I am a coach with a 10 year background in the fields of neuroscience, psychology and anthropology. Additionally, I am an adult TCK. I was raised as a third culture kid in Australia, Argentina, and the US, and continued my life as an expat as an adult where I have worked in Uganda and China, and lived in other countries such as Spain and Italy.
I specialise in helping TCKs, adult TCKs, or parents of TCKs navigate life from this unique perspective so that they may leverage the perspective, and turn it into a strength. Coaching can help TCK teenagers grieve the losses derived from their relocations, and embrace identity challenges that surfaced during their adolescence. Coaching can also help young adults explore what they truly like, who they are, and find their life purpose. This can help them in making decisions about where to live, what universities to attend, and what to study. I provide coping strategies, and tools to help you adjust to new cultures, embrace identity challenges, and navigate your inter-personal relationships.
In addition, coaching can also help Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCK) to acknowledge the behaviors and habits they developed as a result of this lifestyle that may be blocking them from feeling the strongest versions of themselves. Just as with TCK’s, coaching can help ATCK’s explore identity and grief issues that surface as a result of this lifestyle, and help them accept their identity in order to live happier and healthier lives.
Raising children as TCKs, or already having raised a child as a TCK, and still parenting your adult TCKs comes with many unique challenges. Coaching can help parents support their children as they raise them in this way so that they can help them manage their grief, loss, and identity issues so that they may function better when they reach adulthood. Additionally, it can be useful for parents who have grown TCKs, or adult TCKs. Many times, this is when a lot of issues from being raised in this way surface. So coaching can also help benefit the parents who are looking how to offer support so that their children can grow into functioning adults.