Expert Interviews & Inspirational Stories

The beauty of living abroad, is that you are getting connected with people from all around the word. Each one brings their own perspective and ideas on the table and there is so much to learn from one another. 

In this category I introduce you to Experts in the field of living and working abroad in the hope to bring you some inspiration and new insights for your own lifestyle. If you want to contribute please feel free to send me a message. I am looking forward to learn more about you and your unique story. 

What do the experts say

Female Leadership: Learn from strong women

How to stay confident and why support amongst women is so essential. 

How to start your own business

James moved abroad and started his own business. Next to his tips and tricks he reveals how to cope with the German work culture. 

WHAT TO DO WHEN FEELING GRUMPY ABROAD

Impressive story & fascinating insights of a modern Expat coping with the traditional gender roles of expatriation. 

What do the experts say?

Female Leadership: Learn from strong women

How to stay confident and why support amongst women is so essential. 

How to start your own business

James moved abroad and started his own business. Next to his tips and tricks he reveals how to cope with the German work culture. 

WHAT TO DO WHEN FEELING GRUMPY ABROAD

Impressive story & fascinating insights of a modern Expat coping with the traditional gender roles of expatriation. 

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Role Model Story Flor: A dream job 9 years in the making

Our Role Model Flor has a lot to offer: she grew up in Venezuela and is currently living in Germany with her American husband. She raised 3 children far away from home, couldn’t continue her profession as a lawyer abroad, was searching for herself without the professional label for a long time, and finally found her dream job shortly before her family will move from Germany to the USA in the middle of a pandemic. Flor has so much to share with us. She tells us what it was like for her to be at home with three small children and the knowledge that her own career fulfillment was so far away. She also shares about the long application process that finally provided her with her dream job and reveals her secret ingredient

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Role Model Story: Preparing against all odds

Another episode of the expat partner role model series about the identity crisis after losing your career and creating a new path forward. Farsana was born in Afghanistan and emigrated to Germany as a child. moved to Azerbaijan, then to Lebanon and shifted her career as a lawyer online.

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expat, expat partner, expat wife, living abroad, new beginnings, women

A positive answer to the question “What do you do?”

So, I covered in several posts the identity struggle than can come along when you are moving abroad for the partner’s job. It’s a new beginning on several levels and a change also in areas that you have been happy with such as the job situation. In this blog post, I want to present you an interview with a very experienced Expat who moved abroad for her husband’s job and managed to re-invent herself and be happy with the new lifestyle. She contacted me after reading one of my blog posts where I covered the topic of why the question “What do you do?” can be a tough one. She expressed her disbelief that modern women are still struggling with this and showed me her perspective. I loved it and wanted to present to you her point of view so I asked her for an interview. And here it is: A conversation about the modern challenges of being an Expat Partner and what to learn from more experienced Expat Partners – with the amazing Antje Döhring.

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The truth about Blogging – an straightforward interview with an Expat Mum

This interview is the perfect proof that when you reach out to the universe, it will reply. I was searching for Expat Partners who were willing to share their story of becoming a professional blogger, and I found Christine. She was an Expat in Germany when she started her blog and turned it into a real profession. In this interview, she is sharing her tips and tricks without whitewashing. She is pretty straightforward about the ups and downs of blogging making this interview a perfect resource for you! I promise it is worth your time! Thank you so much, Christine, for your contribution!

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blogging for expats, expat blog, career, expat partner

When a hobby turns into a professional blog: The story of the blog Expatpanda

Blogging can be a very rewarding path for Expat Partners or Expats in general who want to share their story but are also looking for some ways to earn money or continue a career. In the following weeks, I will introduce you to great Expat Bloggers who managed to create amazing platforms with lots of inspiration and knowledge in that field! In the sense of Share-the-Love they will share their valuable experience with us! Let’s start with the first interview of this series. This week I had the opportunity to interview Aneesa of www.expatpanda.com about her blogging experience and recommendation for you.

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