Are you a foreigner working in the Netherlands? A Dutch professional working abroad or planning to work as an expat? Then expat coaching by GORTcoaching might be something for you.
Expat coaching will help you cope with the foreign culture so that you can prevent it from causing any problems in your new working environment. Working in other cultural environments can lead to communicative difficulties that intervene with the quality of your work. The expatriate’s family might also have trouble adjusting to the new way of life, which can lead to issues at home as well as at work or school. At GORTcoaching we believe in equality in our coaching programs, meaning that our coaches are former expatriates themselves and have a lot of international working experience.
Long distance (abroad) coaching possible
Former expatriate coaches
Adjustable to your specific wishes
- €139,- euro per hour (excl. VAT) for businesses
- For private individuals we offer a special tariff of 99,- euro per hour (incl. VAT)
Duration of programme
5 to 15 appointments. Personally adjusted by you and your coach.
When to start
Usually it’s possible to start a coaching programma any time, anywhere.
Our USP's for expat coaching
- Face-to-face coaching on location, over the telephone, via Skype or E-mail.
- Specialized expat coaches experienced in working and living abroad.
- Due to years of experience, GORTcoaching has become a coaching specialist and works with only the best coaches.
- We offer coaching for dutch expats abroad, foreign expats in the Netherlands, as well as expat relatives.
- The coaching program is adjusted to your specific wishes.
Choose your expat coaching programme
Most of the time an expatriate brings along his/her family when moving to a foreign country. These relatives can also come across cultural difficulties that will make their stay abroad less pleasant. GORTcoaching doesn’t only offer coaching for the expat’s themselves but also for there relatives, in order to lend support to the family as a whole during their transition.
Before departing to work abroad for a longer period of time it’s important to be well-prepared. Working in a new cultural environment can bring with it a variety of (unexpected) challenges. Moving abroad and taking on a new job with new colleagues can be hard enough as it is, however it will be even harder when you are unprepared for the cultural differences. You can expect both personal and work-related surprises. Our pre-departure expat coaching optimally prepares you for your work experience abroad and builds on your knowledge of what to expect from the new country.
When you work abroad and you experience personal or work-related problems, it can be comforting to be coached by an expert with a similar cultural background who speaks your language. Over the telephone, via email and Skype, GORTcoaching offers you the possibility to flexibly attend your coaching program from abroad while speaking your own language.
Cultural awareness coaching
The biggest problems for foreign professionals in the Netherlands and for dutch professionals abroad are the cultural differences. Because of cultural differences, misunderstandings can quickly build up and hinder you from working efficiently and communicating effectively. Through cultural awareness coaching you can learn about the differences between your culture and that of the new home country. This will enable you to become more aware of the differences and to effectively bridge the gaps to facilitate smooth communication and thereby mutual understanding.
Our specialized expat coaches
This is Fan: analytical, perspective broadening, solution-oriented
Target group: introverts, managers, expats, intercultural professionals
Coaching specialties: introverts & work, communication, building self-confidence
International experiences: lived/worked in Belgium, China, the Netherlands
Languages: Dutch, Flemish, French, English, Mandarin Chinese (proficient in German)
Location: Amsterdam area
This is Manon: warm, easy to approach, open minded
Target group: self employed, higher educated, professionals, expatriates
Coaching specialities: career coaching, executive coaching, personal development
International experiences: lived/worked in the United States, the Netherlands
Languages: English, Dutch (proficiency: French, German, Spanish, Hebrew)
Location: The Hague & Leiden area
This is Masja: pragmatic, no-nonsense, open minded, focused
Target group: Young professionals, expats
Coaching specialties: career coaching, (re)orientation, personal development, personal branding, communication
International experiences: Born and raised as an expat child in Switzerland, Studied in the Netherlands, lived and worked in the UK, working on a global level for a multinational
Languages: Dutch, English (proficient in German, French)
Location: Amsterdam area, Haarlem and Alkmaar
Or choose your coach based on location
Below is an overview of our expat coaches’ locations throughout the country. Do you see a coach near you? Click on the location to view the coach’s profile.
No coach in your area? Call us at +31 88 170 1500 to inquire if there are any other English-speaking coaches near you.
Or choose your coach based on availability
Do you have a certain day and time in mind when you’d like to schedule your free intake with a coach? Have a look at the agenda below to see when our expat coaches are available. Schedule the intake via their profiles or contact us at 088 170 1500 or use our chat and we will gladly assist you.
Fan is in Amsterdam
Fan is in Haarlem
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