Nicole Kirby, BA, ACC Coach  •  Speaker  •  Facilitator


Success & Personal Development Coach

Nicole Kirby, Nanaimo Life CoachA coach, not unlike a sports or fitness coach, is your partner.

A life coach is someone who supports you and, more importantly, offers you the tools to create change.

Life is full of distractions.  Identifying our biggest strengths and breaking through the thought habits that no longer serve us can create lasting change and newfound personal success!

Going after what we really want takes time.

Life can get in the way.

We can lose our confidence.

We aren’t always sure where to start.

If you want to:

  • Get crystal-clear on what your true goals really are
  • Identify exactly what you need to start moving forward
  • Uncover habits and beliefs that are getting in your way
  • And create momentum-building ACTION to get there

Then let’s connect and see how coaching can best serve you!

Have questions?  Please contact me for a Free Consultation Call!


Contact Nicole today for a free Consultation Call!

(250) 668-3496


Achieve Your Goals

My coaching philosophy is that all individuals and teams absolutely have the ability to reach and exceed their potential. My goal as a coach is to work with you or your team to create a plan that zeroes in on your goals, helps you overcome the obstacles and hone in on your inner-motivation so that you can achieve the outcomes you have been seeking and keep achieving over time.  And not only is there room for fulfillment – there is room for flexibility and fun too!

My goals as a coach are to help you:

  • Develop your personal definition of success
  • Become fully aware of what’s holding you back
  • Breakthrough those habits and have greater self awareness
  • Discover the amazing talents you have that already support you
  • Create action steps to connect you with what you don’t yet have
  • Find ways to maintain your motivation over time
  • Celebrate your successes (and there are no small successes – they are all big!)
My coaching philosophy is that all individuals and teams absolutely have the ability to reach and exceed their potential.
I received my professional coaching designation from Erickson College International. Founded in 1980 and with over 40,000 graduates in 36 countries world-wide, Erickson College International provides one of the most respected and leading-edge certifications in the field of coaching. Based on the extensive work of psychologist and psychiatrist Dr. Milton Erickson and Industrial Psychologist Dr. Marilyn Atkinson, Erickson’s Solution-Focussed Coaching approach is adaptable to assist at any level – individual, group, team and executive.

Solution-based coaching is about identifying where you are, where you want to be and how you are going to get there. Coaching is a partnership of coach and client to build a plan to identify, clarify, achieve and accelerate the results in any chosen life area – career, personal development, relationships or wellness.

Nanaimo Life Coach Nicole Kirby

Contact Nicole today for a free
Question & Answer Session!



  • “I have had the pleasure of working with Nicole for over a year. Her natural ability to create a comfortable space laced with trust and care is what makes her special. Her confidence in your abilities and skills are reflected back onto you to create empowerment within yourself. She helps create clarity in your vision to propel you forward into your action steps. It is always an enjoyable and worthwhile experience to be coached by Nicole.”

    — K.V.L., Sudbury, Ontario —


Packages & Programs

Package 1:

New Programs Coming Fall 2018!




A life coach is a professional who works in partnership with you to find clarity around how you truly want to live your life.  A coach then helps you discover what resources you have and need to support this vision and build a clear, focused action plan to fully build and live a more fulfilling life.

Working with a life coach is about being a leader in your own life.

Through the coaching process you will discover, define and refine your plans, goals and an overall life strategy to accelerate the results that you are seeking.

My formal education began when I completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (Vancouver Island University/University of Victoria) in 1995.

During the 15 years I worked in career development and education, I completed professional development courses in adult learning, counselling and group facilitation, leadership and organizational change.

Since 2016, I have received the following credentials:

  • Erickson Certified Professional Coach (Erickson Coaching International)
  • ICF Associate Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation)
  • Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (Erickson Coaching International)

If you would like to learn more about coaching – please contact me for a free, no-obligation Q & A session.

In coaching, we seldom spend time analyzing the past.  Coaching is not about diagnosis or treating clinical symptoms.

Coaching has a present and future focus.  Coaching is about finding solutions and concentrates on “how” to move from where you are right now to a place that encompasses what is truly important to you.  Coaching helps you plan, organize, prioritize and most importantly, act.

A coach is your partner in strategy.  Working with a coach is about helping you realize that not only do you know what you want, you have the resources to get it and move towards those goals with confidence, clarity, focus and direction.  And by partnering with a coach, you will have an ally to help keep you on track and motivated.

Coaches are trained in moving you toward action and solutions in your life, your career, your workplace and your business.  Coaching is about defining success and building realistic action plans so that you can be living out that success in all areas of your life.

Everyone is coachable!

And, let’s face it, we live in a world of distractions.  And those distractions can keep us from being clear on what we really want and how we can get there!

We all have times when we feel “stuck” or disconnected from what we truly want.  We all seek coaching for different reasons.  There are common reasons for working with a coach such as during career shifts, embarking on a new business or project; however seeking coaching can be as simply because you feel you want more out of your life or you would like to become “unstuck” if you are hitting a wall with a particular goal or direction.

Having a neutral, objective professional who can help you clearly focus and articulate what is important to you can help you accelerate the results you want and deserve!

Coaching sessions are generally 45-60 minutes in length.

Although you will have a larger overall goal in coaching, every session has its own goal and with each session, you will walk away with some type of action that will help move you in the direction of achieving that larger goal.

Individual coaching is very personal and the number of sessions will depend on your coaching goals.  The most common coaching program is 3 months.  However, coaching can produce results in as little as one session.

My coaching programs are also customizable to your needs.  As a coach, I am your partner and we work together to personalize a program that is specific to your particular needs, goals and timeline.


About Nicole

Nicole Kirby, Nanaimo Life CoachI have loved psychology since the first course I took in high school.  It is fascinating to me that each of us has our own goals, dreams, hidden potential and habits.  And it amazes me how every single one of us has something that “lights us up”.

I saw my first motivational speaker when I was about 14.  It was a job that simply amazed me.  I saw the ability to positively impact others as work of the highest value.

Coaching is such an emerging profession, but it’s like the world has been waiting for it. In my opinion, it brings together the most efficient tools we currently have to help people create fulfillment.  It is psychology at its finest.

Outside of being a coach…..I live on the beautiful east coast of Vancouver Island with my husband of over 20 years, our 18 year-old son and our slightly weird, but very cute cat!

And, here’s a little bit of fun stuff about me….

If I wasn’t living out my dream job as a coach, my other dream jobs would be:

» Dance Instructor – I grew up spending every moment I possibly could in a dance studio

» Professional Baseball Volunteer – I am one of those “uniform-washin’, Gatorade gettin’, always cheerin’” baseball Moms and I love every minute of it!

» Sports Car Designer – Mustangs and Camaros are just plain awesome…..but my newest car crush is the Dodge Charger

» Comedy writer – I love to make people laugh and the poor person who laughs at one of my jokes is likely stuck with me for the rest of the evening!

» Anything where I could watch airplanes all day – but ironically, flying scares me to death – yup, even coaches work with coaches on our own stuff!


Want to start designing a life you love?  Let’s connect!




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