Prepare your move with calm, confidence, and connection!
An international move can be hard, overwhelming, exciting, and nerve-wracking – all at once.
You might go through a roller coaster of emotions that hinder your ability to make conscious decisions and hold you hostage to fear and thoughts of “what if”…
And you wish you could share all this with people who get you - understand what you are goplace – all this happening at the same time can be quite daunting.
You feel torn between the excitement of starting a new life and leaving loved ones and not knowing when you’ll be able to see each other again.
When you look at all the things to do, the new language to learn, new customs and habits… You’re both thrilled and anxious at the same time.
And you wish you could share all this with people who get you - understand what you are going through!
Does this sound like you?
"When you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
You know there’s a better way to do things, but you don’t know how.
You feel the overwhelm sometimes gets the best of you.
You find yourself scattered and feeling excited and anxious at the same time.
Are you ready to turn confusion into
Here is how I can help.
I have lived in 5 different countries on 3 continents.
I have been an expat for over 40 years (and counting...).
I have made my share of mistakes when preparing to move to a new country. As an expat coach and intercultural psychologist, I have helped dozens of clients prepare their move abroad - single, couples, and whole families.
The struggles are real and can take a toll. But there are solutions and tools to help you prepare your move in a mindful and positive way.
I created this program so you can have access to the tools that have helped me, and my clients prepare for a move abroad with utmost clarity so you have the right mind space to make all the right decisions.
With This Course
While you probably know why you want to move, in this course you will go beyond the obvious and clarify what you want to move for. This is the first step to envision and create your best transition and life abroad.
You’ll learn tools to deal with the overwhelm and anxiety of all the moving parts in an international relocation. You’ll be able to reduce the overwhelm and tackle all the tasks with focus and calm.
Learning a new language can be a daunting task. You’ll design the a learning goals that are relevant to you. You’ll also find out what resources are the best for your learning style so you can power up your progress.
When it comes to packing there are emotional and logistic aspects that play an important part. You’ll develop your unique game plan when it comes to deciding what to take and what to leave while taking every family member’s needs into account.
You’ll learn how to create a sense of home anywhere you are. With some simple techniques, you’ll tap into your concept of home and know which elements are important for you to feel grounded and supported in your new surroundings.
You’ll learn some of the most common mistakes expats make when moving abroad, and more importantly, how to avoid these pitfalls, so you create your best life abroad – anywhere you go!
Introduction to the course
Meet Your Trainer
Introduce yourself and connect!
Book Your 1:1 Call
What do you need to move - first steps
Organization is the name of the game
A Framework to Focus your Research
How to Tackle the Overwhelm
How to Know What You’re Moving For
What is Expat Failure and How to Avoid It
Why it’s Important to Prepare Emotionally
How to Find Your WHAT FOR
Guided Meditation - Find your WHAT FOR
How to Tell Family and Friends
Expat Guilt: What Is It?
Expat Guilt: How to Deal With It - and Avoid It
Say Your Goodbyes
Start Making Friends Now
The Power of Gratitude
Why do You Want to Learn?
Create Your Language Learning Goal
Is Your Goal Realistic?
Identify Your Blind Spots
Find the Best Resources
Why Decluttering is Important
Create Your Game Plan
Decide What to Keep and What to Leave – Practical Objects
Decide What to Keep and What to Leave – Emotional Objects
Weigh Your Options
What To Do with The Things You Leave Behind
Things You Should NEVER Ship or Put in Storage
How to choose your new house
How to Organize Your Search for a New House
Prepare to Settle In
What is Home for You?
How to Create Your Home Anywhere You Are
How to Create Home Anywhere - Guided Meditation
The Typical Phases of Cultural Adjustment
What is Culture Shock?
How to Know if You’re Suffering from Culture Shock
How to Overcome Culture Shock
What To Do When You Can’t Have a Proper Honeymoon (COVID)
The Difference Between Change and Transition
The Phases of a Transition
The KEI Exercise
What Are Stereotypes?
What Are Cognitive Biases?
Cognitive Biases to Pay Attention To
What is Prejudice and Discrimination?
Learning a Blueprint to Transition Cultures Mindfully
Learn to OAR in 3 Steps
Learn to OAR in 3 Steps: Step 1 - Observe
Learn to OAR in 3 Steps: Step 2 - Act
Learn to OAR in 3 Steps: Step 3 - Reflect
Learn to OAR in 3 Steps: Assignment
Learn to Pace Yourself
It's Normal to Feel Overwhelmed
The Circles of Control
The Circles of Control - Exercise
How to Deal with the Overwhelm
Eye of the Hurracane Guided Meditation
How to Decide Where to Live Masterclass
Settling In Cheat Sheet
Strategize Your Language Learning Workshop
My Thank You
For only 1.313€
You can also choose any of these payment plans
❇️3 monthly payments of 503€
❇️5 monthly payments of 305€
Expacity members and Alumni get 10% off
This program was above and beyond what I'd expected. The specificity of the videos was very welcomed and I can hardly wait to get started on my preparations!
The Master Your Move course and the people in the course, help me focus my energies in a more positive way during the preparation time before my move. I don't want to think about what regrets I would have felt if I had not used the lessons gained from this class to so much meaning and satisfying closure before the move. This class turned what could have been a frightening, hectic time into a focused and purposeful transition. Thank you so much!
Master Your Move offers a rich and engaging learning opportunity to help me work through the myriad emotional responses, changes, transitions, and experiences that will inevitably occur as I continue my journey. Moving abroad is an adventure and every adventure comes with thrills and chills. I believe having completed this course will help me avoid becoming an ex-pat failure statistic and instead, lead me toward an inspired and inspiring life experience. Thank you, Deborah, for creating this course, for your expertise, insights, guidance, and especially, your encouragement. I feel far more confident that this crazy idea is doable, achievable, and absolutely worth undertaking.
The Master Your Move Program is an absolute must when moving abroad. I'm on the other side of my move, and I am so grateful that I found Deb and the program. The online curriculum is built very well and puts structure to every step in the move process. At first, I was hesitant about the value of the group calls because everyone is moving to different countries, but they were invaluable. It is important to share your successes, roadblocks, and emotions with people that are also going through the international move process. Friends and family are great support networks, but if they aren't moving, it just isn't the same. Also, meeting with Deb for 1:1s always got me back on track when I was stuck. If you're moving abroad, make Master Your Move one of your non-negotiables!
Deborah Dahab really put it all together! Moving abroad is a huge life change, and her course covers all aspects. It is brilliantly designed as it focuses on the practical as well as emotional aspects of such a move. She uses all of her life experiences of moving and puts it together with her wonderful knowledge and love of people. Yes, you can really tell that she cares too. I went from 75% panic about the move to about 20% just after the first group session! Not going to lie, I still have my moments, but using the practical approach and steps she teaches has helped me channel my energy into moving forward. I love the design, which has 3 distinct areas. The recorded modules are a wealth of info and provide thought-provoking ideas. The one-on-one calls work great to get the individual help needed. My favorite part is the group calls that incorporate info, as well as the ability to meet other people in different stages of moving. There is an awesome environment created of people all helping each other, giving and receiving support for this massive life change. I highly recommend this course.
No problem! All the live group calls are recorded so if you can't be there live, you can watch the recording.
Not at all! I actually recommend starting the Master Your Move 12 to 6 months before the planned date to move. It will give you time to really do the work and connect with your peers, and make the process a lot smoother! During the enrollment call, we can talk about the best time for you to start.
This is a small group so everyone can participate and connect. Typically a live group call will have 8 to 12 people at a time.
Before enrolling, I personally talk to every person to make sure that there is a fit - and so far it has gone amazingly well! If you feel the program is not for you, you have 30 days to request the total refund of your payment - no questions asked.
Of course! You can both be in the group - and in fact, I offer a special couples rate. 😉
That's actually quite common - timings can change for many different reasons! You will be always part of the private Facebook group.
You have access to the online lessons and 1-1 calls for 12 months. Even after the 12 live group calls are done, for a monthly fee, you have the option to continue joining us on the live group calls for as long as you want and cancel anytime.
I am an expat coach and intercultural psychologist.
Also, as a seasoned expat, I have lived, studied, and worked in 5 different countries on 3 continents.
My own experience, coupled with my observation of other people’s
experiences, motivated me to search for answers as to why we
sometimes fail when moving to a new culture, and more importantly how to increase the chances of success.
This quest led me to pursue a Master’s in Intercultural Psychology and complete a coaching certification at ICC (International Coaching Community). I am also a certified trainer and NLP Practitioner.
With these tools in hand, I've been helping expats and expats-to-be so they can overcome the challenges of moving and creating their best life abroad.