So… you know where you’re going, and made a good start. You have your offer and the employer confirmed that they want you to join them in this new location next month. What do you need to do? What questions should you be asking to make sure everything is taken care of?
I would love to introduce you to James Meads, the founder of Live Work Germany. James is a native Brit from the Birmingham area, who moved to Germany in 2006 for a career opportunity and has experienced all kinds of ups and downs of living and working in Germany ever since! James agreed to share his […]
My wish would be for everyone to accept that psychotherapy is not just for “lunatics”. It’s surprising how many times I still hear the “Why would I go to a therapist, I’m not crazy, am I?!” They choose to go to a coach instead, but it turns out that the deep emotional challenges that they […]
Much can be said about the ‘soft skills trainings’, both good and bad. I’ve heard various things being said about cross-cultural skills training too. The research however shows clearly that increased cultural intelligence and intercultural skills have a whole range of benefits to the individual as well the organisations they work with.
All the social media feeds are filled with people travelling, living this international life, working with international people. You want to learn about and experience the world, you want to meet other diverse people, you want to make international connections, you want to practice speaking foreign languages. But what if you simply don’t have all […]
There was and will be a lot of talk about the difficulties of adapting to the life abroad, about all the challenges you need to face and attitudes you need to adjust. That’s because it is true that it’s not always easy. Hearing other people’s stories about how they coped can be really helpful for […]
As an employer, manager, HR professional or even a thoughtful team colleague, you need to look after the employees’ well-being and optimal stress levels. When you also have international assignees in the mix this gets even more important!
I keep talking to numerous expats regularly and they are all sharing similar stories about what helped them adjust to their new home abroad. These tips seem to be working very well for expats who are young professionals and students moving abroad.
You arrive in another country – serious professional, accomplished individual. Suddenly it turns out that you don’t know where to start, you depend on other people, you don’t always understand the ones around you, you don’t know where to buy best groceries or where to find certain services. You overpay, you frustrate and eventually – […]
Do you actively observe various interactions between people of different backgrounds? This can be so revealing in terms of what they value, what’s important for them and how that impacts their communication style!