Tag Archives: Expat Coaching

Why Transform Global Mobility

Why transform the global mobility

Over the last twenty years in Human Resources, I noticed that a lot of Expats were frustrated in the process of moving to another country for work. It was not only because their companies paid them another package than what they expected. It was also because a lot of international assignees underestimated the challenge of moving to another country. For example, expats moving to Switzerland often think it will be easier to find affordable childcare, high-quality apartments, and a job for their “trailing” spouse. Most expats believe it will be easy to learn the local language (or they even think we speak English). Most expats believe that they are going to have a great career step after their repatriation. I […]

Navigating the Shadows: Understanding Expatriate Burnout and Trauma


Embarking on an expatriate journey is often portrayed as an exciting adventure, offering the promise of new experiences, cultures, and personal growth. However, beneath the surface of this exhilarating chapter in your life, lies a lesser-explored aspect – the risk of expatriate burnout and trauma. This blog post delves into the challenges faced by individuals living abroad and sheds light on the psychological toll that expatriate life can sometimes take. Expatriate burnout is a phenomenon characterized by chronic physical and emotional exhaustion resulting from prolonged exposure to stressors while living in a foreign country. The factors contributing to burnout can be diverse, ranging from cultural adjustment and language barriers to work-related pressures and isolation. The constant need to adapt to […]

Unlocking Body Learning with the Boudewijn Vermeulen Method


I’m sure you are aware that I have been championing body learning for some time, one of last month’s club sandwiches focused on harnessing emotional intelligence in conjunction with Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) to become a better people leader. This time, I would like to focus on the work of pioneering body learning coach and my coach educator Boudewijn Vermeulen. Vermeulen developed a holistic approach to executive coaching that meshed popular communication techniques with body learning. His method led to higher coaching efficacy and speed and to this day is one of the most effective techniques for learning and personal and professional growth. Boudewijn Vermeulen developed a structured method to improve relationships: the Vermeulen Analysis Model (VAM). His approach involved […]