So, what is a Chelley?
Since 2005, I’ve worked with businesses ranging from solopreneurs to global corporations to streamline processes, create calm from chaos and bring big ideas into the world.
Over the years, I’ve refined my approach to incorporate both the practical and the mindset aspects necessary to make lasting change. I’m deeply passionate about all aspects of business, and love to find new ways to do and think about things. I believe it’s entirely possible to grow a business in a way that feels aligned, juicy and – dare I say it – even fun!
Working with many wonderful clients has allowed me to develop a knack for seeing exactly what’s going on beneath the surface of blocks or issues – and quickly and easily implementing the steps needed to regain flow.
Now, my greatest passion is helping big-hearted coaches, healers, teachers and creatives of all kinds free themselves from the nuts and bolts of everyday operations, so they can focus on the important work they yearn to create.
It gives me huge satisfaction to witness my clients transform from frazzled, disillusioned and burnt out to thriving, soulful CEOs who are deeply aligned with and inspired by their business.
I embody a powerful combination of the intuitive and the structured; deeply creative, highly perceptive – yet fantastically organised and able to bring ideas to life in an optimised, process-driven way.
In short, I provide a blended approach of masculine and feminine qualities, helping to rebalance you and your business so that all parts flow seamlessly together.
Think of me as an Operations Manager with a high-level strategic coaching mindset. Someone who can see the bigger picture, help you brainstorm and direct the business successfully – whilst also crunching numbers, setting up sales funnels and managing the team.
I believe your business can express your deepest values and bring about the change you want to see in the world.
Those of us who have chosen this path are
Rebellious of Spirit.
As leaders, we have a responsibility to drive our businesses from a place of clarity, purpose and benevolence.
And whilst we are paid well for what we share, we don’t just do it for the money.
We do it because, in our hearts, we are Changemakers.
We are Healers, Coaches, Visionaries, Artists, Truth Tellers, Creators, Rebels.
We believe things can be different, and we want a hand in making that happen.
I’m very proud to be Certified as an OBM by the International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM).
The IAOBM’s training program is rigorous and ends with an intensive week-long examination process led by a committee of experts.
Each individual certified by the IAOBM exhibits the core skills and capabilities to manage a business with integrity and resilience.
It’s an honour to join the ranks of the most respected and experienced OBMs in the industry and I continue to expand my technical and management expertise with regular training, masterclasses and workshops
Over the years, I’ve come to rely on a number of deep values that now guide my work. These are:
Integrity + Honesty
My favourite definition of integrity is: “doing the right thing when no-one is watching”. I strive to embody and deliver integrity in everything I do. Trusting yourself and those you work with is a huge part of feeling aligned and comfortable in your business – and integrity is the core around which trust is built.
Together, We Rise
My personal belief is that heart-aligned businesses are one of the most potent forces for good in our world right now. It is my privilege to play even a small part in that movement; in helping entrepreneurs empower themselves, their clients, their team members and their communities and families.
I believe our mutual success lies in collaboration, community and kindness – not competition, pulling each other down or using nefarious marketing tactics based on fear. I choose to work with those who are committed to growing and focused on contributing to positive change in the world.
Enjoying the Journey
Those of us who have chosen the entrepreneurial path are without doubt some of the most ambitious and driven people we’re ever likely to meet. Whilst that powerful desire provides huge momentum, the downside can sometimes be that we never feel satisfied with where we are, are always comparing ourselves, and constantly hanker after More.
Despite the pervasive marketing spiel to the contrary, I’ve found it to be true that building a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable business takes time – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing! I therefore strive to help my clients actually enjoy and fully participate in each step of their journey.
In the race to make maximum profit with minimal effort in business, there is often the temptation to ‘half arse’ things (as we Brits would say).
Whilst there is 100% a place for doing things in the most cost-effective agile way, there are also some solid foundational business principles which stand us in good stead for sustainable scaling of a business in the future. I endeavour to advocate for these practices – both in my and my clients’ businesses – so we avoid having to reinvent the wheel and change the same systems and processes every six months!
Laying strong foundations, selecting tech and team members with intentionality, and optimising decision-making through accurate metrics all ensure growth is achieved with real peace of mind.
Fun, Play + Positivity
Leading your team with courage, fostering real relationships with collaborators, and serving clients from a deep sense of integrity are essential for staying the course long-term.
Whilst we’ll always have days that make us want to crawl back under the duvet, it’s usually our friends, mentors, coaches, colleagues, team members, clients and partners who pull us out of the slump and remind us how to smile.
With that in mind, I strive to bring positive energy and a sense of fun to everything I do, and invite a sense of openness, exploration and authenticity to the teams I work with.
My zone of genius includes:
Vision Mapping, Brainstorming, Translating Ideas into Actionable Tasks, Aligned Growth Strategy, Automations and Tech Implementation, Project and Team Management, Process and Systems Streamlining, Product and Funnel Optimisation, Content Creation, Recruitment and Team Harmonisation, Launch Management, Event Planning and Copywriting/Branding.
Plus, I make a great latte. With the milk steamer. And everything.
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