Meet the GirlCrewer #74 Gaye Moore
“It’s never too late to achieve your potential!”
Hailing originally from Monaghan, GirlCrew limerick member, Gaye Moore, moved south and settled in with the Shannonsiders when she studied Fashion Design at the Limerick School of Art and Design. From there, Gaye started her first business and entered the world of bridal retail, “I had a bridal designer shop for 16 years in Limerick, designing and retailing everything bridal.” Building a growing business is no easy feat, and with so many others in the same boat, Gaye decided to connect the business community and leverage their expertise by creating a business network. This became The Women’s Business networking and mentoring group, which has been providing advice and support to those in various industries since 2008. Funnily, Gaye has found that her skills in the bridal world were easily applied to mentoring. “Working with brides I ended up also being a counselor to them as it was a very stressful time for a lot of brides. During the Celtic tiger years a lot of ladies were spending money they couldn’t afford, [one bride went through 5 cheque books the week before her wedding!] – losing too much weight too quickly in lead up to wedding, having arguments with loved ones including mothers, husbands to be, and bridesmaids and I ended up being their counselor!” Thankfully, for these brides (and their families) Gaye was able to do her bit to keep things on track and quickly realised that she was very adept at doing so. Deciding to take this to the next step, Gaye began training to become a life coach. “As I always had an interest in coaching I decided to get a qualification for something I was doing already and so The Potentialist was born.” Through The Potentialist, Gaye, is helping others to achieve their career goals and dreams. If you’d like to kickstart your career journey, Gaye is also kindly offering all GirlCrew members a 10% discount on either her Personal development programme, [WOW] or Business development mentoring programme TWB. For those of you who can’t wait the next WOW kicks off tomorrow, 13 Sept – Tuesday morning 9.30 -11.30.
1. What is the best thing about your role?
Helping women find their purpose and joy in life so that they can live a happy stress free life. One client I met 6 weeks ago was sitting on the corner of her couch crying, believing that she was worthless and 4 weeks later she was in the States on the stage with her idol and sent me a text photo at 4am our time and I was just so happy for her.
2. What did you find most challenging about it?
LOL – my challenge was one of self belief – was I good enough to do this job! A life coach who helps others with confidence having a crisis about her own self confidence!! However I just got out there and started working with as many people as I could and started seeing results for my clients in a very short period of time. I work with ladies on 1:1 basis, either in person or via Skype, and I also run workshops, seminars and conferences all over the country
3. What is your proudest work related achievement to date?
My proudest work related achievements are when I see my clients achieving a personal or work related goal that they have been dreaming about for a long time – it’s just wonderful to see someone getting rid of their limiting self beliefs and reaching a lifelong goal. I also self published a book #WOW – The Art of creating Joy this year and THAT was a long held dream of mine. I’m now writing my second book.
4. What would be your one tip to others who want to get involved in this industry?
To anyone who wants to get into the coaching industry I’d say ‘Go for it’, find your niche and don’t be afraid to be vulnerable about telling your own story – people’s personal history is usually the reason they get into coaching.
5. What would be your motto in life, and in work?
It’s never too late to achieve your potential!
6. What’s your favourite thing about being in GirlCrew?
GirlCrew is a really friendly group with lots going on and lots of information about social events. It’s so easy to find someone to go to concert with and I’m looking forward to the book club which is starting soon!