Getting your life on track with Rachel O’Malley | Meet the GirlCrewer #83
“I want to help people to empower themselves; to know that they are capable of not only dealing with but overcoming any challenges life throws at them. My aim is to support and encourage my clients and yet challenge them to be the best version of themselves, the version they want to be.” Sign up with Rachel here to avail of your special GirlCrew rate!
Oftentimes it can feel like life is a bit of struggle and it can be hard to know which path is the best one to take. If you are lacking clarity, then a life coach might be just the ticket for helping you move forward in your career, or even overcome hurdles in your personal life. Someone who can help you come to a decision that is right for you, is GirlCrew Cork member, Rachel O’Malley – who is also offering all GirlCrew members a special discounted rate of €50 per session, and kickstarts each new client with a free 30 minute consultation to figure out your needs. With a background in Complementary Health, Rachel started of her career working as a therapist, including on-board several luxury cruise ships. “On my return home I stepped into the corporate world, where I stayed for almost 5 years. With each role I took on, I always felt something was missing, my need to help and connect with people.”
While doing some research on roles that would help her develop these connections in a meaningful way, Rachel came across coaching. “It was the first time in my life that something really resonated with me; I was genuinely excited about studying and working as a coach even after just one information seminar. Working with a professional coach had such a profound effect on my life.” By working with a coach, Rachel could quickly see the benefits and it had an incredibly positive impact on her own life too. “It challenged me and pushed me to make the changes I kept talking about but was too afraid to pursue. It gave me the confidence to know that I can handle whatever life throws at me, ultimately it empowered me in such a way that this is now what I want to offer to others.”
After having such a positive outcome, Rachel knew that coaching was something that she wanted to explore more. “This is the reason I became a coach and it is the reason I now have my own business. I want to help people to empower themselves; to know that they are capable of not only dealing with but overcoming any challenges life throws at them. My aim is to support and encourage my clients and yet challenge them to be the best version of themselves, the version they want to be.” If you feel a little directionless, or if you think life coaching might be beneficial, Rachel is offering all GirlCrew members as special rate of €50 per session, so sign up here.
1) What is the best thing about your role?
Contribution – I don’t think there is any greater feeling in the world than knowing you’ve helped someones life for the better. Connecting with and supporting my clients & helping them to live life on their own terms is the most rewarding feeling. Freedom – Having the freedom to design my own work schedule and to live life on my terms also.
2) What did you find most challenging about it?
Staying motivated and driven can be challenging at times, especially when stressed or overwhelmed. I’ve had to learn how to self motivate & manage stress on a high level. Coffee & chocolate do help too of course! 🙂
3) What is your proudest work related achievement to date?
Setting up my own business! If someone had said to me, even 12 months ago, that I’d be running my own business and loving it, I’d have laughed at the mere idea of it. Yet, now, it’s a reality and I couldn’t be happier. Being a business woman is not something I had envisioned for myself, it’s incredibly challenging but I couldn’t be happier with my decision.
4) What would be your one tip to others who want to get involved in this industry?
Be prepared to push yourself outside your comfort zone! Coaching is a very new profession and something that many people are not yet familiar with and so putting yourself out there, being an advocate of coaching and what it’s all about are essential in order to thrive in this career.
5) What would be your motto in life, and in work?
Don’t let fear control you!I spent a lot of my life making decisions out of fear, I now try to make decision out of excitement at the possibility of what could happen. Ultimately this came naturally when I started believing in myself and what I wanted to achieve both in life & work.
6) What’s your favourite thing about being in GirlCrew?
Connection, it’s an incredible support network on all levels. Women supporting each other in a fun and healthy way! I love it!