The Reluctant Expat
Guest Interviews

Are you moving to the other side of the world? Considering a move to Asia for work? Or are you being dragged kicking and screaming to your spouses' overseas assignment for their career? This podcast shares the good, the bad and the ugly about the overseas expat life. Veenesh Dubois will share what she has learned after living all over Asia and the USA since 2015.
 

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Ray Dubois 

Legoland Project Director

Ray shares his experiences in Asia having lived in Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and having spent years traveling in and out of China. Today, Ray lives in Seoul South Korea and travels the world building Legoland Theme Parks. 

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Kimberly Kleczka 

Artist | Designer | Author

Kimberley Kleczka is an artist to the core, she creates; children’s books, designer scarves, is the host of a popular radio show in HK and recently has founded an online magazine named — I’m more than a cover. Today she talks about her beginnings and being a traveling gypsy seeing  the world all before she was 19 years old .

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Kevin Bailey 

Executive | VF Corporation

Kevin Bailey had no idea that getting into retail at an early age would lead to what he’s doing today. He is the Executive Vice President of VF, which is a company that  owns Vans and other retail brands.  Kevin oversees  Asia Pacific & Emerging brands and we are very lucky to be chatting with him about his exciting life as an expat.

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Geoff Chutter 

CEO White Water West Industries 

If you have a visited a waterpark  in the last 40 years, you and your family most likely would’ve slid down the rapids on a white water west water slide flume. Geoff Chutter, one of the founders of the water park industry, is the chief executive officer of White water west industries. The largest water park supplier in the world. Geoff and his team are creating water parks of the future today in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Josh & Kalie 

Expats Everywhere Youtubers 

Josh and Kalie have quite the story about living abroad and share their adventures on a very popular YouTube channel, Expats Everywhere. 

Follow Josh and Kalie as they give expert advice on everything expat related including, accommodations, currency, food, housing / rental, medical and so much more. Your one stop shop on the world of expats!!

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Baltej Singh Dhillon 

Challenging Justice

If you’re a Canadian, you will have heard of my next guest and how he changed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. If you are not from Canada, I still think you will be fascinated by Inspector Baltej Dhillon. He’s tracked serial killers and high profile international terrorists all while working in Canada’s national police force making it more inclusive for everyone.

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Nicole Malozi 

NIKE Executive 

Nicole Malozi  is a business lady boss! She works as an executive for NIKE and has a very young family and is juggling it all while travelling all over the world for work! 

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Paul Dubois 

Actor | Producer 

Paul Dubois grew up in Vancouver, Canada and travelled to London to seek fame and fortune and that is exactly what he found!

 

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Katharine Caza 

Sarajevo Adventure

Katharine Caza, left her quiet home in Ottawa, Canada to relocate to the war torn city of Sarajevo, Bosnia. As a mother of two babies and a husband who's a diplomat, she and her family had quite the adventure! 

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Harry Hill 

Business Leader | Actor 

I first met Harry Hill at a rehearsal for a Shakespeare  production in Nagoya, Japan. I played Nick Bottom to Harry's "The Wall". But this multifaceted "Wall" is anything but flat. Harry is a very successful business owner, a philanthropist and a dedicated family man...who happens to drive a ferrari!! 

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Lindsey Mcalister 

Founder (HKYAF)

Lindsey McAlister is the founder of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (HKYAF). It's because of her there are programs for young people , Arts In The Park Festival and programs in HK schools. Lindsey and her team of fierce women work tirelessly everyday to engage the youth in the arts! Bravo Lindsey!

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Bijay Singh 

Pharmaceuticals 

To call Bijay Singh a globetrotting businessman is an understatement and gives the name expat a whole new meaning. This Stanford grad with a MBA has taken over the Pharmaceutical world and has held offices in 9 countries all the while taking his close knit family of 5 along for quite the ride..

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Prisca Molotsi 

Singer | Actress 

Prisca Molotsi has been performing all over Japan for many years and continues to delight audiences on stage, jazz clubs and T.V. She talks to us about her beginnings in South Africa and her travels abroad.

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Lee Cassells 

Business Executive - Fitness

Lee Cassells always knew that his birthplace, Scotland, wouldn’t be the place he’d call home forever. His passion for fitness, business and helping others has led him all over the world and today he’s kept that passion alive. 

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Raamayan Ananda

Change Maker 

Raamayan Ananda is an Entrepreneur, artist, teacher, musician, poet, author, yogi and social activist who is changing the thinking of today. He’s travelled the world since he was 6 years old and has stories from different countries from a child and adults perspective.

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Michael Kruse 

Actor

Michael Kruse was born in  jail.. Yes his father was a police officer and they lived above the town jail where sometimes if Michael and his brother were bad, they’d swiftly be taken downstairs and put in jail for punishment! 

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Lisa Stevens 

Dancer | Choreographer | Actress

Lisa Steven began as an actor, dancer and choreographer delighting audiences from Vancouver to the West End of London. As an intimacy consultant on film sets, she ensures that when things get steamy, actors know what’s coming, and are safe and treated respectfully.  

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Martin Dockery

Master Storyteller 

Martin Dockery has delighted audiences all over the world with his stories of his life and travels. He holds the audience in the palm of his hand until the very end of the show and people keep coming back to see him perform!

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Lowell Sheppard 

Youtuber 

Lowell Sheppard is a Canadian from the prairies and has made Japan home for the last 20+ years, today he's embarking on an adventure to sail SOLO from Japan to Vancouver, Canada and he's  taking his Pacific Solo YOUTUBE viewers for quite the ride.  

Click on Lowell's photo above, so you can get the latest information on the Pacific Solo journey on his website. 

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Sergio Navarretta

Film Director | The Cuban

Sergio Navarretta is an internationally recognized award winning director, producer and filmmaker. He is well known for his first feature film " Looking for Angelina" and today we will discuss his latest film THE CUBAN starring Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr, Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo and Ana Golja.

 

 

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Dominique Laporte Marginean

Criminal Defence Attorney | Influencer

Dominique is a criminal defence attorney, mom, wife, entrepreneur and podcaster.

 

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Christopher Gaze 

Bard On The Beach

Christopher Gaze is the founder of Bard On The Beach  Shakespeare Theatre  festival, a must see Vancouver summer festival attended by millions over the last 30 years. 

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Anthony Gilmore

Actor | Producer | Director

Anthony Gilmore is a director, producer and actor. We sat down to talk theatre, writing and films but the beginning of our conversation went a completely different way!

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Jiyon Scudder

Legoland Project Manager 

Jiyon Scudder is a working mom, wife and globe trotter who happens to speak 4 languages. She chats with me about raising a young family while traveling the world as an expat.

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Phil Royle

Development & Operations Director

Phil Royle is the development and operations director for LegoLand Developments. Yes you heard it right, Legoland, brick by brick. He has been with Merlin Entertainments for 20 years having joined them directly out of high school. Now Phil and his wife, Charlie, travel all over the world building theme parks. How cool is that! 

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Bryce Conlan 

Relocation Company President

When you move to another country there are so many moving parts involved and keeping up with everything can be very  frustrating. Bryce Conlan's is the president of  H&R Group and helps with all that and more!! They are a life saver!!

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Vee & Ray Dubois 

COVID Protocols in South Korea, Canada and New York City

The host Veenesh Dubois and her husband Ray discuss the covid protocols in 3 international cities during the pandemic.

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Imran Bhaloo

London DJ

Imran Bhaloo was born in Kashmir, and has travelled around the world. Educated in the U.S at an Ivy League school, he is now working for an energy company while he pursues his ultimate passion… Music! Today we chat about record producing and being a DJ in London, England. 

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Brian Cullen & Sarah Mulvey 

Singer/Song

Imran Bhaloo was born in Kashmir, and has travelled around the world. Educated in the U.S at an Ivy League school, he is now working for an energy company while he pursues his ultimate passion… Music! 

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