Make a bigger impact with your business,

while creating more freedom and purpose in your life.

The time is now

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You are done waiting... Now is your time to:

Grow a meaningful business that provides you with more revenue, freedom and fulfillment.

Step into your full power to become the go-to expert in your field and grow your visibility.

Create effective systems to scale your level of impact without getting overwhelmed.

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Assess where you are now in your business and what your next step should be to reach your goals!

Hi! I am Amel Derragui

I am a global citizen raised across various cultures. Since the age of 14, I have been passionate about entrepreneurship and social impact. After a corporate career in sales and advertising, I launched my portable business as a marketing consultant for global organizations, which allowed me to move from one country to another and gave me more freedom with my time.

A few years later, I decided to share what I learned along the way and the methodology I developed for growing a business that aligns with your needs. My proven framework has since helped more than 180 solopreneurs and small business owners around the world start, grow or scale their business.

I am here to help you get the clarity and action plan you need to position yourself as the go-to expert in your field and grow your business.

Whether you are just getting started on your entrepreneurial journey or are ready to take your business to the next level, this is your time to make a bigger impact, while creating more freedom and purpose in your life!

Amel Derragui

The Podcast


Welcome to The Time is Now! This podcast is designed to bring you the inspiration you need to take action and stay on top of your game to create the business, impact and life you want.

Ranked among the top 2% of podcasts globally with over 300 episodes, this show (formerly named Tandem Nomads) has been the #1 expat podcast since 2019.

In this podcast, we will talk about entrepreneurship, marketing, growth mindset, innovation, creativity and sustainability. You will find tips on managing your business, time, money and motivation along with your mental and physical health. We will also talk about how solopreneurs and small business owners can use their businesses to become change agents for a more sustainable future and create real social impact.

The time is now to live up to your full potential, have more freedom in your life and make a difference in the world!

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Podcast Reviews

  • Great Show
    by My Mind Master from Kenya

    Amel does nail the info on the head

  • Brilliant! Please share it with your friends abroad!
    by CaroGirafeCoaching from United States

    This podcast is fabulous ~ it empowers me to go after my dream and reimagine what was possible. And now I’m working wit Amel to make it happen and take it to the next level. Share this with people you love and care for . It’s amazing content. And Amel’s energy is contagious!

  • Great Podcast! It's been my companion in my walks
    by Sarah-M12 from Germany

    I'm so glad I connected to Amel. (Actually she connected to me 😀 ) thank you Amel for this valuable podcast. I'm new in entrepreneurship and this podcast has been helping me take actions in my business and I'm witnessing its impact already, just from her podcast episodes. Highly recommended for every entrepreneur looking to better Marketing strategies and growth. I now feel more confident in tackling my marketing strategy and I love love how practical it is with the workbooks too.

  • Excellent Podcast and Amazing Coach
    by Mona B 567 from United States

    Amal is one of the most intelligent, talented, creative and personable people I have ever met. Each episode of her podcast is inspiring and motivating and I always learn something new or gain valuable insight into my own life. Amal’s passion for coaching and her gift for teaching have changed how I view myself and have rekindled my faith in my ability to thrive as an expat, not just survive.

  • For the big picture stuff AND details
    by Julie D5220 from United States

    I found Tandem Nomads when I needed to hear that I was not alone in the frustrations of being an accompanying partner. (Ok, I really needed it 3 years earlier but I was glad to find it when I did!) Through hearing the stories of other expat partners, I realized that my feelings were normal and that there was lot of support out there. As I found my expat footing and slowly moved to building my own business, Amel’s podcast has been there every step of the way. There is content that addresses the bigger picture topics, but also content that gives practical tips on expat life and being a soloprenuer. Amel’s own advice as well as that of her guests is just what I need to navigate life. I recommend Tandem Nomads to all of my expat friends, as well as to anyone looking to find the opportunities in their own challenging employment situations.

  • Career Transition Support Excellent
    by Natasha Winnard from United Kingdom

    I recently transitioned from working in international schools for over 20 years around the world. Setting up an online, portable educational consultancy business to support mobile students and their families, with a youth empowerment social justice element, was a completely new professional experience for me. Tandem Nomads episodes have, and continue to, provide excellent insight and learning for me navigating a new professional world. And after each episode, I am more empowered and think “I can do this!”. Thank you. A great resource to support and guide anyone wanting to grow a successful portable business and thrive in your expat life.

  • Dealing with the negative emotions
    by Fr OL from Canada

    Gabriela Encina is both inspirational and empowering! I got from this podcast to welcome all of our emotions, the pleasant as well as the unpleasant ones without any discrimination--each being a dear friends sending us messages we should listen and interpret. Amel is doing an excellent job interviewing. Thanks to both of you.

  • Valuable content
    by Nordwallm from United States

    Each episode has valuable advice and a takeaway. These episodes have helped me so much. More importantly, I have found my tribe. My family moves often and I find comfort in identifying with other peoples stories and success. Melanie

  • An excellent podcast to get started and keep going
    by batyrn from United States

    Amel is an inspiring presence and a smart business person. This is coming from someone who already has an MBA from an elite business school. Her insights are simple yet powerful. She promotes action by way of consistency and positive reinforcement. More importantly, Amel advocates authenticity as a core business value. Her podcast is on the shortlist of those I am subscribed to and listen regularly.

  • Inspiring!
    by vagaluma from Italy

    A very inspiring podcast about being expat and how to make the most of your time abroad when you are an expat accompanying partner. Thank you Amel Derragui for the constant Inspiration

The Blog

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Discover the four areas of your life where you are consuming invisible messages that are impacting your business results, and how you can choose to consume the messages that will set you up for success.

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One thing you will come to know about me, is that on top of making work fun, I am all about step-by-step processes and breaking down big ideas into small, doable action steps to get the ball rolling and help you gain momentum!

In my blog and on my podcast, I share with you both inspirational stories and actionable tips you can implement to start or grow your business with more impact and flexibility.

All of my content is inspired by my own experiences running a business for more than a decade while living across four continents, and the results I have gotten for my clients with my methods.

These blog posts are designed in particular for those who prefer to read an article rather than listen to a podcast. In fact, I have taken some of my most valuable solo episodes (just me without a guest) and turned them into blog posts that you can refer back to any time for guidance.


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