STORY ALERT!!

I know, you didn’t click on the about page expecting a super cool goat to pop up but bear with me…there’s a point!

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?

STORY ALERT!!

I know, you didn’t click on the about page expecting a super cool goat to pop up but bear with me…there’s a point!

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?

ok this is an actual picture of me…

 

I’m Colette & I’m your goat.

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.

That’s not to say we don’t do serious work, we do.  But not all action is equal.  Rather than focus your energy on actions that drain you, we discover the ways of working that energise you.

There are many roads to Rome…if the road you’ve been walking is squeezing all the joy from your life, know there are plenty of other options. Or maybe you don’t actually want to go to Rome?

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!

ok this is an actual picture of me…

 

I’m Colette & I’m your goat. AKA your supportive partner.

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.

That’s not to say we don’t do serious work, we do.  But not all action is equal.  Rather than focus your energy on actions that drain you, we discover the ways of working that energise you.

There are many roads to Rome…if the road you’ve been walking is squeezing all the joy from your life, know there are plenty of other options. Or maybe you don’t actually want to go to Rome?

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!

When you’re thinking of hiring someone (in my humble opinion), it’s useful to get a flavour of them…so here’s a bit about me & how I invest my time:

  • 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…you’ll see her on the get in touch page…for no reason other than she’s supremely cute!)

  • Trying to hang out with my kids (they’re at the ‘playing’ isn’t cool stage and yes that was a pity plea!

  • Exploring random hobbies from Rock Choir to Burlex to gardening…and I’ve ALWAYS got a learning project on the go because life, to me, is about learning lots and having fun! Currently I’m doing a Hypnotherapy Diploma to add to my toolkit…watch this space!

LeadING with love

 I love learning and it’s important to me to be on top of my game.

    Qualifications

    PS. Please consider people’s qualifications with caution, it’s not what they’ve studied that matters as much as what they’ve learned from their experiences and how they apply their knowledge. 

    Strengths Flow Consultant Talent Dynamics

    4MAT: Instructional Design

    Neuroscience & Leadership Coaching

    EQi 2.0 Report Emotional Intelligence Practitioner

    ACTP Coaching Certificate International Coach Academy

    Language & Behaviour Profiling

    NLP Master Practitioner INLPTA

    PDA Advice & Guidance Qualification in Careers Guidance:Careers Scotland

    PGDip Careers Guidance: Strathclyde University

    BA Applied Social Studies (Hons): Paisley University

      Qualifications

      PS. Please consider people’s qualifications with caution, it’s not what they’ve studied that matters as much as what they’ve learned from their experiences and how they apply their knowledge. 

      Strengths Flow Consultant Talent Dynamics

      4MAT: Instructional Design

      Neuroscience & Leadership Coaching

      EQi 2.0 Report Emotional Intelligence Practitioner

      ACTP Coaching Certificate International Coach Academy

      Language & Behaviour Profiling

      NLP Master Practitioner INLPTA

      PDA Advice & Guidance Qualification in Careers Guidance:Careers Scotland

      PGDip Careers Guidance: Strathclyde University

      BA Applied Social Studies (Hons): Paisley University

        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 social enterprise Potential in Me where we support the adults who support young people personally & professionally to have better conversations together through coaching approach workshops and training.

         

        All in all, I combine my professional and personal experience to 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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        Stress Less, Play More,

        Life, Career & Business Coaching 

        Paisley, Renfrewshire,
        United Kingdom

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