Fabulous People: Adelle Kelleher

Adelle Kelleher is a certified dating and relationship coach and the founder of Coaching Hearts Consulting, helping clients with custom strategies tailored specifically for their unique dating and relationship situation and needs. Learn about Adelle Kelleher…

Follow at: @adelle_coachinghearts

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

First job: Public relations for NBC Television

Favorite ways to spend your free time in CA: Extended getaway to Palm Springs to relax by the pool or wine tasting in Paso Robles.

Your biggest accomplishment and why: I have been blessed with so many amazing clients that have become beautiful success stories. One of my favorites is one of my former clients who was convinced she wouldn’t find the right guy after a slew of unhealthy relationships. However, after working together she finally found her happy ending with a wonderful partner and just welcomed a baby girl.

The biggest obstacle you overcame: Finding my confidence as a mother did not come naturally to me. When I became a mom I felt like I lost myself, my direction and my own passions. I have worked hard to overcome the negative voices in my head and replace them as a confident mother. My passions for my family and my coaching now fuel each other as a motivation for helping others find their passions, confidence and love.

Someone who inspires you and why: My parents are the most incredible people in the universe. They immigrated to this country with nothing but determination in their heart for a better life for their family. They created a marriage filled with unconditional love, a family with pride and a life that rivals the greatest of love stories. Escaping oppression, their optimism motivates others with a smile on their face and words of wisdom that always inspire. They are the life of a party, most well-read, kind and loving people. I have no idea what I did to get so lucky to have them as my parents, but I am grateful for it every day.

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: It’s important to be able to really listen to people. That means you need to understand what people are trying to convey but also to understand what they are not saying. Most people think they can articulate what they are looking for in a partner; however, your feelings, emotions and unspoken connections can be much harder to put into words; and that is where the magic truly happens.

Favorite quotes: “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” –The Wizard of Oz
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly” –Proverb

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I was a professional dancer for over a decade. I don’t perform any more on a big stage but there are daily dance parties in my house now.

What makes someone fabulous: Owning who you are is what makes you fabulous. Be confident, unapologetic and find the people that will celebrate you the way you deserve!

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