|Research on expatriation
over the past quarter century has shown repeatedly that the most common
reason for the failure or "brownout" of an international assignee is extreme
dissatisfaction of his or her spouse or domestic partner, particularly
if the latter is non-employed during the assignment.
Extremely dissatisfied children can also bring an assignee's time abroad to a premature end. Click here for information about our children's coaching.
The unfailing tradition at GROVEWELL is that all international assignee coaching and training includes ample attention to the spouse or partner, whether female or male. Our expatriate workshops always include sections devoted to the spouse's -- especially the non-employed spouse's -- characteristic problems and to her or his strategies for adjustment and satisfaction.
In addition to these spouse-oriented portions of its standard family coaching and training workshops, GROVEWELL also provides, on request, supportive services solely for spouses and partners as individuals or in small groups. These training, coaching, or mentoring services are specially tailored for the particular individual, small group, or situation in question.
What GROVEWELL's associates bring to their work with spouses and domestic partners are...
"We [Mr. Bhanushali and his wife] would like to thank you for an excellent [two-session] workshop, "Gateway to the USA." 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 just changed our lives in the U.S.-
Cross-Cultural Adaptation Coaching for Children and Youth
GROVEWELL's experience suggests that the coaching of globally mobile children and adolescents is best delivered by certain rare individuals who have a passion and a "gift" for this type of work. So at GROVEWELL we are ever alert to find such individuals -- male as well as female. Currently we have outstanding children's coaches in the U.S., Germany, and Japan.
Children's coaching may be provided for one or more children who are members of a single family and are between the ages of 6 and 19.
This coaching is a full day engagement. It is delivered in the parent's home or apartment while at least one of the parents is at home. As the day draws to a close, the children's coach spends up to an hour with the parent(s), reviewing the children's adaptation challenges and suggesting beneficial approaches and activities for parental support.
Children's coaching is separately arranged and separately invoiced.
GROVEWELL's two partners are the co-authors of "The Trailing Family: An Overlooked Key to a Successful Expatriation," published as the cover story in Benefits & Compensation Solutions in February 1997. To read now, click here.
GROVEWELL publishes International Parenting: A Self-Study Guide for Parents with Internationally Mobile Children, by GROVEWELL's gifted U.S.-based youth coach, Yuri Marder. This was updated in January 2013. For details, click here.
To obtain specific information, or to inquire about engaging GROVEWELL's services, contact partner Dr. Cornelius Grove at email@example.com or phone +1-718-492-1896.