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Navigate your international assignment for success with business coaching & consulting

You have been relocated on an international assignment. It could be in the form of a posting, a deployment, an exchange, or to participate in a project or visit. What an amazing opportunity to advance your career! International assignments can not only often open doors for a promotion within the company, they also offer personal and professional growth. You’re bound to gain valuable experiences, cultural insights, and language skills that enhance your professional capabilities. Living and working in a different country exposes you to diverse cultures, customs, and ways of doing business.

However, reports show that the failure rate of expatriates on foreign assignments has remained consistently high at 40% over the past 40 years. Why is that?

You will agree that international assignments evoke a mix of excitement and apprehension, encompassing problems that extend into both professional and personal realms. The typical assignment lifecycle consists of six phases: Pre-assignment, Honeymoon, Culture shock, Integration, Career development and Repatriation, each of which is fraught with their own challenges.

Assignees I’ve worked with approached me for support due to job and work environment challenges, communication and relationship building issues, work-life conflicts, missing support network, cultural adaptation, language barriers, emotional well-being and health.

What would you add?

Although your assignment might pose some challenges, achieving extraordinary outcomes is definitely within reach, provided you receive extensive support during each phase of your expat life cycle. Fortunately at Lucy Bolin Coaching, we address your concerns and customise our approach to adapt to your expectations and personal circumstances to ensure your well-being and success.

Who is the service for?

The service is designed for current expats and expats-to-be who relate to the following

  • Relocated for an international assignment, job, project
  • Professionals
  • Executives, team leads, head of departments, managers
  • C-suite executives
  • High-achievers, high-performers

What’s included?

  • A helicopter view of current situation and identifying biggest challenges
  • Career perspectives and aspirations
  • Personal branding & leveraging strengths
  • Intercultural and emotional intelligence
  • Managing cross-cultural teams
  • Assertive communication
  • Leadership coaching: trust, delegation, motivating, communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Time management & prioritisation
  • 360 feedback and performance review
  • Strategy and goal setting
  • Resilience and life balance

What are the potential benefits?

Remember, a well-prepared and supported assignment is more likely to have you thrive abroad, contributing to the success of the company, yourself and your family. With careful planning and ongoing support, your assignment abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. The cultural immersion, foreign language competencies, professional business acumen, and intercultural management skills are just some of the wins. Having an expat coach accompanying you during your transition or when already abroad ensures that you are in control and can, as a result, take full advantage of your international assignment and career ambitions.

Book your free appointment

Our recommended service provider is Lucy Bolin Coaching. Lucyna Bolin is an expat coach working with internationals around the world, having been an expat herself for 20 years in 5 different countries. She\'s a certified coach with a MA in Culture, Communication and Branding and a BA in Teaching. She worked in multinationals in London, Frankfurt and Barcelona as a corporate soft-skills trainer and coach. It’s her mission to empower expats to make their stay abroad meaningful and worthwhile according to their own definition of success.

Complete this form below and Lucy will contact you to schedule a 40’ complimentary session to understand your current situation and define how she can best support you. Since every expat journey is unique, the service will be tailored to your specific needs if you decide to work together.