Navigating Life’s Waves: Meet Colette Nicholson, Physiotherapist & Mental Health Coach

Meet Colette Nicholson, a Physiotherapist who found her calling in health and mental health coaching. Combining the knowledge and skills of both scientific and evidence-based professions has led to a more comprehensive approach to wellness. Colette is able to empower clients to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and vitality. Colette’s story highlights the transformative power of upskilling as a Professional Health Coach, enhancing the effectiveness of traditional healthcare practices and promoting holistic wellbeing for all her clients.

Q&A: Colette Nicholson – Founder of Life Tide Health Coaching

Sara Mead PREKURE Health Coach

What were you doing before you became a Mental Health Coach?

Before upskilling in health and mental health coaching, I worked as a physiotherapist and in Quality Management within the rehabilitation industry. However, my journey as a Health Coach began when I realised the profound impact of integrating mental and physical health approaches.

What motivated you to become a Health Coach?

The motivation to become a Health Coach stemmed from a desire to bridge the gap between mental and physical health. Witnessing clients struggling with psychosomatic issues in my role as a physiotherapist and in the rehabilitation industry highlighted the interconnectedness of physical and mental wellbeing. Health coaching offered a more holistic approach that resonated deeply with me.

What are you doing since graduating as a Health Coach?

Since graduating, I’ve established Life Tide Health Coaching, focusing on guiding and supporting individuals through life’s tumultuous waves, particularly during pivotal life phase transitions including adolescence, pregnancy and menopause. My mission is to support clients in uncovering underlying stressors and empowering them to navigate these challenges with resilience and vitality to enact positive change, which is immensely fulfilling.

Sara Mead PREKURE Health Coach

Could you share a specific success story where your coaching has made a significant positive impact on a client’s life?

One of my clients who initially sought help with weight loss and fitness goals, was struggling to make any progress. It soon became apparent that her mental health was the biggest barrier. By shifting the focus from ‘What are you going to tell me I should and shouldn’t eat?’ and ‘What exercise are you going to make me do?’ to addressing her underlying stressors and fostering empowerment, significant breakthroughs were achieved. This led to profound positive changes in the journey towards reaching her goals.

How has your PREKURE training prepared you for the real-world scenarios you encounter as a Health Coach?

PREKURE training provided me with a robust framework to work within and enough guidance and space to make it my own. The structured approach equipped me with invaluable skills to navigate through the diverse coaching interactions effectively.

How has being a Health Coach enriched your life personally and professionally?

Health coaching has transformed how I listen, inquire, and engage with others, enhancing both personal and professional interactions. The skills I have learnt are the reason why I started a healthcare career. It’s deeply fulfilling to witness the positive impact of coaching on individuals’ lives and to be part of their life-changing journeys.

Sara Mead PREKURE Health Coach

What advice would you give other Physiotherapists considering a career / upskilling in health coaching?

I strongly encourage fellow physiotherapists to explore health coaching as it creates client empowerment, cooperation, and commitment. Embracing health coaching enriches one’s professional toolkit and opens up new avenues for holistic client care.

What has it meant to you, to be part of PREKURE community and being part of the movement to transform our healthcare system?

Being part of the PREKURE community is incredibly inspiring and supportive. I love the energy and enthusiasm in the PREKURE Community amd hearing other Health Coaches’ stories, where they have come from and how they have found their passion and life purpose.

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Learn more about PREKURE’s Health Coach Courses and how you can turn your passion for health into a career and start on your journey to becoming a Health Coach.

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