MOVING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY
WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME.

Won’t it?

 

Charlotte Nicholson, CPC, ELI-MP
Expat Transition Coach

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There is so much to look forward to!

A move to a new country and culture is full of promise, adventure and excitement.

 

Here‘s a picture of what‘s possible:

Having an incredible shared experience with your spouse that will bring you closer.

 

 

“We were able to spend time on the water wakeboarding and in the desert off-roading-things we couldn’t do easily together in the UK!”

The chance for career progression for the spouse and increased financial security.

 

 

“We jumped at the chance to move to Qatar because the increased salary enabled us to pay for schooling for the kids and buy our house when we returned to Europe.”

A one-of-a-kind experience that will tighten your family bonds with spouse and kids with opportunity for travel and creating extraordinary memories.

 

 

 “We really needed to rely on one another in a new way and learn to support each other’s needs because our home network was no longer there.”

The eye-opening chance to learn about a new culture by being immersed in it fully.

 

 

“During a Saudi wedding, my husband ate camel right out of a full camel carcass with his hands, wearing a beige suit . . . and then danced with blunt swords!”

I love helping people adapt and succeed abroad.
And I’m here to support you in creating your home away from home.

I’ve moved abroad, both single and with a family, many times. I’ve learned how to navigate the realities of moving abroad, and I can help you be prepared and make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

First, let’s talk about some of the things that commonly come up when you take on this adventure.
I’m not here to scare you, just prepare you! Too many expats say, 

Why didn’t anyone tell me?

Homesickness, isolation, stress, and even depression creep up.

Without preparation, these emotions can negatively impact the opportunity you were so excited about—for yourself and for your family.

It’s going to take much longer than you expect to fully settle in, find your place, and create that feeling of home for yourself and your family.

 

During that time, grieving for your old life (and even your identity) can lead to depression, resentment, and isolation. In other words, the opportunities you were so excited about are passing you by.

You’re hoping for more connection and intimacy with your spouse, but suddenly you’re arguing instead of growing closer.

 

They will likely be working longer hours, and be under more pressure to deliver. This is where your silence can start—you may feel you don’t have the right to complain. After all, you were given an opportunity of a lifetime. Bitterness, resentment, and blame can start to build up inside

It’s common to feel abandoned by your friends and family.

 

They don’t understand what you’re going through emotionally. They don’t make the effort to stay in contact with you, never mind visit you. It’s like you’ve been put on pause. Are you out of sight, out of mind?

Your kids are going to need much more emotional support than you will have the energy for.

 

We’re told that children are resilient, but they’ll be looking back at what they left behind and they often start fighting the move. Being the new kid—especially in a foreign place—impacts their confidence and can lead to unexpected behavior issues.

The #1 Secret Hurdle is this: Even if you are a confident, outspoken, successful person, when you are uprooted from everything you know, even you can become just an invisible, unacknowledged support to your spouse and family.

This may come as a surprise, but many expats lose confidence in themselves once they move away from their friends, family, and career. It’s as though they lose their sense of purpose, identity, and direction.

Now that you know what to expect, you can get support and make a plan. You’ll be able to navigate these hurdles and make the most of the opportunity before you.

The good news is, I’m someone who’s been there and I’m trained to help you design your OWN experience.

What can I help you with? 

THE BIG DECISION AND PREPARATION

Feeling a lot of pressure to make a life-changing decision in a short period of time? Do we move? Don’t we move?

THE MOVE:

More overwhelming than exciting? So much to do, so little time! Already frustrated and tension is rising?

SETTLING IN:

Reality is kicking in . . . this is a much bigger adjustment than you thought! Feeling lost, isolated, and like you’re missing out?

COMING BACK HOME:

Do we move back? Don’t we? Another huge decision . . . and you might feel you don’t fit in like you did before.

No matter what leg of the journey you’re on, I’m here to be a constant support for you to create a smooth transition so your new life feels like HOME (away from home).

You will be the family that thrives and creates the amazing

memories you dream of.

As you uproot your life, I’m here to coach you through getting clarity on what you want from this experience.

Together, we’ll make sure EVERYONE’S voice is heard and considered during this transition.

I will help you be clear on your ambitions for you and your family, to exercise YOUR voice in the many choices ahead, and realise YOUR vision for your move across the world!  

“Charlotte really is phenomenally wise and intuitive – and absolutely spot-on in the insightful questions. I’d strongly recommend her as a coach”

Megan Warren

“I would recommend charlotte to anyone struggling with a decision, or who wants to feel inspired to chase their goals.”

Alyssa Murphy 

“Charlotte helped me uncover a deeper sense of self-confidence and find my voice. With her guidance and support I was able to take big leaps and make huge strides in my life and in my business. Charlotte is a fantastic coach, and I look forward to working with her again in the future”

Melissa Stephens

“Charlotte helped me to focus and priorities on what is of paramount importance to me right now and this has helped me a great deal and I have noticed that I am feeling more like my natural self once again and no longer like a victim. I feel emotionally stronger and it feels so great.” 

Krystl Kyzr

“I would definitely recommend Charlotte to any one, and especially to a friend. She is a true professional who has the skills to support ones growth and development. She acts with integrity, sensitivity and compassion.” 

Agnieszka Stopczanska

“Charlotte helped me enormously with a transition I was going through, which was pretty daunting for me both in terms of my own mindset (needing to embrace rather than fear the change) and also in how I tackled some tricky conversations I needed to have – and with her help I nailed it!” 

Julia Finch

“Having Charlotte as my Coach is like having a best friend that will not let you get stuck in your own head. She intuitively asks questions that make me think deeper and to see my concerns in a whole new light ” 

Kathy Powell