11 Goat Street
The Creative Common
59 Pembroke Road
01437 762068 / 07943832836
You eagerly seek change in some area or areas of your life, but struggle to make that change happen. Whatever it is – lose weight, exercise more regularly, change careers, get more sleep, or quit smoking - it has been on your mind for a while. Wait. Let’s rephrase that: A REALLY LONG WHILE.
That’s because you have a certain desire. A desire you choose to remember, instead of letting go. A desire you wished would you chased more often, pursued actively, but in reality, procrastinate on. As soon as you try, you seem to run back to your comfortable and safe routines: old habit die hard. You tell yourself “maybe I will start tomorrow”. BUT TOMORROW NEVER COMES… How does that make you feel? Annoyed, frustrated, maybe you even feel a little bit disappointed in yourself?
THAT’S OK. YOU’RE NOT SUPERMAN, YOU KNOW.
Making a change is hard and can definitely be daunting, I struggled with this as well. It took me almost two years to build up enough momentum - almost like waiting for the right moment - to finally push myself outside my comfort zone. I made the decision to swap my office job as a consultant in Holland to push people from cliffs as a coasteering instructor on the Pembrokeshire coast. What moved me? I wasn’t happy sitting behind a desk, I missed a connection with nature, a connection with people. I couldn’t sit still anymore, it was itching so much. I had to do it, but it wasn’t easy. What helped me? To give you one concrete example, a simple wooden board. Not more than 15 by 15 inches. On one side, I wrote the stuff I wanted into my life, on the other side what I wanted out of my life. Sounds simple? It's usually the simple tools that can give us clarity. I was like a visual inspiration board that I could hold, almost like a compass telling me where to go. And in the end, it was all worth it.
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
First and foremost, I’m here to listen to YOUR STORY. What are you struggling with at this very moment? Why can’t you follow through? I’ll make sure I understand, clarify, ask questions and challenge when needed, so that you can figure out exactly where your problem lies and what to tackle first. My expertise lies in habit and behaviour change. If you are determined to go forward, but don’t know how to get there I can help you out. In addition, I can offer straightforward and practical exercises - a toolbox of personalized techniques - to make it more LIKELY and EASY you stick and succeed to make that change happen.
Part of that solution is to make sure the basic foundations are in place; your motivation, discipline, focus & accountability. The rest, the rest we'll figure out together.
WHO IS THIS COACH?
Hi there, I'm Nick. I've set up this small life coaching service, which is based in Pembrokeshire, because I really enjoy supporting people in following through on the goals they have set themselves or habits they want to build or overcome; individuals just like yourself. My passion about behaviour change and helping out other people is rooted from personal experience and aligns well with my other roles as a behavioural therapist and outdoor pursuit instructor. This means that on a daily basis, I actualy succesfully make individuals change their behaviour in the field. I practice what I preach. I do so as a qualified life coach, certified NLP Practitioner, behavioural therapist, and outdoor pursuit instructor (yes, I’m still nudging people to make that leap).
I have the academic know-how about behaviour change – see my credentials - but purposely choose to remain down to earth. You don’t want some academic talk, you want stuff you can immediately apply. Simple tools strategies that can be applied to your life to make changes last. I believe that working on a one-to-one basis, as a life coach, is the most effective, practical and enjoyable way of helping out individuals just like you to - who have tried to change a behavior in the past, but have been so far unsuccessful - to finally push through and make that change happen
Although I've a sensible head on my shoulders, I don't take myself too seriously. My coaching style is playful and challenging. I'm not the expert in your life, you are. I'm aware of this and I believe your situation is unique. Consequently, your actions and strategies need to be tailor-made to successfully address and overcome the challenges you face.
- "Initially, I didn’t know what to do with my career. Nick helped me to look within myself and to search for the answers. He was like the critical sounding board I was exactly looking for. Already after two sessions I took my first big steps to chase my ambition. One of these actions was to enroll into an interior design course, something I always aspired to do! Apparently, a little nudge can really make a difference. Overall, Nick is a pleasant guy to talk to and really thinks along to help you find your way out, it worked for me!" - Richelle (February 2017)
- "I was skeptical at first as not my cup of tea, but Nick put me at ease. Looking back on it, it was an enjoyable experience. It really helped put future opportunities in clear obtainable goals. Excellent." - Louise (March 2017)
- "This experience has been a beneficial one, and has guided me in the right direction for positive outcomes. Nick was a friendly and helpful coach that put me at ease and made the experience a lot more enjoyable & less daunting." - Simon (March 2017)
If you feel that I am the right person for you to work with, then do get in touch and we can have a chat about it. I’m curious to hear story and how we could work together. Give me a call or drop me an email.
For example, you can book a free consult call. For 15 minutes I'm all yours. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have and you can decide afterwards for if I am the the right person for you. What do you have to lose, right?
Find more info here: https://calendly.com/habitcoach/15min/
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional development and understanding the theory behind practical usage is very important to me. Therefore, I have the following qualifications:
- Qualified Life Coach with ILM
- Certified NLP Practitioner
- Active as a Behaviour Technician (at Skybound Therapies)
- Active as a Outdoor Pursuit Instructor (at Celtic Quest Coasteering)
- MSc in Consumer Studies
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Habits, routines
- Confidence, self-esteem, motivation and self-belief
- Reassessment of values or mission
- Change of career
- Work/life balances
- Stress management
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The way I coach is structured around 60 minutes sessions. As a general guide, I’ll start by getting to know your story and your struggle. Then step by step we break things down to come with a specific and actionable solution. My coaching style is playful yet challenging and involves various techniques from life coaching and NLP.
I charge 40 pound per hour for a one-on-one session. Reduced fees apply to block sessions paid in advance. Face-to-face sessions can take place at the Creative Common, a coffee house & co-working space in Haverfordwest. You come in and I'll make sure you get a coffee or tea. We head directly upstairs where we have an hour to talk in a professional, relaxed, and private meeting room.take place in a professional but relaxed meeting room, at the Creative Common in Haverfordwest. Tea and coffee is included. If you don't fancy meeting up there we can arrange a different location.
If you've read all this and still feel like I am the right person for you to work with, then do get in touch and we can have a chat about it. I’m curious to hear your story and how we could work together. Give me a call or drop me an email. What do you have to lose, right?