My coaching intake was in February 2014 and I was blown away – a phrase which would be the only way to describe the experience with Joe Pane at Foundations of Coaching Success training. He is so knowledgeable, so compassionate and empathetic, so funny and then so zen.
I thought to myself, ‘You get paid to have this much fun? WOW.’
And then, in Joe’s words, ‘I slid down the rabbit hole’… and haven’t looked back.
I went from an elite athlete (all about me) to schoolteacher (all about the syllabus and students) to full time mum (all about the kids). After this, I wasn’t sure where I belonged. Then, in a magazine, I spotted free resources for personal development from The Coaching Institute. After numerous discussions with the wonderful Fiona Mangano, I signed up.
My business name, Nicole Robinson and Associates, is a Health and Fitness consultancy. I am working with footballers – who are the minor premiers for the National Football League – who have achieved their goals since we started and now know they can take it to the next level. I have done a workshop presentation to a football team. The coach’s feedback was that the team now knew why they were here. How incredible is that!? I also work with a successful small business owner on their financial management who now understands a little more about work/life balance.
I have formed a strategic alliance with a personal trainer running a studio. I’m presenting monthly workshops about How Mind Matters. I am paid for these, and now they are starting to convert paying clients.
I have learnt so much from coaching other coaches. To become part of their success – to make it about them – has been my biggest reference point of success. These coaches are exceptionally successful: one has now published their own book.
My plan within the next two years is to have a full time income, in a part time job, enabling me to have time for my husband and two children. And I know, as I serve others, my needs get taken care of – so I am able to be a most outstanding mother.
My success was about getting out of my own way and I was shown this by so many members of The Coaching Institute. They are a formidable team who absolutely inspire awesome. I also understand the importance of knowing I’m doing the best I can with what I have. Now, with the personnel and resources that TCI provides, that just shifted a whole other level
Look out Dorothy… we’re not in Kansas anymore.