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Adèle McLay

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Adèle McLay is a high performance coach and business growth coach. She helps people to achieve the success they desire in their businesses, work and lives. Adèle is also an entrepreneur, inspiring professional speaker and teacher, as well as an author.
Is it LOVE with your marketing?

Is it LOVE with your marketing?

'LOVE is in the air, everywhere I look around… love is in the air, every sight and every sound….’ – remember the John Paul...
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The BIGGEST Question in Business

What’s the biggest question you’re asking yourself in business? Go on, be honest with yourself.  What is it? I’d place a bet (not that I’m a...
I know I CAN do it

“F**k it, I know I CAN do it!”

“F**k it, I know I CAN do it!” She was recounting the minute it ‘hit’ her – that monumental moment in time when she...
Which are your MOST Profitable Customers?

Which are your MOST Profitable Customers?

Ask yourself these questions: How many customers do you have? Which customers are the most profitable for your business? Which customers do you enjoy...
4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

Happy, happy, happy New Year. I just love the beginning of a new year as it’s filled with wonderfully positive vibes – there’s renewed energy...
Triumph from Failure

Triumph from Failure

With all the experiences I’ve had in business and life, there is one thing I know for sure. SUCCESS SELDOM ARRIVES IN A STRAIGHT LINE You...
Boxing and Business - Five Similarities

Boxing and Business – Five Similarities

Today I’m days away from the ‘fight of my life’.  For the first time ever, I’m entering a boxing ring as a real boxer….....
10 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

10 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

There’s a month to go until year end.  Super duper yikes!!  Where has the year gone? I’m guessing that like me, you have one eye...

Solopreneur or Business Leader – What Do You Want To Be?

Why did you start your own business? To be your own boss? To live your dream? To bring certain products or services to market? ...
Best Business Decision

Compete on Price? Not the Best Business Decision!

The price a business owner sells their products and services for is arguably one of the most important business decisions they will make.  And...
9 Top Tips for Business Success

9 Top Tips for Business Success

Today, we’re bombarded with so much ‘noise’ in business, right? Everywhere we turn – LinkedIn, Facebook (especially sponsored adverts), Twitter, online blogs, emails from people...
What's the ONE thing that will make the difference

What’s the ONE thing that will make the difference?

There are only two months left in 2016.  So Carpe Diem – seize the day – or actually…. Seize the next two months with...

2017 is around the corner

Yep, can you believe it, 2017 is around the corner – only two months away.  Where has the year gone!? Are you on track to...
Get Real

Let’s Get Real With Each Other

Would you agree that people connect with us when we are real and not some ‘plastic fantastic’ image we create of ourselves? How many...
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Are You Getting Noticed in Business?

Have you ever wondered why in business some people stand taller and stronger, and have more impact, influence and success than others? I guarantee you’ve...
Stand Out. Get Noticed. Grow Your Business

Stand Out. Get Noticed. Grow Your Business

Our New World The world as each of us knows it and relates to it has changed radically in the past few years.  When it...
Stand Out and Get Noticed in Business

Video : Stand Out and Get Noticed in Business

Have you ever wondered why in business some people stand taller and stronger, and have more impact, influence and success than others? I guarantee you’ve...
#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

There is much uncertainty, fear and hysteria circulating around the world at present in light of the recent UK referendum where #BREXIT won.  Here’s...
Achieve It

Redefining Success – in 7 Dimensions

Money, status, assets, power!  They’re the markers of success, right? Certainly that’s how I measured success for a long time.  I had a successful business...
The 8 Circles of Business Excellence

The 8 Circles of Business Excellence

Right now I have a fair number of business people talking to me about growing their businesses.  Some are one person businesses or solopreneurs...

A chapter in my life… and what I learned

Have you ever wondered what it means to live an extraordinary life? Is an extraordinary life the same as success in life? I was a business...
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5 down, 7 to go – what’s your 1 thing?

We’ve completed 5 months of 2016 and there are 7 to go. How are you feeling? Excited because you’re on track with your business plan? Or perhaps...
10 Commandments

10 Commandments of Good Relationships

People matter, don’t they? We know it, and often we forget it.  We’re all human and sometimes life gets the better of us.  :) Here’s a...

5 Reasons to Treasure Your Customers

Customers are the life blood of all businesses. Without them they fail. Failed businesses close, livelihoods are lost, staff lose jobs, and dreams are...

THE 6-5-4-3-2-1 Most Important Words in Business + Life

I first found this quote almost 30 years ago… forgot about it, and recently found it again. It was relevant then and still is now,...

3 Reasons NOT to Compete on Price

The price a business owner establishes for the sale of their products and services is arguably one of the most important business decisions they...

Have Seductive Clarity or be Doomed!

“It doesn’t take any more effort to dream a big dream than it takes to dream a small dream.” General Wesley Clark, Former Head of...

The Beauty of Gratitude

The beauty of gratitude.  Hmmm, don’t you think that’s ‘pie in the sky’ sometimes – so out of reach when in the moment life...

THE 7 Beliefs of Extraordinary People

Think of the people you admire. Chances are, they’re just like you and me ..… ordinary people doing the extraordinary – as they (or we)...

Business Networking – BONUS Day at the Summit

In 12 hours’ time, we’ll be going live with a BONUS Day of the FREE Business Networking Online Summit, with not five, but seven...

Business Networking – Day 5 of the Summit

In 12 hours’ time, we’ll be going live with Day 5 of the FREE Business Networking Online Summit. I hope you’ll join us. We continue...

Business Networking – Day 4 of the Summit

In 12 hours’ time, we’ll be going live with Day 4 of the FREE Business Networking Online Summit. I hope you’ll join us.  We continue...

Business Networking – Day 3 of the Summit

In less than 12 hours’ time (Wednesday at 12 noon EDT/5pm BST), we’ll be going live with Day 3 of the FREE Business Networking...

The 5 Bonuses of Giving

Life’s about giving, right?  Certainly in my world it is.  I live by the motto:  “To Give is to Live”. For me, I feel more...

Random thoughts and thank yous… from me

Do you recognise any of this in your life?  Right now, this is my reality. Working long hours while trying to balance a home life …and feeling...

Your Business Networking Questions Answered

Unless you have an exclusively online business, we small business owners/entrepreneurs around the world must network in order to grow our business.  Agreed? Yet, so...

12 Top Tips for Successful Business Networking

Some of us love it. Many of us hate it. What is it? Networking!  The mere thought of networking sends shivers up the backs of some.  Why?...

The ONE thing that will make the difference in your business

‘A pinch and a punch for the first of the month…..’ A new month dawned 6 days ago. March. The beginning of Spring in the...

The 5 Ps to Business Riches

We see it all the time, don’t we? The ‘small business done good’ syndrome! You know, the young guy or gal who’s had their business...

9 tips for surviving the ‘noise’ in business

Today, we’re bombarded with so much ‘noise’ in business, right? Everywhere we turn – LinkedIn, Facebook (especially sponsored adverts), Twitter, online blogs, emails from people...

9 top tips for staying sane when biz/life is tough

Do you agree that the road is never straight as we work towards achieving our goals? The bigger our vision, the mightier the challenge, the...

Kindness is good for business….. and life

Does kindness make a difference? In business?  In life? Absolutely! Going the extra mile. Giving a helping hand. Willingly sharing our knowledge. Sharing our resources. Responding to others. Being a good...

How will you STAND OUT in business in 2016?

You’re in business and you want to grow it, right? Or, you’re an employee and you want a better job as you want to...

There’s more to life than work, work, work!!

Week four of the New Year is upon us. Are you still firing on all cylinders, focusing on achieving those big goals in business this...

What will you achieve in business this year?

I love this time of year…..there’s an atmosphere of renewed energy, excitement and hope about what we’ll achieve in business and in our lives. We...

THE 7 +1 Ps to standing out and making money in...

The New Year is upon us. How are you going to stand out and get noticed in business in 2016? You might think that it...

2016: THE Why – What – Who – How – When

2016.  It’s not that far away – excited? I certainly am although I’m going to finish 2015 strongly first. While we close off 2015 and...

Getting to the Finish Line – the 5 Keys

2016 is just around the corner…. Yet, if you’re like me, there’s still loads you want to get done, to get achieved before the...

Chandelier Swinging & 10 Other Personal Branding Tips

While it’s a bit extreme, I’m sure there’ve been plenty of people who’ve swung from a chandelier (or similar) to get noticed. It sounds...

Courtesy and other ‘small’ gestures

Perhaps I was tired.  Or busy.  Maybe it was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’.  I really don’t know.  I just remember the...

Gratitude and Thanksgiving

November 26 was Thanksgiving Day in America – that long celebrated annual holiday weekend filled with the quintessential American delights of stuffed turkey, pumpkin pie...

12 Business Experts – Teaching Business Success

WOW! What an amazing 3 weeks during the FREE Business Success Online Summit. 12 internationally recognised business experts/speakers sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise....

THE 3 Questions to Working YOUR Passion

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” – John Wesley The phone doesn’t stop ringing. Emails...

THE 7 Pillars to Standing Tall in Business

Have you ever wondered why in business some people stand taller and stronger, and have more impact, influence and success than others? I guarantee you’ve...

What’s Your Story?

“Purposeful storytelling isn’t show business. It’s good business.” – Peter Guber What’s your story so far? How did you get to where you are today...

How to create ‘Brand You’

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”. - Aristotle The concept of branding yourself has to do with first uncovering who you are as...

Are you personally branded?

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room” Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder, Amazon Imagine your friends, family,...

Are you standing out in your market niche?

Imagine this. You’re at a business networking event, and you say hello to someone and ask, ‘What do you do?’ And they reply, ‘I...

What is Freedom?

I visited Gallipoli in Turkey recently with my father who’s from New Zealand. Gallipoli is a special place of remembrance for New Zealanders and...

You are extraordinary. Believe it!

The first, and one of the most challenging but crucial strategies for bolstering a sense of vitality in our lives, is to believe that...

Generosity in Life

I think generosity is one of the most attractive of all personal qualities and one of the strongest drivers of a life that is...

Choosing happiness now

In my experience, happiness is a decision we make; it is not derived from an event, nor is it dependent on somebody else. Happiness...

Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You

The world lost a great teacher a week ago with the passing of Dr Wayne Dyer, internationally acclaimed self empowerment writer and speaker. He...

What can we learn from the Athletics World Cup?

Don’t you think it’s a special privilege observing someone pushing themselves to their limits to achieve a goal – big or small, and to...

Entrepreneurship versus Existential Analysis

What’s the meaning of life? That is certainly a question I have asked myself from time to time, and as a result have spent a...

Let’s Change Our World

I love this quote by Somerset Maugham, “It’s a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very...

Increase Your Prices and Make More Profit

If your prices are too low, your market will label you a low-end player and you’ll attract bargain hunters who will invariably try to...

Do you compete on price? Bad business decision!

The price a business owner establishes for the sale of their products and services is arguably one of the most important business decisions they...

The 7 Traits of High Achievers

Have you ever wondered why some people achieve more than others in their businesses and lives? As this question has fascinated me for over 20...

Ordinary vs Game Changing

“It doesn’t take any more effort to dream a big dream than it takes to dream a small dream.” ~ General Wesley Clark, Former...

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‘Meternity Leave’ vs ‘Maternity Leave’ – a massive mistake?

Ex-magazine editor, Meghann Foye, was so jealous of her co-workers being able to claim maternity leave that she decided that she needed a break. One...

How to Inspire a Fundraiser

Getting people motivated to eagerly kick-off a fundraiser and keep the momentum going isn’t as challenging as one might think.  There is one very...

Criticism and the Ability to Learn

 My guess is that not many people like to be criticized. Those who do have most likely learned that listening to criticism is a...

Make your mind up (5 ways to beat your indecision)

I'm a Libran. And if you believe the astrologers (which I don't) that means I make balanced decisions. Or some might say (e.g. my...
Practicing What We Preach

Practicing What We Preach

I’m taking a break this week from my series on leadership because I have been spending a lot of my time preparing to teach...