It's time to get focused on the areas you need help with to Move to Mexico
Unlike the 6-Day Conferences that we hold in Mexico, the Focus On Mexico - Move to Mexico Online Summit is delivered entirely online. Enjoy all the replays of the 2021 Summit. Dip in and watch the specific presentations you need to make the dream of a new life in Mexico a reality, or catch them all. It’s up to you!
Focus On Mexico has over 20 years of history in creating educational programs all about moving and living in Mexico. This program focuses on the Lake Chapala area, but over 70% of the Program's information is valid for anywhere in Mexico you might decide to go!
Our speakers share their experiences, strategies and knowledge. Who are you going to watch?
Co-Owner & CEO
Focus On Mexico
Click here to read Michael's Bio
35+ years as a financial/retirement planner. Several years as a Speaker in the Focus On Mexico programs and then took over ownership and operations about 6 years ago. B.A., CFP
Grew up as an Airforce brat - living in over 15 US states. When my brother went to medical school in Guadalajara, I visited him (1972) and during a adventuresome road-trip, we stopped at Lake Chapala and Ajijic. The "hook" was set and as a financial planner I started doing financial planning seminars in Mexico for Expats - just to be able spend more time there. Finally happened across Focus on Mexico and become a speaker - and now, along with my wife Rhonda, we run the Focus program. We also spend several months a year in Halifax, Nova Scotia where, remarkably, all of our children and grandchildren reside.
Dr. Santiago Hernandez
Ribera Medical Center
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Dr. Santiago Hernández is a native of Chicago having grown up there since the age of 2 when his family emigrated from the state of Michoacan, Mexico. He attended Indiana University where he received his B.A. in Spanish and Biology.
Having lived in the Chicagoland area for more than 30 years makes him a unique and effective communicator and healthcare provider in both English and in Spanish. His years of training in the U.S. make him exceptionally familiar with the U.S. healthcare system and those standards of care have allowed him to develop not only a solid knowledge base but also a keen sense and intuition of what the needs and expectations of American and Canadian patients may be.
Receiving his medical training in Mexico and in the U.S., no language or cultural barriers exist while patients are under his care in the Chapala Lakeside area or in the event of hospitalization in Guadalajara. His years of training as a medical interpreter and 4 years in Family Medicine makes him exceptionally familiar with the standards of care in the U.S. healthcare system without losing sight of the care and compassion that has come to be recognized of the healthcare system in Mexico.
Dr. Hernández, being an EXPAT himself, has a solid knowledge base and a keen sense and intuition of the needs and expectations of the AMERICAN and CANADIAN Expat community of Jalisco when it comes to their healthcare needs. These personal and professional assets have positioned Chapala Med as the GO-TO practice for EXPATS living in the Chapala Lakeside area and Guadalajara.
Chapala Med is affiliated with Hospital Country 2000 in Guadalajara where Dr. Hernández enjoys hospital privileges.
Providing healthcare access to those who cannot afford it is one of the ways Dr. Hernández gives back to the community. Dr. Hernández has been an active member of the ROTARY CLUB of Ajijic since 2013 and currently serves as the organization’s Past President. In addition, he provides free healthcare to members of the TEPEHUA community in Chapala Jalisco as well as to 105 students that are in the PATHWAYS SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM (part of OPERATION FEED).
During his free time Dr. Hernández enjoys partaking in fitness activities, running, photography, tango dancing, cinema and organizing networking events for the local EXPAT communities of Chapala and Guadalajara.
Dr. Sydney Metrick
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Dr. Metrick has an M.A. in transpersonal counseling psychology, a PhD in Expressive Therapy, and is certified as both a life coach and clinical hypnotherapist.
Sydney Metrick is the author of "I Do," "Crossing the Bridge," and "Moving to Mexico: Relocation as a Rite of Passage." She is co-author of both "The Art of Ritual" and "Rituals for Life, Love and Loss." Her doctorate is in Expressive Arts and she specializes in supporting individuals, couples and groups through life transitions.
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Writer and world traveler with vast experience in Central and South America and now Mexico.
Certified Acceptance Agent
Lakeside Tax Service
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Lived in Mexico for 12 years. Originally from Houston Texas. Worked for Focus On Mexico for 6 years helping people make the transition to expat living in our “pocket of paradise.”
Married to John GONZALES for 15 years. We moved to Mexico 12 years ago from Houston, Texas. Together we have 5 kids and 9 grandkids, mostly in Texas.
My professional background was high tech services, particularly in the area of Business Continuity. So, its an easy segue to discuss how we, as individuals, need a plan in case of an unexpected illness or injury.
Eduardo Leyva Sánchez
Head of Wealth Management and Private Banking
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Profesional: GF Multiva SAB: Head of Wealth Management and Private Banking (Current); Citibank: Divisional director of private banking; BBVA: Regional director Wealth management; BBVA: Private banker; Citibank: Private banker - Studies: Máster in strategic direction: UEA. Santander, Spain, finish, in thesis process; Directive development program: Instituto panamericano de alta dirección de empresa, IPADE 2005; Master in finance MBA: Magna cum laude
Click here to read Greg's Bio
Mexico full-time resident since 2015; develops programs for Mexico's Tourism Ministry (SECTUR) from 1992 to present, conducting marketing and branding initiatives around travel agent education and retirement tourism; published author and essayist commenting on realities of full-time Mexico living; BA and Masters degree (UCLA), Latin American Studies.
I've worked for over 40 years in international travel and tourism. I'm a founding partner of Choosing Mexico LLC, helping Americans chart their adult living future in Mexico. Most of my career has been devoted to Mexico and Latin America, working in the airline, destination marketing and travel media sectors. I have extensive experience in training and education of travel agents. I currently live in Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico.
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Chuck Bolotin is the founder and CEO of Best Mexico Movers. Prior to founding Best Mexico Movers, Chuck founded, funded and ran several companies in the US and guest-lectured at the MBA program at the University of Arizona. Best Mexico Movers was created after Chuck analyzed the move to Mexico process and came up with an alternative to serve his clients better and less expensively than traditional movers. When Chuck is not running Best Mexico Movers, he is a contributor to Forbes magazine, writing about life and business in Mexico.
Lake Chapala Society
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15 years working independently with immigration, naturalization and apostille/legalization of Mexican documents to be used in different countries. Same time serving Chapala lakeside and visiting the Lake Chapala Society.
Born and raised in Guadalajara. Locally educated in the MX public school system.
Bachelor Degree Universidad de Guadalajara Law School
5 years in charge of the Naturalization area Jalisco branch of the Mexican State Department
Tried to be part of the Mexican Foreing Service to work as representative in Consulates and Embassies. Due to that learned different languajes, English and French. Firmly believe all should have same rights made him study a Master in Human Rigths at ITESO, Guadalajara´s Jesuit University.
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Thomas Hellyer is the owner / broker of Chapala Realtors, whose office is located in the pueblo magico of Ajijic on the shores of Lake Chapala. Chapala Realtors, opened in 2018, has quickly become one of the largest and most respected firms lakeside.
Originally from Lake Chelan in Washington state, Thomas has been living in Mexico since 1993, mostly in Guadalajara in the early days and full time in Chapala since 2008.
Thomas Hellyer is considered to be a bi-cultural expert with a strong analytical aptitude combined with a calm, forthright, and honest demeanor. His command of the Spanish language and the intricacies of Mexican real estate make him an ideal person to guide his clients through the process of making their dreams of living and /or investing in Mexico an exciting reality.
He received a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington, Tacoma with a concentration in International Business. Thomas obtained his real estate license from the state of Washington in 2007 and in January 2009 became a full time real estate agent in Chapala.
Thomas is a Rotarian and works with many charitable causes. He adores his wife Iliana and his three children. In his free time he enjoys traveling, adding to his collection of tequila blanco, and spending time with family.
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My husband and I came to Mexico in 1992 for a better life. We started S&S Auto over 25 years ago, our commitment to customer service is definitely our top priority. Buying a vehicle is important and we strive to make that a positive experience to all our clients.
Focus On Mexico & Chapala Realtors
Ajijic Homes 4 Rent, Property Management & Concierge Services
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I was born in Guadalajara, but raised in the North of Mexico. I was fortunate to learn English at a very young age while my Dad studied for his PHD at the University of California. Speaking English has opened many doors for my working development, and one day I found Ajijic and fell in love with the place, where at the same time could build a career. I decided to move to the Lake Chapala Area to make it my permanent home since 2009 together with my loving husband and our 2 kids who are now teenagers. I worked in different areas, such as advertisement, real estate, property management and rentals, as well as concierge services. I now have a hard-working team that make this business possible, hand to hand with me, always aiming to provide the best service experience possible to all our clients. I love to help others feel at home – and to help them feel as a part of a family and facilitate new comers to a smooth transition into living in Mexico. I am a “problem solver” and aim to keep it simple and get things done right.
Focus On Mexico
Charter Club Tours
Tel: +52 376766177
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Degree in Natural Sciences Master of Education
I was a middle and high school teacher focused on teaching science. I also worked for the Secretary of Education in my home state, Coahuila. In 2002, I changed my residence between the City of Guadalajara and Ajijic, Was when I decided to get the certification as a Tour Guide by the Secretary of National Tourism. At the moment I work with my husband at Charter Club Tours, which is a family business established in the Chapala Lake area since 1993. I love the diversity of cultures, ecosystems, colors, smells, flavors, and the people of my country, and overall I love sharing it with our visitors.
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Born and raised in and Italy, spent 25 years in the hospitality business in Italy, Great Britain and Mexico; I enjoyed in the last few years helping ex-pats to relocate in Mexico. I dedicate my career in customer service and I look forward to help new residents to enjoy their lives in La Pueblita.
Fernando Salgado Zenteno
Franchise Director of Wealth Management and Private Banking
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Profesional: GF Multiva SAB - Franchise director Wealth Management and Private Banking (Current); Citibank: Unit Link life insurance Manager - Studies: Master in human behavior and leadership; Bachelor in Economics
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Kerri Moon is an elder care specialist who helps people get excited about their retirement years rather than living in fear about the skyrocketing costs for seniors, especially as they need care services. She has helped hundreds of seniors and their families in the U.S. have informed and productive conversations and connect to the complex world of senior care resources. In response to the dire need for quality affordable options, Kerri has also developed an expertise in the mechanics and psychological support of international retirement to Mexico as the need has exploded for American and Canadian seniors to have affordable housing and care options in their later years.
Focus Program Feedback
Focus on Mexico overcame the obstacle of COVID by creating an excellent online seminar. It was well organized and informative showcasing qualified speakers. An added feature is for the attendees is having access to replays of each presentation. This is especially important due to the amount of information presented. I highly recommend this program if you are the least bit interested in moving to Mexico.
CB Lambert Jan 2021
The Focus on Mexico team has a long and stellar history of delivering their Move to Mexico program in Ajijic. Their online program duplicates the knowledge, professionalism and personal warmth; the next best thing to being there!
Jim Ashley Jan 2021
The Focus on Mexico Online Program is an authentic, informative, high integrity, real-world education on evaluating whether to move to Mexico, with a focus on the Lakeside area. The speakers are all experts in their areas, with lived experience in Mexico. The pricing is attractive, the value, very high. It’s time well spent.
Vijay Nilekani Jan 2021
Getting reliable, reputable contacts for immigration, taxes, movers, buying and/or importing cars, medical options is invaluable for those looking to make the move.
Shirley Burt Jan 2021
Excellent! Very comprehensive with knowledgeable speakers. We could surf the web for weeks and probably not get the quality and breadth of the up to date info we learned in this seminar.
Robert & Sandy Tan Feb 2020
All Access Pass for $397 USD
Over 20 Experts will walk you through the essential info and tips on making your Move to Mexico a reality.
- Draw on Focus On Mexico's over 20 years of experience in guiding people in all aspects of the life-changing transition to living at the beautiful Lake Chapala area.
- Retirement is a key life decision. Moving to another country is even a more challenging life decision. We've helped people do this for over 2 decades. This program will help you do it right and avoid painful errors.
- Have the confidence to make the leap to your next chapter in life - and very likely save over 30% per year in annual expenses! Every month may cost you an extra $1,000 - $6,000 of higher personal expenses until you have made the move. We can help you get it done faster, and safer! Hope you will join us!