Hello! I’m Ana
Hello! I’m Ana
A few words about me …
I am a Life Coach and Psychologist, I work mainly with women who want to change their life, succeed in their expatriation and develop themselves to create the life they want.
I sincerely believe that too many people neglect their ability to be happy and to define and live the life they dream of.
I have been an expat for three years and living in Brisbane in Australia, I am here to guide you with :
My story :
After high school, I chose to study psychology. At the age of 19, I did not really know what to expect but what I knew was that I wanted to understand human behavior in order to help my fellow universal beings.
I discovered there are four specialties in psychology namely clinical, social as well as developmental and cognitive.
I quickly decided to turn to social psychology, which analyses human interactions, perceptions and social influences, meaning, the interactions between the mental and the social.
I really liked the five years spent at the University. I learned a lot of things both academically and personally.
During these five years at Uni, I pictured myself working as an organizational psychologist, with the goal of helping people manage stress at work, and of helping people work on their personal development.
After graduating, I quickly realised that the reality was different. I worked in various places such as a recruitment company, a specialised agency to help people looking for work, and as an organisational psychologist for my city’s council.
None of my different jobs really made me feel like I was helping people and doing my job as a psychologist. I did not have the freedom to accompany and help them the way I wanted.
I was not the psychologist I had imagined during my studies, and too add to this, my love life was a disaster.
During the six years that followed my graduation, I moved and changed jobs every two years. I can now say that it was a desperate way to look for job satisfaction and happiness that were eluding me at the time.
Breaking point :
In 2015 I took a leap of faith and resigned from my position as an organisational psychologist to take time for myself, and start a more personal quest. I was only 26 at the time, had no children, no mortgage, nobody important in my love life. It was the perfect moment to leave this life that did not suit me.
So I decided to go overseas for a year. I needed a break, I needed to reconnect with myself, to find out who I was and above all how I was going to accomplish my mission to accompany people in their personal development.
Determined to radically change my life, I flew to the other side of the world to Australia, to Brisbane to be precise. I remember that feeling of well-being and relief when I landed at the airport.
That first year was amazing, I traveled, met fabulous people from all over the world, and I also had a lot of fun.
It was the beginning of the connection with myself. I could finally be the person I wanted to be and not the one that was expected of me. I learned to assume my femininity, to live without being afraid of what others would think of me, helped in this by the distance with the family and social pressure.
My expatriate life:
What was only meant to be a break year turned into a radical change of life. I quickly fell in love with Australia and especially Brisbane. I like the lifestyle, the honesty and kindness of Australians, the climate etc … Expatriation has been the starting point of this long journey that leads to the discovery of oneself and what one really wants.
I wanted to combine my Psychology degree with my experience as an expat to support and empower others to follow the same path I took, so I created Expat Infinity. Expatriation is an amazing adventure that deserves to be lived once in a lifetime. Expatriation has allowed me to spread my wings, to become the person I wanted to be, and to live my life on my own terms. Expat Infinity is not just for expats or future expats, it’s for all people who want to live their lives without worrying about what others think, it’s for people who have dreams and wish to reach them, but it is also for all expats who ask themselves many questions and face many challenges in their new lives.
There is nothing worse than living your life on autopilot, conforming to what others and society expect from you, being afraid of what others think, not having a job that truly makes you happy and inspired and/or simply no longer having dreams. I speak from experience having been in that very same situation back in 2014 before I left France.
I can help you to :