Health coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. As your health coach, I will create a supportive environment that will help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that will enable you to reach your health goals. I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life that is flexible, fun, and free of restriction and discipline. Together, we will explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance. It is my personal mission to guide and inspire you to achieve optimal health and happiness on a plant-based lifestyle.
I started my journey to become a health coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. During my training, I studied practical lifestyle management techniques and innovative health coaching methods. To become a health coach, I’ve learned from some of the world’s top health and wellness experts and health coaches. Additionally, I studied Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies. I’m also a qualified personal trainer with a degree in human movement (exercise science), and have over 15 years experience in the industry.
My education and experience within the health and fitness industry has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, lifestyle coaching, and preventative health. Drawing on these skills and knowledge, I’ve developed my own personal philosophy that motivates me to improve my clients’ lives. I regularly work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness. I believe there’s a strong connection between mind, body, and soul - all areas in our lives are connected!
We’ll work on reaching your health goals in areas such as weight management, improving sleep quality, and maximizing energy. Health coaching will help you develop a deeper understanding of your food and lifestyle choices, and what works best for you.
It’s easy to overlook everything that contributes to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and spiritual awareness are all essential forms of nourishment and self-care. As your personal health coach, I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
As a health coach, I currently specialize in the following areas:
Self-love and confidence
Exercise and fitness
As a client of my health coaching program, you will:
Set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering and exciting
Transition to a healthy diet and lifestyle without stress
Work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight
Increase your energy levels
Improve your digestion
Balance your hormones
Strengthen your immune system
Feel great in your body
Discover the confidence to create the life you want
In the past I only provided 1-on-1 coaching consultations, but found this limited the amount of people I could work with at any one time. I also understand that private coaching does not suit all budgets, and I wanted to find a way to help as many people as possible to achieve their health and wellness goals.
That's when the idea of Nourish and Thrive was born.
After over 15 years working 1-on-1 with clients, I have a good understanding of the most common struggles and limitations preventing people from achieving their health and weight loss goals. This accumulated experience and knowledge has allowed me to put together an online program that addresses all the areas that I believe are essential for achieving optimal health and weight. The course content is summarised below in the 'Transformation Blueprint'.
Nourish and Thrive is an online program that shows you how to achieve optimal health and weight through mindset, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. This program focusses on a plant-based approach to health and weight loss, and helps you achieve sustainable long-term results without restriction or deprivation. In this program you'll learn how to love yourself and gain the confidence to heal your relationship with food and exercise. This will allow you to release excess weight and improve your physical and mental health.
Nourish and Thrive covers EVERYTHING I work on with my 1-on-1 clients, minus the price tag of private coaching. It is presented in a course format that allows you to work through at your own pace. Best of all, once you have signed up you have lifetime access to all program content and any updates I make in the future.
For those who also wish to have private coaching, this is now only available to those who join Nourish and Thrive, as the information presented in this course is essential learning to anyone wanting to get the most out of coaching. Once you have joined the program you will have access to book 1-on-1 coaching calls with me if you require further support.
MY SERVICES ARE WFPB CERTIFIED
WFPB.ORG is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that merges the impact of lifestyle choices on human and environmental health. It sets the universal standards for sustainable health. This type of education is based on science and it aims to promote whole food, plant-based nutrition, lifestyle medicine, organic, non-GMO, plant-based agriculture, and sustainable living.
Among the pioneers of this organization many renowned plant-based doctors such as T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn, John McDougall, Dean Ornish, Michael Greger, Pamela Popper, and Michael Klaper.
“After just a few short months of following Nicole’s recommendations, I have dropped a couple of kilos but more importantly found substantial improvements in overall health and recovery time. The dietary advice has been just as valuable as the exercise advice. Thanks, Nicole.”
Gerard McGrath (SA, Australia)
“Nicole has immense knowledge of not only exercise but also nutrition, losing weight, and coping with stress. Even though she has this knowledge she keeps it simple unless questioned in which case she will demonstrate her immense knowledge. Nicole is a very good listener and practices what she preaches (based on her own superb exercise regime and outstanding success in sport). Under Nicole’s guidance, I have lost over 25kg in less than a year and developed an interest in exercise, nutrition, and fitness.”
Peter S. (SA, Australia)
“I worked with Ms. Mitsigeorgis for 6 months and cannot speak highly enough of her holistic approach and the manner in which she helped me progress my personal health, fitness, and weight reduction goals. As a 59-year-old male with a shortened femur and having Parkinson’s disease, personal trainers with whom I have worked in the USA and Germany have been either somewhat non-committal or unwilling to engage me in an exercise program with which I believe I am capable.
Nicole undertook considerable research into Parkinson’s and also was very aware of the type of exercise which may not be desirable, but focused entirely on what was possible. After 4 months I reduced my weight by 6kg, waist circumference by 6cm, and my body fat by 5% – and these results would have been better had I followed Nicole’s nutritional advice more diligently. Most importantly, I feel much better physically and mentally and my neurologist has advised that the reduction in PD symptoms is consistent with research indicating that regular and intense exercise can equal the effectiveness of some medicines in reducing Parkinson’s symptoms and possibly slow the advancement of the disease.
Nicole always demonstrated the utmost professionalism, dedication, and good humor, but never allowed me to become distracted in what I was doing. No matter how I felt prior to a session, after each one I felt positive and energized. I have no hesitation in recommending her as an excellent health coach and personal trainer with exceptional interpersonal skills.”
Ian G. Wing (NY, USA)
“Nicole has a holistic approach to general well being, which has encouraged me to make changes in my lifestyle that have directly led to benefits in my general welfare. Nicole is a very approachable, friendly, and resourceful individual who I would highly recommend to family and friends as a fitness and lifestyle professional.”
Susan Wahrbichler (SA, Australia)
“I came to Nicole with three main goals, which was weight loss, to improve my health, and overcome emotional/binge eating. Nicole was able to help me work toward these goals by supporting me step by step with setting small achievable goals. Although weight loss was high on my list, we took the focus off the number on the scales and focused more on instilling healthy habits for life. Included in our discussions of course was eating/exercise, which is paramount to weight loss, but Nicole has taught me that you need to work on every aspect of your life in order to achieve your goals.
The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program is that I have lost over 10kg and changed the shape of my body. The most significant overall change I have noticed has been that my obsession with food has disappeared. I still love to eat, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t have the same unhealthy relationship with food as I did before. It used to be ‘all or nothing’, and depending on what I would eat, it would alter my mood. Eating unhealthy food would make me depressed, while healthy food would increase my mood for only a short time. It was a vicious cycle, day in day out, week in week out. My thought process was always ‘how can I lose weight?’, and now I know the solution is a whole-foods plant-based diet, so it takes a huge weight off me to have found the answer.
I would describe Nicole as motivating, understanding, and very knowledgeable in many areas including nutrition, exercise, and both physical and mental health. She has a wealth of experience as a personal trainer, but also has life experience, and has changed her own health and life using all the methods she now teaches. I would recommend Nicole to anyone who wants to better their health and change their life. Whether you have a little or a lot of weight to lose, need help achieving fitness goals, or just want to increase your energy in general. Also if you really want to change your life, whether it be your health, job, relationships, or just want to be happier, Nicole is awesome. You couldn’t ask for a more committed coach!”
Julie Sharrock (QLD, Australia)
“Nicole has such a fantastic understanding of realistic goals and knows exactly how to reach them. She is always full of great advice and information regarding fitness, exercise, and nutrition and you can tell she is constantly learning more to build her already outstanding knowledge. Nicole is supportive and encouraging and I always leave my sessions feeling like she has my best interests at heart.
Thanks, Nicole – you are the best!”
Nadia Travaglini (SA, Australia)
“I have a lot to thank Nicole for. Before seeking her help, both my fitness and muscles had deteriorated due to a sudden weight loss. Since working with Nicole she has helped me improve my health and fitness 100%. Nicole has motivated me and has shown me the right way to eat and exercise. She is an expert in her field and I wouldn’t hesitate to seek her knowledge again. Thank you Nicole for making me a fitter and healthier individual.”
Paul Blackburn (SA, Australia)
“When I first started Nicole’s program, I wanted to create a mindset that would allow me to easily reach my goals. My main goals were to refocus on eating a whole-foods plant-based diet, and to lose weight so I could wear my jeans again.
Nicole had a great video course in her program that let me go at my own pace, and she provided weekly support and even reached out to me in between our scheduled calls.
The biggest change I have noticed is the improvement in my mindset. I’m not perfect all the time, but I bounce back quicker and love myself even as I strive to better myself. I’ve been able to work on my routines, which helps me maintain the frame of mind I want.
I would recommend Nicole to anyone, but especially to those just getting started on a whole-foods plant-based diet, and/or would like help coming up with or tweaking their workout routine.”
Denise Norris (IN, USA)
“Working with Nicole was such a blessing for my pregnancy! I came to her because I was overweight and had an elevated screening blood glucose. Thus, I was at risk for gestational diabetes. We were able to make changes to my diet that were practical and flexible for my lifestyle using a 'progress over perfection' approach. In doing so, I was able to maintain the changes in my lifestyle, and sustain the approach that worked for me even after the program ended.
As a result, I did NOT get gestational diabetes, and I am now 9 months pregnant with a healthy growing baby. Carrying this baby was easier than my first due to my better dietary choices, consistent exercise and lifestyle approach that Nicole helped me implement. She is passionate about women's health and really cares about her clients. I will be contacting her in the future for my postpartum recovery.
Thank you Nicole!”
Melissa Schwedhelm (NH, USA)
“When I started on Nicole's program, I really liked the three prong approach of mindset, nutrition and exercise. I wanted to get off of my medications, lose weight, and focus on my mental roadblocks. Nicole's coaching helped me focus on my goals and appreciate the little achievements I was making, while focusing less on perfection.
I learned to have more self love and care. I lost weight, and was able to get off my anxiety medication using her mindset techniques. I would recommend Nicole to anyone who wanted to change their lifestyle for the better. She is kind, caring and passionate in her beliefs.”
Lauren Williams (AZ, USA)
“My top three goals when I started Nicole’s coaching program was to achieve optimal health through weight loss, learn to have a healthy relationship with food, and to increase my physical activity levels. The program consisted of three equally important components to help me reach my goals.
The first was mindset, which we approached through meditation, visualisation, journaling, and various exercises around negative self-talk and perfectionism. The second component was nutrition, consisting of a whole-foods plant-based diet. Nicole put me in contact with a nutritionist who provided guidance, support, and meal plans and recipes throughout the entire program. The third component was exercise. Nicole created an exercise plan, which was modified every four weeks to continue to challenge me physically. Throughout all of this, Nicole was available as needed, and her weekly coaching calls gave me the motivation to continue to strive toward my goals.
The biggest change I have noticed is my ability to be present to the needs of my body, and the desire to fuel my body with healthy foods. We discussed intuitive eating, and this was a novel concept for me. She also pointed out the ways my perfectionism was limiting my ability to maintain consistency in my exercise and food choices.
I would recommend Nicole to anyone who is serious about changing their physical, mental and emotional health. These changes also help us work toward a healthier environment and a safer world for the animals.
When I was first looking for a WFPB coach, I interviewed several people. All of them offered some form of assistance with nutrition and fitness, but Nicole offers a program that includes THREE components. I don’t believe you can truly achieve nutrition and fitness goals without addressing mindset first, and Nicole emphasises this as an equally important piece of her program.”
Deanna Zobel-Grey (CO, USA)
“When I first started working with Nicole my top goals were to lose 15-20 pounds, find simple meals that were whole food plant-based that I enjoyed, and to start a workout program a few times a week. Nicole helped me work towards these goals by helping me define weekly goals that were small steps in the right direction toward my bigger goals. She was always available by text and email if I had any questions or concerns and would get back in a timely fashion.
The biggest change I’ve noticed in these 12 weeks is that I am now able to get back on track a lot faster if I go off plan with my meals or workout. Instead of just throwing in the towel and giving up, I am now able to start fresh with the next meal or next workout. I don’t feel bad about making a mistake because no one is perfect and everyone goes off plan or misses a workout at some point.
I would recommend Nicole to anyone who wants to eat healthier but is having trouble staying on track or who needs some extra support. She is very knowledgeable and motivating. I enjoyed working with her every week and hearing her tips and advice. She tailors your meal plans and workouts to your specific needs and situation. I really enjoyed working on my mindset with journaling and meditation. This was helpful to focus on why I wanted to eat this way and reassess my goals. It also helped me stay motivated to eat healthy and stay active. I highly recommend working with Nicole!”
Jackie Stevenson (MN, USA)
“I started my work with Nicole in an effort to lose weight, and although I eventually did lose weight, I learned a far more important lesson... how to fuel my body and treat it well so that it stays healthy and strong. Instead of the yo-yo dieting and restrictive eating I was used to, I learned to embrace all plant-based foods and understand more about the many benefits they provide to my body. I'd spent about two years avoiding healthy whole-food carbohydrates and finally started eating them again... feeling much better and more alert. Nicole is a great person to have on your health and wellness journey. She is refreshingly honest, super caring, and full of valuable information. I highly recommend Nicole!”