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Interviews with expats and relocation experts who share their stories, expat experiences and helpful tips and insights to help globally mobile employees and their partners transition through change and build thriving lives and careers abroad.

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    • Places & Travel

Interviews with expats and relocation experts who share their stories, expat experiences and helpful tips and insights to help globally mobile employees and their partners transition through change and build thriving lives and careers abroad.

    Millennials Going Global - The Expat Talent Solution

    Millennials Going Global - The Expat Talent Solution

    There seems to be a mismatch between the expat resourcing needs of international companies - where there is a shortage employees willing to relocate and enthusiastic millennials who are keen to relocate to live abroad.

    • 49 min
    Ignite 2020: Creating Positive Change

    Ignite 2020: Creating Positive Change

    For expats looking to make a professional or personal change in 2020. This podcast gives an overview of a framework for creating positive change

    • 33 min
    LOVEPATS: Advice for expat success when moving abroad for love

    LOVEPATS: Advice for expat success when moving abroad for love

    Lovepats are expats who move abroad for love. In this episode Louise Wiles host of The Thriving Abroad Podcast talks to Kathy Borys Siddiqui about her experience of moving as an expat to Denmark to be with her partner who is Danish.

    • 50 min
    Supporting Teens to Flourish Through University Transitions and More

    Supporting Teens to Flourish Through University Transitions and More

    The transition to university can be a mixed experience, especially for an expat family whose child is moving to another country. How can you best prepare them for this next exciting adventure, and grow your grown up to be autonomous, capable,

    • 45 min
    How to Find a World Class Education While Living Abroad

    How to Find a World Class Education While Living Abroad

    Teru Clavel shares her story as an education expert and expat mother who moved to Asia with her three children, living in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Toyko. We talk about her new book World Class and her advice for parents making educational decisions for .

    • 46 min
    Stories Count: Insights from 20 Inspiring Expat Stories

    Stories Count: Insights from 20 Inspiring Expat Stories

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    Download the show notes HERE







    Have you ever thought about telling your expat story – sharing your international journey, the highs and lows, the insights and learning gained along the way?







    This is exactly what 20 brave ladies did when Louise Ross invited them to contribute to her latest book: Women Who Walk: How 20 Women from 16 Countries Came to Live in Portugal.







    In this podcast episode Louise shares what she learnt from these amazing stories. So much of what Louise shared in terms of common themes and insights resonated with me (the other Louise). What about you?







    What also struck home was the value of really listening – giving people the time and space to talk about their experiences and journeys. Louise shares this quote from Barack Obama:







    “I learned that if you listen hard enough, everybody’s

    got a sacred story, an organising story of who they are and what their place in

    the world is. And they are willing to share it with you if they feel as if you

    actually care about it. And that ends up being the glue around which

    relationships are formed, and trust is formed, and communities are formed. And

    ultimately, that’s the glue around which democracies work.”







    Often, we may ‘think’ we know people without really understanding their full stories. To be truly listened to and ‘heard’ is a becoming an unusual occurrence in this fast-paced technological world.







    And yet, offering a listening ear is one of the easiest things we can do. I hope this conversation inspires you to listen and give someone you know the gift of being truly heard.







    NOTE: This episode has focused on women’s stories because this was the focus of Louise’s current book. Louise is currently writing her next book and this will tell the stories of 20 men who have all come to be living in Portugal. Both male and female stories matter equally of course!







    Enjoy this fascinating conversation where Louise shares:







    * What she learned from these diverse stories.* The personal benefit of documenting our own stories irrespective of whether we share them.* The personal strengths and characteristics that Louise recognised in the personal stories – I am sure you will relate.* The themes that bubbled up through the stories – many that you will recognise.* What motivates people to move once, settle and then decide to uproot and move on again? Link to the article mentioned HERE* The value of recording our stories so that others can benefit from our experience and lessons.











    Interview with Louise Ross: Author of Women Who Walk: How 20 Women from 17 Countries Came to Live in Portugal







    Interested in writing your own story?







    Download the show notes to find questions from Louise to get you started. Why not join the closed a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-...

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

Lconnector ,

Informative!

Important to understand the ins/outs of moving to a new place. There is definitely a variety of topics that will resonate. Thanks Louise!

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