Discover how to really prepare for moving and living abroad in
The Expatability Club
Often when you get advice, you're hearing what other people think you should do - because it worked for them. It may not work for you in the same way. Your needs are different. You are different.
This is why it's difficult to sift out the information you need.
And this is where I can help.
Consider me your Expat Life Mentor, Virtual Assistant and BFF all in one! Let's do this together.
Choose which programme below suits you best and find out how you can get in touch.
'How to Expat' Programme
You want to move abroad but don’t know where to start.
This 5 day 'self-service' programme has been created for you; for people who know they want to live overseas but don't know how to start the process.
decision making kickstarter
If you have been offered the chance to move overseas but aren't sure if this move is right for you.
Work with me intensively for 1 or 2 weeks to help brainstorm the issues you need to consider before accepting a move abroad.
expat life mentoring and consulting
This is for you if you have accepted your overseas relocation and are preparing for an actual move abroad.
Work with me on a monthly basis, for a minimum of 3 months, to help you navigate the challenges of moving and living overseas.
the expatability club
This is the option for you if you like to find it all out for yourself, in your own time.
This members' only group contains presentations on all the 'hidden' information you need for your relocation to save you time as you prepare for your move.
If the options above don't answer your questions, and you've checked out all the info I share on my other site, ExpatChild.com, please drop me an email and I will see if I can direct you to some resources to help you.
DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOVING ABROAD?
THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS PREPARATION. BUT WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PREPARE?
get PRACTICAL, honest ADVICE TO HELP MAKE YOUR MOVE A SUCCESS.
Discover the realities of relocation, master your lifestyle change and learn how to prepare for moving and living abroad.
Being treated as an individual is crucial to your well-being. Everyone is different and every relocation is different. If you follow the crowd, doing ‘what all other expats do’, you’re not setting yourself up for your best, most satisfying and authentic life.
Did you know that almost half of all international assignments fail?
Most of these failures can be traced back to a lack of realistic preparation
Expat life can be shocking for some people as expectations don't match real life. There are so many small, but significant details to consider that it's easy to get caught by surprise. You will be amazed at how small things can affect your daily life when living in a different culture, miles from everything familiar.
There is so much information 'out there' that it's difficult to find relevant and practical details. It also means you need to know what you're looking for in the first place!
But how can you find out exactly what to prepare for if you've never lived abroad before?
It doesn't matter if you have lived overseas before either, as each relocation is different. Your family circumstances may have changed over time and you might feel unprepared for this particular move.
Being properly prepared helps minimise anxiety and reduces stress and the possibility of decision fatigue and mental paralysis.
Talking things through with someone who has been through all this before in The Expatability Club helps a great deal. While I can’t make your decisions for you, I can offer suggestions, recommendations, tools and tips to lighten your mental and emotional load.
Being treated as an individual is crucial to your well-being. Everyone is different and every relocation is different. If you follow the crowd, doing ‘what all other expats do’, you’re not setting yourself up for your best, authentic life. Often when you get advice, you're hearing what other people think you should do - because it worked for them. This is why it's difficult to sift out the information you need.
If you know what to really expect, how to manage your expectations and organise the practicalities, your expat adventure will be off to a great start.
Choosing the right school or other form of education for your child is one of the hardest decisions you’ll make as a parent when relocating abroad.
How to organise your packing and decluttering to help make your move abroad a success from the start for a stress-free move. Well, as stress-free as possible!
Some people find learning a language easy, others struggle. Language study is not a one-size-fits-all hobby, and no single style of learning will appeal to all learners.
A common concern. There's a lot to consider when it comes to the health of you and your family. It's something you tend to discover when you're there.
There’s so much to do and so many decisions to make – what if you make the wrong choice or forget something important?
Let The Expatability Club take some of the strain from you!
I had been in South Africa with my husband and 2 children aged 11 and 16 for 2 months when I first ‘met’ Carole online. The children were settled in school and my husband in his job and the honeymoon period had come to an end for me. I'd had given no thought to what I was going to do personally or professionally during the moving process, and to be honest I was regretting the move.
Whilst searching for information online I 'met' Carole. Despite Carole and her family going through the whole relocation again themselves with a young child, they were also dealing with the trauma and upheaval of when the earthquake and tsunami that stuck Japan 2 days earlier.
Carole took time to advise me of the steps/mountains I would reach, in what order and when and what the next hurdle would be. She warned me of the pitfalls and gave me advice on how to handle things and really helped me to understand the process of life as an expat.
It's hard and confusing enough having children in your home country, but when you're abroad it can be almost impossible to know where to start. ExpatChild.com helped me navigate my children's needs and was filled with useful insights and resources for me.
When I came to move back home after 15 years abroad it was a real culture shock and unless you've been in that position nobody else can really see where you're coming from.
The world (your home town or country) changes a lot in 15 years - imperceptible to those who've stayed - so I've loved reading the stories of others who've returned home.
Discover the realities of relocation, master your lifestyle change and learn how to prepare for moving and living abroad. If you know what to really expect, how to manage your expectations and organise the practicalities, your expat adventure will be off to a great start.
I will help you navigate the challenges of moving and living overseas with no-nonsense, practical and sensible advice. I'll help you aim for complete Expat Ability!
While I can’t make your decisions for you, I can offer experience-based suggestions, recommendations, tools and tips to lighten your mental and emotional load.
Anyone at any stage of their overseas adventure. Whether you're planning your first relocation abroad, your fifth, or a move back to your home country, you'll find something useful here.
When I started expat life back in 2006 it was tricky to find the information I needed for my situation. Even now, with so much data readily available on the internet, it's difficult and time consuming to find details relevant to your specific needs.
Another obstacle is that you don’t always know what you need to know. It’s easy to get lost, disillusioned and panicky, especially when time is ticking and there’s a plane to catch…
The Expatability Club gathers all that information into one place to help you understand what you can expect at every stage of your expat journey.
$20 every month
$54 every three months
Learn how to efficiently prepare and plan for your new life overseas. Navigate every step of your expat journey, discover useful insights in the unique aspects of expat life and understand how to readjust to life after returning home.
You can even sneak a peek with a 7 day free trial!
Pop in for a look around; see what you think and then easily upgrade before your trial ends.
If you're not quite ready to join The Expatability Club to get your smooth move underway, that's fine. Expatability will be here when you need it.
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