Need help to decide if a move abroad is right for you?
Welcome to the expat decision maker programme!
Have you been offered an international work assignment? Or are you planning a move overseas for any reason?
Is everything in place for a move, and you just need to say yes, or no? Or any combination of these?
Let me lighten your mental load, quickly.
Perhaps you’re not sure if this is the right move for you and your family.
Maybe you're concerned about how your children will cope with the move and new life abroad.
Don’t know where to start or what do first, or next? Getting overwhelmed? Feeling stressed? Worried?
Don't panic! This is all perfectly normal.
Come and pick my brains, get it off your chest and let's focus together on the challenges you have right now.
I will help you to move forward. Let's make your expat success a priority!
Are you worrying about these questions? (And more!)
One-to-one expat chat
Do you need someone neutral and experienced to chat about your potential move and accompanying decisions, in complete confidence?
Instead of swimming against the tide of an ocean of information, I’ll give you the guidance you need, when you need it, to help you take control of this busy and often stressful time.
Dedicated to helping you simplify your decision-making process, so you have clarity and confidence in the expat life choices you’re making.
Let's brainstorm together. Talking over your relocation, and any concerns with a neutral, yet highly experienced outsider helps bring clarity and comfort to to whatever you find most challenging right now. With this short, one-to-one programme, we can talk about anything you're feeling overwhelmed about right now and I can offer support, suggestions and advice.
While I can’t make your decisions for you, I can offer honest advice, experience-based suggestions, recommendations, tools, tips and resources to lighten your mental and emotional load.
You are an individual, with different hopes, dreams, needs. Only by talking with someone who has been in your situation can you move forward.
Let’s help simplify your thoughts so you know what your next steps should be.
Get clarification on you and your family’s unique requirements, so that you can calm your natural overwhelm, and gain confidence in your own decision-making abilities.
Gain confidence and reassurance that you’re making the right choice for you and your family.
There's no substitute for experience
There are lots of people out there helping potential expats. They may have lived in more countries than me; they may have more kids than me - or no kids; they may have all kinds of letters after their name. However, there is absolutely no substitute for experience - whether that's expat experience, parenting experience or life experience. I have the lot.
If you're up for speaking to someone who is rational, pragmatic and plain-speaking, get in touch!
'Fluff-free advice'. I'll be up-front and honest with you, always; sharing my insight and cutting through the fluff. I believe in efficiency, so promise that I won't drag out any programmes just for the sake of it. We all have busy lives and you have lots to organise.
I am unique, practical, full of real-life experience (so many experiences!) and several suitcases full of common-sense. My natural problem-solving abilities, independence and self-sufficiency will help you triumph at this busy, life-changing time.
Allow me to let my experience help your move and life abroad be a success.
Expat life isn't Insta-Perfect
Sugar-coating expat life doesn’t do anyone any favours at all. Yes, it's an incredible and fabulous lifestyle, it really is. However, I have seen too many bitterly disappointed people who just can't hack it as their expectations were coloured by the glossy experiences shared by many. Social media and blogs rarely tell the whole story of expat life.
Living abroad is not always as easy as many other expat websites and blogs may lead you to believe. I’m not saying it’s always hard, either, it’s not. It is brilliant! It just may not be what quite you expect. For one person, a certain country and lifestyle could be a dream come true; for another person, that same country and lifestyle is simply a nightmare.
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'!
Decision Making Kickstarter Programmes
Helping you brainstorm key points when considering a move abroad, a relocation to a different country or even repatriation.
I'll help you work through this complex decision-making process with advice, tips and ideas so that you understand all the important factors involved in moving overseas with your kids.
Just a few of the questions and concerns you may have:
- How do I move overseas with a family? Where do I start?
- Should I even make this move abroad at all?
- When is the right age to move overseas with my kids?
- How do I choose a school?
- How can I prepare the children for a move?
- What's the best way to help kids adapt?
- How do I handle family making me feel guilty?
- What's the best way to prepare for moving back home?
- Am I relocating for the right reasons?
- What if it all doesn't work out?
- How can I be sure I'm making the best decisions for my family?
What I can help you with:
- I can answer and advise you on those questions, and many more besides.
- I can help you combat overwhelm and provide tools to assist.
- I can sooth your worries with sensible, specialist advice and information.
- I may be able to make you laugh!
- I can offer you further options to ensure your dream becomes reality.
What I cannot help you with:
- I cannot find you a job overseas. (However, I can find job sites for you if you choose my Gold Service).
- I cannot give you legal advice. (Although I can recommend expert lawyers).
- I cannot get you a visa. (Some visa info is included in my Gold Service).
- I cannot guarantee you a fabulous expat life. That's up to you!
How to get started
- 1Select The Programme
Choose the programme you require and click the 'Buy Now' button below to submit your payment and book a date and time. Please double check your time zone is selected!
- 2Check Your Email
You will receive an automatic welcome email with your call date and time details and a special link to join our scheduled meeting. I may request more details in a separate email.
- 3We Have Our Call!
Please ensure you know how to make the connection to our call so we can start on time. I use a tool called Zoom (it's like Skype, but more reliable) and it may require you to download a small programme.
Have questions first? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond to you within 24 hours.
Expat Espresso Silver Service
A 'Power Hour' Online Video Call
Let's work through this complex decision making process together. My brain on your dilemma.
This 1 hour programme includes...
Clarity, peace of mind and a ton of advice. And, as a bonus, I'll send a follow-up email within 24 hours including a recording of the call so you don't miss a thing.
When we talk one-to-one we can really dig through your thoughts and clear up any worries and concerns you have. Discuss your dreams and get my thoughts on how to make them come true.
You will gain clarity and reassurance that you are making confident choices for you and your family.
1 hour - £99.00
Expat Espresso Gold Service
A 'Super Power Hour' Online Video Call
Let's dig deeper into your relocation. With this service, I can provide you with tangible resources, research and tools to help you on your way.
This 1 hour programme includes...
The same as the Silver Service: clarity, peace of mind and a ton of advice. PLUS:
- A pre-call questionnaire so we can prepare to get the most out of our conversation. It allows me to prepare some information to save time and provides an even more in-depth and personalised/bespoke version of the Silver Service.
- Any resources discussed in the call and others that I feel are could be helpful to you relevant to you. These could be eBooks, links to reference info and
- A copy of the recording of the call so you don't miss anything!
1 HOUR - £189.00
Getting to Know You
Quick, Free Introductory Chat
Not sure how I can help? Here's the option of a quick free introductory chat about your potential relocation.
We can chat about your expat ambitions, concerns and expectations and we can find out how we can work together to make your move abroad go as smoothly as possible. If there is something I cannot help you with, I'll tell you. I don't pretend to be able to help you if I truly can't.
Bespoke Solutions Platinum Service
Highly Personalised Research and Advice
For a longer period of time, make use of my skills and experience, plus superhuman research skills to help you discover the nitty-gritty about your potential new home.
Previous clients have asked me to help find them a home; research schools in a specific area and with a certain ethos; price up housing and cost of living compared to their home country; and find public transport routes for them.
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. Carole 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 hometown 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.