“You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression as a new leader. This program is essential if you are a new executive to Australia”
A recent HSBC survey* cites Australia as the second most desirable country for expatriate leader assignments.
While our unique geographical position, mature economy and sophisticated business environment makes Australia an attractive prospect for overseas assignments; research suggests the outcomes for expatriate leaders are often less than ideal.
Failure to assimilate within Australia – the land of sunshine and good humour, may be a difficult concept for Australians to understand. Many expatriate arrivals however, are given little support either from a cultural or organisational perspective and are inadvertently set up to fail.
Most organisations don’t consider assimilation issues when an expatriate assignment fails and blame is often laid on the expatriate. If organisations understand the benefits that can be achieved by supporting the assimilation of the expatriate, their significant investment in that individual will be handsomely rewarded.
Download “How to ensure your expat leaders transition successfully. A guide for HR Leaders” here.
The Expat Program is custom designed for expatriate leaders coming to Australia in an executive leadership capacity. Our program addresses the key interventions known to accelerate success as an expatriate leader. Our integrated and evidence based approach targets all areas concurrently and with a situational emphasis as needed.
“The coaching is ensuring the success of our MD’s in Australia. As a multi national organisation, the tyranny of distance to Sydney is a problem. Thankfully your coaching is supporting the development of key staff there.”
Global Business Head, Medical Industry
Our best selling book, ‘Foreigner in Charge: Success strategies for expat leaders in Australia”, outlines our researched based framework called PALDER that assists clients in their first twelve months as a new expatriate leader in Australia. Read here for more information.
We are passionate about supporting international leaders transition successfully. Their families are often the forgotten part of that transition. The online community www.expatexecutive.com has been set up by us to support the wider expat community to ensure they have a successful adventure whilst down under.
Our resources section has a range of videos and podcasts that give practical help to any new leader in Australia or those supporting new leaders that arrive.
Listen to some clients describe their experience of leading in Australia and how we helped them through that process.