All About Us

Mission: Sea Change Mentoring guides international teens and young adults in developing into happy and successful adults through the power of mentoring and our tailored curriculum.

A bright global future

Sea 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 everything

Sea 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

Beatriz for websiteYour mentor is a down-to-earth, easy-to-talk-to professional who can also answer yes to at least one of the questions above. Your mentor might be a scientist, a published author, a technology professional, or a social entrepreneur, but one thing is for certain, your mentor gets what it is like to grow up among different cultures. Your mentor has had great adventures around the world and has applied these experiences to career and personal success. Meet your new mentor today. Summer deadline for applications due June 10th, 2015, 11:00am GMT. Next application season opens September 1st, 2015.
Step One: Tell us about yourself. Fill out this application so we can get to know you and find you a great mentor.
Step Two: Let’s meet. We will set up a call with you to discuss the program, pricing and what you want to get out of this unique experience.
Step Three: We will present you with three possible choices for great mentors based on shared interests and experiences. You choose the one you think will be the best fit.
Step Four: Sea Change Mentoring staff will introduce you and your mentor via a video conference. You will get to know each other and then plan out how you want this next year to go.
Step Five: Have fun and get everything you want out of this experience. You will meet online with your mentor once a week for at least a full year.

International Schools

Global professionals mentoring 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.


Easy Access

We come to you no matter where you are. Our youth mentoring, professional development, and parent education can all happen online.


Customized Support

In consultation with your school, we tailor our curriculum and support to meet the specific needs of your student body and school’s philosophy.


Competitive Edge

Our 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.


Enhanced Learning

By connecting career exploration with what is being taught in international schools, Sea Change Mentoring enhances their world class learning experience.


Stay Connected with Alumni

Our 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.



How do you get started?

Let’s get acquainted

Fill out this form and tell us a bit about your school.
We will set up a call with you to discuss your school’s needs, philosophies, culture and students.

Customized support

We will survey each of your participating students in order to understand their specific needs.
We tailor our curriculum to meet the needs of your individual students and the school as a whole.

We will deliver

We recruit, screen, train, and match professionals with your students based on similar interests and experiences.
We conduct evaluations and share customized data with you.
We deliver professional development and parent education online or in person.

Companies & Organizations

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.


Global Mindset
Global Creativity
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 recommendations, 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.



Take Action

Companies can get involved by:
Investing in the further development of our curriculum
Sponsoring our work in an international school
Providing internships to our students
To discuss the possibilities, contact Ellen Mahoney, CEO, at

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Upcoming Events

Ellen Mahoney will be meeting with the expat community:

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands October, 2015
  • Washington, DC January, 2016

To arrange a visit to your school, university, company or organization, please contact us at

Meet Us:

  • Thu

    The Change School invites Ellen Mahoney to discuss the exciting topic. Values Revolution Evidence suggests that around the world we are experiencing a Values Revolution - a growing need for people to make a difference in the world in life and work. TCKs can bring tremendous value to organisations working to create impact in today's fast-changing and ever-globalised world but how are we offering these qualities to the organisations that need and seek them most? How do we harness our strengths and address our weaknesses to further ourselves and apply our unique talents and perspectives, and ride the wave of the Values Revolution?
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  • Wed
    3:00 am UTC - 4:00 am UTC & 3:00 pm UTC - 4:00 pm UTCTwitter

    The Third Culture Kid Chat (#TCKchat) is a biweekly event that focuses on topics that relate to the experiences of global nomads both at home and abroad. This is a forum to generate discussions, garner tips and share information that will be beneficial to the next generation of Third Culture Kids and the adults that support them.
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