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LANGUAGE SKILLS

Languages:

  • English: Fluent (Native Proficiency)

  • French: Proficient (Second Language)

Proficiency Levels:

  • Fluent: Native proficiency, strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient: French: Advanced conversational and written skills, comfortable in professional settings.

CULTURAL COMPETENCIES:

Global Cultural Fluency: With over 20 years of international experience, I have developed a deep understanding of diverse cultural nuances, allowing me to navigate and connect with individuals from various backgrounds.

Cross-Cultural Communication: Proficient in bridging language and cultural gaps, I facilitate effective communication in multicultural environments, promoting understanding and harmony.

Cultural Sensitivity: I approach every interaction with cultural sensitivity, respecting diverse perspectives and valuing the richness that different backgrounds bring to the table.

 

Adaptability: Having lived and worked on 2 continents, I am adept at adapting to new environments, understanding and respecting local customs, and seamlessly integrating into diverse communities.

Language Proficiency Certification: My proficiency in both English and French, coupled with my TEFL certification, enables me to teach English as a foreign language, providing valuable language support to expatriates.

Intercultural Competence Training: Through extensive training and practical experience, I have honed my skills in intercultural competence, allowing me to excel in cross-cultural settings and provide valuable support to expatriates.

Relocation Mobility Certification:  Relocation Mobility, further enhancing my ability to provide comprehensive support to individuals navigating international transitions.

CRITICAL THINKING

Cultural competency in critical thinking refers to the ability to analyze and evaluate situations, issues, or ideas within the context of diverse cultural perspectives. It involves considering how cultural norms, values, and beliefs may influence the way information is interpreted and decisions are made. This competency enables individuals to approach problems with sensitivity and open-mindedness, recognizing that different cultures may have unique approaches and solutions.

With 25+ years of experience working in multicultural teams/environments on an international scale cultural competency in critical thinking involves a combination of cultural awareness, adaptability, and analytical skills. It allows individuals to approach complex situations with a global mindset, valuing diversity and leveraging it as a source of strength and innovation. This exposure and experience has helped me master cultural competency in critical thinking providing the ability to:

 

  1. Recognize Cultural Biases: Identify potential biases or assumptions that may arise from one's cultural background and be able to set them aside to consider alternative viewpoints.

  2. Adapt Communication Styles: Tailor communication strategies to suit the cultural preferences and expectations of team members, ensuring clarity and mutual understanding.

  3. Analyze Complex Situations: Evaluate complex issues or challenges in a way that takes into account the cultural dimensions that may be at play, recognizing that solutions may need to be culturally sensitive.

  4. Problem-Solve Across Cultures: Generate innovative solutions that respect and accommodate diverse cultural perspectives, leveraging the strengths that different backgrounds bring to the table.

  5. Promote Inclusivity: Advocate for inclusive practices within the team or organization, ensuring that decisions and actions consider the needs and perspectives of all stakeholders.

  6. Navigate Cultural Differences: Effectively manage conflicts or disagreements that may arise due to cultural differences, finding constructive and respectful ways to resolve issues

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COACHING & TRAINING

Personalized guidance and training for cultural adjustment, fostering resilience, and promoting overall well-being.

Cultural Adjustment Coaching

This coaching program provides tailored support for individuals navigating new cultures, offering practical strategies and insights for a smoother transition and a deeper sense of belonging.

Resilience Training

Designed to build emotional strength and adaptability, this training equips individuals with the tools to thrive in challenging situations and maintain a positive outlook.

Well-being Guidance

Focusing on holistic health, this program offers guidance on nutrition, mindfulness, and self-care practices to nurture physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

ESL Train the Trainer Guidance

For those interested in teaching English as a second language, this training program offers expert guidance and resources to become an effective and impactful ESL instructor.

WELLNESS

Tailored programs designed for expatriates to support their holistic well-being during cultural transitions and international experiences.

Program A

A comprehensive program focusing on mindfulness and stress management techniques to promote emotional well-being and resilience in expatriates.

Program B

This program emphasizes sustainable living practices and nutrition education to enhance physical health and vitality for expatriates living abroad.

Program C

Designed to foster a sense of belonging and community, this program offers social integration activities and networking opportunities for expatriates, promoting a supportive environment.

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WELLNESS

Tailored programs designed for expatriates to support their holistic well-being during cultural transitions and international experiences.

Program A

A comprehensive program focusing on mindfulness and stress management techniques to promote emotional well-being and resilience in expatriates.

Program B

This program emphasizes sustainable living practices and nutrition education to enhance physical health and vitality for expatriates living abroad.

Program C

Designed to foster a sense of belonging and community, this program offers social integration activities and networking opportunities for expatriates, promoting a supportive environment.

Image by Mutzii
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