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Angela on Life After 5 Years in Hong Kong

Who are you? I would say that I am many things… a self-empowerment enthusiast, a queen of exploration, a guacamole connoisseur, a Lebanese food aficionado; but my mother named me Angela and sometimes people even refer to me by my Instagram name ‘InspireByExample’. Where are you from? I grew up in Ohio, born to two of the most wonderful humans I’ve ever met and with two younger brothers. When we were kids, my parents always took us to the same place every year…

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How Michelle Persuaded Work to Support Her Extraordinary Year Abroad

Today’s post comes from Michelle Henry, an American citizen who has spent this year living throughout the world including spending time in Colombia, Argentina, Serbia, Spain, and currently, Thailand. Introduce Yourself Michelle I didn’t always have the opportunity to travel the world while working abroad. I led an ordinary life working as an in-house art director at a university in Los Angeles. Before that I grew up and went to college in a small town in Ohio. During and after…

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6 Unexplored Locations Where Global Talent is Hiding

Where is all this global talent? And why are they hiding? This is a question I recently received from a recruiter friend who has a rather difficult open role to fill – one that requires cross-cultural knowledge and international poise as well as a bevy of connections throughout Asia. I racked my head, trolled my LinkedIn, and reached into my network for a person with this profile. But his question has me thinking, where does global talent hang out? This…

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Why Leaders Fail in the Global Workplace

I once had a very talented manager who led our US team to great success and accolade. We all loved working for her, and she was the darling of the local leadership team. At one point, she was provided with the opportunity to run a much bigger global piece of the business from our European headquarters that spanned 4 countries. We were so happy for her. But, after 8 months of struggling in this new role, she resigned and left…

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Expat Monica on Starting a Business in Argentina

This week’s article comes from Monica, an expat running her own business in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Who is Monica? Greetings! My name is Monica Ganley. I am a consultant, business owner, horse lover, and polo player currently residing in Buenos Aires. My abroad story began just over four years ago, when I moved to Argentina after finishing my MBA. I was inspired to go abroad by my many international classmates that I met while completing my masters. I witnessed them…

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Are You Mentally Flexible Enough To Live Abroad?

When I moved to Dubai, there were two types of people: those soaking up the local culture and committed to staying, and those living there physically but planning a hasty return to their homeland. Those not fully committed were all gone within a year. As it turns out, living abroad is more difficult than anticipated. What might initially seem exciting and exotic about an international destination can almost instantly turn into frustration and annoyance. This is especially true if there…

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