The target of this online training is to offer the support and cultural background information Expats & Expats Partners need, when they decide to move abroad. This support aims at:
The online training program is divided into three different but consecutive sections.
I. Moving abroad, unstressed!
II. Settling in, happily!
III. Creating your new life, successfully!
Section I and II are common for Expats & Expat Partners.
Section III is especially designed for the Expat Partners.
However, every chapter can be carried out separately, since each of them builds up a unit on its own.
This means that you can choose to take part in the wohle coaching program, or to take part only in the one that interests you at the most, and that better responds to your demands.
The fist section deals with the personal and cultural preparation needed before moving abroad, and when you have
just arrived in the new Country.
Besides motivation and personal plans, the concept of culture and cultural differences wil be explained and worked through.
The second section handles with your start in the new job and in the new home.
You get prepared to face culture shock and how to deal with.
Also intercultural conflicts, the so-called critical incidents, will be dealt with in details.
The third section is a coaching - based support for Expat partners by the creation of a new life abroad.
The focus is on re-organizating the new working, social and familiar life in a foreign Country.
Frequent questions to aswer:
* Do I want to re-organize my working life?
* Which are my possibilities?
* Where do I see my strenghts??
* Which are your dreams?
Expats are „expatriates “, people who decide to move and work abroad for working, personal, cultural or career reasons.
# Expat Partners
Expat Partners are the partners of the expatriates who decide to accompany their partners, spouses, husbands etc. along this new experience. Partners are very often facing the challenge to get started again in a foreign Country where they are not familiar with the relevant culture, the spoken language and the unspoken rules of life. This often causes unhappiness and frustration that can reflect in the couple relationship and in the working situation of the expats.
“The question about the needs of the partner or of the children still has for around one third of the companies subordinate priority, even though this is the most frequent reason for failing the assignment abroad (in German companies even up to 80%)". Source: 2019, IWW Institut für Wissen in der Wirtschaft.
Sometimes not only the assignment abroad breaks up prematurely, but also the marriage or the relationship.
Sad enough as it might be.
Work successfully at all levels with my online training!
"Create the best version of yourself!"
If you are interested in the expat online training, please send a first e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After that, you will be contacted to arrange the first call free of charge and all further details can be discussed directly.
Every section consists of 4 to 5 units in an alternance of online coaching, information material to read and learn on one´s own, as well as homework. The homework is in form of questionnaires and exercises to guide and help the participants reflecting on their own culture, personal and past experience, future plans etc.
The detailed program of each unit is delivered after confirming the participation to the coaching program.
Every section generally lasts 4 to 6 weeks depending on the frequency of the calls.
My suggestion is to hold a call every 2 weeks.
However, these will be adjusted to the individual needs and requests of every participant.
Besides being a professional intercultural trainer & coach, I was myself an Expat at a time I did not know about the existence of such supporting coaching and training programs. Therefore, I can fully draw from my own personal experience and information.
I still recall the hard time, the frustration and sometimes the sadness of the first period away from Italy.
For example, the way colleagues go along with each other in Germany is very different to the one I knew from Italy. Everybody was polite with me, but very distant and reserved. This hurt me a lot, made me shy and sad because I had the feeling, nobody was interested in getting to know me. In Italy I was used to more friendly and easy-going relationships, also among colleagues.
I did not know at the time, that Germans usually separate working and private life quite strictly and that colleagues do not necessarily become friends.
I am sure, had I received the adequate support, I would have settled in much easier and quicker, I would have avoided a lot of discontent and I could have saved some relationships that ended because of misunderstandings, frustration and dissatisfaction.