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Imagine being able to sleep easily at night, knowing that you have the right people in the right place leading your business and making the most of new opportunities!

Are you ready to support the wellbeing of your assignee and their family, providing meaningful and practical support in a timely way?  


Are you looking for a way to reduce the risk of a failed assigned because of the family not settling? 

Are you worried about moving your team members with families across countries? The impact of moving countries on a family can be huge, if the transition is not well supported it can not only cause issues for your assignee and their family but have a detrimental impact on your business. 

Your organisation is growing and you have new opportunities in another country, but a tight labour market means that you are more likely to require a team member to take an international assignment than find the right person on the ground. If the assignee has a family with them, how do you ensure you are setting them up for success? How can you support the wellbeing of the assignees family?

Are you worried about your talent pool? The market is getting tighter and you have noticed that some of the international assignments you require are being rejected outright. In many cases the partner is unwilling to move, and this is more prominent in dual career couples. This is limiting your organisational talent pool. How can you provide support to assignee families so they are more willing to move? In addition, if partners are rejecting assignments because of the impact on their own career and life goals, how can you meet your DE&I goals as an organisation if your talent pool is limited to only those who are single?

The cost of failed assignments, usually indicated by early exit from an international assignment can be huge. From lost time and energy, to financial costs of moving people and subsequently repatriating; from lost business and project opportunities, to the emotional and wellbeing cost to the family. How can you support the family to limit the failure of assignments? As an organisation, you know you have a duty of care to support not just the assignee, but their family as well. The trouble is, you have no idea where to start. 

The pandemic has in many cases left people reluctant to leave their own shores for fear of borders closing again and being away from family and friends. How can you support them and show them it is ok and maintaining relationships can be achieved remotely? 

Getting the right skills in the right place is often critical to the success of a project or an offshore venture. How can you get your talent where you need them when they have a family with them?

Are you concerned about the impact on your business if international assignments result in high turnover? Have you considered what failed assignments can do to your employment brand? The overall employee engagement of all those associated with the assignee can be impacted - the assignee, their team, and those who supported them.  

Have you experienced a failed international assignment? Have you moved someone you felt was right for the role and at the right time, only for the partner to ‘pull the pin’ and take the family back to their home country early? The failure of a business assignment impacts your business objectives, your customers, your key stakeholders, and your team. When so much of business today is relationship based, if your assignee leaves prior to the assignment term, how does this impact your organisational goals? How much does it set you back?

Working in a global context is complex enough, without the added pressure of a family who isn’t settled. The mental health of an assignee is largely connected to the satisfaction and how settled their family is in their new location. How can you ensure you’re providing the right support?

Jessica Wang Simula

“[The Transition Lab] is very helpful if you’ve just arrived in a new place and are wondering how to connect with people. The issues discussed broaden the usual conversation topics, so you’ll get more in depth insights too.”

Imagine being able to sleep easily at night, knowing that you have the right people in the right place leading your business and making the most of new opportunities. 

For your organisation to thrive in the current climate it comes down to your people, those with the right talent being in the right place at the right time. For some in your organisation this means moving internationally to fulfill their duties, leaving a family on international assignment without support will not only impact their ability to settle well, but the assignees ability to deliver in their role.

You already know that international assignments are essential to any successful talent strategy; they allow for improved talent attraction, development of high potential staff and the creation of a diverse and inclusive culture. 

Moving employees out to another country is only the beginning of the journey. An international assignment, while desired by employees, can still be a period of high stress where they need to be supported. In previous years organisations may have simply focused on the physical moving of their employee, but now there is a realisation that improving the overall experience for the assignee AND their family is crucial if you want longevity.

The Transition Lab will provide unparalleled support to your assignees partner and family, providing insights, tools and tips that will see the whole family thrive in their new location.

You would be surprised at how just the right support at the right time can completely turn around an entire family’s experience. 

Research often reports organisational support for partners on assignment as either inadequate or misaligned. One reason for this is that organisations do not have a good enough understanding of partner experiences and attitudes to relocation.

 In this 8 week online program your assignee and their partner will discover the key steps to take to ensure their family thrives when moving abroad. They will know exactly what they can do to ensure their family settles quickly and start making the most of the new opportunities, without confusion or overwhelm!

The Transition Lab is your opportunity to show up and support the well being of assignee families, ensuring your assignee is in the game and productive at work from the outset.

3 Outcomes You Can Expect From The Transition Lab

You’re about to send a family to a country that is not their own. You know the biggest hesitation coming from the partner, they are concerned about what this move will ‘do to their family’ and their own career. As an employer, you want to feel confident about your decision to move this family, you want to ensure they get the support they need, and reduce the overwhelm and stress that is associated with moving countries. 

The Transition Lab will provide the tools, direction and unparalleled support for families embarking on a journey abroad. By the end of this program, your assignee’s partner will have:

  • Completed the steps that will ensure their family feels settled, faster!
  • Created a plan for themselves and know how to support their family when times do get tough (which inevitably they will)
  • A comprehensive list of tips and tricks that will make their experience living abroad better than ever
  • Developed confidence in themselves as a parent, and know exactly how they can best support their kids through transition
  • Leveraged a mix of online tools and apps to make their life abroad easier
  • Implemented an action plan that will ensure they get the most out of their experience abroad
  • Know how to parent in a foreign context without losing a sense of themselves

Emma Unsworth

“Before starting with [The Transition Lab] I was worried about arriving in a new country, supporting and sorting my family needs, making new friends, and finding time and things for me. [The Transition Lab] gave me focus and time along with the resources to help me”

Connect with me now to start a no obligation conversation, together let’s see if The Transition Lab is right for your organisation and your assignee families.

Helen Murphy

“My biggest concern was helping my daughter transition. [The Transition Lab] was very helpful and the resources provided were great. [The Transition Lab] is a great way to learn how to connect and also make a successful transition to a new culture.”

Emily Rogers is the founder of The Leap to Lead and a transition coach for individuals and organizations ready to show up the way they have always desired.

Whether women in leadership positions or stay at home mums who put their career on hold for their family, they wonder if there isn’t more they ought to be doing and they’re ready to take the leap to lead the second act of their lives.

Drawing on her experience and the frameworks developed as a senior HR leader across multiple industries, Emily now empowers women to be the leader in their own lives.

Emily has been featured in various media such as Inc. Magazine and ABC News Australia to share her insights on how to lead our lives and careers through changing environments and transitions. 

As a mum who gave up her career to focus on family as they moved countries and subsequently launched her own business, she understands the multiple demands that can lead to feeling overwhelmed and a loss of confidence. 

She is passionate about providing clarity, developing an action plan and getting things done to see you finally living the life you want.

Connect with me now to start a no obligation conversation, together let’s see if The Transition Lab is right for your organisation and your assignee families