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Forum Leader for Panama
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We are pleased to welcome Olivia Ohlen who joins the team at Expat Focus as Forum Leader for Panama. Olivia has kindly offered to help with any questions you may have about life in Panama.
My name is Olivia Ohlen also known as “The Positive Expat”.
I have always been an expat and a nomad, having studied, set up "homes", raised children, and developed a career in several countries since age 14. Originally from New Caledonia (French), my family moved to Australia and from there my need for a nomadic lifestyle has taken me to the U.S.A, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, France, Madagascar, Canada and today Panama.
My husband and I are involved in the Mining Industry and we work on projects throughout the world. The construction of a copper mine in the centre of the Isthmus has brought us to Panama for a period of at least 4 years.
My vocation is counselling and coaching individuals from all walks of life, countries, age groups, religions and cultures. I LOVE working with local communities and expatriates who come together for a common purpose
Moving countries is always challenging on so many different levels. There is a process that is unavoidable every time no matter how experienced you are.
My most difficult challenge is being patient with myself and accepting that making a “home” in a new country takes time. We arrived in Panama with two suitcases full of winter clothes as we had just spent 3 months in Canada prior to our Mobilising.
We had to find an apartment, a car, furniture, clothes, dishes, everything!... and we brought our dog with us!
Read more about Olivia and her life in Panama here
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A lot of questions on here but not many responses. Do you think you'd look at my one and only post so far and provide an opinion please?
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