Carolina is the 'go to expert' for all things related to being an accompanying partner, raising children between many countries and cultures (and difference academic systems!), and developing a portable career. She puts her lessons learned to good use as a professional coach for others on a similar journey. Each encounter with her clients not only confirms there are common themes in such stories but also gives Carolina the opportunity to offer guidance on how the gifts of such a life can be maximized and how the challenges can be met in ways to make them opportunities for growth rather than defeat. Carolina is also a pioneer. She has led the Families in Global Transition affiliate for Portuguese speaking members who may not easily access the English only forums. Her book for globally mobile families, Lar Mundo Afora, is one of the few on this topic to be written in Portuguese and later translated to Spanish, Carolina has been a leader in demonstrating to all that the impact of global mobility on individuals and families is not limited to those from one particular background, ethnicity, or first language. For those who want more understanding about the dealing with transition, cross-cultural living or marriages, having a dual career on the move, or raising children among many different cultural contexts, Carolina will be the perfect fit and foil as you seek to better understand your journey, your needs, your life story and find strategies for doing it with strength and joy. I highly recommend her to you!
Ruth E. VanReken, co-author Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd ed, co-founder, Families in Global Transition.