ALL ABOUT US
Mission: Sea Change Mentoring guides international teens and young adults develop into happy and successful adults through the power of mentoring and our tailored curriculum.
A bright global futureSea Change Mentoring helps young adults identify and apply the skills and insights acquired in their international backgrounds towards their career, academic and personal goals.
Preparation to face everythingSea Change Mentoring develops skills and networks that will help young adults navigate the challenges particular to Third Culture Kids and expat young adults.
What can I do now to make sure I have a good career tomorrow?
I dream of starting my own business some day, a mentor will help me figure out how to make my dream a reality.
After having lived all over the world, I want to give back and do something that matters.
When people ask where I'm from, I never know how to answer. I want a mentor who understands.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we want to introduce you to someone...
Meet Your Mentor
Global ProfessionalsMentoring international students towards career-readiness and personal success. Preparing your students for tomorrow’s world economy is important to you and to your Generation Z students. But connecting your students to real-life career experience and resources is not a simple task, especially if your school is in a remote location, small in size or just starting-up. Sea Change Mentoring provides an easy to implement solution that will have a lasting impact on your students’ lives.
Competitive EdgeOur mentors guide your students in developing the soft skills that will be required of them in the future. Experts agree that Generation Z is looking for career preparation while they are still teenagers and that companies and schools that meet these needs early will have a competitive advantage.
Easy AccessWe come to you no matter where you are. Our youth mentoring, professional development, and parent education can all happen online.
Enhanced LearningBy connecting career exploration with what is being taught in international schools, Sea Change Mentoring enhances their world class learning experience.
Customized SupportIn consultation with your school, we tailor our curriculum and support to meet the specific needs of your student body and school’s philosophy.
Stay Connected with AlumniOur mentors stay matched with your students through at least the first year after graduation. We can be that bridge that connects you to your alumni so that you can stay abreast of their successes in the future.
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Get Ready for Generation Z
Sea Change Mentoring serves the students of what some are calling Generation Z. Today’s teenagers are curious, driven, and ready to dive in to career prep at an early age. According to business and workplace author, Alexandra Levit, in her New York Times article, Make Way for Generation Z, in order to take advantage of this talent pool in the future, companies are going to need to “develop relationships today with teenagers in grades seven through 12. Get into their schools, provide mentorship and education.”
Invest in Talent for Tomorrow’s World Economy
Tomorrow’s economy is uncertain. With technology moving as quickly as it does, many jobs that exist today will be obsolete by the time our students graduate. So how do we prepare them to thrive and lead in tomorrow’s economy? Employers and educators on the cutting edge will agree that students need to develop soft skills. The opportunity for our protégés to connect and relate with their mentors provides a strong foundation to start this process. Our curriculum ensures that they are developing these soft skills and applying them to their future.
Tap Into a Unique Resource: Growing Global Talent
Companies that work with Sea Change Mentoring are able to connect with young global talent. Our high school and university students, and recent university graduates are prepared to lead internationally. Research tells us that young people who grew up abroad are better suited for global leadership. Sea Change Mentoring creates the scaffolding to ensure that this is case so that the economy can benefit from their unique skillsets.
Thunderbird School of Global Management conducted an analysis in 2012 on how to develop global talent. They interviewed thousands of managers around the world to decipher what is required of people to become successful leaders. When reviewing their recomendations, you can see that what managers are looking for mirrors the skills that many people who grew up abroad possess.
William Maddux of INSEAD and Adam Galinsky, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University conducted interesting research to test the idea that living abroad and creativity are linked. They found, through five different studies, that the two are very much connected. Their work was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in an article titled, "Cultural Borders and Mental Barriers: The Relationship Between Living Abroad and Creativity.” As Maddux put it, “Knowing that experiences abroad are critical for creative output makes study abroad programs and job assignments in other countries that much more important, especially for people and companies that put a premium on creativity and innovation to stay competitive.” And yet according to the 2015 Global Talent Index Report (written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and published by Heidrick & Struggles), after surveying over 400 executives around the world they found that, "Executives bemoan a lack of creativity in recruits."