Articles written by: Gail Carter

Gail M. Carter is Founder and CEO of LightShift360. She is a speaker author and leadership and personal development coach and consultant. She creates programs and strategies for individuals and businesses so that they can develop great leaders, make a difference in the world and ensure maximum productivity through engaged employees. Gail has traveled to 15 countries and four continents, and actively participates in the international volunteer trips. She held management positions in engineering, project and business management during her 16-year career at Fortune 500 companies and global charities. She holds an M.B.A in Business Administration, M.A. in Sustainable International Development and a B.S. in Civil Engineering. She was the recipient of the “Woman to Watch” Award for leadership and volunteerism.

Global Volunteering as a Catalyst for Life Change
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Global Volunteering as a Catalyst for Life Change

Have you lost your joy in life? Are you just going through the daily motions, dreaming of doing something, anything else but can’t break the Chinese finger trap of your mundane daily routine? I know exactly how you feel. I too was in a viscous soul-crushing grind. I worked for many years in corporate America crunching numbers and quickly climbing the […]

Cultural Awareness Is Not In a Textbook
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Cultural Awareness Is Not In a Textbook

It’s very much en vogue to throw around words like cultural purity; cultural appropriation and cultural awareness. But do people really have the same understanding of these terms? They might think they have the meanings memorized and have familiarized themselves with the Americanized versions of these cultures. Good for them. […]

Want to Embrace Local Culture? Ditch the Inclusive Resort
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Want to Embrace Local Culture? Ditch the Inclusive Resort

Want to Embrace Local Culture? Ditch the Inclusive Resort This is all very noble and exciting. But something happens along the way for many. Pop-up ads for all-inclusive resorts, 5-star hotels and gorgeous cruise ships distract us as we book our flights on Expedia. The lure of endless cocktails and […]

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