"I worked with Nicole during the most overwhelming time of my life. I was going through major transitions in my life, both professionally and in my personal life. I had just started a new role at work which felt like I was ‘extinguishing fires’ all day. I had also just started a new long-distance relationship, which required my added effort and attention. My coaching sessions with Nicole yielded positive outcomes that helped me navigate these overwhelming transitions. She helped me to re-evaluate what was important to me and whether I was willing to make the sacrifices needed to achieve what I wished to in my professional and personal goals.
I really appreciate Nicole’s approach to her work through each coaching session. She was always patient and grounded, yet totally engaged way of working. She offered just the right amount of inquiry, support and encouragement as we progressed through all our sessions. She gave me plenty of space to process my learning and put them into action. Which allowed fruitful reflections. What I walked away with from my interactions with Nicole are: I've learned how to make intentional choices, she helped me discover where my resistance and fears reside along with my self-limiting beliefs and behaviours. In effect, I have gained a greater understanding of my purpose.
Nicole assigned me homework, but as I progressed, she coached me to assign my own homework - reflections and action orientated tasks which helped me look deeper into my deepest desires, what impacts my thoughts and decisions, my core values and what goals I have for my future. I now see how effective it was for her to get me involved in creating my homework. It gave me ownership of my life and increased my accountability to really do the work and follow through on what I am committing to myself. Very powerful indeed. Nicole assigned an exercise about my life, I valued this exercise so much as it really helped me see the bigger picture of my heart, thoughts and actions overtime, which in turn has shaped me to be the person I am today. These insights are a reflection of the choices I have made to date. This provided more context and direction on what I could or should not do next. Over and above this, it is amazing how Nicole could pick up on the important points and then repeat them back without you realising that you have said them. Her ability to do this made me see a clearer picture of my thought process.
As the weeks progressed I found more stability in my work life. Although the problems were still present, Nicole’s techniques and reflections helped me gain a different perspective on how I could approach the situation without the impact it has been having on me. It brought so much more peace into my life.
Her encouragement helped to keep me motivated, and her one-small-step-at-a-time approach was very effective with me, because one success gave me momentum to keep moving forward to the next success. She's great at understanding the whole person, thank you for been a great listener. I believe that she has enriched my life, thank you for taking the time to work with me, Nicole. I'm very grateful!"
"I'm still so early in my journey with Nicole but she has led me to rediscover peace withing myself. The resources her coaching has exposed me to have greatly loosened the knot of self-doubt allowing me to regain my creativity. Nicole's compassion and gentleness toward me makes it easy for me to be vulnerable with her. She listens with no judgement and teaches me to do the same with myself. The journey is not smooth, not at all, being honest with myself gets hard and challenging at times but its one worth taking. I'm grateful that i am taking it with a coach that I trust"
Anonymous, Tshwane University of Technology
"Nicole is extremely insightful and took me on a journey of self-discovery that was tailor made for me. Together we created practical ways for me to deal with difficult emotions, self-care and personal growth. I'm very grateful for this experience and to have had a coach that is sensitive, caring and compassionate. Her genuine care for me during our sessions showed me how to care for myself. Thank for an unforgettable journey."
"My experience of coaching with Nicole has widened my horizons immensely. Nicole has a genuine concern for her coachee's and shows the greatest kindness and compassion during each session. Her questions always shift my point of view, open new possibilities and leave me feel liberated and at peace"
"Nicole has a personable nature, and approaches her coaching sessions like a conversation, which makes you feel immediately at ease. She is genuinely curious about the human nature, which rubs off and inspires a curiosity into ones own being. I have managed to go gentle into the probing of the dark rooms within myself, sure that I am safe with Nicole as companion."
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