Events, seminars, and workshops.

Mark your diary and save your spot for personal development opportunities

Strategies for TCKs and their families to settle in a new country and adapt to different cultures.

Join us for this interactive webinar and get a set of tools that can be immediately used to help your children (and yourself as well) to thrive. ​

Who is this for? TCKs, their parents, educators ​

What you get: 3 strategies to adapt into your new country or culture, useful for the whole family, plus 15% discount on the Workbook ​

When 15TH OF MAY 2024


Where: ONLINE, once you register, you will receive a Zoom Link to access the webinar

Having shared language and tools to talk with your third culture kids about new communities and cultures makes all the difference. 

Join Jessi, Florence and Sara, who have collectively lived in 15 countries and moved even more and hear from the perspective of a TCK, a TCK raising TCKs and a TCK mom! 

This workshop is intended for BOTH parents and Third Culture Kids so that when the next move comes along your whole family will have a few simple steps to get plugged in to a new culture and community. Read more here 


Living abroad comes with a set of joys and challenges.

When there’s a family bringing up children across cultures may bring questions and more reflections.

Questions like :”what age it safe to go the mall with girlfriends.  who is in the house when they say they are doing homework, their nails, playing video games?”.

Join me and Andrea Schmitt, Psychologist and teen girl coach next week for the first conversation on PARENTING ACROSS CULTURES

More details here

Join me and Andrea Schmitt, next week for the first conversation on Instagram

at @sarabetweencultures  & @globalgirlcoach

graphic about event details

One of the biggest challenges we encounter when moving abroad is to help our family settle and integrate into the new location.

Culture, language and mentality can be barriers for everyone to overcome.

A family is a mini team, and each member has different age, experiences and tools to cope with the difficulties a move implies. Even the experienced professional, or the outgoing, bubbly individual, might find it hard, at times, in a new location.

Join me, Mariam N. Ottimofiore and Florence Chabert D’hieres next Monday, for this free and fun talk. You’ll hear our challenges and how we came up with 3 strategies.
The event, excluding the Q&A due to privacy reasons, will be recorded and the replay link will be sent to those who register for the event.
Register here
I am so excited to be one of the 20+ speakers that will share insights and tips at the HAPPY ABROAD SUMMIT 2023!
The volcanic Franziska Luxhøj at Franziska Luxhøj – Be happy abroad has done it again: she organized a summit to inspire the whole community of those who live, work and parent abroad.
Mark your calendars: 16 to 21 of April
Guess what I will be talking about ?
And it’s FREE! 
Check the full program and reserve your spot here
mosaic of headshots
graphic with lady close up



We’re kicking off 2023 with an author chat.
Joyce has recently published ‘The Newcomer’s Dictionary’. We heard from Joyce briefly in October 2022 during the FIGT Author Panel. We were all fascinated to learn of her writing project. Here is your opportunity to find out more.

Check your timezone here:

Or register and receive the recording to watch afterwards.

This event is free and open to new and older expats, migrants and all those interested in global mobility.

For more information and to register please click here:

Or check the @figt_anza page with the LINK IN BIO

Facilitated by FIGT volunteers @sarabetweencultures

#figtanza #joyceagee #NewcomersDictionary #SpringtimeBooks #expatsinOZ #expatsinnz #globalmobilitybooks
#newcomers #migrants #expats #internationalcommunity #crossingcultures #expatbooks #meettheauthor #library #readingnow

Join Sara and Sarah
7/12 – 7 pm GMT

7/12 – 8 pm MILAN

8/12 – 6 am AEST (you can watch the replay)
LIVE ON INSTAGRAM with @friendships.abroad

We will talk about “feeling welcome abroad”, what does it mean, how do we feel welcome, what we do expect others to do to make us feel welcome and what is our responsibility to feel welcome abroad.

Sarah is originally from Hamburg, Germany currently living in London. She is an expat, a Friendship coach and loves the colour orange!

Join the conversation, ask your questions on INSTAGRAM

@sarabetweencultures & @friendship.abroad


Watch the replay here



graphic with lady close up


Life is full of change, time flies, and more so than at any other time in history, we are faced with opportunities. and challenges in equal measure! Sometimes we must reconfigure ourselves to take full advantage of all that life has to offer.
To talk about this very relevant topic we have Sara Coggiola, CPCC joining us all the way from Australia!

Wednesday , 19 October 2022 9PM to 10PM


-The different types of Reinvention
– Activity to investigate attendants’ perception about the word reinvention
– Short mention about Reinvention trends, the Covid impact and “The great resignation”

Here we are Italy is the Italian local chapter of ‘here we are global’, a community of professional travelling partners seeking opportunities abroad and supporting each other in initiating personally meaningful lives on the move.


on Instagram

Living, working, parenting between cultures

Thursday 27th of January

Marloes and Lonneke are designers, moms, friends, cousins and former colleagues.
Two years ago, they both moved with their families. Lonneke moved to Seattle and Marloes to Taiwan. It was during those Big Moves with their kids that they got the idea of creating a workbook for global nomad kids. They are the authors and publishers of the Me and My Big Move workbook.

We will talk about “How to settle in with kids by making it fun” and will hear their experiences as parents abroad.

@meandmybigmove @sarabetweencultures

head shots and event date
headshots and event date


10th of January 2022

8 PM Melbourne – 10 AM Milan

From Marketing specialist in the corporate world to Montessori teacher, from Spain 🇪🇸 to Brazil 🇧🇷Marta from @lostinculture_ has shared her way to celebrate the end of the year traditions blending from her multicultural family and her host country.


13th December 2022

6 PM Bogota – 6 PM NY –

14th Dec 10 AM Melbourne

This week I will be joined by Elisabet from @andnowwelivein
Elisabet is a Spanish expat, mom of 3, who has already lived in 5 different countries: the Netherlands, Russia, China, Italy and now Colombia. Married to an Italian, they raise their kids in both Spanish and Italian.

You can watch the replay right after the LIVE on the feed

head shots and event date
head shots and event date

Join me to my LIVE CHAT on Instagram
Living, working and parenting between cultures.


12PM Istanbul – 8 PM Melbourne – 10 AM Milan – 4 PM Bangkok

Mus  Marian is an Australian expat with a love for all things coffee, writing, and foreign languages. 
He is now living in Istanbul with his wife after she was posted there due to her work.
While he is enjoying what many other men in similar situations call ‘Leave Without Pay’, Mus wants to make sure he can create something for himself that will be of benefit in the future.
When looking for stories of expats and ‘trailing spouses’ he was sad to see it was largely written from the wife’s perspective. This leads him to create the Nomadic Husband blog for him to share his own stories of moving and expatriating.



Join me LIVE on Instagram @sarabetweencultures


Sharing stories about living, working and parenting abroad.

8.30 PM Melbourne – 9.30 AM London

I will be chatting with Florence, a woman with quite a story to tell – is an Adult TCK raising three TCK.

Her very unique story as an international adoptee leads her to become an intercultural trainer and international parenting expert.
Florence wants children/parents to feel a sense of pride and cohesion in their multiple identities while succeeding in their expat adventure.

In 2018, she wrote “I’m a citizen of the world” her first book for parents and children, to help them succeed in their Expat adventure thanks to the Burger Metaphor.

Event flyer
event invitation

Join me LIVE on Instagram @sarabetweencultures


Sharing stories about living, working and parenting abroad.

Join me here for a live chat next Wednesday.

A hobby artist, Jessica @knitsfromabroad has built a connection to her home that she can take with her anywhere. Knitting and sculpting have allowed her to meet new groups of people and better connect to the different art and hobby scenes in all of her postings abroad. She believes that finding a common hobby is a great way to build a sense of belonging as an expat.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jessica has spent her entire adult life abroad living in Germany and the Netherlands.






FIGT ANZA is proud to host an interactive talk on how to Raise Multilingual children, between myths and facts, backed by research.
We will be joined by two talented and passionate professionals which will guide us in an insightful and interactive talk.
Karin Martin PhD is a Consultant for Multilingualism as well as Senior Researcher & Lecturer at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. 
Together with other authors, she published “Against the rock – Contro lo Scoglio” a bilingual
book for children. She spreads her enthusiasm for multilingualism by interviewing experts for Multilingualism Matters, a project in collaboration with SIETAR Austria.
Karin Martin Social Media
Facebook Page
Multilingualism Matters…
“Against the rock – Contro lo Scoglio” Bilingual Book (IT/EN)
Ute Limacher-Riebold PhD is a multilingual Language Consultant and Intercultural Communication Trainer at Ute’s International Lounge.  She is an author of The Toolbox for Multilingual Families and How to raise a bilingual child (available in several languages) and broadcaster at Raising Multilinguals LIVE.
Multingualism event flyer
authors panel flyer




For this special event, FIGT ANZA Australia, and New Zealand is joined by six amazing authors based/born in Australia and New Zealand.
They are all active FIGT members and with their work, they bring their unique perspective on topics related to globally mobile life.
Their experiences cover both personal and professional aspects of their life across cultures. We would love you to participate in this interactive conversation with our guest speakers:

-Tanya Crossmann – “Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century”
-Nicole Webb – “China Blonde”
-Helen Ellis – “Being a Distance Grandparent – a Book for ALL Generations”
Danau Tanu – “Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School.”
-Cath Brew – “Living Elsewhere: Because a Life Overseas Can Be Tough and, Well, Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh.”
-Trisha Carter – “Finding Home Abroad – A Guided Journal for Adapting to Life Overseas”

13th September
Check your timezone here:
Read the authors’ Bios here:
Register for the event here:…/tZUqduyqqz8pHd19zhz6AaxgvXhd2..

an event in collaboration with

FIGT Melbourne

29 July
12 PM AEST – Melbourne

Focus on Repatriation – Returning ‘home’ after living abroad is all about reconnection

“Whilst this all sounds straight forward it is often a move that catches even the most seasoned of expat by surprise.
Those who think it’s ‘easy’ have probably never done it!
A recent study found that 70% of returning expats said their self-esteem was impacted, whilst as many as 85% experienced challenges reintegrating into the local business community and workforce.
With repatriation challenging both our personal and professional lives, coupled with the current global volatility, the need for planning has never been more crucial.”

At our July FIGT Melbourne event, we will be joined by Margot Andersen, founder of Insync Network Group. Our discussion will look at the planning and strategies to ensure that you arrive well | work well | live well upon your arrival return ‘home’. 

online invitation

reinvention tuesdays


Brave reinventers who dared to take the leap.

Stories of CHANGE with their set of values, skills, and challenges. All valuable.

What’s your story?  Want to be INSPIRED by others who had the courage to change their life or career?

Join me in the Clubhouse Room “Reinvention Tuesdays”.

Every session a different Timezone friendly. 

First Tuesday of the month.

colleague event

Virtual book launch for Rhoda Bangerter’s 

25th of June 4.30 PM AEST

Holding the fort abroad

Rhoda is a coach for solo parenting expat mums in long-distance marriages – a topic she knows intimately after 15 years living a global life in an intercultural marriage, while raising third culture kids (TCKs).

There will be an input by Vivian Chiona, the founder and director of Expat Nest, which offers an e-counselling service for adults, parents and teens navigating the international life.

Jo Parfitt from Summertime Publishing will also say a word as we celebrate – with friends from all over the world – the publication of this much-needed and long-awaited book.

“You moved away to be closer together…

But now you’re further apart than ever…

Your partner’s job opportunity in another country seemed like an exciting idea, but lengthy work assignments mean you’re holding down the family fort – alone.”


Signed books, notebooks, & Swiss chocolate!


This book launch is hosted via Zoom – a sign-up link will be provided in your email confirmation from Eventbrite.

Any questions? Email:

book launch flier
photo of a speaker in an advertising

reinvention tuesdays


Brave reinventers who dared to take the leap.

Stories of change with their set of values, skills and challenges. All valuable.

What’s your story?  Want to be inspired by others who had the courage to change their life or career?

Join me in the Clubhouse Room “Reinvention Tuesdays”.

Every session a different Timezone friendly. 


an event in collaboration with FIGT Melbourne

3 Simple Things
Every Parent Needs To
Know To Thrive Abroad

Raising a family is challenging, doing it in a foreign context can be overwhelming. Yet, we need not succumb to the overwhelm. There are simple strategies that you can apply every day that will not only make your life easier but will support your family to thrive while living abroad.

Our Speaker for the June event: Emily Rogers, Expat Coach at Expat Parenting Abroad.

Emily has lived abroad for over 20 years and combines her personal experience and professional career in Human Resources to provide coaching support for expat mums. Emily helps expat mums to not only get the most out of their experience abroad, but supports them to find meaning in their experience. 
This informal event is free, open to all: join the conversation. 


17th of June, 12 PM AEST Melbourne – ONLINE

Get the Zoom link, register at 

New WEBINAR series

“Reinvention in time of COVID – From trapped to inspired”

The webinar includes few activities to work on perspectives with which change is perceived.

True to our concept of Adapting, I am excited to offer a new webinar redesigned to the context of COVID.

The focus then shifts to an assessment of constraints and opportunities these uncertain times have brought us. Attendees will work on a skill drill and will leave with a project to work on: her/his personal or professional reinvention roadmap.

Sign up to the Newsletter to be notified about the next date.

I AM PRESENTING at FIGT 19! Bangkok 26-28 April 2019

This year the conference has moved to Bangkok, Thailand, the city where my second life started. It all resonates with my Reinvention path. It’s a kind of milestone for me to be there and be able to give back after having harvested the fruits of my learnings.



Reinvention Testing Room:

How to Rethink Our Life or Career
Through a playful and reflective session, attendees will discover new perspectives to consider their situation. They will find inner values and skills which will enable them to find fulfilling ways to reinvent themselves personally or in their profession.


person with laptop and notebook
online course

Sign up