Hey, I’m Jerry. I grew up in a cornfield in the middle of the United States but always dreamed of faraway places. In 2006 my family and I moved to China where we still live today. We’ve lived in three different China cities and currently live in Qingdao on the east coast. One of my favorite things in the world is digging into the challenges and opportunities that present themselves when people who grew up radically different from each other come into the same space. So I’m thrilled to get to work as a cross-cultural trainer, coach and writer.
I write stuff on a blog and build resources for international people. This week, when I’m not tweeting, I will be in southern China speaking to a group of International Schools about the impact of mobility and globalization on education. I am a serial optimist and I love what gets planted into people when they connect with the world. I am a huge advocate for families who choose to brave the mess of living abroad and find a lot of purpose in trying to help navigate the hard things and engage the richness.