Elevating Global Talent


  • Third Culture Leadership & Global Talent Management Advisers


    At TCKapital, our mission is to elevate global talent by

    • Identifying, unlocking and leveraging the unique competencies and challenges of Global and Third Culture Talent*  
    • Helping organizations identify, recruit and develop Third Culture leaders
    • Advising global leaders on how to successfully navigate complex internal and external career transitions
    • Leading a transformational process to align our client's professional goals, life balance and personal fulfillment.                                                                                                                                    

    * Third Culture Talent refers to global executives with a cross-cultural background and/or having developed most of their professional careers outside of their country of origin



  • at TCKapital we


    Unlock + Advise + Promote


    Global Talent & Third Culture Competencies



    TCKapital acts as a lifetime global career advisory to our clients by:

    • Identifying their Global and Third Culture distinctive DNA and unique competencies to unlock their professional growth potential 
    • Providing them with the strategic tools to successfully navigate key internal and external career transitions 
    • Building a meaningful career plan by aligning their professional goals with personal fulfillment 
    • Providing them with access to global career opportunities through our proprietary network and alliances
    • Facilitating access to global mobility resources and pertinent market intelligence 

    Marielle de Spa

    TCKapital Founder & Principal Advisor

    Marielle de Spa is a cross cultural advisor with a professional expertise in global talent management and leadership consulting.


    Her previous track record in senior management executive search combined to multiple international transitions with her third culture family have provided her with comprehensive knowledge of expatriate life and career advancement complexities.

    Both paths have naturally lead her to create TCKapital, an advisory firm supporting global executives and helping organizations identify, support and advance Third Culture leadership development.


    Marielle brings a 25 year track record working with international organizations and advising executive leaders across the Americas and Europe.

    She is currently based in Madrid, Spain following previous transitions in France, Mexico, the US, Canada, and Brazil, where she initiated the first Families in Global Transition affiliate, as well as the Third Culture Family connections blog and Facebook group







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    +34 680.701.981

    Madrid, Spain

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  • Client experience

    Françoise Lavertu Stevens

    Country Director and GM, Tesla


    Marielle has had a huge impact on my career and performance. She invests and focuses on what is core to us or should be as professionals: self awareness about our skills, and internal drivers. She has helped me be more centered and empowered me in my current role. I now feel like I drive my own professional development instead of leaving it in the hands of others and I look at my choices wisely. She is an expert at “third culture” profiles who do not fit into typical company molds and helps you shape roles that add value to both parties in an everchanging competitive environment. I highly recommend her to any high level executive.

    John Reuter

    CEO, Brightwork Capital Partners & Advisory LLC


    Marielle is an exceptional career consultant. I have worked with her on multiple occasions and found her insight and counsel to be superior in all aspects of managing one's career.

    From identifying new opportunities to evaluating options to negotiating compensation and benefits internationally, her experience and ability are unrivaled.

    Julia Mandl

    Executive Search Consultant & Freelance Entrepreneur


    I was very satisfied with the input and advice I got from my adviser. As it happens, she had been a partner in a renowned Executive Search firm and performed a similar role to mine for several years. So she understood my goals.

    The most valuable thing is she gives me support on how to negotiate with my clients, brush up my LinkedIn profile, and how to make a business plan, as I want to become a full consultant when I return to my country.

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