Helping you navigate the challenges of moving and living overseas

Supporting expat parents to help you navigate moving and living overseas. Helping you gain reassurance that you're making confident choices for the well-being of you and your children.

Carole Hallett Mobbs

Expat Life Mentor and Consultant

Use my experience to create your best life abroad

What to expect when you're expatting
As a family, we first moved abroad in 2006 and survived that move, and every subsequent relocation, by winging it and learning the hard way. Learn from my mistakes!

I want you to learn the easy way. It’s much less stressful and you get much more out of your life abroad if you know what to expect.

There's no substitute for experience. And I have actually done the whole moving overseas with my family AND back again. So, I have seen real expat life from both ends!

Not only that, I have a lot of life experience behind me too. Add to this to a bucket load of common sense and an eagerness to help everyone make the best decisions for them and their family.

MY approach

The importance of individuality

Each and every person is different; you need different things in life; you have different hopes, dreams and needs. A cookie-cutter life simply does not exist. This is why you shouldn't choose a cookie-cutter adviser or consultant for your important decision making process.

Nobody could ever call me 'cookie-cutter'!

'Fluff-free advice'. AKA no BS. 

I'll be authentic, up-front and honest with you, always; sharing my insight, offering one-to-one, individualised advice with efficiency and sense. I'll help you brainstorm key points when considering a move abroad, a relocation to a different country or even repatriation. 

Put my expertise and experience to work for you and you alone. Use my insight into all aspects of life, expat and otherwise, to help you live the life you dream about.

The expat dream

You’re planning a move abroad. There’s a lot to deal with and so many decisions to make. And all while running your busy life too. It can quickly become overwhelming.

You’re dreaming of living the expat life but haven't quite made the decision yet. You have a passion for adventure; you want to experience more of what the world has to offer. Maybe you want to follow a career path that's limited in your home country.

Whatever your reason, you stand on the brink of making one of the biggest, most complicated, but also the most exciting, life decisions you’ll ever make.

How do you make the right decision?

Are you confident in your decision-making skills? Or would you like a little help from someone who’s been there and done that – several times?

Perhaps you’re not sure if it’s the right move for you and your family. What if it doesn't work out? Are you worried about giving up your career to become a trailing spouse or accompanying partner?

Making decisions of this magnitude can become overwhelming, especially if your decision affects other people. Decision fatigue and analysis paralysis kicks in and you either make a poor choice, or no choice at all.

Online consultation and chat sessions

Get a fresh perspective on your particular relocation aspirations to help you focus on your first, and next, steps.

Rather than being afraid of making the wrong decision, let's talk it all through together. Just an hour talking with me helps you gain the comfort, clarity and calm you need to make a well-judged decision.

So, if you need someone neutral to chat it all over with, in complete confidence. I’m here for you! 

testimonials

Check what my clients say about me

With Carole’s personal experience of living overseas in many locations for many years and then returning to the UK she was able to remind me that there are nearly always options. And her honest assessments on the practicalities of moving children of exam school age were invaluable.
Carole is a warm and easy person to speak with. She has tremendous experience in the challenges of living and moving overseas and moving back to the UK. She can give practical insights and to help you think of problems in new ways and potentially see things more objectively

Brendan S

EXPAT ESPRESSO CLIENT

I was completely overwhelmed. The decision between choosing a local school and an international school is complicated, especially when you don’t know where you will go next. As an expat, I had heard many different opinions, but really needed someone to be frank and someone that had similar expat experiences.
Carole reassured me that what I’m doing is what is the best option for my kids. She also gave me very valuable tips that I had not thought about. I have already recommended her to a friend as a good person to contact before making another international move, or if you needed an unbiased opinion outside your family on issues related to expat life.

Krystal P

EXPAT ESPRESSO CLIENT

Thank you very much for all the information you sent me. I’ll check them out!!
I really enjoyed our conversation. Just speaking to you without having to explain my thoughts and feelings was a rare occurrence. This put me at ease straight away, making me feel understood, which allowed me to open up to you easily.
I really appreciated your kind remarks and valuable insights.
I will definitely book another conversation very soon as I have more questions and topics in need of your advice. 

Alan A

EXPAT ESPRESSO CLIENT

Thank you so very much for the call and it was so helpful to get your experienced counsel on this topic!
Indeed, the experience, tips and solutions which you shared are looking as very positive steps to take. I’ll start implementing a few of those right away.
Thanks so very much again!

S.K

EXPAT ESPRESSO CLIENT

The year is 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic is doing its rounds around the World and taking my chosen country to live on, pretty harshly.
It’s just me, my 9y.o daughter and her father and I was suffocating. Why? Because I am here by choice and that brings such a heaviness to my heart that the only way to explain is “Am I going to see this thru?” “Am I going to survive?” If not in the real sense, but in the emotional sense of it.
In order to cope, I booked myself in to an Expat Espresso meeting with Carole; someone who has always been there for me even though she didn’t even know I existed.
Sometimes, the only thing we need, is someone to mirror our feelings back at us, feed us those things that are at the back of our minds but at the same time we don’t know yet.
Carole was a balm to my feelings, a calm and soothing voice that nailed 5 of my major struggles without me actually saying them out aloud. How does she even do that?
That was exactly what I needed and now I am actually googling some stuff and reading more about it and I can feel those knots of anxiety losing themselves by the minute.
If you are like me, an expat navigating these weird times and you can put an hour to talk to Carole, I urge you to do so

Karina

EXPAT ESPRESSO CLIENT

About Carole

With my family, including pets, I spent 12 years living overseas in Japan, Germany and South Africa. A couple of years ago we returned to the UK - so I've seen 'both ends' of expat life! Founder of ExpatChild.com and author of 'Expat Education: An Expat's Guide to Choosing a School Overseas.