Yuki Gotanda


I am a career transition coach for international development/humanitarian professionals. I am an International Coaching Federation (ICF) member.

My mission is to assist mid-career professionals who wish to transition into and from challenging yet rewarding international development and humanitarian sector. Transitioning into an international development/humanitarian career is challenging, but transitioning from these sectors can also be challenging for various reasons. For people whose careers have spanned many years and different countries, finding ‘home’ and a new career or transitioning into retirement life may also present unique challenges. These transitions can also be difficult for the accompanying spouses & partners.

I assist:

  1. Mid-career professionals who wish to transition into international development / humanitarian careers,
  2. International development / humanitarian professionals considering leaving the field and looking for new career paths (finding a job in the home country, starting a small business, etc.),
  3. Spouses & partners of international development/humanitarian professionals who are looking for flexible careers, and
  4. International development / humanitarian professionals transitioning into retirement.

I also work with other expatriates and immigrants who go through cross-cultural career transitions.

Making a mid-life and cross-cultural career transition can be scary, but you do not have to go through this transition alone. I have personally been on the same path you are on (I have over 20 years of experience and worked in 19 countries. I moved from the private sector to the UN, UN to NGO, and now I am a business owner) and can assist you with your journey.

To learn more about my coaching service, please visit my website www.yukigotanda.net and book a free 30 min discovery consultation.

I look forward to assisting you in creating a new resilient career, and finding meaning and purpose in your retirement.



You can read my latest Newsletter here.

Capacity Development
Conflict Resolution, Peace and Security
Human Resource Development
Organizational Development
Performance Measurement
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Membership in Professional Societies: 
International Coaching Federation (ICF), Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP)