Moving Through Transition

My work as a career consultant and intercultural trainer brings me into contact with many people in career and life transition. At UC Berkeley, where I have been working as a consultant and teaching a course called “Creating A Fulfilling Life in America,” I have met many international spouses and partners going through intercultural, career[…]

Help! (A Four Letter Word): The True Power of Asking for Help

“Perhaps the shortest and most powerful prayer in human language is help.”  – Thomas Keating Why is it so hard to ask for help sometimes?  It certainly doesn’t help that America is considered to be an individualistic-oriented country, and that the idea of “doing”, being productive, and achieving for oneself, is of high value in[…]

Infographic on International problem solving techniques

A simple and creative infographic “International Guidelines for Problem Solving”by designer Jérôme Vadon.  These depictions are meant to be funny and are the artist’s perception of the country, so please take them with a pinch of salt. Some of them are funny like the one depicting the Australians solving their problems with a barbecue or the[…]

Does “The Melting Pot” taste funny?

The United States is a country that welcomes immigrants and most Americans descended from immigrants.  The only indigenous Americans are the American Indians who were living here long before the first waves of settlers came over from Europe.  When Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, he called these natives “Indians” because he thought he had discovered[…]