1: 1 Consultations

Relocation Consultations for Irish Expats and Emigrants

Moving to Australia or back to Ireland doesn’t need to be scary, overwhelming or make you feel like you’ve made the wrong decision.

Let Sarah Whelan help you make your next move with clarityunderstanding and certainty.

Why might a Consultation be for you?

I see you!

You’re spending hours – or days – trying to find information, scrolling Facebook groups and Google but only feeling more lost and confused.

You are overwhelmed with a long packing and moving to-do list.

You’re stuck and anxious in your current location.

You’re wondering what’s next for you and your life journey.

You worry about the impact of your decision, but know things have to change?

You just wish someone had a roadmap to show you the way! 

 

 

Sarah's Relocation Consultation

Who is it for?

It’s for you if you answer YES! to any of these statements:

Your advice was so helpful. It was really reassuring for me, even to know I was on the right track.  Thanks so much for your support throughout the process of moving. It was so appreciated. 

Katie Corbett

Tipperary, Ireland

Sarah is someone I recommend to anyone who is considering moving overseas with their family, or considering the decision to move home again. Sarah is extremely relatable to those of us who have moved overseas and had families far away from where we are from. I appreciate the tips and advice that Sarah shares and as an expat myself, I would highly recommend Sarah’s services.

Kris Peter

Perth, Australia

Thank you so much Sarah for all the help you have given me. It’s been greatly appreciated and I am grateful to have had you to work things through with. Working with you has been such a positive and helpful experience, helping me gain focus, acknowledge what I had to do, and move forward. Thanks again Sarah!

Amanda Czernia

Brisbane, Australia

I felt Sarah really identified with my situation – she is warm, passionate and personable. She has such a breadth of experience in social work and coaching that she was able to ask the right questions to help me get clear. Thanks to Sarah I now know what my next steps are going to be.

Elaine Benson

Sydney, Australia

Sarah, thank you for all your encouragement and support so far, you’ve really helped me focus on what I want in life in general and really try to think about it and narrow it down. Thank you for all the guidance you have given me over the past three months.

Clare C.

Ireland

As a mother of an 11 month old baby, I used the checklists recently and loved them! I had no idea what to pack and it was great to have the checklists to use and adapt to our needs. Very helpful, thank you. 

Stephanie Phillips

Melbourne, Australia

What's Included ?

One-on-one 90 – Minute Call

A Post-Session Personalised Road Map

1 Week of Support via Voxer 

Actionable Steps, Tips and Resources from Sarah

+ SO MUCH MORE!

Why Sarah Whelan?

Because she’s been there and gotten the t-shirt from both sides of the globe.

As someone who has uprooted her life and her family twice, Sarah knows intimately the feelings of doubt, anxiety, loss and confusion that come with being pulled in different directions.

Sarah has supported dozens of Irish emigrants and expats in her online community since 2019 and has access to a wide network of recommended businesses and services she can link you with. 

If you are returning to Ireland or moving to Australia Sarah will step you through the process and help you think things through. 

The Process

01

Simply choose a suitable date that works for you. Pay in advance to book in 90 minutes of my time.

02

What do you want to cover in the consult?  I can tailor my recommendations to your situation.

03

We chat over a cuppa (via Zoom) to empower, inspire and guide you through this time of confusion and to help you come out the other side with clarity and certainty.

04

Within 24 hours, your personalised Road Map containing any extra resources will be sent straight to your inbox. You can send through any questions or concerns via Voxer App.

Ready to book?

The one-off investment

AUD $350

Prefer your consultation without the fluff?

Opt for a 60-min 1:1 consult instead. (AUD $140) 

This is my option for Irish expats who feel they only need clarity on one aspect of relocating. Although it doesn’t tap into my full consultation service, it is still a good option for those who need a 60 minute sounding board.

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Case Study: Returning to Ireland

Katie's Story

After over a decade of living in Sydney, Katie and her husband recently moved to County Tipperary. 

A trip to Ireland at Christmas to see family prompted the couple to cement their plans to relocate in May. As a seasoned Irish expat, Katie understood the importance of effective preparation and arranged a Relocation Consultation with me in the lead up to their big move.

As the moving day got closer, Katie was naturally feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of tasks to do and trying to make sure she had everything covered.

My advice was tailored around the logistics of culling, selling and shipping items and tools, excess baggage tips and encouragement to look after herself in the process.

I was able to bring my personal experiences to the consultation and support Katie throughout the process, helping Katie to make the best out of challenging circumstances. 

The consultation helped Katie to:

“Your advice was so helpful. It was really reassuring for me, even to know I was on the right track.”

My Story

Hi, I’m Sarah Whelan and I am a Mentor, Consultant and Founder of Irish Women Abroad.

As an experienced and passionate consultant, I help both hopeful Irish emigrants and former Irish expats move forward with their lives. 

I know how to get to the heart of the issue in a way that feels familiar and insightful – and most importantly, works.

My experience of living abroad (as well as returning to Ireland!) means I understand what you’re going through.

In a nutshell consulting is objective and experienced guidance from a third-party that helps you unpack and understand the things keeping you up at night.

It’s access to recommended services such as insurance, taxation, currency transfers, shipping and government services. 

It’s and ear to listen, the right questions asked, an arm-in-arm tailored guidance to help you take the next step in your life, whatever that looks like. 

I am so glad you are here with me, whether it’s on the blog, on my private Facebook Community or in my consulting chair (real or virtual), I hope the site is a source of comfort and most importantly, home. 

Wherever that may be for you.

Qualifications

Professional Achievements

About Me

Hi, I’m Sarah Whelan and I am a Mentor, Consultant and Founder of Irish Women Abroad.

As someone who has uprooted her life and her family twice – Ireland to Australia, Australia to Ireland and then back once more for good measure – I know intimately the feelings of doubt, anxiety, loss and confusion that come with being pulled in different directions.

As a qualified life coach and social worker, I know how to get to the heart of the issue in a way that feels familiar and insightful – and most importantly, works.

I have supported dozens of Irish emigrants and expats. I am so glad you are here with me, whether it’s on the blog, the private Facebook Community or in my consulting chair (real or virtual).

I hope the site is a source of comfort and most importantly, home.

Wherever that may be for you. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Social Science, DCU, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Social Work, ACU, Sydney
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management), NCI, Ireland
  • Certificate in Life Coaching, Sydney 

Ready to….?

 

– inspired by https://candocontent.com/pick-my-brain

She says ready to pick my brain – I need to think of copy but can you do it something like hers?

I haven’t decided what the copy will be but I can add it in later on  

Consultation (90 minutes)

AUD $349

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Sarah – not sure if this should be  in section below – its a cheaper option but not one I want people to take – 

Prefer your consultation without the fluff?

Opt for a 60-min 1:1 Consult for instant clarity instead.

 

AUD $139

 

Book Now

 

Frequently Asked Questions

That’s entirely up to you. 

We can chat about your questions.

We can chat about your goals.

We can do a bit of both. 

I offer a customised consultation and provide tips, support and advice. Having built up an extensive network, I can suggest services that I feel will assist with your needs. 

So I can book in your time for the session and have your commitment so that you won’t cancel on me last minute. I require 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule.

I’ll send the Zoom recording to you via email along with the Road Map Pdf and any resources or checklists we discuss during the session. 

First you lock in the package with your payment via the booking link.

I’ll send you a questionnaire that will help me better understand everything you are struggling with, scared of and need guidance on.

From here, it’s time to get started – exciting!

We’ll meet for 90 minutes either in person (for Sydney- based clients) or over Zoom to empower, inspire and guide you through this time of confusion and to help you come out the other side with clarity. 

Within 24 hours I will send you your Road Map and for the next 7 days you can contact me via Voxer (voice messages) to ask any other questions that may have come up after reading the Roadmap. 

The customised Road Map PDF will include:

  • The goals of your consultation
  • Your personalised action plan
  • Recommendations and resources discussed on the call and any relevant links and services

I worked with expats from other countries, not just Irish expats. I have worked with women from the UK and Europe and have helped them to achieve similar successes. 

Yes, I work with Irish expats holistically around anything related to their lives abroad. 

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