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Columnists > Rita Golstein-Galperin


Rita Golstein-Galperin
Rita Golstein-Galperin is a Career Makeover Strategist® for expat women and the founder of Expat Renaissance . A serial expat, she is now a multicultural mom in Paris (France) and a lover of all chocolate. A former lawyer and political economist, Rita is now focused on sparking new dreams among fellow expat women. She is an author, entrepreneur, and a career and business coach for expats. Join the expat revolution.


Rita Golstein-Galperin

5 Reasons Why You Have To Volunteer To Succeed Abroad

Posted by: Rita2G on Wednesday March 01, 2017 (15:42:18)   (1113 Reads)
I don’t know about you, but I have a pretty busy schedule as an expat, and I’m sure you can relate. When I’m not working, I cherish my free time with family, my friends, and especially enjoying some “me” time. So what don’t I have time for? Volunteering. Whether it’s in the community, at a different business, or just helping out a professional online, offering my time and effort for free doesn’t sound super appealing. I have to devote that time to pushing on with my career and succeeding! Right?

News flash, hang onto your seats: You can’t succeed without volunteering. Your efforts will be hugely handicapped if you dodge this opportunity, and that’s because volunteering actually helps you as much as you help it.    more ...


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Writing Your Career Narrative Abroad

Posted by: Rita2G on Wednesday March 01, 2017 (15:13:22)   (8684 Reads)
Being an expat is a promising new start where you get to carve out your life and career abroad, in a brand new place with brand new experiences. How amazing!

Did I mention it’s terrifying too? Maybe your “uh oh” moment came once you got on the plane or a few weeks after you relocated, but it comes for all of us. At this point in uncharted waters, we crave a guided path and end up falling into the stereotypes or status quo of other expats we know – or what we “think” an expat should be.    more ...


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Five Things That Will Change Forever Once You Move Abroad

Posted by: Rita2G on Thursday January 12, 2017 (17:11:23)   (7687 Reads)
Moving abroad is not easy. You face new challenges, you get to know parts of you you didn’t know existed, you’re amazed at yourself and at the world. And with this change of scenery, there are some things that will forever change for you as an expat.

I’m talking about little habits you took for granted no longer applying; strengths you didn’t realize were strengths until you visited home again; even the words you use every day changing their meaning.    more ...


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Why You Should Start an Expat Blog... Now

Posted by: Rita2G on Monday July 11, 2016 (17:50:18)   (2612 Reads)
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Everyone’s starting a blog these days. The only requirement is that you have something to say, and that the “something” offers actual value to your readers. As an expat who’s experienced career change, the upheaval and relocation of your life, and all the details, tricks, roadblocks, and funny stories along the way, I’m here to tell you: You have something to offer readers. Right now.

Here are six solid reasons why you should start an expat blog – and should do it right this instant.    more ...


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Nine Expat Career Lies You Need to Overcome

Posted by: Rita2G on Monday June 13, 2016 (15:47:45)   (3826 Reads)
Every single struggle we experience on a daily basis; every complaint, every dissatisfaction, every career problem or personal battle can be drilled down into a single source: the big, fat and limiting lies we tell ourselves. You see those limiting beliefs become a second nature for most, and in fact are holding us down and hurting your career change.    more ...


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The Biggest Expat Career Mistakes

Posted by: Rita2G on Thursday May 26, 2016 (16:01:07)   (2881 Reads)
Career change is scary, let alone in a foreign country. There are various challenges, setbacks, unexpected surprises and bumps along the way… and you cannot control most of them. But there are some things that are under your direct responsibility, yet I see so many expats around me make the same mistakes over and over again.

I’ve gathered the 4 most annoying and self-sabotaging mistakes that we make on our quest for a successful career abroad, and how you can (easily) fix them:    more ...