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Welcome to Share the Love A guiding Inspirational website Full of stories and motivation to empower other Women worldwide finding fulfilling in their professional life.

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The Trigger

Working abroad was not new to me. However it was the experience of being the "dependent" Expat Partner which made me realize how hard it can be to rejoin the job market - especially in a foreign country.

In the time of endless applications and rejections I noticed how my self-esteem and confidence in my skills reached a low point. At the same time I came across a figure that made me angry and triggered : Only 1 out of 4 Expats transferred by a company is female and only 20% of the female Expat Partners are working during the time abroad.

I realized I am not the only one struggling and that there is a massive need to support each other to reach our goals as a job is more than a salary - it's about growing and be of value.

The vision

Share-the-Love aims to empower and support the millions of Women worldwide who have been brave enough to exit the job market and try to re-enter abroad or after a time spent with their family.
Just think about the huge potential of these millions of women worldwide. With raising independence, emancipation and portable career options, empowerment is within our reach.
I aim to change the worldwide stigma of the label "Expat Wife" / "Trailing Spouse" / "Stay-at-home-mum" and shed light on the missed potential.

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Who am I?

I am Kate and I am the person behind Share-the-Love.
Originally from Germany, 30 sth, living in the US with stops in Spain, UK, and Taiwan on the way. I love to travel the world and learn something new every day. I love to view the world through my camera lens and my heart jumps when I see cows. After my International Management studies, I worked several years in the corporate world in various different roles around Marketing, Management, and Business Development.

Now I explore the American culture from my home-base Chicago and get inspired by from other Expats, Locals, Coaches and Expat-preneurs every day. What gives me positive energy: To know that my life will never be a straight line, not knowing where I may end up next, my partner in crime for the last 11 years, and art!
I struggle with: Patience & contentment of the status-quo and the fact that Expatriation throws female emancipation back to the last century.

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Number of countries I have lived so far
224
Days it took me to create a new identity abroad
100
% sure you are becoming a better person when living abroad

''I wished someone had came to me at the very beginning telling me all I know now.
I want to be that person to you."

what you will find on sharethelove

Throughout my experience as an Expat Partner I found that there are some ways to immediately feel great about this new way of life but they all came back to one fact:

You will find the most relief in the fact that you are not alone

Therefore you will find honest blog posts on this website, honest reflections on my experience and honest words on the ups and downs. No whitewashing for the sake of Instagram or reputation. 

Life & work guides

I gather all my learnings and knowledge in guides for free download. They are based on my own experience, social studies, academic findings and my learnings through the interaction with other successful Expat Partners and Expat Coaches worldwide. 

The guides are covering topics around personal development, job seeking and useful tips and tricks along the way. 

Stay tunes for some more guides to come in the near future. If you don’t want to miss out sign-up for my newsletter. 

Travel & Lifestyle

As a travel enthusiast, I share my best recommendations for the United States and beyond. I love to explore new places whether alone on a low-budget authentic backpack trip or relaxed and adventurous with my husband. 

I give you insights to the American culture and places to visit. As I am Chicago based you will find some recommendations for this amazing city on this blog and much more. 

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Personal thoughts

Dive into my column where I process my current thoughts and ideas about living abroad and having a global mindset.

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Expat Struggle

Learn more about cultural shock, adopting to a new job market and establishing a network as the Expat Partner.

Career Planning

Work on your career abroad and find your professional identity. Learn to apply globally.

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Travel Inspiration

Pursue your travel dreams and get motivated to explore the world. Deep dive into solo travel.

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