Boomeranging

Expat to Repat

Hosted by Margot Andersen

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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.

Andrew Whitford

Andrew Whitford

Andy Whitford acknowledges just how ‘lucky’ he is to return with an MD role after 15 years in Asia. It was however a deviation to his original return strategy of building out a portfolio and board career.

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis

After 19 years in London, the final year of living on his own in lockdown, Michael Ellis jumped at the chance to return to Melbourne via a DFAT sponsored flight. Like many COVID repats, the big question is will he stay?

Sarah Ntiamoah

Sarah Ntiamoah

Proving that no-one is immune to reverse culture shock, Sarah Ntiamoah, a globally experienced change manager shares how she found herself asking that all too familiar question of “What have I done?” not long after arriving home.

Nicole Webb

Nicole Webb

When journalist Nicole Webb initially moved overseas with her hotelier husband James, she thought she would enjoy a career break. Little did she realise though just how much her identity had been shaped by her work.