A little background
As an expat for over 15 years, I had lived and thrived in Germany, Scotland, England, and Spain, before moving with my now-husband to the Canary Islands, Mexico, and the USA. The simple truth is, I was not prepared for the identity hole I fell into as an unemployed “trailing” spouse.
My expectations were based on previous positive experiences, but when even speaking the local language didn’t diminish my brain shock, I felt lost. Learning about my own cultural programming, personality type, and emotional intelligence helped me manage expectations, create a life, and set realistic goals and boundaries.
I founded “Building the Life You Want… wherever you are” because I wanted to help other expats and accompanying partners prepare for and overcome the many challenges of international assignments. Over time, it has evolved into a more holistic passion for human understanding and appreciation of diversity.
Since 2008, I’ve shared those learnings through culture trainings, type clarification, and coaching with dozens of expats and families. Sounds corny, but I love my job.
What we do
We offer cross-cultural trainings and expat coaching to individuals, couples, and international teams – because sometimes you don’t have to go abroad; abroad comes to you.
We use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Neuroscience of Personality, and the Berens CORE™ Method to facilitate type learning for individuals, couples, and teams.
How we do it
If you don’t have the resources to invest in one-on-one prime-time coaching, group and online learning options are also available. Check on the Events page if I’m coming to visit your town, or let me know if you’d like to invite me and organize something for your organization or community.
Feel free to look me up and connect through the various online social profiles in the header, I look forward to meeting you!
Thank you and be well,