Julia Meder is a life and leadership coach, and an ex-expat partner. With her family Julia lived in the United States for four years and experienced all the ups and downs of expat (partner) life. When Julia moved back to Germany, she turned these personal experiences into her own business and started Dreamfinder Coaching. She now works as a successful coach, author, and host of the Expat Partner Podcast.

Today, expat partners are one of Julia’s main client groups. Expat partners, or trailing spouses as they are also known, follow their partner on a job assignment to a foreign country. In many cases, these expat partners, who are still predominantly female, put their own career on hold to take care of the family. If you would like to have a happy, successful and fulfilling expat time, today’s episode is for you. Julia Meder recommends a variety of videos, books, and podcasts not only for (future) expat partners. Even if you will never ever go abroad, you can still use Julia’s recommendations to really get to know yourself better and to create the life you want.

 

Shownotes: Julia Meder’s recommendations for expat partners

 

What to Watch

Brené Brown’s Netflix special as mentioned on episode 1 of this podcast

Ted Talks
Amy Cuddy “Your body language may shape who you are”
Julian Treasure “How to speak so people want to listen”
Robert Waldinger “What makes a good life”

Marie Forleo
Marie TV Feeling Lost
How to find your special gift, even if you don’t think you have one

First Kiss

 

What to Read

Burnout by Emily Nagoski

How to get the love you want by Harville Hendrix

Money, a love story by Kate Northrup

Humans of New York

 

What to Listen

Mel Robbins on Audible
Work it out
Take control of your life

Joanna Penn
Books & Travel Podcast
If you like to write and self-publish, her other podcast is great as well.

Brooke Castillo
The Life Coach School

If you are looking for more books on the topics of self-reflection and expat life, you can listen to episode 50 on Julia’s Exat Partner Podcast.

 

Share your own recommendations

Please use my recommendations as starting points for your own list of favorite shows, podcasts, books and more. If you want to share your discoveries and takeaways from this episode on social media, please tag me personally or use the hashtag #wtwrl. I’m mostly on Instagram and on LinkedIn these days.

WTWRL is a podcast for curious people (like me) who are always looking for inspiration, forward thinking ideas, and current trends. Each episode has a specific topic and gives you tons of starting points for your own journey into the English-speaking world.

A side note: All opinions are my own. This post is not sponsored, neither is this episode of the WTWRL podcast.