From the Author
By profession I am a hospital pharmacist with distinct educational and journalistic interests. Born and raised in Europe, I have lived and worked on three continents. Expatriates have been part of my life ever since early childhood. Our latest overseas assignment turned me into the expatriate poster-spouse who has a passion for all sorts of issues that concern relocating families. I believe that surprise and expectation management is a major ingredient in the recipe for international assignment success. Besides writing, public speaking and presenting workshops on the above topics, I am currently also working with business colleges in an effort to educate our future managers on the realities of living and working abroad and on their own responsibilities in the creation of the proverbial win-win business outcome.
About the Author
Born and raised in Luxembourg, Europe, Monique Hammond has lived and worked on three continents. A hospital pharmacist by profession, Monique has been active in community health education through writing and public speaking. During her family's latest overseas assignment, Monique found that all too often unmanaged expectations and unwelcome surprises threatened expatriate assignment success. Drawing on her own experiences as well as on those of her fellow expatriates, Monique wrote the book " Ride the Wave " in order to help families get ready for their impending move abroad. She does public speaking on expatriate matters and guest lectures at business colleges. She also writes and consults on international and health issues.