MEET Nicole // FREE RANGE COACH

MEET Nicole // 

Nicole Est went from trapped in a corporate cage (mentioned in Be A Free Range Human as the person with ‘the sort of job you just don’t quit’!) to today living and working from surf destinations around the world, catching a wave every day…. while changing clients’ lives in the process.

She has lived the Free Range approaches to finding your idea + making it happen, and has been a key client advisor on free range humans courses.

Nicole’s clients usually come to her while feeling stuck in their career cage, and love how she combines her strategic brain and gift for ideas with a ‘make it happen’ approach that helps you see more possibilities and find the right fit if you want more freedom in your life.

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WHO IS NICOLE THE BEST FIT FOR? 

Someone who wants more freedom and fulfilment in their work (even if you aren’t yet ready to quit your job!).

Nicole will help you find and pull off the solution that is best for you, be it

  • finding your really-right free range career and getting it moving in a way that excites you
  • pivoting in your current industry
  • or even figuring out how to ‘free range’ your job to give you what you need now

She works particularly well with high achievers who tend to set high standards for themselves (with years at a high level in corporate, Nicole gets this!), as well as perfectionists.

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WHO IS NICOLE NOT SO RIGHT FOR?

  • Someone who needs handholding at every step (ie: someone who doesn’t google what is easily google-able or gives up easily!)
  • People who are put off by passion or a go-getting attitude. If enthusiasm (backed up with smart thinking) doesn’t get you thinking “yes!” Nicole isn’t your best fit.

However if that sounds great (and you like the ideas in the book and would love someone to figure out how to bring them to life with you), let me introduce you to Nicole.

Nicole is a font of smart ideas (and also knows how to harness them to create your right next step).

 

 

 

AS A RESULT OF HER COACHING, NICOLE’S CLIENTS HAVE….

People Nicole has worked with have set off on exciting journeys. Between them they have:

  • built plans for their own free range careers
  • found their right path and changed careers (some choosing to get a new job and others escaping to start their own thing!)
  • smashed the glass ceiling of a male-dominated corporate workplace
  • secured sabbaticals (even when it looked impossible)
  • moved existing businesses forwards with new energy and direction
  • created tailor-made careers and lives that suit them!

AS A RESULT OF HER COACHING, NICOLE’S CLIENTS HAVE….

People Nicole has worked with have set off on exciting journeys. Between them they have:

  • built plans for their own free range careers
  • found their right path and changed careers (some choosing to get a new job and others escaping to start their own thing!)
  • smashed the glass ceiling of a male-dominated corporate workplace
  • secured sabbaticals (even when it looked impossible)
  • moved existing businesses forwards with new energy and direction
  • created tailor-made careers and lives that suit them!

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Nicole bridges the free range world of making a living on your terms with being a real ‘planner’ type who knows what it’s like to come from professional life.

With an MBA, years at executive level in corporate + speaking 4 languages, clients see her as their bridge between the “be sensible, don’t throw away your CV” world and “it’s possible / have broken out / travelling / freedom” world.

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Nicole bridges the free range world of making a living on your terms with being a real ‘planner’ type who knows what it’s like to come from professional life.

With an MBA, years at executive level in corporate + speaking 4 languages, clients see her as their bridge between the “be sensible, don’t throw away your CV” world and “it’s possible / have broken out / travelling / freedom” world.

WHAT NICOLE HAS TO SAY TO  you

WHAT NICOLE HAS

TO SAY TO  you

“Thinking that there is only this ONE career for you in life? 

I’m now in my 3rd career path. What most people don‘t know is that I was a passionate simultaneous interpreter for French and Spanish. When I was 15 I was so fascinated by this profession that I did everything to enter in one of the only 3 universities, gave up a lot, studied a lot and worked for around 7 years as a freelance interpreter – over-identifying myself with this work. I would never have thought to be able to give it up.

But at a certain point my inner self started to question things and pushed me in a new direction. The transition took 2 years, an MBA and I was excited to step into my new role as executive business consultant on management board working at a high level in a big corporate for the next 7 years (maybe there is something to those 7 year cycles!).

 

Fast forward and today I‘m happy and fulfilled in my third career as a career change coach and business strategist since 2017. As well as a passionate surfer and digital nomad… who can live and work anywhere as my own boss. (No, I would not have predicted this!)

You can be much more than this one career in your life. You are never too young or too old.

It takes courage, patience and tenacity to take those steps but it’s so worth it. And you’ll never just throw away your perfect resume/CV – often your magic mix of experiences is THE secret key to your next career.”

HOW COACHING WITH NICOLE WORKS:

Every 3 month package is tailored to you, but what’s most important is that by the end of our time together you’ll have a clear idea of what you want to do and you’ll have taken the first steps, trying out new ideas along the way.

You’ll be focused and excited about moving forwards, and you’ll have an action plan of how to keep yourself moving to get there!

 SOME FACTS ABOUT NICOLE

Location: Surf spots!  

Sunny beach places like Costa Rica and the Canary Islands (and occasionally back in her native Germany).

She works with clients from around the world. 

Personality profile

Myers Briggs: ENFJ

Wealth Dynamics: Creator

Superpower

Her smile, mixed with her strategic brain!

Nicole makes you see the possibilities and the steps to get them started.

And also… 

 Nicole works from her laptop in sunny places,  with her surfboard Lizzie by her side… and tries to catch a wave every day.   

Seeing her by the water most wouldn’t guess she is an MBA, with years doing high level strategy in the corporate world (and has spent more time advising management boards than riding surf boards!)  

Nicole bridges the free range world of making a living on your terms with being a ‘sensible planner’ type who knows what it’s like to come from professional life.

A FEW WORDS FROM Nicole

A FEW WORDS FROM NICOLE:

“I often get asked who my coaching clients are. Sometimes people think that I primarily consult women who want to become a digital nomad or start a business that lets them live anywhere like I do.

The truth is (and I counted):

– 50% of my clients work in corporate and also want to stay there (but significantly change their role, break through the glass ceiling or switch companies to something that fits better!)

– And the other 50% are ‘free range humans’ or are wanting to be! Those are either trying to find their right idea or are starting out (often with a part time or even full time job). 

I love to work with both. 

For the first group I just can’t help to figure out ways how they can outsmart the corporate system and step into their role. You have so many more options than you may think (or is described in your job description).

When my clients get back to me with a big smile and tell me that they got the OK from their boss and can for example tweak their role so that it makes them go to work with excitement again, it always makes my day. Especially when it‘s about to step up as a woman in a male-dominated company hierarchy (been there).

For those who want out, seeing what is possible outside of the job world and creating that freedom for yourself for real is something I love to help people do!

It’s up to you to catch your wave. Let’s figure out what you want and learn how to ask for (or create) it”.

For the first group I just can’t help to figure out ways how they can outsmart the corporate system and step into their role. You have so many more options than you may think (or is described in your job description).

When my clients get back to me with a big smile and tell me that they got the OK from their boss and can for example tweak their role so that it makes them go to work with excitement again, it always makes my day. Especially when it‘s about to step up as a woman in a male-dominated company hierarchy (been there).

For those who want out, seeing what is possible outside of the job world and creating that freedom for yourself for real is something I love to help people do!

It’s up to you to catch your wave. Let’s figure out what you want and learn how to ask for (or create) it”.

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“Nicole was the guardian angel that came at exactly the right time.  I was stuck in a big career rut and with Nicole’s guidance I navigated a tricky transition period into a job which fits like a glove!

I would recommend Nicole to anyone going through a difficult transition in their life.

Nicole is non-judgemental and immediately makes you feel comfortable to be yourself. She is understanding, cares and has a real skill in helping people find their path. She went above and beyond to help me, thank you!

– Zoe Alexandra

“I absolutely loved being coached by Nicole.  I was looking for clarity about what to do next in my career, including potential ideas for self-employment and ways to weave all of my many interests and creative pursuits into a way to earn money. 

I also wanted to learn something new.Quite a lot to fit into a three-month coaching package!  

Nicole guided me through the process with skill, breaking everything down into easy steps and making them seem effortless. She was also very generous in sharing her own experience and expertise.  

I am now clear about what I want to do next and I’m taking the steps to get there.”

– Sarah Wiseman

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“I was at a turning point in my career as a graphic designer, and with Nicole’s coaching I was able to precisely design my new vision.  

Nicole went through every important detail with me, took my fears into account and gave me countless practical tips to enable me to deal with any challenges that arose… and her guidance resulted in me finding my new career.

The wonderful thing was that I felt “seen” by her.  She took a close look at what, deep down, motivated me and what sparked joy in me. She also encouraged me to develop a realistic financial plan.

I’m so grateful to have worked with Nicole.  I’m now full of enthusiasm during the implementation phase of my project!

– Ursula Tücks

Nicole has 3 month packages, tailored to work for you. If what you’ve read here clicks with you, the best way to get moving is to fill in the application form below and have a personal chat with Nicole.

(PS: If you have any questions for Nicole there’s room to ask those in the application form so go right ahead!)

(PS: If you have any questions for Nicole there’s room to ask those in the application form so go right ahead!)

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