26. Coach and Lover of Life
A lover of life, Adèle McLay is a mother, wife, great friend, dancer, vegetarian foodie, traveler and a coach. She has coached entrepreneurs worldwide to achieve greater success in their businesses for 20+ years, and is a life coach. She has two books being published in 2015 and four in 2016.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Leaving investment banking, Adèle bought into a consulting firm, working with New Zealand’s biggest corporations, midsize companies and charities, helping them to be more successful. In many ways it was a precursor to her current coaching practice. She still uses her financial skills in property acquisition and management with her husband.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
At university, as the first in her family to go to college, she had a setback—an acute illness—and a distraction: she “met a bloke.” She almost failed. “It got me thinking, I’m letting myself down,” she recalls, so she turned things around, graduated with good grades and a great degree.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
Dream it, believe it, work it, achieve it. I think we all have big dreams, but we start doubting ourselves and settle. One of my values is courage and bravery. I live by the quote, “Feel the fear, do it anyway, and the death of that fear will be certain.”
On Her Bookshelf
Big Profits: 12 Strategies to Substantially Grow YOUR Business Profits, by Adèle M. McLay
Top Tools on Her Browser
Adèle also has a basic Youtube channel. “Each week I interview successful entrepreneurs, inspiring people and business success experts who do things that I don’t do,” she explains. The interviews also are accessible on iTunes and SoundCloud audio.
Connecting With Adèle McLay
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