Expat Parenting Abroad:- Supporting the wellbeing of international assignees

November 2021

Supporting the wellbeing of your employees does not stop in the workplace, especially when it comes to international assignees. Not all international postings end well, but there are steps organisations can take to prevent failure. By focusing on the entire employee experience, including the individual and their family’s wellbeing, everyone thrives.

As many as 45% of all international assignments fail (Braseby 2010), affecting not only the organisation, but also the family. Failure is usually associated with premature departure from location and the most common reason is partner dissatisfaction (BGRS 2016, EY2018). In addition, more than 50% of international assignments are rejected outright due to partner influence, this is especially prevalent in dual career couples (BGRS 2016). 

Emily Rogers started Expat Parenting Abroad in 2018 to focus on providing the right support at the right time for families living globally mobile lives. Through coaching and online training, Emily enables organisations to support the wellbeing of families whether it’s their first or fifth move or even repatriating. Emily is passionate about ensuring they settle well and thrive in their new home, overcoming the traditional barriers and potential failure of assignment.

“My biggest concern was helping my daughter transition. Expat Parenting Abroad was very helpful and provided me the opportunity to talk about it in a non judging atmosphere. The resources provided were great and it is a great way to connect and also make a successful transition to a new culture.”

– Helen Murphy

“For me, thriving in transition is essential!” says Emily. Emily is Australian, she is married to a New Zealander and has lived abroad for over 20 years with both daughters being born in India.  Emily says “with Expat Parenting Abroad, I am combining my personal experience and passion for living a global life with my professional career in Human Resources to provide coaching and training for parents living in transition”. Emily helps parents to not only settle well, but to thrive in the process. Emily won Global Coach of the Year for WIAL in 2015. Want to learn more about Expat Parenting Abroad? Connect with Emily emily@expatparentingabroad.com


Expat Parenting Abroad founded by Emily Rogers, an award winning coach, combines a passion for global living with a career in Human Resources to support families in transition. Providing a weekly blog and podcast, coaching and online programs, working with Expat Parenting Abroad is your opportunity to provide the care and support that your assignee and their family needs, whether it’s their first or fifth move or even repatriation. For more information visit www.expatparentingabroad.com or follow @expatparentingabroad

Bio: Emily has lived abroad for over 20 years and combines her personal experience and passion for living a global life with her professional career in Human Resources to provide coaching and training for parents living in transition. Emily helps parents to not only to settle well, but to thrive in the process.

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