Join Abbie for this weeks interview with the incredible Renee Kiley a successful entrepreneur and now professional triathlete.
This episode has the inspiration and top tips we all need at the moment including:
- How Renee started her business at 24 and achieved great success along with her business partner.
- How Renee navigated the business through the GFC
- How Renee went from 104KG, a smoker and unhealthy lifestyle to professional triathlete in her 30’s.
- How to execute on your goals and play a high performance game
- How to be extraordinary
- Lessons from business and sport
- How Renee is navigating COVID-19
Renee was a typical Aussie sporty kid who grew up in a small town in NSW. She played basketball at state and national level up until the age of 17 when she left home in 2000 and moved to the city to attend university. She promptly stopped all forms of sport and exercise in favour of study, work and the party lifestyle.
In 2006 she and her business partner started their first business and it absolutely consumed her for the next phase of her life. Somewhere between 2000 when she left home and 2013 she managed to gain a significant amount of weight, reaching 104kg at her heaviest. She had become a pack-a-day smoker and did not exercise over that thirteen year period. Despite being very successful in her corporate life, Renee was extremely overweight, unhealthy and unhappy.
By chance, Renee watched a triathlon race for the first time and it sparked what would become an incredible transformation. In January of 2014 she rode a bike for the first time since primary school and swam laps of a pool for the first time since high school. She ran more kilometres in 2014 than she had run in the prior 14 years of her life. Throughout the course of 2014 she lost 43kg – almost half of her body weight.
Renee is now a full time Professional Triathlete. Not only did she transform her health and physical appearance but she also completely changed the course of her life and career.
Renee is extremely passionate about reaching as many people as possible with her honest and “no nonsense” tips, advice and guidance on being happier, healthier and all round “better” versions of ourselves.