Webinars

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Never Good Enough: The Neuroscience Guide to Ditching Self Doubt

 

In this 60 minute live workshop, we’ll be exploring:
Expat negativity and its impact on our brains, beliefs and behaviours
How we experience a negative mindset – and why it’s completely normal
How to shift your mindset and why it’s so important
Exercises and key strategies for moving from stuck to self-assured
Looking to the future- how to incorporate neuroscience theory into everyday practice.

Download the workbook Neuroscience Workshop workbook.

Listen to the audio here.

The 5 Questions Every Expat Should Ask About International Family law

In this workshop, we’ll be talking to Lucy Greenwood LLB, Partner at International Family Law Group in London. She’ll be helping us with a vital – and emotionally charged – piece of the empowerment puzzle: the legal changes that affect you, your partner and your family when you move overseas.

If your expat experience is anything like mine, you were too busy with the chaos of organizing a move for legal issues to even cross your mind. If wasn’t mentioned in your assignment contract, nobody mentioned it in any of the briefing or informational sessions, and you had packing, finding home, schools, and a million other things to think about. Besides, you were only going for a year, and if things didn’t work out, you could always head home…

So, in this workshop, we’ll be putting forward a partner-centric plan for finding answers to the trickiest legal questions. Over the 60 minutes, Lucy will be sharing:
common legal myths of international family law
how moving abroad affects your relationship status
changing partner rights and responsibilities when overseas
what you need to know as a parent before you board the flight
how to safeguard your partnership against international inequality
crucial conversations for expat communities

Download the workbook Family Law Workshop with Lucy Greenwood.

Listen to the audio here.

Expat Planning and Organisation

Expat Tech: Creating Your Interactive Relocation Planner
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It’s time to take control of the endless tasks, timelines and ToDo lists that come with every international move…

Let me show you the essential relocation planning tips, tools and tricks that you need to stay in control of your move, wherever you are. In this workshop, I share my own personal relocation checklist, the exact planning system that works for me and teach you how to capture, organize and assign who needs to do what, when. 

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Expat Tech: Using Pinterest to Research and Plan Your Move
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Are you about to move, or planning a big change sometime soon?

Join me for this hands-on demonstration to discover:

 

  • Why Pinterest is taking the world by storm (and why that’s brilliant for the rest of us!)
  • How to create, collate and curate exactly the information that you need, in an incredibly user-friendly visual way
  • Why Pinterest can be the key to simplifying and organising and informing your move
  • What information to keep private (and how)
  • How to create your own Pinterest based relocation planner

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Expat Tech: Evernote for Expats
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Expat Tech: Simple Steps to Staying Safe & Secure Online
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You’re using online tools to organise your expat life – but how protected are you?

Join me for the Simple Steps to Staying Safe & Secure Online webinar, where I show you my no-nonsense tips and tools for getting the most out of online services without selling your soul, your data and your privacy.

Learn how to balance ease of access and location-proof organisation with data privacy, social media etiquette and safer online working. Trust me, you’re going to need this one…

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Using Journaling to Support Your Move

Cross Cultural Change Made Simpler: Expat Journaling

How two simple tools can change the way you think, feel, take action and cross cultures. It’s time to grab a notebook and pen, and start journaling…

With the frantic pace of modern life, it’s easy to forget that sometimes the most effective solutions are also the simplest. Yet proven research has repeatedly shown that the simple act of recording and reflecting your thoughts, feelings, experiences and responses has a profound effect on your stress levels, communication skills, CQ, IQ and performance. So why aren’t we all doing it?

In this webinar, I talk to Trisha Carter and Julia Simens about the art, science and practical applications of journaling. So whether you are about to embark on your new life abroad, start a new job, help your children adjust to life abroad or simply live more mindfully, this webinar is for you.

We’ll be covering

  • the key benefits of journaling
  • simple, effective technique for positive, lasting change
  • how to get started, even if you hate writing
  • creative applications for all ages
  • powerful prompts to target stressful situations

Click here to get started!

Personal Preparation

PreDeparture Planning: Figuring Out What Your Family Will Need When You Move
PreDeparture Planning: Understanding What Your Family Needs When You Move

 

COMING SOON

Moving Your Family Overseas? Are you setting up for success, or destined to learn the hard way? Join me for this fast, fun filled workshop where you will discover:

  • The twelve key areas that you need to consider when planning expat life
  • The critical mistakes you’re making when you are negotiating your assignment package (and how to fix them).
  • How to understand what every family member wants, needs and expects from the assignment, and why it’s vital.
  • Waste Not, Want Not: planning for real life, not the movies…
Guest Webinar: Staying Safe Overseas with Trisha Carter & Justin Bowden

Professional Development

Thriving Abroad: First Steps to Creating an Expat Life and Career You Love.
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Thinking of moving and wondering what it means for your career? Already landed and ready to start reclaiming your sense of purpose? Or have you repatriated and need to start thinking about your own future?

This webinar marks the start of our focus on personal and professional development and how to make it part of your expat journey. I’m delighted to be joined by Evelyn Simpson and Louise Wiles from Thriving Abroad, experts in helping expats find an international life and career they love. We’ll be discussing:

 

  • benefits (and challenges!) of life and work overseas
  • essential questions that you need to ask before you go
  • finding your passion and purpose, even when you are starting from scratch
  • recommended strategies for thriving abroad

Evelyn and Louise combine their professional backgrounds, 44 years of expat experience and coaching expertise to their upcoming book Thriving Abroad: Create An Expat Life and Career You Love, so I’ll be asking them to share their insights, experience and advice on how to get started building your own fulfilling life, no matter where you are.

Writing For Passion & Profit with Jo Parfitt

 

Are you an aspiring writer? Have you a story to share, but don’t know how to get started? Or are you already an avid journaler, diarist or blogger and looking to take the next steps into getting paid for your work?

In this webinar, I’m delighted to welcome Jo Parfitt, renowned author, speaker and founder of Summertime Publishing, who has written over 30 books and helped over a hundred new authors to write and publish theirs. An expat herself – and the author of the groundbreaking book, Career In Your Suitcase, she has lived abroad for 26 years – in France, Dubai, Oman, Norway, the Netherlands, Brunei and Malaysia. We’ll be discussing:

  • The benefits and challenges of living abroad for the potential expat writer
  • why everyone has a story to share – and why expat life makes yours better
  • getting started – how to nurture and free the words within 
  • the learning curve – avoiding the publishing pitfalls.
  • getting into print  – the options, opportunities and how to make it happen.

Jo will be sharing her unique wisdom and experience from over 20 years of writing and publishing to give you the behind the scenes scoop on taking your writing from passion to publication – and potentially – profit!

Navigating Careers Across Borders with Colleen Reichrath-Smith
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Is your professional identity still in the bubble-wrap, waiting to be unpacked? Or did you put it in storage, thinking that you wouldn’t be able to use it until you head ‘home’?

Here’s the good news –  your career does not need to be put on hold because you do not speak the language, have a work visa or your qualifications recognized, and in this webinar, you’ll find out why and how to get started! 

In this webinar, we’ll cover

  • the challenges of international career navigation – and what you need to do to minimise them
  • 6 must-haves for your career journey
  • 3 tools that can support your career on an international adventure

Colleen, a trained career consultant, took her own career on an international adventure ten years ago when she moved from Canada to the Netherlands. By applying the skills she teaches others in her career consulting, within two years she was again delivering career training as a freelancer, this time in Dutch. In 2013 she updated Jo Parfitt’s A Career in Your Suitcase®. Together they have now created the Career in Your Suitcase® Way to guide you through the 25 Steps to Career in Your Suitcase® within a community of fellow career adventurers.

 

Successful Negotiation with Devon Smiley
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How to ask for what you want / need / are worth – AND GET IT. (Without turning purple, sweating profusely or losing your lunch.)

This webinar should be mandatory for all of us – whether as part of our parenting, our career or our business.

Join me as I talk to Devon Smiley, Negotiation Coach, to discuss how to turn negotiating into an art form… Or at least feel a whole lot better about it.

We’ll be covering:

  • The key stages in any negotiation
  • How to stay cool, calm and in control
  • What to do when the answer is ‘No’
  • Powerful phrases to help you in any situation

Expat Parenting

Smoothing, Supporting & Sustaining Your Kid's College Transition
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Do you have a college-bound teen? A high school senior or 6th former that’s about to head off to university?  Are you a school counselor who works with college and university bound students? Do you need to know how to help them adapt to yet another new environment and get the most out of college life?

In this webinar with Tina Quick, I get expert advice on the challenges kids face and the strategies that help them survive and thrive through those critical early days, months and years.

Often referred to as the “Transitions Expert,” Tina is the author of The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition, the only available resource that offers concrete advice and strategies to help expatriate students deal with the special challenges of beginning university.

In this session, we’ll be discussing:

  • What to expect when your kid heads to college
  • Unwrapping the ‘TCK Identity’ – and why it’s crucial to successful college life
  • Common challenges and how to overcome them
  • Helping them identify and leverage their unique skillsets
  • What actions to take before, during and after their move

Tina will be sharing the wisdom and insights gained from life as an adult third culture kid (TCK) who spent 19 years living in 6 different countries, and raising three TCK daughters across four cultures and continents.

 

Expat Parenting: Finding Learning Support Overseas
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How to Get the Right Help, When (and Where) Your Child Needs It.

One of the greatest concerns for families moving overseas is ensuring that the children have access to high quality, supportive learning environments. For parents of children who already have specialised learning needs – and there are many, many of us – finding expert diagnosis and integrated, individually appropriate support can mean the difference between a great expat experience and frustration, stress and heartache.

In this webinar, we discuss

  • signs and signals that your child may need help
  • how to get expert assessment regardless of your location
  • how to plan, organise and communicate effectively
  • how families, teachers, counselors and specialists can partner to find simple, practical solutions
  • how to raise questions, find solutions and discuss best practices for supporting global educational success.

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Supporting Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Abroad
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Every expat parent will tell you that transitions are tough on the whole family – but what if you have a child (or children) who already struggle with change? What happens if you are already overseas, where you can’t access local support? How do you know when something is wrong, where to find help and what to do next?

In this webinar, I talk to Katie Holloran and Carrie Tiller from IDS Alliance, who specialize in developing and implementing integrated support for families facing educational. emotional and behavioral challenges overseas.

We discuss:

  • how the changes the go along with a move overseas can trigger emotional and behavioral change
  • signs and signals that your child might need support
  • key strategies for helping your child transition and thrive
  • how to know (and what to do ) when something is wrong
  • what to look for in a great group – and how to find them
  • how and where to find the right support

 

Change Made Simple: Why Every Expat Needs a Journal (Kids too!)
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How two simple tools can change the way you think, feel, take action and cross cultures. It’s time to grab a notebook and pen, and start journaling…

With the frantic pace of modern life, it’s easy to forget that sometimes the most effective solutions are also the simplest. Yet proven research has repeatedly shown that the simple act of recording and reflecting your thoughts, feelings, experiences and responses has a profound effect on your stress levels, communication skills, IQ and performance.

So why aren’t we all doing it?

In this webinar, I talk to Trisha Carter and Julia Simens and explore the art, science and practical applications of journaling. So whether you are about to embark on your new life abroad, start a new job, help your children adjust to life abroad or simply live more mindfully, this webinar is for you.

We discuss:

  • the key benefits of journaling
  • simple, effective technique for positive, lasting change
  • how to get started, even if you hate writing
  • creative applications for all ages
  • powerful prompts to target stressful situations

 

Expat Parenting: Helping Kids Transition Abroad
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Do you have (or work with) children, and need to know who to support a successful transition to a new location? Curious about how to help them get the most out of their international adventure? Worried that you don’t know what warning signs to look for? 

Join me as I welcome Julia Simens, expert on – and author of – Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child to discover the real story about parenting or supporting children in global transition.

We’ll be covering:

  • the benefits and challenges of expat life for kids
  • key strategies for supporting kids when they move abroad
  • how to spot when things are going wrong (and what to do about it)
  • how to access the help you need, when you need it.

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Relocating Overseas with Older Children: Helping Teens Transition Abroad
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Moving abroad with teenagers?

Join me as I talk to Ellen Mahoney, Founder of Sea Change Mentoring, where we discuss your questions and gain insight into:

  • The ups and downs of life as an expat teen
  • Key strategies for helping them get the most out of their world  – wherever in the world you are
  • How to spot when they are struggling – and what you should do to help