From Inside Wuhan - Mental Health with Lifeline
Mobility Connect
by Adam McWhirter
1y ago
In this chat with Karli Rowland of Lifeline, Adam discusses many of the issues all of those in China are facing due to isolation and quarantine.  At the time of this recording, nearing one month since the Covid-19 virus caused the closing of cities and turned life in China up-side-down, Karli goes into detail on many of the common issues and provides relevant solutions on how to maintain a positive attitude during a time of crisis ..read more
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Developing a Global Career with Tracy Kautzmann of IMPACT Group
Mobility Connect
by Adam McWhirter
1y ago
Tracy Kautzmann has been providing career coaching and training for individuals relocating countries for over twenty years. Joining IMPACT Group – which provides relocation assistance and coaching to empower employees operating in 65 countries – in 2005, Tracy has expertise in job search strategies, branding and leadership coaching and managing transitions. Considering herself a global nomad, Tracy herself has lived in seven countries and relocated seventeen times.    In this discussion, Tracy draws on her expertise to reveal the ins and outs of career building and settling as an exp ..read more
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Growth into Tier 2 China with Nick Veiga of Renault
Mobility Connect
by Adam McWhirter
1y ago
With over twenty years’ experience in Human Resource Management, Nick Veiga has been HR director of automotive giant Renault for over a decade. Nick has been based in Wuhan since 2016 where he has overseen Renault’s forty assignees and their families while also managing those based in Beijing. Since 2013, the same year Maxxelli handled Renault’s first wave of inbound assignees to Wuhan and Beijing, Renault began its joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group, which now comprises most work of the assignees Nick overseers.   In this interview Nick gives us an exclusive look at a comprehensive ..read more
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Branding your Mobility Program with Liana Ciatto of Crown World Mobility
Mobility Connect
by Adam McWhirter
1y ago
Liana Ciatto of Crown World Mobility, an industry-leading mobility firm providing a complete service, has over thirteen years’ experience in the relocation industry, working closely in supporting Fortune 500 multi-national corporations. As vice president of account management, Liana now defines the account management blueprint for Crown World Mobility’s global team and helps build strategic relationships. Liana’s own career has crossed three continents, first moving from the US to Hong Kong in 2014 before recently relocating to London to take up her role as vice president.    In this ..read more
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Mobility Connect and Love + Relo with Ben Cross
Mobility Connect
by Adam McWhirter
1y ago
In this episode, Adam connects to Ben Cross, a fellow creator.  Ben goes live with Love + Relo 5 times per week with mobility leaders from around the world.  Both Ben and Adam discuss the beginnings of their social media projects, including how they came up with the name, but also where they plan to take Mobility Connect and Love + Relo in the future. Ben's show can be found on LinkedIn, Youtube and Facebook.  You can also find behind the scenes content from Love + Relo on Ben's Instagram page all under Ben Cross, Love + Relo. Hopefully in the coming months both Ben and Adam c ..read more
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Managing into the New Normal with Bill Graebel and Katy Zhang
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1y ago
In this (unintentional) two part podcast, Adam discusses with Bill Graebel and Katy Zhang (Graebel Shanghai) the future of mobility and what the "new normal" might look like in 2021. In Part 1, recorded June 4th 2020, the discussion revolves around managing both Graebel and Maxxelli through the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic - the decisions both firms were challenged to make in order to ensure safety for their staff, while still maintaining quality levels of service experience. In Part 2, recorded July 30th 2020, the discussion looks at the future of mobility and what we have all learnt ..read more
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Empathy and Growth with Sei Ishikawa of WeWork
Mobility Connect
by Adam McWhirter
1y ago
With well over a decade of experience in the mobility industry, Sei Ishikawa first joined The We Company in 2016 and has since grown its global mobility division from a one-man team to an entire department, responsible for the movement of nearly 700 employees. The We Company’s spectacular growth in the decade since its founding – as of mid-2019, over 500 WeWork locations in 28 separate countries – has rapidly expanded the need for a specialized, expert mobility team.    Sei tells us more on how he was able to manage his mobility programme to keep apace of the company’s extraordinary ..read more
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Growing up in China as an Expat Kid
Mobility Connect
by Adam McWhirter / The Hoffman Family
1y ago
Holland, Chongqing, Guangzhou then Shanghai. The very special journey of the Hoffman family, who first came to China in 2008 when daughters Romy and Sanne were only four and six years old, reveals much about the joys and difficulties of settling and attending school as a young family in the mobility world. Mother Asha and her two daughters join us this week to share their personal insights into everything to do with life as an expat, from navigating Chinese traffic to the importance of community and the creation of a familiar home atmosphere in the process of settling.   Moving from Tier ..read more
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Repatriating Children with Elizabeth Sawyer of Bennett International
Mobility Connect
by Adam McWhirter
1y ago
Having spent the first twelve years of her life overseas, and with an education spanning five different systems from Ireland to New York, Elizabeth Sawyer is no stranger to international schooling. Following the completion of her MA at Villanova University, Elizabeth spent the first 15 years of her career teaching English, French and Spanish at private high schools in the US, a path that would later inform her role as an Education Consultant for Bennett Educational Resources. In 2009, after Bennett acquired School Choice International, Elizabeth became the CEO of what is now Bennet Internation ..read more
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Special Needs Education in China with Andrew Hill of ELG & Xiersen
Mobility Connect
by Adam McWhirter
1y ago
Andrew Hill first arrived in China thirty years ago and has since founded and managed several companies and received The Charity Star of Shanghai in 2010 for his service projects and charity work. He founded ELG to provide quality special needs education and therapy services in China – the first service of this nature in Shanghai – and is also the chairman of ELG’s sister NGO, Xiersen Children Service Centre. ELG has provided much-needed specialist therapy and behavioural services to thousands of children since its establishment in 2005.    In this in-depth discussion, Andrew examine ..read more
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