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For expatriates and their families

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People with a “global mindset” learn things about other cultures; they travel, put themselves in unfamiliar situations and get to know people from other parts of the world. But what really defines them is that they enjoy doing so (cf. Thunderbird’s Global Mindset Inventory).

Cultural customs and some of these behaviours can be taught, but how can we teach people to enjoy them?

We offer workshops for companies, expats, international students and for the people who support them (eg. HR professionals, coaches, consultants, counsellors and psychotherapists).

Services for companies

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We offer CPD sessions for HR professionals, coaches, counsellors and psychotherapists, aimed at deepening the understanding of relocation as a psychological event and reflecting on how to work with expatriates and their families.

We introduce a framework and a simple self-assessment tool, but our approach is primarily to support self-awareness through experiential exercises, group sharing and one-to-one conversations.

 

Past and future events with:

North Lancashire Lancashire Counselling Services

The Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP)

CPD for HR professionals, coaches, consultants, counsellors and psychotherapists working with expats

Participants in a team workshop (High Tech industry, with colleagues from Europe, Asia and the USA):

 

  • “Was the training valuable to you? YES! Initially I was concerned if the training would truly add value to our team, but I was impressed how the group stayed focused.  Afterwards, we all agreed that the method used allowed us to better understand cultural differences and improve our communication."

 

  • “I was surprised about the effect the training had. Is this beneficial for other groups? Yes for sure.”

 

  • “I thought the training was very helpful.  It was good to hear what challenges people have communicating with me and to be able to verbalize the challenges that I have communicating with others.”

 

  • “The training helped me recognize that I need to speak up more. It helped build relationships in a very short period of time.”

Cultural awareness is not ‘knowing things about other cultures’, it is the willingness to continuously learn to be more familiar with what is unfamiliar.

Developing cultural awareness or a “global mindset” requires a profound change of attitude. It can only be facilitated through experience and self-reflection.

In helping our clients develop a new perspective on culture and a deeper awareness of their own cultural experiences, we help them become more open to others. This change in attitude towards culture and diversity – learning to enjoy diversity – is the building block that leads to behavioural change.