I summarize my work with Niki as a journey I didn’t know was there. I began working with Niki for some business and professional coaching. I quickly recognized that I had some buried traumas, and while small, they still affected me in ways I didn’t understand. I participated in the group cohort and received individual coaching, and then wrapped it all up with a 3-day retreat. I learned so much about myself and I wonder how much different my life could be had I started this work earlier. It’s difficult to face things that were long forgotten, but so worth it to come out stronger and more resilient in the end. Niki is an amazing coach, holding a place for you when you need it and challenging you to dive deeper.
I’ve been on a journey, you could say . . . a journey of recovering from trauma that happened in my childhood. I have never opened up about this trauma and it has caused a lot of pain and struggle through the years.
Last year was a bad year for me and I found myself lost and feeling broken. I couldn’t see my future or see my meaning for life. I didn’t know exactly who or where to turn to. A good friend of mine recommended Niki, who has coached me on self love and compassion. I was then invited to join a cohort group that focused on trauma, self love and compassion. I was scared out of my mind. I have struggled with trust. Who can I trust with my deepest, darkest secrets? Who can I be completely vulnerable with and feel safe?
I jumped into a place I was most uncomfortable and had so much fear. What are they going to think of me? Am I good enough, smart enough? Will they judge me? Will they accept me? I accepted the invitation and joined the cohort. Each one of us has completely different trauma or struggles in our lives. But we have something in common; trials and how we get through them. I have met 5 extraordinary people, 5 new best friends who have accepted me and love me for who I am. They encourage me to be the person I want to be. I recently had the most amazing opportunity to travel along with a couple of my dear friends to Paris. Yep! Paris, France! My heart is feeling completely full. This trip has been life changing and I will be forever grateful. My life is very blessed by some very amazing people.