Let me introduce myself. I’m Nicole Stibbe - recovering perfectionist, recovering ‘is my butt too big in this’ asker, recovering ‘I’m exhausted’ feeler, recovering comfort food seeker. I’m on my own well-being journey which continues every day, but I know I’m better today than I was yesterday. I've learned to prioritize myself. I’m an opportunity.
I’ve spent over 25 years in the corporate space, developing corporate health and well-being strategies. Over the years, health strategies have become more detailed and more in-depth. There are more health and well-being programs and solutions than ever before, each more complex than the one prior in response to organizations trying to figure out what engages and motivates people. All the while chronic health conditions are at an all-time high.
There are more health and well-being programs and solutions than ever before, each more complex than the one prior in response to organizations trying to figure out what engages and motivates people.
All the while chronic health conditions are at an all-time high. The pace of work and life continues to move at breakneck speed and we hope that people hold on to the safety bar as the ride moves faster and faster.
I was on this ride. I’ve climbed the corporate ladder in a desperate attempt to achieve more. More what? Money? Status? I have no clue. What I do know, is that climbing the ladder while often sacrificing time with my family, or sacrificing my self-care as the world continues to spin
at an unprecedented rate, led me no closer to achieving what I thought was on the higher rung of the corporate ladder. I was one rung higher, but left feeling unhealthy, unbalanced and often finding comfort in unhealthy food and choices. Some can balance work and life well, but others, like myself, find it a struggle to the core of our soul and end up sacrificing physical health, mental health and time we need to prioritize ourselves.
I know that for me, prioritizing myself felt selfish. Making my health a priority often felt like I was sacrificing something others needed, whether it was my time, my energy or my attention.
I equated exhausting myself for others and ticking off an extensive ‘to-do’ list as demonstrating my worth. I felt like I needed to be everything to everyone and I was not living my best self. I was a hypocrite, telling my girls to live their best life, but I wasn’t. I course-corrected. I made the necessary changes. Were the changes hard? Yep - and still are. But small habit changes, small shifts have propelled me to a more fulfilling life. I am physically healthier, and I am mentally healthy.
I’m still on a journey, but now it’s an incredible journey. Everything I’ve done in life has led me to where I am today, and I’m forever grateful for all of the career choices, training, barriers, times of self-doubt because they were lessons and they have led me to where I am now; the wonderful place of being a Certified Health and Well-being Coach. I now help women who also feel like they need to be everything to everyone, embrace their body, increase self-esteem and confidence, while falling in love with themselves. We need to love ourselves like no one else - fiercely, ferociously and unconditionally.
I would love to walk with you on your journey. Connect with me - let’s chat.
Contact me and let's chat about your empowered journey. Your possibilities are limitless.