2020 Online Events
Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, we continued to gather to
share inspiration, ideas, resources, and life-long opportunities
with our valued community members.
Like so many others, we moved online!
Though we can't wait to meet again in person, we hope
the material provided in these recordings will encourage you
to take another step forward.
Watch and witness our most
exciting events during COVID-19 Pandemic!
Vici Tanner on Building Community
Victoria ("Vici") Tanner is a certified and ICF accredited expat life coach. Her practice is dedicated to supporting expat Mums as they look for a sense of community in their expat life, and who miss the social, emotional and physical support of their family and friends “back home." Vici knows first-hand what it’s like to live abroad as an expat Mum. Over the last 16 years, she has re-homed seven (7) times, lived in six (6) different countries, given birth in both Bangkok and Indonesia, developed two (2) different businesses and created a thriving mother and children’s community group. Her mission is to provide the social and emotional support expat Mums need to parent with confidence as they raise their children abroad (away from the stability of family and friends back home), and enable them to really thrive in their expat life. This conversation provides a glimpse into her personal journey and gives great insight into the importance of having and the steps she has taken to build community...wherever she is - in life and in the world.
Lauren Flaherty On Confidence and Joyful Risk Taking
Lauren Flaherty - Life Strategist and Career & Executive Coach - has developed a coaching model that she emulates every day of her life. As both a lifelong thespian and the accompanying partner to a U.S. Diplomat, Lauren has lived a life on the move. Embracing the need to be spontaneous and go with the flow, Lauren notes: "my husband saves the world; I entertain it." In her work, Lauren helps executives (mainly women) grow their confidence and proudly claim their corporate titles by encouraging them to ACT - Accept where they are; Choose where they'd like to be; and Transform. This exciting, fun-filled and joyful approach allows Lauren and her clients to have the confidence to take on any situation life may throw their way.
Uyanga Erdenebold You Don't Need Sight to Have Great Vision
If you are seeking inspiration, look no further. This interview features Uyanga Erdenebold, a Mongolian woman who was born with sight...and due to a degenerative genetic condition, was blind by the time she was 20. Despite her declining vision, Uyanga pursued every educational opportunity available. Given the economic state of affairs in Mongolia at the time, such resources were extremely limited. There was only one school for the blind...which was located hundreds of kilometers from her family home. All graduates of that school were expected to work in a factory, carrying out mundane, sedentary tactile tasks. Uyanga refused to accept this as her fate. This interview details her incredible journey to become the first blind Mongolian to be awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study at a university in the U.S....and, upon her return from the States, her experiences as the owner of the first guide dog in Mongolia. A few short years later, she facilitated the effort to introduce (and ultimately pass) the first rights-based legislation for disabled people in Mongolia. Her guide dog, Gladys, was the first dog welcomed into a Mongolian government building. Uyanga proves without a doubt that you do not need sight to have great vision.
Cultivate Stillness to Create Movement - a LIVE Q&A with Paul Lewis
Performance Coach Paul Lewis was the speaker for our October 2020 Empowering Perspectives online session. In the short hour we had together, Paul shared with us practical tips on how to make positive, powerful and sustainable shifts in our lives. The first critical step? Creating moments of stillness. Is this another talk about meditation? No. Though that is one way of becoming still, it is not the only way. In fact, Paul relies on the traditional tea ceremony to bring his focus from the exterior to the interior, from scattered to centered. He invites his clients - high-powered executives - to join him at the table to experience the immediately calming effects of tea. There, he is able to observe their full presence and launch into incredible discussions of how to begin working on optimizing their physical, physiological and cognitive states. As the founder and CEO of Immortal Executive, LLC, Paul's unique mission is "To create healthy, resilient leaders - powerful performers - who live to their true potential and sustain their unstoppable best."
Interview with Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis is a motivational speaker, thought leader, author, master of the martial arts, tea connoisseur and…as a Performance Coach and Mentor is the President and Founder of Immortal Executive. LLC. In this role, he offers one unique mission: “To create healthy, resilient leaders - Powerful Performers, who live to their potential, and sustain their unstoppable best.” HIs personal goal is to live to 120 years strong! Paul has lived and worked all over the world - both as a professional in his own right and - as an accompanying partner. All of these incredible factors make him a perfect pick as an Empowering Perspectives speaker for this month (October 2020). Please join us on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 at 9:00 am JST (which is Monday, 19 October 2020 at 8:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)) for a LIVE Q&A with Paul, where we will discuss how cultivating stillness can generate great motion and momentum.
Interview with Terre Short
With more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare, hospitality, and business ownership, Terre Short shares a wealth of knowledge as an author, speaker, and Professionally Certified Coach (PCC). Terre is passionate about creating individual learning paths to enhance leaders’ brilliance and elevate their contribution. Her company, www.ShortGroup.net, provides live and online learning opportunities for individuals and groups. Her book, The Words We Choose: Your Guide to How and Why Words Matter, was published just a few weeks ago. I bought a copy immediately and could NOT put it down. I am SO excited to introduce you to Terre and to have the opportunity to share with you an overview of the incredible topics covered in this new and very empowering resource.
Interview with Booyeon Lee
Booyeon Lee is a U.S. Diplomat currently serving at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. In her role, Booyeon serves as the lead in coordinating U.S.-Japan efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Outside of her work, Booyeon is a single mother to two children, ages 7 and 9. This interview is an introduction to Booyeon, her incredible accomplishments as a professional woman, her struggles as a person and a parent...and a teaser to the LIVE Q&A scheduled for 18 August 2020, where Booyeon will talk to us about Choice, Criticism and Courage, and how her approach to each has shaped her life.
The Remote Work Revolution - A Live Q&A with Mag Boron, CEO of Pangian
We were joined for this month's Empowering Perspectives meeting by Mag Boron, Founder and CEO of Pangian. Boasting more than 100,000 members and 25,000 active job listings, Pangian is the fastest growing remote work community and job board in the world. We were honored to have the opportunity to talk to Mag about about the remote work revolution...and how we could all leverage our unique skills and talents to join the ever expanding remote workforce. This was NOT about freelance work or the gig economy. This was truly about the future of all employment...as a Pangian, a citizen of the world.