Transformational, or developmental coaching is at the heart of everything that I deliver, whether working with horses (see below) or not. This approach explores current and past influences from both personal and professional lives that influence behaviour. It encourages you to challenge your self-limiting beliefs and empowers you to think, feel and respond differently in all areas of your life and become the best possible version of yourself.
Transformational coaching focuses on the future and enables you to unlock your own potential, whether working through personal or professional situations or simply keeping positive momentum in your life. You’ll gain greater clarity and perspective through raised self awareness, and become more agile at dealing with increasingly complex situations, and adept at responding to differing behaviours.
"Just wanted to say thank you for coaching me, believing in me, laughing with me and helping me up when I’ve wobbled! I am stronger and clearer and have grown so much from this. Thank you so much.”
Thomas Leonard, an early pioneer of personal, or life coaching, and founder of the International Coaching Federation, uses a definition of developmental, or “Inner Game” coaching:
“Effective coaching (in the workplace) holds a mirror up for clients, so they can see their own thinking process. As a coach, I am not listening for the content of what is being said as much as I am listening to the way they are thinking…”
From W T Gallwey, The Inner Game of Work
As a coach, my role is to create an environment, a safe space, for the learning to take place, while developing a challenging but supportive relationship. I will help you to identify limiting thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that are preventing you from achieving your life purpose; help you to recognise your strengths and wants; set achievable goals to reach your desired outcomes.
It can be a powerful, and sometimes uncomfortable journey at times, but if you are ready and open to engage with the process, the outcomes really will help you transform your life, your work, yourself.
"I’ve made so many changes due to this process. My life has turned 360 degrees and I've kept everything I loved, brought back everything which serves me well and left behind anything which was hindering my wellness.”
Coaching comes in many forms, and it’s important that you find a coach that you connect with, both as an individual and in the approach used. I use a transformational coaching approach, but for an added dimension, I can also offer coaching alongside horses by incorporating equine facilitated coaching into any of my programmes. Here’s some more information about how I work – and don’t hesitate to contact me if you need to find out more.
"Brilliant rapport and connection. You made me feel relaxed, comfortable and open to talk. I felt very emotionally safe and because of that have benefitted significantly from this coaching experience.
I was ready for this and it was tough at times but rewarding and helpful thanks to Nicki."
(multiple Brain Integration Techniques)
Does your heart truly soar at the start of each day? Or do you know at the deepest level that you need to make some changes, but you don’t have the guts to do it alone? Is it time for a more creative approach to life? Maybe it’s time to listen to not only your head, but also your heart and gut. Time to evolve yourself truly, deeply, and with meaning. Intrigued?
mBraining™ coaching programmes allow you to evolve in any way you want, and expand the sense of who you truly are, with the wisdom to know what to choose for yourself in life and work.
So, what is mBraining™? It is the process of aligning and harnessing the power of your multiple intelligences (head, heart and gut “brains”) through a series of practical coaching methods and exercises: multiple Brain Integration Techniques (mBIT™). It’s bringing together the best of modern day science with the deep insights of ancient wisdom.
"The latest scientific research shows you have three brains! You have complex, adaptive and fully functional neural networks or 'brains' in your heart, your gut and your head."
Grant Soosalu & Marvin Oka:
mBraining™ builds on the practices of neuroscience, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), cognitive linguistics, positive psychology and behavioural modelling to create an integrated approach that supports you to experience congruence between being, feeling and doing.
"mBraining coaches you in aligning your three brains to achieve greater wisdom, success and happiness in a world of massive change."
Grant Soosalu & Marvin Oka:
As a Professional Certified mBIT Coach, I will support you to listen to the whole of your self and to:
Raise your own levels of self awareness and intuition
Improve self management and emotional responsiveness
Increase motivation and have the courage to take action
Gain clarity and confidence in decision making and problem solving
Change behaviours that no longer serve you well
Contribute to your health, wellbeing and vitality
So, are you ready for what Grant Soosalu describes as “joyful exploration, curiosity, evolutionary change and flourishing”?
What does your heart tell you?
What’s your gut instinct?
“When I first heard about mBIT Coaching, I thought “Oh my life!” I trusted Nicki so I tried it. It’s a whole new level of coaching. It’s a much deeper connection to your thoughts and feelings from your body. It gives you a more intense, deeper understanding. I’m not sure if I’d have got there, had those insights, in a different coaching session. The power comes from the heart for me.”
Equine Facilitated Coaching doesn't involve any riding, and you don't need any experience around horses. It's simply a coaching session using a horse which allows the process to be accelerated - think of it as having two coaches working with you instead of just one!
Horses provide an incredibly accurate mirror to a human's motivation and intention. As prey and herd animals, they are fine-tuned to sense and reflect back to us even the merest flicker of change in our inner state, before our own awareness even makes it conscious to us.
Working with horses, and observing their responses to us can provide insights which are not normally accessed in other ways, and therefore can provide an incredibly rich source of feedback.
Horses help people access a more authentic self, enabling them to feel happier, healthier and have more fulfilment. Emotional intelligence and awareness is raised, which helps clients strengthen the ability to move through vulnerability and fear. It empowers them to recognise how to live in the moment instead of dwelling in the past or worrying about the future – the “what ifs”.
Equine facilitated coaching supports learning around non-verbal communication; trust; relationships; setting boundaries; speaking up; understanding your leadership style and its impact; energy and motivation; dealing with challenges; decision making; teamwork, and so much more. It’s an unforgettable experience that creates lasting results.
"When I started working with Nicki Eyre I was already aware of Equine Facilitated Coaching and her style of Transformational Coaching having worked with her at a local charity. So I thought I was prepared for the journey I was about to embark upon…
I’m pretty “normal”. Work hard; play hard is my life motto. I’m in a long-term relationship, have a full time job, family, no major life dramas. So why do I need a transformational coach you may ask? Well I know I can improve. I’ve learnt I need to love myself more, stop putting others before my self to my own detriment, so that’s what I’m working on. Not as easy as it sounds. I’ve been working on it for a couple of years now and not really get anyway fast. I felt “stuck” before Nicki and I started to work together. I could recognize what I was doing, but changing was proving difficult. Nicki’s way of transformational coaching helps you to break down your goals, stay focused and be kind to yourself. I now know with Nicki’s help that it’s OK to take time. A lifetime of learnt habits don’t change overnight, habits that served you well in your life don’t have to serve you well all your life. Don’t know what that means? Then ask Nicki! After just 3 sessions with Nicki already can feel a change, the “stuck” feeling has shifted and I am changing… slowly.
My new motto is now “Open your heart to receive love and peacefulness”
Thank you Nicki for those beautiful words."