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What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria

If you’re a professional or a business owner who’s thinking of moving to Victoria, or have recently moved to this beautiful city, this talk is perfect for you.
You’ll find Victoria is unlike any other city you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.
Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works. Sue helps people through info sessions like this one, workshops and one-on-one coaching.
In 90 minutes, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A, networking with other participants and some surprise special offers too.
While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.
Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert.
Here’s what recent participants liked the most:
“A lot of valuable information”
“The structured approach and the way the information was delivered”
“Well organized”
“Friendly atmosphere”
“Good use of my time”

What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria

Schwertwal, Killerwal bzw Orca, Orcinus orca  |Killer whale or Orca, Orcinus orca|If you’re a professional or a business owner who’s thinking of moving to Victoria, or have recently moved to this beautiful city, this talk is perfect for you.

You’ll find Victoria is unlike any other city you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.

Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works. Sue helps people through info sessions like this one, workshops and one-on-one coaching.

In 90 minutes, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A, networking with other participants and some surprise special offers too.

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert.

Here’s what recent participants liked the most:

“A lot of valuable information”
“The structured approach and the way the information was delivered”
“Well organized”
“Friendly atmosphere”
“Good use of my time”

What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria – Westshore Venue

Schwertwal, Killerwal bzw Orca, Orcinus orca  |Killer whale or Orca, Orcinus orca|If you’re a professional or a business owner who’s thinking of moving to Victoria, or have recently moved to this beautiful city, this talk is perfect for you and it’s the first time Sue has offered this FREE information session on the Westshore.

You’ll find Victoria is unlike any other city you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.

Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works.

In 90 minutes, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A, some networking and some surprise special offers too.

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert.

Here’s what previous participants enjoyed the most:
Good information
The set up, content, delivery, openness
Warm and welcoming presenter
Great networking opportunity

What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria

Schwertwal, Killerwal bzw Orca, Orcinus orca  |Killer whale or Orca, Orcinus orca|If you’re a professional or a business owner who’s thinking of moving to Victoria, or have recently moved to this beautiful city, this talk is perfect for you.

You’ll find Victoria is unlike any other city you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.

Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works. Sue helps people through info sessions like this one, workshops and one-on-one coaching.

In 90 minutes, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A, networking with other participants and some surprise special offers too.

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert.

What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria

Schwertwal, Killerwal bzw Orca, Orcinus orca  |Killer whale or Orca, Orcinus orca|If you’re a professional or a business owner who’s thinking of moving to Victoria, or have recently moved to this beautiful city, this talk is perfect for you.

You’ll find Victoria is unlike any other city you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.

Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works.

In just one hour, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A and some surprise special offers too.

 

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert

 

You’ll find Victoria is unliIn just one hour, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A and some surprise special offers too.

 

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

 ke any other city In just one hour, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A and some surprise special offers too.

 

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

 

you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.

 

Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works.

 

In just one hour, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A and some surprise special offers too.

 

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

 

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert.

What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria

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If you’re a professional or a business owner who’s thinking of moving to Victoria, or have recently moved to this beautiful city, this talk is perfect for you.

You’ll find Victoria is unlike any other city you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.

Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works.

In just one hour, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A and some surprise special offers too.

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert.

Why Victoria Is My Happy Place

Rutland Park LighterFinding the perfect place to live takes time and self-reflection. I’ve lived in Victoria for over 20 years and after spending a decade in Ottawa, I know it’s the ideal place for me. Many other people in Canada and around the world seem to agree and over the coming years as the baby boomers retire, I anticipate many more people choosing to relocate to this beautiful part of the world – some will be happy with their decision and some will not. We moved here for an improved quality of life and we’ve never regretted it.

Rutland Park full bay shotWe have snow-capped mountains in the distance and we rarely experience snow in Victoria. We’re surrounded by beautiful beaches, some large and popular like Willows Beach in Oak Bay and just a short distance away, this lovely little beach which is almost deserted and so peaceful.

We enjoy many of the benefits and amenities of larger city with less of the hassles that come with living in a big city. It’s true, we live on an island and so getting to the mainland involves travelling by airplane, ferry, seaplane or helicopter which can be a barrier to moving here for some. I’ll never forget my first trip to Vancouver via helicopter – my company paid for my flight and we took off around 7:15 am on a glorious sunny day with the Olympic Mountains bathed in a pink glow and looking down I saw the many islands big and small in the sparkling blue waters below. I had to pinch myself to see if this experience was real. Now I get to see the Olympic Mountains from my kitchen window every day and on clear days when I see that glow on the snow-capped mountain tops, it still takes my breath away.

I love everything that Victoria and Vancouver Island has to offer – beaches, wineries, fabulous restaurants, fun outdoor activities like kayaking and paddle boarding and the many traditional tourist attractions such as Butchart Gardens and the Royal BC Museum. I had the great privilege of showing one of my international clients around when they visited Victoria recently and through my connection with Tourism Victoria, I’m discovering even more fun things to do and places to visit in and around Victoria. A recent speaking engagement took me up island to the beautiful Courtney Comox area and I’m planning a return trip with my husband for my birthday.

A word of caution – if you’re unhappy, simply moving somewhere else isn’t necessarily going to make you happier since true happiness comes from within, however moving to a place where you’re surrounded by people and things that uplift and inspire you, can certainly help.

Where we choose to live can have a huge impact on our quality of life and many of my clients from around the world choose to work with me to get clarity on what’s really important for them before they make a big decision like relocating. If you’re thinking of moving, consider giving me a call for a complimentary confidential consultation. I’ll ask you a few clarifying questions that could be helpful in knowing whether moving is right for you. I’ll also tell you about a simple tool that I’ve developed that can help you create a checklist for your ideal next home that could help you avoid the disruption and expense of relocating and then finding this isn’t your ideal place to live and then having to move again.

Telegraph Cove Apr 2016My wish is for you to find your happy place too and please consider contacting me if you’d like to invite me to help you clarify exactly where that might be.

Please call me at 778-265-6880 or email me at suemaitland@shaw.ca if you’d like to connect.

Thinking of Moving to Canada?

canadian-flagWhether it’s concern about what’s going on politically in the US, the discord in the European Union or concerns about terrorism, many people around the world are giving serious consideration to the idea of moving to Canada.

It’s a big decision and as a Life Transitions Coach, who emigrated from the UK to Canada over 30 years ago, I know that it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Whether your move is motivated by the low Canadian $, fear, or simply frustration over something or someone you don’t like, before you rush into making your move, take time to fully consider all the implications. Read on for 5 steps you need to take to help you decide if moving is right for you.

I wish I could tell you that I really thought through my move from the UK to Canada, but in truth I didn’t. Please don’t get me wrong – I LOVE my adopted country, the thoughtful and caring people who live here and the career opportunities I was provided in Canada. I just hadn’t really researched what it might be like to move to a new country with different customs and values and I certainly hadn’t thought through where in that vast country would be the best place to live.

My former husband had received a job offer in Ottawa and so that’s where we landed in the middle of summer. The heat and humidity was a shock and later there was the winter to deal with. My first marriage didn’t survive the move, however I did meet another wonderful man who I’ve been married to for almost 30 years and we now live in Victoria, British Columbia, frequently voted Canada’s most romantic city. The weather is mild, we’re surrounded by beautiful beaches and picturesque mountains and Victoria has an ever expanding technology sector and a vibrant social and arts scene.

If you’re thinking of a move to Canada, here’s 5 steps you can take to make sure you don’t regret your decision later:

  1. Get really clear on who and what is important to you at this stage of your life
  2. Consider how the people who are important to you will be affected by your move
  3. Research the climate, social scene, housing costs and if you’re still working, the career opportunities in the town or city you’re considering moving to
  4. Consider “test driving” your potential new home by renting a home and living there for 2-3 months
  5. Understand the full financial implications of your move (*)

If after following these steps this still feels like the right move for you, go ahead and enjoy all that Canada has to offer.

(*) e.g. my parents chose to emigrate to Canada in their 60’s and were hugely impacted by the UK’s freeze on pensions which means their pension is frozen at the year they moved with no increases for inflation. Ironically, had they moved to the US it would have been indexed!

Emigrating is a big and often a costly decision and should not be taken lightly. You’re the only one who will really know if moving is right for you and I can help you get clarity on that.

Sue at Gonzales Beach Feb 2016

As an ICF certified life transitions coach I have the training, the tools and the life experience to help you. I have an international coaching practice and work by phone with clients around the world. If you’d like my support to help you evaluate if moving to Canada, or any other place you’re considering, is really the right move for you, please reach out for an initial no-obligation consultation. You can connect with me through my website at www.suemaitland.com and let’s make sure that your next move supports you making the rest of your life the BEST of your life.

Get Clarity on Your BEST Next Home

Mary Heatherdale_025Is there a move in your future? Where we choose to live has a huge impact on our quality of life and yet sometimes we fall in love with a feature of a home and decide we must buy it even though the location or other features of the home may not be ideal for us. Don’t risk making that costly mistake yourself. Join Sue Maitland, Life Transitions Coach and hear the questions Sue encourages her clients to ask themselves before they even begin to look at potential new homes.

This event is co-sponsored by experienced realtors Ally & Dennis Guevin of DFH Real-Estate Limited who will share with you the latest trends in the Victoria real-estate market and some of the biggest mistakes they’ve seen others make when thinking of moving.

There’ll be time for Q&A and you’ll be served a delicious English breakfast during this event at the historic Union Club of BC. Start the weekend off on the right track with this helpful and informative breakfast seminar.

Contact Sue to reserve your spot at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Payment is requested in advance and all major credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

Retirement Reinvented – Part 4

In Part 4 of this 6 part seminar series you’ll explore where the best place to live might be to support your retirement goals and what the accommodation might look like in that place.

We’ll explore the many options that you could consider to support your retirement vision.

You’ll have the opportunity to evaluate how your choice of location could impact the people and things that are most important to you and support your vision for your retirement.

You’ll receive checklists to help you evaluate what’s mandatory and what simply “nice to have” for your location and home features during your retirement.

The cost of this event is included in the overall cost of this seminar series.

Call Sue at 778-265-6880 to register or for more information. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

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