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Catch Renata Urban's sage advice and Doreen Cumberford's experience on this episode of Nomadic Diaries, guiding you through the exciting yet challenging journey of developing  adaptation  the superpower . Whether you're planning a move, living abroad, or simply curious about cross-cultural experiences, this episode is a must-listen.

Episode Highlights

The Art of Adaptability
Renata Urban discusses the critical factors for a successful expatriate experience, such as adaptability, emotional and intercultural agility, and a readiness for change.

Language and Culture
The importance of language learning is emphasized, noting that it goes beyond communication—it's about respecting and engaging with the culture of the host country.

Five-Step System for Cultural Adaptation
Renata provides a guide to understanding and adapting to a new culture.

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone
Renata and Doreen encourage listeners to stretch their limits, embrace the discomfort, and be open to the unpredictability of new cultures.

Language Learning for English Speaker
Renata challenges the complacency among native English speakers and stresses the benefits of trying to speak the local language.

Communication Over Precision
Renata highlights the significance of appreciating the efforts of non-native speakers and values effort over grammatical perfection.

Intercultural 'Sixth Sense
Renata wishes for expats to have an intuitive superpower for sensing and responding correctly in intercultural situations.

Building Cultural Awareness
The conversation includes tips for developing cultural agility and understanding over time through curiosity and careful consideration

Catch Renata Urban's sage advice and Doreen Cumberford's vast experience on this episode of Nomadic Diaries, guiding you through the exciting yet challenging journey of cultural adaptation. Whether you're planning a move, living abroad, or simply curious about cross-cultural experiences, this episode is a must-listen.

Contact Renata Urban

Renata.UrbanTraining@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/renataurbantraining/
Explore Renata's range of training and courses to take your intercultural skills to the next level. 

Recommended Resource

"The Culture Map" by Erin Mayer is suggested reading for those seeking a deeper understanding of cultural dimensions and preferences.

Thank you for tuning into Nomadic Diaries. Join us for our next adventure, where we discuss the beauty of blending into the local tapestry of life abroad. Safe travels and until next time, embrace the journey!

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