Assignee partners are impacting your talent pool & costing your organisation


56% of assignments are rejected outright due to the influence of the partner, especially in dual career couples (BGRS 2016)


In addition, as an organisation moving people abroad, you probably already know not every posting ends well. Many assignments fail, most commonly as a result of partner dissatisfaction. Thus affecting not only your project or activity, but also in the long term, the family.

Which is why I want to make it easy for you to support the wellbeing of your Assignees partners with Families Thriving Abroad, an 8 Week Online Program.

This program:

  • Supports partners to discover the key steps to take to ensure their family thrives when moving abroad.
  • Ensures the family settles quickly, making the most of the new opportunities, without the confusion or overwhelm.
  • Unburdens your Assignee to focus on the project or activity your organisation needs.

Discover how Families Thriving Abroad can support your organisation in the video below.


Helen Murphy

“My biggest concern was helping my daughter transition. Families Thriving Abroad was very helpful and provided me the opportunity to talk about it in a non judging atmosphere. The resources provided were great. And I found other mums who were having similar issues. Families Thriving Abroad is a great way to connect and also make a successful transition to a new culture.”


Download an overview of Families Thriving Abroad

This overview provides more detail on the research and how I can support your organisation.

or connect with me to start a no obligation conversation

An Expat Mum

“Before starting with Families Thriving Abroad I didn’t know what to expect, I had a fear of doing something bad to my children. And I was panicking about not having a purpose. The program provided me with reflection, I know that I can always ask anything, and I have found my purpose!” 


In the next short video, you can go behind the scenes and see what Families Thriving Abroad looks like. 


  • Discover how participants access each module
  • See what the lessons look like
  • Understand how participants can get their questions answered

“Before starting with Families Thriving Abroad I was worried about arriving in a new country, supporting and sorting my family needs, making new friends, and finding time and things for me. Families Thriving Abroad gave me focus and time along with the resources to help me”

- Emma Unsworth

Your Investment

Families Thriving Abroad 8 Week Online Program includes:

  • 8 online modules (including 3-4 lessons, PDF worksheets & guides plus curated bonus resources)
  • Weekly 20 minute Q&A Sessions
  • Lifetime access to private members club connecting the partner with a community

Total investment NZ$827 +GST per family

To support your commitment, if you sign up in the next 30 days, I am happy to offer a FREE 1 Hour Workshop for your Assignees and their partners - 3 Simple Things Every Parent Needs To Know To Thrive Abroad.

Jessica Wang Simula

“The program is very helpful if you’ve just arrived in a new place and are wondering how to connect with people. The issues discussed broaden the usual conversation topics, so you’ll get more in depth feedback too.” 

I'm Emily Rogers

An award winning coach, I have lived abroad for over 20 years. Our family has spent the past 12 years in Asia, relocating to Auckland, New Zealand at the end of 2019. Both our daughters were born in India, and raising a family in a foreign context has literally transformed our lives.

I've experienced first hand what it feels like to move your family and settle into a new country. Not once, not twice, but every 2 years we have moved. I've dealt with the variety of challenges that living abroad presents and I have developed systems and processes that allow me to settle my family faster and easier. I now use these systems and processes to support my clients. 

With Expat Parenting Abroad, I combine my personal experience and professional career in Human Resources to provide support for assignee partners through my weekly blog & podcast, coaching and online programs.

Working with me is your opportunity to provide the care and support that your assignee's partner and family needs. Whether its their first move, fifth move or repatriating, with Families Thriving Abroad the well being of the entire family is supported. Thus preventing the potential failure of the assignment.

I look forward to meeting with you personally to discuss further how we can support your assignee's partner and family.

If you have any questions, please contact me either on mobile +64 21 080 54090 or via email [email protected].



Download an overview of Families Thriving Abroad

This overview provides more detail on the research and how I can support your organisation.

or connect with me to start a no obligation conversation

Marlies Wouters

“The program is a great way to meet people from your own tribe, connect and help one another. It provides a better start to expat life and even when this expat life has already started, you can learn so much!”