Episode 19

From South Africa to Finland |Megs Järvinen, Strategic Brand Builder

Megs Jarvinen, Strategic Brand Builder

South African born former Sydneysider Megs Järvinen fell in love with Finland and decided to move there with her Finnish husband and their little son. They now live in Kuopio, a small town with 120K inhabitants. It is located in the lake region in the eastern part of Finland, around 400km from Helsinki. 

Twelve months on, what has her experience been like when it comes to everyday life, adjusting to dramatic four seasons and the Finnish way of life?  Megs talks about her new work life culture as a brand strategist in a local creative agency. She also talks about the highs and lows of living in a Finnish society, not knowing the language and discovering quirky sides of the Finnish character. 

You will learn from Megs

  • How she has made living in Kuopio work for her both personally and professionally 
  • How she has adjusted to dramatic four seasons and a very different Finnish culture 
  • The three most important things if you are thinking of moving to Finland

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Published by Satu Raunola-Spencer

Satu (alias Finnsydney) is a Nordic born Sydneysider. She is passionate about making the world a better place, using common sense, sustainability and practical processes in business and everyday life. She is an entrepreneurial marketing and communications leader focusing on innovation. Satu has extensive global travel and tourism industry know-how and networks. Her love of family, travel, design, yoga, running and healthy lifestyle keeps her busy. Satu is always ready talk about education, science , culture, design and of course, Finland!

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