Resources

Freebies (free download):

1. Self-coaching method for expat partners: Inner Conference

Before going on an international assignment, it is important that both partners make a conscious decision stand wholeheartedly behind their choice. This self-coaching method will help you to find clarity for you.

Download the pdf file here and get started!

2. Infographic and explanation: Value Square Model

This model has proven to be very insightful during my intercultural trainings and I would like to share it with you. With the help of the value square model, we are able to keep seemingly opposing values ​​and personal standards in a dynamic balance so that we can operate in a constructive way. You can download the infographic and explanation here or read about it in my blog article.

3. Cheat sheet and explanations: Dimensions of Culture

This compilation originates from a series of Instagram posts where I shared six most relevant dimensions of culture from my point of view. It consists of six simple illustrations, real-life examples and a reflective question on each dimension.

You can download the pdf file here or read it in my blog article.

Book recommendations

Working in global business:

The culture map, Erin Meyer

Riding the waves of culture, Fons Trompenaars

Global Dexterity, Andy Molinsky

 

Expat family life:

A moveable marriage, Robin Pascoe

Third Culture Kids – Growing up among worlds, David C. Pollock & Ruth E. van Reken

Misunderstood – The impact of growing up overseas in the 21st century, Tanya Crossmann

A career in your suitcase, Jo Parfitt

A great move – Surviving and thriving in your expat assignment, Katia Vlachos

Gemeinsam ins Ausland und zurück, Susanne Reichhardt & Anke Weidling

Arbeiten im Ausland und die Familie geht mit, Gesa Krämer & Kirsten Nazarkiewicz

 

Link recommendations

For expats in general

Internations

Families in Global Transition

Expats Blog 

Expatica

Girl Gone International 

Multicultural Kids Blog

International Therapist Directory

 

For expats in Germany

From the Bürgeramt to the Bedroom – Your essential guide to moving to Germany, Kristina Griess & Linda O’Grady

I am Expat Germany

Goethe Institut (German courses & culture)

Moving to Germany

Germany platform – Information, service, dialogue

How to Germany 

10 Instagram accounts that will help you learn German 

Live Work Germany

 

Germany news in English

Deutsche Welle 

The Local