Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Lacking work and life balance?
Want to pursue a new calling?
Experience more JOY, reduce stress and achieve your personal goals.
I work with and coach WOMEN who are:
Motivated, hard-working and self-starting doers
Interested in clarity, honesty, and accountability
Are ready to do what it takes to prioritize their goals
Determined to make a difference in their lives and others
Willing to put in the effort and work to better themselves
Ready to experience more JOY in their day-to-day lives
Want to take the next step? Book a JOY Consult™ with me!
What coaching isn't for:
Past trauma (coaching is not psychiatry)
Mental illness (coaching is not therapy)
- Those unwilling to take steps to change
What coaching looks like:
30 or 60 minute sessions, in person or virtually
4 - 5 sessions are recommended per personal goal
One-on-one coaching (family coaching click here)
Pygmy goat and art assisted activities by request
LIFE COACHING FEES
30 minute session - $45 (virtual only)
60 minute session - $95
A package of 5 sessions purchased
in advance will be discounted $25.
Nicole and her pygmy goat Samson >>
WHY WORK WITH A COACH?
Sometimes as women, we all need an outside perspective and a confidential ear. Whether you are contemplating changing careers, planning a move, trying to get in shape, want write a book, improve on a certain skillset or get in touch with the real you, a coach can help you get there. A life coach takes the time to get to know you through assessment based tools and one-on-one work together to help you achieve your goals. Coaches look at the bigger picture and can help you break down the steps to make your dream or goal a reality. A coaching relationship is like any other successful relationship. Both parties have to put in 100% to reap the benefits. By developing a coaching relationship built on trust, vulnerability, honesty and effort, you can see big changes in a short amount of time.
WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?
According to DICTIONARY.COM a life coach is a person who advises clients on how to solve their problems and reach their goals in life. Like other professional industries, coaching has all kinds of specialties and niches. Some coaches select corporate coaching, retirement or relationship coaching. I found with my life experience and personal preferences, I love helping women discover how to craft more JOY in their lives. Often times, finding the things that bring us fulfillment and happiness in life are right in front of us all along but due to social pressure, obligations, hurried schedules and other outside influences, what brings us JOY often gets buried, put on the back burner or snuffed out by stress. We spend our time putting everyone else's needs, wants and desires ahead of our own. My job is to listen, ask the right questions and guide you to re-discovering what brings you JOY as a woman and help you create a step-by-step strategy to help overcome what's in the way of you reaching and achieving your goals.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM COACHING?
Adolescents and adults alike can benefit from coaching. For one-on-one coaching I offer life coaching services for women ages 18 to 65. A high school student graduate working towards college or career goals, a female small business owner starting out on her entrepreneurial journey, a busy mom wanting to carve out time to de-stress, or a woman leading a team wanting to find work, life balance all can benefit from coaching. Think of coaching this way, having a professional and personal advocate in your corner keeping you accountable to help you craft more fulfillment and joy in different areas and seasons of your life.
WHAT ARE ANIMAL/ART ASSISTED ACTIVITIES?
Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Art Assisted Activities are the use of animals and art for therapeutic and positive benefits in humans. Though goats are new to the AAA scene, goat owners and breeders alike can attest to the joyful qualities that goats possess. Universities have experimented with bringing goats to campuses to help relieve stress and boost moral during stressful finals and others have utilized goats for therapy services in various capacities. Scientists have also discovered that goats are drawn to humans with happy facial expressions and according to new research, goats are capable of emotional bonds and social components with pygmy goat mothers recognizing their babies cries even after a year later.
Having over a decade of experience working with pygmy goats and seeing the benefits of well-being, joy and stress relief they have provided me over the years, I decided to incorporate my pygmy goats into my life coaching model. Utilizing my 6 years of experience in animal therapy and art assisted activities in hospital, clinical and family oriented settings, I am happy to provide goat and art assisted activities in conjunction with life coaching with in person sessions by request. Utilizing hands-on-learning experiences with animals and art uses different parts of our brains to increase our levels of self-awareness, confidence and develop skills to help us socialize, problem solve, think critically and experience more joy.
WHY HIRE ME AS YOUR LIFE COACH?
I've been a goal focused person my entire life. I thrive on crafting a plan and making it happen. I dream big but also am able to see the big picture and can break down bite-size steps to actually get there. I've been a featured coach on Examiner.com and West Michigan Woman along with being previously interviewed on numerous local news and national podcasts and radio interviews. I don't let "no's" stop me, I persevere through what's in front of me. I've planned and hosted in person conferences and retreats and workshop trainings by invitation for groups at organizations such as Davenport University, Spring Arbor University and Kent County MSU Extension Office.
I've authored and published multiple books and previously been an Amazon bestselling author. I've experienced many highs and also many lows in life. I know the excitement of success and the isolation of chronic health conditions. I've accomplished and I've failed and through my faith in Jesus Christ, he's worked all things good and bad together for His glory. I am a firm believer in the Lord and the power of prayer and seek to choose JOY in the midst of uncertainty and challenges. First and foremost, I find my identity in Christ, my anchor no matter what life's storms may bring. I take a realistic and optimistic approach to goal setting and enjoy supporting and encouraging my clients to pursue the Lord's calling on their lives according to Ephesians 2:8-10.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
Life Coach Certificate - IAP Career College 2023
1 year HS teaching experience with Foursquare Community
9 years of marketing and coaching experience 2014 - present
4 years of event planning and public speaking experience 2015 - 2018
Hosted a weekly radio show interviewing entrepreneurs 2014 - 2015
2 years of equine therapy (EAGALA model) work and volunteer experience
2 years of art activity volunteer experience with Artists Creating Together
Formerly certified dog-handler therapy team with West MI Therapy Dogs
15 years of graphic and website design and creative consulting experience
Former corporate positions: Gordon Food Service and MLive Media Group
Bachelor's of Arts Degree (graphic design) - Spring Arbor University 2009
Graphic Design Certificate - Kent Skills Career and Technical Center 2006
10 years raising and showing livestock with 4-H locally and at the state level
Follower of Jesus Christ, using biblical principles and prayer if desired
Member of the National Pygmy Goat Association
Member of the Ohio Pygmy Goat Association
Member of the International Organization of Professional Life Coaches
Member of the Association of Animal-Assisted Intervention Professionals
Unwaveringly positive, Nicole never says no; she simply finds a way to make the impossible happen – and always with a smile. She is one of the most driven, committed, genuine people that I have had the pleasure to work alongside.
"Learned to not dismiss/ignore when others recognize the talents we possess and to look for opportunities to give back."
My time with Nicole allowed me to identify my business strengths and expertise. I now have a clear plan to market myself as an expert in the wedding industry and the best way to market these aspects to other wedding and event vendors and couples alike.
"Takeaway: being more intentional in regards to daily routine and address people personally first before diving into talking about business matters."
Nicole is creative, professional, and inspiring. My recommendation comes from having worked with her professionally. In that time I have been duly impressed with her dedication to her client, craft and commitment to excellence.
"I learned to know in order to find fulfillment, I have to do what makes me happy and to do it. This is a workshop you should attend."