Looking for peace of mind about whether you should stay or go?
The Clarity Workbook will help you put to rest whether you should continue living abroad or move somewhere else – so you can feel like you’re thriving in your life again.
You're in the right place if this is what you're going through...
💛 You’ve been living abroad for a while and you feel unhappy and dissatisfied with your life. You keep wondering whether you’d be happier somewhere else.
💛 You have a ton of fears around moving somewhere else because you worry whether you’d regret your decision and nothing would ultimately improve.
💛 You see pros and cons to everything which makes your thoughts go in circles on a daily basis and your anxiety go through the roof.
💛 You struggle to invest more of your time into your life abroad or accept new opportunities (like that job or buying a home) because you don’t know where you’ll be in a year’s time.
💛 You feel lost and confused as to how to make a complex decision with a lot of moving parts to it. The more you think about whether to stay or go, the more you question what would be the best for you (and/or your loved ones).
Whether you want more ease in your daily life, to settle down somewhere after years of living abroad or find more energy for the activities that fill your cup, I want to let you know that from my experience…
…to put that nagging question of “should I stay or go?” to rest, you need to hit pause for a moment and go back to the drawing board to understand how your needs have changed and, from there, what else in your life needs to change before you can look at the question of geography.
And I’m here to show you the way, to help you go from confused and stuck to crystal clear on what you need, why you need it and whether moving would be the right thing to do.
Hi, I'm Katherine!
I’m a former serial expat (15 yrs) turned happy repat (3 yrs). I now work as an expat coach and location astrologer, helping expats like you find out where they should live.
I personally agonized over the decision whether to stay or go for *years* before I realized that I had to approach my decision-making differently if I wanted to sleep easy at night again.
Now that I’m 3 years into the decision I made (with no regrets in sight), I want to share with you the steps I went through to help you, too, find peace of mind about the country you live in.
(And all that so that you can direct your time and energy into the things that make you feel like you’re thriving, not just surviving!)
I created the Clarity Workbook based on my personal experience and proven method of coaching hundreds of expats work through their “stay or go” dilemma until they reached that “no doubt in my mind” stage about their next steps.
Introducing the Clarity Workbook
This workbook takes away the guessing game of what to take into account and what to conclude from your realizations so you can discover what direction to take to feel ease, joy and freedom in your life again.
But don't just take my word for it...
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“This workbook was very helpful for me in my decision making process, to take a different perspective. It helped me to finally decide to return back to Europe. If I get bored in my home country, I can still move somewhere within Europe, but now I definitely know I am done living in the US.” – Mark
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“I was feeling torn between two options that didn’t compare. One came with an amazing lifestyle and the other with meaningful relationships. The more I dug into this workbook, the more I realized that I wasn’t done yet with living abroad, at least not for another few years.” – Emma
Here's what's inside the workbook
And here's what you'll get out of the workbook...
💛 A very clear idea of whether the root of your dissatisfaction is country-specific or life-specific. We can’t blame everything on the country we live in, sometimes we’re just going through a rough patch where we have to stretch beyond our comfort zone.
💛 An up-to-date understanding on how your needs have changed and what your needs are now. Life abroad changes people and often helps us understand what’s truly important to us, hence the dissatisfaction when you’re living according to old ideas of who you are and what you need.
💛 You’ll feel guided to research your options with fresh eyes, that is, without focusing only on the negatives but with the purpose of finding solutions. Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest behind the trees unless prompted otherwise.
💛 By the end of this workbook you may feel confident about what you need to do next, or you may feel scared about what you secretly want to do next. Either way, you’ll walk away knowing whether to stay or go. It’ll be up to you to make it happen!
What others have to say
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“This workbook was super useful. I was constantly torn between staying in Japan or returning home. The step-by-step framework helped me look at everything with new eyes because I’m just not the same person anymore. Now, I wake up every day knowing I’m exactly where I’m meant to be.“ – André
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“I can’t recommend this workbook enough! It was like having a personal coach guiding me through the confusion. It helped me reflect on what I was actually missing in my life. Continuing to live in my expat country just wasn’t going to work for me in the long run. “ – Klara
The workbook is made up of different reflection exercises and prompts. Here’s a brief overview of the themes covered in the six workbook chapters:
1: Your expat experience. Get a deep understanding of how you are doing today to help you better determine whether you’re just going through a rough patch or whether it is time to move on or leave expat life behind.
2: Your core needs. Put words to what you need at this point in your life and how these may be different compared to when you moved to your current expat country. Being clear about who you have become and what you need to feel fulfilled in life helps you make decisions that support your emotional well-being.
3: Your vision for your future. Envision a future where you get to have everything your way. Having a general direction to move towards means that you avoid making decisions that do not support living the kind of life you want for yourself.
4: Your options. Revisit the options that you have been struggling to choose between. This time you will be guided to analyze the options on your table based on everything you have learned about yourself in this workbook so far.
5: Your fears. Whether you found your answer by now or not, there are often a lof fears around committing to a decision. Address your fears with the help of these powerful prompts that can help you find solutions in a sea of unknown.
6: Making an action plan. Get organized and make an action plan for how to improve your life abroad or for the logistics of your move back home / to a new expat destination.
I can never make any promises as this workbook will only be as useful to you as you are able and willing to be honest with yourself, as a first step, and then brave enough to make changes in your life, as the second step.
That said, what this workbook will definitely help you with is taking away the ‘how’ of deciding whether to stay or go.
You only need to focus on the details of your life, trusting the process that the workbook takes you on.
This workbook asks you to get real quiet and honest with yourself.
With that in mind, it’s best that you carve out alone time for yourself for each chapter.
All the better if you do some calming activities beforehand – go for a walk, meditate or take a bath. Whatever gets you in a calm state of mind, do that.
Why? Because it’s difficult to make good decisions when you’re agitated and anxious.
The same applies to working with this workbook – it’s hard to get to the core of what you want when you’ve had a bad day or you’re otherwise stressed out.
So make sure to get in the right frame of mind beforehand for best results.
Since each chapter asks you to dig deep, it is best that you take as much time as you need until you to feel that you’ve exhausted each topic.
DO NOT SKIP TO THE LAST CHAPTER – that would defeat the purpose of the entire workbook.
It’s completely possible that you fill out one chapter in one sitting, but after a while you come back to that chapter because you learned something new about yourself in another chapter or after thinking some more about some key questions.
Self-discovery is not a process you should rush through if you truly want to find peace of mind and make a solid decision. So make sure to take all the time you need.
When this happens, it may be that you’re simply not ready for the answers (been there!) or you need to talk to someone neutral (meaning, someone who doesn’t have a stake in your decision!) to get a different perspective.
It’s also perfectly okay to step away from the workbook and simply go about your daily life until you feel like coming back to it. Taking a break from trying to find answers can sometimes work wonders.
Either way, there are tips and tricks included in the workbook in key places where people typically get stuck so you can work through any roadblocks on your own.
For personalized help, check out my 1:1 coaching here.
If you’ve worked through the workbook, it’s quite likely that a single, intense session with me will be enough for you.
That said, I can’t make any promises as it is directly dependent on the amount of honest self-reflection you’ve done previously and your willingness to make necessary changes, even if they seem scary.
Ready to stop going around in circles in your head?