ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg!” Nicole Davidson came across this statement in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People over twenty-five years ago, and it is the crux of why she does what she does today.
As a business owner specialising in business and life coaching, Nicole works with all types of businesses and their teams to help them integrate business and life into a functional, synergistic balance. Having transitioned from employee to business owner herself, Nicole has experienced first-hand the challenges involved in building a successful business while maintaining what’s important in all other areas of her life.
As people of influence in society as well as in our personal lives, business owners must go beyond just surviving and learn to truly thrive. Each has the capacity to make a significant positive impact on the world in terms of relationships, both internal and external to the business, as well as the economy. Nicole believes we can create the conditions to be successful in business and in life, and supporting each individual to live life purposefully is the key that will allow them to thrive.
Nicole has had the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people from diverse cultures and walks of life. In her previous career in international education, she experienced the joys and challenges that come with living and working in countries such as Singapore, Sri Lanka, The People’s Republic of China, New Zealand, and Azerbaijan.
Over a fifteen-year period of teaching and leading in these international environments, Nicole gained significant insights into what motivates people in work and in life, our deepest desires as human beings, and the challenges we all face when it comes to focusing on what’s important to us. Her experiences also led Nicole to develop a true appreciation of the boundless human potential we all possess and a realization that people share a common desire to feel inspired and live lives filled with purpose and meaning. Nicole believes this is something we truly need to cultivate in our society, for it will have an immense impact on individuals and society at large.
While walking the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain in July of 2009, Nicole came to understand the impact of the busyness many of us create in our lives, stress and mayhem and obligations that can quickly draw us away from that which is truly meaningful. During this 700-kilometre, 28-day journey, Nicole was able to identify what that meant for her in her life, and she made the decision to choose a different path. No longer content to experience success and fulfilment in only some areas of her life, Nicole made a commitment to “have it all,” and she decided she would do whatever it would take to discover what that looked like for her. In the words of Stephen Covey, she “found her voice” and is now inspiring others to find theirs.
Nicole believes the definitions of success and fulfilment are very personal and unique to each individual. Our power comes from deciding what these look and feel like for us.