I work with corporations, communities and government agencies to shift the environment from disengagement to enthusiasm, cooperation and unification. My approach is dynamic and tailored to each clients needs, derived from experience working with thousands of individuals and teams.
My passion lies in inspiring audiences and using the stage to spread the message of love. I’m available to be hired for speaking events of any size, having spoken on the Ted stage, Mindvalley’s and Afest stages, international conferences, university and school cohorts. (you can check out my Ted Talk at Oxford University here or Mindvalley University Seminar here).
Mental illness costs our economy $600 million annually in absenteeism due to mental health days. By 2020 mental illness is predicted to be the worlds leading health epidemic. In today’s economic climate, its crucial to consider more than just a single bottom line. Your staff’s well being and connectedness needs to be a priority. I provide training for your team through tailored engagement. Teams come alive when they feel a genuine connection to each other and the vision you’re working towards. I assist staff in creating conscious processes of communication with one another. To read up on some of the success stories scroll down below.
I facilitate a process of exploration and inquiry to create a safe and dynamic space for teams to unify and create shared vision. An emphasis is placed on establishing the challenges and personal blocks that contribute to toxic cultures, and assistance in designing and facilitating your team into a new one. I act as the bridge between your actual and your possible. I’ve worked with hundreds of organisations and communities to serve this transition, and more exclusively with many CEO’s and executive teams through coaching and co-designing. I personalise the journey with each client, so please drop me an email to discuss the best ways forward.
British International School, Phuket
“As a leader of Student Wellbeing in an International School the challenge is not to solve students’ problems and difficulties but rather to provide a tool-kit to help them navigate them. Working with Nicole and the Love Out Loud philosophy has created a shift in the way our community is seeking to support our young people. Whilst we are attempting to equip our students with the skills necessary to face their mental, social, emotional and physical experiences, we needed something more. Offering Coaching and Mindfulness has been powerful coupled with a Wellbeing Curriculum, however, the Love Out Loud message has enabled us, as an organisation, to create a safe container for our students and to help them normalise their emotions.This shift in thinking has been huge. Helping students realise that all their emotions are normal and gives them permission to be themselves. As educators our job is often seen as the facilitators of knowledge. However, our new approach in Emotional Support has been to hold the students’ hands through their pain. Just listening and showing up for the young person can be hugely powerful. We see you, we hear you and we love you. When this environment is created the tool-kit can be implemented in a far more relevant and meaningful way for everyone.Leading change is never easy. However, when we can recognise that pain and struggle are normal and even necessary for growth, then we are better placed to help young people grow grit and resilience over time rather than solve their problems for them in the quick fix fashion so many have become accustomed to. Love Out Loud and working with Nicole has facilitated this change for which we are really grateful.”
Richard Stockings, Leader of Student Wellbeing at British International School, Phuket
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Watch the full video to get a better understanding of the work I do and why I do it.
Connecting and Unifying
Over the past 6 year I’ve worked with over 300 very diverse communities, all with their own varying socioeconomic backgrounds and community cultures.By 2020 mental illness is predicted to become the biggest health epidemic we’ve seen, and my experience over the last 6 years has shown me that isolation is the biggest risk in communities. I’ve seen blatantly obvious correlations between specific areas of people’s lives, and their happiness.
I’ve also discovered, through the hundreds of communities I’ve helped develop, that community wellbeing is entirely dependant on the individuals within it.
I believe the answer to our rising rates of mental illness is to unify and connect communities, and to educate and inspire the people within them to become empowered. I believe connection is a skill that can be taught, and those who struggle to communicate are at a higher risk of isolation and mental illness. I teach individuals how to connect, and this is empowering for each individual.
Understanding Community Transformation
The biggest lesson I’ve learnt through facilitating people has been that although people’s stories are all beautifully unique, there is a sameness in each person’s emotive experiences. I’ve designed a process that allows anyone, no matter what they’re processing to move from where they are to where they want to be.
The crucial ingredient is creating the condition for the transformation to occur. For example; if someone is feeling powerless and wants to begin stepping into their power; they need an environment of strength – strength in this example, is the condition. A brilliant facilitator knows the power in allowing an exploitative space of the individuals within it to draw their own conclusions. In mental health specifically, I feel it’s less about telling someone what to be; rather allowing them to understand that they are not their story; and to facilitate them into a space of newness.