Testimonials

..an experience that blew me away, in a hugely satisfying and fun way

I found a steady reference in myself with your guiding principles. I felt in the presence of truth arrived at authentically by you. I felt a potency in myself with these as reminders of the true nature of my self and my relationship with my own sound.

I felt real ease to drop in fully in the exercises. I experienced tremendous liberation and excitement during them. I could really trust your invitation to find my own way in and to follow my own unfolding process throughout. I met varied self-discovery time and again and I uncovered new and important resources within myself. I was continually meeting new perspectives on my voice, my sound and on music, both analytically, and more excitingly, experientially.

The exercises opened a portal in me to my vibrant inner world. I felt really free to play. I knew I was in a space where there really was no right or wrong way, very pleasantly surprised by how my inner critic was disarmed. I could stay in touch with my voice with curiosity in my body, my throat, my vocal cords, diaphragm, belly, and  with meeting myself in my sound. I had a sense of transcending shadowy limiting beliefs I’d been holding around my voice. These experiences are still bringing a new confidence and joy for myself. I am finding my true voice and reaching greater self-acceptance.

There was the opportunity to explore my auditory modality and through that I accessed my inner voice, a wild and vast inner landscape of sound. I touched a quality of the infinite in this workshop, an experience that blew me away, in a hugely satisfying and fun way.

I felt very confident in your sensitivity as a facilitator. I was impacted by your own journey and feel my potential and my power with that. In your holding I felt great freedom to have my own experience. I want to thank you or your unique skills as a facilitator. They have brought me much healing, love and self-acceptance.

Dr Tina Hannon
Creative Voice Workshop Participant

Delightful, poignant and surprising

Nicola opens up space within me through song, music and story to witness her playfulness, joy, love and vulnerability. In being present I am able to explore my own feelings and responses. The space flows and there is a magic that descends as Nicola invites our responses to be shared with her – we are invited to immerse ourselves and be witnessed along the way. The journey offered will be unique for each person and is weaved through delightful, poignant and surprising moments. I recommend this workshop wholeheartedly. I felt more alive and in tune with my heart from going on this journey with Nicola.

Rima Hussein, Newcastle, UK
Workshop-Gig Attendee

An advocate and supporter of people remembering their own power and worth

Nicola has a way of facilitating and holding space within her workshops with such care, respect and profound empathy. She is not a helper, she is an advocate and supporter of people remembering their own power and worth. I felt so seen and acknowledged by her during her workshops on Self Iove and Intimacy. Nicola walks her talk and embodies what she shares.  She has a unique and powerful approach to self love and intimacy and I am still receiving insights since having completed the workshops.

Erin Brass
Erin Brass, Melbourne, Australia
Workshop Participant

Nicola’s online interactive workshops really have changed my life for the better

I didn’t think it was my “thing“, but she has a gift in the kind and compassionate manner she delivers her workshops. As a result I am more self-aware, a better listener, and able to clearly communicate with confidence in situations that previously I would have avoided.

Kerry Goodfellow, Bern, Switzerland
Workshop Participant

She is open-hearted, approachable..actively living what she teaches

Nicola has a way of teaching that easily keeps the balance of professional expertise and personal engagement with her students. She is open-hearted, approachable, not afraid to show emotions and holding herself in a way that shows she is actively living what she teaches. Nicola’s workshops are extremely rewarding, and have left me with lots of things to consider and apply to my life going forward. I’m so glad I chose to join her workshops. I started out feeling totally inadequate in my dealings with relationships, until I realised that I’m actually quite comfortable with some aspects of relating to others. The more I learned, the more I was able to make sense of what was just a jumble of aspects, and to address each of them separately rather than getting lost in what felt like an insurmountable task. “How do you eat an elephant? One spoonful at a time”

Tilo Flache, Brighton, UK
Smart Dating & Relating Workshop Participant

‘Life-changing’ is no exaggeration

Since having coaching sessions with Nicola, I catch myself almost on the daily thinking, “Wow, I couldn’t have done this a year ago”. Even my family and friends have noticed a change. The journey hasn’t always been easy but it’s been SO necessary. To list everything I’ve gained would turn into a short novel, so here’s the synopsis: I feel like I’ve come home. Nicola’s breadth and depth of knowledge, her uncompromising honesty, her compassion, humanity and her humour have made it all possible. What’s touched me most is her ability to hold space when I’ve felt really triggered, allowing me to work on deep-rooted issues I’ve been carrying around my whole life. It’s worth mentioning that I’d already been through a year of counselling, I wasn’t sure what coaching could unpick that a therapist hadn’t been able to address. Spoiler alert: everything. Everyone has their path but this was the best one for me. And I look forward to continuing this process together. From the bottom of my heart: thank you.

Fran Holder
Fran Holder, Brighton, UK
Coaching client

Nicola is a beautifully developed artist and teacher

Nicola is an immensely talented Singer-Songwriter, gracefully sharing her vulnerability, experience and wisdom, in her desire to inspire others to find their own creativity and fire.
The music and poetry of Nicola is intelligent and from the core of her heart. Her songs inspire with wisdom, and so often compassion and understanding, for moments we all experience. It is easy to identify with Nicola’s music and poetry. In this workshop Nicola takes you into her own musical and creative process, helping others to find their own inner creative music and poetry in co-creation with hers. It’s a beautiful way to teach others how to collaborate and be in the moment. She does all this with kindness and gentleness. Nicola is a beautifully developed artist and teacher, and as an accomplished singer with a hauntingly beautiful vibrato, her music is inspirational and takes you on a heartfelt journey of the soul.

Ian Caruna
Ian Caruana Ashford, Washington USA
Creative Listening Workshop-Gig Attendee

Nicola is an extraordinary coach…I feel so blessed to be working with her

Nicola is an extraordinary coach. She balances goals for the session with processing what is coming up in the moment; she witnesses and allows for emotion while also offering insights and framings. She draws from a valuable therapeutic toolkit featuring methods including voice dialogue, and can wisely assess when to use different techniques. She is paving the way for me to dig into my subconscious, feel my emotions, transform myself, and create my future. I feel so blessed to be working with her

Julia Paley, Washington, DC, USA
Coaching Client

Your session on boundaries changed my life

I am very grateful to have an opportunity to participate in your workshops. The loving self-care workshop was absolutely lovely. I love the way you make it interactive…Now I speak to myself kindly, lovingly and encourage myself internally. This change is giving me a great amount of peace, self-love, and helps a lot with ongoing projects. It was amazing to learn about the Drama Triangle too! And your session on boundaries changed my life. Your work is divine! I admire the way you manifest your gifts in work!

Katya Zi
Katya Zi, Pune, India
Workshop Participant

I feel very heard, held and understood by you

I really appreciate how gentle yet firm you are at the same time. I feel very heard, held and understood by you. Your reflections are pretty much always right on point and they have really helped me to unravel and understand parts of me that I have never quite grasped before, even with therapy.

Lauren Swift
Lauren Swift, Brighton, UK
Coaching Client

An encouraging and nurturing facilitator

Nicola comes with a wealth of experience, knowledge and a passion and enthusiasm for the subject which clearly shone through in this (Say NO Clearly and Kindly) workshop. She is an encouraging and nurturing facilitator who created a safe container where all participants were open to sharing their thoughts and experiences… Nicola encourages you to look at things from different angles in order to start to change many unhelpful learned behaviours and thoughts. I found the session incredibly useful with hints, tips, exercises and different ways to start to incorporate real change into your life!

Shaun Meehan
Shaun Meehan, London, UK
Workshop Participant

She’s truly a talented, intuitive and magical performer

Nicola has this unique ability to bring you into her music. She creates a space that invites co-creation, interaction and connection with whatever song she sings or story she tells. Her voice, her lyrics and her embodiment of her songs is such a joy to witness. Each time I hear her sing something new opens up for me. She’s truly a talented, intuitive and magical performer.

Erin Brass
Erin Brass, Melbourne, Australia
Workshop-Gig Attendee

Nicola develops straightforward, focused workshops

I am always impressed and moved by the care and guidance Nicola brings to her workshops. Each one is fully dedicated to helping you learn to let go of all that does not serve you, and find without judgement, how you can love yourself better while living in a life dedicated to better choices…Each point she guides you through has been developed by her own personal journey, enabling her to instruct this workshop with truth and conviction as she shares what she lives and practices herself… Nicola develops straightforward, focused workshops that often break down complicated concepts, creating a deeper self-awareness – so you can easily take the concepts and ideas and apply to your daily living in order to find a freer and more focused life.

Ian Caruna
Ian Caruana Ashford, Washington USA
Multiple Workshop Participant

The coaching she gave me really worked, and has been transformational

I loved her coaching sessions, which were fun and supportive, and I used to look forward to each session. Nicola really cares about her clients, and she puts a lot of effort and attention into the work she does.

She gave me techniques and exercises that were practical, and easy to learn and apply, and can be used anywhere and at any time. I was surprised how easy and yet effective her techniques were…The coaching she gave me really worked, and has been transformational.

I’ve also attended her workshops, which are brilliant and fun. I’d highly recommend Nicola, either as a personal coach or workshop facilitator. She offers quality and expert coaching, and you’ll get great results instantly.

Elinor Martell
Elinor Martell, Buckinghamshire, UK
Coaching Client

Your session on boundaries changed my life

I am very grateful to have an opportunity to participate in your workshops. The loving self-care workshop was absolutely lovely. I love the way you make it interactive…Now I speak to myself kindly, lovingly and encourage myself internally. This change is giving me a great amount of peace, self-love, and helps a lot with ongoing projects.

It was amazing to learn about the Drama Triangle too! Now finally I have knowledge about why I way too often become rescuer for others, while really needing to pay all that attention to myself…and now I have tools to change it…Yey!

And your session on boundaries changed my life. Your work is divine! I admire the way you manifest your gifts in work!

Katya Zi
Katya Zi, Pune, India
Workshop Participant

Immediate practical ways to approach the issues

Nicola, I want to thank you for the very practical ways you have assisted me to engage mindfully with some of my personal blockages and challenges…the work around boundaries was energetic, practical and playful… it gave me immediate practical ways to approach the issues of giving away too much, or allowing too much in, for my own well-being. Thank you, Nicola

Jim Lawson
Jim Lawson, Victoria, Australia
Coaching Client

Coaching with Nicola has been an amazing experience for me

Through her gentle yet powerful approach, she has helped me to become clear in feeling my authentic ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ and expressing them in my relationships with others… I have also been able to ask much more directly for what I need and want, especially in my work situation, which has greatly helped my general well-being…I have come away with not only a range of practical skills and tools to use in everyday life, but also a real feeling in my body of being clear in my boundaries. I am really grateful, it has really helped me a lot

Amy Behrens Clark
Amy Behrens Clark, Bristol, UK
Coaching Client

Working with Nicola has made me much more energetic and excited about my life!

There is a lot more fun, joy and laughter. I relate to myself in a more positive, fulfilling way…I am more compassionate, loving and gentle with myself, I am listening to myself, and I now give myself the opportunity to experience the pleasures of life. When my boundaries are clear I feel much more confident and experience the world in a more positive and fun way. Communicating with others is much easier and more relaxed as I feel more grounded in myself. As a result I am more open to different life experiences

Maya, Galway, Ireland
Coaching Client

I have immediately put these skills into practice

Nicola, thank you so much for your wonderful workshop. Your warmth, calmness and kindness radiated throughout the group. I found your guidance through the exercises allowed me to see issues in my own life that needed to be addressed. I have immediately put these skills into practice and I’m already reaping the benefits

Michael, Co Galway, Ireland
Workshop Participant

I really became more aware of my personal boundaries and my real Self

I was very happy with my decision to take the boundaries coaching programme that Nicola offers. It was an incredibly useful experience, and a real pleasure to work with Nicola. I feel I really became more aware of my personal boundaries and my real Self, and became a stronger person and more connected to myself. Nicola was very good at listening carefully and noting and picking up what I was struggling with…Nicola really cared about my feelings and concerns

Kasia, London, UK
Coaching Client

I highly recommend Nicola and her work

The training and support that Nicola has provided (Assertiveness, Life Skills and Creative Voice) has been of great service to many students who have attended her courses, particularly the assertiveness course…in feedback students reported that the skills they learned enabled them to deal much more effectively with the challenges they face in their interactions with others, reducing their stress considerably. I highly recommend Nicola and her work

Cindy Dring
Cindy Dring, Student Services
National University of Ireland, Galway

The coaching she gave me really worked, and has been transformational

Nicola coached me in assertiveness, boundaries, and learning how to say “no”. I chose Nicola because I consider her a great role model for healthy assertiveness and good boundaries.

Normally, I’d feel some fear or resistance, but I loved her coaching sessions, which were fun and supportive, and I used to look forward to each session. Nicola really cares about her clients, and she puts a lot of effort and attention into the work she does.

She gave me techniques and exercises that were practical, and easy to learn and apply, and can be used anywhere and at any time. I was surprised how easy and yet effective her techniques were. I still use them today (two years later), and they have really helped me become more assertive and confident.

I’d done some assertiveness training before, but it wasn’t effective. I consider Nicola to be a real expert in this area, she has so much knowledge and experience, and she tailored the coaching to my needs.

The coaching she gave me really worked, and has been transformational.

I’ve also attended her workshops, which are brilliant and fun. I’d highly recommend Nicola, either as a personal coach or workshop facilitator. She offers quality and expert coaching, and you’ll get great results instantly.

Elinor Martell
Elinor Martell, Buckinghamshire, UK
Coaching Client

My ability to believe in myself has increased by 100%

Since I started working with Nicola my ability to believe in myself has increased by 100%. I used to think I had to get people to “accept” me. However, I now know that I was putting my desires and ambitions under the table instead of on it. I am sleeping and eating better, worrying less about what people think, more sure about who I am, asking and expecting to be respected, asking for what I want (and often getting it!), letting go of the complainers, learning to communicate instead of avoiding, not arguing with my husband as much, investing in myself and getting results, feeling positive about where I’m going and seeing more beauty in the world. Nicola has strengthened my emotional immune system. Negativity can be all around me, but it doesn’t affect me the way it used to.

Valerie Farragher
Valerie Farragher, Co Mayo, Ireland
Coaching Client

My ability to believe in myself has increased by 100%

Since I started working with Nicola my ability to believe in myself has increased by 100%. I used to think I had to get people to “accept” me. However, I now know that I was putting my desires and ambitions under the table instead of on it. I’m now getting more and more confident at asking for what I want, and I have almost completely stopped dancing around that tricky word “No.”

Boundaries were a huge thing, I had none! I thought that if I was going to get my value and experience out to the world, then I had to become everyone’s best friend. It was draining, and I was drowning in my own kindness and need to be heard.

I believe Nicola’s boundaries coaching program needs to be taught in schools to children from the age of 5 and for it to continue right through the education system.

Since working with Nicola, I am sleeping and eating better, worrying less about what people think, more sure about who I am, asking and expecting to be respected, asking for what I want (and often getting it!), letting go of the complainers, learning to communicate instead of avoiding, not arguing with my husband as much, investing in myself and getting results, feeling positive about where I’m going and seeing more beauty in the world.

Nicola has strengthened my emotional immune system. Negativity can be all around me, but it just doesn’t affect me the way it used to.

Valerie Farragher
Valerie Farragher, Co Mayo, Ireland
Coaching Client