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News from the President of Athena

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Welcome to our new website.  We would like to create a forum for discussion of current cross-cultural topics, facing global leaders and their teams, remote teams, expatriates and their families, as well as repatriates.  If you have a story to share, please contact us here. Once a month we will be sharing suggestions, information on […]

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Third Culture Kids: Repatriation

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To our readers: Repatriation is often miss-understood. Often times coming home is more challenging than going abroad. People always assume that coming home is going to be easy, you know the culture and the system, how it works. You are often overwhelmed with the expectations of others that you should be happy to be home […]

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Cultural training puts everything into context

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When it comes to international development, one world doesn’t fit all. Here’s why you need to be trained before your train leaves the station. A franchisor’s international team must stay at the nicest hotels, dress to the nines and spend leisurely time getting to know prospects over good food at fine restaurants. But before they […]

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A Mindful Path to Global Leadership

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A Mindful Path to Global Leadership training integrates the practice of mindfulness—attention and awareness—with the practical tools of effective cross-cultural management, enabling leaders to bring a wider range of their capacities to today’s increasingly complex and dynamic work environment. Outcomes of program include: More effective goal attainment through discovering new approaches to work Increased focus […]

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Suggested Read: “Know Thyself”

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Dear Clients, I have had the privilege of working with many amazing people over the years.  One of my clients who has just repatriated from her second assignment shared the following blog with me.   With her permission, I am sharing it with you.   It is a lovely account of the opportunities presented to us when […]

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New Article March 3rd

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Today at yoga class the teacher paraphrased the well-known African idiom:  “Alone you will go faster, but within this community, you will go farther.”  Of course it depends on the community or group, but in general, do you subscribe to this thinking? Despite an increasingly global society, different countries and cultures tend to see the world somewhere […]

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The End of Reflection

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There are many moments throughout my average day that, lacking print reading material in a previous era, were once occupied by thinking or observing my surroundings: walking or waiting somewhere, riding the subway, lying in bed unable to sleep or before mustering the energy to get up. Now, though, I often find myself in these […]