| ELLE PHILLIPS |
Elle Phillips is a wholeness coach with a particular focus on self love and compassion. She works with young women to help them challenge their mindset, improve their self-belief and connect to their truest essence. Elle loves to bring a holistic approach to her coaching, interspersing all aspects that make a person their unique self. Her clients release their inner fears and live a life of their own design. They are committed to unveiling their highest version of themselves and utilising their strengths and talents to live a life of purpose filled with joy and peace.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO JUST GO FOR IT, AND START LIVING THE LIFE YOU LOVE? WAS THERE A TURNING POINT OR AN ‘A-HA’ MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU REALISED YOU NEEDED TO MAKE THE CHANGE?
There was an accumulation of moments in sequence that caused me to re-evaluate my whole life. I lost what I thought was my dream job, my sister died unexpectedly and then my partner at the time walked out on me. This all occurred over the course of a couple of months. I was left absolutely shattered with what felt like nothing. From this feeling of emptiness I thought that there had to be more to life than pain and suffering. It is from this thought that I rebuilt my entire life. I chose and created everything that I now have and I found my true inner essence. I truly believe there is never a breakdown in life only a breakthrough. These events have helped me to open my heart to life and live from my truth.
HOW IS YOUR LIFE DIFFERENT NOW AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
I am fully committed everyday to being the best version of myself that I can possibly be. Does that mean I never get it wrong? Absolutely not. It means that each day I turn up for myself. I show myself kindness, respect and love. My inner voice is so much more compassionate.
WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST FEAR OR BLOCK (EMOTIONAL, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL) THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO GET WHERE YOU ARE, AND HOW DID YOU BREAK THROUGH IT?
My mindset 100%. I had this constant nagging thought that I wasn’t good enough. Not just in my pursuit of my vision but across the board in life. What really helped me was taking time out with and for myself – I make sure that I sit in meditation and really connect with myself. As I am on the run quite a lot in setting and achieving so many goals I see the value of slowing down and breathing. Recharging with my soul is the most important practice i participate in.
HOW DID OPENING UP AND ‘BEING AUTHENTICALLY YOU’ AFFECT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU OR YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM?
I was able to connect with those close to me from a place of unconditional love and acceptance. I found myself to be more patient, calm and loving. Some people found this quite overwhelming while others embraced it and really opened up to me. I find my relationships now are very genuine, authentic and deep based upon a mutual respect and a whole lot of love.
DID YOU FACE ANY JUDGEMENTS OR CRITICISMS, WHETHER FROM YOURSELF OR OTHERS?
From myself yes- I found my inner nag telling me that I’m different and I “should” be “normal”. I found some people in my life to be negative and were offering their opinion about what I should do and the path I should take. At times I found myself taking things very personally and feeling like I was failing. This is where my rituals and practices came in handy. After journalling, meditating and caring for myself I hold my vision in the forefront of my mind. While people pass judgment I believe it is up to us whether we take it on board or not. At the end of the day we know our own truth as it lays inside each of our hearts waiting to be heard :)
WHAT IS YOUR TRUE ESSENCE? THE NATURAL PART OF YOUR BEING THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL.
I want everyone to feel loved! I see that the world needs big group hug :) we have become so disconnected and closed off. I feel that with my open, positive and loving energy I’m shifting those around me. I want everyone to feel connected and have a deep sense of belonging. There is nothing worse than feeling alone and full of self hatred.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF?
My ambition, my commitment to personal growth and development, my caring nature and my love of love.
WHERE DO YOU FIND BEAUTY AND INSPIRATION?
◇ My amazing mentor – Debbie Spellman
◇ Deep, meaningful conversations with my loved ones
◇ A walk in nature or a day by the beach
AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO DO?
I loved to care and loved my ‘Baby Born dolls’ :)
WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP AND WHY?
Leaning about how people came to be the person standing in front of me- nothing brings me more joy than a deep, honest and raw conversation with people- from one loving heart to another.
WHEN LIFE GETS BUSY, OVERWHELMING AND THE NEGATIVITY STARTS TO CREEP IN, HOW DO YOU UNWIND AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO ‘JUST BE’?
I have created a special space in a room in my house just to be. I have meditation music playing, candles lit, incense burning and crystals surrounding me. This helps me to find clarity within myself, a sense of calm within my mind and rejuvenates my soul.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE YOU?
Pretty fricking awesome ;)