I came into the coaching relationship with Nikon Gormley as a brand new coach with a TON of insecure thinking about money, building a business, and how to transition from my current career. I had rigid thinking around how long this process "should" take, what a successful coaching practise "should" look like, and measures of success that I was obviously not meeting. By the end of six months coaching with Nikon, I was more self-confident, relaxed and playful in building my coaching practice. I learned to slooooooow down.
Although none of the uncertainty of building my practice disappeared (because life is full of uncertainty), my relationship to the uncertainty changed dramatically. Through Nikon's help, I came to trust that there was nowhere to arrive at, no destination, and no end goal to make me better. As it turns out, I was already better. The question of "what should I do" shifted to "what do I want to do?". With that insight alone, my coaching business has grown and evolved to include more clients, more creative projects, and a heck of a lot more fun.
Nikon is a one-of-a-kind human being and coach, who shines his own light while inspiring others to shine their light into the world. Instead of feeling intimidated or competitive with all that he has accomplished, I felt encouraged and inspired to be my very best self, while breaking free of my self-imposed limitations.
With humility and grace, Nikon is like a walking permission slip to anyone who seeks to connect with their true self -- the big Self, with a capital S, that is quietly hiding underneath all of the worry, doubt, and fear. Like a laser beam, Nikon sees right through that noise and into the very heart of who you are. Nikon is both a cheerleader and confidant, questioner and seeker, listener and storyteller, student and teacher, and your biggest fan and friend.
It is a privilege to witness Nikon serve the world in his own genuine, creative, compassionate, selfless, fun-loving, and courageous way. I am confident that he will touch and impact many lives for the better. He truly changed mine.