Rachel Smets

I'm Rachel

You want to live abroad and create your amazing experience, find the confidence to live the meaningful and purposeful life wherever you are in the world.

As a coach, speaker, and author, my work is designed to help ambitious people who live abroad to gain clarity, find connections so that they can feel in control and energized to succeed abroad, and enjoy their new surroundings.

Connect, Adjust & Feel Home Fast.

You can read more about me and my story here.


Courses & Workshops

How to live abroad successfully: from planning your journey and finances, to settling into a new country, adjusting to a new culture and feeling at home abroad. A complete course with 26 video lectures, checklists and resources for you to create an amazing experience abroad. Find out more here.

Tools to overcome fear and take control of your life: 
Do you feel afraid to make changes in your life? Learn to overcome fears and gain clarity about the direction that is best for you in your life. 
Don't let worries prevent you from taking important decisions that could impact your life to a great extent. Experience the joys of life and how it feels to be confident right here. Apply the tools to make profound positive changes to your life starting immediately by taking the course here

Settle Abroad Easily, a free video course to help you if you are you living abroad, trying to adjust, but feeling disconnected or frustrated. If you want to make friends and feel at home, you can sign up here for free.  Settle in, meet people, feel happy and create an amazing experience easily!
Find more Free Resources here.

Workshops: Cultural Sensitivity, How to deal with the Dutch, Cultural competence to improve your communication across cultures without offending. Find out more here.

Schedule a complimentary session to get started now.

Are you ready to experience an amazing life abroad and spend your days doing what you really want? Let's ditch the overwhelm first, then clarify your priorities and focus on your next steps to your meaningful future.

Schedule a complimentary session to get started now

Choose a Life of Freedom, Fulfillment & Confidence while you live Abroad

Moving abroad is exciting and challenging, yet a lifetime experience you will not regret. 

You want to:

  • Redefine yourself in a new place,
  • Gain clarity in your new life and new goals,
  • Create a plan to settle in, step by step, easily and quickly,
  • Meet people across borders and cultures,
  • Skip overwhelm, homesickness or any other unnecessary stress,
  • Accelerate adjusting to a new culture,
  • Feel familiar in your NEW unknown environment,
  • Be proud of your decision to move was right, and show others you did it!

Are you ready to create your amazing experience abroad?Together, we create a plan to start your meaningful life NOW.

Let me help you!



Living Abroad Successfully

Do you wish you could live abroad?
Where would you go?
What would you do once you got there?

Find your answers to What, Where, When, How to live abroad and plan your journey with all the checklists included. 

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Awaken Your Confidence

Practical suggestions to help you build the confidence you need in your life. In Part ONE, 15 successful people share their journey to confidence and how they built their road to happiness and career satisfaction. They share their thoughts, beliefs, routines and methods for you to apply in your own life. Part TWO includes confidence hacks that you can use immediately.

 Read more about the book!

Countries where I have lived and worked

Recent Posts

Traveling to Italy: 17+ Important Things you need to know Anywhere.

How the Right People Help You Succeed in Life Find your Tribe.

Money Money Money  Be aware of the costs abroad

Ultimate Ways to Meet New People How do you make new friends?

 How to settle in a new country Free video course

Homesickness: Catch it, reduce it and get rid of it. Here’s HOW.

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Rachel is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable. When I first arrived in Spain as an expat, everything was unfamiliar, but Rachel has shown me how to move forward and live in a confident way to achieve my dream of speaking Spanish and integrating with the local culture and community. Now, I am incredibly content and settled thanks to Rachel's' coaching and expertise. Thank you so much Rachel.

Natalie Bellhill

Rachel loves her work and it shines through! She's organized and plans ahead. She keeps the lessons interesting by diversifying the learning methods and content. And most of all I feel like she really wants me to learn. And I have! I have improved my French tremendously in the months that I have worked with Rachel. Thank you!

Joe Belliveau

Rachel cannot easily be described in a couple of words or sentences...Her help as language teacher, mentor and friend is invaluable! She is always well prepared with tasks tailor-made to the individual, full of enthusiasm and fun! Did i mention she will stick by you through thick and thin?

Pelagia Bardani

Rachel, she motivates the people around her, and surely will bring out te best of the Inner you, she surely helped me to see my possibilities

Ramon van der Wel

Working with Rachel has been a fantastic experience. She's positive, energetic and inspiring. She knows how to motivate you and she's able to identify your strengths which is really empowering. When you work with Rachel you feel everything is possible and your goals reachable! Thank you Rachel!

Mariza Thanopoulou

Tanya Marks-Visser
Rachel is a caring and empathetic individual who was quick to understand my needs and often went the extra mile to ensure that I received extra attention when required.

Tanya Marks-Visser

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