Episode 006: Angela Barnard Podcast by Colette Reilly
We all get cloudy thinking sometimes.
We all get off track.
And sometimes we’ve never stopped to think what we REALLY want or how we’ll know when we’ve got that.
The power of a pause is enormous and that’s what coaching offers you. The space to reflect and get clear again, and start making good shift happen in your life & work.
The power of having a supportive partner is priceless too…someone who has your back, believes in you and is there simply to help you blow that grey cloud away and show up and shine.
Jessie-Lynn is a mental health and well-being consultant, educator, and facilitator. She helps her clients uncover and embrace their potential for living a life well-lived both personally and professionally.
She is passionate about helping people understand the power of investing in their own mental health. She works with individuals who are hiding behind a mask of fear, self-judgment or doubt, feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or in search for more out of themselves, their relationships or their lives.
She loves helping children and youth uncover their innate resilience and wellbeing. She is currently working on a special project – Be You. Be You is a multi-dimensional project to empower and inspire women and children to understand and embrace the root cause of their mental health and wellbeing.
Her mission is to create an engaged and inspired global community by empowering women and children to be the best version of themselves in every aspect of their life.
Favourite quote on happiness:
“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley
Favourite quote on life:
“When you dance with the Universe let it lead.” – Jessie-Lynn MacDonald
It’s topical just now and oh so misunderstood (in my humble opinion)
I’ve been party to several discussions around how we raise people’s confidence and resilience, like this is achievable by flying in and delivering workshops and other such ‘interventions’.
Yet the irony is no one can GIVE someone else confidence nor resilience…however much we may want to. We can only be the guiding light as someone explores and discovers it for themselves.
It’s an energy and awareness thing.
First of all we need to understand what resilience is, because without that common understanding we’ve no way of measuring if it is or is not improving.
Resilience is inextricably linked with confidence and both are context dependent.
Resilience = ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties’
Confidence = ‘the feeling when or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something’
So is resilience simply having confidence in ourselves that things will be ok?
Because I’ve worked with a lot of people who keep going & going throughout difficult times and may appear resilient, yet they are quietly crumbling.
So how do we know that someone has genuinely recovered or bounced back from an adversity?
Consider the different aspects in your life. Which do you feel confident and resilient in and which feel a bit wobbly? None of us are 100% amazing in every area of our lives….yet aspects of our lives overlap.
You may think what’s happening in your personal life is irrelevant to your professional. It’s not, YOU are the common factor.
Resilience is too important to fall into the trap of ticking boxes and hiring in coaches and facilitators to deliver one off workshops on the subject.
Yes these are great, and it’s a start but it’s not enough.
You cannot TEACH resilience, you must understand yourself, accept yourself and be ok with not being ok.
In other words it’s something you become.
It’s a coming home to the true nature of you…a well being.
And that involves being surrounded by the energy of acceptance, openness and curiosity.
It’s riding the storms with someone at your side not to stop you from falling but to be with you as you figure out how to get back up.
Have you created a culture personally & professionally where failing is encouraged? That trying is better than not? Where time to reflect and learn is expected?
Because THAT is the foundation of resilience ❤️
In this podcast, I’m delighted to be going off the rails with Annie Romanos as we explore the importance of starting with WHO you truly are when creating a life and business you love.
Annie helps women with service businesses and personal brands, to increase their impact and their income.
She has a Masters in Development and is a certified Strengths coach, having spent over 10 years as both student and practitioner of numerous courses, intensives, workshops and coach trainings, most recently with the likes of master coaches Jamie Smart and Rich Litvin.
Annie’s no b/s approach helps her clients see their brilliance, uniqueness, value, and power, to grow phenomenal businesses which are 100% them. Her latest project is a podcast called Start With Who™, and she believes that every single business worth having starts with who you really are.
Annie lives by the sea on the Kapiti coast of New Zealand with her lap cat, 3 children and husband. Annie’s idea of a holiday is attending coaching intensives and professional development courses, anywhere on the planet.
Do drop a comment below with any thoughts, reflections or questions xx