Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Design Your Life: A Course for Women Entrepreneurs

Expat life can be a challenge - that is a given fact, but it can also be a chance to make changes in your life that you ordinarily wouldn't make. Expat life opens doors for you, doors that you would not normally even notice the existence of. Sometimes opportunities come along in life that we don't recognise as life changing events and looking back we realise that one little decision we made set us of on an exciting new life journey. It is recognising our opportunities that is sometimes the difficult part.

Expat life can be confusing - also true. The feeling of "where do I belong?" is a common one in the expat community. Wondering where to lay down roots, and questioning where home really is, is something we all do at one time or another.

Expat life can disrupt your career - I know from experience. Moving overseas often means that you have to pursue a new career, take a step backwards or start all over again. However, it can also be a chance to follow your dreams and be the time to base your working life on your passion. It could be the time to take a bold step, try something new and go into business for yourself.

If you feel like you could use some help to design the life you want to live as a woman expatriate then consider a Life Design Course lead by Karen Armstrong Quartarone. Karen gives expat women the tools to focus on areas of their life (not just career) that could use an overhaul, or even just a little tweaking, and make changes for the better.

I was lucky enough to attend a course she ran last year and I am still using the tools she provided on a daily basis - and I am able to clearly focus on the things that are important to me in all aspects of life. It is not a course you attend, nod enthusiastically and then forget.... it becomes a way of life.

Her next course starts on 26th January and you can take part wherever you happen to be in the world. For more information visit

You can contact Karen at and please feel free to contact me should you wish to know more about my own experiences with the course.

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