Robin’s presentations typically run 1.5 hours with lots of time for the audience to interact with the author. Please note these–and these alone–are the presentations Robin currently offers on her travels.
RAISING GLOBAL NOMADS: PARENTING ABROAD IN AN ON-DEMAND WORLDRaising mobile children adds an extra layer of challenges to the traditional ones associated with child rearing at home. What are some of those unique challenges? What exactly is a global nomad or third culture kid anyway? In this presentation, Robin explores the unique TCK subculture and the short and long term implications for parenting children who grow up abroad. Based on her book of the same name, Robin offers first hand advice to parents staying abroad or moving home.
A MOVEABLE MARRIAGE: RELOCATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITHOUT BREAKING ITFrom Robin’s book of the same name, this seminar examines the key challenges facing couples who want to keep their marriages and relationships on track when everything else seems to be coming off the rails. The stress placed on marriages by dual career issues, moving children, housing, commuter and short term assignments, spousal isolation, and rocky relationships with companies, are just a few of the issues that can threaten to send a relationship off course. Robin identifies the challenges and offers strategies for rising to them based on extensive research and personal experience.
HOMEWARD BOUND: THE SHOCK OF GOING HOMEAs she does in her book of the same name, Robin takes a close look at the subject of repatriation, the challenges of returning home after overseas assignments, and the impact of re-entry shock on the entire family. Repatriation is a subject that many expats don’t want to talk about ahead of time, but being prepared for the move home is as important as readiness for the relocation abroad. Robin offers advice and tips for ensuring a smooth move home.
SUCCESSFUL LIVING ABROADThis presentation combines the content of Robin’s three books for groups who want her to discuss theme she raises in all three of her books. Moveable marriage challenges, parenting of global nomads, repatriation, and the challenges of work-life balance in the global economy are all examined in this presentation.
WORK-LIFE BALANCE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMYWork-life balance is the workplace challenge of the 21st century but nowhere is the interdependence of work, life and family more enhanced than in the expatriate life. Based on the research she did on the subject for Raising Global Nomads, Robin takes her audience through the challenges, why they are more magnified in the global context, and offers strategies for restoring the peace at home, increasing effectiveness and productivity of employees, and managing the risk of losing the best and brightest expats to burnout and stress.
WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY?This is a presentation designed for students, primarily of high school age and in particular, repatriating grad classes. It explores third culture kid ‘identity’ challenges and focuses on the culture shock of returning to a ‘home’ that a young adult may never have lived in before. It is not for parent’s ears (and parents are discouraged from attending this presentation). It runs about 45 minutes and is designed as an ‘assembly’ presentation to introduce young global nomads to some of their unique challenges, what makes them feel special, and why they will make certain choices in their future lives.
LEADING A WRITER’S LIFE ABROADEveryone wants to write about their overseas experiences. But what’s the best format? A memoir? A journal? Perhaps a novel? Maybe freelance travel journalism appeals to you. Whatever form your writing will take, first you must create a writing life for yourself which can be challenging in the context of an expatriate life. A writer and journalist for over thirty years, Robin takes participants through the writing process.