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🦁 “Chiara is an animal.” — Enio Borges, Brazil

🔥 “She is a force of nature.” — Elizma Briers, South Africa

🚀 "It wouldn't surprise me if she winds up having a significant effect on the course on world events." – Sebastian Marshall, Cofounder and CEO, Ultraworking

I currently do Product Operations at Forto, a Berlin-based logistics tech startup.

Welcome to my online home. I write about job hunting abroad, Craft Docs, and books.

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What is this? A way for Chiara Cokieng (that’s me!) to keep in touch with my most valued friends and allies. Looking for an easy way to stay in touch? This is it. How often will I get this? Hopefully, once a month. But definitely not more than that.

I’ve been working in software since 2013, and have built and worked with remote and distributed teams across five continents. I’ve also been a management consultant, solopreneur, freestyle wrestler, and Olympic Hopeful. (LinkedIn)

Some projects I’ve worked on:

  • I co-founded Gen Propel, a cohort-based online course on getting a job abroad.
  • I co-organized the 2015 GiveGetWin tour with Sebastian Marshall and Kai Zau, travelling North America by rail for two months and speaking at NYU, MIT, and 10+ other universities. I spoke about elite mathematics, powerlifting, and accelerated learning.
  • I started co-writing a book on the modern history of Southern China’s Migrants. Parked it to prioritize my move to Germany. I still want to write this book.

Elsewhere, my approach to work has been featured in NYT bestselling author Chris Guillebeau’s blog and in his book, and my writing in the New York Observer.

ENTJ, Enneagram Type Eight. I read a lot and sometimes write.

Some things I’ve written people have said they enjoy:

Filipino Chinese. Born and raised in Manila. Living in Berlin, Germany.

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Last updated: 23. April 2023 in Berlin, Germany.