My Story of Transformation
“By taking baby steps and showing up time and again, I climbed a mountain – with Nick as my spiritual Sherpa. Now I’m at the top, I can see for miles – and I’m loving the view.“
The Story Archeologist
What was the problem you were having before you engaged me?
As a newly qualified life coach I knew I needed to learn more about how to run a business and become more visible. What I learned from you was that I had totally undervalued the skills I had built up over the years as a journalist and editor and was in danger of ‘throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
What did your frustration feel like as you tried to solve the problem yourself?
I felt under-resourced and that I was back at square one – as if I’d never had a successful career! Very much ‘Who am I to think of myself as an entrepreneur – let alone an inspired entrepreneur!
What was different about my approach to helping you solve your problem?
Your way of combining gentle encouragement and spiritual awareness with powerful insights and what I call ‘throwing down the gauntlet’ – i.e. challenging me to step up and outside my comfort zone.
Take us to the moment when you realized the coaching was actually beginning to work to solve your problem.
When you invited me to deliver a talk about the power of stories to the community and I recognised the depth of my knowledge and ability to connect emotionally with an audience. I realised that people wanted what I had to offer and that I could combine my new skills as a coach with my years of experience as a writer and editor to create my own niche.
What does your life looks like now that your problem is solved or is being solved?
That took me on a journey to becoming the story archaeologist (a name you coined for me!) and eventually to a totally unexpected destination – a public speaking coach and trainer. That particular career change came about as a result of a workshop I attended at one of your community events.
Why did you choose me?
I heard you speak on a tele-seminar that also featured the director of the coaching course I was enrolled on. I resonated with what you were saying as well as your approach – it seemed understated, wise and pragmatic in equal measure.