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Expat Coaching benefits both the entire organization and the single employees

This section will inform you about what has to be done to successfully integrate foreign employees in the organization.


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Expat Coaching

Expat Coaching supports you in the integration of international professionals.

Once your international member of staff holds their residence permit in their hands and has moved to Germany, the real challenge for both sides – the organization and the employee – begins: the integration of your new member of staff into the organization and into the team.

The most common reasons why international assignments fail

  • Studies* have shown that in more than 50% of all international assignments worldwide cultural differences represent a key challenge.
  • If assignments end prematurely, the reason in 40% of all cases lies in the unhappiness/dissatisfaction of the accompanying spouse.
  • Expats who have returned to their home country are three times more likely to leave their organization in the first year after their return than other employees.
  • These findings can also be applied to experts and executives recruited abroad.

What can international staff and the organization do to make integration a success and beneficial for both parties?

I see myself as a culture guide for you and your family.

I will give you orientation in the professional and the private sector – before, during, and after your stay abroad.

Expat Coaching facilitates a positive start und a successful and rewarding time in Germany, and after your return a smooth restart in your home country.


Organizations are mostly faced with the following questions:

  • What are your expectations as an organization when faced with the challenge of integrating an international member of staff?
  • What are the expectations the international member of staff brings with him?
  • How can you make sure that the integration of the mew member of staff runs smoothly?

What organizations can achieve with my coaching:

Within the framework of a joint team coaching, existing and new employees will become aware of their own values and orientation systems.

In addition, everyone will learn about their colleagues’ values and orientation systems as well.

This will form the basis for developing common rules that facilitate harmonious and profitable collaboration in the long term.


I offer you:

Expatcoaching im Team mit Coach Kerstin Brandes

*Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP: ‘International Assignments: European Policy and Practice 1999/2000’

Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP: ‘Measuring the value of international assignments’, 2006

GMAC Global Relocation Services: ‘Global Relocation Trends 2003/2004’

You want to find out more?

Simply contact me via phone or email and let me know how I can assist you. I’ll be happy to hear from you!

I primarily offer my services in the Rhine-Erft district and in the Cologne area.

Kerstin Brandes, Portrait Wortwelten Brandes


What clients say

  • Liebe Kerstin, für mich war das Coaching sehr hilfreich und mir sind gerade im Nachgang einige Dinge noch bewusster geworden. Insofern war es für mich ein voller Erfolg!

  • It was the first course I really thought useful for my career.

  • It was really practical. I think that I can use everything I discovered that day.

  • What I liked about the workshop were lots of opportunities to practice and a very friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

  • Nochmals vielen Dank für das Bewerbercoaching bei Ihnen. Ich konnte sehr viel mitnehmen.



Kerstin Brandes, co-author Impulse für wirksame Führung

As one of 21 experts on "Successful Leadership" I wrote an article for this book published by Gabal.

Article as PDF