Edie Galley, the Transformer

Edie Galley, Transformer

Edie Galley is a highly acclaimed transformer of people’s lives and careers.

HER PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
Before she started transforming other lives, she reshaped her own–dramatically. In her words, she went from “overweight, unhappy, and sick” to “healthy, vibrant, and happy.” The before-and-after photos on her site substantiate her weight loss of more than 50 pounds. Her sedentary habit disappeared, and now she runs the beaches near her Longwood, Florida office. Remarkably, she has become “Galloping Galley,” a name I tagged her with admiringly.

Family life ranks high with her. In a phone conversation, Edie refers proudly to her daughter in college and her son still at home. “I know these years with them being dependent on me alone will fly by. Believe me, I will make the most of every minute.”

Additionally, she is a frequently honored member of professional and community organizations.

HER PROFESSIONAL TRANSFORMATION
That was the personal revolution. Professionally, she couldn’t remain content with standard success–which so many thousands of others in the work force would. As a book from a few years ago stated, she vowed to move “from good to great.” After a stint with GTE and then establishing a company she sold after eight years, she launched a new venture.

TRANSFORMING OTHERS
Edie Galley committed herself to helping others experience life enhancement.

“I specialize,” she explains, “in courage for increased business and professional success.” Again: “I empower others to live their bigger life.”

As a Speech Coach, I love to watch her vibrant videos and listen to her radio program, “Courageous Voices.” While listening, I’m not surprised that she has attracted listeners from the U.S. and 43 other countries.

As a Communication Consultant, I applaud her consultations for top-tier companies, including Verizon and Accenture.

THE FORMULA
Her transformation formula for clients:

–Make the decision that you can change
–Summon the courage to change
–Get support from qualified coaches and mentors

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Online, Edie gives us access to radio interviews, some with her as host and others where she is the featured guest. Her blog posts are brief, clearly written, and packed with practical advice. Whether she is speaking or writing, she exudes the “power, passion, and purpose” she fosters in her clients.

Her Web site: http://ediegalley.com

Her “About Me” page: http://ediegalley.com/meet-edie-galley

You’ll find her contact information. Will you become the next beneficiary of Edie, the Transformer?

RESPOND WITH YOUR COMMENTS
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GET DAILY COMMUNICATION TIPS AND STRATEGIES FROM MY FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE
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You’ll find beneficial guidelines for business communication and for speaking with “poise, power, and persuasion.” Click “Like” to stay connected for updates.

Your Talents Are Transferable

With Scott After a Lesson

Years ago I lived in Columbia, SC while I was on the administrative staff of Columbia College. During those years, I spent many hours practicing golf at the Weed Hill Driving Range, and taking lessons from pro Jimmy Koosa.

Now I return to Columbia every few months to visit my daughter and her family. This year Jimmy Koosa was too busy coaching Little League, so he introduced me to his Assistant Pro, Scott Parker. After Scott and I met for an initial lesson, his story amazed me.

Why? Because he only started playing golf five years ago–and he has been a teaching professional the last three years. How could he excel in this tough sport so quickly?

Scott explained: “I was a music major at the University of South Carolina. So when I started playing golf, what I had learned about rhythm, tempo, and timing helped me develop a smooth golf swing–not built on mechanics, but on feel.”

When Scott demonstrates how to hit a shot, I feel like I am watching a symphony performance. Every motion flows. Every motion moves to the next one with a seamless transition.

Our first time on the lesson tee, he advised: “When you swing, think of one of your favorite songs. Imagine that you are swinging to that tune. You’ll be really happy with the distance and accuracy you get.”

He was right. That swing thought helped me improve, and enjoy the game more.

A LIFE LESSON
There’s a valuable life lesson here. You might think your college major or even your first two or three jobs were irrelevant for later life. However, the talents you develop in one situation can become quickly transferable to another, as Scott’s case illustrates. If you were president of your sorority or fraternity, those leadership skills will help you manage departments, divisions, and even an entire company. To share my own background, I edited our college yearbook. So developing my Web site, blog, and Social Media sites came quite naturally. Decades ago, I learned how to do layout for pages that would attract and hold attention.

THE CHALLENGE
Analyze your current professional responsibilities. List the proficiencies required for top-level performance. Then assess how you can succeed now by using what you learned much earlier in different settings. Just as Scott Parker applied his music major to golf, you can apply talents that, while you were learning them, seemed useless outside a limited scope. Most of your previous experiences taught you something you can use today.

CONTACT SCOTT PARKER
When you’re going to be in the Columbia, SC area and want help with your golf game, call Scott for a lesson: 803-920-3112, or e-mail him:
mailto:SparkerGolf@gmail.com

RESPOND WITH YOUR COMMENTS
Scott and I will welcome your response. Go to the end of the blog entry in the section below and click NO COMMENTS if none have been made, or if comments have been made click 1 comment, 2 comments, or whatever the comments button says. The comments section will appear.

GET VALUABLE COMMUNICATION TIPS AND STRATEGIES FROM MY FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE
Here’s the link to my Facebook business page:
http://bit.ly/iRv6EA

You’ll find beneficial guidelines for business communication and for speaking with “poise, power, and persuasion.” Click “Like” to stay connected for updates.