Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Aubrey Mernarndt

Almost three years ago, I started my own consulting firm which focuses on democracy and governance work. I’ve worked for clients on projects all over the world which have focused on, for example, helping countries better manage their natural resources, countering disinformation, providing better educational opportunities, improving government service delivery, ensuring the rights of gender and sexual minorities, and more.

I also serve as an international elections observer and have observed elections in the Kyrgyz Republic, Georgia, Belarus, North Macedonia, and Ukraine. Next week, I’m headed to Azerbaijan to observe their parliamentary elections.

I recently wrote my first book! It’s called Young Mongols: Forging Democracy in the Wild, Wild East and it will be published by Penguin Random House SEA in March 2020. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Aubrey Mernarndt

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Kate Shell

Hello! My name is Kate Shell. I’m 31 years old, and I’m from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. I’m currently living in Aranjuez, Spain (near Madrid) working as an English teacher. After spending several years in education and subsequently moving into the field of informational technology, I was in desperate need of a change. When I got the opportunity to live and work in Spain, I grabbed it. It was the best decision I could have made! Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Kate Shell

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Sophia Cheng

I’m Sophia, communications professional turned newbie activist. Office worker turned business owner. Rule follower to rule breaker. Long-term traveller who returned back home. Since October 2018 I’ve changed nearly every aspect of my life. One big aspect is ‘career’. I’m dedicating the next decade of my life to the climate crisis. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Sophia Cheng

Where to find coworking spaces in Sofia, Bulgaria.

This is our third time returning to Sofia. Last time we were here in 2018 we were only here for two weeks and we mostly worked from home or from cafes. Some days we work from “home”, some days we go to a coworking space and others we work from cafes. So where can you co-work from in Sofia? Continue reading Where to find coworking spaces in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Steph Jones

Hi everyone, I’m Steph! I grew up in Rhode Island and am currently based just outside Boston. Admittedly, that doesn’t sound like a very big move, although I’ve also spent time living in London, Edinburgh, and Havana along the way to where I am now.
In my daily life, my career is mostly in medical editing, but in my spare time I’m outside as much as possible. I’m a swimmer, runner, skier, and scuba diver, and I love to travel. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Steph Jones

6 Statistics That Show the Benefits of Remote Work

All too often I hear people ask how to convince their employer remote work is better for their productivity. If you too want to start living the remote lifestyle, use some of these statistics about remote work next time you talk to your boss. Continue reading 6 Statistics That Show the Benefits of Remote Work

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Elly Earls

I’m Elly, I’m 33 years old, I’m a freelance journalist and I’ve been location independent for the past eight years. Prior to that I worked as a journalist and editor in London and Dubai. I spent my teenage years in Thailand and took my first ever solo trip when I was about 9 years old to visit a school friend in Spain! Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Elly Earls

Postcards from Koh Phangan (Part 1) – nomad life is always full of surprises!

This year hasn’t gone to plan at all, as is life. There have been both surprise and planned celebrations, unexpected worries, little hiccups along the way providing challenges/hurdles and also impromptu surprise opportunities. Continue reading Postcards from Koh Phangan (Part 1) – nomad life is always full of surprises!

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Matt Young

Originally from a rural town outside of Tampa, Florida, there was nothing global, worldly, nor ambitious in my upbringing. By all accounts, my family’s expectations were pretty low and stopped at “go to college.” So I had no pressure to do anything big, and had complete support in everything that has lead me to where I am now. I had been introduced to the art world pretty early on. By the time I was 15, my whole life was centered around being creative. Little did I know that the courses I enrolled in and the pure act of creating was shaping a mind that questioned everything and that quickly saw a flaw in the traditional work/life model. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Matt Young

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Kirsten Traynor

The short version is that I am an English major who wanted to be a writer. After graduating from college, I won a honeybee hive in a raffle. Keeping bees is strangely addictive and before I knew it, I was pursuing a career as a honeybee scientist. Bees have taken me all over the world: Germany, Ireland, Wales, France and New Zealand, where beekeepers hosted me in their homes for a month. Some day they’ll take me to China, Australia and Thailand. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Kirsten Traynor