Expat Partner career coach 


Live a meaningful life abroad!



Hey Expat Partner,


Expat Partner Career Coach Heidi wants you to live a meaningful life,
so you can flourish in your own unique way!
Every time you move, even if it's the second or third time, you have to restructure your life, personally and socially. You have to rethink your daily routines, sort out possible options for work or day activities.


You better spend some time redesigning your life, otherwise, you will see yourself moving to the next place again!  


Do you want a meaningful life too?
Give your expat life a boost and start today!


You can start with the free download on top of this page.
It is filled with questions, it makes you think about your current life.
It can be the start of a change in your daily routines.


You can also read my blogs about living a life abroad.


Expat Life


Expat life can be really nice and stressful at the same time.
Especially when you are the partner of the working International.
Many Expat Partners have to stop working when they cross borders.
Some like it and yet many Expat Partners want to return to their job, at some point.
The fact that your own career is on hold for a while, is frustrating for many Expat Partners. How is that for you?
You are at the right place if you are living abroad, and you want to live a meaningful life again.
Let me listen to your story so I can help you in the best possible way.


Connect with me if you want a free 15-minute call to find out what you need.


A career for all Expat Partners?


To become a happy Expat Partner, having a career is not always the solution.
Some Expat Partners just want to take care of their families, that is fine too!
After all, you have to feel satisfied and happy with your choices in life.
If you feel you need to change something Expat Partner Career coach Heidi will help you with your:


Job search


Networking in the Netherlands


LinkedIn profile


CV


Cultural challenges


Small business set up


Educational Advice


Your next step in your life or career




'I am happy to help you live a meaningful life abroad'!
Connect today, Heidi

8 Reasons why not to work

Geschreven door Heidi Los

…why not to work in the first months living abroad

When you are moving abroad for the first time, you have no idea what you stepped into.  So do your friends and former colleagues.  Shortly after you’ve moved abroad with your partner and maybe children, your friends and former colleagues will ask you questions.  For example what kind of work you are doing.  Seriously, they will ask it as soon as you hit the ground.

IMG_2468They really have no clue what it means to move abroad and start up a new life in a country you hardly know.  They have no idea what impact it will have on your life!

Find out first what living abroad will mean to you in this country.  Find yourself a doctor, get to know people, get used to the new routines and rituals and ur way around.  Later on you can think about what to do next for your career.  As soon as you feel grounded again it’s your time to start thinking about your own career.

Here I have 8 reasons why you should not start to work (yet).  Choose the ones that fit you best.  I used more then one when I hit the ground abroad as an Expat Partner for the first time and people started bothering me with questions about my work:

  1. I can’t speak the language well enough (yet)
  2. I can’t imagine myself having a (fulltime) job with a frequent flyer husband
  3. My certifications are incompatible
  4. I am not familiar with the local rules and regulations in my profession
  5. I can’t leave my young children home alone in a land that’s not mine
  6. I can’t leave my young children in an afterschool program because schooldays are so much longer than we are used to
  7. I can’t imagine myself opting in for a job without having the grandparents around for back up plans
  8. I can’t get a work permit….

 

So please, first find yourself at ease and then start thinking about your career.  Build up your new life, play lego first!  You will get to the point that you want to find out what is best for you sooner or later!  Enjoy this important phase in your new life and get back to this question as soon as you are ready for it.

Have a good start living your life abroad!

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