Spouses and partners are expected to slide into a new role of full time homemaker – often after years of working in a professional capacity. Working as an intercultural consultant with the expat or assignee (person being transferred to another country for work) and their spouses and children helps ease their transition and helps them to achieve success in the personal and professional aspects of their new role. Spouses and partners are usually the ones to experience the overwhelm first because the assignee usually 'hits the ground running' and is often consumed by the new role and familiarising themselves with their new colleagues, roles and responsibilities. This can result in the spouse feeling overwhelmed and left to figure out how to manage the household and the remaining responsibilities.
An intercultural consultant can help smooth the transition into a new culture and help you to create a plan for success in your new location. Connect with us at www.rmclanguages.com for more information.