Bananabelt Business & Culture School
176A Christina Street North,
Sarnia, ON, N7T 5T9
+1 (519) 336-1836
Appoint an interculturalist coach to work with your assignee over the long term. The coach’s job starts before departure and most often ends after repatriation.
A coach is not only a well-trained interculturalist but also understands corporate culture, HR, international travel, global mobility matters and above all, human nature.
Coaches are great sound boards and counsellors. They are armed with insight and bags full of tips, tricks and methodologies that make international assignments and repatriation successful.
One powerful aspect about a third-party professional coaches is that they are exactly that, third-party professionals, outsiders where confidentiality is eased and company politics do not influence the relationship.
Expats or assigness may sound-board to an external professional at any level. This professional is not in a position to negotiate contracts or additional benefits for the assignee, and will therefore not be encumbered with that aspect. Some companies, however, prefer that coaches work through particular channels whether they be a global mobility service provider, the company's HR, or other contact persons within the company. Many companies prefer for coaches to work in an environment where assignees are assured of full confidentiality. There are many options, and we can help you find a solution within your company's policy.
It has happened in the past that we find it more expedient for a coach to sub-contract associates in the remote location. This may have certain cost benefits and could be beneficial to better integrate an expat into the remote community. All along, however, we remain responsible for the project and report as such.
Give us a call to help design a solution.
Our training facilities in Sarnia, Ontario are available for your local training requirements.