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Hi, I’m Shannon!
When I first moved from my hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area across the world to Sydney, Australia twelve years ago for my partner’s work assignment, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Hi, I’m Shannon!
When I first moved from my hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area across the world to Sydney, Australia twelve years ago for my partner’s work assignment, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

In my excitement about the adventure of living abroad, I didn’t anticipate the struggles I would have. Finding work to advance in my career, building genuine friendships, feeling at home in a foreign landscape and culture, staying connected with family and friends back home, and knowing how my relocation fit into my bigger personal and professional goals, all proved to be more challenging than I ever imagined.

Since then we’ve become a family of four, relocated back home to California, and then packed up our lives again to live in two more new countries, with our kids and careers at a whole mix of stages. I’ve learned a ton along the journey, but not without a lot of learning “the hard way” before I pieced together the keys of what it takes to thrive in a new place.

I created Thriving Relocation to give people what I wish I’d had in each of my relocations—resources, support, and a road map to create a thriving life without all the wrong turns and missed opportunities that are so common for relocating partners. I want to save you from wasted months and years of stress and struggle, so that you can get on with enjoying your life, your family, and making your unique contribution to the world.

Whether you’re making a decision, planning your big move, struggling to find happiness in your new place, or returning home, I’ll guide you in a clear, step-by-step process to handle your transitions with ease, turn your challenges into opportunities, and make your relocation the experience of a lifetime.

Fun facts
1
My original major in college was Anthropology and to this day I still fantasize about living in a hunter-gatherer society (or at least a modern commune).
2
I’m obsessed with great food and healthy eating. I’ve tried paleo, Whole30, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, keto, and plant-based diets, along with my latest discovery, intermittent fasting.
3
My guilty pleasure on trips home to the U.S. is going to Whole Foods…. don’t leave me unsupervised there with a credit card!
4
I’ve completed a marathon and an Iron(wo)man… though it feels like an eternity ago as it was in my life “pre-kids”!
5
My favorite discovery from living in London is swimming in the Ladies Bathing Pond, set in the middle of a gorgeous nature preserve, especially in winter when the temperature hovers just above freezing. I love that the UK officially refers to this as “wild swimming”!
Why Work With Me
I’m a certified life coach trained in Transformational Coaching. My professional background is in psychology and education, and I have a personal passion for health and wellness. I’ve become an expert on how to thrive in relocations through my extensive research, coaching clients in relocations, and my own experiences the past twelve years moving around the world with my partner and family.

I help my clients to find their unique path to thriving according to their own values and goals. In coaching, I provide a safe place to confide the ups and downs of your journey, as well as find clarity on your goals and dreams, define your path forward, handle obstacles, and take action to create the life you dream of.

I also provide my clients with immensely valuable and easy-to-access resources that I’ve developed specifically for accompanying partners in relocations, to help you make great relocation decisions, prepare for relocations with greater ease, fast-track your adjustment, and thrive in your new place.

When you’re moving, you don’t have time to pore through books and research or dig for quality information on the internet. I’ve done all the work for you- I’ve compiled the most relevant tips and tools for your situation, combined with my own perspective and recommendations, and I’m handing it to you on a platter- so you can focus on creating and enjoying a thriving life with your family.
You can nail this thing.
Don’t look back on the years of your relocation with regret. I’ll help you make these years some of the best of your life, so that you can look back with amazing memories, lifelong friendships, checked-off goals from your bucket list, and personal triumphs that make you swell with pride.

Ready to get started, or want to learn more? Contact me through the button below to get started on your path to thriving in your new place.
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