As a representative of a humanitarian organization, an international company or an association supporting expatriate employees’ families, you feel concerned by the fulfillment of the expatriate spouses accompanying your expatriate employees.

You know that 85% of the expatriate spouses have had to leave a job to take on this role, 83% of them are looking to relaunch their careers abroad, and only 40% have found a job abroad.*

You know that expatriate spouses face many challenges:

  • Difficulties finding a new job, during or after their expatriation.
  • Loss of financial independence.
  • Adjustment and adaptation to a new environment, changes, and uncertainties.
  • Lack of a support system and a framework.
  • Loss of self-confidence and meaning.
  • Loneliness and exhaustion.

It has been shown that the expatriate spouse plays a crucial role in the success of an expatriation. Their fulfilment is a determining factor in the choices made by the employee (whether to go on expatriation, accept an extension, request a new assignment, or shorten a mission) and has a considerable impact on the employee’s efficiency and well-being at work.

However, support for the expatriate spouse in his or her career, personal development and integration abroad is too often overlooked, even within organizations or companies considering it’s their responsibility to take care of their employees’ family (housing assistance, school fees, for example).

* Figures taken from the Expat Value Survey, conducted for Expat Communication, 2015

My mission

I work with humanitarian organizations and international companies willing to support the expatriate spouses in their life and career transitions and foster their professional and personal development and well-being, before, during and after their expatriation.

My assets

As an expatriate for 28 years, I have worked in a dozen different countries in Africa, the Middle East, Russia, Europe, and North America, in various positions with significant management and leadership responsibilities. 10 years ago, I became an expatriate spouse and had to overcome many obstacles before finding my rightful place and flourish, professionally and personally. I understand the challenges associated with the role and status of expatriate spouse, from both the spouse’s and the employer’s point of view.

In 2014, I certified in personal & professional coaching at New York University, and in positive psychology, resilience, and emotional & social intelligence. I also trained in burnout prevention and post-burnout career guidance. Throughout my studies, I honed my expertise in life and career transitions, the expatriation challenges, the humanitarian world, the status of accompanying spouse. I also delved into well-being, non-violent communication, and mindfulness meditation.

I offer programs, in French and English, adapted to the expatriate spouses’ specific needs and to the needs of humanitarian organizations and international companies willing to support them.

My areas of expertise

Expatriate Spouses

  • Facilitating professional and personal transitions for expatriate spouses before, during and after their stay abroad.
  • Supporting the personal and professional development and integration of expatriate spouses abroad.
  • Preparing the expatriate spouse’s return home after years abroad.

Organizations & Companies

  • Raising awareness, among the various players (management, HR, logistics, employees) in humanitarian organizations and international companies, on challenges faced by expatriate spouses.
  • Reflection and assistance in defining a support policy responding to the challenges of the expatriate spouses.

The various formats

Individual coaching





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