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5 Tips for Finding your Strengths

5 Tips for Finding your Strengths

Are you using your strengths or do you focus on your weaknesses?    What are your strengths and do you use them with intention? Which subjects did you and your parents give most attention to when you were in school? The subjects in which you excelled or the ones...

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Rebuilding your confidence abroad

Rebuilding your confidence abroad

How come so many talented and competent women struggle with confidence issues? If they have a top job they worry about not having a boyfriend or about making mistakes at work. If they move abroad with their husband they worry about never finding a job ever again or...

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Should Sticks and what to replace them with

Should Sticks and what to replace them with

Do you have one? A should stick? You are living your life abroad, and there are tons of good thing about it. You’re pretty happy with where you are living, spending time with the kids, stepping out of the rat race for a while. And yet you are using this stick all the...

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Summer Is Over- Visibility of Expat Moves

Summer Is Over- Visibility of Expat Moves

Summer is well and truly over here in Brunei. The kids have gone back to school, and I’m back to work. Working not just in between family visits and trips to the playground I mean. Back to expat reality, including that one aspect I dread- the continuous moving of...

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5 TED Talks I Recommend to Clients

5 TED Talks I Recommend to Clients

Creating a better life for yourself is all about starting to direct energy to what really matters to you, rather than spending a lot of energy on random stuff, on other people’s ideas of how you should live your life, or on negativity. But where to start? As a coach,...

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Are you checked IN or checked OUT?

Are you checked IN or checked OUT?

Checking in for your flight is such a straightforward process nowadays. You do not even have to be at the airport anymore, you can check in from home. But are you checked in to your location, your friendships, your career or even your marriage? Or have you consciously...

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To be direct or not to be: Communicating across cultures

To be direct or not to be: Communicating across cultures

Culture is present every day when you live abroad. When I still lived in The Netherlands, I thought I knew about cultural differences. I’d worked with people from other nationalities for many years in different capacities (not just as a coach I mean). I lived in Spain...

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Moving with Kids- An Interview with Rubina Anis, MA

Moving with Kids- An Interview with Rubina Anis, MA

Moving internationally with kids, especially Third Culture Kids, is rather different from setting up shop overseas by yourself. In this 15 minute interview, my fabulous colleague at Clarity Brunei, Rubina Anis, MA, shares insights and tips on moving with children....

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Connection- key to successful relocation

Connection- key to successful relocation

Connection. That will be one of the important topics of the workshop I’m facilitating this week in Miri, Malaysia. The topic is International M oving and connection is key there. I can hear you thinking, but Margot, I thought moving is all about letting go, isn’t it?...

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The Chaos of Moving Theory (part 1)

The Chaos of Moving Theory (part 1)

When I was moving to China, I don’t remember much chaos in my mind, just lots of excitement. When I moved to Brunei the excitement wore off after exactly 3 days and the chaos in my head lasted for over 6 months. I was in transition. Transition is one of the main...

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50 Ideas To Create a New Career Abroad

50 Ideas To Create a New Career Abroad

Over 50 Ideas for a New Career Abroad. Whether you’d like to be an Overseas Study Adviser, a Wine Expert, an Actor, Photographer or a Recruitment Specialist, here’s a list to get you started.

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