“You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.” Anonymous
Helping individuals discover their purpose, to do what makes their 'heart sing' and to help turn those dreams into action, by translating their vision into an operational reality.
Discovery sessions are one-to-one discussions for people who need a sounding board, a psychologically safe place to explore ideas, share their fears, understand their constraints, find inspiration and access an objective view to help them make sense of what the future might look like. But perhaps most importantly, it's about helping people to find themselves - to find simplicity in an increasingly complex world, to trust your instincts, to accept discomfort and uncertainty and transform it into opportunity and adventure!
Discovery sessions last for approx. 1.5 hours and the first one is free - we need to get to know each other a little and it's really important that the process suits you. There is no 'one size fits all', we are on a voyage of discovery.
If you decide to go ahead with the sessions, we will arrange them at a mutually convenient time. The sessions cost £70 each, payable via Paypal - I will simply invoice you once we have agreed the date.
There is no set answer here. It is a highly individual process and we will work this out as we explore your aspirations and challenges. My initial advice is no more than every 2 weeks - you need some time to process and action the output from each session!
The session is structured but flexible - sounds like a dichotomy right? It's not, it is a realistic approach to life - we crave structure and indeed need it, but we also need flexibility and the ability to change, as we are presented with unforeseen opportunities and challenges. Think of it, as a way to organise the chaos of life.
We will start off with a structure - to get us going, then go 'off piste' a little as we delve into certain aspects, then come back to a structure, to enable you to have a blueprint and compass to accompany you on your journey.
The discovery session starts with a good, old fashioned 'root cause analysis'. Another way of thinking about this, is that we are taking off all of the layers built up over time, of expectations, judgements, moulding and preconceptions, to reveal the real you.
Once there, we can start to explore, what I refer to, as the 3 building blocks of life:
1. Your core values - effectively your engine room;
2. Your passions and motivations, effectively the fuel that runs your engine room; and
3. Your purpose, of which there maybe more than one, effectively your destination.
We will explore your hopes, dreams, constraints, frustrations and opportunities. You will be questioned and challenged, in a positive way, to move your thinking on. Sometimes those questions will be difficult, sometimes not. Either way, you will be guided to move forward - to change what you can, accept what you cannot and define how you want your reality, you values and your success to look like.
The output of each session will be captured on a map showing how each of the 3 building blocks interact and how they will manifest themselves in your life, whether that be personally or professionally, but hopefully both. Think of it as having an oil painting done of you and each session as a 'sitting'.
Over time, we will build a blueprint, to guide you on your journey - to test new ideas against, to use as a compass when you get lost, to keep you going when you question yourself and your 'why' and to add and change as you discover new opportunities along the way.
Clarity on your destination, how you can get there, what you need to get there and your core values. A physical blueprint of the outcomes from all of our sessions, as your reference material and effectively, your map, plus a relationship, hopefully made for life or whenever you need to dip into it.
Just drop us a line and we will arrange to chat, that's it. I'm very much looking forward to connecting and helping you manage the hell out of life.
"Nik has been helping me organise my business over the last few months, She grasped my story very quickly and immediately got to grips with my financial problems with a clarity and logic that I found incredibly reassuring.
She has worked with me on complex spreadsheets including reviews, production forecasts, financial forecasts, management systems and coached me on how to address my investors. In fact everything I need to go forth and multiply! I am also delighted to say that thanks to the business plan she helped me create I have been nominated as a finalist in the CLA Rural Business Awards.
Nik is never to busy to say no to my questions and is on hand to help all with a sense of fun and enthusiasm but with the all important serious matter of profitability uppermost. She really is a Business Angel".
Suzannah Starkey, Director - the Extraordinary John Starkey Apples