GNW Global Nomad's World

A world without boundaries

Our Story

GNW was co-founded in 2016, by Daniela Tomer, an Argentine/Israeli and Lisa Travella-Murawsky a Canadian/Belgian. Not only do we come from different parts of the world with very different rich cultures and languages, but from very different professional disciplines. Daniela is a Clinical Psychologist while Lisa is an International Sports Consultant. Some may suggest that it is a business marriage of opposites; however, we would suggest it is a business marriage that brings together diverse perspectives and supports the unique needs of female leadership.

Daniela Tomer

Co-Founder and Director of International Psychotherapy and Coaching Services

Daniela Tomer is an Israeli and Belgian Clinical Psychologist, licensed LMHC in Masachussests USA. She serves as FIGT- Families in Global Transition Counseling and Coaching Affiliate Chair.

Lisa Travella-Murawsky

Co-Founder and Executive Director, GNW Sports asbl

Lisa has worked professionally in the field of international sports management and international education. She firmly believes that everyone should have the possibility to play sports.

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GNW was co-founded in 2016, by Daniela Tomer, an Argentine/Israli and  Lisa Travella-Murawsky a Canadian/Belgian.  Not only do we come from different parts of the world with very different rich cultures and languages, but from very different professional disciplines. Daniela is a Clinical Psychologist while Lisa is an International Sports Consultant.  Some may suggest that it is a business marriage of opposites; however, we would suggest it is a business marriage that brings together diverse perspectives and supports the unique needs of female leadership.  

Advantage of an Interdisciplinary Partnership

Bringing specialists together from different disciplines to work as a team on projects is desired in the incredibly fast changing business world. The products and services topping the business market are the results of talented professionals cut across many different disciplines, bringing diverse views to the project. Although it can be challenging to bring these different minds together as much patience is required, the final products are worth the efforts. Following these successful business models, schools all over the world, from primary age all the way up to University/Colleges are embracing the need for these partnerships and encouraging interdisciplinary thinking through all their systems. We have embraced this at GNW and thrive by offering each other different viewpoints and an objective lens for our projects. Also, in some instances our areas of expertise overtly overlap as in the case of the multitude of studies looking at mental health and sports.

Challenges of Female Entrepreneurs

As more and more women continue to make leaps into the business world, there is a growing awareness that the needs of female entrepreneurs and the characteristics of their leadership have their own unique qualities and challenges. Various research and publications are beginning to communicate these differences and trying to better understand them. The Business News Daily published an article entitled: Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face which include among other things: defying social expectations, owning your accomplishments, building a support network, balancing business and family life, and coping with a fear of failure. Evidently, not all women will relate the same to each of these challenges, but part of the process is to identify your challenges and seek help to overcome them. Daniela and I share some of these common challenges but also have unique challenges as well. But, we work together to help each other to first, identify the challenges and to support each other through this process.

Changing of Systems

Recently, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, stated the following in his speech on Women in Power: “It is time to stop trying to change women, and start changing the systems that prevent them from achieving their potential.” It is important to understand that there is no prototype of the female entrepreneur with a standard list of their needs and challenges, everyone has their differences. But, it is critical to understand that there are important differences between the traditional codes of business and women entrepreneurs. Together, with Daniela and Lisa at GNW and our interdisciplinary abilities, we are helping to identify our unique professional needs. We are working together to support each other and to reach our full potential; Daniela, in raising awareness and supporting the globally mobile, and Lisa in supporting projects of sport for development. Together we hope to inspire other women entrepreneurs to follow their passions and dare to dream and create as women for women in every corner of the world.

Founding of GNW Sports - Non-Profit

In spring of 2020, GNW Sports, non-profit was founded to better serve the needs of GNWs International Sports division.

 Consulting sessions for individuals before, during and after the transition

These sessions can be offered to reinforce and support the transition to a new destination. The sessions provide an opportunity to discuss the expected challenges and set goals to work through the adaptation process and increase success in the new environment.

 Expat Partner Coaching

In many instances, it is the most critical component in the success of an overseas assignment. Coaching sessions can provide the possibility to change the expected challenges into opportunities. Effective adaptations for partners are more likely to succeed when there is knowledge of the possible challenges and a meaningful plan for personal growth.

 Repatriation support

One of the most unspoken challenges of the nomad life is the moment that many expats fear, returning to their home country, and being left out of the supportive expat bubble.

 Cross cultural talks, workshops and seminars for organizations

We will introduce the most important terms, benefits and challenges for anyone who cross cultures, suitable for both organizations, families and individuals What are the advantages and challenges of living a cross cultural life? How does it shape our identity? What does it have to do with loss and grief? How do you answer the question : Where are you from?

 Supporting ATCKs and ACCKs

Growing up among cultures can be a wonderful opportunity but also a challenge. Depression, anxiety, grief and identity issues are common challenges for this population.We offer coaching sessions that focuses on a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that acknowledge the cross-culture experience and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client’s individual needs to help them attain personal growth.


International Sports Consulting Consultation in Sports for Development to create sports ecosystems; curriculum development, program development, event organisation, coaching training, sports leadership training. Working to ensure everyone has the possibility to play sports no matter where they are born, their cultural or socio-economic background, their age, gender, or race.

 Women's SLIDE Network

Empowering Young Female Leaders Creating a network to enable young female sports professionals the possibility to connect with sports for development projects; helping to ignite their career in sports management, creating opportunities, and affording experience to build the female leaders of tomorrow

  •  12/03/2020 08:16

The third culture community, the ones who cross cultures and lands are in a challenging position in times of Coronavirus global pandemic. By Daniela Tomer

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  •  23/12/2019 15:47

Migratory Patterns podcast with Mike Shaw. An interview about mental health and expat life. By Daniela Tomer

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  •  31/10/2019 11:10

By Daniela Tomer

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  •  19/10/2019 16:27

״חיות רילוקיישן״ הפודקסט הנהדר של שירלי ולימור, אירחו אותי לשיחה על הילדים שלנו שעוברים איתנו את המסע הבינלאומי הזה. מקווה שתהנו

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  •  15/10/2019 15:38

By Daniela Tomer

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  •  23/09/2019 15:36

The story of FIGT Counseling and Coaching affiliate. How international mental health professionals can collaborate.

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  •  05/07/2019 16:03

Location Independent Therapist interview with Daniela Tomer on online work with the globally mobile

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  •  21/05/2019 11:23

By Daniela Tomer

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  •  07/05/2019 01:19

By Daniela Tomer and Ruth E. Van Reken

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  •  22/07/2018 12:59

By Daniela Tomer

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  •  24/09/2021 11:35

Our Women Game Changers - Daring to be imperfect. By Lisa Travella Murawsky

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  •  23/06/2021 04:56

Breaking Gender Stereotypes Through Sports - A Man and His Broom. By Lisa Travella Murawsky

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  •  02/05/2021 14:29

Sports Office Hour - A women's empowerment collective. By Lisa Travella Murawsky

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  •  09/11/2020 02:56

Active Girls in India. By Lisa Travella Murawsky

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  •  14/10/2020 10:23

The Story of a Football in India- Local Values and Environmental Sustainability By Lisa Travella Murawsky.

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  •  16/09/2020 04:22

The Ripple Effect - Part 3, The Family Community. By Lisa Travella-Murawsky

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  •  17/08/2020 10:04

The Ripple Effect Series - Part 2 A Psychological Perspective By Daniela Tomer and Lisa Travella-Murawsky

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  •  23/07/2020 09:37

The Joy of Sports - The Ripple Effect Series, Part 1 By, Lisa Travella Murawsky

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  •  15/07/2020 06:47

GNW Sports - Women's SLIDE Network

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  •  22/04/2020 03:11

Sports for Life Curriculum - Bringing Diverse Professional Minds Together. By Lisa Travella Murawsky

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  •  19/03/2020 06:35

Sports and Coronavirus. By Lisa Travella Murawsky

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