It’s that time of year again!

If you’re an international school educator, you might be returning back to your passport country – for the indefinite future – when this school year ends.

Are you thinking about what it might be like to re-patriate? What to expect when you move back home and things aren’t quite what you expected?

Then you will love this advice from a previous episode of #coachbetter where I spoke to 4 experienced international school educators, Emily, Kristen, Maggie and Diana who had recently moved back to their passport country after a significant time overseas.

I asked them what one piece of advice they would give others in a similar situation.

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Here’s what they said!

Emily says…

Bring your international life with you. Take that kind of adventurous, easy go lucky, approach to life back to “home” be a tourist in your own back yard.

Kristen says…

Consider why you’re making a move. A move isn’t going to solve all the world’s problems. What is it that you’re leaving, are you taking internal things with you. You can’t expect to go back “home” and everything should be just as I left it. Bloom where you planted. If you’re running away from something and you think it’s a place, you might be facing those same challenges back “home”.

Maggie says…

Be open to opportunities. Be open minded and say yes, you don’t know where they might lead you. Don’t be fixed on it being one way, be prepared to be flexible and see where you fit in.

Diana says…

Plan as much as you can, but be prepared for things to not go according to plan, which can lead to amazing opportunities. Be true to yourself that you’ve had this amazing experience and you have new things to explore.

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Are you making a big move this summer?

If this is the year that you’re moving “home” and you’d like some support through the process, let’s chat!

I work with clients around the world in Private Mentoring packages, and one of the biggest transitions I support them with is moving – including moving back “home”.

Our work together includes things like, 

  • Strategic planning for next professional steps – with teaching and beyond, 
  • Recognizing the unique skills you bring based on your international experience, 
  • Setting and managing expectations for the transition, 
  • networking and connecting clients to others who can support you in the process, and 
  • helping you identify exactly what is most important to you right now so you can say yes to the right next step!

Having this kind of personalized guidance through a big transition can really help you stay focused on what’s right for you (and your family) right now, as well as highlight any potential gaps or missed opportunities in your recruitment portfolio and networking process!

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