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Stories

Inspiration, motivation, decision making - all things I get confronted with in coaching sessions. Often the thoughts of my coachees go round in circles and one of my most frequent questions is: Have you ever written down your wishes and dreams? One way to do so...

Moving with children is not easy as winking. Let's get that straight. But there are many things we can do to make a move to another country as smooth as possible. Certainly, there are always fears and doubts involved in such a change, but hopefully there...

When writing my Christmas mail this year, I traveled the globe with the children of this world and my friends and family around the world in my mind. Our cultural differences are not only based on different traditions, customs and religions. It is also language,...

It has been 11years since I started my life as an expat. How has it impacted me? Probably have to do in parts cos it has been so long. My Career I studied hard, got a good degree in maths & economics, earned my CFA and was...

Who isn’t annoyed by the news of the past few months? Is there another topic that is currently leading the news on TV or outlined on the front page of any newspaper? I think, all over the world people are annoyed, worried, sometimes scared or sometimes...

What if the significant other comes home and instead of finding the family at dinner sees the spouse at the kitchen table, pouring over a new job offer that would entail a relocation abroad? To let go of the safety of your home and everyday routines...

Ode to hot water 白开水 Ever wished there was a magic potion, something like out of an Asterix and Obelix comic, that could cure all diseases, ease all pains and bring you back and beyond your full potential? Well, look no further. The Chinese have found...

How does it feel to celebrate Christmas in a foreign country? Maybe, you have had your own experience with it. Surely, the differences are vast. Where do you celebrate Christmas this year? Will you be far away from your family? For how long have you been...

„Where do you come from?” This question is not always easy to answer. In some cases it is actually quite complicated, as it is for kids or adults who grew up as so-called Third Culture Kids (TCKs).   TCKs are children who spent a large part...

Living in a place without speaking the local language will help you to fully appreciate the importance of communication. Of course, you get a sense of that on vacations, however, you usually don’t have to accomplish difficult or complex tasks during your holidays. When I moved...