Monère Renoir Wanner
Intercultural architect & life coach
Say goodbye to CHAOS as you reinvent yourself abroad
“Don’t ever forget that you’re a citizen of this world, and there are things you can do to lift the human spirit… things you can do everyday. Civility, respect, kindness, character.” ~ Aaron Sorkin
Has chaos, the unwelcome guest, shown up on your doorstep? You know what I’m talking about… The chaos that catches you completely off guard as you struggle to land after your latest international move?
You’ve taken the leap to reinvent yourself abroad, whether for work or love and embraced this opportunity with eager hands and an open heart.
You have everything you THOUGHT you wanted; an exciting adventure in a foreign land you’ve dreamed about. A new job, a new partner, a trailing spouse or a new community of people. A fresh start in a new country that you’ve chosen to place roots in.
But then, you find yourself UNHAPPY, FRUSTRATED and LONELY. And to top it all off, you’re BEATING YOURSELF UP for not getting your current global move “right”.
Maybe the honeymoon stage of your latest international move has come to an abrupt end and you’re feeling like life is happening TO you? Maybe the initial FREEDOM now feels like STUCK? Maybe you’re wondering why this transition feels so much harder?
I can relate.
Chaos, the unwelcome guest, showed up on my doorstep after I accepted what first appeared to be my “dream job” in Cologne, Germany, back in November 2000. My new job afforded opportunities to travel and meet exciting personalities in international media. BUT the constant travel and the long working hours drained me.
Today, I am an intercultural architect, certified intercultural trainer/coach with a degree in international relations and over 19 years of “reinvention experience” in Berlin, Washington DC, New York City, Madrid and Cologne.
But, when I was in the EXACT same struggle, I couldn’t find an experienced and compassionate guide to support me in moving from chaos to clarity around what sustainable global citizenship meant for me at the various stages of my journey.
YOU are not alone.
Are you ready to shift out of chaos into clarity? Book a discovery call with me to talk it through.
WE got this!
Are you a trailing spouse, expat or global citizen navigating the ‘messy middle’ of reinventing yourself abroad?
“Dreams pass into reality of action. From action, stems the dream again. This interdependence is the highest form of living.” ~ Anais Nin
As an Intercultural Architect, I’m on a mission to support other global citizens, like you, in building your thriving international lifestyle.
Growing up cross-culturally in the U.S., I developed in many cultures at once.
Instead of buying into the struggle and frustration of not “fitting” in ways others would traditionally define me, I cultivated the skill of fusing many cultures to live meaningfully and authentically in the spaces in between them all.
At the age of 9, I decided to learn German, French and Spanish to decide for myself where I belonged. My search opened doors to exciting opportunities to study, work and travel in Washington DC, New York, Madrid, Paris, Berlin and Cologne, just to name a few!
For the past 17 years, I’ve held positions as an intercultural trainer/coach, key account manager, university lecturer, project manager, freelancer and a consultant in the areas of style/image/wardrobe, personal leadership, cross-cultural awareness, diversity and intercultural management.
I’ve had the pleasure of teaching, training and coaching school groups, business degree students, skilled tradesmen, professionals, job seekers, mothers returning to work after maternity leave, managers and teams, in English German and Spanish, as they navigate their global reinventions.
Because I’ve been on this path for over 19 years (and counting), you don’t have to move through the “messy middle” of reinventing yourself abroad alone.
Give yourself permission to experience how focus, teamwork, and clarity create new realities! Book a complimentary strategy session with me to talk it through.
Let’s DO this!
“I moved abroad and reinvented myself seven times. I realized that it had become harder and harder. Monère helped me understand the pillars of my own self to nurture and care for. It’s almost like having a friend showing you the way, but not just any way, YOUR way. To feel like you belong, wherever you are in the world.”
“I’ve witnessed firsthand how skilled Monère is in helping long-term expats, global citizens, and multicultural individuals. She brings loads of experience to the table and gently encourages others to navigate the spaces in between who they are and where they’ve chosen to call home. She’s an asset to any group or organization!”
“Every time I moved, I had to reconnect to my identity, find new ways to build relationships and above all, starting over felt like a lonely process.
Monère has a deep understanding of all the challenges I experienced. Her guidance can help multicultural individuals like myself to create a new home, a sense of belonging, without the growing pains I experienced in the past.”
“I was feeling unstable and anxious, like I didn’t know where I belonged. Monère helped me to dig deeper into my sense of belonging. I followed Monère’s strategies and now life looks completely different. I feel more rooted than ever and I can finally say I feel like I belong somewhere and am living a life more aligned with who I really am.”
Global citizens, expats and trailing spouses – let's make SHIFT happen
My approach is inspired by David Emerald’s TED (The Empowerment Dynamic).
The TED roles reconnect us to our dreams and values, which fuel inspired action toward our desired outcomes.
I support you in shifting out of the Drama Triangle roles of prosecutor, victim and rescuer toward the TED roles of creator, challenger and coach to embody your healthiest definitions of sustainable global citizenship.
I got tired of seeing so many of us struggling and frustrated with not “fitting” in where we landed. Because I’ve been on this path for over 19 years (and counting), I’m on a mission to support other like us in building a thriving international lifestyle, one empowered step at a time.