Three golden keys that will help you thrive in your relocation process

There are many ways or best ways of adapting to a new culture.

Moving abroad alone or with your family, no matter where you are going and whether or not it’s the first time, is a real challenge. Cultural communication and adaptation can be confusing and unpredictable.

Being aware of the difficulties that may arise, such as feeling alone, insecure, or lost, is a good help, but being capable of pinpointing your challenges and finding your intrinsic motivations to turn them into a successful and meaningful experience is the key.

The workshop aims to understand better what culture, your cultural codes and perceptions are and how they can impact our daily interactions. But also how to recognize, navigate and best handle cultural differences in professional/personal environments, thanks to the cultural dimensions that define how cultures communicate.

Through concrete exercises, let’s be creative, think outside the box, and brainstorm ways to empower you as a unique individual, unlock the endless possibilities of finding balance and happiness, and, who knows, reinvent yourself through this relocation life journey.

As Fons Trompenaars said, “We believe understanding our culture/assumptions/expectations about people “should” think and act is the basis of success”. 


Learning objectives:

  1. Becoming aware of the relocation challenges  both – on the personal and the professional level,
  2. Learning about your most significant challenges and collecting best practices how to deal with them regardless of the destination,
  3. Identifying your cultural code and techniques to adapt to another one,
  4. Getting prepared to expect the unexpected!


This workshop will be of interest to you, especially if:

  • You are preparing for an expat assignment. You want to identify your challenges, establish strategies to consciously adapt to a new culture, and feel empowered to make this mission successful.
  • You are experiencing cultural adaptation challenges, for instance, feeling lost, lonely, or struggling with settling down & finding purpose in your new (host) destination.
  • You are looking for new ways to achieve positive behaviour and find your balance/happiness to get the best out of your relocation journey.
  • You are curious about intercultural adaptation and communication.


Date and time:

28th June 2023 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Amsterdam time



This workshop is held on Zoom. Please follow the link to register>


About the trainer:

Born and raised in Belgium, Lila Doutrelepont and her family have moved, lived, and worked in Belgium, Congo, Amsterdam, and LaReunion.

After working and travelling the world for over nine years as a fashion designer for multinationals and as a communication manager in an NGO, she has developed a solid experience and a passion for interacting, collaborating, and communicating with and within multicultural teams.

Lila’s purpose in life is to support, interact and work with individuals or businesses that impact the well-being of people and the sustainability of the world and the planet.

Her relocation journeys, deep passion for authentic connections with people, and creative and open mind enable her to identify and provide the right keys and methods to get the best outcome out of the ex-pat experience.

Empathetic and intuitive, Lila has a unique approach to creating an open and safe environment for people to express themselves freely and dare to be who they are.



This 3 hours workshop is FREE of charge; nevertheless, in exchange, we will ask you to deliver honest and constructive feedback by the end of the session.

Please note that recordings of this workshop will not be available.