Sharon Swift, Author, Entrepreneur and Seasoned Expat, has been on the move since birth. Sharon has lived across five continents, and has experienced life and cultures of 14 countries over her lifetime so far.
Sharon’s move to Sydney in 2005 was her 18th international relocation.
Sharon spent her 14 years corporate career working for multi-national organizations including Siemens USA, Abbott Laboratories Germany, Nielsen UK, and WPP’s Kantar Australia.
Passionate about helping busy professionals, Sharon established her concierge business in 2011.
Sharon is the founder of The Expat Concierge which helps expats with all aspects of their move from the UK to Australia.
She works on an intimate basis with executives relocating to Australia, and helps many more via an online relocation tool, SETTLEto.
As a veteran expat, Sharon has become a leading commentator on how expats and ‘wannabe’ expats.
Sharon is an Official Huffington Post Blogger and contributor to The CEO Magazine, Human Resources Director Magazine and HR Monthly, Sharon has also been featured in Business Insider and now lives in Sydney with her husband Ian and chocolate Labrador, Dillon.
We have a chat about her early days growing up the daughter of a British father and a Singaporean Chinese mother, finding her way in her corporate career across the globe after gaining a business degree at university. Her transitions have provided her with a strong grounding to venture into entrepreneurship with incredible success and we learn all about her international Expat Concierge business.
We also discuss what it’s like to be a ‘third culture’ kid – calling everywhere and nowhere ‘home.’
Listen to Sharon’s fascinating journey and find her at www.theexpatconcierge.com