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The South China Morning Post Appreciates That After 20 Years, There are no Divas in The Hong Kong Women’s Club

By On September 29, 2016

I’ve been doing pro-bono PR work for The Hong Kong Women’s Club, as both a singing member and board member, and I’m thrilled to have achieved some great full-page profile coverage in… Read More


Salamat, Cebu

By On September 11, 2015

Gorgeous Cebu in the Philippines, with its crystal clear waters, perfect weather and warm, friendly, welcoming people. We loved our time there… but were also struck by the stark and unsettling contrasts.… Read More


Curiosities of Amber Alerts

By On February 15, 2015

“How could people be so callous?”, thought Susan, a lovely American girl just starting out at an international school in Hong Kong after moving over from the Midwest. “What’s up with the… Read More

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So, You’re Going “Home”

By On November 11, 2014

Top 3 Secrets to Successful Repatriation So, you’re going home! After so many years abroad, you’re finally returning home. Congratulations! Wait, home?? What is this “home”? What are the challenges to moving… Read More

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Cultural Perceptions of Shame vs. Honor

By On March 28, 2014

One of the most fascinating things I find about culture is perception. What means one thing in one culture can mean something entirely different – even opposite – in another. If we… Read More

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Interculturality as Viewed by American Executives Abroad

By On March 22, 2014

Nice article in INSPIRE-D Magazine, taken from interview with Helen Bannigan, CEO of Bannigan Communications LLC (aka – “me”) and Nicholas Nesson, General Manager of Corporate Communications of KBL epb. It’s a… Read More


Hindu Festival of Colors

By On March 16, 2014

The lovely Holi Hundu Festival of Colors is a magnificent rainbow-like celebration, with origins that date back to legends of perceived beauty, and the color of our skin.… Read More

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Cultural Curiosities of China

By On March 5, 2014

I just got back from my first business trip to Panyu, Guangzhou China, after preparing for weeks interviewing dozens of people about business practices, and communications styles, and researching the history and… Read More