"My Name is Nichola Pyrkos, I am a Transformational Life Coach & Mindfulness Facilitator, a Psychology and Social Work graduate, and my mission is to empower individuals to step into their power, consciously create their reality, and develop the resilience necessary to navigate life's inevitable difficulties and challenges. I believe every person has the innate ability to shape their own destiny and make a positive contribution to humanity, and the work I deliver is the gateway to this experience".
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My need to understand and positively impact people's lives probably came from my own difficult childhood. Like 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 spent the best part of 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 major 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 7 years developing my personal mindfulness practice and coupled with my natural goal-orientated solution-focused approach, I have transformed my world, creating a life I love and developing my emotional resilience to weather any storm with ease.
My quest for ongoing personal evolution and self-mastery continued throughout the pandemic, and in 2021 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 toolkit of over 100 powerful exercises and materials plus theme-specific protocols which can be used to fast-track change and transformation in any aspect of life.
Today I predominantly work with clients online on a one-to-one basis delivering Transformational Life Coaching programmes tailor-made to meet the individual's needs and preferred learning styles; 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); last year I began running Group Life Coaching Programmes in Letchworth Garden City, and this year I am hoping to start delivering Online Group Life Coaching programmes, as well as more group programmes across Hertfordshire. To find out more about the services I offer and any groups I am currently running click here. To request a FREE 'no obligation to book' Consultation to explore if Transformational Life Coaching is right for you click here.
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
* DBS last checked July 2023