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Working Across Cultures

While there are so many amazing benefits to living and working in another country—adventure, new experiences, new friends—it’s not all smooth sailing.    During the last year and a half I’ve done a lot of moving. I packed up my life in Australia and took off on a big jet plane to South America. I over-landed my way up the continent until I stumbled upon Canada. And now here I am in sunny England!  What that means is that in the last year and a half I’ve worked in Australia,…

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How Non-Psychologists Build Personal Resilience

In a previous life, I was a Chemistry student, a physical chemist to be precise specialising in the behaviour of atomic collisions and what happens after impact! Subsequent to that, I went into the business world, IP/data licencing and services. So when I came to Robertson Cooper, the world of HR and training, I arrived with my own ideas about Resilience from a completely different walk of life; essentially a systems view, naïve to the nuances of human behaviour. I have subsequently had to…