Managing the hell out of life

 Make your own reality


Raison D'Etre

"I guess in a nutshell, is about helping organisations and people, to redefine what makes us all a true success, to live more authentic, purposeful and truthful lives, to be whole and to be able to lead from the heart with vulnerability, empathy and trust.”

Nik Davis living life on her terms - an interview with Asha Pillai

Why I 'Show Up And own Up'

I’m a sharer - I share all of my experiences, good and bad.   I share because not sharing hurts me and it hurts others.   It feeds a false reality, where people are hoodwinked into living up to a set of standards, that simply do not exist. I share because I don’t want anyone else to feel alone, isolated and broken.  

Be brave, challenge the norm and tell it like it is - an interview with Jessie Pengilly

my latest crush - Getting through the complex to the simple

My latest inspiration - Unsolicited feedback, check out the sunflower scene from nanette!

Where am i excited about going in 2019?

Where would I love to go in 2019?

how can help you?


Organisational transformation consulting

Advising organisations on how to achieve the 'seemingly impossible', deliver genuine transformation, driven by engaged and motivated people. 

Individual transformation coaching

Supporting individuals to become whole, to discover what 'makes their hearts sing' and operationalise that, via a combination of coaching and consulting. 

Showing up and owning up

Showing up and owning up, sharing my stories with raw, unfiltered honestly, via public speaking, blogging and vlogging, to help others embrace theirs too.

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Become a student of life

Being a student of life and sharing all that I learn, to encourage more curious and empathetic leaders. 

Check out the the 'library for the curious' page, my blog, follow my posts on LinkedIn and facebook and keep abreast of progress with publishing my very own series of books (scroll down to see more on upcoming books).



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Each week, will email a summary of the most inspiring, thought provoking and interesting people, books, talks and ideas that I have come across. Simply subscribe and it will be delivered to your inbox.

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Each month, will run a facebook live session to share ideas and have a conversation on a particular topic. All are welcome, it's simply a safe place to share ideas, spark thoughts, get creative and be curious. The facebook live events are listed below - take a peek and see what interests you and do feel free to drop me a line, to let me know what you would like to see discussed.

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facebook live Events


Human Connection - our need to do what matters and to matter

12pm GMT - 1pm GMT

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Human Connection - our need to do what matters and to matter

A discussion on our need for genuine connection with others, why what we do needs to to matter and what we can do to find a way to make our hearts sing.

12pm GMT - 1pm GMT

What do people say about me?

"The world needs more people like Nik, who find a way to turn their work into a force, that changes the world for the better. As a  select Member of our Featured Contributors Panel, Nik’s extraordinary candour, reaches out to our global audience, with a level of intelligence and refinement, that inspires positive action. By doing so, she makes our world better, by beaming messages that help us all become better workers, better friends, and just better people."

Dennis J. Pitocco, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

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Creating a series of books Books


"And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss" JK Rowling

The power of the written word


Words can be so powerful - moving, inspiring and a call to action. produces many posts, articles and eventually, there will be books.

Books to feed the soul, make the heart sing and widen the mind.

Upcoming books

image157 is currently working on 2 books:

1. When two worlds collide - the power of human connection

2. Managing the hell out of life - random and eccentric observations on life 

When two worlds collide - the power of human connection

My co-author Asha and I found something in each of us, that together, was greater then the sum of our individual parts.  And that connection gave birth to our book. An exploration of life, how we can make the very best of it and at the same time, 'show up and own up' as ourselves. An attempt to remove the optical illusions, take off our armour and redefine a new, more authentic and sustainable reality, for us all.

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Managing the hell out of life - random and eccentric observations on life

Each day there is so much to learn - from nature, people, events, challenges and experience. This book is a compilation of short and sweet observations on life, in the hope they can help us live life more fully, more truthfully and more realistically. To date, there are 4 parts of a blog series entitled 'managing the hell out of life'. Take a peek to get a flavour of what will be in the upcoming book.

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Let's have a conversation

I love connecting with people, sharing stories and establishing new relationships. There doesn't have to be an agenda, it's ok to just talk. Please feel free to drop me a line, email, message or call me.

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Make Your Own Reality

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