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Visible at Work

53 EpisodesProduced by Tracy Oyekanmi Website

For professionals in a new country as immigrants or expats struggling to be visible at work while dealing with workplace culture shock.Every Sunday, I share actionable tips from my over a decade experience in multicultural teams from Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America & Africa. Also, listen to… read more

53 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Ep 51 A Unique Experience of Working Abroad in the Same Continent with Folu Adeyeye

March 30th, 2021


This Q3 episode is with a special guest and old classmate! 

Folu Adeyeye is a brand marketing and digital professional passionate about marketing and …

Ep 50 Top 3 things to advance your Career Abroad

March 21st, 2021


Advancement means different things for different people....

But it also means that you are making progress and progress comes by action and action comes by doing the 3 major things we discuss on this episode.

This is …

Ep 49 Dealing with Career Failures

March 14th, 2021


Never- Ever- Ever Have i heard anyone say they love failures! It is painful, it sucks, it feels defeating but it is a cycle of life and happens more …

Ep 48 Finding opportunities abroad when it seems impossible Interview with David Mc Neill

February 28th, 2021


On this week's guest episode, I speak with David McNeill the founder of Expat Empire. 
Prior to building Expat Empire, David left the United States in 2014 after working in Investment Banking and and Product Management …

Ep 47 Telling your story with a Career Portfolio; How to build one and what should be in it

February 21st, 2021


Your story as discussed in the past two weeks must be invite others to continue a conversation with you and a Career Portfolio will help you merge …

Ep 46 Why your past Career Story plays a Role in Your Future PT2

February 15th, 2021


We dive deeper from last week's episode about leaning into your past story, why it is so important and how it plays a key role in your future abroad.

Ep 45 Why your past Career Story Plays a Role in your Future

February 7th, 2021


Everyone has a story but sometimes we think our story is too messy, too plain to even share. 

In this episode, I explain why your past story is …

Ep 44 Rethinking a New Quality of Life with Dayana Rebolledo

January 31st, 2021


Starting all over in a new country often brings us to confront our fears and so many other aspects of life. This is what happened to Dayana Robolledo …

Ep 43 How to Build Momentum with your career goals

January 24th, 2021


Motivation is never enough to push us through the New Year highs and lows but there's a way to build that momentum even when its not convenient.

On …

Ep 42 What your Inaction is costing you

January 18th, 2021


Have you ever tried to plan something with a friend and the person always said, "I'll get back to you later" but they never get around to doing it or giving you an answer? And at the end of the day, you stop bothering …

Ep 41 Ways to ditch the "New Year Goals" overwhelm

January 10th, 2021


New Year, New You? Is it? 

Does it feel like a New Year? Whether we "feel" it or not , I welcome you to 2021 to kickstart season 2.

Instead of listing goals, I took a different route to share how I've been intentional …

Ep 40 Why an Additional Degree is not Enough for Career Advancement

November 2nd, 2020


The common mistake immigrants make even when you're highly-skilled is to immediately get another degree even they recently had one after moving. 
There is nothing wrong with that! At the same time when you dig deeper, …

Ep 39 Building a professional footprint online using TikTok with Tayde Gonzalez

October 25th, 2020


Tayde Gonzalez leverages TikTok to educate people. She was selected by TikTok for their creator learning program and now she teaches professionals to …

Ep 38 Important Phases of Career Planning Abroad

October 18th, 2020


Do you want to know what areas to focus on during your career planning abroad? Then this solo episode is all about understanding how your knowledge …

Ep 37 A tribute to the girl child and her career

October 11th, 2020


Today is International Day of the Girl Child and this episode addresses challenges females face in their career. Now imagine the Intersectionality being a foreign trained …

Ep 36 Why Career Planning Abroad is important

October 4th, 2020


Having a career planning strategy this last quarter can give a great headstart in 2021. On this solo episode, I breakdown different ways your career …

Ep 35 Keeping the same career across 3 continents with Karla Fraser

September 27th, 2020


The business of Higher Education and supporting international students remains at the core of why Karla Fraser once worked in Afghanistan! And other countries as you'd hear on this episode. 
She speaks about …

Ep 34 3 Things stopping your Career Abroad

September 20th, 2020


Having a career abroad is totally different from having a job abroad. If you want to build a career, you need to look at 3 things stopping your …

Ep 33 Finding your voice abroad- Get credit for your work

September 14th, 2020


Even though it is necessary, it doesn't come naturally to a lot of foreign trained professionals who grew up in being modest about your achievements. 

Ep 32 How to Excel on a Team Panel Abroad

September 6th, 2020


In this solo episode, I discuss how to excel on a team panel when working abroad.

There are three (3) ways to know who you should expect on a team …

Ep 31 Adapting to a Foreign Culture Abroad with Dr. Yusuf J. Ugras

August 31st, 2020


This episode is a full circle moment for me in training about Work Cultures. I interviewed my former professor, Dr Yusuf Ugras, Ph.D who is faculty …

Ep 30 Re-branding your Transferable Skills

August 24th, 2020


It takes intentional to rebuild your transferable skills but it all starts with re-branding your professional experience as transferable skills.

On …

Ep 29 How to kickstart being a Leader without the title yet Abroad

August 16th, 2020


For you to be a highly-skilled Immigrant/ foreign professional, you already have leadership qualities and even held leadership positions before moving. But when you move, sometimes to move forward you may have taken a …

Ep 28 Why Your Silence could be Killing Your Career Abroad

August 9th, 2020


In this solo episode, I reveal the 4 myths that keep you from speaking up in meetings. This impacts your ability to connect with your bosses, team …

Ep 27 You are the Product Abroad Interview with Ravi Jayagopal

July 31st, 2020


Ravi Jayagopal is a Business Coach, 6-time Author, Speaker, Podcaster- and (2 shows), full-time Entrepreneur, Digital …

Ep 26 Using grit to succeed abroad Roman Prokopchuk

July 19th, 2020


Roman Prokopchuk is a 2nd generation Immigrant who moved from Ukraine as a little boy to USA but he traces his success in business- Novazora Digital Agency and Digital Savage podcast to the grit he saw his grandparents …

Ep 25 Explaining a Gap on Your Resume with Sonal Bahl

July 13th, 2020


Sonal Bahl has lived many career lives in one and now helps others supercharge their careers! Originally from India, Sonal has lived and worked in Chile, Uruguay, France and now resides in Belgium.  She speaks English, …

Ep 24 How to be result oriented in your work Stan Van Workum

July 5th, 2020


 Stan's journey from growing up in Netherlands, schooling in Sweden to work in New Zealand is admirable as he discusses his goal to work for one of …

Ep 23 When you need to re-certify to practice Abroad. How Moyosore Balogun did it 1.5 years!

June 28th, 2020


Having the right to practice in a new location takes a lot of resilience, courage and focus. This is exactly what Nigerian trained lawyer, Moyosore Balogun in less than two years.

Moyo tells everything about her …

Ep 22 Making the minority experience transparent in Corporate.

June 22nd, 2020


Our guest,  Toby Egbuna co-founded Dyversifi- An anonymous career insight platform for diverse employees for other minorities to learn what how to succeed at a certain company and what it’s like to work there.

We …

Ep 21 Leading Global Teams- How to succeed working Abroad with Travis Ames

May 31st, 2020


Managing a globally diverse team is interesting and also comes with a sense of responsibility. 

On this bonus episode, Travis Ames, Vice President Consumer Devices at Microsoft Canada discusses the importance of …

Ep 20 Why Credibility is the New Currency Post COVID-19

May 17th, 2020


What you need beyond money in this pandemic is another type of currency. The one that will be a hedge against the changes. 

The credibility to …

Ep 19 Building a Crisis Plan for your Career

May 1st, 2020


Today's crisis might be the best foundation to plan ahead of another crisis. 

On this episode, i share a crisis framework you can adapt to your career. Happy International Worker's Day!

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Ep 16 Moving for love? Mindset shifts to keep you motivated

February 24th, 2020


When moving is the best decision for your family. How do you manage that with rebuilding your career and getting your mindset to a place that fuels your confidence for the future? 

Celebrity Chef, Helen Flitcroft left …

Ep 15 How to create more opportunities in a new country with Tina Varughese

February 9th, 2020


Accomplished cross-cultural trainer and International speaker, Tina Varughese reveals why newcomers have a hard time to get opportunities and how …

Ep 14 Creating a new role in a new country and smashing targets with Tracey Zhang

January 30th, 2020


Have you ever thought about creating a role that didn't exist for yourself? Then listen to how Tracey had personal plans to relocate then she did the …

Ep 13 Get a job in 1 week without applying! Make bold moves in your career in a new country

January 19th, 2020


Nicole Nyasaha is a recruitment consultant who is originally from Zimbabwe. She spent a decade schooling and working in Malaysia before making the …

EP 12 Finding Gratitude when Everything Goes Wrong

December 15th, 2019


Craig Dias reminds us this season of why we should be thankful!

Moving from London to New Zealand. Craig is on a kidney transplant wait list for 7 …

EP 11 Would you work as the only foreigner in a location? Hear Daeyna's story about turning her mess into a message

December 9th, 2019


Daeyna learns a new language in the middle of her divorce and moves from Jamaica to Japan to start a new life as an English teacher to join the Japan Teachers Exchange Program.  After moving , she found herself as the …

EP 10 Brittney Oliver-From 100 Interviews to Business Founder

December 1st, 2019


Although she's American, Brittney Oliver understands the burden that comes with being different.

Having turned her own lemons of going through 100 interviews despite being highly intelligent with internships in New York …

EP 9 The foundation of your financial habits

November 24th, 2019


From working 7 days a week, no rest and more bills. Ramon decided to become interested in financial education not just for his personal freedom but to help people make better choices for their future.

Today's guest is …

Ep 8 Secure the Card- 5 things to build your credit score when working in the US

November 17th, 2019


Moving on her own to USA to fund her Masters degree education, Ibukunoluwa Oyeleke has had her fair share in dealing with money and building a solid …

Ep 7 Bay Simpson- Side hustling and working with a global mindset

November 10th, 2019


We live in the "gig economy" where people trade their skills for money beyond the traditional 9-5 job with a side hustle. This is real work and you may have been thinking of starting one so listen to how our guest, Bay …

Ep 6 Nick Noorani- Working in Canada? 3 things you NEED to do

November 3rd, 2019


If you have ever read the Canadian federal government's guide to immigration for newcomers, then you are about to listen to the writer! Nick has dedicated his life to help immigrants succeed in Canada especially as he …

Small Talk when you're different

October 27th, 2019


Who hates small talk? Uuurgh 

There is this hype about small talk that you should find common things to discuss but when you are different and still …

Did i say something wrong? The social awkwardness of professional networking PT.2

October 20th, 2019


You've heard great things about trying storytelling but what about the stories you shouldn't be telling?

There are 10 things you should tread lightly …

The social awkwardness of professional networking

October 13th, 2019


Do you want to change about the way you network professionally? Then listen in to see how not sharing enough could make you seem awkward. 

Often …

We want change but change is scary

October 6th, 2019


Switching from onsite to a virtual worker is scary but could be the next step to remain productive but there are so many moving parts to adjust to …

Introduction to Visible at Work Career advancement show

September 2nd, 2019


If you've been in transition in your career as a professional in a new country or new city then this is the weekly show for you.
The podcast is tailored towards sharing actionable insights on the …

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