Author Archives: Angie Weinberger

The Dark Force in us – From Darth Vader to Jedi

Do you know Darth Vader, the dark force in many of the Star Wars movies? Did you know that we all have a bit of Darth Vader in us? We are driven by our fears. The Star Wars movies are full of allusions to deep psychology and how our attachments and fears form our behaviors and life. With this post, I would like to give you an understanding of how we are influenced by our fears and how you can change to become a Jedi.        Fritz Riemann, a deep psychologist established a theory based on four basic forms of fear (“Grundformen der Angst”). The four basic forms of angst are formed in our early childhood and determine to […]

Embarking on your Expat Journey

No 10 "RENT" is about increase in cost of living

Embarking on your Expat Journey Ten Ideas to help you with your Expat Lifestyle I promised you ten ideas from my experience as the Global Mobility Coach when you embark on your Expat Journey. Moving to another country poses a lot of challenges. Too often, we all rely on our employers and hope they will ensure everything is done correctly. When we get an indication that an international assignment could have challenges because we talk to other expats, we might not take those so seriously or think that specific issues do not apply to us. You probably also believe you can outsmart everybody else, correct? Still, here are ten ideas you should follow when embarking on your Expat Journey Host […]

Expat Children and Identity Crisis


Guest post by Lucie Koch I have been in Zürich for a few weeks now and I am starting to adjust to Swiss city life. I am amazed every day by how cosmopolitan Zürich is with all the languages heard in the tram. It’s wonderful. In my last blog post, I wrote about how entry into professional life was one kind of culture shock. I have started to adapt to the professional and Swiss cultural frame. Working for Global People Transitions is a very interesting experience, especially since I get to be involved in very diverse tasks, from administrative paperwork to exciting business development projects. I am discovering how many gearwheels must be activated and maintained for the business machine […]

How to Make it in Winterthur – An Indian Teacher on her Journey to Becoming a Digital Learning Specialist

Balakirthika Jayakumar

Guest Post by Balakirthika Jayakumar Switzerland is considered a paradise on earth. Every human aspires to set his/her foot on the land of Switzerland. Why is it that one aspires to visit this place? It is the bounty of nature in this country that attracts people. Also, the high standard and quality of living. The people of India are fortunate enough to have a glimpse of Switzerland through movies. It is a cliché to have a song shot in this country to add richness to the movie. Either personally or virtually people have ideas about this country that is exuding “excellence” on all levels (including but not limited to chocolate and cuckoo clocks). These days, thanks to social media, we […]

The Ultimate Holiday Reading List for Expats to Reinvent Themselves


This time of the year usually feels very quiet but this year it almost feels as if time came to a halt. We (our team) thought about ways to inspire you and we came up with this compilation of books. Here is a compilation of our 12 best books to read from our team to all those who are looking for inspiration on how to change their lives for the better. NOTE: The inclusion of Amazon links for each book should help you make your purchase as easy as possible, though we would recommend you order through a local bookstore to support the local community. I’ve mentioned my bookstore at the end of the list. The books are in no […]