Julia Simens

Hi everyone,

I am a USA passport holder that has been living the past 25+ years abroad. I recently retired and spend time in Nevada and on Roatan, Honduras.  Undecided on where I should move to full time so weighing the pros and cons of these two places. Currently living on the beautiful island of Roatan.

I love water, little kids and coffee, so expect to see plenty of these things during my curation week. I look forward to your questions, comments, and feedback on my tweets.

As an author, educator, speaker, and consultant, I share my professional and personal experience, as the mother of two TCKs, with audiences worldwide.  In 2011, my book, “Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child,” was published.

I love the water so I took the first chance I got to move to the sea, being granted a scholarship to study at Chaminade University, Honolulu. There, I studied psychology and education. Still charmed by the sea, my first teaching post was in Tafuna, American Samoa. Then I moved to the San Francisco Bay area to get my master’s in Clinical Psychology. I have since worked in Singapore and Perth, Australia where we added two kids, a cat and dog into our family and the start of a “five continent life abroad”. With an ever-lengthening train of suitcases and container shipments, our family lived, worked and studied together in Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Thailand, and the USA.

My children true global nomads have worked and studied in Canada, Argentina, Spain, and India.

To date I have worked with over 8000 global families, representing upwards of 50 different nationalities.

You can also find me on:
@Jsimens on Twitter
@Juliasimens on Instagram
juliasimens on YouTube

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Books – Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: Practical Storytelling Techniques That Will Strengthen the Global Family, Julia Simens, Summertime Publishing, 2011.

Ready, Aim, Soar! : The Expert Insights System for Business Growth and Success in the 21st Century by Marcia Wieder Featuring Rick Frishman, Dan Janal, Julia Simens and Tom Antion 2012.