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Patrice Heinzer

Patrice is vice president, Intercultural & Language Solutions and Consulting. She has held a wide variety of leadership posts at Cartus since 1989. She also successfully completed extended business assignments in Singapore and Australia.

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Clients often tell us that, even in countries considered to be well-known expat destinations, their assignees are surprised to find that the lack of language training is more of a hindrance than they expected. In many cases, this is because even if English is the common business language in large…
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With its vibrant culture and beautiful scenery, Brazil can be a dream location for assignees. But knowing a few key do’s and don’ts about how to build relationships with Brazilian colleagues can go a long way toward making an international assignment successful, both inside and outside the office.
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China, consistently rated one of the most challenging of all destinations for corporate relocations, is also noteworthy as a key location for accomplishing many companies’ business goals.* Given those factors, it isn’t surprising that assignments to China require careful planning and a realistic…