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Reflect on all the areas of your expat life that need to be strategically planned and discussed in order to build the healthy foundations for you and your family.  

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  • Career Transition Support Excellent
    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
    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
    by Nordwallm 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
    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.

  • Inspiring!
    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
    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!
    by Kiamiga from Germany

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

  • Excellent podcast for all Expat-partners
    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
    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!

  • An excellent podcast! A must-listen for globally mobile entrepreneurs!
    by jharris76 from United States

    I've been listening to this podcast since it first started a few years ago. Amel consistently offers listeners real world, practical tips and ideas for how to manage the ups and downs of entreprenuership as an expat. I've been able to implement many of her suggestions with success - she makes the information accessible, clear and unique to life as a global entrepreneur.

  • Handson, solid career advice for expat partners which really keeps you going!
    by Ena, Austria from Austria

    I simply can‘t decide which episode is my fav one because they‘re ALL profoundly researched and delivered eyeopeners. Bulletproof business advice delivered in an authentic, highly empathetic manner which truly helps to dig into those key questions to help you making the next move. Thanks so much Amel for your great work and sharing all these precious expertise. You rock the Expat Partner World with your entrepreneurial spirit 4.0!

  • Loving this!
    by #impact Podcast from Austria

    What a great show! Makes living abroad and running your own business way less daunting. Love Amel‘s approach and how she connects with the listeners. Feel like I know her already! Will be back for more.

  • Expert Freedom
    by Jude Sandouk from United Kingdom

    Lots of information and fantastic content provided by your podcast! Really enjoyed the episode about how to build a powerful community..keep up the awesome work!

  • Inspiring podcast
    by Simms327 from United Kingdom

    Inspiring podcast with lots of resources and information about starting a portable career

  • Congrats !
    by GNW Daniela from United States

    What a great inspirational podcast. I feel very lucky to be part of your FIGT supporting family. There are many chapters to come, I wish you the very best in your professional journey and in your personal one and everything in between !

  • Valuable info
    by juliadieg from Spain

    Very helpful! Content and host.

  • Great podcast !!
    by claritaSaigon26 from France

    Amal is a really great host and her interviews are always useful and give great tips to be blossomed in the expat life. Her expertise is also very good to help those who want to develop their own portable business !

  • Inspiration and support
    by CynthiaEAJ from Sweden

    As an expat partner building a portable career is many times a fantastic opportunity to grow a career doing what you love, wherever you go. This podcast will give you inspiration on what to do, support and practical tips on how to do it, and by hearing the stories of people that have faced the same issues you might be facing, you will feel motivated to push on through with your dream. Amel is a great host who knows exactly what her audience needs and asks all those questions you have been dying to find the answers to. I have my own portable business and this podcast always gives me something new and useful to my way of going about it.

  • Great tips for every entrepreneur who desires to build a portable business
    by Ebere Akadiri from Netherlands

    Amel is a skilled interviewer who wants the best for her listeners. Her interview style allows her to connect at a deep level with her guests, get them to be very open and share great tips for her audience.

  • For Expat Spouses Who Want a Portable Career
    by StephanieWard from Netherlands

    Amel is a masterful interviewer who knows how to get to the heart of a matter. She has expert knowledge about how to build a portable career and is a seasoned expat. She is thoughtful and deliberate in everything she does. Listen to this podcast and be inspired!

  • So much value in every podcast
    by Yellowfancypants from Switzerland

    This is by far the best podcast I've come across. The author Amel is carefully selecting, researching and preparing each episode, she invites interesting people who can add tremendous value to the topics chosen. The author puts so much passion and attention to detail in this, and it's great audio quality, too. If you are an expat spouse (or, a tandem nomad), and you are looking for ways to build your portable business, THIS is the place to be. I am her biggest fan.

  • Great inspiration!
    by Karileed from United States

    This podcast is great! Amel offers wonderful advice and useful tips that will help anyone who's looking to succeed at a global nomadic life achieve that dream. Great job Amel!

  • Still great podcast !
    by UnderTheSun-00- from France

    I particularly like the books and online tools recommendations, very useful !

  • A wonderful resource for expat partners!
    by petitmoi77 from United States

    I wish I had found this podcast sooner! It's a great resource for anyone moving abroad with their partner. Amel has a wonderful perspective! I appreciate the combination of interviews as well as theme-based episodes.

  • inspiring and full of useful tips
    by cris_fr from France

    Amel, thank you for this « treasure box » for Expats. You address so many important topics for expats: portable business, self development, education, birth, relationships, health, taxes and even divorce. Thank you for bringing all these inspiring stories and useful insights. Carry on!

  • Super inspirational!
    by Youngman Brown from United States

    I know that my situation is very very different from the extreme that Amel's guests undertake, but this podcast is extremely inspiring for me and my wife. Work forced me to move just a few hours from our home in Philadelphia, but that uprooting affected our lives in a big way, even though we live in the same country... on the same coast of that country. So Amel and her guests give us a great deal of inspiration.

  • Fascinating Topic!
    by EmilyMMorgan from Australia

    I recently discovered this podcast and it is just terrific - I will be sharing it with my many international friends. Expat stories are just so different and interesting. Great work, Amel, I look forward to hearing more.

  • Well rounded guests, with loads of experience!
    by Naomi Hattaway from United States

    This podcast is doing more than just empowering expat partners … it is opening the doors to communication about what it takes to live abroad, what it takes to do so in a way that your family can thrive and flourish and is filled with engaging guests who have done something with their experience as well. Great podcast!

  • “Trailing Spouse” No More!
    by JenniferZL1968 from United States

    Thank you Amel for bringing this podcast to us! From now on, I am a Tandem Nomad. 😀 I have been living abroad for my husbands career for over 12 years. There is always more to learn, and I love hearing the stories of other people’s experience. Keep us the great work!

  • Make the most of re-locating
    by T. Basu from Canada

    This podcast is a great resource for anyone who has packed up their life and re-located, whether to another part of their country or even to another part of the world, to support their spouse. Lots of practical tips to help you adjust to the change and make the most of the experience.

  • TIGM
    by Julienm888 from United States

    Great message for those who travel/relocate? R u French?

  • What a great resource for expats!
    by Jodi | Women Taking the Lead from United States

    Amel is giving a unique perspective of someone who had successfully relocated and integrated into a new culture. It can't be easy so she's here to help you turn challenges into opportunities.