Testimonials

Short versions

"I got tangible benefits even from our first session and every one thereafter. Our 3rd and 5th meetings in particular lead to huge paradigm shifts and both personal and professional outcomes far exceeding my expectations."

"When I look back and reflect on my 6 months of coaching with Nick, I struggle to find the words to describe my transformation and experience. It was quite simply phenomenal, life changing and one of the best things I have ever done."

"Just a quick text to say how grateful I am for all the coaching and support over the last few months! You are an inspiring coach, a leader and a friend.    The difference in my attitude, mental clarity, behaviour in personal and professional character in unrecognisable. We are on a journey and I am absolutely loving it."

"The last 6 months have been transformational both for myself and for the company, in no small part supported by Nick's coaching and support."

"Nick was an awesome coach"

"Nick was instrumental in my adopting a number of techniques and tools to reduce my anxiety and lessen my despondency, the result of more than a year of unemployment and frustrations.

"He has an aptitude for pin pointing my exact challenge and helping me develop actions which create growth and positive shifts in my life."

"If you physically can’t put any more hours in and are wondering where you’re going to get the extra leverage you need, I would definitely recommend speaking with Nick. He will help you find the next gear."

"Nick is a highly intuitive coach, which means he is quickly able to hone in on the underlying issue or mental blocker that is holding you back and help structure your thoughts to come to your own conclusion and create your own path forward."

"I cannot recommend Nick’s Stronger Self Coaching enough and it is with great surely that I can say that you will get more out of it than you could have imagined if you play your part. Prepare, turn up, expect to be challenged, keep an open mind and enjoy!"


Long versions

Jacques Ward

Entrepreneur

I am a change and implementation specialist with more than a decade worth of senior transaction, operations and project experience in fast changing environments. My achievements speak of a result driven independent work ethic and a constant improvement mind set. This latter quality connected me with Nick’s Stronger Self Coaching and 5 sessions in, I have never been more pleased with a decision I’ve made and the outcomes of that decision.

Unlike previous executive coaching, I got tangible benefits even from our first session and every one thereafter. Our 3rd and 5th meetings in particular lead to huge paradigm shifts and both personal and professional outcomes far exceeding my expectations. Reflecting on my coaching journey during a bit of recent downtime, I could clearly see the journey I have already been on and I am truly excited by what is yet to come.

Nick is one switched on and sorted individual and yet, is able to connect quickly and effectively with what felt like smaller failings I should have been able to overcome easily. Unlike other Coaches, he will not only push and pull (and hold you accountable), but also provide fantastic objective insights and provide some of the resources you need to start your homework thereby saving you time. Nick integrated my personal and professional development and managed the “cross-over” between the two areas with ease and a clarity of thought I have seldom encountered. None of our meetings felt overly structured – in fact, we often ended up worlds apart from where we started – and I never got the impression that Nick came into a discussion with pre-conceived ideas of what we had to achieve. Yes, I said “we” as Nick celebrates in successes as only those closest to you typically do.

I cannot recommend Nick’s Stronger Self Coaching enough and it is with great surely that I can say that you will get more out of it than you could have imagined if you play your part. Prepare, turn up, expect to be challenged, keep an open mind and enjoy! 


Chris Dunne

Global Programme manager

When I look back and reflect on my 6 months of coaching with Nick, I struggle to find the words to describe my transformation and experience. It was quite simply phenomenal, life changing and one of the best things I have ever done.

Nick has guided me to find that inner balance, inspired me to think outside the box and challenge myself like never before.

The results speak for themselves and I am already reaping the benefits of my transformation. I now have a 10 year Business plan, a new job where I have doubled my salary and am now fulfilling the potential I always knew I had; I just needed to figure out where to find it.

From a personal perspective I have found that inner calm, a quiet confidence and a new found happiness that enables me to create a new story every single day.

All I can say is thank you Nick, your coaching is life changing. I am so grateful for your support and look forward to continuing our journey together.


Roger Finn

When I found out about Nick's coaching expertise, because I liked him and respected his approach as a fellow interim consultant, I asked to try his service and truly did not know what to expect. Over the course of our conversations, Nick has helped me in three key ways:

1) Most importantly for me, to find methods in my busy days to zero in on what I really want around major life and work decisions.

2) To recognise that, despite what I may feel at times, I have a wide and open support network... if I just ask them for support.

3) Finally, that coaching, mentoring and expert advice is invaluable and Nick has given me a spark to seek out more of it in all my future endeavours.

From the first time I met with Nick, I felt an instant connection and knew there and then that he could help me overcome a number of core personal objectives that I was finding it difficult to start - never mind execute. 

The coaching sessions were delightful, peer leading, focused and extremely positive. He pushed the discussion at my speed and guided me through channels of discussion I never knew existed.

I can truly state that Nick changed my whole perspective on life for the very best.  My personal awareness on my health, mental stimulation, diet and motivation changed significantly.  My wife and kids have felt first hand the great benefits from my coaching sessions from the doors Nick opened for me. 

The results far reached my expectations and I now honestly feel I’m in the best shape of my life, both mentally and physically.  I have been extremely impressed from the start with his sheer knowledge that he provided in my pursuit of happiness and the direction he gave me in achieving my objectives; especially biohacking, personal motivation, mental health and social awareness.

I would highly recommend Nick to all my family and friends and everyone who asks “how did you do it?” or “how did you transform your life?”.


Joss Duggan

Entrepreneurs & Investor

I connected with Nick during a critical time for my start-up. We had just raised our Series A round and were rapidly rebuilding our core platform and scaling up in order to launch our first ATL campaign. 

I had bi-monthly sessions with Nick for several months which helped me clarify where my time would be most effectively deployed. I had gotten into the unsustainable habit of working until midnight every weekday and every weekend and I was in desperate need of more balance. 

Nick helped hold me to account in ingraining some new habits that helped me better manage my energy and refocus on the things that really mattered. I became more disciplined in prioritising my health and switching off, which perhaps counter-intuitively, gave me more energy to invest at the company. Without Nick’s help, I’m almost certain I would’ve burnt myself out, which would have been catastrophic during that particular phase. 

If you physically can’t put any more hours in and are wondering where you’re going to get the extra leverage you need, I would definitely recommend speaking with Nick. He will help you find the next gear.


Augustus Ashall

Consultant at a Big 4 Consultancy

I'll admit to being a little sceptical at first with exactly what a Coach could do for me. From our first session I have taken away pieces of advice and guidance that have made a noticeable difference in not only my performance at work, but also my performance in my personal life. I'm 'eating my frog' on a daily basis, giving myself time to breathe and listen to my head, heart and gut instinct, and am now a full convert to the powers of intermittent fasting and bulletproof coffee. The advice and suggested changes have been small tweaks, which has led to them sticking as part of my routine, but despite their size each one has been hugely impactful and I've felt it's been tailored specifically for my needs, not just a copy of someone else's plan. After each session I get a tailored email with links to topics we've discussed and actions to hold me accountable.

It's a hard feeling to articulate but I'd liken it to being unshackled from the traditional pitfalls of a sedentary lifestyle working in the Banking industry 


Leslie Kenney

Management Consultant

Nick worked with me over the course of a year and has been a huge factor in helping me identify what really matters to me and setting my priorities accordingly. He always helps me break down my goals into achievable, actionable steps & accountability. Nick also put me on to some really helpful productivity hacks. He is an absolutely genuine person with whom a client can build a solid partnership 


Nate Lowrie

Founder & CEO

Nick was an awesome coach. He had specific tips and suggestions for my specific needs and helped me stay on task with my major rocks.


Louise Papadopoullos

Service Design Consultant

I've worked with Nick since October 2016 in a coaching relationship. His experience as a business owner and consultant feeds into his bountiful knowledge and beautifully compliments his natural ability to coach.  Throughout our relationship I have found Nick to be present and engaged in all our conversations.  He has an aptitude for pin pointing my exact challenge and helping me develop actions which create growth and positive shifts in my life.  I would not hesitate to recommend Nick as an excellent Coach.


Jonty Levin

Finance Professional

Nick was instrumental in my adopting a number of techniques and tools to reduce my anxiety and lessen my despondency, the result of more than a year of unemployment and frustrations. Nick worked very subtly - but effectively - at getting my headspace in a different place. That resulted in my presenting a better face to the world which allowed for opportunities to materialise. I have now developed a full portfolio of well paid projects, and am now reflecting on his guidance to make peace with a new way of working (consulting vs traditional employment). He has done what the tin said: he has given me a stronger mind.


Brett Jacobs

Nick started out as my coach but has grown into so much more than I anticipated. As a trusted advisor and friend Nick continues to support me through some very challenging times in my life and career. More than anything Nick cares about his clients at a personal level which has been clearly shown in all our interactions. It’s not just about a coaching session or a short-term fix. Nick went out of his way to understand my obstacles both personally and professionally and help identify lasting opportunities and a way to reach them. I am grateful for Nick’s guidance and can wholeheartedly endorse his exceptional approach to bringing out the best in his clients


Dominic Mason

When I found out about Nick's coaching expertise, because I liked him and respected his approach as a fellow interim consultant, I asked to try his service and truly did not know what to expect. Over the course of our conversations, Nick has helped me in three key ways:

1) Most importantly for me, to find methods in my busy days to zero in on what I really want around major life and work decisions.

2) To recognise that, despite what I may feel at times, I have a wide and open support network... if I just ask them for support.

3) Finally, that coaching, mentoring and expert advice is invaluable and Nick has given me a spark to seek out more of it in all my future endeavours.


Hutton Henry

I came to Nick, exhausted and with a foggy head – not the best state to build my business.  The business might be doing well, but at the time it was at the cost of my health. Deep down, I knew that this was not a long term strategy for my health and my sleep was terrible.  I hardly ever awoke refreshed and this was also impacting time with family.  As someone who exercised plenty before my responsibilities increased, I was now a laptop-warrior and feeling terribly unfit. 

Something needed to change.

One word for working with Nick – enlightening.   I now have very restorative sleep and am very happy with my fitness.  But note that this is not an exercise programme per say – more a holistic view of what will and won’t work for you personally, so that you can build your business around a “health first” perspective.


Stefan Beavis

Nick was recommended through a CIO and Technology leaders network that I was part of.  I was looking for, what I thought at the time, a sounding board to help me quickly establish myself into a new senior role.  Whilst I valued Nick’s pragmatic advice and experience on this level, I quickly learned, and benefited from, Nick’s extensive knowledge around health and mindfulness which would take me far beyond the initial objectives I had set for myself.  I worked with Nick for around 9 months and he has helped me to find a sense of calm, and on a consistent basis, that I have never before managed to achieve in my career.  We remain in regular contact and many of the powerful habits that he helped me to adopt remain part of my everyday life.  I can’t thank Nick enough and would recommend to any busy professional.


Paul Hayes

Nick helped me through a really tough time, I had hit rock bottom in my health and it was killing my career, relationships and joy of living. 

Not only did he help me through one of the worst periods of my life, I've come out of it stronger than I've ever been and I'm excited for the future.

Nick is a treasure, a true outlier. I genuinely couldn't recommend him highly enough.