Many people come to live and work in Italy each year, either as the spouse of an employee sent on assignment, or they are fulfilling a lifelong dream of living here. In either case, the transition is not always without its challenges. These can range from being overcome with moments of being powerless and disconnected, issues in finding suitable and rewarding employment, general culture shock, or intense feelings of being lonely and feeling sorry for oneself.
Expatriate Coaching provides a unique opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and experience through the changing of certain behaviors and patterns, the new environment in which you find yourself. Relocating to a new country can be challenging and cultural differences can cause a lot of headaches and frustrations, however, once they are explored and understood, new opportunities and positive life experiences emerge. Having lived and worked in four countries, the Expatriate world is something I am very familiar with. For this reason, I have developed an expatriate coaching program that I call ‘Ultimate Italy’.
During ‘Ultimate Italy’, we will focus on:
How does ‘Ultimate Italy’ work?
a). It starts with an initial one-hour session. This is where you and I work together to determine exactly what you want your life in Italy to be like and how you can specifically achieve these goals and objectives. This session may also be done by phone if distance doesn’t permit a face-to-face meeting. Additional individual sessions can also be booked, at my standard fee, should you feel that you need extra support outside the pre-scheduled phone appointments.
b). Following this initial call, you will be entitled to two one-hour or four one-hour (these can be personalized to facilitate a person’s needs and/or circumstances) phone calls a month with me. These calls will be an opportunity to discuss any blocks you may be experiencing and I will provide you with all the necessary encouragement, support and knowledge you will need in order to keep on track until you reach the goals and objectives you are pursuing in Italy.
c). I will also be in contact with you by e-mail during the coaching period suggesting contacts, resources, as well as effective strategies that will help you to stay motivated and focused while creating your new life in Italy.
Through Expatriate Coaching, you will see how your world can change, if you change yourself. You will be required to change your perspectives, challenge your limitations, and encouraged to let go of your fears and doubts, but it will all be worth it as you see your life blossom in the new destination! Simply put – if you are feeling tested, then the coaching is working!