Anine Ekelund

Hi! I’m Anine, I live in Geneva, Switzerland and am originally from Oslo, Norway. My curiosity and passion for discovery and adventure lead me to live abroad from the age of 19. I’ve been an expat for 30 years and have lived in Honolulu, Stockholm, London, San Francisco. I founded founded ETC –Expats Thriving Connect in 2010 – A face-to-face community for expats, because I’ve a passion for connecting with people from all corners of the world. I love encouraging people to share their talents and live to their full potential.
In my previous life I worked for BTS Group as a management consultant for medium to large size companies around the world. I hold a BA in Business Entrepreneurship and Management from Hawaii Pacific University and a Masters in holistic health education from John F. Kennedy University. I have been a certified life and business coach since 2002. I’ve worked with everyone from CEO’s and entrepreneurs to students and housewives.

When I’m not out and about meeting people, I love cooking and entertaining with family and friends, discovering new places locally and abroad as well as photography. I also enjoys a multitude of sports; such as playing tennis, Nordic- & downhill skiing, hiking and yoga and find tremendous focus, joy and inner peace engaging in my daily rituals of journal writing and mediation.
I speak Norwegian, Swedish and English fluently as well as intermediate French, while still learning.
Thanks for your visit to my blog.
I’m looking forward to connecting with you.