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Looking back, I've always had a desire to challenge situations and not just fit in if it didn't feel comfortable. That means I prioritise trying things out first so that I know if what I'm doing is right for me. That might be a job, an exercise routine or a relationship to name a few! There is no one set way to happiness and yet we often get told there is. That's why I've taken my joy from playing with possibilities and combined it with my transformational coaching qualification to create a safe space for you where you can exercise the right to explore what works best for you.
Since I moved to London in 2012, I've worked with motivational speakers at JLA, consulted businesses on strategy for CRC, coached students on life after school at Unifrog and created bespoke games nights to bring people closer together for Big Potato. It's been a lot of fun and I realised through these roles that bringing the best out in people really drives me.
Jump to 2021 and I’m a certified online life coach with Animas, working towards my ICF accreditation. You might be thinking, “what’s an online life coach do exactly?” Well, for me that means helping people who have always felt different, like an outsider or a misfit, to create a game plan that gives them the voice, focus and structure they want to give them joy in life.
Working with Big Potato Games whilst training to be a transformational life coach became a very organic realisation that the subtleties of play: challenge, escape, inspiration are all techniques that can be used to support my clients to achieve the clarity they want for themselves.
I’ve been lucky enough to have some incredible experiences over the past years (both good and bad), and learned the value of fun, freedom, passion, and challenge. By mixing these values with play and coaching, I work with you to explore what really excites you, rediscover your motivation, and map out your best way forward.
Read more about my values and me below or see me in action talking about Game Plan at UKGE.
The Rules I Play By
Freedom - Give yourself permission to say yes and see what happens.
Individuality - Dance, camping, games, how do you express yourself?
Play - Play opportunities are everywhere! Test the boundaries, be silly and above all, express yourself!
Challenge - Starting a business, bouldering, travelling? Keep growing and challenge yourself in new and exciting ways.
Passion - Equality, play and adventure, what can't you stop talking about?
Appreciation - A good cup of tea, naps or talking to friends. Value what you have, what you do, and who you are. In essence, be kind to yourself.
Joanna @ Nike
"Nicola was so kind and it was very easy to feel comfortable and safe to speak
about personal struggles. She was not judgemental but not afraid to challenge
me on my thoughts. I feel inspired."