I’m British but have spent the majority of the last 18 years living in Spain and Portugal. In August 2014 I moved “home” with my family and experienced the truth of the statement that moving away and living abroad “will change you forever.” However, it is a change I will never regret and my life abroad has most definitely been enriching.
My first relocation abroad took me away from a corporate career and led me to understand first-hand the challenges faced by dual career couples. Whose career does win? Hopefully both, but sometimes some rethinking and reinvention has to happen first and that was certainly true for me. How you define “career” is also open for debate, THRIVE can help you with that.
Now I look back and see opportunity and wish I had someone with those eyes guiding me then. Six moves, two children, a TEFL qualification, a teaching job, a psychology degree, a Masters, a coaching qualification, several voluntary roles and two businesses later I feel as though I have finally “got there” from a career perspective.
My goal is to help expats create expat lives that they love. In designing, developing and delivering programmes for Thriving Abroad I utilize my experience and talents as a personal development and coaching professional to guide expats through the challenges of relocation and support them as they define and create their new lives abroad. I look forward to helping you to create yours.
I hold a MSc in Occupational Psychology from Leicester University, a BA (Hons) in Economic History from Exeter University, a Diploma in Performance Coaching from the Coaching Academy and I am Strengths Practitioner certified by Centre of Applied Psychology, a Member of the Association for Coaching and a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.