Norman Viss was born in California and spent his teenage years in suburban Philadelphia. He worked for ten years in Nigeria with a mission organization and over 20 years in the Netherlands as a coach, author, clergyman and with the Social Services Department of Amsterdam. He recently repatriated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His expat life is characterized by long-term life in two countries, which provides a unique perspective on expat life, culture, and language issues, as well as maintaining a marriage and raising a family.
Norman has a Certificate in Radiologic Technology, a B.A. from Geneva College, a M.A.R. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and is an ordained minister and an associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation
Norman is the co-founder of the Expat Everyday Support Center, which provides online coaching support to expats around the world. He also serves part-time as a clergyman in suburban Philadelphia.
He has been on the FIGT Board since 2012.