Cocooning, a relocation service company offers direct, personalised and flexible solutions to companies, institutions and private clients.
WHO ARE WE ?
Since 2002, Cocooning has acquired a know-how in the conception and implementation of complete and tailored solutions, serving your company and employees and you as a private customer. We provide access to services which simplify everyday life, contribute to wellbeing and improve performance.
It is with devotion that the team is caring for you and shares professionalism of 20 years of relocation experience, knowledge and network. Adaptation, flexibility, humility and well caring are our core values, which allow us to understand different customer profiles and needs.
Paying special attention to the relationship with you, your satisfaction is the goal of the Cocooning team.
Meet the team
Angie de Voogd
Hey Cocooning dream team… Who are you?
Anya: Owner of Cocooning since 2002, I have evolved with the business, proud to have relocated a big number of managing collaborators working for different industries both established headquarters/companies or implemented in the area and institutions.
Angie: Coming from the other side of the country, I moved to Lausanne almost 20 years ago. I fell in love with the area of Lake Leman and enjoyed living in Lausanne and now in Morges. Honestly, I had difficulties to start finding my path through integration, bothered by practical things, the language barrier, etc.
Now, I am almost a local with lots of empathy for newcomers.
Sylvia: From the Netherlands, the job of my husband brought us to Switzerland. I do not think we will ever leave again....:-).
During my professional career I mainly worked in the International Hotel industry where it became my second nature to deliver memorable guest experiences; focusing on customers and meeting their needs is what I enjoy doing the most.
How did you gain your experience to work in relocation at Cocooning?
Anya: Holder of a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management delivered by the Hotel Management School of Lausanne (EHL), I was curious about relocation being at that time a relatively new service in the HR branch. Belgium citizen, I grew up in Africa, relocation was naturally made for me.
Angie: I am passionate collaborating with people coming from all over the world. I am practical, human and I have never stopped developing soft skills and corporate communication in continuous training. Many years of professional experience in HR and HR Mobility of an international company made me understand our client’s needs.
Sylvia: Going through the process of moving to a foreign country myself has been the best experience and preparation to work as a Relocation Consultant at Cocooning.
What are your characteristics?
Anya: I am solution-oriented, efficient and hands-on. We are offering personalized services according to the client’s budget and needs. With my network and big smile, I will make your relocation well organised and stressless.
Angie: I focus on the delivery and the wellbeing of the client. Being flexible and human is on the top of the list of qualities.
Do I have to list my weaknesses too? If so, gladly I am not a Computer Engineer or a Mathematician.
Sylvia: Here, I have to tell you a secret.....the actual reason I moved to Switzerland is that I am totally in love with Roger Federer. I have had the opportunity to see him play for his country in the Davis Cup tournament in 2014, along with my wedding day, the best day of my life:-) So, you can say I am a sporty person, but I also love to wine and dine (hence my choice for the hotel business). I am a positive, energetic person who always approaches projects and problems with a pragmatic approach. I love to meet new people and I cannot wait to show you around in the 'Lake Geneva' area.
PASSION - DEVOTION - EMPATHY - INTEGRITY - CONFIDENTIALITY
An exploratory trip is an essential step to get to know the new environment before deciding where to drop definitively your suitcases. As per our motto, never make up a first impression, it is our duty to awake your interest in the area and to response to your doubts. The visit includes a short tour of the region, a visit of a potential houses enabling a feel of the housing market as well as eventually a visit of the school and other places to experience the way of life in Switzerland.
Our job starts with advising you on your visa and residency permit procedure according to your citizenship. We file the permit request on your behalf and accompany you to the local authorities.
Temporary, permanent rental or purchasing living is organized according to your given criteria. Dedicated accompaniment is provided throughout the administration process, the search, the visits, the entry inspection until the complete installment. Our mission is to make you feel home and enjoy seeing your flowers bloom.
The appropriate school is the utmost criteria in the relocation process. We start with analyzing education history, expectations and give pros and cons to be considered to choose between an available private school or the local state school.
We accompany throughout choices, visits and administration process: Switzerland is famous for its private schooling and it is the country where the International Baccalaureate is born. We advise on different options and differences between the schools.
For families choosing state schooling, we organize the children’s registration directly with the local Education department or with the municipality.
We don’t stop at finding your house, we are also there for the unsexy administration tasks such as IT connections, bank account opening, move of personal goods, storage, furniture rental, car importation and purchasing, compulsory insurances, understanding of contract conditions…. and so much more…
Good integration can mean to learn the local language, finding a new job thanks to dual career and outplacement services, and understand the culture and customs of your new home through cross-cultural training.
As a private customer you might need assistance to master tasks of everyday life, such as the management of your properties (cleaning, gardening), payment of your bills and your daily administration, organization of your vacation and leisure, handling issues with authorities on your behalf… who else than Cocooning is your right-hand team….?
Your Swiss-adventure is coming to an end? Here we go again with a complete and stress less plan to make it happen: Home sale or lease termination, tenant search, exit inspection and follow-up on eventual repairs until release of deposit, subscriptions cancellation, furniture move and storage, car sell or export, ….