Intercultural coaching

We will provide international crisis management for business executives, their spouse and their family. If they are insufficiently prepared for their stay in Germany, it will affect their professional and private life: The impatriate cannot handle the German business culture and his family struggles with the daily life in Germany. The vicious cycle closes - the problems in the private life will affect the efficiency of the new employee, he is also not able to assist his family and the marriage starts to fall apart.

The application of familiar behavioural patterns does not work anymore. Problems seem to be insurmountable - this is the central element of the "culture shock". A normal process, which every person in a foreign culture has to pass through, however not everybody will admit to it.

Quite often the new employee will consider returning to his home country after a few months. According to experience he usually talks about this quite late to his colleagues and superiors, as nobody likes to reveal any weak points.

Here assists the psychological and practical coaching for individual crisis management - professionally and privately. The joint analysis of problems and elaboration of strategies for solutions will provide encouragement. The success will motivate to continue and the family will learn to handle and solve the difficulties.

Contact Ines Hofmann, as she knows the cultural differences from her own experience over many years, and you can confidently rely on her expertise.

The culture shock will become an outstanding opportunity for foreigners to understand the German culture and to feel and behave like at home, without loosing the own cultural identity.

Research shows that the intensive and conscious completion of this crisis leads to basic perceptional and behavioural changes. Related persons perceive this successful exchange of perspectives as a positive and extremely enriching experience.

Based on concrete examples we will show how foreigners can categorize and analyze certain situations here in Germany. Leading from that, we will develop individual behavioural strategies for the expected stress factors.