Boomeranging

Expat to Repat

Hosted by Margot Andersen

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Jan Lynch

Jan Lynch

When Jan Lynch came home from Hong Kong after working in the biggest e-commerce market in the world, China, she knew she had to make a big decision. Deciding to retrain as an interior designer, Jan launched her business – Hue and Space – and hasn’t looked back.

Wage Reis

Wage Reis

Wage Reis has quite literally turned a small market in to her next big opportunity. When she returned to Australia, Wage went from feeling like an imposter in her own country to creating career options that she admits, she wouldn’t have been able to do in London.

Claire Pales

Claire Pales

Like many repats, Claire Pales experienced her fair share of challenges with the recruitment market upon her return. However it was these very challenges that delivered Claire her ‘gap in the market’ opportunity and led her to start her own cyber security advisory business.

Kate Hewish

Kate Hewish

Coming home and settling in Brisbane, Kate thought she would continue her career in financial services only to be told that her opportunities were near zero. So she retrained as a landscape designer and horticulturalist, started her own business and reconnected with Australia through our plants … and she has never looked back.

Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper

When Scott Cooper landed in the US the first thing he did was ditch his engineering career for digital marketing world of start ups. This experience and his subsequent ‘mastery of the hustle’ shaped his risk appetite and approach to scaling businesses which he believes now puts him at an advantage in the Australian market.

Trena Blair

Trena Blair

When Trena Blair first moved to New York, the doorman was the extent of her network. When she returned home, her extensive network became the foundations to a new business – and most importantly helped maintain ties to the city she loves.

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards family wasn’t the only thing that grew during her 11 years in Singapore, so too did the group of publishing and digital businesses she founded which took the plans to return home to a whole new level.

Season Wrap: The Covid Series

Season Wrap: The Covid Series

Podcast producers Margot Andersen and Simone Pregellio share the expat stories from both the podcast and six months of conversations with Australians who have been part of the 600,000 contingent who have come home during COVID.

Prue Clarke

Prue Clarke

It was the Aussie sense of adventure that took journalist Prue Clarke to New York in 2000, it was the American dream that kept her there for 19 years.