Nicola Shelley

Bristol, BS6
07501817739 07501817739

About me

Update: I am now able to meet 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!

I offer practical, personal coaching which puts you at the centre.  All my work is underpinned by powerful and yet subtle N.L.P. techniques.

Always (always!) asking 'How are you doing what you are doing and is it working?'  The impact of good well-being and self-esteem cannot be underestimated in all areas of life; professionally, personally and socially.  I give my clients space, time and a framework for thinking.

Whilst my coaching is underpinned by powerful N.L.P.,  I also draw on a range of other strategies; from the wise words of James Clear to the thoughts and ideas contained in Ikigai (Hector Garcia) to Jenny Mosely and Brené Brown and the brilliant Matt Haig.

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

Coaching with me will help you with:

  • Confidence, both personally and professionally
  • Greater focus
  • Gaining a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Recognising your strengths
  • Envisaging possibilities
  • Find clarity and motivation
  • Identifying want you want and find your worth and value

If you'd like to chat over what you are looking for, please do get in touch. There is no such thing as one size fits all in coaching!  I offer a free consultation by phone to make sure we are the right match and fit.

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

Whilst my coaching is underpinned by powerful NLP techniques, I also draw on a range of other strategies; from the wise words of James Clear to the thoughts and ideas contained in Ikigai (Hector Garcia) to Paulo Coehlo, Jenny Mosely and Brené Brown.

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.

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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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Daytimes and some evenings by arrangement


Nicola Shelley

Nicola Shelley