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E24: Anna Otroshchenko on the Canadian wait time

E24: Anna Otroshchenko on the Canadian wait time

"I miss the speed of decision making in Ukraine"

The Canadian wait time for almost anything is the stuff of legends.

But despite how frustrating it can be, I love how Anna Otroshchenko, COO of Orofy Inc., deals with hiccups like this. Talking to her felt like I had booked a session with a therapist on the mindset an immigrant needs to adopt when trying to settle into a new country.

She joined me on The Newcomers Podcast to chat about:

  • Feeling at home in Canada

  • How to settle in quickly

  • Canadian culture vs. Ukrainian culture

  • Her views on the meaning of “home.”

This was a fun one. If there’s one thing you should learn from Anna as an immigrant, it’s always to remember that we are in control.

No matter how chaotic things might feel, focus on what you can control, take baby steps, and you’ll find your way to the sunlight.


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