The power of investing in YOU with Nicola Wilkes


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My guest today is the remarkable Nicola Wilkes. Nicola is the founder of Seriously Stylish Business and is a business coach, mindset mentor, genuine influencer, inspirational coach and international keynote speaker. She brings twenty years of experience in the design industry and has a strong belief that business should not only look good but feel great.

In this episode, Nicola is here to share with us the amazing power of investing in YOU. I met Nicola on Nekker Island at Sir Richard Branson’s retreat. I was immediately drawn to her creative style and passion for business.

Nicola made a commitment to herself years ago to travel to Nekker Island and invest in pushing herself to the next level and finding incredible growth opportunities. She embarked on this journey for not only herself but to bring back all of the inspiration, motivation and teachings for her clients.

We explore how it feels to find the right coach, Nicola’s journey to combining creativity and design with business, and the biggest lessons from Nekker Island that Nicola will use in the future.

This conversation is the motivational kick up the backside to grasp that opportunity you’ve been thinking about and make the leap to invest in yourself, your business and your growth.

Topics discussed:

[2:08]: Nicola works with women in the creative and design industries who are looking to achieve their highest performance and excel.
[3:34]: It takes creativity to keep the good things going and pursue entrepreneurship.
[4:32]: Nicola shares how her passion for creativity and entrepreneurship began that led to her becoming a coach and founding Seriously Stylish Business.
[7:50]: If you harness your creativity you can unleash your success in business.
[8:20]: Nicola’s clients have thrived during the Covid times. If we learn to ride the storm we can last.
[11:06]: Nicola chose to invest in herself and travel to Nekker Island. She made a commitment to herself years ago to go to Nekker Island and see Sir Richard Branson. She took the opportunity for growth and push herself to the next level, not only for herself but also for her clients.
[13:30]: Finding the right coach is like finding the right yoga teacher. Reflect on whether you have internally shifted from the first conversation with a coach.
[15:16]: When it feels right energetically, I go for it. I went to Nekker Island because I had the opportunity and it felt right so I jumped at it.
[16:45]: Accountability is very important with coaching. Never miss a milestone and celebrate every win.
[18:35]: Since Nicola came back from Nekker Island, she realised it’s not possible to see life through the same lens. She’s looking forward to even more intentional connection with clients. She has her first ever Mallorca retreat in October and will increase the retreat program from there.
[21:51]: The transformation begins the minute you say ‘yes’.
[23:53]: Where to find and connect with Nicola.

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