Below is more about who I am, but if you have any questions you can always send me a message—I’m an open book for you...
Over the years as both a client and coach, I’ve developed my own approach toward and understanding of coaching. For me, coaching is a safe space to be completely honest, access my emotions, gain self-awareness, and practice tools that add ease to my life. Working with a coach accelerates growth.
Coaching shines a light on areas that would take me longer to see on my own. Prioritizing my growth by working with a coach has been the most loving gift I have ever given myself.
After a big personal transition in my 30’s, I sought out support through various modalities of therapy, coaching, and breathwork. It was incredibly impactful for me. I found that coaching & breathwork with an emphasis on connecting to my emotions, body, and thoughts was what ultimately changed my life the most. I have been drawn to this work ever since and it’s what drove me to become the type of coach I am today.
I wake up with so much gratitude for the coaching and support I have gotten and continue to get. I have so much more awareness, self-compassion, and confidence. This support propelled me into my dream career of becoming a Life Coach and Breathwork Facilitator, which lights up my life and allows me to be of service to you.
How did I get here? After a decade in the hospitality industry, COVID-19 jolted me right out of my comfort zone and into the unknown. I finally listened to the voice that said there was something more for me.
I always knew I wanted to be of service to people in a way that felt more meaningful to me. And this calling was only growing louder. My childhood and life experiences were challenging in ways that I knew others would relate to.
As a child, I took on a lot of responsibility at a very young age. I learned how to cope with chaos, conflict, and uncertainty by hiding my emotions, putting on a happy face, and learning to handle things on my own. I didn’t want to be a burden and I stopped speaking up about my needs. Maybe this experience sounds familiar to you.
My habits and coping mechanisms only got more deeply rooted from there. As an adult I buried myself in work, continued to deny my emotions, and would occasionally release all of this in unhealthy ways—especially through drinking, which would always be followed by a shame spiral. I was attracting partners that were similar and continued these patterns for 15 years until I was finally ready to ask for help.
Ultimately, I was pushed over the edge when my little sister was diagnosed with cancer and we both found out we carried a mutation in our BRCA1 gene. My worst habits went into overdrive. I was in denial of my own needs and repeating patterns with alcohol, relationships, and being incredibly hard on myself. This was also my big wake up call. Coaching & breathwork got me through and still gets me through today.
I am based in Seattle and a true Pacific Northwest girl at heart with a bit of Kihei, Hawaii in the mix. You cannot keep me away from the water or mountains for too long! These days I love spending time connecting to myself through breathwork, yoga, and walking outside with a great podcast or playlist on. Music lights me up and I have too many favorite live shows to list, but Bonnie Raitt and OutKast are on top! Spending time with loved ones is my greatest joy and I am especially thankful for the work I get to do with my sister - providing education and awareness around breast and ovarian cancer signs & symptoms as well as mentor support for high-risk individuals.
Nicole has a BA in Psychology and is a Certified Life Coach through Martha Beck, Inc. She is ACC certified with the International Coaching Federation. Her coach training is based on cognitive and somatic-based practices including principles from The Work of Byron Katie, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Martha Beck's Body Compass, Dream Analysis, and Ideal Day techniques. She is also a Certified, Trauma-informed Breathwork Facilitator through PAUSE.
As long as you are breathing there is more right with you than wrong with you, no matter what is wrong.