CLAN: noun (n)
A close-knit group united through strong common interest, kinship and descent

About CLAN

Do you dream about having space for you? If you find yourself routinely caught up with moving other people’s goals forward, while yours get a bit lost along the way, you are going to love CLAN.

CLAN is a positive place for women to think, to plan, and to progress their personal, career and business ambitions. The concept is relatively simple and hugely effective. CLAN is where ‘self-care’ is not the same as ‘selfish’. CLAN exists to help women connect and build trust.

First: We meet you and learn about your needs Second: We connect you to a CLAN of like-minded women committed to learning and exploring Third: We lead an exploration through a range of topics we know are of interest and encourage growth (different programmes have different content, but all are based on a positive psychology models). Then we invite you to explore possibilities and strategies that will move you forward all with the critical support of your CLAN Fourth: We invite you to explore possibilities and strategies that will move you forward all with the critical support of your CLAN Throughout the group programme we will meet with you one-on-one to confirm progress and finalise next moves.

Elaine Reilly - CLAN Founder and CLAN Coach

With a blackbelt in karate, a psychology degree and a range of killer “mum jokes” she uses in her stand-up comedy hobby, you could be forgiven for anticipating that meeting Elaine Reilly could be somewhat intimidating. When you add in a Scottish accent that can sound like machine gun-fire when she gets passionate about a subject (which she does - often), you might be running for the hills.

In reality, she is 5 foot nothing, bundle of positive energy, whose experiences range from setting up a ground-breaking award-winning business in the UK; forming an Economic Development agency in Transylvania; running an innovative and successful ‘Women into Business’ network in Scotland and creating CLAN right here in Aotearoa in 2017.

Elaine leads the CLAN programmes herself because she cannot imagine doing anything that is better suited to her own skills, personal joy and values. She is the poster child for CLAN - real, sometimes capable, occasionally on time and always striving to bring value to the world through exploring “the soft stuff with the hard results.”