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These sessions can be offered to reinforce and support the transition to a new destination. The sessions provide an opportunity to discuss the expected challenges and set goals to work through the adaptation process and increase success in the new environment.
In many instances, it is the most critical component in the success of an overseas assignment. Coaching sessions can provide the possibility to change the expected challenges into opportunities. Effective adaptations for partners are more likely to succeed when there is knowledge of the possible challenges and a meaningful plan for personal growth.
One of the most unspoken challenges of the nomad life is the moment that many expats fear, returning to their home country, and being left out of the supportive expat bubble.
We will introduce the most important terms, benefits and challenges for anyone who cross cultures, suitable for both organizations, families and individuals What are the advantages and challenges of living a cross cultural life? How does it shape our identity? What does it have to do with loss and grief? How do you answer the question : Where are you from?
Individuals are different, families are different, and organizations have different missions and goals; as do the communities they want to be and belong to. Crossing Cultures can be an amazing experience but is is also a significant challenge. There are 244 million people living outside of their country of birth. The circumstances and locations can be very different but they all share the psychological experience and cycle of transition. They share the common language of global transition. As David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken suggested in their pioneering book: “Third Culture Kids, Growing Up Among Worlds”, those who are introduced to terms like “global nomad”, “ TCK - Third Culture Kid/Adult” and “Cross Cultural Kid/Adult”, feel understood. We believe we can benefit from having a solid understanding of what living overseas, crossing cultures means.
Co-Founder and Director
Daniela Tomer is an Israeli licensed Clinical Psychologist. She is a Mediator, Coach and Trainer and serves as FIGT- Families in Global Transition Counseling and Coaching Affiliate Chair.
We are delighted to share this beautiful article by a young ATCK. With her sensitive words, she describes how she grows up in a physical third world- within the walls - a place that was not exactly Russia or USA. How being the “stayer” in a world of constant change affected her. And finally, how does it feel when you come back to a very familiar place where you recognize everything but it doesn’t recognize you. Enjoy it! Thank you Alexa VujaklijaRead More
There is nothing more powerful than sharing a personal story, we are sharing this guest blog knowing that many of our readers can relate to it. Being a TCK is a complex journey with many challenges, thank you Jezabel for your words of wisdom on unresolved grief and hidden losses.Read More