Pinfluence: Marketing Your Business with Pinterest

If you’ve established a portable career as a writer, photographer, blogger or life coach, your marketing centers (or should center!) around a website that you own. Your website displays your skills, tells prospective clients or customers something about you, and gives them a way to get in touch with you. Unfortunately, the days of “build […]

Is Life Coaching Still a Good Portable Career for Expats?

Life coaching is an extremely portable career. Most coaching is done by phone or online, so as long as you live where you have reliable telephone and/or internet connections, you can do business. As with many other solo-preneur type businesses, coaches find they do better when they focus on a small, specific area. As an […]

What Prevents Expats From Working Overseas?

Guest post by Louise Wiles Accompanying partners – do they or circumstance influence their career choices? Recently I was talking about the services that I offer to accompanying partners through Success Abroad Coaching with some friends ‘back home’. I was explaining that finding fulfilling and meaningful work whilst abroad can be quite a challenge for […]

Hot Markets for Teaching English Abroad

Although not as portable in the short-term as some of the other portable expat professions, teaching English is a terrific way to see the world, experience other cultures, and earn a living. Before you plunk down your money for training and certification, though, it’s a good idea to know where in the world you’d like […]

Jane Needs a Portable Career

Jane wrote to me recently because she wants to move abroad, she’s interested in creating a portable career, but she doesn’t know where to begin. Jane writes: “I need something that does not require a long learning curve or establishing-oneself curve. There are, of course, other people on the Net who want to sell me […]

(Re)Discover Your Passion . . . in time for Valentine’s Day

In December, friend and life coach Barrie Davenport launched a new program called Discover Your Passion: A Step by Step Course for Creating the Life of Your Dreams. While not written specifically for the expat (or future expat), the course employs lots of techniques and exercises that can help you to create your ideal expat […]

New Economic Report Can Help You Find Your Dream Expat Life

The Brookings Institution and the London School of Economics and Political Science have just released their Global Metro Monitor report, The Path to Economic Recovery: A Preliminary Overview of 150 Global Metropolitan Economies in the Wake of the Great Recession. While this information won’t determine where in the world you’ll be happiest as an expat, […]

Another Portable Career: Expat Coaching

This is the third part of a series on life coaching for expats. If you missed the first, you can read it here. In Part I I introduced the six coaches who contributed to this discussion, and reviewed what life coaching is and how expat coaching differs from general life coaching. In Part II I […]

Benefits of Coaching for Expats

This is the second part of a series on life coaching for expats. If you missed the first, you can read it here. In Part I I introduced the six coaches who contributed to this discussion, and reviewed what life coaching is and how expat coaching differs from general life coaching. What Are the Benefits […]