Women in Business Feature: Kylea Lane
Coffs Coast Focus Magazine caught up with The Shoreline General Manager, Kylea Lane.
August 2023 – Focus Coffs Coast Women in Business Feature
Can you tell us a little bit about The Shoreline?
The Shoreline is conveniently located in the heart of Coffs harbour near beaches, clubs, shops, cafes and restaurants. It offers luxury independent living apartments and villas. Our accommodation is architecturally designed with spacious open plan living for the over 65.
As the General Manager at The Shoreline, my aim is to shape the future of senior living by creating a caring and compassionate environment, where aged care and independent living come together as one.
Our modern spacious rooms in the aged care offer state of the art equipment in a comfortable secure environment to call home. Residents may wish to take a leisurely walk in the gardens, enjoy a meal with family and friends by the pool or in the café, work out in the gym, watch a movie in the cinema or chill out in the library. Whatever the choice may be, our professional and friendly staff are here to create enjoyable experiences and deliver a high-quality standard of care.
I am very grateful to be a part of The Shoreline community and its vision of ageing excellence.
What’s your favourite part of the work you do?
Engaging with both residents and staff, getting to know them, and creating memorable life experiences. Working towards a community that meets the individual needs of our residents, enabling them to live their best life. I want to be a part of creating a new way we view and deliver aged care.
Who is your greatest influence in business?
My mother (Kate Lane) would probably be my greatest influence in life and business. Although as a teenager I may not have thought this but fortunately maturity gives us more clarity to appreciate those around us. She has had a successful career and business and has taught me the importance of integrity, consequences of choices, determination and believing in yourself. My mum was born with one hand and her determination showed me that being different does not change your ability to succeed. Everyone is on their own journey, and there is more than one way to achieve the things you want in life.
Have you always lived on the Coffs Coast?
I came to Coffs Harbour at the age of 13 and went to Woolgoolga High School. I made some wonderful friends who join me for a cuppa and a chat at the many cafes and restaurants in the area.
I enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that Coffs Harbour provides and wanted to bring my kids up where they would be surrounded by friends and family away from the city life and where they can experience the things that tend to keep us grounded, such as, going for treks through the beautiful rainforest, mounting bike riding and swimming at the beaches.
What piece of advice would you give women making their way in the business world?
Be true to yourself, kindness is not a weakness in management it is an asset. Take the time to listen to others and when needed be firm but fair and always consistent in your approach.
Where can people find out more about The Shoreline?
A display Suite at Park Beach Plaza shopping centre
Or you can contact the friendly Concierge on (02) 5656 0200.