IT’S TIME TO TRANSFORM
Here’s what’s up: I am no longer working 1 on 1 with clients. BUT these two coaches are amazing AF… so amazing, in fact, that I highly endorse their coaching abilities and skills. Read on to learn more about then, apply to work with them, and then you’ll get set up with one of their next available coaching spots!
Nick Sol is a coach, group facilitator, public speaker and writer based in Vancouver, BC. He is an Executive Officer for the Samurai Brotherhood community, which encourages men to develop healthy, empowered relationships with themselves and each other.
Nick has trained extensively in experiential groups with an emphasis on Jungian shadow work. He believes that getting to know ourselves at all our depths is an extremely important piece of cultivating self-acceptance and aligning our desires with our reality.
His work with clients also centres around cultivating self-esteem, through which an enhanced belief in ourselves enables us to dig deeper into our life’s work, our relationships, and our lives as a whole. The result? In short, Nick’s clients begin to see, feel, and experience what it is like to get what they want in life (and sometimes even to learn what that is for the very first time).
Through coaching, Nick believes that anything is possible, but the level of success one attains is entirely based on their willingness to move forward with their life. In his words, “The obstacles and challenges that lay in front of us are the pathways to accomplishment, feeling successful and overall fulfillment in life.”
“I’ve received a lot of sound advice from Nick, I trust his judgement. He’s helped me through some pivotal moments in my life. The aspect of working with Nick that I appreciate the most is his ability to identify distinctions in my language and the meaning I was attaching to things in areas of my life that I had no business doing. That was big for me.”
“I chose to work with Nick after our intake because of how easy he was to interact with right out of the gate. I was looking to pursue some needed trust and a safe place to be open and he made me feel at ease right away. Honestly, I had gone through a lot of different things in my life and was in a period where I needed some extra growth and help doing so. A few things have shifted since, I’m much more aware of my feelings and am feeling much more secure about expressing them to my family, friends and clients.
I appreciated Nick being so real with me, not skirting around things but just being a little more blunt about what I needed to do rather than me trying to get to the root of it slowly”
Kat believes that there is nothing more important in life than cultivating healthy relationships with ourselves and the people we love. Her greatest passion is helping clients free themselves from old and unhelpful patterns in order to know themselves in a more authentic way, which then empowers and invites deeper connections with others.
Kat began her journey home to herself over a decade ago, when she realized that she’d hit a wall in her own life. Even though she seemed like she had it “all together” on the outside (or not!), her internal experience consisted mainly of anxiety, panic, hopelessness, and most noticeably, recurring unhealthy patterns in her relationships (aka total insanity!), all of which was the result of unintegrated trauma. She decided that it was time to prioritize her relationship with herself, and made a decision to pour everything she had into her own well-being.
The first phase of her journey involved a deep dive into massage, energy work, conscious breath work and yoga trainings, all of which she spent several years practicing and teaching. While she found these practices helpful in the short term, she realized that she had to dig deeper if she wanted to get at the root of what was keeping her stuck. Shifting into the world of therapy and coaching, Kat discovered what she needed to embody all of who she was in a new way. She realized that it was her life’s purpose to guide others on their journey, so that they too could create a life rich with meaning, fulfillment and connection.
Kat holds a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University as well as a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She also has a diploma in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Clearmind International Institute, as well as training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-oriented approach to working with symptoms of trauma which reside in the nervous system. She works with clients online from her home in Squamish, BC, and in her spare time, she loves to mountain bike, trail run, backcountry ski, surf, travel, play music, and dance.
“Before I found Kat, I felt stuck in old patterns, and lost and unclear as to who I was and how to move forward. I also felt anxious, and found it hard to set boundaries and put my own needs first. Honestly, working with Kat completely changed my life. She helped me connect with myself in a “real” way that I never had before, which helped me to unearth who I was underneath all the layers of crap that I’d picked up over the years…which has helped me to actually shift my old patterns. One of the biggest things I learned from her was to have compassion for myself, which was something I never thought would’ve been possible for me (because I was always so hard on myself).”
“Working with Kat was so transformative for me. She is an amazing listener and is very compassionate, which helped me to feel safe. She helped me to understand my feelings and body sensations, which are things I used to avoid in a big way. Now I’m actually able to use them as information, which helps me to reconnect with myself and to what I want and need. Something I used to struggle with was expressing myself with my husband, and she helped me to understand why this pattern existed and helped me change it. Since then, I’ve been able to experience a level of closeness with my husband that I didn’t know was possible.”