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Networking includes the Word Work for a Reason

Is there anything I could help you with?

You probably despise networking. You think of networking as wasting time and you don’t like to go to events with no direct outcome. Are you appalled by “coffee meetings” with people who never plan to support you but happily take your free advice? Know that feeling? You probably heard me say this before: For me, time has an immense value and since I started my business I’ve come to the conclusion that I have three major priorities: 1) My health, 2) My time, and 3) My support group (including my family and partner). Without these, you cannot run a successful company of one. To use my time effectively and to the best possible outcome, I am constantly reviewing my “networking” […]

Navigating the Shadows: Understanding Expatriate Burnout and Trauma


Embarking on an expatriate journey is often portrayed as an exciting adventure, offering the promise of new experiences, cultures, and personal growth. However, beneath the surface of this exhilarating chapter in your life, lies a lesser-explored aspect – the risk of expatriate burnout and trauma. This blog post delves into the challenges faced by individuals living abroad and sheds light on the psychological toll that expatriate life can sometimes take. Expatriate burnout is a phenomenon characterized by chronic physical and emotional exhaustion resulting from prolonged exposure to stressors while living in a foreign country. The factors contributing to burnout can be diverse, ranging from cultural adjustment and language barriers to work-related pressures and isolation. The constant need to adapt to […]

How to Help Your Spouse Adjust to the Host Country – Five Key Principles

Help Spouse Adjust

Going on an international assignment is often a relationship challenge. Even if you have already been married for a long time, moving abroad can bring out the best and worst in the relationship with your spouse and/or life partner. Gone are the days of the “expat wife” sitting in the expat country club, playing tennis or painting her fingernails at the pool while an armada of the staff was taking care of the driving, children, household, and cooking. Today, life partners and spouses are of all backgrounds and all colors. My observation is that more and more male spouses are joining female expats. We also see more same-sex couples going on assignments together. Some couples plan to have a family […]