Hi, I’m Rhys and I help International Professionals and Third Culture Individuals to overcome the challenges of making friends and business connections, becoming valued and accepted for what makes you different, and navigating cultural differences with more ease (and less stress), while creating a sense of home, wherever you are.
I grew up in New York City but based in Amsterdam, currently. I started my career as a Risk Consultant at Deloitte, NY, and later at EY, Amsterdam. My experience in a demanding consulting environment for the past 20 years has taught me to become resilient and understand that leadership is not a one size fits all skillset (due to cultural differences). It’s all too common to feel left out at work or in personal life and have a hard time making friends when you’re in a different culture. Communication alone is a huge block in building relationships, but add on cultural differences in expectations and behaviors, and it can be incredibly stressful.
I have coached individuals and an executive to help them gain self-awareness, achieve their development objectives, clarify goals, and navigate through cultural differences in their professional world.