You’ve probably heard this before, and if not, it’s so true, right? Everyone from Theodore Roosevelt to modern leadership trainers have been credited with the phrase. It is the basis of quality coaching and teaching. I’ve been a fitness and personal development coach for more than 15 years. I think it’s fair to say that even if my clients don’t achieve the success they had hoped for, while working with me they will always know that I genuinely care. They know I did my best to help motivate them and direct them towards their goals and a healthier, more balanced and focused lifestyle. I’m a firm believer in this principle – it is my foundation.
When it comes to coaching, leading, marketing, social influence, as well as everyday interactions, being genuine, open, and attuned to others is what encourages people to open up. When you engage with people at work or home are you giving them your best self? Or are you leading conversations, meetings and requests with a hollow, rushed, or self-serving agenda? If so, try connecting to them with open-ended questions that build on each other, with curiosity and positive body language. By connecting to people on a richer level you encourage trust, vulnerability, and make them feel important. It is from this space that people learn to appreciate, trust, and value your knowledge.
Nicole has been a leader in wellness and personal development since 2002 when she fell into fitness as a career. What she didn't understand then but quickly realized is that fitness is a gateway for people to stabilize their lives. Managing your workouts, your food, your health and your mindset are areas that we can all take control of.
Nicole believes that fitness is a metaphor for life with its constant obstacles, challenges, triggers and successes. It is the physical expression of emotional, mental and spiritual development. We are all on a never-ending path of growth with obstacles to overcome, doors to walk to, through and from, and circumstances to teach us.
Nicole's public speaking is focused on wellness and personal development. She also has a successful personalized fitness training studio in Fort Lauderdale that focuses on one-on-one private training, as well as personal development coursework and workshops.
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