Nicky Harverson

Nicky Harverson

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About me

What will it take for you to live your fit life, to be in good health and be enough that you can achieve your dreams and desires?

Lets check in to see how this resonates for you. Ask yourself these questions.

  • When was the last time you said 'I simply don’t have the time'?
  • What activities are you ploughing on with regardless of whether it is important or needed right now?
  • How often do you use the word 'should' or 'must' or 'have to' in your day?
  • What do you regret not being able to do in your life that your 80 year old self would kick you for not doing?
  • What do you constantly complain about and are you blaming something or someone in the process?
  • How often do you feel tired, stressed or irritable and how often does this effect your daily routine?

Considering all the above are you looking to spend the rest of your life feeling like that or would you rather find a new way?

My Fit Life Coaching supports you to live a fit and healthy life and be the best version of yourself - Coaching can give you wings, it enables you to see what is blocking you and to find a sustainable way forward.

I have been described as a 'Personal Trainer' for your mind and just like a Personal Trainer I support you to develop new skills to achieve your goals and give you exercises that take you to your limits whilst still holding you safely. Through my coaching programmes you are empowered to seek for yourself the answers you are looking for and find the will and the way to move forward. I use strategies & techniques to gently tease out what you value most and support you to recognise the skills you have and reflect on your strengths whilst learning from your challenges.

My Fit Life Coaching is all about designing the life you want to lead. Together we will;

  • Look at the way you live your life now and what it gives you already
  • Notice the things that you want to transform
  • Create a ‘Fit Life’ plan that works for you
  • Build your confidence and resilience through dedicated, confidential sessions
  • Create space and time to develop a fitness routine and new healthier habits
  • Support your development enabling you to grow and live life like you mean it

My motto is 'Life is Journey, Enjoy the Ride' and this is exactly what I help people to do. There have been times when it really hasn't been like that for me, but through my own journey I have learnt how to support myself and care for myself more than I have ever done before and My Fit Life feels great. I am now dedicated to helping others to find theirs.

Are you ready for your Fit Life? Book your free discovery session TODAY and we can talk about how to start your journey.

You know that living Fit is within your grasp, you can feel the draw of feeling less tired and more energised. Wanting to be more creative and ready for the day ahead rather than fearing the grind. I can show you the way to make that happen, I have a great deal of positive feedback from my clients all of whom stay in touch as they move on with their fit lives. Here are a few testimonials and what made our time together special.

I am gratefull for Nicky’s positive impact on my thought processes.... My favourite technique has been appointing my internal “Captain” it has helped distance me from negative thoughts and turned them on their heads.

Business Owner and Mother of 2 mighty girls, finding time and fitting it all in!

Before I met Nicky for coaching I was struggling with my training plan, I had taken on so much and started to panic over the enormity of the task ahead........ The first session got me thinking of what I needed to focus on and I was able to get a clear picture of what I really wanted...... The second session built on the success of the first and I went away with a smile on my face and ready for the challenge.

Completing LEJOG "Tired but Happy" (1,100 mile cycle in 11 days)

I went places I never would have gone on my own..... Nicky's questions enabled me to come up with new ideas and developments I never would have thought of!

Working, writing and running, finding time in an otherwise busy world

I started out as someone who lacked self-belief and confidence, worrying far too much about what others thought of me and was desperate to please..... I was skeptical about coaching and whether it could help me however after 4 sessions and with very clever questioning from Nicky I learnt to recognise that I really was good enough, I now have a clear view of my aims and how I am going to achieve them matched with self confidence and the belief to succeed.

Achieving dreams and growing in confidence

When you're ready to design your Fit Life book a free consultation with me, in the meantime you can connect with me over on LinkedIn and Facebook for more motivation and inspiration.

Ready for your free discovery session - book today and we can talk about how to start your journey >>

Training, qualifications & experience

How my past shapes my future

I have 17 years experience managing and leading within IBM's Global Technology Services (GTS) Business. Leading, coaching and mentoring specialist technical and service integration teams to support the delivery of large scale, complex IT programmes.  

This taught me how a balanced approach to leading and working, not only in business but also in life, is essential. You are only as successful as your ability to keep moving forward in the right direction and if you are not sure what that direction is you must stop and re-evalutate your place because any further step is most likely in the wrong direction.

I have studied and qualified in many areas over the years, a few of these qualifications are detailed below and show a depth of my knowledge in both coaching, leading and fitness. However my depth of knowledge is only as good as my continued personal development which I am committed to daily through reading, listening and research. If you are interested I have included a number of books that I have read (and re-read) that inform and inspire me.


  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching
  • Mindfullness Coaching (CPD)
  • Confidence Coaching (CPD)
  • LEAN Practitioner
  • IBM - Authentic Leadership (inc. coaching and mentoring)
  • Degree in Business Management and IT
  • British Athletics Run Leader
  • British Cycling Level 2 Coach
  • British Cycling Level 2 MTB Leader
  • National Standards Cycling Instructor

Books that inform and inspire me

  • The Chimp Paradox - Prof: Steve Peters
  • No Sweat - Michelle Segar, PhD
  • The Go-Giver by B Burg & JD Mann
  • Leadership and Self Deception - The Abridger Institue
  • The Gift of Imperfection - Brene Brown

What doesn't challenge you doesn't change you

With anything it is the space in which I challenge myself and push my limits that make me the person I am today. I want to be an inspiration and a role model to my two mighty girls (13 and 10); being a working Mother has had its ups and downs and in that time I have learnt how hard it can be to nurture two growing and inquisitive girls. Building a relationship that is mutual in its love and respect takes time for everyone and we all do this at a different pace. I work hard to keep that balance and never take a day for granted - this has taken patience with myself as I have learnt how to grow into the parent I want to be.

Challenge for me also comes in my choice of exercise. Since living fit I have completed 3 Marathons, each with their own unique goal from simply finishing, getting to the start line or achieving a lifetime personal best. I have also cycled a number of century (100 mile) rides and embraced my love of cycle related adventures in choosing to take my bike to places some people would laugh at. I have pedalled from Coast to Coast, riding The South Downs Way (100 miles off-road), cycled my way from London to Paris, taken an off-road adventure across the Trans Cambrian Way through mid Wales (100 miles and 15,000ft of climbing) and this year we started an epic challenge to cycle the coast of Britain with friends one section at a time. Why, I hear you ask and my answer is this - because I love it. If I didn't I would find something else to do instead....

As you will see fitness is my life journey not just my business model. Being both fit of body and mind is more than the daily steps I take or the weekly cardio workout I do or even the flexibility I get from yoga. It is how it makes me feel as a person, how it enables me to achieve my business goals and my life dreams, it nurtures me and nourishes me and I know that without my daily dose of outdoors I am less able to reflect, feel grateful and help others.

Supporting fitness outside of coaching...

When I am not working, being a Mum or pedalling off on my adventures, I support my local running club as a run leader and cycling club as an adult and youth coach. Encouraging novice runners and cyclists to simply get out there and try it, from getting people from couch to 5k to training individuals to cycle their first sportive or kids to stick with a sport they love.

I offer my professional services to a few individuals to learn how to take to the road on two wheels and there is an opportunity to combine your life coaching with either a cycling or running programme.

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  • Spirit
  • Body
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  • Mind & Spirit


I offer a free 30 minute, no obligation discovery session that will help you and I understand more about what you are looking to achieve from coaching.

During October 2016 I am starting a new 3 Month: Fit for Life Programme, this 12 week programme combines a 1.5 hour consultation, 5 x 45 minute 1:1 coaching sessions, regular emails giving you specific coaching exercises and learning opportunities as well as a closed Facebook Forum that offers daily inspiration and support.

Get in touch to see how you can be a part of this new programme and gain all the benefits of living a fitter life

Our conversations are completely confidential and covered by The Coaching Academy 'code of ethics'. We will discuss your goals, dreams and aspirations as well as learning a little of where you are now. If you a stuck on what your goals look like but know that you are not where you want to be that is still a great place for us to start.

To Book you can click here or call me on 07740899907

If you want to learn more about the packages I offer then please take a look at my website

Cheltenham, GL52

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Online life coaching: No
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

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9 - 3 Mon - Thurs and some evenings on request

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