Life Coach

My name’s Nicola, and I’m a certified Personal Performance (Life) Coach. I live in Hackney with my two young daughters and husband. I have a particular interest and experience in career coaching, work-life balance, happiness, habits and motivation and finding fulfilment. I’m passionate about supporting people to live their best lives. We only get one go at it.

How I Work

All clients come to me because they want something different in their lives. They might want a new job, more purpose, increased connection, to be happier or healthier. They come because they have struggled to change themselves or want to get there faster.

That’s where I come in…

Coaching is a structured conversation. As your coach, I’ll ask you many questions to help you get a better perspective on where you are, what might have happened previously, and how you would like to progress. Sometimes, I might offer an exercise, some reading or something that has worked for me or a client.

It’s not just about talking; it’s very much about doing. Together, we’ll work out some things you can take action on, and you’ll get started. I’m all about a test-and-learn approach. We’re unlikely to find the answers thinking, even by talking – you’ll need to get stuck and take action.

Coaching is different from therapy in that it is less concerned with the past and instead focuses on creating our future through actions we take in the present. I often work with clients who have had very successful therapy and would like to move forward with a better understanding of themselves and the people around them.

I offer all new clients a free half-hour introduction call to find out if we are a good fit and to answer any questions. After this call, I can recommend what might best suit your situation.

Training and experience

• Action for Happiness, Happiness Habits Coach (2024)
• Positive Psychology Practitioner Certificate (School of Positive Transformation, 2022-present)
• Parent Gym Coach (2023-present)
• Personal Performance Coaching Diploma (The Coaching Academy, 2022)
• Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals (Co-Active Coach Training Institute 2012)

 

Sessions

I usually run sessions online, but I’m happy to discuss delivering in person at Hackney Therapy House if this is more convenient.

 

Rates

For new clients, I charge £180 per month. This is for three 1-hour sessions. I usually recommend a minimum commitment of three months.