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!

Give your life a boost and start today if you don't feel satisfied.

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, but 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. 

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

  • Starting your own business, big or small

  • Educational Advice

  • Your next step in your career

Sukanya Krishnan on LinkedIn:

I interacted with Expat Partner career coach Heidi, to plan about my career in the Netherlands.

Until I met Heidi, I was almost convinced that homemaker takes the most out of me and I can never go back to work which I used to enjoy more.  Thanks to her guidance, motivation, inspiration, and support.

She really changed my view and within few weeks I became confident that I can go back if I want to, and also whenever I want to. She was very informative and energetic during our calls and ensured that my CV and LinkedIn profile are updated with most recent information. She also ensured that my profile looked professional, suitable and

at the same time attractive for my job hunt in the Netherlands.

The outcome of all her sincere and dedicated efforts is my current job, which I am most happy about!

But for Heidi, I would not have achieved it at all. She is a good mentor and guide for an expat partner, and provides the correct input! I strongly recommend her as the career coach for expat partners.

Live in the now

Geschreven door Heidi Los

LIVE NOW - DYOFLIVE IN THE NOW – WITH YOUR FUTURE IN MIND. Living in the now is a message you see everywhere. Living in the now, sure! Some think it is a trend, some think it’s hot, some like it a lot and some cannot see the benefit from it. Those four words ‘LIVING IN THE NOW’ are all around us. It’s on t-shirts, billboards, jewelry, postcards, in the media, even on a piece of wood to put up in one of your favorite rooms in your house. The message is everywhere nowadays.

The message ‘LIVING IN THE NOW’ is all around us; and I like it.

All those messages – seen everywhere – are there to serve you; it is a quick reminder of living in the now. At least that’s how it works for me. That quick reminder of living in the moment is making it easier for me to live the message. It is like, for example, skating. The more you do it, the better you are at it. The more you, at least, try to live in the now or live in the moment, the better you will become in bringing the four words to practice.

As you must have seen in the header, I put another five words behind it. Let me explain why. You are -most likely- an Expat Partner, which is exactly why I added those words to the LIVE IN THE NOW. I did it especially FOR YOU and this is why:

Your life had some dramatic changes because you and your family had the courage to live abroad. While living abroad, you have to live in the now. Because your life is so different from what you are used to, you almost automatically live in the now. YOU have to survive the first months, you have to find the food you like, you need to know the best general practitioner in town and you have to find your way around. Not tomorrow, not in a week, you have to find it out NOW. Simply to get it all done; to make sure you can live on.

I experienced that it is very easy to live in the now in the first months after the move. But after a while, when things normalize and you have crossed the first big hurdles to take, your life is changing again. Life is life; that’s the way it is. You can easily lean back and keep on doing the things you are doing or planned to do in life.

Or you can accept these changes and see them as a way to move forward; making more of the NOW.

Living in the now is not that hard when living your life as an Expat Partner, but what about your future? Do you recognize the moment that you think ahead in time; that you think about your future? Or don’t you look that far ahead? Yeah, why should you? Why should you think about your future? Why think about the time your children leave the house for university? Why should you think about your return ‘back home’? Why think about your life as if your partner is leaving you for someone else? Why should you?

Not all of the above things will happen to you – I guess, I hope, but what if? What does your life look like? Can you rely on the things you did accomplish in life? Or do you have a gap that will hardly be understood by anybody, but those who lived abroad themselves?

Let me put it this way. Let the words ‘LIVE IN THE NOW’ help you and guide you towards a life lived in the NOW. The more you see it, the more you get used to it, the easier it is to understand those words or even live those words.

On top of this, I do also hope you will think about the other five words ‘with your future in mind’ if you read the words ‘LIVE IN THE NOW’.

Big hug for NOW 😉

Live in the NOW - DYOF

  • Daniela zegt: 24 March 2016 Coincidence or not, I´ve been thinking about this for a while and I even talked to Lorena about it a week ago. Everybody is always reminding us to focus on here and now, which I think it´s great, because we always tend to imagine a more negative future than what it will really will be. My thought was what if the real and now doesn´t make you happy, shouldn´t we then just focus on thinking about a better future for ourselves? So you adding "With the future in mind" just makes so much sense. Love it!

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