Coaching for Expats and Global Nomads in Kigali, Rwanda

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If you are an expat living away from home with your family, your partner or by yourself, I don’t have to tell you that living abroad is not all sunshine and safaris. In fact, expats are quite susceptible to suffering from stress, loneliness, anxiety, unhealthy habits and tons of other challenges. Many international assignments end prematurely due to personal, spouse and family unhappiness.


I have been living abroad in various countries and cultures for many years, and I can draw from both my very own and personal experience, and also from the many people I have seen struggling around me.

Expat Life | Expat Coaching | Global Nomads | Home Sickness | Rwanda, Kigali | Africa | Work-Life Balance

Expat life can be so much fun, incredibly liberating and an opportunity for immense personal growth… but you might also know these feelings:

  • You might feel that there is an aspect of losing your competency and your agency in life in the sense that a lot of things you normally do with your eyes closed have to be “re-learnt”
  • You might feel the heavy challenge that consists of creating a meaningful and satisfying life outside of work - finding a circle of people to hang out with, close friends, new hobbies, healthy routines, traveling, etc.
  • For those of you living abroad by yourselves, you might experience profound social isolation and loneliness outside of work and thus throw yourself more and more into work
  • The fact that for many expat couples, only one spouse is working and the other one is “trailing” comes with quite some challenges - whereas the working spouse has places to go, people to interact with, tasks to attend, the “trailing” spouse is often left on their own to create a life from scratch
  • If you have children, you might be going through concerns about the sense of identity, general trust, and social belonging of your kids, the fact that they have to constantly adjust and assimilate to new cultures and environments, learn new languages, miss their friends and grandparents, and so on
  • There might be worries and apprehension around the health care system at your new home, especially when you have young kids, are a bit older or not as physically resilient as you used to be
  • You might question if you’ll ever fit into life back home - if there is even a place called home
  • And many of you might also just miss some aspects of your lives back home or from other duty stations, mainly old and dear friends and family, while doubting every now and then if you are losing touch with them or are no longer relevant in their lives
  • And then there are home visits: you want to see friends and family, they want to see you and expect that you make time, but you also want to take some real time off and just relax

Let's get in touch

If you recognize any of these challenges and you are looking for ways to better deal with them and bring positive change to your life, please send me a message and we will discuss how we can work together.