This is my first blog spot and the starting point of a purposeful and exciting new adventure.
If your main reason to move was for your partner’s job or education and you find it difficult to give up your own career.
If you live in a remote or isolated location with few professional opportunities,
If you would like to work but cannot find a job for different reasons,
If you feel overwhelmed and have no clue where to start,
You are in the right place
You too are a member of our worldwide diverse cohort of traveling partners tagged as a “trailing spouse”.
Did you know that only about 3% of trailing spouses get help to find a job or obtain a working permit! Ouch, that is the harsh reality.
You are not alone!
There is nothing wrong about accompanying and supporting your other half through his (… or her)* career. By the way, *you are most probably a woman, almost 90% of trailing spouses are, but if you’re a male trailing spouse, kudos to you! We are pleased to have you here too!
And it is also normal to worry about your future because of the financial dependence and the loss of personal income.
You have probably already looked at the plethora of information available, whether online with expat blogs and social media groups, or on the ground through local associations and networking events, to help you with the so-called trailing spouse syndrome.
Unfortunately, you have also realized that very few (if any), really address the real and professional challenges head-on and bring actionable solutions.
Don’t beat yourself up!
This Is Our Purpose
We’re here to help you find and learn how to create your own location-independent job or business.
A project you can start, run, and grow from anywhere, relocation after relocation.
And if you don’t have an entrepreneurship calling, that’s okay too.
The world is changing fast and the new digital economy renders traditional employment and business models quickly obsolete. Jobs have changed rapidly over the past 10 years and it is just the beginning of it. The World Economic Forum states:
Disruptive changes to business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape over the coming years
We’re here to help you navigate the different options available to adapt to the global reality, maintain or regain your professional identity and financial independence while being supportive of your partner’s career.
We’ll tell you what works, what doesn’t, with plenty of real-life experience so you can make informed and logical decisions.
Yes, You Can Have It All!
We’ll show you how to get back in the driver seat again and have higher expectations than being labeled as someone else’s dependent.
We’ll explore how to make the most of your free time to learn and develop essential new skills
We’ll help you believe in your abilities and discover how your life experience is an asset and doesn’t receive the credit it deserves.
We’ll guide you to pursue
a professional career become a solo-entrepreneur while maintaining a happy household.
We’ll create and maintain the most supportive community of like-minded people with a desire to help each other grow and blossom through action and entrepreneurship.
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