FIGT Australia New Zealand Affiliate aims to support families, professionals and organisations and:
Sara Coggiola is a Cross Cultural Trainer and CoActive coach. Through her private practice, Between Cultures, she aims to support globally mobile families as they settle into and adapt to their new destinations. Having reinvented herself several times while supporting her husband's career abroad and bringing up two Cross-Cultural Kids, she draws from real-life experiences in juggling a globally mobile family lifestyle. Living between different cultures has always fascinated Sara and she feels on purpose when, through her work, she can foster cultural integration.
Helen Ellis is a New Zealand researcher, author, anthropologist, veteran of Distance Parenting/Grandparenting, and the Founder of DistanceFamilies.com. Three of her four children and four of her six grandchildren live 16 to 30 flight hours away in America and England.
In her research she asked the question: “How is distance familying for you?” Her book series combines her personal experiences with her extensive global research.
Her goal is to support each generation of Distance Families to understand ‘how it is’ for the other and pass on some ‘how to do it’ tips.