I was unfamiliar with the power of coaching until I started working with Nikki. Unlike the traditional therapy model I was familiar with, Nikki is skilled at listening and repeating back the essence of my words, while asking me questions that continue to have me in the seat of decision making. I’m always the one in the kayak heading down the river, but through her caring, non-judgmental, and non-rescue dialogue, I never get her in the kayak with me. She clearly guides me from that place of inner knowing, and because of that skill, I never feel forced or obligated to do something I may otherwise do given my history with therapists.
My experience with therapists has often been about leading me into decisions I’ve not had enough time to adopt well. So, wanting to please the therapist, I have chosen steps that haven’t felt right and I paid for them. Contrastingly, coaching with Nikki, which happens on the phone once a week, has been about honoring MY journey through listening and feeding back the essence of what I’ve said. I can sit in silence. I’m asked to feel in my body how one choice vs another feels.
Working with Nikki and the coaching model has been time well spent. No judgment, no advising, no counseling. This work is powerful because I’m in charge, she’s skilled at feeding back what I’m saying, and she offers only questions to help me navigate my own path. I have been able to move through some tough places with Nikki. She’s a skilled listener, and she’s a trusting voice. I never thought work like this could be done on the phone from points far away but they sure can!
Nikki, I wanted to take a moment and let you know how much I am being blessed by your coaching services. You are causing me to think in ways I don’t normally think and holding me accountable for what I say I am going to do. You’re not pushy in any way and you definitely don’t come across as judgmental or anything like that. I can see this relationship lasting long into the future! Thank you for all you are doing to help me stay focused and step out in faith.
I just wanted to let you know that I’ve wrapped up my 6 weeks of coachings with Nikki. Thank you for the opportunity to experience life coaching. It was very enjoyable. These past weeks have been enlightening for me as well. Nikki has helped me discover new things about myself and pinpoint areas of internal strength. She inspired and motivated me each week. Nikki was great and I am blessed to have had heard as a life coach. Thanks again and all the best.
The Life and Business coaching that I have been receiving from Nikki has been wonderful. I was going through so many different things that just kept piling up on me. I didn’t realize how far I was sinking until I began experiencing depression. Being able to lay out my life and see it for what it is has helped me to see where I need work and what I need to cut out. My depression is going away. I have more energy and I am more focused on what I need to accomplish. I am so grateful for the change that has come over me. Thank you, Nikki!!