My Name is Nichola Pyrkos, I am a Transformational Life Coach & Mindfulness Facilitator, a Psychology and Social Work graduate, and my mission is to help people step into their power to consciously create their reality, whilst developing the resilience needed to manage the difficulties and challenges that life inevitably sends everybody's way.
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My need to understand and positively impact people's lives probably came from my own difficult childhood. Like so many, I endured my fair share of challenges and traumas which needed to be healed and transmuted. It is no accident I have walked the life path that I have, and that my life purpose is one of being of service to others... for that I am thankful.
As a Psychology and Social Work Graduate, I have spent the last 20 years supporting people of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of different settings including Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Children & Families Social Work and Early Intervention. I am skilled and experienced in identifying people's individual needs and adopting a solution-focused approach to help transform the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of families. Understanding people’s personal stories, helping them identify their goals and solutions, overcoming barriers, and building resilience have always been central themes in my professional practice. Over time I have come to realise that facilitating in the transformation of people’s lives is not only my passion and life purpose, but it has helped me understand and heal the wounds of my own past.
But my catalyst for self-mastery and personal evolution did not end at making peace with my childhood traumas. Despite my education and expertise, having had my first child halfway through my Masters degree, it quickly became apparent that juggling parenthood, career, home, family, finances, self-care etc all as a single parent was not just overwhelming...it left me feeling like a ghost of my former self. I became disconnected from who I was, the people around me, and finding little joy in my day-to-day life. There is no other way to say it...motherhood sucked!! So in a bid to prevent burnout and a possible breakdown I enrolled on an 8-week Mindfulness course, which turned out to be the first step to transforming my adult life!
The world of Mindfulness opened my eyes to a whole new way of working with clients, but also in how I relate to myself and interact with the world around me. I have come to know that with regular meditation and mindfulness practice, we can tap into inner strength, resources and wisdom, bringing self-awareness and perspective into our often overwhelming lives, and it can help us attain the sense of balance we need and crave. I have spent the past 5 years developing my personal mindfulness practice and coupled with my natural goal-orientated solution-focused approach, I have transformed my life and brought into my reality all the things I value and bring me joy, as well as having built my resilience to successfully surf the waves life likes to roll out for all of us at times.
My quest for ongoing personal evolution and self-mastery continued throughout the pandemic, when I decided to take the plunge and dive head-first into the world of Transformational Life Coaching which I truly love. I completed an accredited course in Transformational Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Emotional Freedom Technique, run by the multi award-winning CAM Coaching Company. Since then, I have undertaken 100+hrs of direct work with private clients and I have developed a toolbox of over 100 powerful exercises and materials which can be used to fast-track change and transformation in any aspect of life, including upgrading the physical environment, career, relationships, health, finances, lifestyle etc
Today I predominantly work with clients online on a one-to-one basis delivering tailor-made Transformational Life Coaching programmes; I publish content-rich personal development and mindfulness posts weekly via Facebook and Instagram @mindfullifecoachuk; I have written over 20 personal development blogs available on this website (see Menu); I have developed a Resources Toolkit of over 100 transformational coaching exercises to use with clients to address more or less any issue in any key area of their lives they wish to change. And as of October 2022 I will be delivering my first group Life Coaching 8-week programme in Hertfordshire which I am super excited about!
My Coaching Credentials
Psychology BSc – University College London
Social Work MA – Middlesex University
Enabling Others & Practice Teaching Diploma – Middlesex University
Mindfulness Teacher Training Certification – Mindfulness Now
Life Coaching Certification – NLP Coaching Company
Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification – NLP Coaching Company
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification – NLP Coaching Company
Emotional Freedom Technique Certification – NLP Coaching Company