About Nicky Bartley

Nicky Bartley is an international Transformation Coach, Trainer and Consultant and her company Thrive & Shine specialises in workplace stress, culture change and performance. Working in conjunction with Keele University, Thrive & Shine are creating an audit of chronic stress in the workplace, which having never been done before, is set to change the shape of how we understand stress and how we deal with it.

Nicky recognises that part of the problem we face, is that there is currently no accepted definition of stress and the work with Keele is providing previously unexplored avenues, incorporating and utilising different areas of skills and expertise, from Sociology, Psychology, Neuroscience and Physics.

In order to create and love in a world where everyone wins, we have to do something that’s never been done before.

If you want to contact her, you can reach her here: email [email protected]

Website www.thrive-and-shine.co.uk 


In This Episode

During the conversation, on more than one occasion,  I asked Nicky  to give me concrete examples of stress.

The answer I was looking for  did not come via concrete examples but from one very simple realisation.  Listen closely and if you hear it I’d love to know what it is you heard.

In the meantime here are some questions for you to consider:

Are you trying to change yourself into an acceptable version of who you think people want you to be?

Are you a bad person because your desk/home/bedroom is untidy?

How much of your time do you spend in trying to adapt to others?

“People are going to make of me what they make of me and it has very little to do with what I do. 

“All thinking is irrelevant. What we think is what we think. What goes on in my mind is almost none of my business unless I’m noticing it and its looking like thats relevant and then that seems a thing”. Nicky Bartley

It takes a lot of energy to constantly monitor your behaviour.

Nicky talks about constantly monitoring herself because of a tidy desk policy.

How much of your thinking are you taking seriously?

It is safe to say that you might find yourself listening to this episode a couple of times because almost everything she shares is a golden nugget. 

I heard something new every time I listened. 

I invite you to listen and to share it with anyone you think might benefit from listening. 

If you would love to be a guest, or if you know someone who would be a great guest, please get in touch via email, or send me a personal message.


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