You will have no doubt noticed that new posts from The Smart Expat have been a bit thin on the ground non-existent recently and there’s been a very good reason for that. And no, it’s not because I have moved to another country! As you might remember, last year, I had the privilege of co-authoring the Career Choice and the Accompanying Partner Survey with Louise Wiles. While conducting the research and writing the report, Louise and I spent over 100 hours talking on Skype. Every now and then, we’d talk about things besides our research and it didn’t take us long to realise that we had very similar ideas on where we’d like to take our businesses. After our experience writing the research report, we realised that with two of us working together, we would be able to do so much more than either of us could do individually. And so, the seeds for Thriving Abroad were sewn.
Since we finished up the research report, we have been very busy putting the foundations of our new business in place and today, we are delighted to launch Simpsons Wiles & Associates and our new and, we think, game changing, Thriving Abroad website and products.
Our vision is simple – empowered relocations for accompanying partners. We believe that accompanying partners make an indispensible contribution to the relocation process but their needs are often overlooked. Through our Thriving Abroad programmes and online communities, we bring those needs to the forefront and support accompanying partners to take ownership of their experience through every aspect of the relocation process.
We are also working with companies and other sponsoring organisations to include the Thriving Abroad products in the support that they offer to families who are relocating.
You can learn more about our new company and the Thriving Abroad communities and products at our new website. Louise and I will be writing regular blog posts and newsletters so please sign up for our updates. You’ll also be able to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and you can visit our new curated resources page hosted on Pinterest.
That leaves me just a little sad to say that this will be my last post at The Smart Expat. The site will remain active for a bit longer but I won’t be adding any new content on the site or Facebook page. Thank you for your support over the last three years and I look forward to seeing you over at Thriving Abroad.