SLS Orientations

Supporting & Enabling Your Career Orientation at Home & Abroad


  • Living & Working Abroad
    Living & Working Abroad
  • At Home and Abroad
    At Home and Abroad
  • Intercultural Services
    Intercultural Services

Intercultural Services

Self-awareness, self-confidence and having a clear and focused orientation play a significant role in ensuring professional success when living and working abroad and when returning to your homeland. Having lived in the UK, USA and Norway and since 2016 in the Netherlands, Sue has first-hand experience of the opportunities and challenges that arise when working and living abroad and returning home. SLS Orientations subsequently offers the following Intercultural Services: 

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Culture Shock Management
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Repatriation
  • The Netherlands: Werken en Wonen in Nederland (presentatie voor buitenlanders); Daily Living; Work Culture; Finding a Job
  • Intercultural Workshops


Intercultural Communication

Learn how to communicate effectively with people from different cultures. 

Sue offers a two-hour coaching session covering:

  • What is culture?
  • Communication Styles
  • Recognising my communication preferences and the preferences of others, (TetraMap® - more here)
  • My Intercultural Communication Action

Contact Sue here or at sue (at) sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


Culture Shock Management

Moving to a new country can be exciting and scary; it can create a cocktail of emotions within. Navigating the practicalities of daily life in your new country of residence is the beginning of what is often referred to as the culture shock journey. Recognising this is an important part of managing your life abroad. 

Sue fully appreciates the challenges that living abroad brings; she has lived in four countries and has experienced culture shock to varying degrees. She has subsequently designed a coaching programme enabling you to take charge of the challenges rather than letting them take charge of you!

She offers a three-hour coaching programme (2 x 90 minute session) covering:

  • What is culture?
  • Cultural Competencies
  • Cultural Shock Signs & Symptoms
  • Recognising my own communication and behavioural preferences and recognising the preferences of others, (TetraMap - more here)
  • My Culture Shock Management Action Plan

Contact Sue here or at sue (at) sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


Pre-Departure Orientation 

Your decision is made; you are relocating to another country. You are experiencing a range of emotions and in terms of practicalities you are overwhelmed by what you need to do and are uncertain about your life in your new country. 

Sue fully appreciates the challenges that come with relocating abroad; she has relocated abroad three times. During a one hour coaching session Sue will enable you to take charge of your relocation rather than letting it take charge of you!

Contact Sue here or at sue (at) sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


Repatriation

Returning to your homeland, just like moving abroad can be exciting and scary. You will likely be expecting that things are just as they were when you left - as if time stood still while you were away! The truth is often very different. You have changed and your family and friends have changed too. Recognising that you may experience reverse culture shock is an important part of preparing for and managing your life back home. 

Sue fully appreciates the challenges that come with returning to your homeland; she has  repatriated twice. She has subsequently designed a coaching programme that enables you to take charge of your repatriation rather than letting them take charge of you!

She offers a three-hour coaching programme (2 x 90 minute sessions) covering:

  • Overview of Culture and Cultural Competencies
  • Capturing the Learning from Living Abroad
  • Reverse Cultural Shock Signs & Symptoms
  • Recognising my communication preferences and the preferences of others, (TetraMap - more here)
  • My Repatriation Action Plan

Contact Sue here or at sue (at) sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session. 


The Netherlands: Working & Living in Nederland (presentation in Dutch or English for foreigners living in the Netherlands); Daily Living; Work Culture; Finding a Job

Sue has lived in the Netherlands since 2016. She regularly works with people from all other the world who are relocating to the Netherlands. She offers a one-hour coaching session covering living and working in the Netherlands; in addition, she delivers presentations to foreigners who are learning Dutch and who are having difficulty securing employment in the Netherlands.  

Contact Sue here or at sue (at) sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session or presentation. 


Intercultural Workshops

Sue offers intercultural workshops covering Intercultural Communication, Culture Shock Management and Repatriation. Contact Sue for more information and to discuss your requirements.

Sue looks forward to supporting and enabling you in orientating your move abroad or returning to your homeland. Contact Sue here or at sue (at) sls-orientations.com to learn more and to book your coaching session or presentation. 

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