In My Shoes With Ellie Collister
Empowering women to find balance, confidence and fulfilment lies at the heart of self-development and marketing coach Ellie Collister’s business. Drawing on her own experiences as a first-time mum and on her learnings from a decade working in PR, Ellie decided to take the plunge and forge a new career. Now, through tailored coaching packages and wellbeing workshops, she supports women juggling work, life and parenting, helping them enjoy a holistic, healthy and happy approach to 21st century living.
Most importantly, I’m a mother to my 3-year-old boy Mylo. Secondly, I’m a self-development coach for mums.
My professional background is in Marketing & PR. When I became a mother, I experienced changes - mentally and physically - which led me to explore a different career path. I completed an online course in Integrative Holistic Health & Wellbeing and have since gone on to develop coaching programmes to help mums thrive.
Using a blend of my studies, professional skills, training and lived experience, I guide women through practices that support personal growth. I spent 3 years living in India, so my teachings have a mix of eastern and western philosophy.
It’s truly an exploration of what it means to be a mother in the 21st century. The way we view and respect mothers is shifting; as women gain more equality and independence, the role of being a mother has changed. We have a purpose and passions, and we’re acknowledging the distinction within ourselves, between being a woman and a mother.
A lot of women fear the changes they go through when they transition into motherhood, like the identity shifts, the physical changes and how they’ll cope with that. I believe it's about empowering a woman with the knowledge and guidance to navigate that time in her life and beyond.
My business is a community of women who have made a conscious decision: to learn more about ourselves, to take action, to raise our confidence and to connect with others. We’re motivated to achieve.
You can’t do it all yourself but that doesn't mean I can’t parent and run a business! I started to activate my feminine energy and the art of receiving, which was honestly a game-changer. I needed support systems in place, to know my own limits, protect my energy and accept help.
For me style is a form of self-expression, it's rooted in the way I feel about myself and who I am. If I feel good in my outfit, I’ll have a good day. I worked in luxury fashion for 10 years, so I’m enthralled by good design and style.
As I’ve evolved through the seasons of my life, my style has adapted with it. I’ve gone through ALL the trends: androgynous, glamorous, boho, grunge. These days you’ll mostly find me in jeans, a tank top and kicks but I love to glam it up, put something sassy on and feel sexy.
It opens your mind and humbles you as a person. You experience other cultures and traditions and different ways of life. Travelling gives me perspective, stimulation and curiosity in life. My travel bucket list is endless!
There is a narrative that we’re either girly or tomboy, but truly I’m both. White clothes aren’t possible with a toddler! Heels are for the weekends; for every day, it’s chunky boots or trainers for me.
“For me style is a form of self-expression, it's rooted in the way I feel about myself and who I am. If I feel good in my outfit, I’ll have a good day.”