Global Stories

What is your global story? Some Australian expatriates return after decades abroad, while for others, even a few short years away from home can profoundly shape their personal and professional lives.

 

Each month, we ask a member of our network to share their global story, through which you will find a wealth of insights on navigating the return journey home. Read on to learn more about the global stories from those in our network.

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Webb

Nicole Webb

“I had many ‘woe is me moments’ and my identity took a hit. For a while I didn’t know who I was without the autocue and bouffant hair!” Nicole and her hotelier husband James, moved to Hong Kong in 2010 when an opportunity came up for him with the W Hotel. Having...

Jan McGrath

Jan McGrath

Among the many facets of her global career, it was the possibilities, opportunities and independence that came with living an international life that Jan McGrath reflects on most fondly of her 18 years living in the US, UK and Hong Kong. It all...

John Weste

John Weste

“Plan, plan, plan, and do your due diligence long before you actually come home,” advises John Weste, as he reflects on his international life of more than 20 years. “If you’re thinking of returning to Australia, know that it’s not going to be easy. You need to start preparing a long time before you return.”

Jayne Tuttle

Jayne Tuttle

Jayne Tuttle lived in Paris for over a decade and still moves between Australia and France. maintaining her bilingual copywriting business working with Paris advertising agencies. Fifteen years ago, an opportunity to take a scholarship Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris arose, and it was the prospect of this adventure that prompted Tuttle to make the move to the City of Light.

Trena Blair

Trena Blair

For CEO and founder of FD Global Connections, Trena Blair, the flight between Sydney and New York is a path well-travelled. While Sydney is home, Trena is a former New York resident, who now splits her time between the two cities.

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