Rachel Smets

I'm Rachel

You want to change & find the confidence to live the meaningful and purposeful life you deserve.

As a life coach, speaker, and author, my work is designed to help ambitious professionals who desire more out of live. I help you to gain clarity, define your exact next steps, so that you feel confident in your journey to enjoy the freedom and life you love!

Create the Life You Desire.

Watch my weekly YouTube video's to inspire you in many ways!
Read more about 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 culture | Cultural competence to work effectively across cultures without offending. Find out more here.

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more.

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

Start Your Journey by Clicking Here

Choose a Life of Freedom, Fulfillment & Confidence 

You want to:

  • Redefine yourself,
  • Design your life to fit your purpose,
  • Be CONFIDENT in who you are,
  • Gain clarity in your life journey,
  • Create a plan to achieve your goals, step by step, 
  • Connect with yourself and others,
  • Create the change you desire,
  • Get UNSTUCK,
  • Do MORE of what you love,
  • Be proud of your decisions, and show others you did it!

Are you ready to redesign your life? Together, we create a plan to start your meaningful journey 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. 

Read more about the book!


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 Blog Posts

Connect and Network: How to create connections easily and anywhere.

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

Change your life  How to change your life for real.

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

 How to settle in a new country Free video course

Fear of the unknown: Own your Life

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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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