Sometimes we need to slow down to move forward
The daily challenge of juggling work and family & social commitments leads to postpone taking care of what is most important: YOU
Take a step back from your busy daily routine and create space to reflect allow room for inspiration and transformation.
I'll support you on your journey to
- reconnect with your heart and your authentic self
- identify and release inner blocks and mind chatter
- discover what truly matters to you
- and to create the life you aspire to
Through coaching, workshops 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?
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 fulfilling work that makes you come 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?
We will embark on a journey that deepens your learning about yourself by identifying areas of your life that are calling for your attention. 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 create the life you long for.
I will walk along side you with compassionate curiosity and support your journey in creating the authentic life you really dream of, a life that embraces and reflects your true nature within.
Sessions via Skype or FaceTime
In English and German.
The Instant Pause
Sat, 18th of November 2017 in Hamburg
Sat, 3rd of March 2018 in London tbc
Where would you like to have an Instant Pause?
The Instant Pause
One day that makes a big impact
Join me for The Instant Pause, a one day retreat aimed at busy people, who need time and space to pause, and slow down.
You have dreams, ideas, wishes and desires - maybe even a growing sense of what your future could hold?
Dedicate a day to yourself.
A deep, reflective, creative and fun day, where you can take the time and freedom you need to connect more deeply with yourself.
The Wild Pause
6th - 8th of July 2018 in Cornwall
A weekend adventure to free your soul
Join Ian Prickett and me for a 3 day adventurous retreat in beautiful Cornwall.
The Wild Pause is an escape into the wilderness to liberate your soul’s deepest desire for freedom. It’s designed for the adventurer that lies dormant within you. The wild one who has been trapped by life’s circumstances, and is desperate to break out of society’s mould of who they should be and what they should be doing.
Spirit of Nature
2018 dates & locations tba shortly
Where would you like to connect with the Spirit of Nature?
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 yourself - we'll create space, enjoy fresh air accompanied by soulful conversations.
Details to follow soon
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Decelerate to Accelerate
2018 dates & locations in Europe tba shortly
Decelerate to Accelerate
Join me in beautiful Umbria in the hamlet of Tribewanted Monestevole for 4 days - take time out in nature to reconnect with yourself, meet like-minded people and take first small steps towards a more fulfilling life.
A beautiful farmhouse, long walks in the Italian countryside, inspiring conversations, clarity, setting intentions, community life, delicious local food & wine guaranteed.
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 is never-ending.
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.
Continuous growth & transition
I'm a Coach because I believe that everybody has the right to live life as their true authentic selves.
I'm a qualified Co-Active Coach (CTI), Career Coach (Firework Ltd. & Careershifters Ltd.) and a systemic coach (Coaching Constellations Ltd). I am constantly working with inspirational master coaches and teachers, attending workshops to deepen my learning and wisdom in the art of unconventional coaching. Continuous learning and development will accompany me always, every step of the way. I strongly believe in going deep and trusting the process.
My motivation is to be who I needed to support me in those vulnerable moments in my life in the past and guide those of you who wish to take on your own challenges to create your own magnificent journey - by inviting you to reconnect with your authentic and your heart and therefore grow emotionally, creatively and spiritually.
What people say
On 1-2-1 Coaching
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.
On 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.
On 1-2-1 Coaching
I was feeling lost in my new career, which I’d only just started. I’d taken a big leap from being employed to self-employed, but had this feeling that I still wasn’t in touch with what I really wanted to do. I felt I’d become more restricted, rather than having the freedom I was seeking. I’d stopped feeling like myself, swamped under pressure to just keep going. I wasn’t giving myself time to pause to connect back to myself.
I reached out to find some help to slow down and rediscover what it was I really wanted for myself. 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. Coaching gives me the dedicated time and space I need for this to happen. 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.
On 1-2-1 Coaching
I'm a Project Manager & studied business administration. Needless to say I like efficiency and measurable output.
I guess my goal was to be able to set intentions again as I felt lost and trapped in an unsatisfying situation. In the beginning I wasn't sure about the coaching. One part in me was searching for a measurable output. Nicola never told me what to do or how to set goals not even which goals I should go for.
But instead of telling me what to do Nicola listens. She has the ability to sum a 30 minute monologue up in just one sentence which helps me to totally get it and see what had been missing. She asks powerful questions and guides me to answer mine if need be.
Now I always looking forward to our sessions as they help me to gain clarity, to focus and to believe in myself without stopping to ask myself what I can do better. It is very much unmeasurable and therefore priceless.