Recently I received an email from a past client who is a mum to two small boys, has just purchased her first business, handles all the household duties and operates her very own "mum's taxi". She has been separated from her husband for a while and is now embarking on a new, exciting romantic relationship. She is an incredibly dynamic woman with plenty of demands on her time. She started the email with what she’s been up to, then asked “Janelle, can we really have it all?”
Recently I have been working with a client who is keen to feel physically lighter since having two beautiful babies. Her reason is not about looking "perfect" or "skinny" but a desire to feel more energised to run, jump and play with her gorgeous daughters who are now toddlers. She is a smart, confident and self assured woman who has enjoyed success in many areas of her life, but she was struggling to make this change. Frustrated, she came to me for help. We started workin
Why do we need confidence in our lives and ourselves? How important is it to us really? Well, we all need a certain level of confidence to get through our day. Confidence to drive our car without fear of an accident. Confidence to enjoy our roles in our professional lives, knowing we can undertake the tasks expected of us. Confidence to meet that “amazing person” your friend has been nudging you towards! Confidence to attend a group exercise class for the first time. Co
If there is something I LOVE it's when women take radical responsibility for their lives and start putting THEMSELVES FIRST. Putting themselves before their partners, their kids, their family, their employer, their clients. The benefits of putting yourself first are actually overwhelming, but some of us never find out what they are because we've been so conditioned to put ourselves behind everyone else.
As one of my clients said last year (mother, wife, executive, daughte
Love. Love. Love. It makes the world go around. It's a many splendor-ed thing. It's a crazy little thing. It's old, it's new, it's all and it's you. Seriously, you could write songs about it! (see what I did there??) Relationship experts tell us the most popular 'break up' month is December, when cracks that already exist in relationships are magnified during the holiday season OR couples decide they do not want to enter the new year in a relationship that no longer fulf
Why do we need confidence in our lives and ourselves? How important is it to us really? Well, we all need a certain level of confidence to get through our day. Confidence to drive our car without fear of an accident. Confidence to enjoy our roles in our professional lives, knowing we can undertake the tasks expected of us. Confidence to meet the “amazing man” your friend has been casually mentioning for months now. Confidence to attempt the 10km fun run for the first time. We
It’s mid week and the alarm goes off. You are still tired so you hit snooze and fall back onto the pillows. 20 minutes later you leap out of bed, dismayed that you are now 20 minutes behind in your day – and your day hasn’t even started yet! As soon as we arise in the morning the external pressures of our lives starts to bombard us and that one hit of the snooze button has the ability to mess up our entire day. Does any of this sound familiar? "Argh! I shouldn't have hit
It’s school holidays in Australia at the moment and for many parents that means working hard to entertain children at an age that requires “entertaining”, or tripping over teenagers who are lazing about the house attached to electronic devices. Handsome Hubby and I have his children the second half of the holidays, and the week usually sees me doing a bit of dance between emails, seeing clients, organising groceries and meals, hanging out with the kids AND (now they are older
This week I’ve been quite busy preparing for my 'Taking it Sky High' weekend workshop in Melbourne followed by two workshops in Cairns early next week. Four days of workshops over five days, and one flight from (almost) the bottom of Australia to the top in between. I love hosting workshops and particularly love the topics I'm presenting, so I'm looking forward to the experience. I am really excited and can’t wait to meet everyone who is coming to work with me over the nex
A common theme that continues to come up when working with female clients is that they wish to take more control of their finances. Many single women are no longer relying on a man to be part of their financial plan and are delving into the world of mortgages, investments, superannuation and probably the most frightening of all (for those who love shoes and clothes) – a household budget. Women who are married or in committed relationships tell me they want their own security
In 2014 I decided to leave my secure full time professional role to dedicate my time to Sky High Coaching. I knew my passion was no longer in management, but more towards helping others gain clarity around their ideal lifestyle and career and achieve their own goals. Sky High Coaching had been 18 months in the making and I had a respectable client list, but my full time role was hindering me from doing what I truly loved. I called a Finance Meeting at home (with my husband)
Many, many moons ago, myself and three girlfriends decided that we’d quite like to learn how to play golf. We bought clubs, signed up for lessons and embarked on mastering our new sport. This involved meeting every second Saturday morning for 9 holes then having a beer or lunch afterwards. We even took ourselves off to the country for a “golf weekend”. We never turned pro, nor did we enjoy 18 holes (took too long), but we did have lots of laughs and had time to catch up on
Confidence evades all of us at various times of our lives - usually when we are about to embark on something new and different. I have met the most accomplished people who tell me they do not move forward in one or more areas of their life because of a lack of confidence. When I began coaching I quickly learned this was a real problem for high performers. Why? Because they are constantly reaching for things that live outside their comfort zone and (as we all know) it's reall
Those of you follow the Sky High Coaching Facebook page would know that something I love to do is fun runs. I love the challenge and I love that registering for the event forces me to hit the footpath (training!) And if the event raises money for charity, then even better. This time last year I was in training for a half marathon - a distance that I had never attempted before. I had been participating in fun runs for almost 10 years, but no matter which event I registered
It is autumn in Melbourne, which is one of my favourite times of the year. The air is clear and crisp, the sun is shining and the footpaths are a sea of red, orange, yellow and brown leaves. It was 2.5 degrees on my run this morning and I couldn't have been happier.
Last weekend I found myself in an internal battle between my mind (ego and pride) and my body and spirit (my vessel and self love).
I was stuck in indecision and the discomfort was paralysing.
There are so many factors that can affect your ability to get a restful and rejuvenating night's rest. If you are anything like me, a terrible night's sleep turns me into a major cranky pants (just ask my hubby!). And no wonder - sleep affects our mood, mental capacity to function as well as our emotional and physical health. This video gives you tips and tricks on how to make a change from a frustrating, broken night's sleep to a gorgeous night's sleep. Enjoy. Hi and tha
About 10 years ago a friend of mine who was undertaking an Art Therapy course asked for a volunteer to practice a guided meditation on. As a supporter of my friends (and their endeavours), and a lover of anything which may assist me to grow and develop personally, I jumped at the chance. The activity required my friend, Michelle, to guide me through a mediation that led me through a door of my choosing (mine was red arched one with a black handle embedded in a tree trunk) a
Do you sometimes struggle to make a decision? Do you keep weighing up the "what ifs" in your mind, over and over? We all need to make changes in our lives - most of them positive. But to make a change and move forward sometimes means making a tough decision. They great news is you actually have a gorgeous little internal compass within you. Click on the video and I'll tell you all about it. Hi Lovely! My name is Janelle Ryan and I am a Change Catalyst whose main passion
If I asked you if there are any tasks, activities or commitments in your life that you DO NOT WANT TO DO but you do because you "have" to, I bet you could give me a list as long as your arm. Guess what? There is no such thing. Every single thing we do has a benefit. Click on the video and I'll tell you what I mean. It's a goodie! Hi and thanks for watching! My name is Janelle Ryan and I am a Change Catalyst whose main passion is helping high achievers (like you) get out
Did you know that "staying in the moment" will actually help you create positive future change in your life? That everything you do RIGHT NOW will unfold in your future? Click on my video and I'll tell you why worrying about the past and stressing over the future are barriers and staying in the moment is the key. Hi Lovely! My name is Janelle Ryan and I am a Change Catalyst whose main passion is helping high achievers get out of their own way, align their goals with their