Unshakeable Women’s Leadership Coach
Life has taught many invaluable lessons to the unshakeable Keely Woolley, and thus she follows the Dragonfly’s approach to living. “The dragonfly’s agile flight and adaptability taught me to navigate challenges with grace and resilience. Their vibrant colors reminded me to seek joy in every moment, while their short lifespan urged me to live purposefully. As I observed their transformative journey, I realised the power of personal growth and embracing change.”
Keely has a rich experience of over 25 years as an Executive Coach, Trainer and Mentor within a Global Corporate Environment. However, in early 2020, she was made redundant from a company she had worked with for 23 years. She took the easy option and set-up her own Consultancy company, doing what she was doing previously. Essentially, working for the same company, dealing with the same challenges, but as a Consultant. She soon realised this was not serving her or her health and that’s when Keely knew that she needed to change and discover what she loved and was good at – which was Coaching and Teaching others.
“The biggest challenge here was – what and how, and why people would listen to me? So, while I was lucky that I found what I love and what fulfilled me, I did hard work to make it successful and ensure I practice what I teach.”
Today, Keely is an Executive Coach, Trainer and Mentor, who specialises in helping Female Executives, Leaders and Entrepreneurs to BounceBack from Burnout, without Compromising their Dreams or Career. She achieves these results through her ‘Freedom Transformation Formula’ – a Platinum Online Programme with live Masterclasses and Retreats. She has honed and refined strategies, tools and techniques, following her own personal journey of re-discovery and bounce-back from full burnout in early 2020. In addition to her 25 years, within the Global Corporate Environment.
Having been stuck in the rat-race of life in the past, Keely now believes in being a tiger. She embodies strength, independence, and the ability to carve her own path without being chained to societal expectations. “My passion is to see the light shine in at least one person’s eyes every day, when they have their Eureka moment and turn their WHY into reality. Their sudden shift, their smile, awakening to see their true potential and new opportunities, and the realisation that they don’t have to merely exist, they can be who they truly are – There is nothing that gives me more pleasure and a glowing flame warm-hearted feeling than seeing that moment.”
Since Keely left the Corporate World in 2020, she has created her own Strategy Consultancy Business – KW Consulting Services Ltd, and Female Executive, Leader and Founder Coaching, Training and Mentoring Business – Metamorforsuccess Inspiring Leadership Endeavour. In a short span of 3 years, she has also garnered various global honours:
Inspirational International Speaker – Speaking live in England and Northern Ireland; and Cancun, Mexico and Globally online.
Nominated – Best Newcomer, Best Author, ACE Mentor of the Year, Best Solution Framework, Best Female Speaker and Best Intro (opening) at Professional Speaker Academy Awards – Sep 2022.
1 Best Selling Co-Author – UK and Australia – The Art of Risk & Reward – Oct 2022.
Mentor of the Year – Santander Womens Business Leader Programme – Nov 2022.
1 Best Selling Author – 1st book – From Burn-out to Bliss: The Ultimate 90 Day Guide for Emotional and Mental Abundance – Apr 2023.
“Personally, my greatest achievement has to be my two adult children. Both very different, but equally incredible,” adds the proud mother.
Keely’s inspiration comes from her brother John, who lost his battle to cancer, only four months after being diagnosed. John’s last words of encouragement, continue to inspire her every day – ‘Continue to make me proud, little Sis. You are going to rock this world’ (May 2022). “If there is anything that came from his very untimely passing, it is the realisation that there is only one life we have and it is important to live it to the full. Like I said earlier – Be more Dragonfly – live it with purpose, intention, joy and to the full.”
A charismatic women’s leader, Keely has a special message for our female readers – “If there is one piece of advice I can share with any Female Executive, Leader or Entrepreneur – it is the misconception that they must emulate men to succeed. This damages gender equality and overlooks the unique qualities that women bring. Ironically, trying to be like men contradicts what female leaders should do. Women excel in problem-solving, emotional intelligence, communication, inspiration, initiative, productivity, and adaptability – crucial skills in corporate settings. Instead, they should embrace their strengths, fostering inclusivity and empowerment. Diversity is essential, and women’s contribution in leadership positions should be recognised and valued.”