Building global skills

After all you have been through these past 18 months, you may be wondering about potential strategies to thrive in the updated version of the world. A world where borders seem to fade while productivity stales.

Obstacles make you stronger, but you have to identify how you can use that strength to your advantage in your professional and personal life.

As expat, you have reunited an array of skills that are becoming more relevant than ever to thrive in the global spectrum.


Flexibility is the agility to anticipate, assess and be prepared to adapt to changing priorities during uncertain times. What can be more uncertain than moving to a new country? the world we know now is not different. You keep strengthening the ability to navigate the waves of uncertainty, being aware that winds can change anytime.

🕵🏻‍♀️ Objectivity

Moving to another country is like getting away from a mirror from which you were too close that you couldn't really see the reflexion. The more time you spend away from such mirror, the more you are able to see the whole picture. In other words, you gain perspective. The lack of objectivity is not always a problem derived from lack of information or education; objectivity is achieved through perspective.

🏋🏻‍♀️ Persistence

It is too expensive to give up in a foreign country, or sometimes quitting is not an option.

"When your dreams are so big they cross borders, breaking through barriers and obstacles becomes a basic drill."

🧑🏻‍🎤Creativity to solve problems

Creativity is a muscle, and the reason some people are more creative than others is because some practice it more. As expat, you are exposed to innovation, therefore you bring a different approach because you have exercised that muscle as you experienced diverse processes.

🙅🏻‍♀️ Systemic thinking

Your work and everything you do is part of a system. Being exposed to different systems helps you leverage your awareness of the functions you perform as part of a community, work, or family environment; hence your actions tend to be more aligned with a common purpose.

🧗🏻‍♀️ Vision

Vision is not only knowing where you are going but being able to inspire others to follow you along the way. Communication and empathy are the two ingredients that help you inspire others.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Adaptability

Adaptability tends to pass as flexibility. However, adaptability means to use that flexibility to be able to adapt. Adaptability is understanding that every change requires a crisis phase where there is turbulence and challenges. To practice adaptability, try asking yourself: What Am I going to focus on today?

"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."

Charles Darwin

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