The ONLY digital coaching experience designed to help you explore dreams of moving abroad, seek out travel experiences you’ve only ever dreamt of, and literally take flight,

starting NOW!

EVER LOOKED AROUND AT THE LIFE YOU’VE BUILT, THE DEGREES YOU’VE PINNED TO THE WALL, AND THE EXPERIENCES YOU’VE CURATED AND WONDERED...

Why you collected this stuff,  if what you do matters in terms of the bigger picture, and, whose life you’re really living?

 

You spend half of your time completely in your dreams

You wonder what it’d feel like to be traveling constantly or living overseas. You are considering the sense of freedom and confidence that you’d have if you were able to live anywhere you dream of.

 

And while you dream often, you’re also feeling kind of stuck. You’ve spent your entire life going after the goals ‘they’ pushed on you, going after the symbols of success ‘they’ said were important, and working at a corporate job ‘they’ told you is stable.

You did everything the ‘right way’ and in the ‘right time,’ and yet you still feel unsettled, ungrounded, and unfulfilled.

But right now you’re stuck on the five W’s. Who, what, where, when, why?

Dear friend, you’re in the right place if you’re someone who’s ready to explore becoming an expat and moving abroad, but don’t know where to start in terms of tricky things like:

 

  • exploring visa options,

  • getting a new job overseas, or

  • orchestrating the logistics of moving to a whole new country.

  • picking a country to move to

AT NIGHT YOU CAN’T SLEEP SOUNDLY BECAUSE THERE’S A VOICE DEEP DOWN THAT’S SCREAMING TOO LOUD FOR YOU TO IGNORE. IT’S SHUFFLING THROUGH THOUGHTS LIKE “YOU’VE BEEN DUPED, THIS ISN’T THE LIFE YOU WANTED, RUUUUUN, GIRL!’

 

  • You were duped into believing that checking off an overflowing to-do list full of accomplishments and achievements was the key to happiness.

 

  • You were duped into believing that a pension plan and free parking at work were the holy grail of achievements.

 

  • You were duped into believing that ‘normal’ people work at the same job, live in the same house, and stay in the same city for the rest of their lives, period, the end, amen!

 

AND MOST OF ALL, you were duped into believing that living?travel, fun, and adventure aren’t things that belong to you.

What are some of your limiting beliefs that you can own up to? Shhhh… I won’t tell anyone if you confess things like:

 

Travel is something other people do.

Fun is something irresponsible people engage in.

I’m selfish to want for more… I’ve already gotten so much further than people around me!

If I was to move I have no idea where I’d even go.

Living abroad and being an expat feels scary - (your mind even goes to the extremes asking things like: what if I get robbed or kidnapped abroad?)

Here at the Expat Launchpad we want you to remember this one thing... EVERYTHING isn’t for EVERYBODY. What feels good for your neighbor or your friend may in fact be silently killing you on the inside.

Now If you’re here, and you’re still reading this, it’s because you’ve got a fire burning in your heart and a deep desire to finally break free of the expectations and ideals others have imposed on you. You want to stop procrastinating and finally explore the idea of moving abroad.

If it was as easy as packing a few belongings you love and skipping the country to go live in a holiday destination you’d do it in a heartbeat.

EVER LOOKED AROUND AT THE LIFE YOU’VE BUILT, THE DEGREES YOU’VE PINNED TO THE WALL, AND THE EXPERIENCES YOU’VE CURATED AND WONDERED...

SO WHO AM I AND HOW AM I POSITIONED TO HELP YOU?

I’m Lene, and I created the Expat Launchpad as a way to help women with travel envy and wanderlust explore and execute their own overseas moves.

What makes me feel qualified to help you? Well.. I’ve

  • Lived abroad for 12 years

  • Been a resident of Bermuda, Venezuela, Toronto, The United States, Amsterdam, (and I just got news that I’m about to move to Tokyo 🇯🇵🤓!)

At this point, traveling and living abroad feel like second nature to me, but my first forays into overseas living weren’t super smooth.

Straight after high school I moved to Venezuala for a study abroad program. After that I moved to Toronto, Canada for undergrad before heading to the U.S. to get my education (and make my family proud).

I’m Lene, and I created the Expat Launchpad as a way to help women with travel envy and wanderlust explore and execute their own overseas moves.

What makes me feel qualified to help you? Well.. I’ve

  • Lived abroad for 12 years

  • Been a resident of Bermuda, Venezuela, Toronto, The United States, Amsterdam, (and I just got news that I’m about to move to Tokyo 🇯🇵🤓!)

At this point, traveling and living abroad feel like second nature to me, but my first forays into overseas living weren’t super smooth.

Straight after high school I moved to Venezuala for a study abroad program. After that I moved to Toronto, Canada for undergrad before heading to the U.S. to get my education (and make my family proud).

On our small island we don’t have universities, so if you want to go to college, traveling abroad is a must. Once I went to college my mom also decided to enroll.

 

At that point my parents were supporting me, my mom, and 3 additional siblings. Since getting a college education wasn’t something my parents were able to accomplish when they were young, I knew it was up to me to set an example.

I went to school knowing that I wasn’t just getting a degree for myself. I was doing it for all of the people who came before me, those who have nurtured and supported me on my journey.

 

That means I was racking up degrees on behalf of my parents and my extended family. Back home my degrees mean something to a lot of people including my aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents, neighbors, friends, and anyone else I know - anyone else who has ever dared to dream.

On our small island we don’t have universities, so if you want to go to college, traveling abroad is a must. Once I went to college my mom also decided to enroll.

 

At that point my parents were supporting me, my mom, and 3 additional siblings. Since getting a college education wasn’t something my parents were able to accomplish when they were young, I knew it was up to me to set an example.

I went to school knowing that I wasn’t just getting a degree for myself. I was doing it for all of the people who came before me, those who have nurtured and supported me on my journey.

 

That means I was racking up degrees on behalf of my parents and my extended family. Back home my degrees mean something to a lot of people including my aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents, neighbors, friends, and anyone else I know - anyone else who has ever dared to dream.

I had the credentials, a good job, and a nice place to live. But to be honest, that’s exactly when I started to feel completely lost and without direction.

I had the credentials, a good job, and a nice place to live. But to be honest, that’s exactly when I started to feel completely lost and without direction.

While on my educational journey I didn’t mind doing what my family expected of me. In fact, I willingly listened to all of their suggestions and requests for a long time. I let my family members play the role of director in my life - until I finally had a great corporate job + my Masters degree in my hand.
 

At that point I was supposed to have MADE IT! I’d done them proud, so they stopped pushing or making requests of me. And that’s when I went into a dark period in my life.

 

I’m not gonna be too dramatic because nothing drastic happened to me. In fact, anyone looking from the outside in would have told you that ‘I had it all and was super happy.’

While on my educational journey I didn’t mind doing what my family expected of me. In fact, I willingly listened to all of their suggestions and requests for a long time. I let my family members play the role of director in my life - until I finally had a great corporate job + my Masters degree in my hand.
 

At that point I was supposed to have MADE IT! I’d done them proud, so they stopped pushing or making requests of me. And that’s when I went into a dark period in my life.

 

I’m not gonna be too dramatic because nothing drastic happened to me. In fact, anyone looking from the outside in would have told you that ‘I had it all and was super happy.’

I was dying for someone to step in and help steer me again because I didn’t know what I liked doing, who I wanted to be, or even what I wanted to do at that point.

 

One day I finally hit a wall. I realized that I had to take responsibility for MY OWN LIFE!

 

I couldn’t go through life like a rudderless boat anymore. I started to explore what I loved to do and found that one thing I really loved was travel. That’s when I decided to make my first move abroad, but I was kind of clueless...

I was dying for someone to step in and help steer me again because I didn’t know what I liked doing, who I wanted to be, or even what I wanted to do at that point.

 

One day I finally hit a wall. I realized that I had to take responsibility for MY OWN LIFE!

 

I couldn’t go through life like a rudderless boat anymore. I started to explore what I loved to do and found that one thing I really loved was travel. That’s when I decided to make my first move abroad, but I was kind of clueless...

First stop: Venezuela 

My first taste of living overseas!

Second Stop: Toronto 

What I didn’t realize is that it’s freezing. I got out of there fast!

Third Stop: Atlanta, GA 

I loved Atlanta, but I wanted a change

Current Stop: Amsterdam

Working for a travel company, loving it, but definitely ready to make my next move.

Next: Tokyo

Bring it on! I just learned that this is where I’m going next and I’m hyped!

First stop: Venezuela 

My first taste of living overseas!

Second Stop: Toronto 

What I didn’t realize is that it’s freezing. I got out of there fast!

Third Stop: Atlanta, GA 

I loved Atlanta, but I wanted a change

Current Stop: Amsterdam

Working for a travel company, loving it, but definitely ready to make my next move.

Next: Tokyo

Bring it on! I just learned that this is where I’m going next and I’m hyped!

What I’ve learned in my 12 years of being an expat is that there’s a lot that goes into planning and executing a successful overseas move to a destination where you’ll feel happy!

 

Navigating the muddy waters of overseas travel and relocation can be tough. But you don’t have to do it alone! That’s why I created the Expat Launchpad - I want to help make your planning and overseas move seamless, easy, and dare I say, FUN!


 

  I N T R O D U C I N G:

The ONLY digital coaching experience designed to help you explore dreams of moving abroad, seek out travel experiences you’ve only ever dreamt of, and literally take flight,

starting NOW!

What I’ve learned in my 12 years of being an expat is that there’s a lot that goes into planning and executing a successful overseas move to a destination where you’ll feel happy!

 

Navigating the muddy waters of overseas travel and relocation can be tough. But you don’t have to do it alone! That’s why I created the Expat Launchpad - I want to help make your planning and overseas move seamless, easy, and dare I say, FUN!


 

  I N T R O D U C I N G:

The ONLY digital coaching experience designed to help you explore dreams of moving abroad, seek out travel experiences you’ve only ever dreamt of, and literally take flight,

starting NOW!

So here’s how it’s structured - each month I open up a limited number of spots to work one-on-one with aspiring Expats like you - people who are ready to finally live on their own terms with no strings, no limits, no regrets!

So here’s how it’s structured - each month I open up a limited number of spots to work one-on-one with aspiring Expats like you - people who are ready to finally live on their own terms with no strings, no limits, no regrets!

I KNOW YOU'RE READY TO:

BUILD CONFIDENCE

so you can step out of your comfort zone and execute your travel dreams.

RELEASE ANXIETY

Most of the time we don’t take action because of our belief systems. People like ‘us’ don’t travel or move overseas, it’s too hard, it’s not going to work for me, etc. I’ll help you overcome those blocks!

GET CLEAR

Identify your travel/country goals, clarify your career and personal direction.

DEVELOP A CAREER PLAN

Many people hold off on their move because their afraid of the career implications. I help you get clear on your career options so that moving

MAKE KEY DECISIONS 

Get clear on what you want then take swift action based on your personal choices desires.

CREATE A ROADMAP

Have all the steps outlined and understand and know what needs to be done at every stage of moving abroad (roadmaps)

AFTER YOU'RE DONE WORKING WITH ME, YOU'LL WALK AWAY KNOWING 

Where you might move, based on your preferences

The job options in your new potential home,

The ‘to-do’ list items and a roadmap that you can implement immediately, to make your move a reality (and much much more).

By working with me you’ll also give yourself permission to stop procrastinating and finally go after your goals. Let’s release everything that’s keeping you from packing up and moving across the world with total confidence and happiness.

I KNOW YOU'RE READY TO:

BUILD CONFIDENCE

so you can step out of your comfort zone and execute your travel dreams.

RELEASE ANXIETY

Most of the time we don’t take action because of our belief systems. People like ‘us’ don’t travel or move overseas, it’s too hard, it’s not going to work for me, etc. I’ll help you overcome those blocks!

GET CLEAR

Identify your travel/country goals, clarify your career and personal direction.

DEVELOP A CAREER PLAN

Many people hold off on their move because their afraid of the career implications. I help you get clear on your career options so that moving

MAKE KEY DECISIONS 

Get clear on what you want then take swift action based on your personal choices desires.

CREATE A ROADMAP

Have all the steps outlined and understand and know what needs to be done at every stage of moving abroad (roadmaps)

AFTER YOU'RE DONE WORKING WITH ME, YOU'LL WALK AWAY KNOWING 

Where you might move, based on your preferences

The job options in your new potential home,

The ‘to-do’ list items and a roadmap that you can implement immediately, to make your move a reality (and much much more).

By working with me you’ll also give yourself permission to stop procrastinating and finally go after your goals. Let’s release everything that’s keeping you from packing up and moving across the world with total confidence and happiness.

WE'RE PERFECTLY MATCHED TO WORK TOGETHER IF YOU'RE SAYING:

  • “YES” to new adventures, travel, and fun

  • “I’m not waiting to move forward, I want to take action today!”

  • “I’ve wasted YEARS claiming I’d move and I’m not ready to waste another day.”

  • “I’m ready to ACT on my goals and move overseas”

  • “Moving abroad is my #1 goal, I’m so excited”

  • “I’m ready to move forward and stop procrastinating on my move”

  • “I’m willing to move away from the status quo while moving toward my goals”

 

We are NOT well-matched to work together if you’re saying

  • “I don’t want to take action or invest in my future right now”

  • “I don’t believe in getting help or coaching from an expert”

  • “I am happy to look to google and youtube while taking years to plan and execute my move (rather than plan and move in under a year)”

  • “I’m one of those ‘yeah-but’ kinda people. I always look for the limitations and blocks that will hold me back from taking action”

  • “I am going to blame you if I don’t take action on my goals/dreams and make the move abroad to finally become an expat”

  • “YES” to new adventures, travel, and fun

  • “I’m not waiting to move forward, I want to take action today!”

  • “I’ve wasted YEARS claiming I’d move and I’m not ready to waste another day.”

  • “I’m ready to ACT on my goals and move overseas”

  • “Moving abroad is my #1 goal, I’m so excited”

  • “I’m ready to move forward and stop procrastinating on my move”

  • “I’m willing to move away from the status quo while moving toward my goals”

 

We are NOT well-matched to work together if you’re saying

  • “I don’t want to take action or invest in my future right now”

  • “I don’t believe in getting help or coaching from an expert”

  • “I am happy to look to google and youtube while taking years to plan and execute my move (rather than plan and move in under a year)”

  • “I’m one of those ‘yeah-but’ kinda people. I always look for the limitations and blocks that will hold me back from taking action”

  • “I am going to blame you if I don’t take action on my goals/dreams and make the move abroad to finally become an expat”

WE'RE PERFECTLY MATCHED TO WORK TOGETHER IF YOU'RE SAYING:

  • “YES” to new adventures, travel, and fun

  • “I’m not waiting to move forward, I want to take action today!”

  • “I’ve wasted YEARS claiming I’d move and I’m not ready to waste another day.”

  • “I’m ready to ACT on my goals and move overseas”

  • “Moving abroad is my #1 goal, I’m so excited”

  • “I’m ready to move forward and stop procrastinating on my move”

  • “I’m willing to move away from the status quo while moving toward my goals”

 

We are NOT well-matched to work together if you’re saying

  • “I don’t want to take action or invest in my future right now”

  • “I don’t believe in getting help or coaching from an expert”

  • “I am happy to look to google and youtube while taking years to plan and execute my move (rather than plan and move in under a year)”

  • “I’m one of those ‘yeah-but’ kinda people. I always look for the limitations and blocks that will hold me back from taking action”

  • “I am going to blame you if I don’t take action on my goals/dreams and make the move abroad to finally become an expat”

By now you’re probably wondering about the investment to work with me. Don’t think of this as a cost, it’s an investment because it will pay you back…

 

Rather than thinking of what you are spending think of what you’re losing by holding yourself back and taking years to make the move on your dreams.

01

WHAT YOU'LL GET

  • Two 1:1 coaching calls

  • Country comparisons of 4 countries

  • Preferences worksheet to help you decide where to move move

  • Moving Abroad Checklist 

$197.00

02

WHAT YOU'LL GET

  • Three 1:1 coaching calls

  • Country comparisons of 4 countries

  • Preferences worksheet to help you decide where to move move

  • Moving Abroad Checklist 

  • A customized roadmap designed to get you from a to b based on your situation.

$397.00

03

WHAT YOU'LL GET

  • Four 1:1 coaching calls

  • Country comparisons of 4 countries

  • Preferences worksheet to help you decide where to move move

  • Moving Abroad Checklist 

  • A customized roadmap designed to get you from a to b based on your situation.

  • Lifetime access to webinar on getting a job abroad

  • List of companies hiring expats in your country of choice

$597.00

The Expat Launchpad coaching program uses Paypal for payments. When you click on the button to pay you’ll be taken to Paypal’s website to sign up. Once registered you’ll get an email from me or my team with additional info about how to schedule your calls.

Are you feeling a big energetic YES in your heart when you think about working with me? Well - there is a catch! I only have a few spots in my calendar to support people like you.   

My time is limited so if you’re ready to move abroad, find a beautiful place to live, and perhaps find a job you love as an Expat, move fast!

 

So what happens if you say NO to the Expat Launchpad and NO to getting help from me?

I’ll be realistic with you… If you don't sign up you might never ever actually move abroad (so sad). Listen. If you've never executed a move like this and don't know anyone that's done it, you’re probably NOT GOING TO DO IT. I'm not trying to scare you, this is just the truth!

 

Moving abroad is hard to figure out on your own. That’s why most people don't or won’t ever fulfill this dream! But with my help you can be one of the people who curates an insta feed full of experiences, sends friends and family dispatch newsletters from abroad, and is always hosting people who want a taste of the life you’ve made for yourself!

 

So are there bonuses when we work together?  Absolutely YES!

I GIVE EACH CLIENT I WORK WITH A BONUS COUNTRY GUIDE COMPLETE WITH: 

  • Information on best expat groups to join 

  • Best neighborhoods to live in

  • Visa/residency process

  • Housing, transportation info, and so much more!

What’ll happen after you apply? You’ll receive an email with a link to schedule your FREE clarity call so we can schedule a FREE clarity call to see if we’re a good fit!

 

My work with clients is unique - each person comes with their own needs/desires/knowledge. Therefore, I structure how we work together according to YOUR needs, not my rigid structures. Here’s an idea of the kinds of things my clients and I work on together:

But… listen. DON’T apply for a complimentary call if you just want to TALK about moving rather than TAKE ACTION toward becoming an Expat!

 

I’ve heard all the excuses about why people CANNOT move, cannot take action, cannot get a job overseas…I’ll quickly and easily call BS on you! Because time is my most precious resource I have to be very selective about who I work with. If I find that we aren’t making progressive movement toward your goals, I’ll give you some tools to feel more confident and invite you to take time to explore your fears or hang ups.

 

You’re not gonna hop, skip, and step overseas or  get where you wanna go by searching through aaaalll the hashtags

#travelnoire                          #hardlyhome                          #wegotoo                       #mytravelcrush

 

 

#blacktravelfeed                  #soultravel                             #mytravelcrush               #blacktravelfeed

 

 

#soultravel                           #travelisthenewclub               #blackandabroad            #blacktravel

 

 

 

...And scrolling through aaaalll the pics

Instead of sitting around wishing and hoping you’re gonna get there by making a small investment in yourself and finally taking action. And when you do, everything's gonna be totally different.

 

Want a sneak peek of your future? Just close your eyes and insert yourself in the photos above.

 

  • Can you Imagine a life where you’re regularly sharing your lunch with giraffes?

 

  • Can you imagine yourself taking selfies and kissing on your favorite animals?

 

  • Or can you imagine the feeling of the arctic chill on your cheeks as you explore an ice cave in the deep corners of the northern hemisphere?

The photos you see up aren’t just representations of a fantasy life. This CAN and WILL be YOU once you get on your Expat Launchpad and take flight toward your dreams of living abroad!

 

You can start to plan your move and find yourself living abroad in under a year, my friend. Yes, yes you can, it all starts with BELIEVING it can happen.

Now I want to know what you truly think… What do you believe the most precious resource is?

 

Nope It’s not Gold.

Nope It’s not Money.

Nope It’s not Diamonds.

 

OK. OK. I’LL LET YOU STOP GUESSING AND JUST TELL YOU…

THE RESOURCE IS SIMPLE - IT’S TIME.

In theory you can always find more gold, mine for more diamonds, and make more money. But you can NEVER get your precious time back.

 

It might sound cliche, but there’s a reason this saying about time was invented...

I can hear you arguing with me, or a friend about making an investment like this. So let me address the elephant in the room.

 

YES - you can make your moves by yourself. Yes, you can figure out where to move, how to get a visa, or how to make the most of a new international city on your own.

Let me share a story about someone who is just like you.

 

She had dreams of moving to Europe, but she was hesitating because of her career options.

 

She wasn't sure she would be able to find a good paying project management position.

 

We got on one call together and during the session I showed over 5,000 posts for the exact position she was looking for in her city of choice.

 

That gave her the confidence and boost she needed to truly pursue the Expat path!

Are you anything like this client of mine? Are you limiting yourself because of career concerns? If so, then you probably need some help, my friend.

 

Let’s call a spade a spade and be honest. Here are some of the things you've already done:

 

  • You’ve tried to make  a vision board to illustrate and “feel into” all of your dream destinations.

  • You wrote out your goals and didn't make an action plan to match.

  • You even tried researching prospective countries and cities where you might settle down.

You've already done all of that, and realistically, tell me how far you got...

 

In actuality it’s taking you AGES to make any progress. That’s why you landed on this page #amiright?

 

Let’s make a resolution right here and now… No more broken promises or wasted tomorrow's.

 

You’re ready to move,(like yesterday) aren’t you?

When you click on "Take me Overseas!" you’ll land on my application form. Complete the form andyou’ll receive a link to set up a FREE 30 minute consultation and see if we’re a good fit.

 

We’ve reached the bottom of this page. It means that by now, you’re either all in, or all out. #Hint - if you’re all out, that's ok. It simply means you never truly wanted this.

BUT PERHAPS YOU’RE READY TO TAKE ACTION AND JUMP ON THIS LAUNCHPAD, BUT YOU’RE FEELING A LITTLE HESITANT OR NERVOUS AND YOU WANT SOME REASSURANCE?

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMON Q'S I GET FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOU 

How long is the Expat Launchpad coaching program?


The expat launch pad is 6-8 weeks




I have a really busy schedule, will I have time to do the work for this program, do you give me tons of things to do/complete?


You will have some things to do on your own but we’ll work together during the sessions as well. you’ll have clear structure guidance on exactly what you need to do. This will help you to work on things faster.




Can you guarantee my success?


No. But I can put you in the best possible scenario to move abroad. I can give you all the tools and resources you need.




Do you have a payment plan?


Yes. For the Premium Package: one payment of $599 or two payments of $310




My career is highly specialized, can I really make the move abroad?


Yes but you need to be smart about it. You have to go somewhere where your career is in demand, or if you have the possibility of working as a nomad, that’s also possible.




I’m stuck in terms of visas and permits, do you help with that?


We help you to understand what is required and can connect you with experts in your selected country




What if I don’t meet the visa requirements to move to my country of choice, can you still help me?


If you don’t meet the requirements we can connect you with visa experts in your country of choice, or help to figure out an alternative country




I want to move abroad and still be able to travel, can you guide me on how to consistently travel while living abroad.


No. WIth the Expat Launchpad our goal is to help you figure out how to settle down and LIVE in your country of choice!




Why are you the best expert to help me in this field?


Because I’ve made all the mistakes, I’ve been doing this for just under half my life. I’ve gone through the trials, and I also have a wide network of resources that I can link people with because of what I’ve done before.




Why can’t I do this on my own?


You definitely CAN! However, what I know is that working on your own means you can extend your move date by YEARS. I’ve lived abroad for over 12 years and during that time I’ve made many mistakes and lived in a number of different countries. I’ve built a network to help you and I’m living the exact life you want to live. Why would you do it on your own if you could get help from me?