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We make the world of international assignments better. By building on positive aspects of living and working in a new setting, we help you to enjoy your time abroad and develop strategies for everyday (work) life.

Every expatriate and every family member deserve the potential to feel well and thrive in any setting. We support you in exploring your expectations, potential blindspots and emotions to learn how to focus on the positive and flourish both personally and professionally.
Positive Expatriation was established with the aim of not only providing support for a fulfilling expatriation but also to help you in discovering your strengths, mindset and resilience, and how to navigate them in any given intercultural situation abroad. We provide proven, evidence-based knowledge, to support you along the way. Embark on your journey towards wellbeing, fulfillment and thriving by reaching out to Positive Expatriation today!

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98% of expatriates have experienced symptoms of burnout. 87% of expatriates felt helpless, trapped and defeated.

– CIGNA, 2022

Our Services

Positive Expatriation offers a unique preparation and support whenever borders are crossed in order to live and work abroad. As we know the crucial skills needed for a successful and at the same time smooth and fulfilling stay abroad, expatriates are in safe hands with us. We prepare and support them on their journey with proven and up to date tools from Positive Psychology and provide support in a very individual and holistic way.
Most expatriates relocate with their partners and children, who sometimes even face bigger changes because of leaving everything including careers and schools behind. Positive Expatriation anticipates their topics, their needs, feelings, and questions in different phases of expatriation and enables them to become the creator of a fulfilling and authentic life abroad.
With Positive Expatriation, the whole expat family is in safe hands and gets real support in turning challenges into opportunities.

1. Expatriate Training Sessions

Everyone, yes this includes you, has the ability to live a good life abroad! Positive Expatriation is eager to help you to improve your wellbeing abroad, strengthen your resilience and develop a mindset that helps you dealing and growing with challenges. We apply Positive Psychology research in order to help you develop a process of good and successfull transition and adaptation. We prevent you from getting trapped into the surviving mode and help you thrive abroad.


What:

In this course (future or present) expatriates learn to become the creator of a successful and meaningful life abroad by diving into Positive Psychology findings and practice. We discover evidence based key drivers for wellbeing and growth in a new culture and bring them into daily routine abroad.

All participants are introduced to the following key concepts of Positive Expatriation and learn how to apply them into personal practice before, during and after an international assignment:

  • the elements of wellbeing
  • positive emotions during expatriation
  • building and maintaining trustful, positive relationships
  • identifying and using strengths
  • encouraging a growth mindset
  • increasing resilience
  • finding and developing a fulfilling identity abroad and more!

Why:

Becoming a fulfilled and successful expatriate is a very complex and often underestimated adventure. By applying Positive Psychology findings, expatriates learn to cope with challenges, to see the stay abroad as an opportunity to grow and to fully exploit the potential of their international assignment. Thus, within all the external influences during an assignment, expatriates learn how to impact themselves the success of their expatriation, which is basically a new starting point for companies to actively influence the success of international assignments. The novel and evidence-based knowledge of your expatriates about Positive Expatriation enriches fundamentally their work and life abroad moves them from surviving to thriving abroad.

How?

In total two full days of training in which diverse and modern teaching methods ensure sustainable and interactive learning as well as practice transfer. In addition to exercises, case studies, coaching and group work, mini lectures are used to deliver basic knowledge of Positive Psychology in the context of expatriation. We also work with special Put into Practice elements, which offer the opportunity to deepen basic knowledge on Positive Expatriation for day-to-day life abroad.

Participant’s voice:

Positive Expatriation helped me to learn about and understand key drivers of a successful expatriation that I had never thought about. I had no idea
that I had the power to change for example my mindset and to increase my resilience. I have learnt so many valuable insights that have changed positively my life forever!

Next Dates:

March 05/06/12/13 2024 Online

April 16/17/23/24 2024 Online

Mai 7/8/14/15 2024 Online

June 04/05/11/12 2024 Online

Fees: 2.100 € + VAT per participant (maximum 16 seats)

Booking: Reserve Your Spot >

2. Partner and Family Training Sessions

In most cases expatriates move with their partners and families. Going abroad also brings huge changes for them and they need and deserve support as well. Partners often leave their social relationships and work environment behind. Positive Expatriation supports creating a fulfilling and meaningful life for expat partners and their families in training sessions.


What

In this course (future or present) expatriate partners or family members learn to become the creator of a successful and meaningful life abroad by diving into Positive Psychology findings and practice. We discover evidence based key drivers for wellbeing in a new culture (such as a growth mindset, positive emotions, resilience, engagement etc.) and bring them into daily routine of expatriate partners and families.

All participants are introduced to the following key concepts of Positive Expatriation and learn how to apply them into personal practice before, during and after an international assignment:

  • the elements of wellbeing
  • promoting positive emotions during expatriation
  • building and maintaining trustful, positive relationships
  • identifying and using strengths
  • encouraging a growth mindset
  • increasing resilience
  • finding and developing a fulfilling identity abroadand more!

Why

Becoming a fulfilled and successful expatriate partner or family is a very complex and often underestimated adventure. By applying Positive Psychology findings, expatriate partners or family members learn to cope with challenges, to see the stay abroad as a opportunity to grow and to fully exploit the potential of their time abroad. They will gain novel and evidence-based knowledge about Positive Expatriation that enriches fundamentally their lives abroad and supports their journey of a meaningful and fulfilled time abroad. The training sessions help them to discover their authentic self and how to live authentically in a new culture. Positive Expatriation moves them from surviving to thriving!

How:

In total two full days of training in which diverse and modern teaching methods ensure sustainable and interactive learning as well as practice transfer. In addition to exercises, case studies, coaching and group work, mini lectures are used to deliver basic knowledge of Positive Psychology in the context of expatriation. We also work with special Put into Practice elements, which offer the opportunity to deepen basic knowledge on positive expatriation for day-to-day life abroad.

Participant’s voice:

I didn’t know what to expect when I first reached out to Positive Expatriation. But honestly, it was a game changer: My family and I learned to see our stay abroad from a completely different perspective. For the first time, we were able to all together enjoy our new life and not to be overwhelemed by our to do list. What a privilege to be a on an expatriation  and in particular to be on a positive expatriation. –

Next Dates:

April 02/03/09/10 2024 Online

Mai 21/22/28/29 2024 Online

Fees: 2.100 € + VAT per participant (maximum 16 seats)

Booking: Reserve Your Spot >

3. Bites for Everyone

To give you a taste of what Positive Expatriation is all about, we offer Positive Expatriation “bites” on selected topics. In half-day sessions we give you quick introduction into what Positive Expatriation is about and how you can benefit from the approach.

 


In our Bites Series we focus on special expatriation situations or settings. Breaking them down and relating to the insights of Positive Psychology Research provides an immediate added value for every participant, which is a a perfect starting point for a successful and fulfilling expatriation.

  • Positive Expatriation Bite for Couples
  • Positive Expatriation Bite for Parents
  • Positive Expatriation Bite for Female Leaders
  • Positive Expatriation Preparation Bite (before moving abroad)
  • Positive Expatriation Getting Started Abroad Bite (first 90 days)

We provide our Bites in different formats such as “Positive Expatriation After Work”, “Positive Expatriation for Breakfast”, and “Lunch with Positive Expatriation”. We also offer Bite sessions on weekends.

All sessions are conducted online and come with a workbook.

Fees: 495 € + VAT per participant (maximum 20 seats)

Booking: Please email us, if you are interested in more details about any bite. Reserve Your Spot >

4. One to One Support

For practicing and living Positive Expatriation special knowledge is key, but not sufficient as it needs also to be applied into practice. This is why we also offer completely individualized, in depth and continuous support. With different sizes of support packages (S, M, L, XL), we accompany you on your Positive Expatriation journey with exclusively 1:1 sessions.


These sessions are tailored to your exact needs and can cover topics related to generating positive emotions in everyday life, using your strengths abroad, and having meaning and purpose, to name a few. This type of personalized learning is highly effectivly and individually.

Once you decide that you would like to individually work with us, please email us. We will be in touch to determine the best ways we can support you on your journey.

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Benefits of Positive Expatriation

Positive Expatriation’s mission is to change assignments for the better by teaching individuals how to feel fulfilled and thrive abroad. By its very nature, every assignment involves challenging (intercultural) situations and even setbacks. Positive Expatriation prepares for that by showing individuals how to balance negative and positive emotions, how to establish strong relationships abroad, how to develop a growth mindset to overcome (intercultural) challenges abroad and how to build resilience. Positive Expatriation teaches you to manage the downsides of international assignments in an appropriate way and enables you to live a pleasant and successful life abroad.

What You Can Expect


Using fundamental principles of Positive Psychology, Positive Expatriation promotes recognizing your individual strengths and resources to leverage a new understanding of your inner workings to live authentically abroad.

Greater happiness and ease

Enhanced motivation and performance

Improved resilience

Better relationships

Personal fulfilment and growth

Improved mental health

Our Clients Love Our Work


“HR connected me with Positive Expatriation and they were just amazing: they helped me to develop expectations, to think about my learnings and not to get stuck in bad feelings. Thank you so much! Positive Expatriation gave us the impulse to find a life that we all liked. And once you have understood Positive Psychology, it accompanies you your entire life!”

“I got in contact with Judith and Bernadette and I felt for the first time good about this whole expatriation. They empowered me and helped me a lot to find a life that I liked. In the end, I was the reason why we prolonged our stay …. My new career abroad just felt too good!”

“Positive Expatriation knows exactly what expats need to experience a good and fulfilling life abroad. Before I found out about Positive Expatriation and its impressive training, I never thought that this could be learned. Embarking on the Positive Expatriation journey does not mean you are unhappy or you do not need to be unhappy in order to live a positive Expatriation.”


If you feel like you may need some of our support, contact us.

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