Workshops with EWest Connect

We have the expertise to raise your cultural awareness and to deliver high quality coaching services

EWest Connect
No passport or visa to cross cultures

Whether we have or haven’t travelled abroad, our world is becoming smaller thanks to the advances in technological communications. Read more

Cross Cultural Competence
For international companies, organizations and global professionals

Setting goals with a clear vision is a promising start. However,in order to expand your business and reach new markets you will need to eliminate cultural barriers. Read more

Cross Cultural Awareness Workshops
For professionals and families relocating between East and West

Moving abroad or returning home can be an exciting experience. At the same time, it can also be the cause of anxiety, stress. Read more

The Challenges of Transition
Your guide to achieve a smooth transition

For academic professionals, students and parents. Learn about your own transition and how to support and smoothen your child’s. Read more

Leadership Coaching
Make an impact that lasts forever…

What is leadership? Is it purely about intellectual interaction with one's self and one another? Or is there more? Read more

Coaching Services
For organisations, entrepreneurs and professional

We offer highly skilled coaching services in English and/or in Arabic. Read more

Becoming a Global Citizen
Coming together is a beginning

We believe in collaboration, Becoming a Global Citizen is a new program designed by Kimberly Hunn founder of EGI and Rehab Abbas founder of EWest Connect. Read more

BGC Program for Academic Professionals
Learn about yourself

Working in education around the world is both a privilege and a challenge at the same time... Read more

Translation Services
Arabic-English Translation

We work with professional translators to provide high-quality services that covers a wide range from small documents, brochures to books, websites and more. Read more

About EWest Connect

Rehab Abbas is a cross-cultural trainer, and a transformational coach. She works with organizations, entrepreneurs, international schools and individuals. Rehab is the founder of EWest Connect, a company committed to helping teams and individuals to understand the psychology of crossing culture and its impact on all those concerned. Research has shown that a lack of this understanding is an underlying cause of poor work performance, demotivation and failure to communicate effectively which often leads to conflict and undesirable results. Rehab’s vision is to bring cultural awareness, understanding and harmony. She believes that culture is an essential part of the human life equation, from what we wear, eat, celebrate and value to how we think, judge, behave and act. Culture is at the heart of all we do and pre-determines how we shape up in the world. Read more

Where we can help

We provide highly skilled professional services with a personal touch

Cross Cultural Services for

Refugees,Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Leaving everything behind; house, job, schools, savings and precious memories is perhaps the toughest decision a person will ever have to make. The word CHOICE has no place in their lives. They are forced to flee their homes and country, with no clear idea about where to go or what to expect.

Crossing borders, oceans and reaching foreign countries safely is the first chapter in their new lives. However, feeling safe, having a place to live in and obtaining a good education for their children won’t guarantee happiness. Struggling to understand a new culture, a new language, and a new lifestyle can lead to disappointment and dissatisfaction causing barriers when communicating and dealing or working with others.

Language, Culture & More.... A new program designed to help and support refugees, asylum seekers and migrants settling in the UK. The goal of our program is to encourage them to practice a new language, develop a profound understanding of the deeply held values at the heart of the British society, and learn about different methods of communication which will help them to interact effectively with other nationalities, start a new business, succeed at interviews and achieve personal and professional goals.



New workshop: Working Effectively with Syrian Refugees

For professionals and volunteers who work with or support Syrian refugees.
Clarity, mutual understanding and respect are the foundation for a successful communication. our workshop will offer you a better understanding of the Syrian culture, needs, concerns and expectations.
Topics we cover:


• The Syrian culture at a glance; demographics, ethnics group, education and health system
• Values, beliefs and life style
• Verbal and non-verbal communication
• Riding the transition roller coaster
• What is culture shock
• Symptoms of culture shock
• Dos and don'ts
• Tips for working with people from different cultures
• Q&A

We welcome the opportunity to work with organisations in the public and private sectors, NGO’s and charities. For more information contact us

Egypt

United Kingdom

UAE

USA

Turkey

Qatar

Syria

Italy

Testimonials

Clair Anderson "The hours spent with rehab were paramount in my learning new habits, recognizing old patterns. Rehab gently holds a mirror before you so you can see clearly what needs to be done to get from where you are to where you want to be. I felt safe, welcomed and found it very easy to open up with Rehab .Our coaching journey together helped me to come on in leaps and bounds and achieving new desirable results"

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EWest Connect

We don’t need a passport or visa to cross cultures Whether we have or haven’t travelled abroad, our world is becoming smaller thanks to the advances in technological communications. Consequently, we are crossing cultures all the time; whether we interact with people in our community who come from different ethnic backgrounds or we communicate and connect with others abroad using emails, video conferencing or any other form of digital communication.
Ewest Connect is your key to transforming cultural gaps into a shared space of effective communication, powerful connections and desirable results.
We provide cross cultural workshops, trainings and coaching services.

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Cross Cultural Competence

Own the knowledge and skills for effective adaptation in cross cultural environments
Setting goals with a clear vision is a promising start. However, in order to expand your business and reach new markets you will need to eliminate cultural barriers by building strong connections with teams, clients and business partners across cultures.
Our mission is to work with teams in drawing up and designing a cultural map that will engage everyone. To acknowledge different types of communication styles, culture sensitivities and cultural gaps.
Together we will create a work environment based on mutual understanding, and trust that sets the basis for meaningful conversations and allows creative ideas and solutions to emerge.
For more information, contact us

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Cross Cultural Awareness Workshops

For professionals and families relocating between East and West
Moving abroad or returning home can be an exciting experience. At the same time, it can also be the cause of anxiety, stress, lack of motivation and enthusiasm.
Our mission is to provide you with essential information about your new host country's culture as well as communication methods and practical tips to manage your transition and cultural shock. This will open you to new opportunities, broaden your perspective and help you to build successful business and personal relationships.
We offer different types of workshops and we are happy to design a tailored workshop based on your requirements.
For more information, contact us

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Becoming a Global Citizen

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a progress;
working together is success.” Henry Ford


We believe in collaboration, Becoming a Global Citizen is a new project designed by Kimberly Hunn founder of EGI and Rehab Abbas founder of EWest Connect.

BGC offers customized workshops and programmes designed for academic professionals, high-school and graduate students that are interested in developing their capacity to integrate their cross-cultural experience with a desire to make a constructive impact on business and society.

We believe that respectful human interaction begins with the people we live and work with every day. It is in the small and powerful gestures that we make that our presence can be felt and our intentions can promote the open-mindedness and curiosity we need to solve the larger challenges of our time.
The most important feature of this project is building trust, intercultural competence and recognizing that there is a predictable pattern all people move through when faced with change and cultural diversity. When we can observe and name the issues that keep us from living and working more productively together, we are able to unravel the specific conversations and attitudes that best support understanding and creative ambition.


For more information, contact us:
Rehab Abbas at info@ewestconnect.com
Kimberly Hunn at kimberly@edgewalkergroup.com

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Who is EWest Connect?

Ewest Connect was inspired by Rehab’s own personal and professional journey. It was an idea conceived as a direct result of the experience she had as a native Arabic speaker from Egypt who sought to embrace western culture through living and working in the west. Rehab has lived in three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe. She works with clients from all over the world: Germany, South Africa, Russia, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Kenya, Egypt, UAE and England. She is passionate about understanding intercultural communication and holds the conviction that this knowledge is a crucial benefit and can be transformative at both an organizational and an individual level.

Rehab has completed Newfield’s Certified Coach Training- Newfield Network- at the University of Winchester. She was trained in the cross-cultural field by the Executive Director of The Interchange Institute, Dr Anne P. Copeland, and holds a Level 1 and 2 Certificate in ‘Crossing Cultures With Competence’ (CCWC).

In addition to this, Rehab has had ten years commercial experience working with CEOs and executive decision makers facilitating Company Board meetings at the Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO). The co-ordination of different leadership styles and methods of communication has allowed her a valuable insight into how these impact directly on workforce performance, motivation and productivity. She is involved with professional women network. She is also a member at the American Women of Surrey (AWS) and the International Women’s Club for expats living in Berkshire and Surrey (AWbs). Rehab is also the founder of ‘Arab Ladies in Surrey,UK’, a social media group that invites members to socialize, share their knowledge and experiences in the UK and other countries they have lived in. It also supports newcomers encouraging them to enjoy and design their new lives abroad.
Rehab speaks fluent Arabic and English. For more details about her work experience, courses and certification please see her complete resume.

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BGC Program for Academic Professionals

Learn about yourself and how to support the Global Citizen in your community
Working at international schools or universities around the world is both a privilege and a challenge at the same time. On a daily basis, you’ll be dealing with other colleagues, parents and students from all over the world.
It’s a challenge to understand and find your way around your new community yet at the same time, you are expected to support others in their transition too. Our workshop will raise your awareness of the challenges ahead and provide you with the necessary skills to ensure you are able to lead a meaningful life. It will give you the tools for effective communication that will ensure a positive experience and a smooth transition.
Program overview:
1) Where I am in my journey
2) Start with yourself: how to deal with your own concerns and challenges
3) How to support the global citizen in your community

For more information about our program, contact us

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Translation Services

Arabic-English Translation Services
Arabic is the official language of 22 countries from Southwest Asia to Northwest Africa
The formal Arabic language known as Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is taught in schools around the world at all stages. Each country has a different dialect. However, MSA is perfectly understood across the Arab world as it’s used in politics, media and modern Arabic literature.
Individuals across the Arab world can communicate in MSA effectively on both levels, spoken and written.
Our prices are very competitive. For more information, get in touch to request a quote

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The Challenges of Transition

Your guide to achieve a smooth transition
For academic professionals, students and parents
• Learn about your own transition and how to support and smoothen your child’s transition to a new school year
• Tools and strategies to support yourself and your child to recover and adjust in a new school environment and a new community
EWest Connect offers customised workshops and training programmes designed for academic professionals, students and parents. For more information, contact us

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Leadership Coaching

Make an impact that lasts forever…
Everything we say and do form strong ties with our emotional and physical state. Your somatic presence matters… Somatic is at the core of our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and actions and is to be considered one of the most successful ways to self-observe, reflect and expand your leadership style.
Our one to one leadership coaching offers you the opportunity to examine different types of leadership styles and how best to create a powerful presence.
The key to our success together is your commitment to challenge yourself, to give permission for new possibilities to arise on your horizon If you want to make a difference, get in touch

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Coaching Services

For organisations, entrepreneurs and individuals
Our coaching methodology revolves around three main domains:


• The Linguistic-Self (what is said and what is not said)
• The Emotional-Self (how our emotions and feelings steer our actions)
• The Somatic-Self (how we show up in the world and how others perceive us)
For more information, contact us