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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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3 Critical Skills Learned from a Abroad Remote Program

When I first moved to New York City for a summer in college, I did it with the welcome support of an internship program that offered dorm housing, career counseling, and a trial-run of the subway! Coming from Ohio, it was the baby step I needed to jump off successfully into a big city for the initial time. Similarly, today’s remote programs offer a soft launching pad for millennial professionals to explore work and life abroad. Intrepid Gen-Yers are opting…

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Don’t leave me hanging! The Art of [not] Shaking Hands.

It’s inevitable. At some point, you’re going to blunder an international greeting. Be it going in for the handshake and being met with air, bowing a little too low and too long, or not realizing that fist is meant to be bumped. If you travel abroad, a mucked-up introduction is in your future. As long as no national faux pas have been made resulting in imminent battle, best to laugh it off and try to do it better the next…

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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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3 Steps To Confess Your Abroad Dreams To Your Boss

We are half way through the year, meaning it’s time for the dreaded bi-annual employee review cycle. Cue thousands of employees furiously collecting moments of success from their past 6-months of work while readying themselves for development discussions. However, if going abroad and gaining international experience with your company has been on your mind this year, a mid-year review (or any set 1:1 reflection time with your boss) provides a terrific opportunity to broach this topic. But, how? Talking openly…

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