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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

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

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 only foreigner and only black woman on an island of 4700 people!

Although there were several instances of culture shock, Daeyna believes that transitioning her career and a new location turned her mess into a message. She is also the host of She's a Mess podcast.

On this episode, she discusses

The cross-cultural difference in work styles- The Japanese two faced Tatemae and the Honne "Saying it as it is versus the two-face of not letting you feel upset".

How not to be blindsided during a transition

What to do to change the way you see yourself so you can help others.

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