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43. Becoming a Wine Professional in Lisbon with Cha McCoy


 

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Cha McCoy, MBA, CS, LEED AP is a Sommelier, Public Speaker, and the founder of Cha Squared Consulting LLC, a wine experience company with a focus on events, tourism, and education. In addition, she leads Cherry Bombe Magazine as their Beverage Director & Editor for their new vertical Cherry Bombe Drinks, and the latest Brand Ambassador for New York Wine & Grape Foundation. Cha is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of The Master Sommeliers and WSET Level 3 Candidate and holds an Executive Certificate in Wine Management from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon and achieved her MBA with St. John’s University in Rome, Italy. Cha has been recognized by the Wine Enthusiast as Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers, and Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Rising Black Voices in Wine. Her events services include clients such as the prestigious, James Beard Foundation and most recently a virtual tasting on NBC’s Today Show.


Connect with Cha

https://www.chamccoy.com/about

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chamccoy

https://www.facebook.com/ChaSquaredLLC/

https://www.instagram.com/cha_squared/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2y-HS5NMM9p2f-JtzhR4eA/featured?view_as=subscriber





In This Episode We Cover:

  • Attending an MBA program in Italy

  • Career Transition

  • Becoming a Wine Professional

  • Moving to Lisbon

  • Becoming an Entrepreneur Abroad

  • Dating in Italy & Portugal

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Christine Job
Christine Job

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.