The Expat Woman

October 22, 2020

Lisa R. Mitchell, Principal at Living A Global Lifestyle

Repat in US, was an expat in China.

Lisa is an innovative Global Executive and Consultant with over 20 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Lisa has held Senior Leadership roles in the Banking, Financial Services, and Global Education industries within Fortune 500 global organizations. Currently, through her Living A Global Lifestyle Brand, she is using her global experience and diverse skill set to curate content and craft uniquely designed workshops to provide the tools and resources for people to live successful lives abroad, especially in managing their personal finances as they live, work, and travel abroad. Previously, Lisa gained a reputation as a highly sought after Corporate Trainer and Business Coach in China, delivering Leadership, Cross-Cultural, and Soft Skills Training to Senior Managers and Global Executives. Before living in China, Lisa was Vice President of International Personal Banking for Wells Fargo, managing a million-dollar portfolio for an international, digital banking branch offering retail banking products and services to customers globally. Before joining Wells Fargo, Lisa held senior-level roles at Citibank in the Global Executive Banking, Corporate Mortgage, and New York Retail Banking divisions, responsible for marketing, sales, and business development for individuals and global corporations. Lisa is an Influencer, Global Speaker, and Writer on international personal financial topics for people who lead a Global Lifestyle. Her book on Money advice for Expats, Digital Nomads, and Travelers will be published this year. Lisa holds a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany).

Title: Expat Life in a Post-Covid-19 World

As someone who has Lived A Global Lifestyle as an Expat, Digital Nomad and World Traveler for over 25 years, I have seen a few Global Crises and lived through the aftermath. Takeaways: Cov-19 is a game changer on so many levels, and is bound to change the way we live as Expats in all aspects of life.

  • The old rules of Expat Life will no longer apply.
  • Corporations are embracing remote working, but there are positive and negative aspects to this.
  • Healthcare/Health insurance will become more important – a non negotiable for sure, and most likely proof will become a requirement (a lot of Expats returned to the US or stayed in foreign countries, away from family due to insurance issues).
  • Solid streams of income in your home and host foreign financial country will be a must.
  • All countries will face financial challenges, and as a result, there will be changes in the way foreigners are treated – immigration/visa laws will change, maybe a financial component to immigration (minimum savings required, e-visa schemes).
  • Expats will need to be more careful in their short and long term planning before moving abroad.

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