049: Foreign Feelings with Katia Vlachos


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Seasoned expat, transition coach, and author of A Great Move: Surviving and Thriving in Your Expat Assignment Katia Vlachos helps expats and globally mobile professionals navigate various stages of their moves. She joins Chelsea at 8:30 to talk about the similarities between leaving one's home base and leaving one's partner which, in both cases, is often an invisible grief that requires you to reimagine and rebuild your concept of home. Shedding a light on the complexity of uprooting with your partner, Katia emphasizes the conversations that are crucial to have before any move and admits to not even thinking about what a transition could do to not only her marriage but her concept of self. For instance, not only are expats having to adjust to a new culture but often their identities, both professionally and within their marriage, are having to be renegotiated. In addition to the life of an expat, Katia talks about: + how the dreaded question—"what did you do today?"—can drive a wedge between couples + the balance between being real with your child and protecting your child post-divorce + healthy boundaries within parenting + the tiers of vulnerability + the significance of being both a relatable figure and the light at the end of the tunnel for a person in transition + the invisible work of nurturing your child's emotional wellbeing + finding meaning in your life that's not necessarily linked to your partner + plus, so much more. — Use CODE “thankyouex” for the month of December on all Chelsea’s coaching services: www.breakupward.com/shop Receive your chosen self-development book with one of Chelsea's signature love letters, when you write an iTunes review for Thank You Heartbreak. Just send a screenshot to Chelsea@breakupward.com or in a DM at www.instagram.com/thankyouheartbreak — To connect with Katia, visit her: Website: www.katiavlachos.com Work with Katia: www.katiavlachos.com/coaching Read her book, A Great Move: Surviving and Thriving in Your Expat Assignment: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Move-Surviving-Thriving-Assignment/dp/1911498606/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535626754&sr=8-1&keywords=a+great+move+katia+vlachos Instagram: www.instagram.com/vlachosk Facebook: www.facebook.com/KatiaVlachosCoach Twitter: www.twitter.com/vlachosk LinkedIn: https://ch.linkedin.com/in/katiavlachos — Work with Chelsea: www.breakupward.com/shop Chelsea’s website: www.breakupward.com Sign up for Chelsea’s newsletter: bit.ly/tyhbletter Connect and send in your questions and/or letters via www.instagram.com/thankyouheartbreak Or by email: Chelsea@breakupward.com

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