Intercultural Coaching

Are you:

  • Living abroad?
  • Moving abroad for work?
  • Following a spouse relocating abroad?

Intercultural coaching is an opportunity for you to think about the new life you are starting and consider how you are going to manage the change and overcome culture shock to create a fulfilling and enriching experience of living and working in a foreign country. Whether you are moving for a fixed assignment or your stay is open-ended, I can help you thrive on the transition, integrate, and use this international opportunity to create a rewarding experience and a new life you will love.

I can help you adapt to your new country and culture, managing the impact of this massive change on every aspect of your life, including: looking for work and furthering your career; creating a network and building friendships; starting and growing a relationship; maintaining a happy and harmonious family life; keeping up with hobbies and interests, and staying healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Intercultural coaching can help you integrate and become effective in a new workplace more quickly and smoothly – with fewer misunderstandings and missteps! Greater awareness of your host country’s history and customs as well as its values and communication style will ease your transition and help you create positive and productive working relationships with colleagues.

Or maybe you are:

  • Working as part of a multicultural team
  • Operating within an international context in your home country
  • Managing ex-pats within your team
  • Dealing with partners and suppliers from other countries

The aim of intercultural coaching for multicultural teams is not simply to overcome language and cultural barriers but to use differences between team members to your advantage. It’s about helping people work together and communicate effectively so that cultural differences feed respect, curiosity and give rise to new creative thinking.     

As a manager, a greater understanding of your team’s values, sensitivities and communication style can help you get the best from your team, avoid clashes, and foster an enriching and harmonious working environment. When dealing with foreign suppliers and partners, greater cultural awareness facilitates every exchange and can give you a significant advantage in negotiations.

Intercultural coaching can be delivered on an individual basis or with teams and groups.

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What my clients say about me

Improved my quality of life

“By putting in place just some of the ideas that I discussed with Joanne, I have really improved my quality of life. Joanne provided me with a more human way to see my life, and I am now clearer about my personal path.

A safe place to speak and be heard

“Joanne offered me a safe, non judgemental space to speak and be heard, after a difficult time of change in my life. Every session offered understanding, compassion, a challenge to my thoughts, and useful tools for me to use between sessions. Months later, I still use the tools shared, and look forward to the mailing list articles. In every article or session, Joanne always leaves me with a pearl of wisdom to make me think, act or reflect."

I have built the business I wanted with success

"I started my journey with Joanne to improve work-life balance and progressively used our kind and relaxed conversations to help me understand and build the business I really wanted with great success."

Joanne Archibald Coaching

Joanne Archibald is an ICF-certified coach working with international clients in both French and English. Trained by the CTI in the Co-Active coaching method, she offers sessions both face to face and by Skype/telephone. Whether you are looking to improve aspects of your personal life, such as relationships, family, career or health; or you are looking to optimise the performance of your managers and executives, Joanne can help you achieve sustainable results.

Certified by the International Coach Federation.

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