Expat life can be tough. We know. We've been there. You've left behind your family, your friends, your job, your identity, your everything.
Expat life is also an amazing opportunity. With the right tools and the right kind of support, you can discover joy, growth, and fulfillment in your new life abroad. YOU can create success.
Are you ready to make the most of your expat experience? Are you ready to let go of negativity, release your fears, and conquer culture shock? Are you ready to build your confidence, uncover your talents, and rediscover your authentic self? Are you ready to live the life of your dreams?
This is the first of Expat Partner's Live Your Happiest Life Abroad series. You can enrol in each course separately, they will be all on Udemy!
In this first part, you will discover who you really are and clarify the results you desire in life. There is power and enjoyment in discovering what is driving you, what is holding you back and how you can move forward.
My goal is to make sure that you find out what really matters in your life and that you will use this program as a trigger, to find out where you are, what tools will get you to the next level, to give you each day a little push over the edge, to focus on what matters and get you take some actions so you can make things work.
You can do the course on your own pace.
We use, Video teaching, Audio, Assignments and worksheets. And you can become a member of our closed Facebook group, a place where you can share your experiences.
You can contact us for life coaching sessions, where we will explore what’s working, what’s not, and why. These sessions allow you to dig deeper and better understand where you want to focus your development and change.
Join our secret Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/happiestlifeabroad/
An example of "awareness".
Once you are self aware, development can happen.
You have the answers within you!
Do you take care of yourself first?
After you have listened to the self care meditation:
Posting what you most want to RECEIVE these next few months and post your SELF LOVE PROMISE.
By posting what you need and saying YES you will make sure you receive it.
“To feel taken care of, I need ...and… I promise that I will …….. and I will (not)…. ”
What you need:
- a printout of the wheel of life
- a blue, green, yellow and red pen/pencil
- your journal
An international transition can have a big impact on your identity.
Use the exercises in this workbook to reflect on "who you are".
Write your Mission statement.
An awareness exercise.
How can you set "S.M.A.R.T" goals?
Start from your vision board and long term and short term goals.
Start to take action NOW!
Expat Partner Success offers a wide range of programs and services to coach expat partners through the transition and challenges that expat life brings. As an expat partner herself, Karlijn De Broeck started her coaching business in 2013 to help expat partners discover joy, growth and fulfillment in their new life abroad. Prior to coaching, Karlijn spent over seven years as an adult teacher and workshop leader. For more information on our services and programs, including group coaching, workshops, presentations and seminars, please visit our website www.expatpartnersuccess.com
Hi! I'm Karlijn. Welcome! Nice to meet you.
I'm a coach specializing in the unique challenges and difficulties faced by trailing spouses and expat partners.
I'm passionate about helping people grow and move forward. I firmly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life, and I want to arm you with the tools and the energy necessary to create the life you want as an expat partner.
Originally from Belgium, I am a wife, and mother to three amazing children. I'm a life-long motivator, a former adult education teacher and now a passionate and devoted coach. I'm a lover of skiing, kite surfing, fruits, and nuts. Most importantly, though, I'm and a fulfilled and happy expat partner.
But it wasn't always that way.
Several years ago, I followed my husband on a new assignment abroad. I left behind my career, my family, my friends, my hobbies, my very identity. I packed up everything and embarked upon a new life.
The first few months of my life in the new country were filled with adventure and discovery. Everything was so new! And so interesting! I was on a high. But then came culture shock.
I found myself sitting in my house, with a view of a beautiful lake outside the window. My friends back home thought I was the luckiest woman alive, and yet, I was miserable. I had no idea what to do with my life. I was lost, bored, and totally adrift.
Before I moved I had an engaging and fulfilling career in adult education. I was confident. I was challenged. My days were full. In my new expat life, I spent my time drinking coffee, reading, shopping and cleaning. My days felt endless and empty.
Moving abroad affected me profoundly. I must confess that I felt dissatisfied, bored, and confused. My support network, my family, my friends, were gone. My job and my professional network were gone. The rhythm of my normal life was gone. And so was my identity.
Sitting in my beautiful house with my lake view, I realized that I didn't want to spend my days in dissatisfaction, boredom, and confusion. I wanted to feel like I belonged. I wanted to feel that I was appreciated, that I was making a positive contribution to my community. Once I knew what I was looking for, I realised that I had to make a choice to change my life. I had to do the hard work. I had to turn my life around.
Through coaching and introspection I learned more about myself and my reactions to change. I began to understand what I needed to do. I joined a sports club, and began to invite my neighbours over for coffee. I started to volunteer in the community. And my outlook, my attitude, and my life began to shift.
When I saw the amazing benefits coaching brought to my own life, I knew that I wanted to help others. I enrolled in a coaching education program with CoachU, the market leader in coaching education, and a dream was born. I would support other expat partners. I would help them find joy and fulfilment in their new lives abroad. I would help them find success as expat partners.
I'm passionate about coaching. I love what I do! Helping people create success in their lives brings me great joy!
When you work with me, you will leave the sessions with the tools, the energy, and the support that you need to make your expat life fulfilling and positive.
I focus on you, on your strengths, on your goals! I will work alongside you to inspire you and to help you discover the talent, the fulfillment, and the potential that already exists inside of you! I will challenge you to look beyond your comfort zone while providing a supportive and positive environment to explore unfamiliar areas of your life and being.
Let me inspire you to spread your wings and maximize your personal and professional potential. I can't wait to help you live your best life abroad