Coach of the Month – Bonnie Wims

Name:  Dr. Bonnie Wims

Title:  Cultural Transition Coach and UK Chartered Counseling Psychologist

Business Name:  Wims & Associates

Niche/Specialties:

– Identity in Transition
– Cultural Confrontation
– Quality of Life
– Attachment to ‘Home’
– Isolation

Expat Experience:  I have just recently returned back to the US after living in London for 8 years

Languages Spoken:  English

Life Experience:  I have been a wife and a mother for 26 years and lived in several different cities both in and out of the US. After 20 years in the corporate world, I returned to school and retrained as a Counseling Psychologist.

Accomplishments:  I received my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology in London, England after 6 years of challenging academic work.

What I Love About Working in This Niche:   I love helping individuals understand their experiences and challenges to living as an expat, and as a result giving them the tools to adapt and become flexible in their identity and attachment to cultural cues.

Coaching Style:  My style is a combination of humanistic/relational and practical with elements of schema therapy/cognitive behavioral.

Favorite Coaching Tool:  Aiding clients in developing an understanding of stances which may prevent flexibility and movement.

Why Clients Choose Me As Their Coach:  Relationally I work hard to give the client a sense of being understood.

 A Tip for My Niche:  Aid the expat in understanding their challenging experiences are normal and not a personal flaw.

Contact Details
Email:  bonniewims@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wims-Associates/195949267088591

LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=107843658&trk=tab_pro

Twitter:  @psychmeout2

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