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About Me

Lesley Nimmo

Certified Life Coach
Certified Personal Trainer

Nutritional Coach
Certified Vegan Chef 
Culinary Trained Chef 
Advanced Business & Life Coach Diploma

Throughout most of my adult life, I've had a keen interest in mental health and physical well-being. This likely stemmed from my upbringing in a very dysfunctional and abusive family environment during my childhood. As a result of this, I've always felt a strong need to better understand myself and the traumatic experiences I went through in my life, a journey that continues to this day. My aim has always been to heal and free myself from the grip of the past.

This deep-seated passion for mental well-being initially led me to become a Life Coach in 2008. My focus then was centred mostly on drive and success, skills I applied in establishing a thriving Recruitment and Career Coaching company for 18 years.
 

But when I turned 50, things changed. I found myself disconnected from the life I had built. With my daughter having moved to London, I grappled with the reality of being an empty-nester, leading to feelings of depression and aimlessness. Additionally, the onset of menopause brought its own set of challenges, including hot flashes, weight gain, insomnia, and heightened depression. Though I still enjoyed career coaching, my interest in recruitment had waned and I felt adrift.
 

On a whim, I decided to pursue formal training as a Culinary Chef. Cooking and baking had always been passions of mine, but little did I know that this decision would mark the beginning of an entirely new chapter in my life. After qualifying in 2020, I continued my studies and also specialised as a Vegan Chef.

 

At this juncture, I made the bold decision to overhaul my entire life. I shut down my recruitment business and relocated from South Africa to London, embarking on an exhilarating journey as a Private Chef! Along the way, I had the privilege of cooking for many amazing individuals, including several UHNW families and even a well-known celebrity. Simultaneously, I pursued additional qualifications, becoming a Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach while also revisiting my Life Coaching Diploma.

And now, this is where our paths intersect!

I bring to the table a profound passion for people and their well-being. Drawing upon my extensive background in business, career coaching, mental wellness, health, fitness, nutrition, intentional living, mindfulness, manifestation, and spirituality, I am committed to helping you achieve both your personal and professional aspirations.

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What is Life Coaching?

Life coaching is a collaborative process between a trained professional, known as a life coach, and a client, aimed at achieving personal or professional goals, overcoming obstacles, and enhancing overall well-being. Unlike therapy, it primarily focuses on the present and future, utilising techniques such as asking powerful questions, active listening, goal setting, and accountability to help clients clarify their goals, identify obstacles, and create actionable plans. Covering areas like career development, midlife, health, and personal growth, life coaching empowers clients to make positive changes, unlock their potential, and achieve greater fulfilment in life.

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