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On Tandem Nomads podcast show (online radio) you will be able to discover inspiring stories from expat spouses around the world and find practical advice to reinvent your career and become a successful global entrepreneur. 

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Podcast Reviews

Career Transition Support Excellent

04/04/2021 6:37 AM by Natasha Winnard from United Kingdom

I recently transitioned from working in international schools for over 20 years around the world. Setting up an online, portable educational consultancy business to support mobile students and their families, with a youth empowerment social justice element, was a completely new professional experience for me. Tandem Nomads episodes have, and continue to, provide excellent insight and learning for me navigating a new professional world. And after each episode, I am more empowered and think “I can do this!”. Thank you. A great resource to support and guide anyone wanting to grow a successful portable business and thrive in your expat life.

Dealing with the negative emotions

01/29/2021 11:58 AM by Fr OL from Canada

Gabriela Encina is both inspirational and empowering! I got from this podcast to welcome all of our emotions, the pleasant as well as the unpleasant ones without any discrimination--each being a dear friends sending us messages we should listen and interpret. Amel is doing an excellent job interviewing. Thanks to both of you.

Valuable content

04/06/2020 [8:18] AM by yphjs👦🏾 from United States

Each episode has valuable advice and a takeaway. These episodes have helped me so much. More importantly, I have found my tribe. My family moves often and I find comfort in identifying with other peoples stories and success. Melanie

An excellent podcast to get started and keep going

03/09/2020 10:57 AM by batyrn from United States

Amel is an inspiring presence and a smart business person. This is coming from someone who already has an MBA from an elite business school. Her insights are simple yet powerful. She promotes action by way of consistency and positive reinforcement. More importantly, Amel advocates authenticity as a core business value. Her podcast is on the shortlist of those I am subscribed to and listen regularly.


11/13/2019 [2:04] AM by vagaluma from Italy

A very inspiring podcast about being expat and how to make the most of your time abroad when you are an expat accompanying partner. Thank you Amel Derragui for the constant Inspiration

I'm Getting Addicted to Tandem Nomads

07/08/2019 9:22 AM by Taryn Ash from United States

Over the last week, I've listened to at least 10 TN episodes and I came away with something useful and memorable from EVERY one of those. Most recently, 115 on website design was a gamechanger. So many of my website's features were wrong, but it makes so much sense now. So, it's back to the drawing board. My new routine is to listen to an episode once to get a general feel, and then a second time to take notes.Truly! I have a file in my Documents called "Tandem Nomad Notes". Amel, where have you been all my (expat) life?

Worth listening to!

07/01/2019 10:00 AM by Kiamiga from Germany

Great Podcast for international minded people especially for expat partners. Very interesting and encouraging! Thank you so much for sharing.

Wonderful episode

12/04/2018 8:14 AM by SIL123ver from United States

Thanks Amel for doing today’s episode it was truly inspiring and made me rethink of my current situation very honest and true scenarios where I can correlate , great stuff keep it up 👏🏻

Excellent podcast for all Expat-partners

10/31/2018 4:12 PM by Olicaudron from United States

Wow, once again you are surprising us with a new level in your podcast. Astonishing episode 99. This new season sounds really exciting. More episodes! More practical tips! More fields! More male voices! This is amazing. Hooray for Tandem Nomads and thank you Amel for taking care of our community so well.

So helpful & inspiring

10/10/2018 [8:25] AM by emanai from Thailand

This podcast is a must-hear for anyone who moves around the world to be with one’s spouse! It really helps give me hope and inspiration, as well as practical advice, to build my own mobile business. Highly recommended!

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