Did I just have an unusually long blink? Where did September go? AND October is gone?! Lots of exciting news from September, maybe that’s why it went by so fast… It all started with getting to meet a LearnKey Alumni that relocated to AZ for an IT job at Spectrum. It was an honor to […]
In July 2017 I decided to share an exciting adventure with my LearnKey family. Here is the story. In my first two years with LearnKey, I have created a Job Ready Team from nothing, managed over 50 veterans’ successful placement in careers and assisted with strategic initiatives…. All while learning the ins and outs of […]
Week one of Remote Year ends, I must remind myself that it is in fact only 1 week! After a short week of a crash course in acclimating to a new culture, new location, and total opposite time zone, I find that I am blown away that even with all those distractions, we have […]
Welcome to December, y’all! It is officially official, my Remote Year experience has a launch date. On January 26, 2018, I will be flying from Phoenix to L.A., then on to Hong Kong, and finally landing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! The longest flight I have taken to date has been six hours from NYC to […]
The land of 1 million malls was left barren of Remote Year Kanyini on March 3rd, 2018. We left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and landed in Chiang Mai, Thailand! The Culture of Thailand Can be summed up in 2 words: Food (which gets its own section) and Fun! Thailand means “Land of the Free,” and […]
Goodbye Malaysia! Month one has come to a smooth coast. Feels like the longest month of my life (in the best way possible). Kuala Lumpur: Wow! What a diverse population to say the least. Muslim, Hindu, Arabic, Indian, Indonesian, and Chinese influences make up the welcoming city of Kuala Lumpur, also known as KL. KL […]
I arrived in Vietnam on Saturday, March 31st! Hanoi is a busy, chaotic, energetic city exploding with eastern culture. It’s incredible, the kind of Asia I have been looking for. Until now, I have felt the previous destinations were so westernized, and have enjoyed them, but was looking for something with more shock. Vietnam is […]
Manic Marrakesh Morocco and I had a rough start. That new normal I found in Vietnam, well, it turned into a dumpster fire. My suitcase broke, my phone broke, my phone was repaired, my phone broke again, Wi-Fi stopped working, cellular service was not available, my computer stopped charging. It is unclear to me if […]
3 months ago today. A lovely summer day in Leipzig, Germany. My parents had left after a wonderful visit. Neil Jennings and I had finished a very successful presentation at Peter Wald’s HRInnoDay2019 with Octagon Careers, our start-up, which we left everything to pursue.My back was a little sore. My mom asked me to please get it checked out. I said it was nothing. She convinced...
Vulnerability vs. Defensiveness: Why Talking to People Feels Harder Than It Is By: Dr. Laura Gallaher Summary Points: Being vulnerable is scary, but in the rare case that others respond negatively – that’s just their shit You need vulnerability on your team An unwillingness to be vulnerable is a red flag It takes true courage and self-esteem to be vulnerable read time: 6 minutes Vulnerability...