I am a consultant, trainer, teacher, researcher, and writer who focuses on helping people live well where they don’t belong. In my case, that’s China.
I went to China in 1984 to teach English for a year–or so I thought. I returned to the United States in 2012; obviously my sojourn had a duration and scope that I never imagined when I first arrived.
During my sojourn in China, I lived in three different cities: Zhengzhou, Changchun, and Beijing. I have worn many hats: English Teacher; student of Chinese language; Chinese language program director; Language/culture learning coach; and more recently consultant for individuals, businesses, and organizations engaged in China.
My roots span the globe. I was born and raised in Pakistan, where my father worked as a professor. My U.S. driver’s license is issued in Minnesota, the state where I went to high school and college, where my extended family still lives, and where I now reside.
Fortunately, my work allows me to travel to China a couple of times per year.
I help people prepare for and navigate the challenges of cross-cultural living through writing, speaking, and training.
I am the author of “The Bells are Not Silent: Stories of Church Bells in China.”
Mostly, I am a life-long learner–hopefully of EVERYTHING!