Moving abroad is more than adopting to a new culture
Moving abroad entails more than cultural obstacles and language barriers. It also brings change into your life on every dimension. Relationships and marriages do change along the way, friends are missed, professional identity is on stake and most women are struggling finding new fulfillment in their life when the former job can’t be packed in a box and brought along on this adventure of living abroad. This website is here to help, to inspire, to empower, and to show you that the time abroad is a great opportunity for personal development if used right. You will find stories of expats around the world, useful tips & tricks to plan your job hunt, coaching exercises to broaden your mindset, helpful guides to feel at home abroad, and great resources for direct download.
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Hi! I am Kate, an intercultural coach / career consultant / Marketing expert, driven by curiosity and the goal to explore the world. I have worked and lived in 5 different countries so far but nothing shaped me like my current Expat Experience.
I am on a mission to help women who moved abroad, repatriated to their home country or re-joined the job market after spending valuable time with their family in finding their professional identity and start to trust in their skills and impact.
How I can help you
Being an Expat Partner myself, I went through the personal journey of moving abroad and inventing myself again and again. Empowering women like me was becoming my core driver for starting this website and becoming a coach. We are all encountering similar obstacles but have different approaches to tackle them. So I created a choice of products & services that fill different needs and challenges. Let’s dive in and for any questions please do not hesitate and send me an email: email@example.com
Find your professional identity abroad
This is a comprehensive workbook for direct download from the website. If covers all essential information you need to start a new career abroad. If you are a self-learner this is a great way to start.
purpose & direction
Often moving abroad triggers us to question the goals in life we had so far. Book a 1:1 online coaching session with me and get access to all exercises & coaching material that will guide you along this journey.
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Get access to my 5-Step-Onboarding journey with about mindset, cultural communication, re-branding, career planning & relationship struggles. Chose to either go along on your own or partner with me in 1:1 sessions.
CAREER GUIDE for the Expat Partner
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Many expat partners ask themselves what to do with their life after moving abroad – especially when the “society-approved”, traditional corporate job or raising children is not a scenario. We often forget that there is a different path we can go: Not working, investing all the time and energy into ourselves, and be happy as hell. I am thrilled that Simone, who is actually also one of my coaching clients, is open to sharing her story and her personal approach in a blog post with us. Simone is a huge inspiration for me, and I bet you will be inspired after reading her reasoning behind her choice as well. Enjoy getting to know Simone and her creative, bold, confident, and clever approach to spending her time abroad.
What are you striving for in your career? What was your original motivation when applying for your first job, and what has changed along the way? Naturally, we are more fulfilled and successful when we are striving for something professionally that is also aligned with who we are as a person. If you are thinking about a career change or you are unsure where to head next to now is the time to check your motivation. In this blog post, I want to introduce you to the concept of career anchors and how that simple test can be a helpful guide to you for your personal career planning.
A couple of days ago, I stumbled across yet another media coverage about expat spouses and the fact that those well-educated women are throwing away their career ambitions to follow their husband abroad. Interestingly enough, the comments below the post have been even more prejudiced than the article itself. I wonder why it is so hard to change the image of the expat spouse and what we can do to become recognized as what we are: amazing, brave, solution-oriented globe trotters with a lot of understanding for global issues?
Reflecting on my experience at the Families in Global Transition Conference in Bangkok a couple of weeks ago, there is one sentence that is imprinted in my head: “We are equipped – more than others – to make a change.”
I keep wondering: Is that true? Are we in a privileged situation that should trigger us to act?
Moving abroad can have an impact on your confidence. Especially if you have trouble in getting back into a routine or in some work right from the beginning. In this article, I want to introduce you to Khethiwe, a confidence coach located in South Africa. I interviewed her about her approach to start a couple of portable businesses, her advice for expat partners, and how to regain confidence after moving abroad. She shared her experience with being a public speaker and a coach. If you are interested in getting started in that field, stay tuned for her tips!
The phenomenon that some expat partners take the plunge and start their own business abroad has interested me since we moved countries a couple of years ago. I have already talked about the phenomenon of Expat-Preneurship here. Today, I want you to introduce you to an inspiring entrepreneur who actually started a business that might be of benefit to a lot of us before moving places.
We just came back from a one week vacation to Florida, and there have been a couple of things that caught my eyes. We loved the sun after a brutal winter in Chicago tried to do a more relaxing vacation. So we concentrated on the South of Florida visiting Fort Meyers, Sanibel Island, Naples, Key West, and Miami (Beach). Spending some quality time there I could not stop realizing some interesting things, and I thought I had to share it with you to see if you had similar experiences.
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