I am a life explorer, my work is to explore all that it is to be human, to help us understand what limits us, what scares us, what liberates us, what feeds us and ultimately, how can we be all that we can and to help others to do so too.
So, Nikdavis.com is an exploration of life in order to move our thinking, our actions and ourselves forward.
It is a combination of many facets - spirituality, philosophy, real life experiences, ground breaking research, a deep understanding of change at a personal and organisational level and an endless curiosity about life and all that it has to offer.
nikdavis.com is the on-going dissertation of a life long student - that being me. It covers a variety of topics based on where I am in my life, what I am learning and what I can share in the belief that it can help others.
Right now I am exploring better ways to live with death, to live meaningful lives, to support menopausal women and to create more joy and purpose in organisations.
This website is an invitation to other life explorers, to join the conversation, to consider new perspectives, to challenge the status quo, to embrace change and to help others to do so too, to have the difficult conversations, to do the real work we need to do in order to understand ourselves and therefore others and to be all that we can be, by living life with our eyes, hearts and minds wide open.
I'm a great lover of nature - I live a lifestyle akin to the good life, everything is a little worn, quirky and imperfect, just as I like it. I am a passionate advocate of sustainable living, I love the taoist philosophy and I believe mother nature is a great teacher so, it's no surprise that I choose a tree as a metaphor, a structure upon which to organise my world.
Trees signify strength, beauty and longevity and there are many parallels to be drawn with the human experience. We all need strong roots to to enable us to weather our storms and strong roots can only be achieved with the right nutrients and environments. No two trees are exactly the same and it is their differences rather than their similarities that create such a rich and varied landscape, upon which we often feast our eyes. Trees have many branches, some of which stay for the duration and some of which do not, they may loose their leaves in the autumn only to regrow them, stronger and more bountiful in the spring, after taking the time to rest, reflect and replenish their roots - constantly demonstrating the cycle of birth and death, change, growth and progress.
My branches ebb and flow, they are not static just a representation of where I am at any given point in time, but my roots, my nutrients and my trunk never change, they are the foundations upon which many different worlds can be built, because none of us are one dimensional beings, life changes us all and the greatest gift we can give ourselves and others, is to always share our genuine, authentic selves, warts and all, so that others may do so too.
Helping organisations achieve the 'seemingly impossible', think the unthinkable and deliver genuine transformation, driven by engaged and motivated people. Facilitating open and honest 'rumbles', in a psychologically safe culture, to enable people to bring their whole selves to work.
Supporting individuals to become whole, to discover what 'makes their hearts sing' and bring it to life via a combination of coaching, consulting and life experiences.
Creating some time out for people to simply have a conversation, create some headspace, connect with new people, let of steam or to simply 'show up and own up', in a safe and welcoming environment, where mutual respect, kindness and honesty are the driving principles.
On the last Friday of every month, I host a virtual coffee session - there is no monetry cost, only your time, trust and honesty is required. This is not a big event, just 5/6 of us having a chat about life and experiencing human connection.
I'd love to see you there, just follow the link below if you would like to pop along.
Showing up and owning up, sharing my stories with raw, unfiltered honestly, via public speaking, blogging, vlogging and podcasts to help others embrace theirs too.
I am happy to share both my personal and professional experiences and perspectives, good and bad, in the hope they can add value to someone, somewhere
These stories are shared on my blog, you tube and via social media.
Being a student of life and sharing all that I learn, to encourage us all to be more curious and empathetic.
Check out the the library for the curious, random inspiration, my blog and follow my vlogs on you tube.
I try to live my life as fully and authentically as possible and as part of that quest, I observe many things - about myself, about others and about life. And I like to share my thoughts, honestly and in the moment.
Some weeks are more fruitful than others, you never know when a thought, a realisation, or an epiphany will hit, but when they do, I write it all down and then I share it.
There is no rhyme or reason to them - I guess they are my own personal journal or as I like to think of them, love letters to you from me.
Sometimes I add several a day and sometimes none for several days - it just depends when the thoughts come, because I do not write, or think to a schedule, a brand, or even an audience, I just write from my heart, in the moment, in the hope that it will help someone, somewhere.
Please do take a peek and see if my words can help you too.
"Someone once told me the definition of hell; on your last day on earth, the person you could have become will meet the person you became" Anonymous
So, I spend my days trying to be the person that I am going to be happy to meet.
And that means being honest with myself about myself - the good, the bad and the ugly.
It means not being defined by a label, a job, a failure or a success, but being defined by the very essence of me - my values, desires, strengths, weaknesses, hopes and fears.
It means not being afraid to share who I am with the world - because it is my quirks, my imperfections and my truth that makes me worth having.
And that is why I do not cultivate a professional versus personal brand. Because I am all of those things and more. I do not want to turn up at work pretending or hiding, or carrying the heavy burden of shame. My personal experiences do no limit my ability to perform my profession, they add to it, because they make me more real, more able to connect with others through our shared experience of human messiness.
So, my world is a mixture of all that I am and all that I do.
And once we can accept and embrace that, for ourselves and for others, our world will be more diverse, more equal and so much nicer to be in.
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