Born and raised in Canada, I had always wanted to explore the world, so I chose my career path accordingly. I knew that marketing and communications was a global business, and one where I could hopefully work from anywhere in the world so long as I had my laptop and a decent internet connection.
Already armed with experience in insurance, tourism, hospitality and event management, I became certified in direct and internet marketing. I worked with Canada’s largest advertising agency, then tried my hand at a boutique agency before making the move to ‘client-side’ work. My specialty has always been direct & email marketing and communications and my favourite industries have been tourism, wellness, and personal & business excellence training.
Though I was ‘a success’ by most people’s standards – even my mum’s – I didn’t feel that I was on the right path. I needed to shake things up a bit and get out of my comfort zone!
In 2009 I sold most of my worldly possessions and bought a one-way ticket to London. Armed with a 5-year Ancestry visa I had a deep need to experience living and working in another country. I figured I’d try it for a year…
Four years later, I’m a newlywed who has embarked on another international move.
In October of 2013 my husband was relocated for his job. To Botswana. That’s in Southern Africa (don’t worry, I had to look it up at first too) and is known for having some of the best safari in the world. It’s one of Africa’s most stable countries but will certainly provide a massive change from the UK or Canada. We know that we’ve started one of the biggest adventures of our life.
In Gaborone I look forward to connecting with local entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into how the world looks through their eyes. Along the way I’ll share stories of Botswana, our travels around Africa, the local culture, and more. Hopefully you’ll get an idea of what life is like in Gaborone!
Interested in seeing what my business accomplishments have been?
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