In a nutshell: I’m Yvette Ali. A mom, wife, food geek and connoisseur of curiosity.
But the backstory goes like this:
Most of my career has extended at a once world-class oil refinery located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, serving in multiple administrative roles over a span of 20 years. There, I earned a reputation as an intelligent, decisive, and active administrator — becoming seasoned in client/corporate relations.
My career at the refinery came to an end when, after 40 years of being in business, it closed down. Everything came to a screeching halt and I and, about 2,000 others, were left jobless in just a matter of a few months. That’s a huge chunk of my life there. I had to reinvent myself and think about what was next.
Shortly after, I took a year contract job as a Program Manager. The government project’s objective was to help jump-start unemployment and pave the way towards work 3.0 models. This was the sine qua non that got me thinking about starting my own freelance business. I had dabbled in it before and realized how liberating it feels to be able to have full control of your time. From there I joined the laptop tribe while I worked on finishing up my B.A. in Organizational Management.
I’ve worked with people in the U.S. mainland, U.S. Virgin Islands, and United Arab Emirates, so I have a particular edge towards our increasingly global landscape. I appreciate cultural nuances and am enormously attracted to creativity, technology, and all things humanly meaningful.
Apart from giving my clients a peace of mind, I love cooking, traveling, researching, and blogging about my expat experience living abroad.
If there is one thing you need to remember about me is that I get things done. Oh, and I go crazy for Japanese pastries 🙂
- Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management with a minor in Project Management, and specialization courses in Human Resources
- Associate of Arts in Retail Marketing
- Certified NCCER-Proctor
- Lifelong Education Workshops in: Telework Career Development, Digital Literacy, Drug & Alchohol Collections/Procedures, OSHA Regulations and Recordkeeping, Business Writing & Grammar, Business and Smart Work Strategies, Managment & Supervision, Résumé Writing, Office Safety, First Aid/CPR, Stephen R. Covey 7 Habits, Petro-chemical Plant Safety, Leadership, Interviewing & Hiring
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