New Mom, New Country: A Journey of Motherhood With Keri Bloomfield, Author of Nothing Like a Dane"
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by Jackie
1y ago
Keri Bloomfield, experienced expat mother living in Denmark If you're feeling overwhelmed and insecure about your parenting decisions due to cultural differences, despite seeking advice and guidance, then you are not alone! Keri Bloomfield shares her personal experience on moving to Denmark and adapting to life abroad In this episode, you will be able to: Embrace the unique journey of parenting in a foreign land, uncovering its challenges and rewards. Appreciate various cultural perspectives, highlighting the significance of open-mindedness and respect. Discover effective strategi ..read more
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S3 Episode 5 - Thriving Abroad: Maria Madsen's Journey To Starting A Business Abroad
My Kids Think I'm Cool, BUT...
by Jackie
1y ago
This episode is a sequel to the earlier episode Thriving Abroad: Maria Madsen's Journey to Making Denmark Home  This episode is an epic adventure! Maria Madsen not only switched careers, but she did it all while in a foreign land. Maria took her skills and transformed them into a thriving toy business. And get this - she learned those skills when she was just a wee lass! In this episode, you will learn 3:00 - how she moved from being a graphic designer to a product designer. 7:03 - How she started her company 12:00 - How having kids could inspire your business drive 13:45 - Maki ..read more
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Episode 3: How I Started My Business in Denmark
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by Jackie
1y ago
Episode 3 Part 2: Continue Jades Interview If you want to get inspired to start a business abroad, listen to Jade’s Part 2 interview on her journey of creating a specialty business around Filipino food in Denmark. Jade opens up and shares how she started buying some test items in Germany and reselling them in Germany. Listen to her story on starting a business in Denmark. If you missed Part 1 of Jades’s interview, Part 1 is about funny culture shocks and how to integrate and raise international kids in Denmark. Don’t miss Episode 2, Part 1 of Jades Interview.   ..read more
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I'm Back! We're now on Season 3!
My Kids Think I'm Cool, BUT...
by Jackie
1y ago
I'm Back! We're now on Season 3 and super excited to be back.   Episode Highlights:   02:02 - Why I went MIA for a couple of months 05:15 - My Danish school journey 08:30 - How I'm spending my holidays this year 15:58 - What to expect this Season 3   More about your host!   I’m Jackie, your Podcast Host and American - Filipina Mom of two wonderful little kids, who’s been living in Denmark with her family for the past seven years. Born in Manila, Philippines and I moved to California, US when I was five years old. Although today I treat the US as my homeland, I remember unt ..read more
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Happy Faces in Denmark with Victoria Dalgaard
My Kids Think I'm Cool, BUT...
by Jackie
2y ago
“You just have to start doing it. It’s better to start small rather than not doing it at all.”   Living in a foreign country is a challenge especially when it comes to language and communicating with the locals. But today’s guest is an example of how she was able to get out of her comfort zone and manage to handle life as an international and built her face painting business.   We are joined today by Victoria Dalgaard, Founder of a very creative face painting business here in Denmark where she shared her journey and how she was able to conquer her fears and built a business that she ..read more
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Making Denmark Smile One Cocktail At A Time with An Kragh
My Kids Think I'm Cool, BUT...
by Jackie
2y ago
“We don’t need to please everybody and prove ourselves to them. Just do the work and let your work and the results speak for you.”   True indeed. Whether it's for your business or your personal life, all you have to do is do the best you can and let your hard work speak for you.   Our guest today had some rough start migrating from Singapore going to Denmark but she was able to pull through. We are joined today by An Kragh, CEO of A M Bar Consult that provides not only various cocktail drinks but also provides coaching services on how they can safely formulate the best cocktail conco ..read more
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From Corporate America to Jewelry Designer in Denmark with Vanessa Peterson
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by Jackie
2y ago
Clearly, momma knows best.   From being a flight attendant and working at corporate America, to now a business owner in Denmark, our guest today clearly shows that a mother knows exactly what’s best for her and for the family.   Our guest today, Vanessa Peterson fell in love with the beauty of Copenhagen during her fun layover while traveling the world.   She then decided to stay in Denmark, start her family and now work on her jewelry business in a foreign country. Episode Highlights   03:35 - Vanessa as a mom 10:20 - Vanessa’s medical experience in Denmark 18:39 - Movin ..read more
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From High-Fashion Photographer to Being a Mom Based in Denmark with Rebekah Joy Lund
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by Jackie
2y ago
Being a parent should not stop us from doing what we love and create a career out of it.   As our guest said, “If COVID has taught us anything, it's that this is our only life. Don't waste it wondering if you can do something, just go ahead and  try it.”   We are joined today by Rebekah Joy Lund, the founder of Rebekah Joy Portraits. A photography studio based in the Østerbro neighborhood of Copenhagen. Today, she’ll share her life in the US as a successful fashion photographer and moving to Denmark to start a family and how she was able to bring back her love for photography an ..read more
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Why I Started A Parenting Coach Business in Denmark with Camilla Gammelgaard-Baker
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by Jackie
2y ago
We’re not given an instructional manual on how to become a parent, but we’re given parenting intuition and we can always ask around if we need help. We are joined today by Camila Gammelgaard-Baker, a Parenting Coach based in Denmark shares her entrepreneurial and parenting journey. Born in Denmark, but grew up in different parts of the world, Camilla was able to use that experience on how she approached parenting since she learned a lot from different cultures. I hope you find value in this podcast if you're a parent or looking to be a coach or start a business here in Denmark or anywhere in t ..read more
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How to Start a Professional English Teaching Business in Denmark with Krisia Justesen
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by Jackie
2y ago
Starting out a new life in a foreign country with a foreign language is a big challenge especially for a mom.   Today we are joined by Krisia Justesen, EFL Teacher and Business English Coach. She is from Bermuda, but is a citizen of the world. Krisia has lived in Israel, Spain, Turkey and now settled in Denmark with her whole family. Krisia is the mastermind behind learning business English for lazy language learners, and helping people really find confidence in speaking English in a professional atmosphere. She shares her journey in starting and establishing her business and how it helpe ..read more
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