Accompanying Partners

Accompanying Partners are those who follow their partners abroad, to another country, often to a series of other countries. They juggle everything: starting from the planning of the move, through the whole transition to the adjusting in the new place. They are (or feel?) responsible that every family member settles easily and has a smooth start and thrives.

Some Accompanying Partners benefit from a welcome and support service that their partners' compay provides upon arrival. They get all kind of information from how to find a school, a home, how to move around in the new place, whom to contact to get help, how the health care system works and what their opportunities are career-wise in the new place. – Unfortunately this kind of service is not accessible for every Accompanying Partner and many of them have to find out by themselves how to best function in the new place.

I have lived abroad my whole life and am now raising my own children abroad. I have moved with my parents, for study, for adventure, for work, as accompanying partner and mother. I had to restart life from scratch several times and despite many ups and downs I managed to adapt, adjust and enjoyed my life in the places I've lived so far.

In order to navigate life abroad successfully one needs to have

  • the courage to start something new in an unfamiliar environment,
  • a spirit of adventure,
  • flexibility,
  • open mindedness and
  • humor

There is not one formula that fits all, but there is one habit that helps to lead a balanced international life and this is to make regular assessments and plans...


To all those who download my International Life Assessment (see here below) I offer two programs:

Goal Setting Program


During this program you work on the vision you have for your life and I help you set goals that fit into the bigger (and smaller) picture, explore and decide which goals are most meaningful to move forwards with. – It consists in 6 x 1h online meetings and starts with a free 30 minutes consultation, followed by a follow-up session.

Fee: 380 Euro

What others said about this program:

I arrived to The Hague in September and after my daughters were settled at school and the house was more or less ready, I needed to do something. A friend of mine recommended Ute and I followed her Goal Setting program and am now (May) happy to say that I have reached my first goals and know exactly what I have to do in the next months! Ute checks on me even if the program is over which really helps me because she holds me accountable! – Sara G. (from U.K.)

Self Care Program

If you think you'd rather want to find your balance, you may be interested in my Self Care program, where you will focus on your self-care and life balance so that you can get back your energy and embrace your life to the fullest!

This program consists in 6 x 1hr sessions and starts with a free 30 minutes consultation, followed by an assessment of your life balance and your needs in the first meeting and 5 online sessions after (or during) which you'll take the first actions towards your next goals and a follow up session.

Fee: 380 Euro

What others said about this program:

I attended Ute's Workshop on Resilience in 2015 and booked some sessions with her focusing on my self-care as I tend to neglect myself. I'm so busy taking care of my children [one child is chronically ill] that I constantly get sick. With Ute's Self-Care program I manage to take track on what I do for myself on a weekly basis. I'm overwhelmed by the daily challenges with my daughter and I was afraid to add more on my plate, but Ute showed me very useful tools that help me to structure my day in a way that I always have a bit of time for myself. I can warmly recommend Ute and her programs! – Allison McG. (Scotland)

Here below you can find great tips and important information for

Accompanying Partners from other coaches, counsellors, trainers