Coach Profile

"Expat Whisperer"

Lisa La Valle-Finan

Expat Whisperer

Expat Career Coach | Intercultural Practitioner | Author


About Lisa La Valle-Finan

As a former expat, I'm proud to be a member of this unique tribe, thanks to the trip(s) that changed my life. With a background in cultural anthropology and a sixth sense for cultural insights, I’ve become a kind of "Expat Whisperer." Every day of my working life, I'm lucky enough to be a a trusted adviser to fellow expats, revealing to them an untapped career potential, or discovering how the invisible hand of culture drives our behavior in ways you never imagined. My solutions include cultural and social adaptation programs; job search, self-employment, and career-change coaching. I've helped many global nomads -- stateside or abroad -- start a business, find their dream job, or just make the foreign feel more familiar.


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • ICF

Located In

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • US-California
  • US-Connecticut
  • US-New York
  • US-Washington DC


  • Accompanying Partner
  • Career Coaching
  • Cross-Cultural Challenges
  • Deciding to Relocate
  • Executive Coaching
  • Expat Challenges
  • Expat Parents
  • Family Adaptation
  • Family Coaching
  • Identity Management
  • Individual Adaptation
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Marketing
  • Personal Branding
  • Professional Adaptation
  • Relocation Preparation
  • Repatriation
  • Social Media
  • Talent Management
  • TCKs
  • Trailing Partners
  • Transition Coaching

I Work With

  • Businesses
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals

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