Do you recognise that sweet, comforting feeling in your heart? That pull at your heart strings, which returns time and time again, desperate to get your attention. That inner nudge you continue to ignore? A feeling of love. A feeling of passion. A feeling of intensity. A feeling of ‘hell yeah’!?
You know you want to follow these signs – do as they encourage you to – but something is stopping you. You push them away. You pretend they don’t exist, but you know that at some point you will have to give in and listen.
Leading a heart-driven life has brought me the most incredible joy and happiness. It has also brought me to very sad and dark places. The journey feels like a roller coaster. There have been times when I lived in a place of constant uncertainty and doubt and had to consciously choose my heart over head. None of this has been easy, but trust me the fulfilment has been all the sweeter.
The love is lovelier. The passion more passionate. And you are more true and your life is on purpose.
This is the real deal.
The mind-blowing-making-your-heart-light-up goodness. This is where you will thrive.
Hello there beautiful.
I’m Nikki and I’m all about living your life based on decisions of the heart. Going after what sets your soul on fire. I’m a certified life coach and writer, seeking freedom and carving out my own path in this wonderful world.
And what I want most is for you to be delighted with life.
What do I mean by delighted? I mean pleasure, enjoyment, fulfilment, smiles galore. I mean walking with a spring in your step. Heart beating faster. Loving life and saying YES to your desires.
So lovely, let me ask you this: Are you delighted with your life? Or is something holding you back?
Because I’ve been stuck too.
I know what it’s like to feel you have no control. You want change but you don’t know where or how to start. You want to live your wildest dreams but for some reason you don’t even feel like you can share them with the closest of friends and family. It’s a big secret.
I know. I hear you. I have felt this too.
I believe life is a choice. We might not be able to control what happens to us; but we can choose how we react to it.
I also believe that nothing good comes easy. Heart-driven choices hold your greatest joy but you have to show and do the work.
They say female intuition is one of the most powerful things we women have and I couldn’t agree more – though I’ve learned along the way it doesn’t always end with rainbows and roses. Intuition has been the driving force behind the biggest decisions of my life. Choices which were based on a gut feeling.
It was early 2012 when I found myself feeling miserable and unsatisfied in a job at a bank in Sydney, Australia. I mean bored to tears, head in hands, not knowing what to do. I was a deeply unhappy person at the time. I thought: There has to be something better than this! I realised I needed an outlet. I needed to share and connect meaningfully with others. I had an immense desire to express myself and to be creative. I wanted to explore an area of myself that was fast asleep but so desperate to wake up.
From the depths of my sadness and confusion I was moved to dig deep. I craved freedom to live a location independent life. I desired to make a difference, no matter how small. I wanted to be a coach. Then something clicked – a major lightbulb moment. Could I do it? Since this moment freedom has been my main driver.
Then came the realisation. Climbing the corporate career ladder was no longer the right fit for me, not like I had previously envisioned. This was a lot to take in. What was I going to do next? Being the fiercely independent person I am, I was obviously not going to ask anyone to help me figure this all out. I should be able to make sense of this blogging and coaching business myself, right?
I was wrong.
I was trying to navigate a world very new to me. I didn’t have a clue where to begin but desperately wanted to be a part of it. I had to allow help to enter my life – there was no other choice.
Many a times I have thought: I can’t do this! I can’t write! I won’t be a good coach! And then the biggy… I’m not enough. During those kind of moments, a little support goes a very long way. It’s ok to be vulnerable and ask for help. Actually it’s better than ok. It’s good. Great even. You don’t have to do it all alone.
Help came to me in the form of several courses and coaches, some of which have literally blown me away. The journey is so much richer knowing others are going through their own process of self-discovery. I felt comforted and safe. I realised I was not the odd one out or alone. I felt connected.
Working with a coach was an empowered choice for me. I made the decision on behalf of my own happiness and wellbeing. When I have felt plain stuck, the space to open up to someone outside of my day to day world and share my story is such a relief!
Weight officially lifted.
I feel heard. I feel comforted. I feel supported. I feel encouraged, and all with no judgement.
I want to let you know that I am here to offer you the same.
I want to let you know that you’ve got this.
The inside scoop
:: I’m a Dutch chick, living and loving London. I’ve also lived in the Caribbean, Barcelona and Sydney
:: I’m a little (a lot) clumsy
:: Connection is what makes me thrive. I believe you can only fully connect with someone if you’re being authentic
:: I’m a lover of cheese
:: I live for adventure and travel! That’s pretty much where all my money goes
:: Nature and being outdoors is a big love of mine
:: There’s something magical about water, oceans and the beach (I will end up living sea-side again, one day, I’m sure)
:: I’m obsessed with pink (the colour, not the singer)
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With love + a happy heart