About me

Update: When the restrictions are lifted I look forward to once again meeting you face to face (practising social distance of course) on the beautiful Downs in Bristol. A walk and talk is a very refreshing and powerful way to be coached!

“In such a short time you have made the most significant impact on my life.”

I offer practical, personal coaching on a range of aspects from confidence to motivation and decision-making, to building back self-esteem and finding your true purpose. Whether it’s that you need more ‘oomph’ or va-va voom in your life or you’re looking to feel more settled within yourself, I can help.

If you've gone down all the routes of self-help books, free webinars and coaching tools and actually want a real person listening to you, then do get in touch! A one-to-one with me can hold you accountable, I hear the words you are saying and hold that up to you as a mirror. No judgement.

A free consultation, with no obligation, is available via Zoom/Skype, phone or a walk and talk on the Downs or by the harbourside in Bristol when we are allowed to meet again.

Throughout my coaching career people have told me that 'I get to the root of things pretty damned quick'.

All my work is underpinned by powerful and yet subtle N.L.P. techniques and I also draw on a range of other strategies; from the wise words of James Clear to Brené Brown and the brilliant Matt Haig.

You may be interested in my coaching package that specialises in building (or rebuilding!) your confidence.

If you'd like to chat over what you are looking for, please do get in touch to see how we might work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

In a nutshell...

  • Qualified and experienced NLP Master Practitioner
  • Qualified Teacher - Bed Hons- 30 years teaching experience in UK and S.E. Asia
  • Counselling experience and training – charity and in schools
  • Experienced in international relocation
  • Member of Professional Guild of N.L.P.
  • Trainer and approved assessor for new coaches ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring
  • Fully insured via Holistic Insurance

Other areas of coaching I deal with

With a wealth of experience in teaching and training (over 30 years) I also offer training and workshops for individuals, schools and businesses who want to take better care of their mental health and well being.

Bite sized coaching - short workshops with impact on a specific theme for up to 8 people. (2 hours £20 per person.)

Areas covered include:

  • Confidence
  • Decision-Making
  • Motivation
  • Goal Setting
  • Empty Nest
  • Leaving Well- this is for anyone on the move be it job, company county or country


Interactive workshops for groups on a range of skills and aspects, including confidence, perspective, managing difficult conversation, and improving well-being and promoting good mental health.

Photos & videos


Do call me for a free initial chat to see how we might work together. I firmly believe that 'one size fits no-one'. I cannot be all things to all folk! However do give me a call if you think you might be interested in working with me so we can find out. It is also a chance to discuss fees.

I offer packages for coaching and a chance to spread payments over a period of time.


Day times and some evenings by arrangement

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

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Type of session

In person
Home visits


Nicola Shelley

Nicola Shelley