Minding people, profit and planet: Culture Class helps people bone up their communication skills to realise their ambitions across borders.
An innovative training approach combines cultural intelligence, self-management and psychological methods with practical exercises and a pinch of art.
Expat coaching offers expats a personalised sidekick for a smooth and encouraging process of settling in into the destination country. A therapeutical input can be added whenever wanted to help you handle whatever might hold you back in social relations, new job roles, parenthood or life stages.
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Rapid processes of globalisation make the development of intercultural competence of critical importance to personal well-being and professional effectiveness. Fortunately most people succeed in getting used to living and working in an international environment at some point and on their own.
However, where time and positive results come into play, the personal and professional costs of underachieving show to be as high as the unlikelihood that intercultural differences disappear by themselves.
For example, did you know that :
- Up to 40% of all business expatriates never finish their original assignments and return home early?
- As many as 20% of the managers returning early felt unable to cope with the demands of living and working in a foreign culture?
Of those expats and migrants needing support, only a small proportion knows to find it, often only after issues have already dramatically escalated . And of those who did receive help, the majority dropped out early or report not having improved upon treatment.
- About 50% of migrants and expats, living and working under new circumstances fail to meet previous levels of efficacy and performance?
Research has shown that costs for U.S. companies run op to $250,000 for every uncompleted assignment, even without taking the psychological consequences, the costs of missed business deals, expat turnover and damaged business reputations into account.