I can definitely say that I didn't discover my true life's calling that I am meant to help people at a young age. I have always been a people person, and throughout school all my teacher's biggest complaints were that I talked too much. In high school I even won the Biggest Gossip Award, not because I spread rumours, but the fact that EVERYONE seemed to always confined in my, tell me their issues and ask for my opinion.
As far as I can remember, I have always truly cared about the well-being of others. People who were mistreated, sad and hurt; I could feel their energy. I would take on their emotions and care deeply. I now know how much of a blessing it is to be an empath and ultimately I was destined to help others.
I first left high school and enrolled at Brock University in their Concurrent Education program, since Elementary School I always said I wanted to become a teacher, I loved helping others and teaching them new things to make a difference in their lives. After starting school, with the school curriculum program changing I found it wasn't my true calling and I didn't feel aligned with being a Teacher anymore.
That's when I took half a year off and finally decided on enrolling in an Advanced Massage Therapy Diploma at Sir Sandford Fleming. I find the human body so fascinating; the things we are capable of, it's ability to heal and grow, and the still vast of the unknown of what it is capable of. Massage Therapy was my calling, being able to help people feel better, fix and ease chronic pain, lower their stress and get them back to functioning is something I take great pride in.
In College I started to develop anxiety. I was commuting from Ajax to Peterborough 5 days a week, working a part time job and studying, all while undergoing a very stressful time in my family. I ignored the signs of my anxiety and panic attack as I felt like I could control it myself. When I finished school and started working as a Registered Massage Therapist, the panic attacks were less and I wasn't as anxious on a daily basis anymore. I was first exposed to life coaching in 2018, and that was when I completed my first course with a life coach and I realize how much work I had to do in healing from my past and healing certain relationships in my life.
Here’s the thing about working with Nicole. She’s knowledgeable and kind. She’s understanding and compassionate. She’s smart and accountable. And because of who Nicole is, and how she coaches, you too start to believe you can be those things (if that’s what you want). For me, working with Nicole was truly life changing. Her knowledge and understanding as a coach allowed me to have the confidence I needed to transform my life, my way of thinking. She held me accountable to the actions and goals I set for myself. I began to dream bigger. Nicole was accessible and always right there with every challenge and limiting belief. With her coaching, kindness, and compassion I began to work through each challenge, rather than avoiding them. I cannot put a value on Nicole’s 90 day program because to me and the skills I learned through her coaching is invaluable.
So far I have found our coaching sessions very helpful, in helping me come up with ideas to stay on track. Nicole is easy to talk to and is great at thinking of things to work on each week. I look forward to the next session each week. It's great to have someone to discuss life work balance ideas with and hope I will be able to work my way back to a balanced life.
Nicole and I have worked together for 4 short weeks and I have been able to put tough action plans into play that have helped me relieve my depression and anxiety. The most important realization I have with Nicole's coaching was that my depression is coming from putting everyone else first and taking care of everyone else before myself. I have been able to make very tough decisions that have allowed me to move forward in my own life and had helped reduce my anxiety and depression by 50%.
Thank you Nicole for your guidance in helping me to discover and face some hard truths that I’ve been too blind to recognize. I am moving forward with a better awareness to be kinder to myself and to not carry everyone else’s burdens in my heart and mind. I am being mindful to fill my cup up first, in order to be able to fill up others.