Transformational Coach

Empowering international women’s life and career transformations abroad


Hello, I’m Phillis.

I’m a certified transformational coach. 

I support women with a migrant background through significant change and help them reimagine what is possible for them personally and professionally in their new country.

Over the years, I have worked with expats, immigrants and nomads who, despite the odds, are determined to chase after their dreams abroad.

I help my clients reconnect with who they are at their core so that they can create a fulfilling life and a purpose-driven career wherever they may be.


rebuild your life and career abroad

As an expat, now immigrant, living and working abroad for the better part of a decade, I know about the insecurities that come with leaving everything behind to start anew in a foreign country.

Whether you left your home to live and work in another country temporarily or permanently, on your own or with your partner or family, of your own accord or somewhat reluctantly, adapting to your new country especially as a woman can be challenging.

On the other hand, moving abroad also presents vast opportunities that can help you (re)build a meaningful and thriving life and career. As a professional coach, I want to support you through the process of change and help you lean into this extraordinary experience.

Whether you’re planning on moving abroad for the first time or have been living abroad for quite some time now, coaching can empower you to work on positive changes to create lasting outcomes.

Here are some of the themes that my clients and I explore in coaching:

“I want to live and work abroad, but I’m afraid of leaving my comfort zone.”

“I just moved to a new country and I feel overwhelmed and anxious about starting over.”

“I have immigrated to a new country and I’ve been struggling to find work that’s aligned with my career aspirations.”

“I moved abroad for my partner and have trouble picking up where I left off in my career.”

“I want to switch careers, but I’m hesitant to start over in a new job market and field.”


What my clients say


Karlsruhe, Germany


“I’m an American public speaking coach living in Europe for the past 4 years. Phillis’ coaching led to transformations in several areas of my life. She invited me to embrace my multi-hyphenate creative and professional backgrounds as a strength and not as a deficiency, and this has lead to increased clarity in my speech coaching business. Our work together touched on topics that have long been stumbling blocks: ambivalence about selling and claiming my gifts.”


Bari, Italy

“I’m a Japanese expat spouse based in Europe for almost a decade. I’m a teacher by profession and planning to go back to work after my youngest child starts school. From my coaching sessions with Phillis, I learned about how to prioritize my career. I was able to build my can-do attitude which I have lost touch with in my daily life as a wife and mother. Not only is she good at making sense of what I’m thinking, she’s also good at guiding me in thinking deeply about my next steps.”


Stuttgart, Germany

“I’m a Swedish interior and graphic designer living in Stuttgart. When my family moved from the US to Germany, I found myself struggling to get back on track with my career, so I signed up for coaching to spark motivation and move forward in a more constructive way. As a coach, Phillis is a great listener. She asks questions that make you reflect, and at times go deeper to get to know yourself better and the direction you’re going. You will definitely come out wiser after your sessions with Phillis.”


Munich, Germany

“I’m an American expat based in Munich. When I started coaching, I felt stuck between different worlds. Phillis created a safe environment for thoughtful exploration without judgment. I have a unique multi-career path that many would find unconventional, but she gave me the space and understanding to objectively explore what fit with my goals and lifestyle. I find that I have more clarity now in identifying opportunities that will serve my ultimate goals and desires.”

To find out more about how coaching can help you in your personal and professional transformation, book a free 30-minute discovery call now.


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