10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Relocation Coach

Whether you’re moving for business or as a trailing spouse (or for any other reason) relocation is a stressful and challenging process.

Don’t you agree?

You’re facing a bunch of practical issues, the feelings of overwhelm, the fear of the unknown...

Is this all normal?

Of course, it is.

Can you overcome all of it alone and get to the point where you call your new residence “a home“? With no help? All on your own?

Of course, you can.

So why do you need a relocation coach?

Well, you don’t.

We, people are not plants. And we are capable of moving around the planet as we please. It takes time and effort, but we manage to adjust and triumph over all the turbulence of the relocation.

But the keywords here are “time and effort“. You will get on with your life. For sure. But how long until you do?

How long before you feel like yourself again? How much are you willing to suffer, on your own, until you “get to the other side“?

And why do it the hard way when you can hire a professional relocation coach and get the most out of this unique and adventurous experience?

The decision to hire a relocation coach is to take the road less traveled. It represents modern and "reach your full potential" approach.

Plus, here are the top 10 advantages of hiring one:

#1. Hiring a relocation coach will save you a great deal of energy.

Only talking to a professional relocation coach who has, by definition, gone through the process themselves, will ease your stress, provide you comfort and emotional support.

#2. It’s a shortcut to the emotional stability.

The right relocation coach will guide you through your relocation related feelings. He/she will ask you the right questions and offer advice to help you resolve the negative feelings. You will regain your emotional stability and peace in no time.

#3. You get an instant best friend with coaching background and specific life experience you can get access too.

You may have fantastic friends or family members who will support you emotionally, but hiring a relocation coach is the 3 in 1 package.

#4. Your relocation coach isn’t bias.

No doubt, family and friends wish what’s best for us. 

#5. You’ll focus on your life goals right away and create an action plan on how to achieve them. 



#6. You’ll get an accountability partner.

The right relocation coach is not your buddy. She/he will hold on to your words and gently nudge you to do the best you can to reach your goals and thrive in new terms.

#7. Be more confident and motivated.

When you say: “I can’t!“ the right relocation coach will tell you: “Sure you can!“ and show you how. When you say “I don’t know how“ she/he will guide you until your bullet point your steps to whatever you want for your new life.

#8. You will understand yourself and your needs better.

You moved and everything changed. Suddenly you are confused, disoriented and isolated. The right relocation coach will use different methods to help you reconnect with your true self and recognise your needs, so you can work on satisfying them.

#9. You’ll receive encouragement and support to get out of your comfort zone smoothly.

Getting out of the comfort zone is rough and even more so when we’re unfamiliar with the environment. But, it’s so much easier when you have someone to hold your back.

#10. Unleash your potential to have the life you’ve always dreamed of.

If you hire a relocation coach, you'll avoid spending loads of time only to adjust to your new circumstances. While in the meanwhile, you'll be leaving your overall life goals unpacked. 

Hiring the right relocation coach can speed up the adjustment process while setting up (and achieving) goals which lead to the fulfilment of the true desires of your life.



I would love to hear your experiences with relocation coaches? Good or bad.

And if you’re considering to hire one, why not start with booking a FREE 30 minutes discovery coaching session with ME.

I would love the opportunity, as I am a Professional Relocation Coach, fully ready to support you on your journey! 

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Why is self-care important during the relocation process?

Now, you may be up to your eyes in moving boxes, whether you are packing for your move or have just arrived in your new home. However, I've decided to write this blog as I think it is so important that you look after yourself and maintain a self-care routine during the whole relocation process. 


You have to remember that you’re probably going to be more stressed than usual as you make your way through the moving transition. You may be feeling physically and mentally exhausted.

I honestly can say, that with every move I have made I felt stressed at some point. You're going to be overwhelmed with so many emotions going through your mind. All of this can take your energy away from you and therefore it is important that you take the time to recharge your batteries, so you’re ready for the next day!


My 3 main tips:


#1. Frequent walks can help with fitting exercise into your busy schedule and it has the added benefit of being fantastic for your mindset. In addition, it gives you time to think while you're walking! The other benefit of walking is, if you have just arrived at your new location there is no better way to check-out your neighbourhood than being on foot! 



#2. Sleeping, yes I know you probably think there is not going to be much time for that but you must take the time to rest well – physically and mentally during the planning stage and when you have just arrived. If you find when you sleep you have too much on your mind then write these thoughts down and start journaling.


#3. One final and important tip to remember is to watch your eating habits throughout the relocation process. I totally understand you might not have the time to sit and have a relaxing dinner every night however, if you're having takeaways etc., make sure you're choosing healthier options. 



I can’t stress enough the importance of looking inwards during the whole moving process.

Check in with yourself and listen to what your body is telling you. I have made several moves in my life and each time I've had to have a strong word with myself because if I'm not functioning correctly and I'm not looking after me, everything else seems to go wrong. 

We all know that relocation can trigger an overwhelm of emotions. Don’t think you're alone! 

If you have relocated, I would love to hear how you maintained your self care! Please comment below! 

I would love to assist you on your relocation journey. 

Contact me today to book your FREE 30 minutes discovery coaching session!   

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Top 3 personality traits/skills needed for a smooth relocation

Now, I know we can’t change our personality type, (although that would be nice sometimes!) however, if you are planning a relocation you might want to look at ensuring you have packed these 3 personality traits/skills into your suitcase! 



#1. Patience

Firstly, you need to be patient and allow yourself enough time to settle. Everyone "settles" at a different pace and the need to exercise your patience is right up there at the top of the list! 


Re-adjusting and making a new home, feel like home, can take time and you need to develop your ability to handle timelines! It's not a race, you just have to be heading in the right direction! 


We often want everything yesterday, but from my experiences and from discussions with my clients, that feeling of "belonging" does not come overnight. Establishing a new routine, developing a new social network and navigating your way around your new surroundings will take time. So hold back on giving yourself a hard time and remember you are on the right way to a successful integration into your new location! 


You may be moving to a completely new area, which has a different pace of life, both in the personal and business field. Now you're going to need that bag of patience again as things might not get completed in the timeframes that you are used to.

#2. Ability to adapt

Relocating can be somewhat of a smoother experience if you are resilient and have the ability to adapt to new conditions/changes in a positive way. Take all the changes in your stride. Can you bounce back after a substantial change in your living conditions?

I believe that having the ability to adapt and bounce back from change is a must for relocating. A good example can be handling a change in the climate - the weather may be different in your new location to where you have been living prior to the move.

I personally moved from the UK to Qatar, Middle East. Living in the Middle East brings the huge challenge of adapting to the rise in temperature. I had to learn and adapt to the strong heat. I have worked with many client's who have transitioned to colder climates, that also can take time to adjust. I help my clients develop the mindset, that there are some factors of relocating that you change and some that are not in your control. The climate is not in your control, you do have to adapt accordingly. 



#3. Flexibility

Flexibility is a key personality trait/skill required for a successful relocation, Your comfort zone and the routine that you have been familar with, is now in the past and you're now left in the uncertainty field, having to start all over again! You can take this change as a brand new opportunity and be flexible in developing a new routine and adjusting to the change accordingly, rather than dwelling on the negative aspects of feeling that you have lost everything during the transition.

I work with clients to focus on developing and maintaining a positive mindset; embrace the changes with flexibility, openness and an focusing on the excellent opportunity ahead for a fresh start. 




These traits and skills, can all be built upon as part of your personality development plan during the relocation transition. During my coaching sessions, I will help you to embrace these skills and traits. As a Relocation Coach, I am passionate about making your transition as smooth as possible and that includes using these skills, and many others. I am here to keep you on the right track  looking forward! 

What do you think are the personality traits and skills needed for a successful relocation? 

I would love to assist you on your relocation journey. 

Contact me today to book your FREE 30 Minute Discovery Coaching Session. 

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How brisk walking helps boost my positivity and creativity? 

Walking has increased my positivity and creativity in so many ways that I wanted to write a blog about it, to share with you all the benefits it can bring to your life.

I hope this makes you dust of your trainers and head outdoors!

I started taking brisk walks for exercise when I was living in Qatar. I know, can you imagine how crazy I am, starting an outdoor walking exercise regime in the Middle Eastern heat?! It was one of the best things I have ever started.

Unfortunately, too many Friday brunches of nonstop champagne had indeed made me put on a few extra pounds in the first few months. 


I decided enough was enough and it was time to take control of my life and exercise.

I was never one for sports; I found brisk walking was perfect for me. 


I bought my first walking tracker, a Fitbit, to count my steps many years ago. I was hooked and loved the motivation it gave me! I looked forward to my Friday morning walks on the corniche where I could do some serious “stepping.” 



It was incredible having a goal of 10,000 steps to work towards each day. It encouraged me, and if I finished the day on 8000 steps I would make sure I did another short walk to ensure I hit my goal of 10,000!! It was very addictive, luckily in a good way!

Not only that, but it was improving my overall fitness and helped me shed some of the extra pounds of “Doha weight.”

I was smashing the recommended record of 30 minutes brisk walking a day.


Life has moved on from living in Qatar, and I am residing in Australia now, with a new baby. I wanted to advance my daily steps even further and start shedding some of my “baby weight.” I love nothing more than walking with Dylan in his pram, he is happy, and I am feeling energized, alert and ready to take on the world.

Personally, I have found that getting outdoors, and enjoying the fresh air helps my thought process. I am a lover of walking outside, rather than on a treadmill. I prefer to look at the trees, the cars passing by, the sky, anything, rather than a blank wall when on the treadmill.

Starting my own business, juggling motherhood and managing a house/husband is stressful. Walking is my time I relax, often listen to an audiobook and exercise altogether, bonus! I have had so many good business ideas when walking. I do my best thinking at this time.  



I do make sure I walk with friends at times as I find it easy to walk and talk! If you have such a busy life and time management is an issue (like me), then you will know it’s not always possible to schedule time for the gym! Even financially, gym memberships can be high, so in my eyes, brisk walking is a good substitute. It comes with the bonus of being free! 

In my opinion, start out by buying a step tracker and set yourself a step goal; it does not have to be crazy high. Set an amount of steps that are achievable for you. Listening to positive music while walking can help give you that extra motivation! Enjoy the positives that walking can bring to your life. 

Does brist walking boost your positivity?

I would love to assist you on your relocation journey. 

Contact me today to book your FREE 30 minutes discovery coaching session!  

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Having a baby overseas without your support network

It’s always been one of my dreams to live in Australia and in 2016 I made it a reality! I’m originally from the UK. I have always had the travel bug since leaving school, and before living in Australia, I used to work in Doha, Qatar, for many years. 

I have always wanted a child, but all through my 20’s, it was just never the right time. My career took priority so, as my thirties approached I knew it was time to start thinking more about it. I found out I was pregnant the first month after moving to Australia. It happened a lot quicker than I expected!

Coping with my pregnancy while I was overseas and away from my support network was hard. I felt isolated and emotional. I hadn’t even had the opportunity to settle in before I found out I was pregnant so I hadn’t built any kind of social circle in Adelaide.

I felt so alone

At my 20-week Morphology scan I was informed that I had, Complete Placenta Previa and a Bi Lobed Placenta (two parts of the placenta), my placenta was completely covering my cervix, and the chance of a natural birth were very slim. I felt like I had let myself and everyone around me down because I could not bring my baby into the world naturally. I was very upset and even now I do struggle to say the words " I gave birth."

My pregnancy became higher risk and as time passed more doctors and consultants became involved in the management of my ante natal care. I had several bleeds throughout the pregnancy with multiple hospital stays.

I would frequently just burst into tears, I missed my family so much!!


 At 25 weeks pregnant, the doctors discovered on a ultrasound scan that I had “Vasa Previa Type 2”. This is when I really thought my baby would not survive. 

The diagram below demonstrates how I was carrying my baby. The babies blood vessels were completely covered the cervix so if my waters had broken, it could have lead to devastating consequences for the child. I felt like a ticking time bomb! 


Vasa Praevia; a Preventable Tragedy (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228653356_Vasa_Praevia_a_Preventable_Tragedy [accessed Sep 15, 2017]

I kept saying to myself, "I can’t believe how unlucky I have been, why me?" Now, I have turned that around to say “I can’t believe how lucky I was!!”

I made it! 

At 36+1 I walked into the operating theatre, more than ready to deliver my baby by elective cesarean. I could not believe I reached the planned c section date. Master Dylan Reynolds was born on the 18th October 2016, my miracle baby. The doctors briefed me that with the baby arriving prematurely, various support units would be on standby ready to assist with our care. Thankfully he born healthy and at an incredible weight of 3320g! I am not sure if that is because he had two placenta’s feeding him or if my chocolate cravings had paid off!

If I had to advise anyone who was going through a similar situation, firstly having a baby overseas without a support network is very difficult. 

“You have to dig deep and find your inner strength to push yourself through the hard, emotional times!

There are many support systems in place to help you—take all the offers of help you can get. All the hospital staff and doctors were very easy to talk too. I would say that if you are having a high-risk pregnancy, similar to mine, stay as calm as you can (I know it’s not easy!) and try to make decisions with a clear mind. At some points of the pregnancy, I felt like I had information overload!

I am now happy to say that my little boy is 11 months old and I am embracing motherhood to the best of my ability. We are approaching Dylan’s first birthday, and I have to say its the hardest job I have ever done or can ever imagine doing! It has been an incredible journey so far, and I hope it forever continues.

Have you had a baby overseas without your support network? 


I would love to assist you on your relocation journey. 

Contact me today to book your FREE 30 minutes discovery coaching session!  

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