Today’s guest on the show is someone who I have recently connected with and started learning as much as I possibly can from: Louise O’Reilly. With her unique self-expression, heart-centered rebelliousness, and clarity of her thought-provoking vision of what the world could be enjoying, it’s no wonder that Louise is a coach, consultant, blogger, speaker, and an online course creator.
Louise is a Warrwa-Noongar woman who focuses on cultural inclusion, diversity and anti-racism work for people who support equality of Aboriginal people and culture and who want to learn and take action but aren’t sure what to do to be an active ally. Offering online courses, live trainings, coaching, consultancy and speaking services in this field, Louise’s dream is to stimulate co-creation of a more inclusive world, where everyone feels free to be their authentic self while knowing they are valued and belong.
Her drive is her two children; her cheer-squad is her husband; and her inspiration is the calling from deep within her soul. Louise’s teaching and coaching style is inclusive, compassionate and supportive. LouiseOReilly.com.au is where she blogs about Aboriginal human rights, inclusion and diversity creation, her culture, and life from the perspective of a fair-skinned Aboriginal woman.
Outside of business Louise was freelance writing for Amnesty International, a Miss NAIDOC Perth finalist, a radio host and is part of an Australian first, Aboriginal-led visionary 10-year project designed to create social change and reconciliation in Boorloo (Perth).
Louise is generously offering you, as a listener of the show, 20% off any of her courses or programs by entering the coupon code ‘theemilyosmondshow’ at https://louise-oreilly.thinkific.com.
I am at the very beginning of my learning about how I can make my business more inclusive, and how I can best voice the values I believe in and that I wish to show support of. I’m also at the very beginning of actually learning about Aboringinal culture and heritage. As you will hear in this episode, Louise was very patient and generous with me as I came to the conversation with very little knowledge to bring to the table.
I am really grateful to Louise for sharing her time, her experiences and her knowledge and expertise with us. As you listen, please take a screenshot of the episode, share it to your Instagram Stories and tag Louise at @louise.oreilly.shieldandconch and myself at @emilyosmond so we know that you listened.
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Emily Osmond is an international business coach and speaker, based in Melbourne, Australia.