Doreen Cumberford and John Palmer


What is Empty Nesting
What Empty Nesting is not
Some Clear Strategies
The DEAR Pathway
Opportunities & Questions
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Expat Empty Nesting Guide

Expat Empty Nesting Guide

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Our Story:

Expat Couples Summit: EXPAT EMPTY NESTING

John is a retired/rewired oil and gas executive formerly with Shell Oil and Saudi Aramco. A TCK (third culture kid) raised in Japan and the US, he also served in Germany as a US Army Officer.

Doreen and John met in New Orleans. Doreen worked for the British Foreign Office, then for corporate America, and had lived in Scotland, England, Cameroon – West Africa, and Dubai in the Middle East prior to their meeting in Louisiana.

Doreen is a Certified Life Mastery Coach, a Dream Builder Coach, and an Emeritus Transformational Practitioner for over three decades now. Together they led Marriage Enrichment retreats in the US, Japan, and Saudi Arabia for more than a decade. John is a former Project Management guru with Saudi Aramco and has studied transformational processes and thinking for several decades.

Recently, they have rewired and retired to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Their first empty nest experience was disruptive, fast, and challenging. Their second empty nest experience was guided by proven processes which made a huge difference.

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

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