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Are you an expat who wants to:
then DoSo! Expat Coaching is a place for you to start your personal growth. You can choose one of the workshops (see Workshop tab) or the individual sessions.
Why expat coaching?
The aim of expat coaching is to assist you in finding a balanced and happy life once living abroad away from your home country. Living abroad can be very exciting but can be also a cause of anxiety, stress and homesickness.
Expat coaching can help you in building a bridge between your 'old' and 'new' life. How can I have a meaningful life while living abroad? What new roles and relationships I want and am I willing to go for? What gives me back my feeling of security?
During the coaching sessions you will find the answers to those questions and will learn to fully enjoy your 'new' expat life.
Expat Coaching via Skype
DoSo! offers a new solution for expats, coaching via Skype or telephone. Wherever in the world you are, you can benefit from this online coaching solution. Are you preparing to leave abroad for new assignment? The expat coaching sessions can help you greatly to make a good start. Are you already living abroad and struggling with settling down or simply need help to get things clear for yourself? The expat coaching Skype sessions can assist you in feeling at home in a new place, making new priorities and having more fulfilled life. How does it work?
1. The first step is to arrange a free 'get-to-know-each-other' session via Skype/telephone. The session last 20 minutes. During this session we will discuss your question / problem and you will learn about my way of working. There we will also decide if we want to continue further.
2. The second step is a full intake session via Skype/telephone and it takes 60 minutes. The objective of the intake is to set up the clear objectives and deliverables of expat coaching /counseling and decide on the focus areas. There, we would also decide how many sessions are needed and how often are the meetings taking place.
3. The third step is a coaching program which is designed based on your needs and your specific question or problem. You can choose out of three programs. On a special request an individual program would be designed.
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Your 'new' life has begun and then...
Often moving abroad causes a major shift in your daily activities. You leave your old job, your relations with family and friends are on a distance, you stop temporarily your hobbies etc. This shift is in the beginning compensated by new activities such as the search for a new house, finding new work etc. Once the novelty has worn out, you might experience all sorts of mixed feelings from happiness to despair. You can also go through an identity crisis. Who am I without my roles, relationships and job? Am I still the same person? And what about the recognition I used to get for fulfilling those functions?
Outcome of the research
Research on expatriation over the last years shows that the most common reason for the failure of an international assignment is dissatisfaction of accompanying partner (especially if the latter is not employed during the duration of the assignment). The dissatisfied family forces expats to either leave the country earlier and move back home or can be a result of family break-ups.
Most of the (wo)men lead a successful professional life before moving overseas. In order to support the career of their partners they need to temporarily or permanently put their own careers aside. The career break can be perceived in various ways. It may be viewed in a more optimistic way: women can think they finally take a break and enjoy not working, simply enjoy the adventure and the new country. Other women can perceive it in a more negative way. They can think of it as an interruption in their own carrier, feel disconnected from their family and friends, or think they need to sacrifice themselves for the sake of their partner's carrier.