Trailblazing Spouse by Sundae Scheinder-BeanTrailblazing Spouse® Program

You’re an expat spouse who has settled into the new location and have grown tired of the expat routine (move, unpack, help the family adjust, etc.) but do not want to give up your life abroad. You are ready to take a good look at yourself and your current situation so you can make the most out of your life abroad. You want more.

Can you relate? You are

  • Tired of introducing yourself as, “I am xxxx, my partner is here for…”
  • Well educated, creative and/or highly skilled and starving for a challenge.
  • Busy but you still feel like you are wasting your time.
  • Hungry to do something that gives you a deeper sense of accomplishment.
  • Eager to change something but you don’t know exactly where to start.
  • Beating yourself up saying, “Get yourself together!” but nothing you’ve tried has worked.
  • Slowly admitting to yourself that you could use some help to figure this out.

You can be a Trailblazing Spouse and still take care of your family.

What if you could:

  • Do pick up and drop off at the school gate and still have time to work on your most important projects.
  • Have the highlight of your day be about something you accomplished.
  • Make a difference in people’s lives (outside of the family).
  • Do something you’re passionate about that still fits within the restrictions of the assignment or country.
  • Feel like you are finally using your talents and skills that have taken a back seat.
  • Go to sleep at night excited about what you have planned the next day
You can move around the world to support your family, but you don’t have to forget your own path.
It´s time someone supported you for a change.
The Trailblazing Spouse Experience is what you’ve been longing for.
It all begins with a commitment to stop “trailing” and become a Trailblazer.
What is a Trailblazing Spouse® by Sundae Bean?

A Trailblazing Spouse pushes the traditional boundaries of what it means to be a “trailing” or accompanying spouse. She has her own projects that are not only fulfilling but are in alignment with her future goals.

A Trailblazing Spouse is happy – and when he is not, he can recognize it and has solid strategies to make things better. He has a community of like-minded individuals whom he can call upon for personal or professional support when he needs it.

A Trailblazing Spouse has resolved the identity dilemmas that come along with role changes during a partner’s assignment abroad. She has found balance between her own needs and the needs of her family.

Trailblazing Spouses find joy in their life abroad and are committed to making the best of it.

Discover the program that will help you finally figure out your path, take charge of your life abroad and still meet the needs of your family.

How It Works

This individualized program integrates:

  • Expert Input offers cutting-edge thinking on how to overcome the biggest challenges faced by trailing spouses.
  • Tools for the Trail include reflective exercises, mind-body practices, and experiments guide you to the answers you’re looking for.
  • Action Steps keep you accountable and help you make leaps forward on your personal objectives.
  • 1:1 coaching creates a fast-track to transformation. I am sincere in my quest to create big changes in your life, and I expect the same of you. You have my full attention and get support right when you need it.

After you complete the Trailblazing Spouse Experience you will be able to

  • Articulate what areas of your life need the most attention.
  • Develop a plan to start getting more of what you want right now.
  • Know the top three beliefs that hold you back and have a simple strategy to break the pattern.
  • Pinpoint where you are in a the change process so you have a fresh perspective of your life, know what strategies work in that phase and can anticipate challenges.
  • Understand what strategies move you forward and how to deal with setbacks.
  • Finally have clear vision of what you want in the next 3-5 years and feel more confident because you know how to create a step-by-step plan to get there.

Most importantly, you’ll no longer feel “stuck”. You´ll have taken back control of your life so you can be an even more supportive expat spouse AND take care of your needs no matter where you are.

Ready for a change? Great – let’s get started.

Schedule a complimentary 15-minute session with Sundae Schneider-Bean to learn more.  

One day my situation had changed – I moved to an entire new continent and became a trailing spouse. It turned out I completely underestimated what impact it would have on me: break in the career, language challenge, change in social status, cultural differences, etc., etc. Luckily when I got really tired of struggling with getting my life back on track, I met Sundae and learned about coaching. And it was the best thing that happened to me. After each session I felt more and more empowered, energetic, positive – just happy. I started believing in myself again, I became more active, I got my confidence back. And I just got a job. Sundae is a very professional, competent, compassionate, energetic coach that will guide you the best way imaginable. Starting coaching with Sundae was one of my best decisions ever.

Beata Imans, Trailing Spouse and Communication Consultant, Ivory Coast

The program lead me to slowing down more, and more self awareness. It helped me get to my “true” ideas and my gut feeling. It gave me practical things to do instead of being “not clear”. I can use these tools when I am feeling x way. I was skeptical that these tools were “cheesy” and now I feel like I have the tools to help me.  I can use them to draw upon when I am feeling challenged.

Trailblazing Spouse® Men´s Club Graduate

I was frustrated. I felt stuck and I couldn´t figure out what I wanted. Now due to the coaching, it´s great. I don´t get as down as I used to. I don’t feel miserable or sorry for myself. I’m also not as passive as I used to be. I even started looking for a gym, reaching out to people in my community, and started looking for a French course. I feel a huge improvement and I’m even impressed with myself, frankly speaking!

Trailing Spouse, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

I felt lost. Often I felt depressed because my husband was the one who left the house and I was “just” the full-time mom. I started to hate it here. Now, as a result of the program, I enjoy the positive moments here. I have lost weight and feel healthy and strong. I can say “no” to friends and family if I don´t feel comfortable with something.

Trailblazing Spouse® Program Graduate, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Before the coaching program I felt stuck in a deep hole, not knowing how to come out. Now I know everything is possible. Now my thought pattern has changed to a positive light, I have better time management and fewer panicking moments.

Trailblazing Spouse® Program Graduate, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso