Consultant, Trainer & Coach
With a degree in psychology, a doctorate in education and a deep knowledge of the expatriate experience, Sarah is the leading expert on Third Culture Kids (TCKs) in Asia. She is one of only a handful of people to hold a doctorate in this field of study. Her doctoral thesis focused on the application of emotional intelligence to support expatriate children with the challenges caused by living in a mobile world, where either they or the people around them move regularly.
Sarah’s thesis explores the impact of an emotional intelligence intervention on Third Culture Kids aged 9—10. At the school studied, the high levels of mobility seemed to manifest themselves in exclusion and a lack of empathy between peers. Sarah’s emotional intelligence intervention was offered to provide social and emotional support for pupils.
The results indicate a positive impact of the intervention on the class, particularly on children’s relationships with peers.