Chris speaks on a range of topics for students, adults, teachers, including:
Once, down a dark alleyway, a struggling TCK bumped into a mysterious Zen master, a grinning comedian, and an author of thrillers. That alleyway and those personas reside at O'Shaughnessy's center. Get ready to grab your seat to steady your heart and to avoid falling over with laughter.
author of Safe Passage: What Mobility Does to People & What International Schools Should Do About It
I wish this book had been written when I was younger.
co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds
O'Shaughnessy's does a marvelous job of covering the characteristics of the Third Culture Kid with riveting examples taken from his own life. Thanks for this valuable addition to the TCK literature and most importantly, the teen TCK.
author of Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile
O'Shaughnessy skillfully approaches cross-cultural upbringings and transitions with insight, compassion and humorous tales of identity, connection, community, belonging and resilience.
author of The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures
Every TCK who is a junior or senior in high school should read this book before going off to college or living on their own.
Website: The Education Cafe
Portland, Oregon, USA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Los Angeles, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
Mont Kiara International School,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chris O’Shaughnessy spoke to our students and parents this fall and I would highly recommend him for all audiences... He was very well informed on all aspects of the subject of ‘third culture kids,’ was a superb speaker, humorous at the right times and in appropriate ways, and always able to get the key points across. Chris also did a very nice job of tailoring his presentations for younger students (Middle School), older students (High School) and parents. The information he presented was very relevant to each audience. I received rave reviews from all groups he presented to – students, faculty, and parents.
Dean of Students,
St. John’s International School, Waterloo, Belgium
Chris has been active in the St. John’s International School community for many years. We invite him in to speak to both students and parents on a regular basis and he connects brilliantly with both audiences. He really identifies with the TCK phenomenon as it has been his own experience, but he is also incredibly educated on the topic and so is able to address it from inside and out. His willingness and ability to share his own stories and experiences with his audience in an humorous and honest way ropes them in and opens them up to understand more about themselves and our international community. The way our students flock to him with excitement as he walks through the halls is the strongest testament I can give. I can’t wait till the next opportunity to invite him back.