“I want to remind you that you are everything you need to make it happen. If you are being called to it, then it is exactly what is right for you. It is not a coincidence, it is your intuition – showing you what is possible for you if you choose to go for it.”
Current City/State where you live: Melbourne, Australia
Hometown: Sunshine Coast
Hi Taylor! Welcome to The Boss Diary! So glad you’re here. Tell me all about how you became a Mindset + Biz Coach.
Hi gorgeous gal, thank you so much for having me! I’m seriously so grateful for this opportunity to be featured in The Boss Diary! Oh girl, honestly my journey here has been incredible! I have always been so drawn to empowering women to become their best selves and to live lives they love. After completing a Business Degree at Uni, I found myself so drawn to the Health and Fitness side of things, and so I built two different Fitness Businesses, one called The Fierce Project, which was all about helping women find their Fierce through 8-week fitness challenges, and one that was an Online Fitness Coaching business – Taylor Rae Fitness, where I helped babes the world over to get confident in the gym.
I loved it, but after a while, I felt so drawn to something more. I knew I was here to help women, but as I grew and evolved, I realised my purpose wasn’t to only help them physically – it was to help them as a whole; in mind, body and spirit. The Universe gave me the nudge I needed. After two years of running my own businesses, operating far too much out of the masculine energy of ‘hustle’ and ‘grind’ – I hit burnout and had a complete breakdown. It took time, patience, a whole lot of learning, and so much self-love – but I came back stronger than ever, knowing truly what my purpose was; to help women realise that they can have whatever they want in life, and to use the lessons I’ve learnt over time, to help them step into their power, uplevel their lives and manifest the success and abundance they are ready for.
I think it’s incredibly awesome that you have your own Podcast. Tell me all about your podcast.
Oh thank you beautiful! Honestly, the Podcast is truly an extension of me. I felt so compelled to start it, and since doing so, I know it was exactly the right thing for me. I love doing it more than anything. When I put those headphones on and get in front of the mic – something changes. And it is honestly like a huge download just flows out of me, in a way like I am telling my best friend exactly what they need to hear. I can’t explain it. I just get so pulled to share a certain message, and so I simply switch it on and start talking. And every time, I just love it. I talk about all things mindset, manifestation, success, entrepreneurship, self-love and so much more. I like to think of it as your weekly go-to for building a life you love.
Who are some of your favorite business women or entrepreneurs that you look up to and have inspired your work?
Oh goodness, I have so many. There are so many babes out there that I absolutely love, and literally see as my biz babe besties – even if we’ve never met! Reese from Yes Supply is phenomenal – I love her and am going to be doing her NLP, EFT + Life and Success Coaching Program in Canada early next year! I also love Angie Lee, Gala Darling, Kathrin Zenkina from Manifestation Babe, Marie Forleo, Lori Harder, Jenna Kutcher, Melissa Ambrosini, Gabby Bernstein, Gretta Rose van Riel, Natalie Ellis, Sahara Rose, Kimberley Wenya, Erin May Henry…I could go on forever.
I absolutely love your Instagram highlights, especially ‘manifest.’ I am all about the power of the Universe and the Law of Attraction. Can you talk more about that and what exactly 555 means?
Oh thank you babe! Ahhhh me too! I could talk about this forever, but it’s amazing to me that you actually brought up 555! The reason I am so astounded, is because it was SO on my radar a few weeks back – like literally 5-6 times a day for two weeks. I couldn’t shake it! 555 is the Angel Number that change is coming and to trust that you will make the right decision. I saw it so much, and knew a huge change was coming for me. Literally within the same week, my partner and I made the decision to move to Melbourne, and are now taking all the steps we need to, to move our lives down there! It was such a sign!!
Tell me one thing that most people may not know about you.
I actually skipped a grade at school, which meant I graduated high school and started Uni at 16. It was definitely an experience being the youngest person in your class – especially when everyone asks if you’re going to hit the bar after your lecture, and you have to tell you legally aren’t able to!
Are there any projects you are working on, and/or upcoming events that we should know about?
YES! I have just opened enrolment for my 8 Week Croup Coaching Program: Level Up Lady! I am literally so excited, and it all kicks off on July 16! I have some incredible babes enrolled who are so keen to get started, and I am so excited to work with them over 8 weeks to help them take their passion, and turn it into their own online dream business. It’s all about helping babes to realise that they have a light to shine on the world, and showing them exactly how to use it to make an impact, build their dream biz, and manifest the success and abundance they are so ready for. You can find more info at: www.strongbabe.co/leveluplady
Name one thing that your hometown city is known for that some people may not know.
The Sunshine Coast is a gorgeous beach town, that literally is like a quieter version of the Gold Coast. It is known for its beaches, and for just being somewhere to get away to and relax. There are some incredible corners of it that are literally like out-of-this-world retreats. If you want to detox, and get back to your soul, head that way and get your toes in the sand – you’ll love it and will come away feeling so grounded.
Where would you like to be in exactly 1 year from now?
I am so excited about all I know is coming in the next year. I know we will be based in Melbourne, but will be travelling the world for different events, experiences and literally to enjoy the beauty this world has to offer. I look forward to watching the Podcast grow, seeing the Strong Babe Community reach hundreds of thousands of babes, and moving into even bigger spaces in terms of retreats, events, programs and ways to help babes step into their power. I honestly look forward to all the little moments in between too – and to being able to connect with amazing and inspiring babes along the way. By then, I will have completed my Life + Success Coaching Course with Yes Supply, which I know will mean so much more room to serve, and I am so excited about the fact that I will have learnt, grown and evolved so much more by then. I look forward to having read at least 12 more books by then (I aim for 1 a month minimum) so I will know a lot more by then too, which is honestly so exciting.
Before you go, what is one piece of advice you would give to women out there who are looking to start their own business?
For anyone looking to start their own business, I want to remind you that you are everything you need to make it happen. If you are being called to it, then it is exactly what is right for you. It is not a coincidence, it is your intuition – showing you what is possible for you if you choose to go for it. Not everyone gets that message, so if you do – it is literally a picture of your purpose. If you can dream it, you can do it – so feel the fear, and do it anyway babe. Express gratitude every day, and know that every part of your journey is perfect, as it is always shaping you in the direction you are meant to go.
Now let’s get a little more personal! Tell me your favorite:
- Summer activity: Sunrise walks on the beach
- Restaurant in your neighborhood: Cardamom Pod (Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw Foods)
- Podcast: Ooooh a tie between The Angie Lee Show + Manifestation Babe
- Lipstick: Anything dark and sultry. I love a deep red, with a hint into purple
- Color: Pink (but like a pastel, mushroom pink – not hot pink, no thanks)
- Bravo t.v. housewife (wait…do you watch the housewives?): Haha sorry, I have no idea what that is!
- Disney movie: Too many to choose! Probably The Little Mermaid – I was OBSESSED as a kid!
And let’s get a little more personal, shall we:
- If you won $20 million dollars in the lottery, what would you do with that money? I would pay off my mum’s house and tell her she never had to work again, donate to several of my favourite charities, use it to do even more in the biz, and then do what Robert Kiyosaki (Rich dad Poor Dad) teaches – start investing in assets and make that money work for me!
- How would you describe your best friend in 3 words? Effervescent, Driven, Incredible
- What is the last good book that you’ve read? The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck!
- What’s your favorite song on your current dance playlist? Avicii – Wake me up
- Number one travel destination in the world? That I’ve been? Fiji. That I want to go to? Japan.
- Who is your current celebrity crush? Hahahaha The Rock (my partner is half Samoan – so I guess it’s a given!)
- 3 things on your bucket list? Help 1 million women change their lives, hike the Inca Trail, help build schools in Africa