Every eighteen months growing up I had to learn a new language, a new way of being, and a new culture – and that was all within the United States.
My father worked for a major engineering firm and our family was relocated every year and a half – all nine of us.
We never took vacations, we just moved.
I had a limited amount of time to find my place in whatever school or neighborhood environment I found myself. Sometimes I figured it out in time and other times, not so much.
The relocations didn’t stop when I got married. My husband followed my father into the construction business and I found myself living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One wrong action, one wrong word and it could become a life or death situation in a very short period of time.
As an American woman living in a small village, Al Thuqbah, on the outskirts of Al Khobar, I had to learn to not stand out – quickly. Not such an easy task for a blond, California girl of 29 with two small boys in tow. It was a dangerous climate as the Persian Gulf area was facing great changes.
I did that alone, forging alliances as I went; but your business, employees and their families don’t have to. Use my experience to enable the transition to benefit everyone involved.
There is a lifetime of change waiting for you.
You can’t avoid it. If you don’t make the change, someone else will do something that will make changes around you. So be ready. I will help you learn skills that will enhance whatever environment you find yourself in and you can learn to adapt, succeed and thrive.
When you book Linda Lynch-Johnson for your event, you will have a presenter who will share her insights in a personable and entertaining way.