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Corinne McElroy Spotlight Chick

Corinne McElroy Spotlight Chick

What inspired you to do what you do professionally?

From an early age I noticed the way people mentored, and lead, made a huge difference to everything around them and the ripple effect it had. In high school I started studying psychology and wanted to work with children that were sexually abused. After two years of college and not dealing with my own sexual abuse experience, I dropped out of college and gave up on the dream. In 2000 I attended a very intense Leadership training and it rocked my world. My biggest take away from the training was that I was finally ready to claime that my purpose and calling was to work in this industry, and I knew I could make a difference. I worked for that leadership company for 10 years gaining experience and knowledge to become a certified Leadership Coach helping leaders to be the type of people others would want to follow in a positive way. I am now in my 8th year of business as the owner of Edge Of Change and still feel inspired every day by this work.

Tell us a story of how you made a difference in someone’s life.

The easiest way I can tell you a story is to share an email this last Feb I received from a past client. Emails like this are what keep me going when times feel tough:

I want to share with you something I came across the other day that has proven the power of positive thought. It was an activity you had me do last year writing down a wish at a time I felt inspired. It is dated Jan 30th, 2014 listing some of the following:
A boyfriend that is my best friend
To golf more this season
To find the energy and drive to get fit
A beautiful haircut and style
Neighbors furnace fixed to sleep peacefully

A little over a year later all of this has come true... All of it! I think back remembering my thought of how big a wish this was...but with being in every moment, listening intently, focusing on my values and knowing I am enough carried me through to now. Now when I don't take anything for granted, blessed at what I have and where I am. Blessed that I found you to guide me and inspire me. I always go through my notes and bring myself back to the moments of change we shared and your honesty that pushed me out of my box...at the time I needed it!! You changed my life and I also cherish you.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones!
Your friend,
Shannon

What have you gained personally from being a member of Chicks Connect?

A deeper understanding on just how important it is to be surrounded with loving women that will support each other in ALL areas of life.

What have you gained professionally from being a member of Chicks Connect?

I started my business a little over 8 years ago over the first 5-6 years most of my clients were men. After joining Chicks Connect my desire changed and I wanted to make a higher difference with Women. Today my clientele in about 75% women and I am loving supporting and empowering women in leadership.

Any words of wisdom for other Chicks?

That it really is OK to dream big. If you are not happy learn more about who you are at the CORE and align yourself, and your life to that!
How can people reach you if they want to know more about what you are up to in the world?

I love it when someone just picks up the phone and calls me 541-870-2684. You can also reach out by email Corinne@edgeofchange.com and if you would like to check me out go to my website at www.edgeofchange.com

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