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Article in FOCUS magazine July/August 2 issue

The July/August 2012 issue of FOCUS, the magazine of the community for expats and international professionals living in the UK, features an article by Heike Stengel and her colleague Jeanne Heinzer. Entitled "From Surviving to Thriving: How to Live Your Best Life in the UK", it provides food for thought about how to make the most of all aspects of life as an expat. 

For a copy of the magazine, visit The FOCUS resource centre, 13 Prince of Wales Terrace in London or check out


In the Shadow of Her Voice. A Memoir of an Arab Woman

Isn't it amazing how quickly we claim to "know" someone?  I have "known" Muna Alyusuf - in this very casual sense of the word - for a number of years. We met in the UK where she worked as a training manager. We worked together on a number of assignments and we regularly spoke on the phone. She came across as a strong, professional woman and I appreciated her openness and straightforwardness.


Presenting at ICF Expat/Intercultural SIG

I have been invited to present a case study at this month's meeting of the International Coach Federation's Expat/Intercultural Special Interest Group on January 11th at 10 am EST (4pm CET).


"Culture Savy"

Maureen Rabotin's book "Culture Savy. Working and Collaborating Across the Globe" is now available. Her thoughts are based on the four R - respect, relationships, recognition, and rewards and she shares her vast experiences as a corporate manager, consultant, trainer and global leadership coach.

The book is a practical toolkit for global leaders and a great read for anyone who works internationally.


WIN Conference in Rome starting on October 5

The annual WINConference, a global leadership forum, will take place from October 5 to October 8 in Rome.  Founder Kristin Engvig and her team have put together an exciting programme with participants from the corporate world, governmental and non-governmental organizations from around the world.


Families in Global Transition Conference in Washington, DC

The annual Families in Global Transition conference is coming up soon and I can only recommend this event. The 2011 event will take place from March 17 - 19 in Washington, DC.


Presenting at WIN 2010 Global Leadership Conference in Paris

Together with my co-facilitator Jeanne Heinzer, I will be running a workshop at this year's W.I.N. Global Leadership Conference in Paris, 6 - 9 October.


Video lecture series "Successful Living Abroad" by Robin Pascoe

Robin Pascoe is a household name when it comes to expatriate issues. A journalist and diplomat's wife, she has been sharing her insights and experiences in her talks, books, articles and online for many years. 


Research on early returnees - request for participation

As cross-cultural trainer and coach, I know about the challenges of living abroad and the factors that make or break an assignment. However, solid research is still limited. If assignments end prematurely, the reasons for these early returns are usually not captured. I am therefore glad to support Dr. Nina Cole, an Associate Professor from Ryerson University, Toronto, in her study on expat early returns. I met Nina at the Families in Global Transition Conference in Houston last year and was very impressed with her research approach.


Talk Party "Living Your Best Life Abroad"

Jeanne Heinzer, author of "Living Your Best Life Abroad" will be hosting a Talk Party at Bergli Books in Basel (Ruemelinsplatz 19) on 5th May, 2010 from 6.30 - 8.30 p.m. Everybody is welcome.

I have been a contributing expert to this book and Jeanne and I are both thrilled about the feedback that we have received from the international expatriate community.

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