Category Archives: Global Mobility

The Benefits of Giving Back as an Expat

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Guest post by Brooke Faulkner Whether on a short or long-term assignment, expatriates should take advantage of all that Global Mobility has to offer. Being appointed to new locations can further your professional development, help bring the best professional practices to new places, and help your company expand its global network. This is all not to mention that on a personal fulfilment note, Global Mobility is a perfect opportunity to experience new cultures, meet new people, and learn new languages. Businesses who appoint expats may know of the business advantages, and they may even know of the benefits of global mobility. However, there are side effects of global mobility, and a significant drawback of an appointed expat is that they may […]

Second-Class Commuter – Showing Status in an Egalitarian Culture


As a Swiss resident, have you ever pondered over your social status living in Switzerland?  Whether the minor details that portray status such as the level of luxury you adhere to while commuting on the train? The transport system in Switzerland is very well laid out and fully planned, so much so that the railway system is the primary commute system for most. Trains have two categories or classes, aptly named the first and second class. The first class is geared more towards “business people” and professionals on their daily commute to work, whereas the second class or lower class is reserved for the “normal” or median people of society. The question arises that, the system set in place is […]

Get a Business Degree Before Moving Overseas

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by Brooke Faulkner Retraining into a different career or opening a small business isn’t easy under the best of circumstances. When you’ve decided to start over completely in a new country, the circumstances are rarely ideal. The pressure is on for so many reasons — moving is expensive, and you may only have one chance to make it. There may not be family and friends close by to pick you up if you fall. You’re likely being inundated with new experiences and culture shock, and maybe learning new skills is the last thing on your mind. If you’re looking to take a new step in your career, however, or at starting a business in a new place, spending extra time […]

What To Consider When Conducting Business Abroad


By Brooke Faulkner As the world becomes more connected, many businesses are dreaming of expanding into other global markets. In fact, 54 percent of US companies already have some foreign market involvement, according to statistics from Rutgers University, and a whopping 80 percent of business executives agree that U.S. companies should expand internationally for long-term business growth. Increased digitization may make foreign expansion seem like a piece of cake, but in actuality, many factors contribute to realizing success as a truly global business. Here are three things to consider when conducting business abroad: Invest in Workforce Diversity and Hiring The HR component of a business is often looked at as a follow-up measure after the integral team has established a […]

Planning for Rocking Success

21 Verses to Find Your Tact as an Inclusive Leader

Do you approach each new year with renewed vigor and plans for self-improvement? Perhaps a better gym routine or healthier lifestyle habits? Maybe you wish to tackle your work differently. Do you then find yourself not able to sustain these plans beyond a few weeks? New Year’s resolutions often end up lacking consistency, so we prefer to set our intentions and one word for the year. We also think this time of the year is great for setting new learning goals and for updating our old learning targets. If you want to break through in 2024 try this: 1- Join us for a Global Rockstar Session What is important to me when I work with clients in 1:1 Executive Coaching […]