Jamaicans are always been a people on the move. We are a people who have a magnet for opportunity where ever it may be located.
The continuing global economic tsunami has created a new momentum for a significant movement of peoples, from the diaspora:
- Loss of wealth from our 401K and home equity
- Increasing unemployment
- Limited job prospects going forward
- Constant retooling of one’s skill set
- An increased sense of strengthening family links
are just some of the factors driving this renewed pilgrimage.
As always, there is an easy way and a hard way to accomplish this task. Some fool hardily saunter into this experience and usually pay dearly for taking this path. Help is available if we just look.
It was my privilege to enter into conversation with Dale Pilgrim-Wade who is a resident guru on relocation to Jamaica.
Ms. Dale Pilgrim-Wade , relocation Expert
Dale Pilgrim-Wade is an Associate with Framework Consulting and currently heading up its Transition Service practice. She possesses a BA. in International Relations, with a focus on Latin America & The Caribbean and an MA in Counselling. She has worked as a Communications Manager with organizations such as the AAMC located in Washington DC, Kaplan College in Boca Raton Florida, and specialized in designing Mentoring & Retention based programmes intended to change student behavioral outcomes.
Dale is no stranger to Adults in Transition, as she left a career as a College Academic Advisor who specialized in adult student populations returning to college to change careers, to now assisting expatriates settle in a new environment. She currently utilizes her skills and talents for by providing mentorship, support and guidance for expatriate families relocating to Jamaica and in the Carribean.
Dale has been living in Kingston Jamaica for the last three and a half years, and recently co-authored the ” Trinidadian Executive in Jamaica,” a Framework Consulting study of Trinidadian Executives and the challenges they face as expatriates running companies in Jamaica West Indies
The wise knows how to leverage experience, and gain momentum. Check out Dale’s resource rich site :
Wisdom is knowing what to do next; Skill is knowing how to do it, and Virtue is doing it.