When members of the audience were asked to stand if their own life had been touched by either Robin Pascoe or Jo Parfitt, almost everyone in the room stood up. Jo and Robin have authored numerous books on expat living, lectured around the world, and inspired others to find opportunities and humor in the challenges of expat life.
After the introduction, Jo got to talk about Robin, and Robin about Jo, and as would be expected, each was full of admiration and affection for the other. But lest you think it was sappy and sugar-coated, they both had the audience roaring with laughter.
Some of the better known books by Jo include Career in a Suitcase, Find Your Passion, Expat Entrepreneur, Grow Your Networks, Expat Writer: Release the Book Within, and 21 other books. If you ever wanted to write your own book, Jo is the one to coach you through it since this is her full-time business now.
Robin is best known for A Movable Marriage, Raising Global Nomads, A Broad Abroad, and Homeward Bound, and her humorous and inspiring lectures to parents around the world.
If you aren’t familiar with their books, blogs, or tweets, go to www.joparfitt.com and http://www.expatexpert.com/.
In the world of expatriate living, it’s nice to know that we have our heroines and “Trailblazers”, too!