My Philosophy

Wellness is truly an inside job. And we all have the innate ability to heal ourselves in every way: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. For most people, we forget our power and learn unhealthy patterns throughout our life that turn into habits and create obstacles to our progress. We experience trauma and difficulty and rather than use these experiences to our benefit, most of us develop fear, anxiety and complacency that does not serve our highest good. The good news is that when we are honest, empowered and have the right tools, anything and everything is possible.

My mission is to help you understand your true power. To help you look at yourself with loving, honest examination and understand the amazing capacity of your mind body connection. I want to teach you how to be your own best friend, your greatest guide and how to show up for yourself each and every day.

Through rewriting your story, awakening your mind’s power, loving yourself entirely and reprogramming your subconscious, we can create a path to your whole, amazing self.

Whether I work with you individually or within a group, we will use a combination of narrative, self-inventory, mindfulness practices and energy work. It is my love, passion and gift to help people make progress, transform and become full proactive in your life. You can rewrite your story and I am honored to help you do it.

“Nicole taught me multiple techniques for staying mindful, working with my body’s energy, learning to stay calm in difficult moments, and empowered me every step of the way.”
~Carolyn M
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My Story

As a holistic health coach and motivational speaker, I have been helping individuals make progress and personal transformations for the past twelve years.  My company, Pillar Wellness, designs and implements holistic wellness programs for individuals, groups and companies.

I have delivered dozens of motivational and educational presentations to groups and companies in the Pittsburgh area, including the PLAA, the UPMC Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program, OMA, KDKA and the Glock Foundation Conference at Allegheny General Hospital.

After years of creating and implementing workplace wellness programs for small to mid-sized companies, I began focusing my coaching practice on working one-on-one with cancer patients and survivors in the Wellness & Integrative Oncology Program at Hillman Cancer Center when the program was created in 2013.

My work in that community helped me to realize my full potential as a coach, helping individuals identify the underlying patterns that cause blockages or obstacles to their journey toward health and happiness.  Today, I continue to work with a small group of individuals in my coaching practice in addition to hosting workshops, retreats and the monthly Healing Circle.

In my practice, I use numerous holistic approaches such as narrative, Energy Medicine, Reiki, Energy Psychology and other mind-body modalities.

My hope for all of my clients is to reclaim their power, activate their innate healing abilities and begin to create the life they want.

I was recently recognized by PIttsburgh’s Incline Magazine as one of Pittsburgh’s Up Next:  Fitness Class.

I graduated from Syracuse University where I studied psychology, nutrition, neuroscience and public relations.  I am a Certified Wellness Coach and Behavior Change Specialist. In addition, I am also a Reiki Master and a Level 1 Energy Psychology practitioner.

"Her guided meditations and visualizations are very powerful and effective for relieving stress, encouraging a sense of wellbeing and providing a much needed break from our hectic work day."

Linda H from Renewal Inc. OM in the Office

Meet Nicole

My love and passion is helping people understand themselves better to make progress. We can change ourselves and our lives at any time. I’ve spent my whole life in personal transformation and my journey continues.

I, like most people, suffered trauma, disappointment, depression and anxiety throughout my life. When I was young, I was actually taught that “people don’t change” and this stayed with me and kept me stuck until the time came when I had no choice but to seek something better. I have spent the last twenty years of my life finding my authenticity and remembering who I am in my heart without the suggestions and pressure from others. I have unlearned a lot!

I am still a work in progress and my journey continues.   My life today is an amazing example of many things I didn’t think possible when I was living in the few dark years of my soul.

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My husband and I live outside of Pittsburgh. For a long time, I didn’t think marriage was an option for me. Nor did I want children. I grew up an only child with no connection or interactions with young children. We have two amazing kids and clearly, being a mother in this lifetime was absolutely written into my story. We are very active and spend as much time as we can outdoors.

After my family, running is my first love; I’ve been running for over 25 years and it was truly my first healthy relationship. I continue to learn about myself and my life every time I lace up my shoes. Yoga is a very close second. I tried yoga a few times, only to determine that it wasn’t for me. I finally found a class that spoke my language and I’ve been going ever since, now over 13 years. At first, I went for the workout and after about two years of a consistent practice, spirituality met me in the back door. Yoga enabled me to develop a spiritual practice, one that made sense and felt right, something I had searched for since I was in elementary school.

I love people. My friends, especially the women, in my life are my lifeline, my soul sisters, my family.

And there are many other things that I love including food, cooking, gardening, medicinal herbs, essential oils, all types of energy, photography, traveling, physics, crystals, personal growth, Instagram, all animals, stargazing with my kids, camping, tea and music.

I love being human. It’s difficult, and complex but totally worth every bit of the vulnerability and discomfort I have experienced along the way. I have literally transformed my life and want to help as many people as possible do the same.

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Wellness is truly an inside job. And we all have the innate ability to heal ourselves in every way: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When we are honest, empowered and have the right tools, anything and everything is possible.

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