Maybe you moved abroad for a job, a relationship, or just for a fresh start, and things aren’t exactly going how you imagined. Things that were obvious or easy back home are difficult in a new and different culture.
I get it. Relocation is tough! I’m all too familiar with the struggles and frustrations of understanding and adjusting to a new culture.
My international career began in Seoul, South Korea where I taught English as a second language to students and professionals, and faced the daunting task of being a black American woman of mixed heritage in a part of the world where everything was the opposite of the life I had known. If only I knew then what I know now, it would have been so much easier—and more fun! Since then, I’ve traveled a lot and am currently in my fifth long-term international stay. Amidst the various language barriers and cultural complexities, I’ve struggled to form personal relationships and pave a professional path; I’ve felt isolated and alone. I understand what you’re going through.
When I began studying and training in intercultural communication and competence it was a truly revelatory experience. When you understand why and how people are different, it makes it that much easier to appreciate and understand the difference so you can be more accepting and more effective in your relationships.
I work with young professionals from all over the world who are struggling to find jobs in their field, work with intercultural teams, make friends, or understand their in-laws. I want you to have a better experience. Working with me, you’ll develop the skills and mindset to tap into another type of knowledge.
Real Life: Live and Work Abroad Successfully
Whether you are living or working abroad short- or long-term, it’s your life—real life—and being able to maximize your experience is essential. It is possible to feel at home, integrate into local culture, and create professional and social networks. By understanding the culture, you can minimize the effects of and manage culture shock, increasing your level of comfort and decreasing anxiety, frustration, and loneliness.
I offer a variety of work and life coaching programs, tailored to your individual needs.
Real Leadership: Leading Effective Global Teams
Global and remote teams face unique challenges. Behind the tech there are real people with real needs and wants. Today’s leaders must be prepared to understand and lead diverse global and remote teams by understanding the layers of culture that influence how we interact, communicate, and work.
That’s where I come in.
I help leaders understand the cultural dynamics at play that influence how people work and communicate, increasing their capacity to effectively lead diverse teams.