My name is Amanda O’Reilly, nice to meet you! Let me tell you a little bit about me, then I look forward to getting to know you. I’m a mother, lifestyle entrepreneur, coach, strategic consultant and homebody with big dreams. I am a storyteller, and a published writer. I believe we all have a story to share and when we find our courage to share, we find connection with others, my story is still being written. I am a recovering perfectionist and helping others realize that we don’t need to fake it until we make it, we just need to BE it until we are. I’ve been to rock bottom but I allowed it to transform me into the woman I am today, one who embraces vulnerability, authenticity, can do hard things and rocks being perfectly imperfect.
I’m probably sipping coffee or bubbly right now dreaming of ways I can help others feel, own, and celebrate their worthy-ness and feel less alone… because sometimes this journey gets lonely so Thank God for good red wine, and Halo Top ice cream ( peanut butter cup anyone?) If I can be that permission granter in your life that reminds you “you really can do this” and that you don’t need anyone else’s permission, then I’ll consider my job done.
11 years ago I started a lifestyle Management/Concierge Company called Balance InStyle. I noticed there was a need in the marketplace for the kind of services that we offer while a friend was losing her battle to cancer. There wasn’t a one-stop shop where you could with one call, you could have all your needs met and your stress sucked away. There was no one to super cape into your life and rescue you from drowning.
I didn’t always have this platform: the clients, the courses, the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. In fact, just a few years ago you could have found me living the life of status quo. While I checked all the boxes by what it meant to be successful by the standards of the recipe I was given, I was secretly dying inside. So I did the work and went within, it was hard AF and little did I know, that all the work would be my one-way ticket to set me up to do the work I love the most, helping others transform. All the years of working with Tony Robbins was an investment in myself and for those that I have the pleasure of serving everyday. Today I run my empire from anywhere that there’s an ocean.
I work with people who
• need help with…direction, transformation, boundaries.
• are yearning to be seen in life.
• struggle with unworthiness and self-love, darkness.
• wish they could just BE.
• are committed to growth.
• can’t figure out how to BE themselves because they’re so used to being everything to everyone that they don’t even know who they are anymore.
It all begins with getting real, raw honest and breaking down the layers of the ego and bringing it back to the simple truth of who you are, what you value and living it. I can tell you from personal experience, I was doing a lot of DOing and not a lot of BEing. DO DO DO for everyone else but didn’t know how to give to myself. I had a very outdated story that in order to be worthy of love I needed to give to everyone else, that everyone else’s needs were more important. That having needs made me needy … ahhhh wrong!! It makes you human.
If you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me.
- I always have a fridge full of bubbly, because I believe there is always something to celebrate.
- I have a 14 year old Toy Poodle named Buddy who is King in my world, I’m basically Cesar Millan’s worst nightmare.
- I’m a huge advocate of 8-9 hours sleep because I believe it gives us the chance to have more dreams to make come true.
- I’m a hopeless romantic, my favourite flowers are stargazers, my weakness is peanut butter & chocolate. Frozen peanut butter cups anyone? YUM!
- My goal is to work full time with views of the ocean. I live in Canada – ha ha … but everyone needs goals right? For now, I’m doing it 3 months of the year until I can get my full-time beach house status.
Still here awesome? Let’s connect!
I honour your courage, your path, and you and am here to support you in taking back your power, and if you’re interested in working with me, I invite you to tell me a little more about you here. If you feel called to, you can Email me, or find me on Instagram which is kinda my thing.
Awards & Honours
I am a recipient of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year (2008) and a Top Forty Under 40 winner (2011). I’ve been recognized by WeddingWire with consecutive Bride’s Choice Awards (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). I’ve been featured in House & Home Magazine, Distinctive Women Magazine, Maclean’s, LCBO Food & Drink, Flare Magazine, Ottawa Magazine, The Ottawa Citizen (multiple times), and The Ottawa Business Journal (multiple times) and I am also a regular contributor on CTV. In the community, I’ve been formally recognized by the City of Ottawa as an Agent of Change for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation through my work with the 100-Man-Run initiative which raised over $125,000 for cancer research. In 2015, I was Knighted as a Dame into the Order of St. George. I’m a regular contributor on Medium, Linked In and posts daily on Instagram should you like to dive a little deeper into my world.