Find the emotional support you need when living abroad, we assists expats and partners.
We offer 'on topic' conversations with (local) professionals who have been in your position.
We will guide you trough your time abroad from beginning till end.
It's about working internationally, redefining your identity and decision making all within the context of living abroad.
We are here to make it easier
We help you making confident choices for you and with your loved ones.
We believe that if you start living abroad with an open mind and are prepared for the good and the bad that lies ahead, you can make the most of your move.
We offer practical advice, personal development and knowledge about all of the steps you are going to take.
Our professionals are based all over the world.
We speak Dutch, English, Spanish, German and much more.
With us you choose the professional you need whenever you need them. When you need personal support choose a specialised psychologist. When your spouse needs to look for a job you you choose a career specilist in your new home country. We have it all covered.
Explore our expertise and knowledge.
1. International network of professionals
We offer services that cater to both professional and personal development.
Our coaches are based all over the world and speak your language.
You are in charge and can choose the professional that matches your needs.
Meet the team
Katharina von Knobloch | Expat Coach & Global Mobility Consultant
Psychologist | Counseling for Women Abroad
Ella Hanzon | Owner Women Living Abroad
& Global Mobility Consultant
Colette van Boxtel | International Business Coach & Owner Women Living Abroad
These eye openers are the
reason we do what we do:
Partners have a huge impact on succesfull immigration and are often forgotten in the process. Global surveys show that 87% of failures are through partner or family NOT settling.
More than 90% of the world's 247 million cross-border migrants moved voluntarily, usually for economic reasons (McKinsey & Company 2016).
It will take you at least 6 months after relocation to feel back on your feet again. Trust on this number and take your time.
Only 25% of all expats sent by companies are female. This number is increasing slowly.
Not surprisingly, the majority of expat partners are 75% female and 25% male
(statistics of BGRS in 2016).
The survey of InterNations in 2018 stated that 45% of expat partners have children.
Why you should never stop dreaming
Have you ever dreamed of starting a business with your best friend? We did it and can highly recommend it.
Our story is about three things: a personal experience, a vision, and a drive.
You might say that the vision began when Colette started living in New Zealand with her young family. ‘I was living “the expat dream,” but internally I was struggling’.
Despite heaps of information online, no one offered a one-stop-shop regarding living abroad in a way that appealed to her.
Ella went through the same and struggled for many years herself, living abroad in Canada. “To thrive and survive in another country it would have been easier if I had a better idea of what the journey would look like".
Together we set realistic expectations and navigated the challenges patiently. We explored our passions and set clear goals.
From there, the drive manifested itself almost naturally. What started as a passion project grew into a start-up. Women Living Abroad is born.
We want to make it easier for ambitious women and their loved ones to live abroad. We are here to help you develop yourself and support the success of your adventure abroad.
Colette & Ella
ps. Are you curious about our next steps?
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