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ABOUT COLETTE

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.  And so you should because if you’re considering using my services you want to make sure you’re investing wisely because your resources are valuable!

Ultimately I help people get through tough times, develop their resilience, rediscover their mojo and start creating the results they REALLY want in their life and work.  So if you’ve lost your sparkle, are feeling a bit flat and are a bit unsure about how you want your life and work to pan out….I’m glad you’re here!

I want you to #beworklifehappy because in my heart and soul I know that YOU shining is a vital part of the world being a beautiful place.  I absolutely believe that we have to be the change we want to see…that BIG change happens from the inside out.  And for you to buy into my message I think it’s helpful if you get to know me a bit better.   

I use a strengths profiler called Talent Dynamics which helps you get clear about what you are naturally good at, and what tends to drain you.  I’m a ‘Star’ profile.

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.

I wonder which profile you are? It’s really useful to know so you are aware of how you show up in the world and how you can create your life to optimise your energy. It makes things simpler…and that’s what I’m ALL about!

VIA Character Strengths – my Signature Strengths, these are the things are very important to me and I naturally experience the world through.

Love – this is the capacity to be loved and give love…I can see the good in every person and situation and firmly believe that the world will be a better place when we lead with love.  2 simple questions I use to check in with choices:

  • Does this show that I love myself?
  • Does this show love for others?

If yes to both, brilliant! and if a no to either then it’s back to the drawing board.

Gratitude – this is simply being appreciative of the people, things and experiences that support you.  I keep a gratitude diary as part of my mindset practice and if you’re not doing this already it’s really worth giving it a go.  It’s a really simply step to overcome overwhelm and rediscover your mojo.

Curiosity – I’m inquisitive completely appreciate that your experience is unique to you.  I ask a lot of questions to help both of us understand where you’re coming from and where you want to go. Plus, I’m a nosey parker and love learning new things 🙂

Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence – I naturally see the beauty and positives in situations….it’s a handy strength when you are feeling stuck and slightly hopeless as I will ALWAYS hold your space and help you see the ‘silver linings’.  Bad stuff happens and that doesn’t negate the good stuff….with the reverse being true too.  Choose to focus on what best supports you get the result you want.

I wonder what your signature strengths are?  The test in the link above is free.

Anyhoo, I LOVE people, positive psychology and NLP and the absolute belief that we ALL benefit from support to be the person we want to be.

My background is a careers adviser 15 years ago because I’ve always been fascinated by work and the marriage between our personal choice of how we create income and use our talent and the systems created around us. (Yes, my name is Colette and I’m a geek 😉 )

While working as a careers adviser I began to see a common thread of people:

  • not setting inspiring goals because they didn’t believe it was possible or they were able to achieve what they really wanted.
  • not fully appreciating how awesome they actually were
  • not taking action towards their goals
  • giving up on what they really wanted

I decided to build my toolkit to better help my clients and trained in coaching and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with the wonderful by product of enhancing my own wellbeing, resourcefulness and ability to help my kids thrive.  And then life took an unexpected twist and I ended up as a full time carer for my mum who had dementia….this was the most challenging experience of my life so far and meant I had to pull on every resource I had to stay sane and be there for my family and obviously my mum.  I have absolute respect for carers and have been fortunate to have got to know many wonderful people who lead with love every single day of their lives.

I hope that gives you a flavour of who I am and how I can help you be your best you….get in touch if you have any questions.

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