Group coaching sessions are Personal Development Masterclasses with Nikita, held on a weekly basis online. Each week explores a different theme, related to self-growth and a positive mindset. You will leave each session energised and empowered.
Everyone needs a coach! Personal coaching can offer you holistic support, towards taking control of your emotional health and wellbeing. If you are going through a personal challenge, you will be mentored by Nikita’s sensitive approach, using practical techniques.
From higher Education options to changing career. From starting a new business or achieving a promotion at work. Using the framework of ‘Neurological levels of change’, Nikita will bring clarity towards your career, that is aligned with your life’s purpose.
Whether you are looking to rebuild an existing relationship or attract a new one, coaching initiates a process of working on yourself. Using ‘love languages’ and the ‘Drama Triangle’ model, Nikita will sensitively guide you towards defining your role within your relationship.
Ideal for anyone looking for reflective time and space to turn inwards and explore deeper layers of themselves. Workshops with Nikita incorporate breath work, relaxation and meditation. Workshops are held in small groups, online and in person at DNC Dance & Yoga Studio in Berkshire.
Retreats are full day sessions held four times a year, for self-care and wellbeing, incorporating empowering themes. All day/weekend retreats with Nikita are in person at venues including; DNC Dance & Yoga Studio in Berkshire, Champneys Spa, Henlow and a 7 night Yoga retreat in Dalaman, Turkey.
About your coach
Nikita certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching under the able guidance of Sue Knight (International author of “NLP at work”) in 2012. Over the last decade Nikita has supported numerous clients of all ages and backgrounds to live in alignment with their true selves. She takes a holistic approach, drawing on her skills as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master and Meditation facilitator, which she intuitively combines to provide bespoke coaching for everyone.
- DNC Dance & Yoga Studio, Slough
- Home, Crowthorne
Bespoke coaching for success
Blogs written by Nikita
A therapist explores, a counsellor listens, a mentor gives advice, a consultant gives expertise, but a coach is simply present, sharing the space with the client. A coach facilitates the client in identifying their own patterns, structuring their own actions and guiding them towards achieving their desired outcomes. One of the key things a coach does is empowers a client to identify their thought and language patterns, in order to eliminate their limiting beliefs.
A coach acts as a mirror to the client, by merging with the client into a state of ‘flow’. In my opinion, a successful session is one that flows seamlessly, with ease and effortlessness. The outcome is not necessarily the end goal, but a measure of success can be the effect that the session has had on them both. This may be shown in their state, i.e. body language, facial expression or in the actions they go on to take after the session.
The coach has a natural conscious competence, as they organically navigate the process of providing the client with a safe space to open up, share, explore and then transform. Through the method of effective listening, summarising, paraphrasing, matching and mis-matching, a good coach can explore underlying issues and limiting beliefs which might be holding the client back. Through effective rapport building, i.e. mirroring posture, body language, gestures and voice the coach can bring the client’s thought patterns to the surface.
My goal as a coach is to deliver a bespoke session, to guide my clients towards achieving their full potential and to live in line with their authentic self. I am passionate about seeing people develop into the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves. I do this by making people feel safe and secure. I offer comfort, consistency and stability in my style. I reassure them, without judgment that whatever they are thinking or feeling in this moment is right for them.
I combine a range of healing modalities, alongside coaching strategies such as the process of asking clean open questions, with reflective enquiry and genuine curiosity, to enable my clients to draw on their own resources and connect with themselves.
Book Review about ‘Clean Questions’ written by
Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees
In order to effectively ask clean questions and use them in coaching, we first need to become good listeners. To be a good listener means being attentive to the person’s words, particularly their metaphors and patterns in language. In order to explore their words we can ask clean questions, which may lead them into a more associated state and trigger deeper answers, which the coach can then explore further with even more clean and open questions. If the client is seeking change and are ready for it, then this may occur during this process, however clean questions must not be used as a method to FORCE change.
Clean questions are similar to ‘open’ questions, in that they leave the person open to exploring possibilities, as apposed to ‘closed’ questions which may only result in a yes/no answer. The coach’s own beliefs, opinions and assumptions are eliminated in the process of clean questions as the focus is on the ‘other’, in this case the client. Therefore the coach’s map of the world should NOT be imposed onto the client. Instead they should remain transparent, as if holding up a metaphoric mirror to the person to look inside themselves.
As a coach, it is best to avoid using clean questions to explore a person’s unhappy experiences or undesired state, although it may be necessary at times. For example, if a person is unsure of how they are feeling the coach may ask ‘feeling low is like what?’. However, dwelling on the negative words for too long, may only bring those feelings to life for them, and although it may be useful in therapy, coaching is about moving the client away from the undesired state and towards the desired state. Therefore, it is important to focus on the positive words in their language, to draw on their own useful resources. If a person is dwelling in the undesired state, a coach may ask “what is the opposite of that?” or “Can you remember a time when you didn’t feel this way?”
Metaphors can be useful in coaching as it acts like a map and gives both the client and coach space and imagery to explore the territory. For example, ‘what is happening before, what is happening after? What would you like to have happen?’ These are developing questions which can lead the client into a state of flow to gain clarity about how they are feeling.
Finally, this book emphasised the importance of using clean questions to explore the moment. Timing is key in coaching as the right question, asked with positive intent and natural curiosity may lead the client to experience a breakthrough moment, a shift in mindset and a realisation towards acting on their next steps.