This week A Great Move by Katia Vlachos was featured in The Financial Times’ Business books of the month in their June issue. Katie Vlachos’ book is available to buy from June 28th in the UK and online.
In the article, The Great Move is described as:
“…a coherent guide on how to plan, from mental prep to the complexity of packing. She also addresses wider issues, including how to deal with cultural shock and anxiety.”
What is the book about?
In 2017, there will be almost 57 million expatriates worldwide. Despite the number growing steadily, these are expensive and fail all too often for avoidable reasons. Many expats move with minimal preparation, unrealistic expectations and insufficient resources to deal with the practical and emotional implications of a move. The result: failed moves, stressed families and damaged careers.
This book addresses a growing need to prepare people for making successful moves. In more detail the book looks at how to adjust to a new environment and culture and immerse oneself into a new life – both professional and private. It also navigates the culture shock, defining and maintaining a sense of home; these are all big challenges.
Who is the book for?
If you are preparing or thinking about relocation this book could help minimise stress. The advice applies to whether you are doing it alone or with your family.
“This book is a great ‘how to’ for anyone considering a global move. Katia Vlachos highlights the need for leaders to pay as much attention to planning for potential lifestyle, support system and cultural changes as they do for taking the new role. Neglecting to do this can lead to unhappiness and frustration in the initial stages of the move, potential under performance and, in extreme cases, even failure in the new job.”
Alan Watts, President, Asia-Pacific, Hilton
More about the author
Katia’s professional background is in policy analysis. She holds a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a Ph.D. from the RAND Corporation. Katia is a seasoned expat herself, having lived in eight cities, seven countries and three continents in the past 20 years, and currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Financial Times article is available to read here.
The Great Move by Katia Vlachos will be available to buy from June 28th.
Posted Francesca Stainer
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