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Arklahoma Muse Photography and Design
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Fine Art and travel photography from our travels and postings around the world.
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After years of enjoying photography as a hobby, I was encouraged by a couple of CLOs to start selling prints at our embassy. Four years and hundreds of photos later, I have a large portfolio and scores of happy clients. I am currently on my way to Nassau and will be researching online sales and social media marketing as well as improving my portraiture skills. I currently have two websites - Arklahomamuse.com and a sales page on FineArtAmerica.com. Part of coming improvements will be to combine the two and make online purchases easier for my clients.
Please visit my sites and purchase those photos of the places you forgot you loved from your travels!!

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Birthing Abroad
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Birth Doula - Childbirth Education - Breastfeeding Counseling
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Certified birth doula Ann Fenton, CBD (CBI) offering birth doula services, childbirth education, and breastfeeding support. In-person support wherever I am located, and options for remote support via Skype or video chat.

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+1 (571) 623-1453
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Career Valet
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Since 2012, Career Valet has strengthened career narratives for hundreds of mid- to senior-level professionals and executives, empowering them to reach the next level of their careers. Founded and run by the spouse of a Department of State FSO, Career Valet understands the career challenges that spouses face as part of the FS lifestyle. If you are trying to more effectively tell your story due to employment gaps, uneven paths, or to re-enter the workforce, we can help you uncover your strengths and the value you offer to employers and articulate that in your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. We don't settle for good. We take you to great.
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We refine your career narrative so that the story communicated on paper and online aligns with your goals and employers’ needs.

On average, our clients get offers for jobs they want within 2-3 months and a 20% increase in salary.

How does it work?

1. A deep dive discovery where we learn everything about your work history and goals in order to uncover strengths and define the value you offer target employers.

2. Refine and strengthen your career narrative so that you can promote yourself effectively on paper and verbally.

3. We write your resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn profile so that you clearly communicate your value to employers from the start and land interviews quickly.

Your success means we are doing our job effectively:

• 93% of clients actively job searching have interviewed within several months of working with us
• 76% of those interviewing accepted a new job
• 82% of those offered a job moved to a new company or organization

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7039530953
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Carrington Financial Planning, LLC
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Financial planning and wealth management for Foreign Service employees, or as we call it, "Diplonomics". In-person or remote (virtual) planning process.
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Financial planning and wealth management for Foreign Service employees requires specialized knowledge and experience.

We have served hundreds of Foreign Service clients and gained unique insight into financial planning for this community. Our experience has enabled us to develop a streamlined and modern approach to in-person and remote comprehensive planning and wealth management.

We proudly serve employees of DOS, USAID, FCS, FAS, DS, and several other agencies.

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954-769-0099
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Diplomatic Property Management Group has over 20 years experience perfecting the management of residential property in Northern Virginia to make your real estate investment worry free
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Diplomatic Property Management Group has over 20 years experience perfecting the management of residential property in Northern Virginia to make your real estate investment worry free. We understand the unique needs of Foreign Service, Military, and out-of-state clients as our team consists of individuals who are current members of the Foreign Service and have served in the Military. Be assured that we will work diligently to maintain your real estate while you are away. With advances in electronic communications, we keep you informed about your property wherever you are located. Our professional and dedicated staff manages every detail from leasing to financial management.

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571-275-4530
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Maryanna Koehring, Owner/Manager, English for the Job, LLC
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English for the Job, LLC brings English language training in the form of Better Business Writing, Customer Service Skills, or a complete English language program set up and started at your post.
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Maryanna Koehring is an EFM who has served in Bolivia, Zambia, Egypt, and now Jordan. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in 1995 and her Master of Art in Teaching from the School for International Training in 2000. With a passion for teaching the local staff at US embassies around the world, she creates one and two-week trainings specifically designed for your LE Staff at post. Maryanna has experience at the following posts: Cairo, Bamako, Banjul, Dar Es Salaam, Amman, Freetown, Dakar, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.

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8287438770
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English Fluency Tutoring || Professional Writing Coaching || Editing
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I help expat partners *level up* their English skills to confidently navigate globally-mobile lives and careers. While many foreign-born spouses are conversationally fluent in English, they feel insecure about their formal writing skills and professional vocabulary.

I offer one-on-one *personalized* online tutoring to help motivated global nomads – especially “trailing spouses” like myself – expand their vocabulary and perfect their writing so they feel empowered to pursue their career goals...wherever they happen to be living in the world.

I specialize in:
*Vocabulary Expansion*
*Advanced English Fluency*
*Business & Academic Writing*

My years of experience and encouraging teaching style can give you the skills and confidence you need to better integrate into the global community and apply for a broader range of jobs.

My tutoring sessions are conveniently offered online at times that work for your schedule. Please contact me for a friendly, free video chat to get started!

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Stephanie Anderson
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VIRTUAL Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Special Education, Developmental Consultation, Evaluations, Dyslexia Tutoring
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No need to find a new provider with each new bid! Services include direct OT, PT, Speech Therapy services, IEP and developmental consultations, dyslexia tutoring, and evaluations. One time consultations or weekly services, depending on your needs. If you are an adult looking for a therapist, we have a strategic partnership with an adult rehabilitative company, so contact us today!

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740-675-2030
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Providing property management and leasing services in the Washington DC metropolitan area.... for all of our globe-trotting clients.
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We provide property management expertise and leasing services in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and suburban Maryland. Our rates are below the DMV average, and our response rates and thoroughness are second to none. Globe Trotter also does not charge fees for lease extensions/renegotiation, meeting contractors, or inspections. We truly love providing the best property management service in the DC metropolitan area, and it shows! With over 450 homes under management, an extensive list of USG clients and tenants, and the best reviews in the business, we are proud of our record of service to the DC community. Please drop us a line to see how we can assist you. Thanks for your support!

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703-495-3082
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The Made Easy series of Travel Guides to Italy feature Rome, Florence and Venice; and help travelers and residents find the most authentically local places to eat, shop, and explore; as well as all the best sights to see in each city.
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The Made Easy series – Rome Made Easy, Florence Made Easy, and Venice Made Easy – was initially published to widespread acclaim as part of the Open Road Publishing stable of travel titles. Since those heady days, the travel industry has changed dramatically, as has the travel writing business, along with publishing and book selling in general. Bookstore chains have closed, and the survivors have dramatically reduced their shelf space, becoming more selective as to the titles they carry. So despite their quality, there was simply no room left for the Made Easy series in bookstores. A situation that almost put an end to these titles.

However, every challenge also offers an opportunity, and now the series has been reincarnated in eBook format. Though as the author I may be biased, I believe that the Made Easy guides are the better for it. Electronic books do not have to confine themselves to specific editorial restraints, nor do they have a predetermined page limit, which means that this series can contain more information to help travelers have the best time possible in Rome, Florence and Venice. Most importantly, there is less of a time lag between research, writing and publication allowing for the most up-to-date information to be made available to readers. Freed from the constraints of traditional brick and mortar publishing, the Made Easy series now has more information, prepared for travelers in a much more timely manner, all designed to make your next trip to the booted peninsula that much more rewarding ... and easy.

The author, Douglas E. Morris, has had 12 books published by four different publishers, has a travel column in Primo magazine, and regularly pens articles for different periodicals around the world. He has spent over 10 years enjoying la dolce vita in Italy – seven in Rome, two in Florence, and one in the small town of Viterbo. Born in the US, along with residing Italy, he has lived in eleven other countries on three continents over more than two decades.

He has explored the pyramids in Egypt, trekked Alpine peaks in Switzerland and Austria, savored the libertine culture of Denmark, hiked Hadrian’s Wall in northern England, unearthed ancient Roman ruins in Israel, climbed the pyramids of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, traversed the Great Wall in China, sailed the Fjords of Norway, scaled the Eiffel Tower in Paris, bar hopped down Hooker Hill in Seoul, and witnessed cows being ritualistically slaughtered behind the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, the streets running red with their blood; as well as many other acts of wild abandon far removed from the realm of everyday life.

As a result of these and many other cross-cultural explorations, Mr. Morris has developed a keen sense of what makes for an authentic travel experience. He has put that insight into each of the Made Easy guides, all to help ensure that you have the most enjoyable local experience possible while in Rome, Florence or Venice.

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