Here’s what people are saying
I know I have a core set of skills and values which I can apply to the situation I am in and I don’t have to keep ‘reinventing the wheel’ just learn to adapt and stay true to myself.
I recently attended my last meeting with [my career support group] and one of the comments that stuck with me was that my confidence in myself and my skills has increased since I started the course and that has helped the others as I have been sharing advice and anecdotes as well as giving my opinion. The feedback surprised me and I thought about it and realised they are right. I am feeling happier being me and so feel able to listen and help others. The weight of the world is no longer weighing me down!
I will definitely be recommending the CIYS way to fellow repats and expats on my journey. The fact that you can do the course online means that international locations are not a factor!
Finally I would like to thank you Colleen. I felt you really understood the position of being an accompanying spouse and an expat and the challenge of remaining yourself when faced with the multitude of new roles that expat living presents.
The Career in Your Suitcase Way Program was a great and powerful tool for my career transition. After years in the same company and moving abroad, it was time to step out, and I started looking for professional support to help me through this journey. In our first interview I already appreciated Colleen’s skills and how quick she was able to reach a perfect match between my need and her offering.
Through this wonderful journey I was constantly encouraged to look into my past decisions, my values and skills and how to apply/organize them towards shaping my future. All the tools provided equipped me with self-understanding, confidence and encouragement to achieve my short term goals and the change I was looking for.
My husband and I talked a lot about the process, and he was also delighted to see the enthusiasm and the change in attitude towards the search for a new beginning. When the journey with the group was finished, I was sure it was more than a deep dive into my inner self, it was a great investment in my future!
I met Colleen when doing the Career in Your Suitcase Way program in Delft, The Netherlands. My firm is a result of that wonderful, inspiring program led by Colleen. What I got of my communication with Colleen in the program then and since, is inspiration, courage, peacefulness and drive. I encourage everyone to do this program with Colleen at some point in their lives. Her approach is helpful in focusing and setting goals for your future.”