Join me for a virtual coffee and a real conversation
Let’s talk about being the partner of a diplomat and the struggles of building your own successful career
Are you the partner of a diplomat and do you struggle to build a successful career for yourself?
“As the accompanying partner of a diplomat your focus is often on your partner’s career. While you are supportive of your partner’s career, you struggle to build your own professional live. This leads to stress in the relationship and to personal frustration.
It doesn’t have to be this way. It can be different.
I know it is absolutely possible to remain supportive of your partner while building your own professional career.
‘Leadership of 2’ implies to create a space where both you and your partner can develop to the fullest.
Over the years, I have helped many spouses of diplomats to build a successful career by embracing the unique opportunities the expat life offers.
I assisted them in:
- making sense of the different experiences they have developed while being abroad
- becoming clear about their aspirations, their strengths and their competences
- using the various opportunities that their position as accompanying spouse gives them in developing a successful career.
Do you want to join me for a virtual coffee and a real conversation to exchange experiences and best practices about our lives as accompanying spouses? I am hosting a ‘round table conversation’ on 26 November at 10.00 h.
This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and questions with other partners. To get some ideas, new perspectives and more energy, so you can start to develop leadership of 2: support your partner & develop yourself!
Linda Hoeben is married for nearly 40 years with a Belgian diplomat, now ambassador in Oslo. She is also an experienced coach, psychotherapist and senior international trainer with decades of experience facilitating personal transformation processes of executives in international organizations and companies. Because Linda has lived on different continents herself, she knows from experience what it is like to be ‘on the move’ in an international context.