From Career Break to Career Boost

The rebounce program for global mums

coaching, clarity, career coaching

Is that you?

  • Are you wondering what your next career step might be but can’t come up with a clear vision?
  • Do you doubt that your resume will be competitive in a foreign country or after a long career break?
  • Do you allow yourself to think through all the possible scenarios or do you intuitively reach for the familiar although that doesn’t make you jump for joy? 
  • Are you perhaps not even sure if you want to get back into the profession?
  • Do you feel alone with all the thoughts and don’t manage to prioritize your own professional future besides the mental load as a mother? 

Especially as mothers with a global aspect, one can get used to putting own concerns second. Life as an expat and the associated uncertainty of when and if one will move again leads to one’s own professional ambitions being put on the back burner or pushed into the undefined future. 

At the same time, the profession is such an important part of our self-realization, which not only brings a financial aspect with it, but also goes hand in hand with recognition, joy of life, and a sense of purpose. By neglecting the question of your professional career, you neglect an essential part of what defines you as a woman and mother.

By neglecting the question of professional career, you neglect an essential part of what defines you as a woman and mother.

As a certified coach,  I help you to gain clarity on your underlying career drivers, create a space for you to reflect, and learn how to communicate your strengths and turn them into action. After the coaching sessions, you will have a clear vision of your path ahead and are ready to re-enter the workforce with passion and confidence.

After gaining clarity on your future career plans you will:

  • Regain the feeling of being in charge and in full alignment with your values 

 

  • Feel on eye level with your partner as family decisions are not only based on his career but both careers

 

  • Answer the question of “What do you do?” in a networking situation with ease and joy

 

  • Enjoy a thriving career that is compatible with the challenges and benefits of a global family life

Click here to schedule a free 30-minute discovery call to discuss your very own professional situation and see if the 1:1 coaching program will be the right fit for you.

From Career Break to Career Boost

The rebounce program for global mums​

I am here to partner up and guide you the whole way until you reach your goal. The 1:1 career coaching program is a holistic package of:

What to expect:
journaling, career vision

Click here to schedule a free 30-minute discovery call to discuss your very own professional situation and see if the 1:1 coaching program will be the right fit for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is coaching the right approach for me?

The basic philosophy of coaching is to understand that YOU know deep down what you are capable of and how to reach your goals, but the knowledge of it and how to get there is often not clear in front of you. 

Just like many strong, well-educated, and experienced women I have worked with as a certified coach, you are likely to have subconscious beliefs that stop you from making an informed decision. My coaching tools will allow you to bring light into the darkness. My program is the perfect framework to get you to the point of a new beginning.

Who is it for?

Many of my clients are corporate expat partners who have been sent abroad for a certain period of time and are in a kind of identity crisis. Others have moved abroad because of love and are wondering how their career can continue. Others are mums re-entering the workforce after an extended maternity leave. Also, many seek for coaching throughout their repatriation period. All of them are united by the fact that they live or have lived a global life and want to dedicate themselves to their own private or professional projects. Many of them want to resume their career after a long break, while others consider whether their current career still makes sense for them.

Should I sign up for coaching even if I do not know where I will be in 6 months?

Almost every conversation with clients involves the question of the next move. Many remain in a kind of paralysis of shock as soon as a possible move comes up and postpone any career planning into the indefinite future. The feeling of never being 100% sure when you will be is part of expat life and far too often a pretext for not prioritizing your own projects. Although the program is designed for 3 months, fundamental insights are gained that affect not only the immediate future but also the long-term plan. The earlier you know where your priorities lie, the more effectively you can plan moves and advocate for your own needs. An upcoming move is rather an urgent reason to define one’s own plans as soon as possible.

Where does it take place?

All coaching sessions take place online. Even before COVID-19 most of my sessions were online as I work with women all over the globe. Most of the conversations take place via video call (unless the client prefers a classic phone call).

In which language are the coaching sessions offered?

All coaching sessions and practice materials are in English. My mother tongue is German. Therefore I also offer coaching sessions in German with English accompanying material if preferred. 

What is your qualification?

My qualification is not only based on my own experience as an Expat Partner and the resulting challenges. During my time in the United States, I graduated as a certified coach at the International Coach Academy. This institution trains coaches around the globe with a very extensive program. In 18 months, I was able to learn with coaches and colleagues from all over the world. Since my graduation I have regularly coached clients with different cultural backgrounds.

What others said

“I called for Kate for coaching session just before our move back to Germany after 10 years in France. It was a real joker! I very much appreciated the immense capacity to listen und to support on the basis of my reflective development. This very special openness combined with a large amount of empathy made that I felt very well accompanied and in confidence during the whole time. After 3 individual coaching sessions that we arranged over a period of around 3 months I will join a Mastermind Group to continue my reflection and share my projects and my experience with others. I am very happy to stay in touch with Kate as well. Thank you very much, you do such great work here. I am so happy to have met you and I wish so many others to  get to know you as well.”

Kerstin Schweizer Laurentin

“I really can recommend Kate to find more clarity about who you are and what you want. I decided to sign up because I wanted more clarity about my professional future and had already some options in mind that I wanted to discuss to find out if it’s the right choice.”

Susanne Azen

Did you know?

In the case of a classic assignment, more and more employers are paying the costs of coaching in preparation for departure or re-entry or during the period of the assignment. It is always worth asking the partner’s employer and making inquiries. In most cases known to me, the costs were covered to a large extent.