Hello and welcome to Nicky Lloyd Greame from business coaches and mentors People and Potential, who we met first in July 2014. and caught up with in September 2015 and September 2016. When I asked her where she wanted to be in a year’s time, she said, “I would like to have a best-selling book, at least two online courses and to have been able to have helped many more clients – particularly children and teenagers – through workshops in schools.” How has she got on? Read on to find out!
Hello again, Nicky! Are you where you thought you’d be when you looked forward a year ago?
Hello! In some ways yes very much so, and in other ways no – but the path to anywhere good rarely if ever goes according to plan and actually what I’ve learned on these ‘diversions’ has taught me valuable lessons I would have missed otherwise.
What has changed and what has stayed the same?
Business is still growing, both for corporate clients and individual clients, although this past year there seems to have been a surge in my individual clients. I’m still working in the Stress/Anxiety arena and there is an ever-increasing demand for this. I designed some children’s workshops which have now been successfully piloted – so now looking to roll them out to interested schools. My book is still in the editing phase – and I must confess I’ve procrastinated on this one… largely because I keep changing the intended audience.
What have you learned? What do you wish you’d known a year ago?
That I love coaching very much but if I don’t have that mixture of coaching, training and creating then I lose momentum. There were moments through this year where I felt a bit lost at sea … so through my own coaches and self-coaching I recognised I need the variety in what I do – and that contact with different people. Working on your own a lot of the time can be very lonely sometimes and it’s important to recognise when this is happening and take action.
Any more hints and tips for people?
Keep talking – to a trusted network of people – be it friends, coaches, family, clients… every conversation counts.
Keep moving – in business. Businesses and the way they work are constantly changing … keep an eye on where you are moving towards and make sure every step – however small – is heading towards it – even if indirectly.
And … where do you see yourself and your business in a(nother) year’s time?
To be honest, similar to where I am now but with a more consistent client base. More training being delivered and more schools as clients. I just want to help more people, especially children.
I don’t tend to get lonely in my work, although I do have a network of edibuddies and also get out and about running with friends a few times a week, go to my yoga classes, etc, but I can see that this can affect someone more used to dealing with people a whole lot more. So well done to Nicky for recognising this and working to combat it!
Nicky and People & Potential onlline at www.PeopleAndPotential.com and you can email Nicky, find her on LinkedIn, or call her on 01924 361738. Nicky also has a new website – www.thestressspecialist.com