coaching | mentoring | retreats in nature
Sometimes we need to slow down to move forward
This adventure called life feels like a rollercoaster of a journey at times, doesn't it?
I believe that when we feel lost, numb, searching or in crisis, our soul calling for us to embark on a journey within, to follow that inner swirl and explore which areas of life are misaligned.
I'm a systemic coach and l'll support you on your transformational journey to
- identify & understand the root cause of what is blocking you
- find clarity & release what is not yours to hold
- heal your heart
- reconnect with your soul
- discover what truly deeply matters to you
- and to create the life aligned to your soul's calling
Through soulful coaching, mentoring and retreats in nature I create space for you in your busy life to slow down and breathe again.
Do you feel like someone else is controlling your life with a remote? All you are doing is reacting to life and not following your own path but somebody else's? Jumping through somebody else's hoops?
Feeling lost or stuck?
Are you feeling lost, numb, sad, frustrated and don't know where you are headed? Do you not even know where to start to make a change and have no energy? Full of fear of what change could mean?
Chasing your dream
Do you have a dream you are chasing and struggling to turn it into reality? Do you need support and accountability to take action to make it real and truly aligned to your soul's calling?
Are you feeling exhausted, physically, mentally and emotionally burned out, overwhelmed by the demands of life and those around you and have no idea how to move forward?
Do you feel you would like to do more meaningful & fulfilling work that makes you feel alive? But don't even know how or what that could look like? Are afraid of others opinions and of letting go of all securities?
Has a significant personal, family or business relationship broken up and you feel lost and do not know how to get back on your own two feet and navigate the months ahead?
I am a coach and systemic practitioner with a lense on family systems. My holistic approach supports your personal inward journey whilst navigating a significant professional or life transition.
I believe everything in life extends from the relationship we have with ourselves and that personal growth and healing are closely interwoven.
We will embark on a journey that deepens your learning about yourself by identifying areas of your life that are calling for your attention. I'll support you to slow down to tend to what needs tending to to live in true alignment with your heart and soul. We shine a light on parts of you you may have bottled away long ago; we'll explore your hopes and dreams and enquire into what is holding you back.
On your journey you will discover what deeply matters to you and how to take steps forward, however small or big these may be to allow life, love and work to unfold and create a life that embraces and reflects your true nature within.
My coaching style is intuitive & can morph from deep enquiry, soulful guidance, embodied work to pragmatic planning depending on the topic brought to the session.
Sessions via Skype or FaceTime
In English and German.
1 - 4 days, in Devon or a place we decide on together.
From camping to 5* Spa hotel
Bepoke 1:1 retreat to suit your time & budget
Join me in Devon or in a place we decide upon together for your very own tailor made retreat aligned to what you need most right now.
A nourishing space to gain perspective on life, a specific challenge and/or your business. A soulful space where all you need to do is show up as yourself, with no responsibility for anything or anyone else.
Half a day - 4 days.
I look forward to journeying along side you.
Please connect here for further details
Spirit of Nature
2020 dates & locations tba shortly
Spirit of Nature
Wherever you are in your life you can always begin again. Each minute, day, month, season provides you with an opportunity for a fresh start. To let go of the old and make way for the new. After all, it is nature’s way.
Join me in turning to nature on the outside to support you in finding your way back to your own true nature inside, reconnect with your soul.
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Me in a nutshell
Originally from Wales, growing up as a third culture kid in Germany, attending an international school with children from nearly 50 nations, I‘ve been fascinated by people, their cultures and communication from a very young age. And this has remained so until today – whether going to uni in The Netherlands and Spain studying International Business and Social Psychology, travelling the world off the beaten track backpacking as well as by sailboat across the Pacific, or working with corporate executives, creative talents and building sustainable communities with local tribes on tropical islands; I've learned the beauty and power of communication with each individual - whether a parent, an employee, CEO, Tribe Chief, team member or creative soul - in their own language, figuratively speaking. By watching and listening. My curiosity and love of non-verbal as well as verbal communication runs deep.
This deep connection to communication lead me to the world of advertising - and to cut a very long story short also lead to a major burnout in 2005. I was standing in front of the door to the office and literally couldn’t set a foot inside the building. I froze, my chest cramped, I couldn’t breathe. Thoughts rushed through my head — What am I doing with my life? This can’t be it. I’m following somebody else’s agenda. I feel like someone is controlling my life with a remote control. What’s in all of this for me? Apart from a paycheck, and mental and physical exhaustion? Absolutely nothing of value! I felt numb. I turned around and walked away. At the time I had no clue what to do or who to turn to. All I knew is that I wanted to escape the 16 hour days I was working. Fill my life with more purpose and add value.
My only identity at the time was the job title on my business card. And through all of this my outward bubbly personality masked what was going on deep within and I kept all my fears and anxiety to myself. I used to compare myself to a duck (this is no joke): on the surface I looked calm and serene, but under the surface I was paddling furiously. I never talked about what was really going on. Covered it up so as not to be a burden on others. It was time to take off that protective armour I had put on on my first day of work.
Since then I've been on a long journey of slowing down, reevaluating life, inner healing, getting the mind chatter under control, and reconnecting with myself. I attempted change alone multiple times and failed. Only when I opened myself up to the fears and challenges ahead and reached out for support did the real transition kick in. It's been a physical, mental and very emotional journey which took many turnings and has ultimately lead to me following and combining my love of coaching, travel & adventure, and community.
A student of life
I'm a Coach because I believe that when we are connected to and live in alignment with our soul life, love and work will flow more easefully.
Taking a step back to see more of what is happening in life, to become aware of entanglements, limiting beliefs, mental blocks, discover what or who we are secretly being loyal to and what can be the cost of not being true to yourself and following your own path.
I believe when we uncover these truths, see them for what they are, everything settles & heals; powerful energy is set free to move forward, in true alignment with your heart and soul.
I'm a qualified Co-Active Coach (CTI), a systemic and somatic practitioner & facilitator focussing on family constellations as well as team and organisational systems (Coaching Constellations Ltd), and Career Coach (Firework Ltd. now Careershifters Ltd.). I am continuously working with inspirational master coaches, therapists and teachers, attending training to deepen my learning and wisdom in the art of transpersonal coaching. I believe in going deep and trusting this adventure called life. My coaching style is intuitive & can morph from deep enquiry, soulful guidance, embodied work to pragmatic planning depending on the topic brought to the session.
My motivation is to be who I needed to support me in those vulnerable moments in my life and walk along side those of you who feel ready to embark on your own soul journey - by inviting you to reconnect with your heart, live in alignment with your soul, and therefore grow emotionally, creatively and spiritually.
What people say
Inés, Brand Healer, Spain
Nicola is highly sensitive and intuitive. We connected instantaneously and I felt like running a sprint while being completely relaxed and comfortable. So calm, so agile and strong at the same time. If you are transitioning, I highly recommend coaching with Nicola.
Katherine, Business Owner, UK
Nicola has a peaceful and healing energy. Coaching has taught me coping strategies, it gave me an outlet so that emotions didn’t overwhelm me at the wrong moments. It helped me develop a positive mindset and take action that would move me forward. It helped me discover who I was and what I cared most about so I could build a new life around that. Most importantly it gave me back a sense of control.
I wouldn’t be where I am without it and I would recommend coaching to anyone who is looking to move forward in any area of their life. As I became stronger the coaching shifted to focus more on building a new career and a new life. I can’t imagine there will ever be a time where I won’t benefit from such a positive and encouraging activity.
Having an inspiring person like Nix as my coach is just the icing on the cake.
Rowena, Coach, UK
Coaching with Nicola is at once calming and invigorating; an exploration that allows the whole self to be present and honoured.
Nana, Designer, Germany
Nicola's holistic approach has supported me to gain clarity and voice my desires and needs in all areas of my life. She has offered and co-created rituals with me which have lead to significant and sustainable shifts in my daily routine as well as my work. Understanding and living in alignment with my values help me to stay true to myself and to my path in life.
Alissia, Accountability Coach, UK
I was recommended to Nicola when I was feeling confused in my career path and couldn't see what was missing. Nicola’s coaching style is so refreshing, it was exactly at the pace I needed at this time. Her insightful intuition and questioning allowed me to reconnect with the answers that were already within me. Having rediscovered what I am wanting I have been able to make the changes to move forward connecting to the things that are important to me.
Kevin, Business Owner & Coach, Germany
Nicola has a unique ability to draw out the deeper things in people. She is very intuitive, deep and gentle. If you are seeking personal transformation, then I can highly recommend Nicola. I myself have deeply benefited from my coaching experience - it has changed so many things, not least my understanding of myself, my values and clarity on my life's direction and purpose. Thank you so much!
Batul, Digital Marketing Manager, Hong Kong
I have been working with Nicola for over a year and it was the best investment decision I could have made. She opened my eyes to underlying problems, their root causes and helped me understand how to move forward and guided me to change my attitude towards my personal and business life.
Emese, Writer & Blogger, Hungary
I felt very much at ease with Nicola during our session, and I had a huge breakthrough that just snuck up on me. She asked just the right questions to help me get out what needed to get out. I felt truly safe and supported.
Annabel, Head of Marketing, UK
The Instant Pause
Step off the conveyer belt, have some time for you, away from the craziness of your day to day. Spend your day in your own retreat with a few other people on their journeys and let Nicola guide you gently through a day of creativity, exploration and discovery. You will come away feeling refreshed and reenergised and it will feel literally as if time has stood still for those few hours. With her coaching experience and expertise she was on-hand throughout the day to offer pointers or answer questions and then bring us all back together to reconnect and move us effortlessly through the day, without feeling like we were ticking items off an agenda.
Read more of Annabel's review on The Instant Pause here.
Rebecca, Practitioner, UK
The Wild Pause
The Wild Pause was the perfect combination of nature, adventure and connection! Nicola and Ian led the group brilliantly, creating a sense of safety and community that allowed us all to relax and come into greater connection with ourselves and each other.
Thea, Sustainability Professional, UK
Spirit of Nature Workshop
Nicola has a gift for storytelling and provides a comfortable and inviting space for people to discover more about their own nature through connecting with the natural world outside.