Helping you navigate moving and living overseas

with your children

Expat support that's as unique as you are! Advice, tips, and information from your independent expat expert. 

Get in touch for one-to-one help to gain clarity, overcome overwhelm and take positive steps to your move abroad. 

Your Expat Dream

Have you been offered an international work assignment?

This will be the ideal next step in your career, so it's totally the right move for you. International career experience looks great on your CV and this can only benefit the whole family.

Are you planning a new life abroad?

You want to create a better life for you and your children, experience life in another culture outside of your home country, widen your horizons and learn a new language.

Or maybe you're planning to move back home after living a wonderful expat life?

Are you prepared for the unexpected changes?

Living abroad is like playing a video game where you've skipped the tutorial and you’re now just running about with no idea how anything works. Don't panic! I've read the manual and know the tricks and tips to help you level up.

You’re standing on the brink of making one of the biggest, most exciting, life decisions you’ll ever make. Let's make it the best decision you've ever made!

But...

Is this the right move for all members of your family?

Making decisions of this magnitude can become overwhelming, particularly when this decision affects other people. What if it doesn't work out? How do I make sure moving abroad is right for all the family?

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.


The Solution

Find expat support that is as unique as you are

I know you want more than general information. You want to understand exactly what to expect, and you want to know the best way to move confidently to your new expat life.

My knowledge, skills, and experience are invaluable. I use my expertise, my real-world experience and insight to provide clear, actionable advice and information, tailored to your individual needs. 

Get a fresh perspective on your specific relocation to help you focus on your first, and next, steps. I’ll help you gain the confidence, 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!

Use my experience to create your best life abroad

Carole Hallett Mobbs
Expat Life Mentor and Consultant

As a family, we first moved abroad in 2006 and I survived that move, and every subsequent relocation, by winging it and learning the hard way.


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!

testimonials

They say...

Danielle Hayduk

Expat Espresso Client

"After speaking to Carole, I had a positive game plan and felt confident moving forward."

“I felt like I had a million questions (although in reality, these all boiled down to a few key concerns) and Carole answered all of them.


After speaking to her, I had a positive game plan and felt confident moving forward, and have now been living my overseas dream for several months!”

"I would highly recommend contacting Carole. She is approachable, friendly, factual, professional and has a wide range of experience with an abundance of resources."

“I felt very overwhelmed, unsure, lost, scared, worried. The biggest issues I was facing were a long list, having a complex situation I was trying to work through the overwhelm of relocation, removals, education, medical, jobs, housing. Uppermost was the issue of uncertainty; of whether it was the right thing to do or not.

And then I found Carole! I had been searching for an expert to consult with and came across Carole and her websites. I chose to work with her as I listened to her podcasts, read her articles and was impressed by her experience, knowledge, professionalism, and also her down-to-earth, matter-of-fact style, which I resonated with.

After working with Carole, I felt a sense of direction, reassurance, confidence, and connectedness. She helped me with a range of topics we discussed and helped me with contacts, links, direct information, and also her guidebooks and lists, which are invaluable.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, at a loss, in limbo or alternatively know what you want but don’t know how or where to start, I would highly recommend contacting Carole. She is approachable, friendly, factual, professional and has a wide range of experience with an abundance of resources. You will not be disappointed.”

M. M. - Expat Espresso Client

"Carole is a warm and easy person to speak with"

“I was homesick, feeling isolated and missing everyone and everything about London and the UK. Covid made expat life even more difficult in a new country where I was unable to make new connections. I was seriously considering moving back which would have had a massive impact on my family, particularly my children who are teenagers. Carole helped me appreciate that what I was feeling was not unusual, and in fact, was quite common when combining a major international move with a pandemic.


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

"Making me feel understood"

“Thank you very much for all the information you sent me.

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

"Carole reassured me that what I'm doing is what is the best option for my kids."

“I was completely overwhelmed. The decision between choosing a local school and an international school is complicated, especially as 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

"Experienced counsel"

Thanks 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.”

Sanjeev K - Expat Espresso Client

"Carole was a balm to my feelings"

"The year is 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic is doing its rounds around the world and taking my chosen country to live in pretty harshly.

It’s just me, my 9 y.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 L - Expat Espresso Client

About Carole

With my family, including pets, I spent 12 years living overseas in Japan, Germany and South Africa. Then in 2018 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.'

Know Before You Go

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Download this FREE eBook to discover how to make sure you have the best expat experience before you even leave home.

Everyone planning a move abroad with their family should read this.