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Empowering people, unlocking potential…it’s what Pam does

Empowering people, unlocking potential…it’s what Pam does

“I have been involved with leading talent development and working with international teams and individuals since 1992,” says Pam Helwig, a career and transition coach with IMPACT Group. “I have a deep understanding of the different cultural aspects individuals will face during global moves. It’s very rewarding to be the bridge that enables them to adjust to living in the US.” Pam knows times of transition are different for everyone – and each client helps to expand her world view. “While working with clients, I see the many ways we are different and the many ways we are alike. We can learn so much about others by appreciating cultural differences.”

Pam is a Coaches Training Institute certified Co-Active Coach, a Mastery Level Coach through the Arbinger Institute and a Tilt 365 Positive Influence Predictor and Coach. At IMPACT Group, she works with international customers from all over the world who are relocating to the US. She specializes in the areas of career coaching, executive/leadership development and team coaching.

“Usually I work with the spouse/partner of the employee who has been transferred to the US, and sometimes I work with the employee as well,” she says. “My focus is to address their top concerns and create a customized integration, job search and career transition plan to address their immediate needs.” Pam’s ongoing coaching helps them achieve their aspirations while living in the US.

The recipients of Pam’s coaching appreciate her guidance, stating:

“Pam is very enthusiastic, patient and willing to find the best suitable opportunities.”
“I really liked working with Pamela Helwig. She was professional yet personal, and she was savvy at allowing me the space to work at my own pace while encouraging me to take steps toward my goals.”

She believes truly listening to her client’s hopes and understanding what may potential prevent them from obtaining their goals is the key to unlocking their potential. “Once this is established, we partner together to create a comprehensive life plan to achieve what matters most to them.”

Her best advice for families who are relocating globally is to know the transition takes time. “Recognize that your plans will change, so be flexible and willing to get out of your comfort zone for the time being. This means you are learning and developing new knowledge and skills,” she says. “Most of all, relax and be patient with yourself. This will help you enjoy the process.”

Pam made a recent transition herself, downsizing her home and moving to the Connecticut shoreline. She found a great way to relax and get used to her new surroundings. “I love walking the shore in the morning, as the sun glistens on the water. I love looking out at the horizon and seeing Long Island in the distance,” comments Pam. “I keep an eye out for sea glass that I can add to my collection. To me, this is the best way to start my day.”


Contribution by Jill Jassmann-Sharlock.

Jill is an IMPACT Group Global Research and Projects Team Lead who focuses on the unique information needs of global transferees. She also serves as IMPACT Group’s Global myIMPACT Specialist, managing content for our global job search and career portal.

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