Meet the Authors

Arjun Rajkumar

Arjun is a writer for Feedbacq, www.Feedbacq.com, a platform that connects expats and repatriates with international moving companies. Arjun is currently based in Bangalore, India.

Cha Jones

Cha is a woman of many talents as well as words. She is an inspiring and motivating international speaker, author of Every Girl Needs Her Pearls, and the founder and chief executive officer of Expat Women of Color. As a self-proclaimed Nomadic Chick, she has lived and worked in South Korea, traveled to countries like China, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Dominican Republic. Her traveling stories and advice can be found on blogs such as Women of Color Living Abroad, The Nomadic Chic, My Soul to Seoul, and Black Atlas. Cha graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Aquinas College in Nashville, TN. She completed her master’s degree in Intercultural Leadership and Management with a focus in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute, a program of World Learning, in Brattleboro, VT. In 2011, Ms. Jones founded Expat Women of Color an international networking organization that provides personal and professional resources for women who live, work, study, and travel abroad. Her passion is encouraging others to live on purpose, walk through fear, and trust in their own power. She is currently working to increase the number of minorities participating in study abroad and international service learning programs. Her personal mission is to be a women who uses her talents and skills to make an international impact by assisting other women in finding their own global niche. Cha works with all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds, but specializes in working with women and men of color. She realizes that people of color sometimes need to navigate their transitions differently and she would love to help.

Denis Niedringhaus

I'm an American who has been living in Paris for over 25 years. I love helping people make the most out of their expatriation experience (not always a choice!). In addition to expatriation coaching, I also practice coactive coaching. I have been influenced by the writings of my heros: Thomas Merton, Joe Dispenza, C.G. Jung and Zhuangzi, a Chinese "philosopher".

Dominika Miernik

Dominika Miernik is a Career Coach & Business Idea Generator for women. She has lived in Manchester, London, Milan and Rome, and she now helps expat women to pursue their true passions as they adapt to the living in a new country. In 2015 she was named the best International Coach by The Coaching Academy.

Doris Füllgrabe

Doris Füllgrabe

Hello! I have been an expat for nearly 20 years, I'm a certified MBTI® Master Practitioner, and also hold certifications in the Neuroscience of Personality, and the Berens CORE™ Approach. After a decade in executive coaching and training and volunteering at the ECA, I've decided to pursue more creative endeavors. I'm happy to keep in touch with this community and hear from new expat coaches, so feel free to contact me, or browse my archived blogs on www.buildingthelifeyouwant.com, and use the resources provided on this page. If you'd like to commission a unique piece or hand lettering or calligraphy, please visit www.dorisfullgrabe.com. Thanks for visiting and all the very best wishes! :-)

Belinda MJ. Brown

In 2013, Belinda, COO and Executive Coach, has already delivered multiple conferences and workshops dedicated to the expatriates, their families and Human Resources. Among the most renowned hosts the Global Mobility Conference Mondissimo and AILA (the American Immigration Lawyer Associations). Expatriate herself, Belinda has had a remarkable success in assisting others. This accomplished and successful expatriate began her coaching business in 2011 to assist those in the process of making major transitions. She holds a Bachelor in Global Sourcing and Category Management and has 15 years of leadership experience in international European and American corporations . In 2006, Belinda prepared to move from Europe to the US. The move involved a major transition and evolution of her mindset to integrate with the American culture, values and corporate world. Belinda thoroughly understands the challenges faced by those who consider moving from one culture to another that why she decided to found an Executive and Expat Coaching practice: Equanimity Executive, LLC. She created a unique 5 steps process and developed tools and materials to assist expatriates, their families and organizations to facilitate any transition in a multicultural environment. She is an Associate Certified Coach, Certified Professional Coach and ELI Master Practitioner by iPEC, accredited Cultural Transformation Tools Consultant by the Barrett Values, and member of the ICF. As a coach, she focuses on the critical aspects of helping clients be WHO they are, achieve WHAT they want and IMPLEMENT sustainable changes. She wants her clients to live stress free, to achieve their professional and personal goals and to enjoy the amazing experience of relocating or leading in a multicultural environment. Belinda assists her clients around the world both in English and in French. Learn More by watching the following short interview. What is Global Leadership & Expat Coaching? Learn more http://youtu.be/sSTi-81seWk

Scott Masciarelli

Scott Masciarelli is a certified professional coach and accomplished leader with extensive professional experience in the U.S., Latin America and Middle East. He has spent several years living overseas as an expatriate and brings a global perspective to his work. He is passionate about working with expatriates, leaders and busy professionals who are asking themselves "what next?" He says, "I love this question because it allows an exploration of possibilities to unfold. It's both exciting and transformational." Scott holds a BCC (Board Certified Coach) certification and an ACC (Associate Certified Coach) and GCC (Group Certified Coach) with the International Coach Federation. He is a graduate of International Coach Academy's Certified Professional Coach Program and member of the training faculty for ICA where he facilitates coaching classes for a global student body. His university education is in the field of Psychology and he has a keen interest in the areas of self-improvement, finance and business. This blend of the human side, business, leadership with a global perspective creates a highly productive coaching environment for expatriates. He is an avid world traveler who has visited and worked in over 65 countries. Travel inspired him to study Spanish, Italian and Arabic as part of his commitment to being a perpetual learner. His business strengths are in start-ups, transitions and in building engaged teams within a productive environment based on respect and idea sharing. Scott leads from the heart and he encourages and shows others to do the same both at work and in their personal lives. It is through this integration of our professional and personal goals that we can feel truly alive.

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Heather Markel

Heather is the founder of The Expat Coach Association and The Expat Coach Directory. Before starting these two missions, she founded Culture Transition Coaching, where she helped Expats to adapt to life in new cultures by tackling the social, personal, and professional challenges they endured. Today, she is founder, and Chief BullBusting Officer of The BullBuster Boardroom and The BullBuster Cafe, where she helps clients to bust their bull and boost their business potential. Come by for insight, and laughs on her "Lie of the Day" blog!

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