Episode #16: Taking Massive Rapid Action with Nicola Holmes

Apr 18, 2019

This episode is all about taking massive rapid action in your business. Nicola Holmes, one of my favourite clients, is a Life Coach. She and I discuss the journey she took from feeling stuck as an entrepreneur, and not knowing what action to take next, to having a diverse practice working with clients she loves. All in the space of 8 months. 

After 10 years of 1:1 coaching, Nicola felt she had been nurturing a hobby instead of a business.  New clients were attained through word of mouth instead of marketing and communication strategies. She was emerging from the weeds of being a new mom and was longing to make a career as a life coach. Enter Marie Forleo’s B-School program, which laid a great foundation for marketing new business. Nicola learned so much but still couldn’t figure out how to put it all together. 

Nicola quickly realized that sometimes we just can’t expect to know how to do everything or know everything within our business and that yes, sometimes even coaches need coaches! We started working together and Nicola now says the fit was great because she needed my strength in sales and marketing, so she could attract new business and focus on what she does best.

In entrepreneurship, when you feel like you have an area that’s holding you back the worst thing you can do to is to run from it. The best way to handle it is to tackle it head on, make it your main focus, your mission to overcome it. Hire an expert in that field - the best you can afford, one who will teach and nurture you. 

 When looking to level up from B-School, Nicola made the leap of faith and became one of my coaching clients, in order to grow her business.  For Nicola, the stakes were high. She has 2 young children at home and needed to bring in an income along with her partner. She required the clarity she needed to help with sales, marketing and business design. Her new motto? “It’s go time, baby!”

Advice for listeners who need to make a big bold move:

  • Encourage everyone to be brave and embrace the willingness to take the big scary risks
  • Don’t undervalue the importance of community
  • Surround yourself with people you admire and who support you
  • Understand that in order to live it, you have to give it!
  • Figure out what you aren’t strong at, and be open to receiving the help you need to overcome.

At the end of the day, it’s so worth it to go for our dreams and our goals.  Nicola is a living, breathing example of what is possible. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Nicola Holmes, Life Coach
https://www.nicolaholmes.ca/

Marie Forleo, B-School
https://marieforleobschool.com/

Mamas & Co.
https://www.mamasandco.ca/

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