Hello my lovely!
I’m Colette Reilly and I’m so glad you’re here.
I have the honour of being a life coach, helping playful people get back on track in their life and work and start owning their choices and leading their life with love.
You might be wondering who the heck I am and why the heck you should trust me to help you get the results you want in your life and work.
If so, read on to find out more about me and my background.
Feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile too for more information about my qualifications and experience.
Things I like to do of a day:
Helping people press pause and creating space to explore possibilities.
Uncovering invincibility factors (clue: we’ve ALL got it!)
Igniting entrepreneurial sparks..whether starting a business or adopting a more innovative approach to work.
Helping amazing people through tough times, developing resilience, rediscovering mojos and getting back on track to creating the results they REALLY want in their life and work.
Other than working I love playing with my dog (she’s a labradoodle and G.orgeous!)
Hanging out with my kids (they’re at the ‘playing’ isn’t cool stage)
Singing at my local Rock Choir (think enthusiasm more than talent)
Volunteering currently with Project: Scotland
LeadING with love
Did you know goats have been the companions of race horses for hundreds of years as they’re known for calming skittish horses.
These friends of highly strung racehorses were often stolen prior to races to decrease the likelihood of that horse winning the race as an anxious competitor is not a highly performing one!
And so the phrase ‘get your goat’ was borne…an act that irritates you! Who knew?!!
Don’t you just blooming LOVE etymology?
Anyhoo, my point is this…I’m a metaphorical goat. (Bear with me!)
My skill is in supporting people to calm down, see clearly and access their inner resourcefulness…helping them perform at their very best (and win races!!)
I’m a bit mischievous too because well, I’m a goat and goats like mischief!!
‘Serious’ is over rated, it’s not my style.
Instead, I prefer helping people create amazing things and shift their thinking while we have a laugh and I firmly believe that is part of your invincibility factor too.
Too often we buy into preconceived notions of seriousness….this ‘should’ be ‘taken seriously’ while others things don’t. Yet, it’s often within this judgement of how we should feel, believe and act that ‘problems’ are born.
What matters to me is that I am curious about what matters to you. I care and help you be your very best and THAT is most definitely what I am. Adopting a spirit of playfulness and fun to my life helps me to stay curious AND resourceful which in turn helps me to show up as my very best. And I know when you sprinkle some playfulness back into your life you’ll reap the benefit too!
I do what I do because I’ve lost my own mojo more times than I can remember.
From the inevitable challenges being a parent brings (I’m the proud mammy and guardian of 3 gorgeous souls),
To my wee mum who had poor mental health when as was wee to the dementia that brought her to while living with us for 2 years before she died.
And relationship ups and downs, career changes and business building.
I get it. We’ve walked similar paths.
I know that feeling of being lost, fed up and frustrated.
And I also know without a shadow of any doubt that it’s possible to shake off that grey cloud and get back on track to creating and experiencing the life and work you REALLY want.
It IS possible to make AMAZING things happen.
It IS possible to make AMAZING things happen!
I used to doubt this, but i don’t now.
storm clouds always clear.
The thing that made the biggest difference to me was learning about and adopting a strengths approach. In essence this is focusing on all that IS working in our lives as opposed to what’s not. As a neuroscience geek I know that focusing on the problems doesn’t serve our productivity never mind our wellbeing. (There’s a whole lotta science that backs my advocacy of a playful approach!)
My curiosity about people and how we work gave me a bit of a profiling habit too…MBTI, LAB profiling, Strengthscope, the Enneagram and more…but the one that I’ve got a soft spot for is the strengths profiler Talent Dynamics. It helped me discover and accept what I am naturally good at, what drains me and how I can get into a gorgeous state of flow where I can get oodles done AND feel energised in the process. Out of the 8 profiles I’m a ‘Star’.
This means my strength is in shining a light on other people. As an extrovert I can be bubbly and need people around me to energise me and lift me up…yet I also need quiet introspective time.
I am naturally able to see the big picture and the possibilities within situation…there are ALWAYS more than one way to achieve the results you want.
And I’m pretty blooming good at motivating and encouraging people too.
The self awareness and the understanding of life that comes from this system is a game changer for your career, business and family life. It makes things things soooo much simpler…and that’s what I’m ALL about, which is why I trained to use their system and am now a Talent Dynamics ‘Flow Consultant’.
I wonder which profile you are? How well do you know yourself?
I’m a women with social conscious and personally I believe that every person and every business should give back to the world. Money isn’t a bad thing, profit is a wonderful thing….it’s what we do with it that matters.
You don’t need to formalise this giving back through the business structure you choose but you can, and a social enterprise is one of them.
I’m proud to be co director of the youth coaching social enterprise Potential in Me where we deliver support to young people and the people who live and work with them. Here, I have the responsbility for our ‘Thriving Families’ branch of services. Parenting can be a tough gig, and growing up can be tough too…we bring young people and their grown ups together to help them understand each other and work together better because, ultimately #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
Young people aren’t just citizens of tomorrow, they are citizens of today too. our job collectively is to help them get the best start they can, be heard and support families and communities thrive, right?
All in all, I combine my professional and personal experience to truly walk my talk. Ethics are super important to me, there’s too much smoke and mirrors going on in the world and I believe we just need to own where we are and stop pretending to ourselves and others. It doesn’t serve us. It’s time get off the rollercoaster and decide for yourself what game you want to play.
So that’s a bit about me, do feel free to connect with me on social media (there’s links below) and have a mooch around this site to find out more about the work I do, and if you’re in any way curious about how I can help you personally or your organisation then pop your message below and let’s chat!
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