Your consultant is that extra pair of hands, experienced eyes, your knowledgeable advocate every single step of the way through your relocation. As the decisions and choices come all at once and seem overwhelming your consultant is the person you can turn to, to give you information, to answer all your questions, to be honest.
Moving to a new city can be both exciting and daunting at the same time, and with these conflicting emotions come challenges. Being well prepared and knowing what to expect from your new city, how to prepare and organise your relocation tasks, and how to research and choose a community that will meet all of your needs are just a few of the challenges you will face.
I always keep a box of tissues nearby when I’m facilitating a pre departure program.
Why? These programs are often the first time our clients have talked about how they’re feeling – how overwhelmed they feel dealing with the logistics of the move, how anxious they feel about uprooting their family to a completely new country, or how stressed they feel about taking on a new role where they don’t speak the language. Last week I had the partner of an expat burst into tears because they were leaving behind their elderly mother and weren’t sure whether they would see them again. Read More