105 episodes

The China Flexpat podcast interviews professionals in China to help people from all over the world find the best jobs in China.

We uncover myths and show the truth about challenges and opportunities when looking for a life in the Middle Kingdom.

Flexpats are like expats, but flexible. Highly interested in China's business world, culture, people and language but without the backing of a multinational company that provides large salary packages.

We want to show you how you can become a well paid and happy China flexpat with the right skills and mindset.

China Flexpat Patrick Frick & Francis Kremer

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The China Flexpat podcast interviews professionals in China to help people from all over the world find the best jobs in China.

We uncover myths and show the truth about challenges and opportunities when looking for a life in the Middle Kingdom.

Flexpats are like expats, but flexible. Highly interested in China's business world, culture, people and language but without the backing of a multinational company that provides large salary packages.

We want to show you how you can become a well paid and happy China flexpat with the right skills and mindset.

    #104 Build your career according to your own dreams

    #104 Build your career according to your own dreams

    This episode shows us the key points for every flexpat to fulfill their dreams in China.

    Heidi Dugan, a China TV star and business professional explains the necessary skills, strategies, and behaviors that every flexpat needs to distinguish themselves and make an impact.

    Listen to what Heidi has to tell about almost three decades in China and what kept her motivated.

    Follow Heidi on Social Media:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-dugan/

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/heidi_dugan/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heidi.dugan.chn/

    Website: https://www.heididugan.com/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HeidiDugan

    • 29 min
    #103 How to localize your business for market success

    #103 How to localize your business for market success

    Felix built his entire flexpat career on his own by co-founding a German beer brand in Shanghai.

    This episode shows us how Felix localizes his German brand starting in a completely unknown market for him.

    Learn about his skills to hire and lead his Chinese team, go along with Chinese speed and create an open company culture of respect and transparency.

    What are the key skills to be successful in China and how you can prepare for all kinds of challenges? Felix will answer these around an exciting story of a German brand localizing into the China market.

    About Felix:

    Linkedin: Felix Wendlandt

    About Verena:

    Linkedin: Verena Lupprian

    • 31 min
    #102 How to bridge culture and language gaps while maintaining your unique value

    #102 How to bridge culture and language gaps while maintaining your unique value

    Learn all about intercultural communication in a Chinese-speaking environment.

    Michelle lived and worked in the USA, Europe, South Africa, India, and Japan before she found her base in Taipei. Even after all this, she took the time to learn both the Chinese language and philosophy properly, totally adapting to her new home. It takes time and effort, but it's worth it.

    Because of this lifelong learning journey, Michelle really knows how to bridge cultures and show empathy in complex situations.

    Recommend this episode to anyone who struggles with different communication styles and wants to bridge the gaps.

    Bonus: How to enjoy Taipei, if you get the chance.



    About Michelle:

    Work: www.elephantcommunications.com

    Linkedin: Michelle Bradley

    About Francis:

    WeChat: Flexpat2020

    Linkedin: Francis Kremer

    • 24 min
    #101 How to enter new markets in China with Beatrice Aondio

    #101 How to enter new markets in China with Beatrice Aondio

    This is an episode for all flexpats who want to learn about B2B market development in China. 

    Beatrice explains how you can analyze and enter new markets in China.

    We will especially focus on flexibility, transparency, and inclusiveness as key skills needed in doing Marketing and Business Development in a fast-changing and challenging environment such as China today. 

    About Beatrice:

    Work: www.marposs.com

    WeChat: Beatrice13681630410

    LinkedIn: Beatrice Aondio

    About Francis:

    Work: www.juli-china.com

    WeChat: Flexpat2020

    Linkedin: Francis Kremer

    • 21 min
    #100 SPECIAL: How to get your first management position

    #100 SPECIAL: How to get your first management position

    This is an episode for young professionals who want to start their careers in China. 

    Simon explains how you can start your career in a Chinese company and lead the internationalization strategy. 

    Once in your first job, how can you move on to your first Management role?

    What can you learn from Chinese companies? 

    How can you use this experience in your further career?

    Why is a good network important to develop your career?



    Simon also shares his strategy on how to build an international culture in a Chinese team. This is the key role of every flexpat.

     

    About Simon:

    Work: www.marposs.com

    WeChat: SimonWaechter

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/simon-waechter



    About Chloris

    Work: www.michaelpage.com.cn

    WeChat: chlorisliu

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chloris-liu-03a64a51

    • 25 min
    #99 Find your place in China's rising economy with Gianni Girolami

    #99 Find your place in China's rising economy with Gianni Girolami

    This is an episode for China experts and Chinese language professionals. Gianni explains how you can start your China-related career in Europe, get transferred to China, and then transferred back to Europe.

    Build a 10-year plan for your life, your family, and your career, and adjust your plan in the process.

    Get financially independent by building multiple income streams. 

    Embrace the clash of cultures and use it to raise your kids in a winning mindset. 

    Think out of the box, welcome change, and define your own unique value as a "Flexpat". Use your job like a real-life MBA. 



    About Gianni:

    Work: hairobotics.com

    Podcast: boysandbots.com

    Douyin: 杰哥和雁姐

    WeChat: Jiening-GG

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/giannigirolami/

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Behavcoach ,

Excellent advice and perspectives

Many people don’t understand the intricacies of China, especially in the world of business. This podcast interviews guests that have the unique combination of years (often decades) of time spent in China along with extensive experience in business to provide practical tips to help you navigate the China business landscape more effectively! Highly recommend!

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