I am a psychologist and a certified coach. I work with corporate clients and clients that have moved internationally. My mission is to support brave expats to feel at home in their life abroad. I want to help them to design their ideal life and live it no matter where they are living in the world. I care that, in a situation of great challenge, loneliness, insecurity and uncertainty, they manage to feel confident, discover their own personal strength, their motivation to empower themselves to face the challenges head on.
I have specialized in transitions and major life changes, and I am especially geared towards expats, guess why? Because I have been one. I have also had the experience of returning to my home country, so I can speak from experience regarding the entire cycle: from preparing to leave with a suitcase full of expectations, living in another place, adapting to a different culture with a different language, the heart aches and the happy moments, and the return, with the consequent reverse culture shock, being a different woman from the one who left years ago.
Being an expat, in my case accompanying my husband who was transferred for his work, has been one of the most intense experiences that I have ever lived: a lot of personal growth, putting myself to the test, discovering aspects of myself that I did not know, or of which I was not fully aware of until I had to put them into practice. Living elsewhere requires courage, adventure seeking, being daring, vulnerability, and for many people (myself included), this requires a strong willingness to look into ourselves.
Such strong changes force you to look at yourself, to discover yourself in dimensions or levels that probably would not have been necessary otherwise.
It is such a big change that it affects our body, emotions and behavior; and it is necessary to be aware of this in order to understand it, accept it, and incorporate it and thus be happy in the place where you decide to live.