Corporate HR Leader Takes 12 Months to Live as a Digital Nomad

01/20/2020
Mathilde Fouque
Mathilde Fouque Senior Program Manager of Performance Management, Leadership, and Culture at General Electric. Mathilde has visited 33 countries across the world thanks to her digital nomad lifestyle.
Corporate HR Leader Takes 12 Months to Live as a Digital Nomad

Talent Economy with Mathilde Fouque: Show Notes

Imagine being able to travel the world and still do the work that you’re passionate about.

That’s what Mathilde Fouque’s digital nomad life looks like. In her life, Mathilde visited 33 countries around the world. In the past 18 months, as a digital nomad, she has visited 29 American states, and 15 US national parks—all while steadily holding down her position at GE.

In this episode, I talk with Mathilde about her transition into the world of remote work and what her first year of travel looked like. She shares stories about becoming a digital nomad, how her colleagues handled it, and why this newfound freedom continues to inspire her to be an outstanding employee at GE.

Get ready to learn about Mathilde’s adventures as a digital nomad and how companies can help create experiences like this for their employees.

Some questions I ask:

  • What role did company culture play in your transition to remote work?
  • How did your colleagues react to your decision to work remotely?
  • What routines did you develop when you started working as a digital nomad?
  • What advice do you have for companies on how to help people who want to experiment with the digital nomad lifestyle?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to talk to your manager about working remotely.
  • What drove Mathilde to be a star employee as a digital nomad.
  • How Mathilde separates work and personal time.
  • How managers can trust their remote employees even when they can’t see them.

Connect with Mathilde Fouque:

LinkedIn

Resources:

“12 months living as a digital nomad” by Mathilde Fouque

7 Habits of Highly Effective People


About The Talent Economy Podcast

Companies today face a global war for talent. Highly skilled on-demand talent demand flexibility around the way they work and live. This future of work podcast brings together thought leaders, staffing experts, and top freelancers to talk about the evolving nature of work, the future of freelancers, and how companies can navigate these changes to remain competitive, drive innovation, and ensure success.

Mathilde Fouque
Mathilde Fouque Senior Program Manager of Performance Management, Leadership, and Culture at General Electric. Mathilde has visited 33 countries across the world thanks to her digital nomad lifestyle.