Linda A Janssen
Most Recent Book Title
The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures
Book Description
Living abroad offers enriching experiences of growth, broadened perspective, enhanced cultural understanding. Yet its transition-rich, change-driven, cross-cultural nature can place considerable demands, leaving us stressed, disconnected, our identity in flux. Building on existing literature and benefitting from recent developments in psychology and brain-body connections, The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures shows the key to successful transitions and beyond lies in emotional resilience to adapt, adjust or simply accept. TERE combines candid personal stories from experienced expats and cross-culturals, with a wealth of practical tools, techniques and best practices from emotional, social and cultural intelligence, positive psychology, mindfulness, stress management, self-care and related areas. Janssen's trademarked FACTORS offers a way to live a healthier, more positive, emotionally engaged, culturally connected global life.
Additional Book Titles
Contributing author to:

Forced to Fly: An Anthology of Writings that Will Make You See the Funny Side of Living Abroad (2nd ed., Jo Parfitt, editor, Summertime Publishing, September 2012)

Turning Points: 25 Inspiring Stories from Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Turned Their Careers and Their Lives Around (Kate Cobb, editor, Summertime Publishing, November 2011).
Author bio
Author of The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures, Linda A. Janssen is a writer, speaker, consultant, global adventurer and cultural enthusiast. With a B.A. in International Relations and a Masters in International Affairs, she has spent nearly three decades working in and around the international arena. Passionate about exploring and learning across cultures, she has traveled to more than 30 countries on five continents. Married to an adult Third Culture Kid and and mother of two TCKs, she has lived in the US, Mexico and the Netherlands. She blogs at on topics of interest in expatriate, cross-cultural life. Happiest writing fiction, she is currently working on a book of short stories and two novels-in-progress.
Professional Speaker Topics
Emotional resilience, transitions, change, reinvention, identity and cross-cultural transitions, cross-cultural diversity, expatriation/repatriation, culture shock, TCK and international student transition to university, TCKs and ATCKs, study abroad, emotional/social intelligence, cultural intelligence and intercultural competence, positive psychology and brain-body connections.
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

Embrace change.

  • Linda A Janssen