Look out Dorothy… we’re not in Kansas anymore! | The Coaching Institute

Look out Dorothy… we’re not in Kansas anymore!

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

Nicole Robinson
Nicole Robinson

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.”

Nicole Robinson
Nicole Robinson

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.

Nicole Robinson
Nicole Robinson