Expat Partner Career Coach

Expat Partner Career Coach Heidi wants you to live a meaningful life abroad,

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 to live a meaningful life?

Give your Expat life a boost and start today!

You can start with the free download (called Passport) on the right side of this page.

It is filled with questions, which will evoke you to think about your current life abroad.

It can be the start of a change in your daily routine, and the way you fill your days with activities.

You might want to pursue a career abroad as well.

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

Expat Partner

Expat life as an Expat Partner 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.

They have to give up, or at least pause, their own career to make the transition possible.

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 coach for 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 totally fine too! After all, you have to feel satisfied and happy with your choices in life. Take the chance that you get, to spend more time with your family. It's OK to do so, but be convinced about your choice, and be proud of this decision too. With your head up in the air. 

If you want to make sure your career is not on a standstill, Expat Partner Career coach Heidi will help you with your:

I have coached hundreds of Expat Partners, over the past years, with great enthusiasm and success. Don't wait for a better day to start, do it today. Pick up the phone and give me a call or drop me an email. If you know that something needs to change, do it, now!


Your social life: down to zero!

3 February 2020

This article will give you practical tips for a great social life in your new social life abroad. Getting a new social life is -for many people- goal number 1 when they move abroad. Your social life will change dramatically, actually right from the moment you decide to live abroad. In your home country, before the […]

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28 May 2019

The name of the new magazine for internationals in the Eindhoven region.In the 14th edition, you will find a new article from my hand again. If you can’t find this edition in the local stores, at the GP office or in restaurants, have a look here. Learn more about narrowing down your search and what […]

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From confusion to clarity

29 March 2019

Engaging the help of a career coach might be the answer! In this article, you can learn more about the metaphor that I use quite often when I help people with their job search.

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Why broadening your job search doesn’t work

16 April 2018

Be alert if you find yourself willing to do any job – Job search tips included. Read on if you want to know why broadening your job search doesn’t work! Finding a job and start working as soon as possible is what a lot of Expat Partners are striving for. For some, it’s their biggest wish. […]

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Growing your network, make it a high priority Expat Partner!

Growing your network, should be priority for all Expat Partners 5 April 2018

Growing your network should be a high priority for Expat Partners, at least at some point. When you move abroad, you have many ways to approach your new life. Most likely you will first try to learn the local language, find your way around. There will be a moment when you feel the urge to […]

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Fear for your career?

4 April 2018

A lot of Expat Partners struggle with their own career. They fear for their own career. Following their partner’s employment choices often leads to a dip in their own career. Do you fear for your career? It doesn’t have to be that way!  Hey Expat Partner, how are you? I talked to an Expat Partner […]

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Expat in Eindhoven?!

City film Eindhoven 2 March 2018

Many Expat families are living in Eindhoven and there are more to come.  Eindhoven is expecting the big number of 50.000 Expats in Eindhoven in 2020! Are you considering moving to the Netherlands?  You have to know about this place called Eindhoven…  Are you already Expat in Eindhoven?  Let us know, are you as enthusiastic […]

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What the M&M’S sorting machine designer can teach Expat Partners

Expat Partners skills and M&M's 13 March 2017

This blog is about M&M’s and Expat Partners. More specific: it’s about the skills a machinedesigner can teach Expat Partners. Not technical but personal skills and persistence to let your dreams come to life! ‘Are you sure?’ Yes, I want to talk to you about what we can learn from the maker of the M&M’S […]

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Top 8 Communication Skills for Expat Partners

Top 8 Communication Skills for Expat Partners 6 February 2017

The ability to communicate effectively as an Expat Partner with the people around you in the new country is essential no matter what home country or background you have. If you don’t speak the language of the host country, it’s even more important to communicate effectively. Expat Partners must know how to effectively convey and receive […]

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What my Amish friends taught me…

4 January 2017

Amish friends – Amish lessons   Today I will share my story about the Amish lessons I have learned from my Amish friends.  When I was 16, I watched a documentary about the Amish community in the USA. Their lifestyle impressed me in many ways. As a little girl I think it impressed me because their lifestyle […]

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Wishing you a …. 2017!

2 January 2017

2017 Wishing you a ….. 2017! In the new year most people wish you a happy new year, I wish you a lot more See what I have in mind for you in 2017!  

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We all need to gather strength

22 December 2016

Gathering strength Living abroad can be a challenge at some point. As well as repatriation or impatriation.  As Expat Partners we all face difficulties at some point during our life abroad.  Things you think as being difficult differ from person to person. We all face them, every now and then. The way you gather strength is the question. […]

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Have a plan for the holidays

12 December 2016

Have a plan….and relieve yourself of last minute pressure! Having a plan is the key!     Most likely you will be traveling or hosting families during the holiday. Having a plan ahead will help things go more smoothly. That way you will be more relaxed during the actual holiday. So, have a plan!   […]

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43 rules for a smooth repatriation

A smooth repatriation 10 October 2016

A smooth repatriation, that’s what you need! We all have to face it sooner or later: repatriation is part of Expat life!  Above all we want the repatriation to be as smooth as possible, right?  I have made a list of 43 rules for a smooth repatriation, so feel free to learn from it! Repatriation, […]

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New Expat Friends…not again!

30 September 2016

Not again…. Making new Expat friends, as Expat Partners do a lot, can be exhausting and make you tired. After several moves you get tired of getting to know new people. Too tired to go out there, say ‘HI’ again and again….  You really don’t want to talk to new people even if you know you should. […]

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Expat Family Emergency Plan

28 September 2016

This is why you need the Expat Family Emergency Plan: Blood all over his face! We had just moved from Vienna to Eindhoven, the Netherlands. I was busy. Very busy. The children were at their new school -their first day. I thought I had everything under controle until the phone rang. It was the school. Our son […]

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Why every Expat Partner should have a good profile on LinkedIn

13 April 2016

Many Expat Partners use multiple social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest daily.  Most of the time, they use it for fun or for easily staying in contact with family and their always moving-around-the-globe friends.  LinkedIn is not always on the list of sites Expat Partners use.  Some don’t have a profile at […]

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Live in the now

23 March 2016

LIVE 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’ […]

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Doing what you are good at!

doing what you love 16 February 2016

Doing what you are good at feels good. Right? If you do what you are good at, life feels easy. If you do the type of things you are good at, it doesn’t cost you energy. It is also super motivating. It gives you a feeling of being competent and it brings a smile to […]

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28 January 2016

As an Expat Partner, your life is kind of everything: bold, challenging, exciting, full of learning, exploring, diversity, being lonely, being missed, missing home, travelling, juggling multiple languages, new diverse friendships and being different. For an Expat Partner this list is endless. No wonder why so many Expats write about their lives abroad. No wonder […]

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Chasing for a happy life…

12 January 2016

Happiness is something we all strive for.  Some of us find it challenging to grasp. Finding happiness in life has a lot to do with the people around us, the way we live our lives, the way we spend our time, how we perceive ourselves and understand our lives. As you are living abroad the […]

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Get that elephant!

Plan your life ahead (for in the new country) not only the actual move from A to B Setting goals is necessary to get what you want, at least that is what ‘they say’ in books. We hardly do this. We do plan the move from A to B but we forget to think about […]

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This way you learn how to trust your intuition

2 December 2015

An Expat Partner who trusts her own feeling, has a stronger base in life.  Children do this by nature. We un-learn to do this.  How can you get back in contact with your own feeling? We all ‘have’ the skill to listen to our intuition.  It is our inner knowing.  It tells you what makes […]

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Relieve yourself from last minute pressure!

16 November 2015

Most likely you will be traveling or hosting families during the holiday.  Having a plan ahead will help things go more smoothly. That way you will be more relaxed in the actual holiday.    Having a plan is he key! Are you hosting? Prepare the guestroom at least two weeks ahead. On the day of arrival […]

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10 November 2015

Talent. I see so much talent around me. Sometimes it is hidden talent. Sometimes it is obvious to everybody, but not to the gifted one. Sometimes people really don’t see their own talent. They just don’t recognize it and that is not strange. It is, in fact, common. I didn’t know my talent for a […]

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Saying YES, saying NO

Many people struggle with those two words. SO DO I! Saying yes is so easy; it’s only a three-letter word. Sometimes you say yes before you even know it, without thinking about the consequences. Why is it harder to use the two-letter word -NO- instead? Do you also think it’s easier to say yes than no? What […]

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The HAPPY Expat Partner

20 August 2015

USING CREATIVITY As you are living abroad you are using creativity all the time. You are not always aware of it, but you do. Have a closer look: You invent things in your new life, which have never existed before in your life. Think about the climate for example and the way you act and […]

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8 Reasons why not to work

20 July 2015

…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 […]

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Happy holidays and goodbye!

17 July 2015

  The academic year is over… We’ve had too many goodbyes on the schoolyard.This always causes uncomfortable moments. Children, especially the little ones, are feeling awkward because they have no idea what this is all about. The “leaving” families are tired of the packing, the movers, and all the goodbyes. The families who are staying for […]

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Two -powerful- words…

18 June 2015

Two weeks ago I have learned something amazing. I signed up for a two-day yoga class and the teacher used two words. The words resonated so much to me that I want to share this with you.  I have learned, amongst fine-tuning yoga poses, two words.  And I will share those two words with you […]

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✓ Bucket list

9 June 2015

25 years ago my parents came back from an amazing ski experience in Colorado, USA.  The one thing I always remember from their stories is the way they talked about the type of snow.  They where so super enthusiastic about it, I will never forget.  Since that moment I am always longing to get this […]

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The impact for the Expat Partner – and what you do with it….

1 June 2015

Living abroad always involves many changes.  You know that!  Most obviously (at least from the employer’s perspective) are the changes in working environment for the Expat employee.  The impact for YOU, is often just as significant.  Many Expat Partners have been forced to give up their jobs as part of the relocation process and often take […]

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Having dual thoughts about your daily activities?

25 May 2015

Last week I got a phone call. The woman who called is married with two children. She keeps telling me that she is happy in her new life. (Note: She has been living abroad for the last six months.)  With a six-hour time difference, she is still able to keep in contact with her family […]

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Hours away from a real life flash back

13 May 2015

 I am writing this while sitting in the plane.   Going back to a place I’ve lived in for a while is always special to me.  For me it is like crying and smiling at the same time.  The moment I step in the vehicle, memories are crossing my mind like crazy.  Memories of me […]

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5 Networking tips for Expat Partners who don’t like networking

20 April 2015

They’ve all known each other for a long time. I am the new one and they don’t need me. You are scared to death by the idea of mingling with the locals. How would you begin? Why should you mingle amongst others anyway? You already have enough friends. You know it will be helpful and […]

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I made a major mistake last year!

13 April 2015

Last year, I completely embraced the role of caretaking.  I took care of a ton of things, such as the move and the settling in for the children. I made sure my hubby could do his new role in his job by not disturbing him too often. I did arrange practically everything in the household. And, […]

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Who’s calling you forward?

2 April 2015

Many Expat partners really like the idea of not working.  They’ve had a busy career themselves and they love to not have that for a while.  They give all of their energy to the move and to managing family life.  I think that’s good, but I also believe there is an expiration date on living […]

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What do you do all day?

18 December 2014

Do you enjoy life abroad – just the way you live it right now? Do you also feel a little voice deep inside screaming: What about you, my dear? What do you need right now? Do you worry about your own future? 

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