The Expat Journey is a Hero's Journey
Expat Hero is founded by Nanna Hauch with a mission to empower and increase the well-being of Globally Mobile Families and individuals enabling expats living the lives they dream of.
At Expat Hero we are dedicated to enhancing well-being among expats, transforming the international journey in to a personal development quest. We want to help you make your expat journey, your Hero's Journey.
By increasing awareness and insights on intercultural dynamics and the impact of culture shock on mental health Expat Hero aim at supporting individuals, couples, families and organizations create psychologically safe relationships and cultures.
Are your expats off to the best start?
Are you an international company concerned with the well being of your expats and their accompanying families?
Family well-being is the key to success!
For successful expatriation, family well-being is of vital importance for the assigned employee, directly affecting productivity and job satisfaction. The demand for employee and family mobility has increased significantly, and we specialize in assisting expat families to deal with the emotional challenges in the wake of expatriation.
We are a team of experienced counselors and coaches within the fields of psychology, family counseling, psychotherapy and coaching.
On-going coaching & counseling
Tailormade packages for the entire family
Networks for accompanying spouses
Independent counseling is important because:
Expatriation stresses family dynamics
Expatriation places pressure on the out-posted employee and the accompanying family
Inevitably expatriation causes stress – no matter the level of experience
When the upheaval takes your breath away it’s often a taboo
When the supporting family is not thriving, it takes focus away from the employee's tasks and ultimately affects business
Ongoing family struggle ultimately lead to interrupted expatriation
Being the family’s independent counselor we ensure:
That the family is well prepared for the emotional challenges that can be expected
A strengthening of family mobility and global mind-set
A quick and agile integration of the accompanying family
Confidentiality in conversations about challenges – no matter the topic
Well-being behind the scenes leading to full employee commitment
Successful expatriation benefitting both company and expat
Counseling can be conducted face-to-face in Copenhagen,Denmark, Nairobi, Kenya, and Lausanne, Switzerland as well as online using Skype or Zoom.
Research indicates that up to 70% of interrupted expatriations are caused by marital breakdowns/family failure to thrive, McNulty, 2014
Content and price according to individual agreement
Preparation, integration and repatriation are all equally important for employees and their accompanying family.
The standard package for expatfamilies include:
Two-three preparatory conversations focusing on expectations and a short introduction to typical emotional reactions connected to a relocation.
Up to twelve hours online coaching & counseling structured according to individual needs.
Up to six emergency assistance calls
Repatriation package can be added
Individual packages can be arranged according to specific company and family needs
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information
Content and price according to individual agreement
Home-coming and reintegration is often underestimated, and many former expats recall the home-coming as the hardest part of the journey.
The repatriation package includes:
Two-three preparatory conversations prior to repatriation aimed at creating the best prerequisites for a smooth reintegration, including thorough preparation of children. Preparation can start as early as 3-6 months prior to repatriation or at the time repatriation is agreed.
Up to six follow-up conversations after resettling back into the home country (individually or with the entire family - depending on the current need).
Tailormade packages can be arranged according to specific company or family needs.
Duration and price according to specific needs
Coachingprogram for trailing spouses
In this network programme we empower the trailing spouse to get the best out of their expatriate experience in Denmark. When the trailing family get the best landing support they can thrive an be the important anchor for your international assignee.
We know from studies that 70% of premature termination of expatriate contracts are due to personal issues related to the general family well-being.
The program aims at strengthening the integration and the personal mental toughness to deal with the challenges of an international mobile lifestyle.
During the program we will touch upon and coach and support:
The understanding and ability to deal with culturechok
Tools and understanding of classical challenges raising Third Culture Kids
How to integrate and ideas and support in getting pass the Danish picketfence
Clarify personal wishes and values for possible career opportunities, further education or wishes for personal development during the stay in Denmark
Group empowerment, self-reflection, value clarification and self-support to curate the best expat experience in Denmark
Are you challenged by the turmoil of expat life?
Living an international life as an expat is full of wonderful experiences and unimaginable challenges!
Whether you are a first-time expat or experienced in living and working internationally, every new transition exposes new challenges. Often the everyday challenges of family life are experienced more intensely when living and working abroad, and the challenges of settling into a new culture can come as a surprise despite thorough preparation.
Most expats and expat families recognize the following emotions at one point in time:
Increased conflict level
Estrangement to local culture
Uncertainty about the future
Getting counseling and coaching on issues of concern is taking responsibility for the entire family and can be the road to a successful expatriation experience.
Our mission is to ease the emotional burden experienced in the wake of expat life, enabling each person's unique resources to come forward to ensure that all family members thrive.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for a preliminary talk. We offer counseling in English, French, and German
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It can be overwhelming to be an expat in Denmark. We can help your family adjust and thrive.
You can achieve good results in individual counseling when you want to change the atmosphere in your relationship or family.
However, you can also get counseling and family coaching as couples or together with the entire family.
We will find the most suitable solution for you.
So, if you are feeling challenged by the transition please call us +45 4011 0459
Empowerment network for trailing spouses
6 times 3 hrs.
Max 8 participants.
If you think this could be something for you give us a call and follow us on Facebook for new dates
In our co-pilot network our aim is to provide you with a network of co-pilots from the Copenhagen expat community as well as knowledge and coaching on how to enjoy your expatlife.
In the network you will gain:
Greater knowledge of living and working in Denmark
A space to share experiences with other expats
Tools to deal with culture shock
Integration of your children
The special circumstances of children growing up outside their home country (Third Culture Kids)
Homesickness, frustration and loneliness
A network focused on helping you get the most out of your stay
All networks are tailormade to accomodate specific needs
Please call for more information.