Is this you?


Does this sound like you?

You decided to pack up and leave your home country. And start working and living in a completely new country. Maybe you’ve done that several times already. 

That in itself is quite an achievement, even if you don’t think about it like that yourself. It shows your willingness to plunge into the unknown, your eagerness to discover new places and cultures. 

You are open to learn and question yourself. You like connecting with new people. Work is an important aspect of your life, but so are other areas such as your family, your friends, your health, your personal development. 

Lately, however, things haven’t been very clear in your mind. You are not feeling very happy.

Instead of going for a quick fix, Steve really made me see the ‘bigger picture’: where am I, where do I want to go, and how important are these things really? It is even more obvious to me now that the main domains in my life, family and work, are interconnected and that I want to succeed in both of them.
— Oliver D.

It’s perfectly normal to get stuck

Studies show that expats experience feelings of depression 3 times as often, and feelings of anxiety twice as often than non-expats.

Living in another culture is fun at first but can be draining after a while. Daily stuff that should be straightforward often isn’t. Not only you, but also your family needs to adjust, and this can cause tensions.

Most expat jobs are demanding and stressful, often involving a lot of travel. The material benefits can become a golden cage.

In the longer run, difficult questions arise. Where do I belong? Do I want to continue this lifestyle? How? Where? What do I really want in my life? How to keep my family happy? What to do next?

Perfectly normal questions. Important questions. But you can easily get stuck in them if you don’t find the right perspective to think about them. You start running around in circles in your mind. The circles become a downward spiral.

When I started the programme, I didn’t feel appreciated in my work and wanted to change jobs. In my private life I was questioning the bigger things as well: did I want to settle down, and where? Would I like to have a child? I was confused.
— C.

Which questions do my clients have?

Here are some of the issues, challenges, doubts and dreams of my clients. Do you recognise any of them?

“I’m under a lot of pressure and the stress has spread to my whole life. How can I manage this situation?”

“I don’t have fun anymore in my work, how can I find back my motivation?”

"I'm thinking of returning home but I'm not sure if that's a good idea or how to do it."

"How can I reconcile my career with my partner's and with the wellbeing of my children?"

“I’m at a crossroads in my relationship and not sure how to go on, or if I even want to go on.”

“I want to get back a sense of balance back and sleep properly again.”

“I want to be happier, more peaceful, to spend more time with my family and friends.”

“I want to keep growing as a person, both professionally and personally.”

“Do other people have the same problems, or am I being too negative?”

“My wife told me to seek professional help, and maybe she is right but I’m having doubts if this can really help me.”

“I need a ‘sounding board’, a sparring partner who can exchange ideas with me.”

“I don’t want to spend hours just talking about anything and everything, I want specific advice and results.”


What clients say

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