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Dubai - Expat Living - Breaking Stereo Types Portrayed On Reality TV! | E13

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

This week Silvia, Carol and I shared our thoughts and experiences on the pros and cons of being an expat as well as challenging some of the stereotypes portrayed on reality TV shows of those living in the UAE.

The one thing that came through loud and clear was how safe we all feel here and the opportunities that this country has given us. “If you can dream it, you can do it here” and “Safe to be brave” sums up the benefits if you are willing to work hard and step outside of your comfort zone.

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Host: Donna Burfield

Donna is a licensed and accredited coach and the founder of Joy and Purpose Coaching, Parents Standing Tall Community and CSC International Community. With 26 years of teaching experience and being a single mother to her daughter and twin sons, Donna is passionate about supporting working parents to prioritize their family's well-being, strengthen their parenting skills, and set boundaries using easy and effective tools. Donna also supports a coaching community to collaborate, inspire, and develop professionally. She connects coaches with experts to build ethical and professional coaching businesses, including legal, business licenses, insurance, and website building.


Silvia Bottini (EMCC Accredited) is the founder of bCoached, an international coaching practice specializing in Executive, Leadership, and Team Coaching. She works with corporate as well as individual clients to support them in their journey to authentic professional development and leadership excellence. Her focus is on strengthening three core competencies: leadership Awareness, Impact, and Reputation.

Carol Glynn, a Personal & Business Finance Coach is passionate about empowering and educating her clients by helping them to take control of, understand and embrace their finances. Through one-to-one coaching and group and corporate workshops, Carol takes the fear, worry, guilt and stress out of money, helping her clients to enjoy their money, and learn to save, invest and plan for their financial freedom.

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