EX-PATRIATES &

EX-PAT PARTNERS

Going abroad for work or as a partner of an expat is an exciting adventure. Yet around 40% of foreign placement fail or end prematurely. 

BECAUSE OF EMOTIONAL STRESSORS

The ORC Worldwide Survey 2007 found that ex-patriates identified the following top five stress factors: 

 

  • Challenging new job (62.8%)

  • Inability to take part in activities available at home (44.6%)

  • Loss of support network (42.8%)

  • Language and other cultural difficulties (40.7%)

  • Spouse unable to find work (37.9%)

WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? 

CHALLENGE AT WORK

  • Language barrier

  • Cultural difference

  • Working style discrepancies

  • Team dynamic 

  • Boss - subordinate relationship

  • New working environment 

  • Adjustment to ambiguity 

  • Social challenges

CHALLENGE AT HOME

  • Language barrier

  • Cultural difference

  • Spouse unable to find job / social life

  • Loss of social & support network

  • Finding appropriate school for kids

  • Children fitting into new school

  • Setting up new home 

  • Simple tasks (groceries, medical etc) 

BENEFITS OF COACHING

EX-PATS & PARTNERS

  • Outlet of emotions

  • Clarify career & personal goals

  • Take control of the relocation experience 

  • Understand the challenges in this new setting and make steps going forward to make any needed changes

  • Ensure support / encouragement to the partners 

  • Reduced the stress at home 

  • Be more productive at work 

  • Understand the cultural differences

EMPLOYERS

  • Demonstrates commitment & care to their employees

  • Maximise the chances for successful expatriate assignment 

  • More productive employee 

  • Higher chance of retention

  • New ideation

  • Avoid burn-outs 

 
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Based on my personal experience, Mai is an energetic Coach, who knows how to ask the right question at the right time so that I can really look into my situation. 

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