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Is there such a thing as a professional ex-pat?

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Robin Pascoe professional expatriot

Robin Pascoe professional expatriot

Meet Robin Pascoe, a journalist and self-proclaimed professional ex patriot who has been traveling globally for over ten years as the wife of a diplomat.

Along with her husband and two children she has lived in Bangkok, Taipei, Beijing and Seoul.  Robin has been asked by corporate groups to give speeches and presentations in over twenty-five countries about the needs of ex patriots and their families.  Some of her popular presentation topics include:

  • Family Matters!  Attract and Retain Top Talent by Understanding the Family’s Challenges in International Assignments.
  • Work-Life balance in the Global Economy
  • Who Are You Anyway?
  • Understanding Third-Culture Kids in the Classroom

Besides her countless speeches, Robin is well known for authoring four books including: A Broad Abroad, Raising Global Nomads, A Movable Marriage, Homeward Bound, as well as coauthoring Living and Working Abroad .  She also writes regularly for expatriate newspapers, magazines and web sites and has been interviewed by many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Working Mother Magazine, Utne Reader, CNN, and others.

Robin Pascoe’s book trailer:  

If I were to intervie Robin Pascoe I would like to ask her:

“What definition do you use to define an ex-patriot?”

“Is there a time period one must live outside his/her home country before he/she is considered an ex-patriot?”

“Have you noticed several personality traits that ex-patriots have in common after having lived for many years outside their home country?”

“Do you feel that you lose a sense of home and old friendships having lived for so long and so far from where you grew up?  And will your kids lose that sense of home having lived in so many different places during these formative years?”


Written by iamandreaholm

October 22, 2009 at 5:01 PM