Coaching in Nature

Client Testimonials and Feedback

"Nicola guided me through targeted discussion about a range of experiences which were negatively impacting my self-belief and consequently limiting my potential in every sphere. By early on uncovering my personal passion for being outdoors, this being a space where I naturally did a lot of thinking, my thoughts and feelings were able to flow more easily. I was able to adopt the learning from my challenges and take concrete steps to driving my life forward again. The reflection and support was invaluable, and I can't thank Nicola enough for listening and showing me the wood for the trees, in every sense!"

Programme Manager, Nuclear Industry

“Following a recommendation, I approached Nicola to seek support through a very challenging period in my career and a turning point in my life. Nicola took time to fully understand my situation and suggested an approach that allowed to address the changes I was facing whilst managing my health and wellbeing. Coaching in a natural environment really worked for me, it stimulated my thinking and brought a clarity to my mind that I did not think was possible.”

Senior Executive, Chemical Industry

“I chose to work with Nicola to help me make the switch from a 30 year career in HR to retirement. I was conscious of ensuring that I was prepared for the changes in my life, and also in ensuring that I invested time in my own wellbeing especially as I have caring responsibilities for an elderly parent. She helped me to put in a realistic plan for making the transition from a busy working life to a happy and fulfilling retirement, as well as helping me to put boundaries in place with others, to ensure I was thinking about me and what I want out of the next phase of my life. Nicola and I had our coaching sessions in the grounds of a local National Trust property, and walking and talking outdoors really lifted my spirits and helped clear my mind. Just being in nature was very calming as was Nicola’s kind demeanour and respectful but incisive questioning. Crucially we always concluded our sessions with tea and scones in the café!”

Former Senior HR manager, Private Sector

“It really does change your perspective when undertaking your coaching outdoors as I somehow felt as if I had created a better environment for my development, where I could explore in detail the issues I was struggling with. Just being away from my desk and my phone helped to minimise any distractions and enabled me to gain so much from my sessions with Nicola.”

New Team Manager, Private Sector

“I’ve never found it easy to talk about myself but walking and talking with Nicola really helped. I felt for the first time in a long time that I could focus on me and what I needed to do differently to help maintain a better work life balance and make time for me. I felt more energised after our sessions and I am sure that was due in part to working outside rather than being in an office.”

New Business Owner, Private Sector