gift” with others in nearly every corner of the world. During her career, she has taught thousands of individuals and companies in more than 50 countries how to effectively live, work and travel across diverse cultures, time zones, and language barriers. Her dedication to instilling cross-cultural awareness and fostering an understanding of global relationships is surpassed only by her passion for people and helping them reach their travel goals and dreams. She has lived and worked in Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States and Switzerland, with positions in the corporate, academic, non-profit and government sectors. In New York, she led a multimillion-dollar division of a Fortune 500 company, overseeing one of the world’s largest intercultural and global workforce development organizations. Brenda is the Founder and CEO of WorldWide Connect®. With an extensive global network of over 100 consultants on six continents, they deliver cross-cultural training, global business and leadership effectiveness programs, and expatriate support to international companies. Brenda also founded and is the Chief Global Gal of Global Gals®, which empowers and educates women to reach their travel dreams through workshops, retreats, cultural training and networking events.

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