Living abroad can be the most incredible experience.

New country, new challenges, new opportunities…

For more than 20 years, I have been supporting families and the companies employing these families during their international moves, by providing important information about moving abroad and assisting in the adjustment to their new country.

There are so many complex issues for families and for corporate human resources departments to consider, in order to ensure a smooth international move and a successful life transition for all parties involved.

I am here to provide that service.

New country. New life. New anchor.

Have you ever felt this way: alone, trying to keep your balance on bollard until you find where is best to drop your anchor?

That is how most of us feel before, during or just after an international move.

Our anchors may represent different things that are important to us like a job, a house or a daily routine, and these anchors will change as we make our transition into a new life.

As the process of a move begins and a new life in a new country unfolds, it is important to find new anchors, new experiences to make a life in this new country a successful one.

That is my aim for you – to help you take full advantage of your life in this new surrounding, as challenging as it may seem, by exploring your options and sharing your struggles, your fears and apprehensions.

Let’s look together at the opportunities and find the best way for you and yours to adjust to this new country and enable you to live an incredible experience abroad.

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Our work together

My role is to represent your needs – you the expat – and to ensure that those needs are met.

Wise companies understand this need and are pleased to work together, often seeking my services to ensure a successful transition.

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Corporate counseling

Company: Identify how the company might offer assistance in areas where they may not have recognized previously. Implement new relocation opportunities that strengthen the bond between employer and employee.

If you are a Human Resources manager or in charge of sending families abroad, you know all too well how complicated these relocations can be and the extra costs incurred to repair poorly managed expat families.

Unhappy families affect the performance of the employee and have huge consequences on a company’s image in that country which ultimately impacts financial results.

Please feel free to contact me. Let me help you create happy expatriate families, happy with the support they received from their company, excited to work for their employer and prepared to take on even more international challenges.

Expat counseling

During our work together, we will identify the needs of everyone in the family and provide practical tools to support each person during the transition.

Children: Explore practical choices to support the children, depending on their age, developmental stage and activity levels.

Parents:  Assist and support the couple, and especially the at-home spouse and provide practical tools to regain lost confidence and assess opportunities in their new surroundings.

Highly functioning expat families are ‘win-win’ for the employee and employer.

The preparation before any international move is key for success.

The company sending a family abroad makes a huge investment in that employee and has an equally large responsibility for a successful outcome.   By properly preparing the family and offering continuous support after the move, the company helps that family adjust to a new country, culture shock, tough realities, high expectations, surprises and also new and wonderful opportunities.

Working as a team with the family and the company, listening to the expat family’s needs and offering special support will build a strong relationship of trust, where everyone is finding the best way to work in partnership for many years into the future and in many more countries.

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