Katia Vlachos

Hi, I’m Katia. I’m a writer and expat coach. I’m Greek by origin and have been on my expat journey for the past 25 years. My current home is Zurich, Switzerland, where I live with my husband and three TCKs. I was born in Cameroon and moved to Greece when I was four. Even though, after that, I spent my childhood in one place, Athens, from a very young age, I knew I’d leave my passport country to live abroad, ideally in many different places. Both my parents were immigrants, so you could say I had the ‘migrant bug’.

I was a researcher and defense analyst for ten years, which I thoroughly enjoyed, until I discovered that my true purpose in life was helping people like me – foreigners, expats, global nomads – find home in the world and make the most of their global lives. So I wrote a book about how to make great moves (you guessed it – it’s called A Great Move: Surviving and Thriving in Your Expat Assignment), which was published in 2018.

Looking for more ways to support the globally mobile, I trained as a coach, which allows me to offer them support for navigating transitions, whether it’s making successful geographical moves, reinventing their careers or dealing with separation and divorce while living abroad. Whatever their specific circumstances, I’m passionate about helping my clients feel empowered to make conscious choices, go after their goals and thrive in their global lives. I also love ballet, yoga and have a constant craving for warm, sunny places.