36 episodes

This is a podcast where I interview Self-Made Expats from all over the world. We talk about how they moved to a new country and what they did to achieve their dreams and goals. This podcast is to inspire and motivate other expats and aspiring expats across the globe.

Self-Made Expats with Lucy Jeon Lucy Jeon

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This is a podcast where I interview Self-Made Expats from all over the world. We talk about how they moved to a new country and what they did to achieve their dreams and goals. This podcast is to inspire and motivate other expats and aspiring expats across the globe.

    35. South Africa to Canada, Busi Gwiji

    35. South Africa to Canada, Busi Gwiji

    Hey Dreamer! 
    In this episode, I interviewed Busi Gwiji, a passionate Content Creator (In total of almost 100K followers across all platforms - YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Podcast - wow, you name it!) and an experienced Customer Success Manager (10+ years of experience working in Tech).
    In 2019, Busi immigrated to Canada from South Africa and she also lived in the Netherlands before. In the episode, we chatted about her life in the Netherlands, her Canada immigration story, her career transition story (from pre-engineer to customer success manager), and her journey & life as a content creator. I LOVED every second of our conversations, and if you're thinking of immigrating to Canada, this is a must-listen episode!
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    00:00 - 11:49 Intro + her experience of living in Amsterdam
    11:50 - 25:27 Her Canada immigration story & journey
    25:28 - 31:59 Her Career transition from pre-sales engineer to customer success manager
    32:00 - 49:15 Her Life as a Content Creator & Tips on Content Creation
    49:16 - 56:12 Tips on immigrating to Canada & her wise words at the end (must listen!)
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    💌 Best way to contact Busi (Email: hello@busi.global)
    🎥 Busi's YouTube channel (Busi Global)
    💙 Busi's Instagram (Busi Global)
    💖 Busi's TikTok (Busi Global)
    🎙 Podcast (Keep Your Life on Track)
    👋 Busi's LinkedIn
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    💚 Learn more about your host, Lucy here: LinkedIn I Youtube I Website I Instagram
    🌎 Looking for a job abroad in tech? Register (free) on HeyGlobally and get matched with employers overseas 

    • 56 min
    34. France to 5 countries, Parisienne Pauline Mura

    34. France to 5 countries, Parisienne Pauline Mura

    Hey Dreamer! 
    In this episode, I interviewed Pauline Mura, a Parisienne and the host of Meet the Expats Podcast. Pauline is from France, and so far, she's lived in 6 countries across 3 continents! 
    In the episode, we chatted about her childhood as a bilingual (French and English) in Ireland and South Africa, and her time in Japan, the U.S., and the UK. We also chatted about the cultural differences in Dublin and Paris which I find very interesting. 
    If you love cultural conversation, I'm sure you will enjoy this episode. 
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    00:00 - 18:22 Pauline's time in Ireland, South Africa, Paris, and Japan (until high school)
    18:23 - 27:09 Pauline's time in Paris, in the U.S, and the UK (during university)
    27:10 - 41:27 Pauline's time in Ireland (working in Dublin) & cultural differences 
    41:28 - 47:19 How Pauline's podcast, "Meet the Expats" was born & her life mantra
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    🎙 Listen to Paulin's Podcast: Meet the Expats
    ❤️ Follow on Instagram: Meettheexpats
    ☕️ In Paris? Message Pauline for a coffee :) 
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    💚 Learn more about your host, Lucy here: LinkedIn I Youtube I Website 
    🌎 Looking for a job abroad in tech? Register (free) on HeyGlobally and get matched with employers overseas 

    • 47 min
    33. Sweden Relocation & Immigration Expert, Lena Rekdal

    33. Sweden Relocation & Immigration Expert, Lena Rekdal

    Hey Dreamers!
    In this episode, I interviewed Lena Rekdal, the Sweden Relocation & Immigration Expert and the Founder of Nimmersion, an employment-based immigration and relocation company where she and her team help companies successfully move employees to Sweden.
    Lena is currently based in Sweden, but she grew up and lived in many different countries including Sweden, Tunisia, Switzerland, the US, and the UK. In this episode, we talked about her expat journey, and what you can expect as a newcomer in Sweden. If you're considering relocating to Sweden or have always been curious about life in Sweden, this episode is perfect for you. The episode is jam-packed with useful information.
    I lived in Sweden for around 1 year and was thrilled to have this interview with Lena. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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    🇸🇪 Connect with Lena on LinkedIn
    🇸🇪 Follow Nimmersion company page on LinkedIn
    🇸🇪 Nimmersion Website (so many free resources!)
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    💚 Learn more about your host, Lucy here: LinkedIn I Youtube I Website
    💚 Learn more about HeyGlobally, where you can find a job abroad in tech 🌎
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    🕰 Chatpers (because your time is precious, but I highly recommend listening to a full episode!)
    00:00 - 11:34 Lena's expat journey
    11:35 - 17:34 How Immersion was born *30 years* ago & Her inspiring entrepreneurial journey
    17:35 - 26:27 Life in Sweden & Why Sweden is an attractive country for foreigners to relocate to
    26:28 - 47:22 Expected challenges for newcomers in Sweden & things you must know before moving to Sweden
    47:23 - 55:38 Lena's Life motto

    • 55 min
    32. Japan, America & the UK - Nina Cataldo, the founder of Hafu Ladies

    32. Japan, America & the UK - Nina Cataldo, the founder of Hafu Ladies

    Hey Dreamer!
    In this episode, I interviewed Nina Cataldo, the founder of Hafu Ladies, a global community for hafu and mixed-Japanese womxn. (1,200+ members around the world!)
    Nina was raised in a bi-cultural and bilingual household and grew up both in Japan and America which allowed her to embrace two cultures and languages. Now, Nina is based in London.
    In the podcast, we talked about her experience living in Japan and America, her life as a bi-cultural and bilingual, her entrepreneurial journey, and her passion for traveling, writing, and storytelling.
    It was such a wonderful conversation, truly enjoyed every second of speaking with her, learned so much, and felt so much. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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    00:00 - 14:19 - Travel stories (traveling on a ship for 90+ days)
    14:20 - 14:30 - Being a travel writer
    14:31 - 20:40 - Cultural differences between Japan and America
    20:41 - 41:03 - Being a bi-cultural and bilingual
    41:04 - 58:03 - Entrepreneurial journey
    58:04 - 01:05:45 - Living in London
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    Learn more about Nina
    Connect with Nina on LinkedIn
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    Learn more about your host, Lucy here: LinkedIn I Youtube I Website
    Learn more about HeyGlobally, where you can find a job abroad in tech 🌎

    • 1 hr 5 min
    31. Chile to Austria to Spain - Gabriela Encina, the licensed Psychologist specialized to counsel for expat women

    31. Chile to Austria to Spain - Gabriela Encina, the licensed Psychologist specialized to counsel for expat women

    Hey Dreamer!
    To honor the mental health awareness month, in this episode, I interviewed Gabriela Encina, a licensed psychologist who is specialized in helping expat women discover themselves and their happiness in a new country.
    Gabriela was born and raised in Chile, and after working in Chile for 10 years, she moved to Austria and lived there for 8 years. In 2017, she moved to Spain and she's based in Valencia, Spain.
    Gabriela brings 20+ years of experience as a psychologist she has helped more than 300 expat women from all around the world. If you're an expat woman, an immigrant, and a new comer in a new country, I am certain you'll resonate with many tings that we discussed in this episode. Please enjoy!
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    00:00 - 11:16 Gabriela's journey living in Austria and Spain as an expat woman
    11:17 - 57:09 Gabriela's experience as a psychologist and her advice to expat women
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    Gabriela's website
    Gabriela's Instagram (@gabriela.encina.psychologist)
    Connect Gabriela on LinkedIn
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    Learn more about your host, Lucy here: LinkedIn I Youtube I Website
    Learn more about HeyGlobally, the platform to find a job abroad in tech 🌎

    • 57 min
    30. HongKong/Singapore/LA/Vancouver to London - Joey Li, the co-founder of Leiho

    30. HongKong/Singapore/LA/Vancouver to London - Joey Li, the co-founder of Leiho

    Hey Dreamer!
    In this episode, I interviewed Joey Li, a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of Leiho, the social enterprise where every purchase helps to fund basic essentials for those without a home.
    Joey is currently based in London, but before she moved to London, she lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, LA, and Vancouver which allowed her to connect with lots of people from different backgrounds and cultures.
    We talked about her experience living in different places, her entrepreneurial journey, work-life balance, imposter syndrome, and self-love. Joey reminded me how important it is to connect to ourselves and be really kind to ourselves.
    It was such a wonderful conversation, truly enjoyed every second of speaking with her, learned so much, and felt so much. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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    00:00 - 10:22 - experience living in different places/cultures
    10:23 - 24:40 - entrepreneurial journey and Joey started Leiho
    24:41 - 1:03:31 - work-life balance, imposter syndrome, self-care, self-love, and connecting with ourselves
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    Leiho website
    Leiho Instagram (@leiho_uk)
    Leiho LinkedIn
    Connect with Joey on LinkedIn
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    Learn more about your host, Lucy here: LinkedIn I Youtube I Website
    Learn more about HeyGlobally, where you can find a job abroad in tech 🌎

    • 1 hr 3 min

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