Bonjour, I'm Ivona, your guide through the intricate world of expatriate life in Paris. My own journey has carried me across international borders many times, and it is this extensive experience that fuels my passion for assisting fellow expatriates in thriving within Paris.
A Lifelong Quest for Belonging:
My journey began as a war refugee from Bosnia, where I was forced to learn how to navigate the challenges of forceful displacement. Throughout my life, I've embarked on a continuous search for a culture to call my own—a quest that led me through Croatia, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. Each step of this journey brought its unique set of struggles and triumphs.
Finally, I found a place to call home in the enchanting city of Paris. This city's rich history, diverse culture, and vibrant energy resonated with me on a profound level. I understand the deep desire to find a place where you can settle, connect, and truly belong. Paris became my haven, and I'm here to help you make it yours.
My academic background in Intercultural Sociology complements my personal experiences, forming the basis of my coaching approach. I intimately understand the nuances of cultural adaptation, the difficulties of integration, and the rewards of embracing diversity.
As an expatriate myself, I am acutely familiar with the highs and lows that accompany embracing a new culture. From conquering language barriers to establishing a fulfilling career and nurturing a sense of belonging, I have traversed these paths firsthand.
Setting forth on an expat journey is akin to opening a book filled with boundless possibilities, and I'm here to help you write your unique story. Whether you are a seasoned globetrotter or embarking on your maiden voyage abroad, let us collaborate to make certain that your Parisian adventure is a masterpiece.
Are you prepared to embark on a transformative expedition of personal and professional growth within Paris? Let us commence with a complimentary discovery session, and together, we will explore how we can mold your expat experience into a work of art.