1-on-1 Coaching for

Cultural & Linguistic Transitions

I offer 1-on-1 coaching for more inner peace and harmony in the midst of life’s linguistic and cultural transitions. Whether you’re…

  • Just starting out
  • Starting over
  • Looking to add more ease, joy and flow to your current efforts
  • Or are already in over your head

This is suited for those…

  • Looking to complement traditional approaches and current efforts
  • Wanting to feel more empowered and in control of the learning process
  • Or for whom regular language courses aren’t so appealing or effective

I believe you can learn language joyfully, to any level and at any age – and make any place your home. The possibilities for your life are endless.

If you’re open to seeing things through new eyes, I’m here to support you on the way.

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I see language is learned in the context of cultural and linguistic transitions. At it’s best, the process is engaging, fun and inspiring (it flows!).

Linguistic and cultural transitions are changes we make in our lives (internal, external) to feel more at ease and in alignment with a new city, country, language, group of people. It may be an initial move, but it can also be deciding to make a change after a long time in an adopted place.

  • Linguistic transitions involve adapting to a linguistic environment aka. learning a language in its native environment.
  • Cultural transitions involve adapting to a physical and social environment aka. a culture or place, whether new or familiar, that we’d like to adapt to even more.

I teach perspectives, help you develop skills and build processes that work within the unique context of your life and interests – and the direction in which you wish to grow. 

How does coaching work?

Where would you like to grow? Define your intention.

What are you dreaming of? What would you like more clarity on? What’s the question you’re grappling with and wish were easier? Your intention is our north star. It sets the direction for what we do.

 

What’s standing in your way? What are you struggling with?

Examples may include (but aren’t limited to), how can I…

…start learning Finnish again after a long break or years of yo-yoing motivation?

…get into a routine for learning Finnish in my daily life?

…see the biggest improvements with the least amount of effort?

…feel more at ease in stressful situations where I need to use Finnish e.g. at work?

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…develop my speaking skills for specific situations?

…feel more at home & like myself in my life abroad / in this language?

Or something else! Your intention paves the way for the specific topics we cover together.

I can also advise on strategies for maintaining multiple languages or within mixed language environments, like in multilingual families.

Get in touch

The first item on the agenda is to see if we’d be a good fit for working together: so tell me about you! Click the button below and respond to the short questionnaire. I will let you know within a few days whether I think I can help, and if so, with the next steps are.

I offer packages based on the scope and depth of your intention, the number of weeks, the format (intensive vs. spaced) and your timeline.

**Every individual is unique, so as I have a clearer picture on what you’re looking to acheive, I can tell you more about what formats & packages would be suitable. I’m easy to talk to and here to answer your questions so you’re able to make the best decision for you: whether that means working together or not.**

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What clients say…

“You boosted my confidence 1000 times.”
– Michael

“[Since working together,] I noticed better confidence and a different view of my Finnish ability.”
– Lewis

I was impressed how you managed to get me in a good and relaxed mood during our sessions, although before I might have been horribly stressed and tired. You have a very contagious positive attitude, I like that a lot. [Since working together,] I started to get a more positive attitude towards life. I also start to infect my friends with this positive energy, just like you did when we talked!
– Carolin

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only offer cultural transitions coaching for Finland?

No, I don’t only work with people in Finland.

Although I have first-hand experience living in Romania, Canada (Quebec & Ontario), Germany and Finland, I’ve also worked with people who live in other countries.

My area of expertise is in the universal aspects of transitions between places and the types of challenges these bring up to us as individuals. I’m familiar with Nordic, European and North American cultures to various extents but am also curious about working with people around the globe and deepening my own experience and understanding.

Luckily, working virtually makes that possible!

Do you only offer language coaching for Finnish?

No, I work with other languages as well.

I have person experience learning Spanish, German and Finnish, in addition to having grown up speaking Romanian, French and English.

My area of expertise is in cognition and how the brain learns language: efficiently, enjoyably and quickly. I can help you build processes and overcome obstacles to learning that have been holding you back – and I’m especially excited to do this if you’re living in an environment where the language is spoken.

**I don’t necessarily need to speak the language you’re learning to help you build more cognitively-efficient processes in your life. I’m interested in working with different types of languages (and the challenges they present), so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your exact intention and we can take it from there.**

I’m living abroad for a limited period of time and want to learn the language during that time. Is this something you can help me with?

Yes! Please contact me and let’s explore our options 🙂

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