Top 10 tips on getting ready for life as an expat

By Sue Bryant
9th June 2019

Life as an expat: Are you prepared? Preparing to start a new life abroad is both exciting and stressful. Wading through the admin of renting out your house, sorting medical issues, finding schools for children, redirecting mail and so on is one thing, but preparing emotionally is something completely different. Here are our top 10 […]…

How can employers support the LGBTQ community on international assignments?

By Sue Bryant
10th May 2019

Travelling on business and living and working in another culture can be an exciting, enriching experience. But for members of the LGBTQ community, an international assignment requires far more thought and planning, whether it’s simply inviting a partner on a business trip or embarking on a whole new life abroad. An individual may be completely comfortable in their own culture, and in your corporate culture, but how will they fare in another, possibly less open-minded culture?…

The realities of being an expat wife

By Patti McCarthy
28th April 2019

The life for the ‘trailing spouse’ – isolation and loneliness – and sometimes infidelity, these factors cause 42% of expat assignments to fail. …

The 7 habits of highly effective expats

By Patti McCarthy
23rd April 2019

Currently 1 in 2 expatriate assignments are terminated early because the employee or their family aren’t happy. What makes the difference between success and failure as an expat? In my experience the happiest expats follow these habits. …

Expat assignments: The positives and negatives

By Sue Bryant
10th April 2019

The idea of an expat assignment often seems glamorous. Promotion, perks, new friends and adventures. But will a spell abroad actually further your career? There are many benefits, personal and professional, to an overseas placement, but there are caveats, too….

Book Review: Cultural Chemistry by Patti McCarthy

By Russell Harlow
5th December 2018

Patti McCarthy is an expatriate & life coach who helps migrants and expatriates to not just survive the experience but actively enjoy it. Her book Cultural Chemistry is a must read for any cross-cultural worker, international business traveler and expatriate. Here’s our review of her book.

Has expatriate coaching had its day?

By Patti McCarthy
5th December 2018

The misconceptions of expatriate coaching In the light of all the international travel we do and the huge range of people from different cultural backgrounds that many of us encounter on a daily basis, is expatriate coaching really necessary anymore? The answer is Yes, Yes & Yes again! In this article, we will look at […]…

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