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Coaching for expat spouses

New perspectives instead of expat blues.

Are you in Germany because your spouse is working in Germany as an expert or executive? Did you give up your job or other tasks in your home country in order to accompany your spouse to Germany and assist them as best you can in their new professional role?

In that case, right from the start, you will be involved in everyday life in Germany much more and experience cultural particularities of your host country much more intensively than your spouse who will be integrated in their professional routine immediately. Yet in the beginning, there will be no such framework for you to cling to.

My coaching for expat spouses will be beneficial for yourself and your spouse, as well as for your spouse’s organization

Can you perceive one or more of the following symptoms on yourself?

  • Feeling emotionally very unstable
  • Feelings of personal failure because proven behavioural strategies from home do not seem to work
  • A feeling of helplessness due to a lack of language skills
  • Feeling lonely and isolated without family and friends
  • Disappointment because your expectations of an interesting stay abroad do not seem to be met
  • Increasing belittlement and rejection of the new environment
  • An increasingly urgent desire to return to your home country

How you as an expat spouse will benefit from my coaching:

Your spouse’s professional success is largely determined by how you perceive and experience your stay in Germany.

You will only be able to support your spouse in their professional challenges in Germany if you yourself also feel at ease in the country. Otherwise your spouse may feel obliged to say goodbye to their career abroad prematurely in order to return to your home country with you.

In order to establish longer-term perspectives in Germany, I can also offer you the following services:

You are looking for new professional perspectives in order to make good use of your work-free time in Germany?

What possibilities are there for you to pursue your own career in Germany?

What other possibilities of personal and professional development are there?

Which of these do you think are useful, also in view of repatriating?


Let me offer you my assistance and find the right solution for yourself!

How your organization benefits from coaching for the spouses of your international members of staff:

By supporting the integration of accompanying family members by means of coaching, you as an organization will strengthen the satisfaction of your international employee.

This way, they will be able to fully concentrate on their job, unencumbered by private problems, and develop their full potential for the benefit of your organization.

You want to find out more?

Simply contact me via phone or email and let me know how I can assist you. I’ll be happy to hear from you!

I primarily offer my services in the Rhine-Erft district and in the Cologne area.

Kerstin Brandes, Portrait Wortwelten Brandes


What clients say

  • Liebe Kerstin, für mich war das Coaching sehr hilfreich und mir sind gerade im Nachgang einige Dinge noch bewusster geworden. Insofern war es für mich ein voller Erfolg!

  • It was the first course I really thought useful for my career.

  • It was really practical. I think that I can use everything I discovered that day.

  • What I liked about the workshop were lots of opportunities to practice and a very friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

  • Nochmals vielen Dank für das Bewerbercoaching bei Ihnen. Ich konnte sehr viel mitnehmen.



Kerstin Brandes, co-author Impulse für wirksame Führung

As one of 21 experts on "Successful Leadership" I wrote an article for this book published by Gabal.

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