This last week has, beyond a doubt, brought me way out of my comfort zone. As it may not have been reported in your local or national news, my home of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso experienced a brutal terrorist attack targeted at Westerners in the heart of the capital. How to best manage when you are way out of your comfort zone is actually an element of the podcast featured in this month´s contribution.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Louise Wiles from the Thriving Abroad team for their Inspiring Expat Podcast series. This podcast is full of best practices for both expats and the organizations that send them abroad.
In the first half of this podcast, you´ll discover:
- How to integrate in countries where it is hard to make friends as an adult.
- Two very embarrassing moments from my youth that foreshadow my life-long passion for international life
- The importance for a family to know the boundaries of their own comfort zone and how to plan for when life takes you outside of them
In the second half, we focus on:
- Why it is so important for an organization to support the accompanying partner
- How expats can best steer the direction of their careers
- What expat partners can do when they feel “stuck”
- One critical factor an organization should consider for assignment success
Hear this insight, and more, all right here in Episode 10 of the Inspiring Expat Podcast Series.
(Not a big fan of podcasts? Check out the transcript).
Here is to making the best of life abroad,
p.s. If you are in a role that supports expats, check out the results from these client examples and email me now to start a conversation on how I could best support you.