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Engage Life Coaching

Delighted to be awarded Coach of the Month by Positive Success Group 

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Do you ever feel like just shouting “HELP!!” 

Do you feel like you are stuck in a hamster wheel, going around and around and not able to get off?  Like life is just happening to you and that you are just coasting from one circumstance to the next, playing it by ear?

  • Are you struggling with some part of your life right now? 

  • Your work/life balance is out of whack.

  • You have too much work and not enough life. 

  • You are feeling overwhelmed by all that you have to do, in work, in your relationship, in your house, for your children, parents, voluntary groups you serve etc.

  • Your career isn’t where you thought it would be and you’re struggling to find fulfillment.

  • Are you overextended – never feeling able to say “No”?

  • Are you so busy that other parts of your life are suffering?  Your health, your relationships, your hobbies?

  • Do you feel like something’s gotta give?

  • A change is needed, but you just don’t know what.

  • Do you feel that there has to be more to life?

Feeling like you are on a hamster wheel and that you just can’t get off can be exhausting.   You just flop into bed every night and get up and do it again the next day.  You live for the weekends and before you know it, it all kicks off again.  You never take the time to assess where you are and where you are going?  

How are things going to change if you can’t get off the hamster wheel? 

How will you feel if things stayed like this?

A question I often ask my clients is:

“How would you feel if you were still in these circumstances in 5 years’ time?”  

Well the hard truth is, that if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.  And if nothing changes….. well then, nothing changes. 

Have you ever considered that there are choices you can make to take back control of your life?

Coaching is a chance to slow down the hamster wheel of life, get off, chill out in the hay for a while and contemplate whether you even like being a hamster!  Maybe you will decide to get back on, or try another wheel, but the important thing is that you considered where you want to go and you didn’t just keep going around and around and around aimlessly. 

Engage Life Coaching is here to help you –

  • find time

  • improve relationships – personal, family and in work

  • improve your work-life balance

  • achieve more harmony in your life

  • move on in your career

  • deal with change

  • think straight and get perspective

  • look at what’s important to you

  • decide what you want, and plan how to get it

  • take action

  • be accountable and see it through.

So whether it’s a career change, life change, lifestyle improvement or whatever, it won’t just magically happen by itself.  Its your life and you’re the one who’s living it, so only you can make the choices and decide on your path.  You have got to Engage to move forward.

Clarity comes from engagement, not from thought. 

(So says Marie Forleo and she knows a thing or two - check her out). 

You can think all day about what you want to do, but the only way to make it happen is to get out there and start engaging.  If you engage with your heart, your mind and your gut, you will make the right decisions and progress towards your goals with enthusiasm and gusto. 

I can help.  Are you up for it?

Whether you want to stage a revolution or a re-adjustment in your life -  I'll be your co-conspirator!

Live your life - don't react to it!

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Learn More About Me

Hello and thanks for visiting my website!

My name is Collette Bryson and I am a  Life Coach, Career Coach and Executive Coach based in Dublin.  I am a member of the Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland (LBCAI).  I became a full time Life Coach, having previously spent 20 years working in the private sector, in a client facing role as a solicitor. 

How did I get here?  I wasn’t one of those people who knew at 14 that they wanted to do law.  I kind of fell into it.   I had underestimated how well I would do in my A Levels and I got more points that I had anticipated.  This led me to a different degree than I had been contemplating (as a child, I had wanted to become a nurse, and as a teen wanted to be a social worker).  In Northern Ireland, where I trained, an aptitude test (2 x 3 hour exams on the same day) was required to get into training.  Although it was an exhausting day, and there was no real preparation that could be done for it, I found that I actually enjoyed doing the exam and came out feeling that I had done well and that I had the aptitude to be a lawyer. 

I got into the training and started my apprenticeship.   I dealt with a mixed bag of criminal law, litigation, family law and conveyancing.  I visited prisons and police cells and dealt with clients as diverse as petty thieves, those accused of attempted murder, abused wives,  victims of violence, victims of industrial and other accidents, to those buying and selling property. 

I then moved to Dublin, to follow my then boyfriend (now husband).  Here I worked as a general practice lawyer in two separate firms for a total of 20 years.  Less prison cells, but still lots of interesting cases and fascinating people.  I loved it.  I loved the variety that general practice brought.  I loved the stories of real people and they never failed to amaze me – both for good and bad reasons!  I really got to see the whole range of human behaviour and I found it so interesting.  From people who really needed access to justice, to people who just wanted to know when they would receive the inheritance from the parent they never even visited.

Somehow, over time,  I lost my love for law.   I still liked it, but I didn’t love it anymore.  With my children growing up and becoming busier with various activities, and my parents living 3 hours away from me, I re-assessed my values and came to the conclusion that full-time, full-on employment just didn’t fit me anymore.  I needed more time for family and more freedom both in time and location.  I went to a coaching information night and spent my time nodding enthusiastically.  I really got it!

Coaching was the logical next step for me.  I was still meeting with loads of people and hearing their stories.  I  was still using the people skills I had honed over 20 years in the legal profession.   And crucially  for me, I was still involved in making change happen for clients in a positive and empowering environment and seeing them progress.  An absolute non-negotiable for me was that I was still ENGAGED with human beings and their stories.  I was feeling the love again! 

And so ENGAGE LIFE COACHING was born.  

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Nelson Mandela

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

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