Becoming an expat? Alone? With your spouse? Your family? Turning back home? Make these adventures successful!

Back-up to executives and leaders going through great professional changes  due to becoming an expat or coming back home.

Multicultural teams? Expats? Deal with the multiculturalism and integration challenge efficiently.

CoachUp Social works with some third sector entities to support marginalized communities and gives them the opportunity to create a better future.

The MBTI® tool builds a robust foundation for life-long personal development. It provides a constructive, flexible and liberating framework for understanding individual differences and strengths.

About Coach Up

Karen Odelot Capdevila

Coach Up Founder & Team and Executive Certified Coach

I was born into a multicultural family in Paris to a Spanish mother and a French father.

I graduated in Business from La Sorbonne and I worked in some private and public companies before moving to Barcelona where I reinvented myself and I dedicated myself to development cooperation and international relations.

In 2006, I was an expat in the Moroccan Rif. That experience marked a major turning point in my professional life. I became aware I was not mentally prepared to meet the reality of a marvelous but very isolated area, an area clearly anchored in Berber traditions, far from the clichés spread by cities like Marrakech.

Later, I went through deep changes in my personal life. Those led me to study Coaching and to specialize in Team and Executive Coaching. I also went to Gainesville (USA) to be a Certified Practitioner of the MBTI® Step I and Step II Instruments and I studied Futuring. My recent accredited trainings in The International Profiler and International Preferences Indicator highlight my expertise focus: the interculturalism in the professional and organizational sphere.

And that is how I created the COACH UP project: a mix of my adventures, my experiences, my trainings and my passion for people and cultures.


5 Steps to success

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Dare to take the first step to success!

Discovery session

Free and non-binding.

Discover whether my services suit you or your company needs.

Analysis of your needs

We will analyze both your situation and which service is the most suitable for you.

Go and achieve your goal progressively!

We will sustainably achieve your goal.

Totally enjoy your expatriation!

You got it ! Congratulations!


The International Profiler® is a must exercise for everyone working in an international setting or working with people from abroad. Even though I have worked in international organizations for over 10 years, I found TIP very relevant. It revealed to me important behavioral tendencies that I probably tend ignore but would bring more success to my work in a cross-cultural context. I look forward to implementing my development plan and subsequently better integration with international communities.

Internalizing the TIP however depends on the TIP practitioner. Karen Odelot provided a comprehensive background of the TIP, and a relaxing atmosphere during the debrief, that helped to me easily reflect over my strengths and weakness in regard to my multi-cultural work setting. She was very patient and professionally handled the entire profiling exercise.

Beatrice Muriithi

Karen es metódica y flexible, empática, detallista, de mentalidad abierta, generosa y muy observadora. Su trabajo siempre está orientado a resultados y al eje que vertebra su labor: LA PERSONA.

Gracias a Karen conocí la potencia y la efectividad del MBTI®, una herramienta que, de forma clara y precisa, permite dar visibilidad a los puntos fuertes del individuo y ofrecer nuevas vías de desarrollo personal.

La profesionalidad de Karen te habla con una mirada y se instala en tí con una sonrisa.

Miryam Vilageliu i Aranda
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