When working with people from different cultural backgrounds, do you also sometimes feel a strong emotion, but find it difficult to pin down why it is even actually there and what it means? If it’s anger you could feel your heart racing, your body finding it hard to just stay still – maybe you’re […]
We are often faced with many questions when going somewhere new for the first time. What’s it going to be like? What are the people there like? How should I behave so that they accept me and trust me? What should I do to be successful in this new environment?
Introversion is not a disease. But those who are introverted know that being that way can pose some challenges in today’s world. There is a tendency to reward primarily extrovert behaviours, such as the ability to quickly build rapport with multiple colleagues during a networking event, express your emotions openly or socialise in a work […]
It seems like these days extroverts rule the world – would you agree? Everyone seems to attend 50 networking events per year, make speeches at TedTalks, record YouTube videos or run their own companies…
Often in various business magazines and articles we hear about the acronym SMART. It relates to goals, that have to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound (there are also other words that sometimes stand behind those letters, but the idea is generally the same). I used this model myself to structure many of my […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s so easy to fall into the busy spiral of all the move logistics – the boxes, the travel, the shipping, the bank account, the apartment… A lot of us forget however that our mental well-being is also a big part of the move. The stress and frantic running around are not particularly helpful with […]
How do you feel when you realise how much there is to do before moving abroad? I know, I know… better not think about it.
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