At Red Pants we work with accompanying partners who have relocated because of their spouse’s job, and they are often concerned how the move will affect their own career. The expectation is that the partner who relocated to boost his career will do well but the trailing one- not so sure and much anxiety around that.
This case study follows one professional woman who has relocated multiple times in the last 15 years, originally from the US she has lived in Germany, England, France and India. Her story is simple: if she had not relocated she would have continued her US career path and would not be making anywhere near as much money as she does now, nor would she be involved in leading edge start up businesses which she enjoys tremendously.
A nurse by training, she could not work in Europe because of language and certification issues. In India, nurses are at a much lower level of medical services, so it was not an option there either. Because she had to reinvent herself, she found her niche in operations and marketing management for medical services. Today, she is the CEO of a promising start up in the US.
What can you learn from her experience?