Elaine Blais

Self Leadership with Elaine Blais


Self leadership and leading a kick ass life are the theme’s of today’s podcast with guest Elaine Blais.

Meet Elaine Blais, Life Coach & Author

Elaine Blais

Elaine believes you have the power to change your life. 

After 25 years in corporate, years of co-dependency, people pleasing, and perfectionism Elaine found her way back to herself. It wasn’t easy and a lot of the ‘picture perfect’ life she had fell apart. It was dark, painful, and the most extraordinary gift.

Elaine’s life is unrecognizable today…from graduating college, to traveling abroad, leaving her corporate career to following her passion, and starting a new relationship with a man that is truly a partner in life. You too can change your life. One, small step at a time.

In addition to coaching women, Elaine is the author of 3 Secrets to a Kick Ass Life.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island where she also minored in gender and women’s studies. Elaine completed her life coach training through Martha Beck Institute, is a Certified Meditation Facilitator with Centers for Spiritual Living and a spiritual leader and practitioner, and lives in Rhode Island with her Labradoodle, Gracie.

Connect with Elaine

Elaine’s Coaching Website

Or email her Elaine (at) elaineblais (dot) com

On this episode Stacey and Elaine talk about…

A leader is someone willing to let others shine.  – Elaine Blais

  • What she wanted to be (2:35)
  • How Elaine defines “leader” (4:30)
  • How Elaine got to where she is today & outgrowing a corporate settings & rules (6:20)
  • Going back to school in her 50s (11:50)
  • Self leadership(15:30)
  • Feeling her emotions and seeing her real value (19:30)
  • How Elaine found coaching and formalities she shed to do that (26:20)
  • Expertise and imposter syndrome (28:30)
  • Continuous Evolution and self-care (34:30)
  • Self worth & how much we do (Be willing to suck and fail) (37:18)
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About the Shed The Formality Podcast

A podcast for the corporately trained, analytically minded, high achieving business owner who is great at what they do yet feel uneasy putting themselves out there.

Stacey Shipman and her guests talk about the beliefs and behaviors they needed to drop in order to feel more comfortable speaking, selling, networking and self-promoting.

They also discuss strategies to stay grounded, focused and committed to your vision when the going gets tough.

Tune in every Sunday for new episodes on Stitcher, Spotify, Apple or Google Podcasts.