Get to know Marie-Louise
What we have in common
Hi, I’m Marie-Louise, founder of Life Stylin’.
I’m 46 years old, and I’ve lived a lot of life, made a lot of mistakes, and learned from them. My mum died when I was 30, I’ve been married and divorced, diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and I’m infertile. It’s a lot when I list it like that, but I’ve always looked for sunshine and positives, and tried to learn something from every situation I’ve been in, and every experience I’ve had and I’ve taken chances when I could- some which other people questionned and envied.in equal measure.
How I’ve learned from the past
How I'm good at what I do
They say that the world is made up of book learners and life learners. I’m the latter.
I’ve learned on the go. The way I learn is on the job, in situ. I’m not a sit down and study kind of chick; I’d rather be shown something and then start doing it straight away. Learn a lesson and action it.
That’s how it’s been in my work life. I didn’t go to uni, as study was never really my thing. Instead, I’ve worked. I’ve gone to a new workplace, and learned how to do the job and started doing it. I never did like long engagements, in that regard. Let’s get stuck in and going! Life is short, and I’d rather not spend years learning something and then have to remember it later on when I need it, under pressure.
The more I practice something, the better I get. Are you like that?
My experience with people comes from the many jobs I’ve done and workplaces I’ve been at. I can stay in the one job for a long time, but I’ve sought adventure too. I’ve attacked life and put myself into roles and industries from which I could gain as much as possible. There’ve been some fascinating experiences, encounters with interesting and influential people, from whom I learned a lot. I had my share of trying times, and learned my worth. I’ve overstayed some jobs, and made tough decisions about others.
In my business, I’ve realised the importance of networking, and putting myself out into situations which will help me to expand and grow. I’ve learned to utilise skills I’ve learned through workplaces, and put them to use for my own business, and for my clients.
No matter where I am, whether I’m working or not, I always like to enjoy myself. Why spend my time in the doldrums when I can be laughing and having fun? I bring that to Life Stylin’ as much as possible, because this is my world and we’re trying to improve our lives and we can do it with fun and flexibility.
All of this is why I won’t bore you with course after course after boring course. I share my knowledge regularly and through visual, and actionable means, with examples. That way, you’re able to practice it and understand it before you need it.
Why I'm different and right for you
My life hasn’t been conventional; I’ve resisted the norm and gone against the grain. I’ve learned on the go. I’ve never thought of myself as book smart or street smart. I’m something else. The way I learn is on the go, on the job, in situ. I’m not a sit down and study kind of chick, and I won’t bore you with course after course after boring course.
I’ve listened to the women I’ve met over the years and they want bigger circles, more friends, opportunities to advance themselves. Often, we don’t feel seen or heard, in the other areas of our lives, and forced to toe the line to fit in, and, be boring, in some ways. But this is my world and we’re trying to improve our lives but let’s do it with fun and flexibility.
Style your life and:-
- get yourself out of the job you hate
- do the things you want to do, rather than spending time alone
- get what you want from life
Learn how to:-
- make friends
- create that family you want
- plan and achieve goals.
You can also find me....
I’ve contributed to Intimacy TV magazine, on topics such as bullying, what it’s like to be childless, a moving observation of parenting, long distance dating, whether Valentine’s Day should be celebrated and how to survive it as a Single, my thoughts on New Years resolutions, celebrating your successes in life, starting over from a breakup, job, etc by reclaiming your power.
I was also asked for some tips and some ideas on what it takes for men to date successfully.
My happy clients had this to say:-
Thank you! Your energy is so bubbly, and defined strength in boundaries- hope to get there myself.