In a nutshell...
Qualified NLP Master Practitioner
Qualified Teacher - Bed Hons- 26 years teaching experience in UK and S.E. Asia
Counselling experience and training – charity and in schools
Experienced in international relocation
Member of Professional Guild of N.L.P.
Trainer and approved assessor for new coaches ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring
Fully insured via Holistic Insurance
* Certificates available on request
About Nicola in a little more detail...
I have always been interested in coaching and came to it after a career in teaching where I was using coaching skills on a daily basis. In 1993 I took a huge leap and took a teaching job in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Adapting to a new life there in South East Asia contributed greatly towards my decision to become a Life Coach. Managing change and difference, adapting to a totally new culture and accepting that “It’s not right it’s not wrong, it’s just different” took me a long way forwards. It was also one of the biggest steps I have taken outside my comfort zone –Hove to Jakarta – quite a change! From there I went to Bangkok and then to Singapore, returning to live in Bristol just over 6 years ago.
Living in a dynamic and constantly changing expatriate environment, I became very aware of the challenges, anxieties and excitement faced by all involved. In fact often the biggest challenge can be re-integrating back into your own country. On return here I worked with a national charity as a listening volunteer, again a very insightful experience.
Not long after my return, a golden opportunity presented itself to me - to retrain as a Master Practitioner in NLP and combine all the skills I had learnt over the years. I met new people, made lifetime friends and learnt how NLP had featured quite a lot in my practice up to then along with some wonderful new skills. My coaching is a synthesis of all the skills in teaching, the enjoyment of seeing development in others, alongside good listening skills and the science and art of NLP.
One of the greatest satisfactions in my work has been seeing the positive development of others through careful listening and use of coaching techniques.
"They can do all because they think they can"
Virgil. Clever man. Lived around 90 BC. Still true today.
If you have 20 minutes - because that's all the time allowed for these great ideas- have a look. Inspirational people with bold, interesting and important ideas.
On a Sunday morning and Thursday evening in the summer you'll find me here in a dragon boat. Fantastic exercise, brilliant team and if you fancy trying it out to see if you like it- it's free!
Daily inspiration with a different artist's work posted.
The Shipping Forecast
Go to the Met Office website. Listen to the night time one. Perfect for a comforting night's sleep, especially if the rain is lashing down.
Jo Whiley and Radio 6 : They play great music. Enough said!
Pegasus NLP Training: Very practical NLP Certification courses and workshops in the New Forest - for people who like to think for themselves.
The best training you could have in NLP if you are interested in taking things further yourself. Take a look at the website: