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Tammy Kassiou explains why global worker mobilisation will help countries achieve growth through and beyond COVID



With COVID affecting communities, industries and economies across the globe, Tammy Kassiou believes the only way for countries to drive growth during and beyond the pandemic is for the world to work together to share and mobilise workers where they are needed.

Themelina Kassiou, affectionately known as Tammy Kassiou, is a global entrepreneur, respected philanthropist and founder and chairperson of multiple multinational companies.  Living in Timor-Leste and heading up the delivery of world leading training and development, employment and job mobilisation programs across multiple countries, Tammy Kassiou understands the challenges and opportunities facing industries and countries across the world as economies grapple with the difficulties of closed borders and reduced workforce numbers.

According to Tammy Kassiou, if the world is going to rebound from the pandemic, countries must start working together to forge a global strategic plan and multilateral partnerships to mobilise workers to industries and countries where they are needed.  There are also benefits for countries working together to share resources and mobilise workers as different industries peak and trough.

In a globalised world, the crises we face affect every nation to a greater or lesser extent. In addition to the pandemic, wealth disparity, resource wars, climate change and gender inequality are just a handful of the catastrophises impacting the world today.

We live highly interdependent lives with global systems of communication, trade and finance interconnected between every country. As different industries and national economies peak and trough, the reality is that enormous discrepancies that exist in levels of affluence will arise between rich and poor nations. Economic activity is consistently skewed in favour of high-income countries.

A trough refers to the stage in the business cycle where activity and prices are at their lowest before a rise. Traditionally, an economic trough is characterised by higher levels of unemployment, layoffs, declining business sales and earnings, and lower credit availability. Alternatively, a peak is the highest point of the business cycle.

Development is the growth of a country; primarily based on economic advancement. To achieve growth, countries must work together in harmony. Sharing resources and mobilising workers as different industries peak and trough has immeasurable benefits for all countries involved and especially so given that the pandemic has forced borders shut and reduced the available workforce for many countries.  Quite literally, many industries such as Australia’s horticultural industry, are on their knees because they do not have enough workers to undertake the work.  Some of the key benefits of countries working together include:

Increase the pace of development

When countries work cohesively towards a common goal, attaining the target is more often than not achieved faster, and to a higher standard, than when a country is working individually. Sharing resources and mobilising workers is required for projects that need to be completed in a short period or require a specific skillset that local workers do not acquire.

Countries can develop faster by working together and pulling resources together. Countries that do not have the financial or skilled worker capability to work towards a development plan, can source resources and borrow money from each other. Mobilising skilled workers and loaning resources will help both countries to reach their targets faster and the projects will help more people.

Advance the careers of women

According to the International Finance Corporation, nearly half of women’s productive potential globally is under-utilised, or simply unutilised completely. Their statistics indicate that 865 million women worldwide are not enabled to participate in the global economy – 93 percent of which are based in developing countries.

Investing in women’s employment is not only the right thing to do, it is also critical to the long term success of a company and nation. By tapping into a wider talent pool, enhancing productivity and improving staff retention, corporations that invest in employing women and mobilising female workers achieve a considerable competitive advantage in the market. Addressing the gender gaps in employment and the persistent barriers that women face in gaining employment, the economic outcomes are unparalleled – driving productivity, competitiveness and innovation.

Skill sharing

Without qualified and skilled workers, development projects around the world suffer. The advantage associated with having skilled workers should not be underestimated. Mobilising qualified staff to countries where joblessness and lack of skills is prominent, mutually benefits both countries involved. The home country has the opportunity to capitalise on the foreign skilled staff members to complete projects and train their local workers, while the local country of the skilled workers benefits from making jobs available to people who may be jobless. Mobilising workers between countries is crucial in international development.

Protect socio-economic rights

Sharing resources and mobilising workers as different industries peak and trough on an international level helps governments to achieve their commitment to protect the socio-economic rights of our global brothers and sisters. Access to essential goods and services is a basic human right that countries aligned to the United Nations are bound to protect and foster.

The right to food, adequate housing and education is breached every day for millions of men, women and children in developing countries. The disparity between the rights enjoyed by the wealthiest countries compared to the nations that are unable to provide these basic rights is appalling. As global citizens, it is the obligation of wealthy countries to invest in protecting the socio-economic rights of every human, which can be achieved by mobilising their qualified people to train overseas workers and sharing resources.

Addressing the climate emergency

The world we live in today is significantly resource constrained. The process of sharing resources as different industries peak and trough can play a key role in addressing the climate emergency and reducing conflict over vital resources. Managing the interests and needs of all countries involves ensuring that all nations can access resources equitably. Resources are limited, so developing a platform to share and collaborate is the most sustainable step forward.

Overcoming the challenges of a worldwide pandemic

In addition to the above issues, the pandemic has imposed increased challenges for countries already struggling to achieve growth milestones.  In Australia, due to the closing of borders, backpackers who once helped to keep vital industries afloat are no longer able to enter the country.  Farmers who once relied on temporary workers are watching their fruit drop and rot.  A global alliance of countries dedicated to worker mobilisation with comprehensive COVID safety plans in place will enable countries to refocus on driving growth and salvaging and building crippled industries.  Ultimately consumers pay the price for these issues – a price many can not afford to pay.

Currently located in Dili, Timor-Leste, Themelina Kassiou (Tammy Kassiou), leads and manages her companies across multiple countries and also provides mentoring for many emerging leaders in her industry. 

Tammy Kassiou is the founder and chairperson of Philotimo Group, a global business which overarches a number of complementary businesses that provide leadership, expertise and services across the training and job placement sector to a broad range of industries in multiple countries including: Timor-Leste, Vanuatu and Pacific Islands, Philippines, Mozambique, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Greece and Europe.

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How Taking A Risk Allowed Neel Dhingra To Come Far In His Career



In business, many avenues could contribute to its success. Among them is the chance to take risks that could either lead to a hindrance or a groundbreaking development. Great risks often result in great outcomes for those who plan well and execute them efficiently. 

So when Neel Dhingra, a digital creator and leader within the mortgage and real estate industry, found an opportunity to take a risk to improve the industry he’s in, he took all the chances he could to learn from it and develop his actions until it bore positive results. 

Executing The Risks 

Neel has a different understanding of risks. He believes that it’s riskier not to try new ideas in business. More importantly, he partners his ideas with execution. He learned to commit first to the risk he was taking and then figure it out as he goes. 

This is how he started in all his business ventures and learned the most about business and marketing. This is also how Neel went about building a personal brand online, which he now teaches to others so they, too, can grow their business and income. 

“When I wanted to get started with content and wasn’t sure how to do video marketing, I just started. I made some really bad videos and then eventually got better,” he said. 

A thousand videos later, Neel became good at it. He committed to executing his plan, asked questions of experts who had done it before, and learned a lot from his actions. 

“I believe that learning by doing is a huge part of success,” Neel shared. 

Helping Others Improve 

Neel entered the mortgage and real estate industry because he has a genuine passion for helping people learn about money. Moreover, the industry allows him to earn a great living while making a positive impact on others. 

But there’s the main barrier to becoming a homeowner and that’s because of the lack of knowledge on how to obtain a mortgage and buy a real estate property. 

After 15 years in the industry, Neel was tired of the traditional ways that companies and individuals communicated with the public because he found it very transactional and revolved around short-term sales activities and advertising. 

He started to learn about marketing and personal branding which completely changed my business and life. He found out how rewarding it is to help other like-minded individuals within the industry learn how they could do the same. 

With the things that he’s learned about leveraging the digital space, Neel now helps others learn how to use personal branding and content marketing to grow their business and income. 

Learn more about Neel Dhingra at

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What Challenges Trenia Norford Had To Face Before She Made Her Matchmaking Dreams A Reality



For as long as she can remember, Trenia Norford has always been in love with love. So whenever she gets the chance, she helps people find their significant others in a world where many individuals are looking to make connections that will last them a lifetime. 

Through her company Connectricity, a highly professional and personalized boutique matchmaking firm, Trenia has helped singles enjoy the dating process and get the results they desire in a short period of time. 

Since 2012, Connectricity has catered to relationship-minded single professionals nationwide.

Proving That She Can 

Before Connectricity, Trenia had a career in the publishing industry and later transitioned to finance. But after giving birth to her first child, Trenia craved for a greater work-life balance where she can do something that she’s passionate about without having to leave her child to a nanny. 

Eventually, she realized that her passion for helping people find love can be the answer to her problems. As a result, she decided to turn her hobby of helping people connect into an actual business. Thus, Connectricity was born. 

But leaving her corporate career where she stayed for 20 years wasn’t easy. She first had to prove to her husband that she was capable of making something lucrative out of her hobby. 

Through hardwork, determination, and an innate love for what she’s doing, Trenia proved that she has what it takes. 

“I have worked with hundreds of singles over 10 years with an 87 percent success rate. I define success as someone entering a long-term committed relationship as a result of my introduction,” she said. 

Finding Her Work-Life Balance 

Now that she runs Connectricity, Trenia has found the work-life balance that she needed to fulfill her duties as an entrepreneur, matchmaker, wife, and mother. 

With her time on her hands, Trenia gets to be there for her two sons at the beginning of the day by preparing them for school. She’s also present to pick them up after school and attend any after-school activities. 

But between 9 AM to 2 PM, Trenia attends sales calls, virtual and in-person client meetings, the matching processes for clients, collaboration efforts with fellow matchmakers, and team meetings.

“I regularly collaborate with international matchmakers to help find matches for their clients and vice versa,” she said. 

She ends the day by helping her children get settled for the night, spending time with her husband, and showing love for herself so she can go to bed well-rested, fulfilled, and happy. 

Find out more about Trenia Norford and Connectricity through Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

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After launching sizzling BS Sneakers, Jr. Michael presents BS T-Shirts for all genders



Jr. Michael is a world-known personality for his splendid work in the showbiz industry. Hailing from the city of talents, Queens, New York, Jr. Michael is an amazing actor, unforgettable writer, and experienced director. The great artist has been included in the list of top celebs of the industry due to his several years of outstanding work.  

However, man still has the potential to exploit himself in further vocations. This time Michael showed his great interest in the trendy e-business world. A few months back, he initiated his e-commerce store to sell several items from which BS Sneakers got a huge amount of attention. Everything about them was great and unique: style, color combinations. Michael even spread the BS philosophy through his products. When Michael observes that people love the sneakers and their stand-out identification through its ideology, he decided to start the line of t-shirts as well.


With the soft, smooth, and quality fabric, JR. Michael introduces BS t-shirts to the world. The shirts are available in all sizes with two basic colors i.e., white and black. The color schemes are given the names Essential Tee and Premium Tee. The Premium Tees are white with the logo BS written in black. However, logos on the Essential Tees consist of black color shirts available in two different colors; neon yellow and white. The perfect match with perfect black neon BS Sneakers. Moreover, for ladies, BS shirts have the logo written in light pink with white color at the background entitled as Women’s Comfort Tee. 

Meaning of BS

In our life, at some phase, we all have to face and fight BS. Although the experiencing age varies but never ever there someone present who neglected it. In other words, the complexity of BS left behind is a social issue. This is where BS slang joins us together as a whole. That’s something that puts all of us together in a situation. So whenever dealing with it, you can wear BS sneakers and now BS classic t-shirts as well. Be an out stander, be courageous, be confident, and tell the world about it.         

Purpose of BS

How about looking unique with confidence? By representing a new ideology, BS is a new way to express one’s independence. It builds up confidence, with the approach of how we look at BS in life. It’s going to become the next trend soon. So be ready for it and buy your BS t-shirts and kicks.    

Many other products of BS such as hoodies, mobile covers, joggers, tank tops, socks, bags, stickers, and water bottles are available at the online store. Go now and buy the products by visiting the following links.

Also Read: 5 Keys To Be An Actor By Jr Michael

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