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Father of three kids, the oldest is in boarding school near Basel, Switzerland, and the other two are in Brazil with him and his wife.
Very happily married to a dedicated nomad that has worked in six countries in the past two weeks. She is an MD (specialist in travel medicine) who recently graduated with her MBA and MPH.
What’s your current profession?
Insurance/risk management executive.
How did you get started with working remotely and how did you make this transition?
I started working remotely in 2000 when I started traveling working from my laptop doing marketing consulting and freelance work, then married in Brazil, as a family we traveled/lived/worked in Ghana, Mozambique, England, Thailand, Brazil, and USA.
What are you currently working on?
Insured Nomads, a disruptor in insurance for travelers, digital nomads, and expats on the move through providing protection for the traveler and impact through our partnership with Not For Sale by providing intervention, rescue, protection and education – empowering vulnerable communities so that the exploitation of humans for trafficking is stopped.
What’s your typical work day like?
Check messages/emails, work-out, make coffee, quiet time/meditate, dig into product development and distribution partner work, check in kids tutoring/studies, back to Zoom calls and WhatsApp meetings with partners. Dinner with the family and plan our next adventure. Chill with wine (and do a bit more work because I love it) then rest.
What do you like about working remotely?
Freedom to travel, be more active with my kids, it allows for greater empowerment of my wife’s career and her travels related to it.
What do you not like about working remotely?
The effect on the kids. Overall it’s great but it has its challenges.
Which city or country have you worked at since working remote? Which one has been your favorite?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Do you have a dedicated workspace to work?
My Home office.
What tools do you use when you’re working?
Zoom, WhatsApp, Trello, Calendly, Snappa, Skype, and VirtualPBX.
How do you stay focused when working?
Lists and Calendar blocking.
What’s the best piece of advice that you’d like to give to those that want to work remotely?
Hurry is my enemy. Take your time and take care of yourself – inside and out.
What kind of services do you provide, if any?
LinkedIn consulting for individuals; coaching and profile optimization.
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