In this podcast, Nyra talks with expatriates from around the world on how they unlocked their journey to becoming a living Passport for self-discovery, connection, and change.
Conversation with Expat Chef Maribel Cocina
In this episode, we explore the journey of food and familial connectivity with Chef Maribel.
Ex-executive chef now teaching virtually home cooking classes covering foods from South America to North America.
Cooking to me is about sharing life experiences and traditions with food. I'm motivated by the stories behind cooking and expressing that story into the flavor of the food. In 2017, my brother and I created Yuyo Peruano restaurant as a celebration of my culinary immersion throughout South America, where I connected with the people and the culinary community from Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay. I was recognized by the James Beard Foundation with the Best Chef nomination in 2019.
Conversation with Global Marketer Expat Wendy Pease
In this episode, the Owner of Rapport International and author of Global Marketing, Wendy Pease exposes the hidden fear in global businesses, gives new meaning to what it means to be a translator, and how online daydreaming should be a coined term and path towards finding your purpose dream life.
Wendy MacKenzie Pease is the owner and president of Rapport International, a metro-west Boston translation and interpretation services company specializing in marketing, legal, and medical/life sciences translation. Throughout her career, she has worked with hundreds of companies to help them communicate across more than 200 languages and cultures.
Wendy is a creative entrepreneur with an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Foreign Service & International Politics from Penn State. Her expertise in international relations grew from working in several international and global marketing roles and spending years living abroad.
Wendy is a frequent speaker, writer, blogger, trainer, advisor, master networker, and avid world traveler. She hosts the Global Marketing Show podcast, which features experts on opportunities and challenges in increasing multilingual lead gen and revenue.
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Conversation with Career Strategist Expat Karla Fraser
In this episode, Career Strategist Karla Fraser tells us how to curate your own professional development as a way towards career advancement, why knowing how to do 25% is good enough to apply for a position; and talks about funding your sabbatical using credit cards and hotel points.
Ms. Karla A. Fraser is a higher education professional, international higher education consultant, expat career strategist, current expat, global educator, & entrepreneur. She is also the founder of Roseapple Global, LLC, an expat career coaching and higher education consulting company.
Through expatriate (expat) life, Karla has sought to merge her passion for global adventures with her international affairs background. Her professional career includes twenty (20) years in higher education administration; ten (10) have been international. Her expertise includes student housing management, student services, human resource allocation, staff recruitment and placement, budgeting, and technology implementation. She enjoys empowering staff and students. Additionally, Karla is skilled in strategic planning and policy development for student affairs.
Karla expanded her portfolio by founding Roseapple Global, LLC. The accumulated years of international experiences and mentoring staff has equipped her with the in-depth knowledge needed to prepare and guide her clients. She serves clients through expat career coaching and consulting for student affairs/services. She provided a collaborative approach with her individual, group, and institutional clients to ensure progress towards their goals. Join her and others serving and providing college students an empowering experience. Take the leap aboard!
Her story to date includes being a third culture kid (TCK) in Jamaica. Karla has lived in seven countries (USA, Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Commonwealth of Dominica, Singapore, and Bangladesh). Currently, Karla is living and working in Niger. She has worked in six countries and traveled to 50 others for tourism and cultural enrichment.
Roseapple Global, LLC: https://www.roseappleglobal.com
Roseapple Global Blog: https://www.roseappleglobal.com/blog
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Conversation with Expat KDSL Consultant Kevin Simpson
In this episode, KDLS Global Consultant and Expat Kevin Simpson talk about how he became a change-maker in the international education arena. He describes his journey starting with how a contest was the impetus for his global leap, not waiting to be invited to "lean-in" at the table, and the power of the expat contract.
Flint, Michigan native Kevin Simpson owns and operates KDSL Global, a leading learning organization. He and his team have served thousands of schools, educators, and leaders worldwide in over 25 countries. Since 2008, he has been focused on education in the MENA region, assisted numerous schools with accreditation, training, development, and served as a thought partner with investors on school start-up projects. Simpson is co-founder of the UAE Learning Network, leads the GCC ASCD Connected Community, and founded the Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University.
KDSL Global Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/globalkdsl
KDSL Global Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kdslglobal
Conversation with Xpat App Creator and Portugal Expat Shar Wynter
In this episode, Xpat App Creator and Portugal Expat Shar Wynter share the idea of navigating travel through the Covid is a spiritual practice; why financial planning is the cornerstone towards a successful transition into expatriation; how a significant loss was the impetus of pursuing her freedom.
Sharolyn is a social entrepreneur and growth strategist who promotes diversity & inclusion, personal development, and community empowerment. She is the founder and CEO of Xpat, Inc., and creator of The Xpat App, which is noted as the first and only app for the Black expat community. As a growth strategist, she leverages insights from her global experience to help companies and individuals elevate their band. Her prior experience includes 10+ years at Deloitte Consulting and serving as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Girls LOVE Travel, a community of 1.1 million female travelers.
Xpat App: https://www.instagram.com/TheXpatApp/
Conversation with Australia Expat Dr. Carmen Brown
In this episode, Expat GYN/Obstetrician Carmen Brown, MD talks about how she chose to escape the disillusionment of her US medical practice for a lifestyle and family environment that supported work-life balance. In addition, Dr. Carmen discusses how she is able to align with her mission to support at-risk women and childbirths in the diverse environment of Melbourne, Australia.
Doctor Carmen's Bio:
Dr. Carmen Brown is an author, blogger, practicing obstetrician/gynecologist, and managing partner and founder of ExpatMD. She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and young son.
Dr. Brown has been overseas for over eight years and has become passionate about helping other physicians realize their options to live and work overseas. After assisting several doctors to find jobs in either New Zealand or Australia, Dr. Brown decided to start ExpatMD, a full-service consulting firm dedicated to helping American doctors achieve their dream of becoming an expat.
She regularly speaks on a variety of podcasts and shows and writes a blog about life as a doctor mom with a child with Autism, www.autismdrmom.blogspot.com
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Very interesting podcast, would love to be an expat someday and this podcast helps me big time to decide where to go or what to do. Good job!!!!