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Do you devour bridal magazines and pin your Pinterest heart out, wondering exactly HOW couples pull off these gorgeous destination weddings? Yeah, so did we. Now, imagine sharing a bottle of champagne with those couples and professionals asking them everything you want - make that NEED to know. That’s what we do every. single. week. Join DESTI founder and forever destination bride, Omi Allen, as she chats with a diverse group of brides, grooms, and wedding professionals to find out what work ...
 
Connecting the global mobility community. Mobility Connect is about the sharing of stories, challenges and ideas of all those involved in the moving of people across countries and continents. We are Maxxelli, with over 15 years of experience in the global mobility industry of China - but we are interested in the stories of people in any corner of the world - and your host is Managing Director, Adam McWhirter.
 
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I love this interview with #DESTIBRIDE Tashima for many reasons but the top 2 are: 1. She's our 1st COVID-19 pandemic destination wedding! 2. She opened my eyes to some perspectives I never thought about! Tashima and her husband safely brought 45 guests to witness their beautiful destination wedding at The Fives Azul Beach Resort in Playa del Carme…
 
What do all couples need to know about destination wedding planning? TODAY you're gonna find out❣️ Catching up with #DESTIPRO​​ Sarah Kline of Time for Travel is always a blast and this interview is no exception! THIS EPISODE WILL HELP ALL BRIDEFRIENDS! Whether you’re a newbie and have no idea what you're doing yet orrr you're smack dab in the midd…
 
HEY DESTIS + BRIDEFRIENDS! I’m soooo excited to introduce you all to my husband!!! This man has patiently awaited this day and when I say he delivered…he deliverT (yes, with the T!) I knew I wanted to have him on, but had to figure out the perfect episode for him and then it clicked! Over the years I’ve received many questions about my destination …
 
HEY DESTIS + BRIDEFRIENDS! I’m soooo excited to introduce you all to my husband!!! This man has patiently awaited this day and when I say he delivered…he deliverT (yes, with the T!) I knew I wanted to have him on, but had to figure out the perfect episode for him and then it clicked! Over the years I’ve received many questions about my destination …
 
HEY DESTIS + BRIDEFRIENDS! I’m soooo excited to introduce you all to my husband!!! This man has patiently awaited this day and when I say he delivered…he deliverT (yes, with the T!) I knew I wanted to have him on, but had to figure out the perfect episode for him and then it clicked! Over the years I’ve received many questions about my destination …
 
I'm SO EXCITED to share this interview with DESTIBRIDE Laura ! Laura and her husband brought 58 guests to witness their destination wedding at the Hilton Aruba Resort and she tells us alll about how they did it TOGETHER! Laura shared so much destination wedding planning advice with us - I know you’re gonna love it! We chatted about: 💕How they met 💕…
 
HEY DESTIS + BRIDEFRIENDS! Guess what y’all...My wedding wasn’t perfect! NO wedding - destination wedding or not will be perfect. SURPRISE!!!! Okay, I know that probably sounds crazy to say, but I’m coming on today in this super impromptu episode to share my biggest mistakes with y’all! Show Notes with photos + details coming this week! I'll update…
 
HEY DESTIS + BRIDEFRIENDS! Welp - Rona is back @ it… …so I brought DESTIPRO , Jack Benoff @ Vacationeeze in to update and advise us on the current Coronavirus / COVID-19 destination wedding landscape! COVID-19 DESTINATION WEDDING QUESTIONS ASKED: 💕 What exactly does the new CDC regulation mean? How long do you think this will last? 💕 What are speci…
 
This interview with DESTIPRO Jack Benoff of Vacationeeze was SO VERY NECESSARY! Destination Wedding Resorts can be tricky, and all of your questions have officially been answered - whether you’ve already chosen your resort or have absolutely positively no friggin’ idea WHERE to start when choosing your destination wedding resort - this episode is f…
 
This interview with DESTIBRIDE Aleah was EVERYTHING! Aleah and her husband brought 104 guests to witness their destination wedding at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Resort in Playa Mujeres, Mexico and she tells us alll about how they did it together! Aleah shared so much destination wedding planning advice with us - I know you’re gonna love it! We chatte…
 
In this episode, Adam connects to Ben Cross, a fellow creator. Ben goes live with Love + Relo 5 times per week with mobility leaders from around the world. Both Ben and Adam discuss the beginnings of their social media projects, including how they came up with the name, but also where they plan to take Mobility Connect and Love + Relo in the future…
 
In this episode recorded late May, Adam has a chat with Laura Levenson of Weichert. To begin the chat, Adam couldn't resist digging into life in China during the 80s - when Laura first began her global mobility journey. In the coming months on Mobility Connect, there will be an "80s Party" with a group of 80s China expatsexchanging storiesof what l…
 
In this (unintentional) two part podcast, Adam discusses with Bill Graebel and Katy Zhang (Graebel Shanghai) the future of mobility and what the "new normal" might look like in 2021. In Part 1, recorded June 4th 2020, the discussion revolves around managing both Graebel and Maxxelli through the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic - the decisions bo…
 
In this chat, the first and only chat in our Shanghai podcast studio prior to Covid-19, Adam and Gabor do a deep dive into what it takes to thrive as a global manager in China, East-West Leadership. Gabor has a vast amount of experience bridging the gap from the international community into China. He enables communication and trust through understa…
 
In this chat with David and Darlene Lee, we go into life in Beijing in 90s straight through to June 2020 as they prepare to repatriate for the final time. This is the story of a couple who thrived as career expatriates and fully assimilated into their new surroundings each and every time they changed locations. There are A LOT of stories to tell af…
 
HEY Destis + Bridefriends! / / 2020 destination weddings have the most uninvited guest in the world: CORONAVIRUS! And I’ve heard your questions loud + clear Bridefriends!...Help is here! This LIVE Q+A interview with #DESTIPRO Sarah Kline of Time for Travel is packed with all the MUST KNOW information if you’re planning a destination wedding in the …
 
A good friend from Canada reached out to interview me and hopefully learn from the experiences of China over the past 2 months. As the global community now deals with isolation and sudden uncertainty, perhaps Bill Gates said it best. "I’m a strong believer that there is a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens, whether that is what we per…
 
In this chat with Karli Rowland of Lifeline, Adam discusses many of the issues all of those in China are facing due to isolation and quarantine. At the time of this recording, nearing one month since the Covid-19 virus caused the closing of cities and turned life in China up-side-down, Karli goes into detail on many of the common issues and provide…
 
In this episode, Adam chats Fred Schlomann, the Vice President at AIRINC Asia-Pacific Limited; and Meng Ziang Chy, the Director of Business Development APAC at Graebel Companies, Inc. Both have recently conducted surveys on the impact of the Covid-19 virus within global mobility industry. The discussion outlines the findings in their surveys with m…
 
In this episode, Adam chats to all 5 Maxxelli staff from the Wuhan office. They tell their stories on what life in Wuhan has been like since being closed off for 17 days . "From Inside Wuhan" - An aunt who fell ill to Covid-19 - A husband supporting construction of the 1,000 bed hospital - Advising younger cousins in Europe dealing with discriminat…
 
In this episode, I (Adam McWhirter, Maxxelli Managing Director), discussed with Ms. Dan Huang (China Operations Manager based in Wuhan) what has transpired over the past 3 weeks in China with regards to the Coronvirus. A bit of a recap on the timeline of things: - January 11th, Dan returned to China from her vacation - January 13th, Dan flew to Sha…
 
Started in 2006 as a group for expat mothers looking to arrange playdates for their children, Shanghai Mamas today is a diverse online community with over 4000 members from across the globe, providing peer to peer recommendations and advice on all things to do with living in Shanghai. Run by a committee of volunteer members, this grassroots, non-pr…
 
Originally hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Bob Rosing is a global mobility veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the relocation and real estate industries. In 2007 Bob started with Dwellworks, a global provider of services to the mobility industry. Today, Dwellworks has 250+ employees located in 12 centers around the globe providing services rang…
 
HEY Destis + Bridefriends! I FINALLY got my very own Destination Wedding Planner on the show! I’m SO happy to share this interview with #DESTIPRO Joyce Mnguni of Dream Weddings Riviera Maya with you! Joyce is truly magical and did an AMAZING job with our Desti wedding, but rather than just go on and on about my wedding, we decided to do a REAL DEAL…
 
Tom Stader is the founder of The Library Project (TLP), an international non-profit organisation started in 2008 that donates libraries and provides teacher training to rural elementary schools, orphanages and community centres around China and Vietnam. Originally from the US, Tom relocated to China fifteen years ago and initially worked as a teach…
 
DESTI Lisa and her fiancé (now husband) Ramon planned a romantic part destination wedding/part elopement (a virtual destination wedding, if you will) in Santorini, Greece and Lisa is here to tell us alll about it! If you’re considering (or have dreams of) an elopement - the way they did theirs was pure magic! As a longtime podcast listener, Desti L…
 
Having spent the first twelve years of her life overseas, and with an education spanning five different systems from Ireland to New York, Elizabeth Sawyer is no stranger to international schooling. Following the completion of her MA at Villanova University, Elizabeth spent the first 15 years of her career teaching English, French and Spanish at pri…
 
Sooo…Is it selfish to plan a destination wedding AND want a bachelorette party or other pre-wedding events? Let’s get to the bottom of this - once and for all! I chose this question for 2 reasons: I get it all the time and wanted to finally share my opinion on the matter, and I know my shy Bridefriends don’t always reach out with their questions, s…
 
Today marks YEAR 3 of All Things DESTI®! MAN time flies when you're having DESTIBride fun. I’ve been doing a lot in the background, but I’m so excited to share what’s coming down the pipeline! So...how much more destination wedding planning help can you expect? TONS! I'll give you a quick rundown of what's in store. I mean...anniversaries need gift…
 
Sean Collins of Talent Mobility Search has over 20 years’ experience in global mobility, working in leadership roles on both the service provider and corporate client side during his extensive career. Originally from the UK, Sean began his career at a relocation management company, managing sales and marketing first across China, and then the South…
 
With over three decades of medical experience in the US, then in Chengdu and Shanghai, Dr. Misch has expertise in a broad range of family practices, from blood pressure, asthma, cholesterol concerns, depression and anxiety to emergencies such as treating lacerations and fractures. He is also a promotor of preventative health measures and natural li…
 
With over twenty years’ experience in Human Resource Management, Nick Veiga has been HR director of automotive giant Renault for over a decade. Nick has been based in Wuhan since 2016 where he has overseen Renault’s forty assignees and their families while also managing those based in Beijing. Since 2013, the same year Maxxelli handled Renault’s fi…
 
Andrew Hill first arrived in China thirty years ago and has since founded and managed several companies and received The Charity Star of Shanghai in 2010 for his service projects and charity work. He founded ELG to provide quality special needs education and therapy services in China – the first service of this nature in Shanghai – and is also the …
 
With well over a decade of experience in the mobility industry, Sei Ishikawa first joined The We Company in 2016 and has since grown its global mobility division from a one-man team to an entire department, responsible for the movement of nearly 700 employees. The We Company’s spectacular growth in the decade since its founding – as of mid-2019, ov…
 
Globe-trotting Andrew Morollo has visited 207 cities in nearly 140 different countries, and that’s without keeping exact lists. As a senior surveyor with AIRINC, a leading data provider for global talent deployment with over half a century of experience, Andrew has been conducting cost-of-living research and hardship surveys across the globe and in…
 
Bill Graebel has been with industry-leading Graebel Companies since 1975, and has witnessed its growth from a local relocation provider in the US to a global mobility company. Serving industry leaders of the Fortune 500 and Global 100, Graebel Companies handles all elements of workforce mobility and has decades of experience designing and implement…
 
Bill Graebel has been with industry-leading Graebel Companies since 1975, and has witnessed its growth from a local relocation provider in the US to a global mobility company. Serving industry leaders of the Fortune 500 and Global 100, Graebel Companies handles all elements of workforce mobility and has decades of experience designing and implement…
 
Liana Ciatto of Crown World Mobility, an industry-leading mobility firm providing a complete service, has over thirteen years’ experience in the relocation industry, working closely in supporting Fortune 500 multi-national corporations. As vice president of account management, Liana now defines the account management blueprint for Crown World Mobil…
 
Tracy Kautzmann has been providing career coaching and training for individuals relocating countries for over twenty years. Joining IMPACT Group – which provides relocation assistance and coaching to empower employees operating in 65 countries – in 2005, Tracy has expertise in job search strategies, branding and leadership coaching and managing tra…
 
Holland, Chongqing, Guangzhou then Shanghai. The very special journey of the Hoffman family, who first came to China in 2008 when daughters Romy and Sanne were only four and six years old, reveals much about the joys and difficulties of settling and attending school as a young family in the mobility world. Mother Asha and her two daughters join us …
 
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