Testimonials re Cross-Cultural Adaptability Coaching

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These testimonials are from expatriates who, together with their family members (including children), directly benefited from GROVEWELL’s more family- and community-oriented Cross-Cultural Adaptability Coaching.

See also testimonials from leaders of global corporations, including expatriates in leadership roles, whose on-the-job effectiveness and career trajectories improved as a direct result of COACHING FOR GLOBAL ADVANTAGE.
 

"We went to this workshop with inhibition but, looking back, it was the most useful workshop I ever attended."

[My wife and I] would like to thank you for an excellent coaching workshop, Gateway to the USA, organized by GROVEWELL. We went to this workshop with a lot of inhibition, but looking back I can say that this was the most useful workshop I ever attended. It...changed our outlook and perspective on the U.S., both personally and professionally. We have seen dramatic results after each workshop. The first workshop, which addressed our transition to U.S. culture, was outstanding. The second workshop transformed our personal relationship and helped us to understand each other and cope with the changes that [his wife] was facing. Moreover, it insured my professional success. The program for [their young son] was fantastic.... We sincerely appreciate the passion that was demonstrated by [GROVEWELL's coaches]. Their deep understanding of different cultures and involvement in helping us was outstanding. Thanks for such an outstanding coach and vendor.

Amar Bhanushali, e-mail to his supervisor about GROVEWELL's coaching [USA]

 

"Thank you for your guidance re international parenting. Guilherme [age 5] said he enjoyed Saturday the most."

Thank you for providing us such valuable guidance in terms of international parenting. Just to give you an idea how powerful the program was, Guilherme [age 5] told us that Saturday was the day he enjoyed the most. Julia and Gabriela [younger siblings] said that they are looking forward to be five years old and get the same folder as Guilherme does.

E-mail from expatriate coachee/parent Alexandre Peixoto to GROVEWELL's children's coach [USA]

 

Andrea and I immensely enjoyed the session and learned more about India in our limited time together than we had in all of our previous reading and discussions. We sincerely appreciate you both!

E-mail from Nathan Keilholz to his GROVEWELL coach and country resource person for India [USA]


 

"Our session provided us with great insight into life in Russia, and we appreciated your style of presentation."

Thank you both very much for such an enjoyable, valuable session on Friday. It provided us with great insight into life in Russia, and we really appreciated your style of presentation. — Shamus Whyte

We took so much away from Friday's session. You helped us recognize areas that we should work on to help us prepare and established an exciting tone our upcoming adventure. Thank you so much for that! — Leah Whyte

Separate unsolicited e-mails from the Whytes to their GROVEWELL coach and country resource person for Russia [USA]

 

"I’m so sorry that I can’t get further coaching from you."

Dear Sandro, my wife and I were so touched yesterday. I can’t thank you enough. If I look back at the past year, I was able to adapt fast to new environment, work hard and get a good result thanks to your timely and sincere advice. I was so excited to meet you and learn your experience, knowledge and wisdom here in Canada. I’m so sorry that I can’t get further coaching from you. You are the BEST coach I have ever met. If you don’t mind, I would like to keep in touch with you after I’ll be back to Korea. Hope you will be going well. Many thanks.

E-mail from SunKeun Huh to his GROVEWELL coach [Canada]

 

You are a true professional and our time with you was wisely spent. We would recommend your services to others.

E-mail from expatriate couple to their GROVEWELL coach


 

These testimonials are from expatriates who, together with their family members (including children), directly benefited from GROVEWELL’s more family- and community-oriented Cross-Cultural Adaptability Coaching.

See also testimonials from leaders of global corporations, including expatriates in leadership roles, whose on-the-job effectiveness and career trajectories improved as a direct result of COACHING FOR GLOBAL ADVANTAGE.
 

"We felt more oriented and aware of the critical aspects of the transition, and of ways to deal with them!"

We had an excellent session with Roberta. The content was very good and appropriate, and Roberta's experience and expertise were really key to the success of the session. After the session my wife and I felt more oriented and aware of some of the critical aspects of the transition, and of some ways to deal better with them! Very nice start of the GROVEWELL coaching program!!

E-mail from Tulio Oliveira regarding his GROVEWELL coach [Brazil]

 

"You helped us make decisions about how we want to come across in the U.S. to get the desired results."

Jo Ann you have a been a star! Both Kirsty and I genuinely valued your coaching. For me, you've helped a lot with various situations at work and my career for which your guidance has been invaluable. However for both Kirsty and me, you have also helped us adjust to life in the U.S. and make some conscious decisions about how we want to come across in certain situations to get the desired results. In summary, you have been great or should that be 'excellent'?! ;-)

E-mail from Adrian Whitford to his GROVEWELL coach [USA]

 

I realized after the [first coaching session] that it's actually the first time I shared so much of my feelings and thinkings with someone in the United States since I came six months ago.

Unsolicited e-mail from a coachee to her GROVEWELL coach


 

"You helped me approach [my colleagues] to be a member of the team and realize my potential in the U.K."

When I think about my assignment from Brazil to the U.K., one of the most important preparations I had was the cultural coaching. It really helped me and my wife to understand English behavior and values, and how to approach them to be a member of the team and realize my potential in the U.K. Then before I returned home to Brazil, GROVEWELL’s repatriation coaching was very important in helping me set my priorities to reorganize my personal and professional life there. One important part of the repatriation coaching was to help me conduct the career conversations with my line managers in Brazil. Another point was the help I got from the coach on how to balance my career/life goals with my wife’s goals. Of course, after one year living in the U.K., these goals had changed, so we had to talk about some difficult questions (facilitated by our coach).

Reply to a request for feedback from Daniel Santos re his GROVEWELL coach [United Kingdom]

 

"I wanted you to know that your coachee has been singing the praises of the cultural coaching he received!"

I just wanted you to know that Peter Hawkes has been singing the praises of the cross-cultural coaching that he and his family received! I haven’t had feedback directly from him yet, but according to his host HR, he felt that the training content was excellent (both the training that he/his wife received, and the training that his daughter received), and that it was really well timed for them – he apparently feels that this training has helped the family settle in, and has supported a smooth transition for them.

Sent to GROVEWELL by a manager regarding GROVEWELL's leadership coach and children's coach [USA]

 

"Thank you for your time and advice, which has made such a difference on my approach to life.

Note on Christmas card from a coachee to his GROVEWELL coach

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