Hello, I’m Nelly.

Professionally, I work in marketing, communications, and change management in the private, public, and not for profit sectors, predominantly in a leadership and coaching capacity.

My desk houses crumpled papers, post-it notes, books, photographs, inks, brushes, and tea. This writing space is for posts that cover a broad area of interests and work.

I reside in Ottawa – the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.

More importantly, Why “third culture kid”?

I am a polyglot born to parents of two different cultures and divergent personalities, I travelled with them, and was raised in different places.

A family friend referred once referred to my friends and I as “third culture kids”. I researched the term and found some good resources that explain some of the commonalities between people who spent considerable amounts of time outside their countries of origin, and exhibit certain behaviours and worldviews.