Published in “Life Manual for 21st Century Women” by Svetla Bankova, a collection of 21 biographic stories written by women from three continents.
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A budding or hard-hitting life or career crisis happening while living overseas in a foreign country, away from our familiar environment, has some unique dynamics and as such provides unique challenges and opportunities for coaching a person in such a situation.[eng]
Managing a career, finding a life partner, and raising children all at the same time is daunting for any woman; but for Japanese women it is particularly hard to have it all.
While European and American women often find their social and work environment supportive of their desire to pursue a career and start family, [eng] [jpn]
I get tired of all these girls saying their dream is to marry a man who makes 10 million yen annually. I don’t need a man for that, I can make that myself, says a confident Yoko. A year ago Yoko was not that outspoken. She was stuck, desperate for change but without a clue as [eng] [jpn]
A while back I made a decision to share my learning and experiences as a coach with a wider audience through writing and publication. Weeks ago I started with this article on the topic of fear. Somewhere I got stuck, put the article aside and than failed to return to it. In fact I completely [eng] [jpn]
In part 1 of this article we talked about fear and the role it plays in our lives. In part 2 we will explore ways to deal with and overcome fears. Don’t expect magic quick-fix recipes, or tools from the shelf that come with guarantees. Although our fears might have a lot in common with those of others, we experience them differently, in different circumstances and in different degrees. What works for one person won’t work for another. [eng] [jpn]