The RG Portfolio


Bates Consulting

Expat Consultant

Bates Consulting focuses on helping you design the professional path you desire.


Career Management                           Professional Portfolio

Digital Busines Coaching                   Expat Coaching

Graduate School Counseling            Interest Assessments


The Black Expat 

Content Contributor

When Your Move Abroad Doesn’t Work Out

> Less Stress: Managing Those Expat Frustrations 

> Pursue Your Move Abroad, the World Needs You

> Navigating the Paperwork Process

> Solo Expat: How to Reduce Loneliness

Ask TBE: Can I take use my driver’s license abroad? 

Ask TBE: How Do I… Downsize Before I Leave?/Deal With Food Allergies

Featured Guest on Live Q&A:

> Karla Fraser /Roseapple Global (Feb 2019)

> Ask Anything Chat Ask (Sept 2019) 

The Black Expat focuses on the intersection of black identity and international living.


Expat Divas Magazine

Contributing Writer

> Bali, The Spicier Side of Life (Oct 2019)

> Global Holidays Around the World  (Nov 2019)

The ultimate resource for black expat women, Expat Divas magazine is designed to help you connect with women who understand your journey.




Conference Presentations about Expat Life

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2021 NASPA

Virtual Conference 

Interested in learning more about working in diverse cultures abroad? Be inspired by shared perspectives and journeys of educators in international higher education with 25 years of experience abroad. Through an interactive presentation and discussion, participants will obtain firsthand knowledge of life as an expat and tips on pursuing positions. Take this opportunity to examine and explore topics such as cultural issues, preparatory processes, resources, rewards, and challenges.

Presenters: Karla A. Fraser & Tadd Kruse