Moving to another city or country
I began my international experience as an American traveling abroad over 30 years ago. I have lived on three different continents, each bringing its own unique encounters, insights, cultural adjustments. Little did I know back then that I would build a career from my experiences. Each place that I have lived has brought new opportunities and challenges. I learned alot about my strengths and weakness as I transitioned through many facets of cultural integration personally and professionally.
Much of our identity is connected to our home, where we live, our friends and what we do. When we move, none of that goes with us, we start over.
The weather, landscape, shops, restaurants, dialect and or language changes.
Coping with relocation means managing the change in almost everything that identifies you, as well as re-establishing yourself in a new location.
Adjustment takes time, there are ups and downs, much like a roller coaster, in order to move forward there needs to be the willingness to let go of the familiar and move into the unknown.
Moving into the unknown is often the scary part, (fight or flight) but at the same time it can be a very exciting period of time in a person’s life.
I am available for consultations, counseling, coaching and training for the professional, individual, child, teen, adult elder that has found themselves living abroad for a variety of reasons.
- Living and Working Effectively : What to Expect and How to Prepare for the Unexpected!
- Returning: The Surprise of Repatriation
- Embracing and Dealing with Culture Shock
- Developing a Global Mindset
- Family Life Transition Issues
- Stress Management and Mindfulness Training
Sometimes in order to make that shift from a place of fear to action we need support and skills so we can begin to enjoy our relocation. I am here to support you through this process.