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Living in Israel: A Land of Contrasts and Constant Buzz

Israel is a special country. Living here offers a unique experience – by weaving together a rich and ancient history, and diverse culture.

Let’s talk about what it’s like to call land home.

The Tech Hub

Israel is a global center for innovation. From cybersecurity to medical technology, Israeli creativity shines, generating many high-paying jobs and a dynamic job marketplace.

A Fusion of Religions

Israel boasts a diverse theological population, with Jews, Arabs, Christians sharing the land.

This diversity extends to the cultural scene, offering a vibrant mix of cuisines, music, and traditions.

Shabbat dinners mingle with Ramadan celebrations, while Arabic and Hebrew echo through the streets.

Living in Israel is Living with History

From ancient Jerusalem to the Roman ruins of Caesarea, Israel is an open-air museum. Historical sites are everywhere, offering a constant reminder of the country’s past.

The Tremendous Cost of Living in Israel

Unfortunately, Israel is a very, very expensive place to live. Meaning, rent – food – car – everything… is unportortially overpriced in relation to the average monthly income.

In fact, Tel Aviv is one of the most expensive cities globally, and balancing a comfortable lifestyle in Israel with financial constraints can be challenging… to say the least.

The Security Situation

As a nation with complex geopolitical realities, war and security and safety concerns are ever-present.

While daily life unfolds relatively normally, constant conflicts and tensions – create an underlying sense of caution and fear.

Adapting to this reality is a crucial and truly abnormal part of living in Israel.

A Lively Culture and a Vibrant People

Despite its challenges, Israel pulsates with energy and a “never give up” spirit.

People are passionate, opinionated, and fiercely protective of their homeland.

This creates radical, dynamic social scenes, filled with lively debates.

In Conclusion…

Living in Israel is certainly not for everyone.

It requires embracing contrasts, adapting to security concerns, and navigating a high cost of living.

However, for those seeking an unforgettable experience… Israel is certainly the place to be.

People are passionate, opinionated, and fiercely protective of their homeland. This creates a dynamic social scene, filled with lively debate, cultural events, and a strong sense of community.

Living in Israel is certainly not for everyone. It requires embracing contrasts, adapting to security concerns, and navigating a high cost of living. However, for those seeking a land brimming with innovation, history, cultural diversity, and breathtaking landscapes, Israel offers an unforgettable experience.

You see, I still remember the day I arrived in Israel… I had NO JOB, NO FRIENDS, and NO MONEY.

And it took me several years of living in Israel before I found a decent-paying job at a tech company.

I was working for this company, and was promoted to a leadership position when I had a powerful self-realization:

The purpose of my life, is helping other people get what they want from life. 

I looked back into my past and understood that I was always asked to be a leader + trainer + teacher… and I absolutely loved doing it!

Therefore, with my 15+ years of experience in the field of sales and customer service I decided to open a sales training company.

I never thought that I would open my own business in Israel… but I did!

I decided to name my sales training company Sales Development Israel.

Then, I began to use all of my spare time before work and after work creating training materials, and trying to acquire clients.

In addition, I was sending emails and cold calling companies in Tel Aviv, HerzliyaRamat GanJerusalem, Bat Yam, and Holon.

Basically, I was reaching out across the whole country of Israel in my efforts.

Great news – I was able to find my first few clients

Something I immediately noticed was at the conclusion of my sales training workshops, two things would happen consistently happen: 

Firstly, I would receive feedback that my sales training workshops were providing massive value for the sales team.

Secondly, one or two of the students in the courses would privately approach me.

These students would speak with me about their struggles not only in sales, but also in their lives.

Then one time, a female student offered to pay me for a one-on-one session outside of the office.

She asked me to help her learn how to communicate more effectively, and to help her figure out a better career path.

Another student, approached me and offered to pay me for my time to help prepare him for a job interview.

Similarly, another student from another workshop, at another company, asked me to help them build their self-confidence.

And this would happen again and again and again…

Each of these wonderful people I began to work one-on-one with,  had their own unique challenge, and asked me for help.

Each time we developed a plan, strategized, and executed.

These first clients would call me their “Life Coach” or “Career Counselor“, and I am proud to say that I was able to help them.

At the conclusion of our one-on-one sessions, they each had taken took massive steps forward towards the results they wanted!

Eventually, enough people called me their Career Counselor or Life Coach that I began to call myself a “Career Counselor” and ”Life Coach”.

Most people set out to become a trained and certified life coach (קואצ’ר , אימון אישי) or career counselor before ever having a client… that is not my story.

I never once said to myself that I wanted to be a life coach (אימון אישי לחיים) or a career counselor.

This interesting and fulfilling profession came to me… literally.

So that is the short story of how I began life coaching (תל אביב קואצ’ינג לחיים) and career counseling in Tel Aviv Israel.

And after all these years, I’m happy to say I have helped hundreds and hundreds of people from around the world achieve their goals!

Let’s schedule a time for us to speak…

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