Families in Global Transition

The annual "Families in Global Transition" Conference is coming up again on March 22-23, 2013  with pre-conference workshops on March 20-21.  Participants at this event in Silver Spring, MD will discuss current issues and the latest research in the area of global transitions, such as Third Culture Kids and family transitions.

For more information and registrations, check out FIGT's website


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.


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.


New Ways of Working

An exciting conference will take place in Shanghai on Thursday, 18th March 2010. "New Ways of Working - Shape your world with coaching" is presented by the International Coach Academy (ICA) and Lobii sponsored by Adecco/Lee Hecht Harrison.



Following the lunar calendar, Chinese all over the world welcome the New Year on February 14. 2010 is the Year of the (Golden) Tiger. This animal symbolizes courage and power but also royalty and passion. Celebrations start with the traditional reunion dinner for the family and continue for 15 days.

If you would like to learn more about Chinese culture, please contact us for information on our customized seminars.

To all of of my Chinese friends, colleagues and clients: Gong Xi Fa Cai!


SIETAR Forum 2010 coming up soon

The 2010 SIETAR Forum will take place from 25 to 27 February in Bonn. This year focuses on diversity as a resource. How can we understand, preserve and leverage diversity in an ever changing environment?

The organising team has put together an exciting event. For more information and to register go to


Fellow coaches presenting at FIGT 2010

The speakers for the 2010 Families in Global Transition Conference (4-6 March, 2010 in Houston, TX) have been announced and the organizers have managed to attract an impressive line-up.  Janet Bennnett , Katrina Burrus, Anne Copeland, Jo Parfit and Ruth Van Reken, co-author of Third Culture Kids will be speaking and/or conducting workshops.


Join us for our Free Teleclass on November 12

From Surviving to Thriving  how to turn your challenges into powerful opportunities.

Join me and Jeanne Heinzer for a one-hour free teleclass about the essence of a happy and successful life abroad on

November 12, 2009, 9-10am EST (3-4pm CET)

W.I.N. 2009 Global Leadership Conference commences on Thursday 8 October

The W.I.N. 2009 Global Leadership Conference in Prague will be taking place this week. Jeanne Heinzer and I are delighted to have been invited to facilitate a workshop on the first day of the conference. Our topic is "From surviving to thriving: Living your best life in turbulent times". We will keep this workshop very interactive and look at the challenges of a life on the move and how to turn this challenge into an opportunity of a lifetime.

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