I’m nicole, the coco of cocostudio. As a trained journalist, educator and qualitative researcher, I examine, distill and document complex environments – including life itself.
After an early career in media and more than 15 years teaching, training and researching at all levels of education, I now use my diverse skillset to coach people to lead happier, more authentic lives.
I’m a runner, salsera, writer, reader, Reiki practitioner, green smoothie enthusiast and lay Buddhist. I use multiple strategies toward a dedicated practice of templebuilding – continuous edification of the mind/body/spirit.
I try to integrate this approach in everything I do. As a thinking, feeling, human, I come to all projects with the assumption that you are, too. I get to know your needs and concerns in order to create the ideal partnership for you.
A key aspect of my templebuilding practice is self-expression. My blog is where much of that happens.
In my free time, I think and write about imagination, reflection and love as tools for a more just and harmonious world. I journal lessons I learn while running and inspiration gleaned from Nichiren Buddhist philosophy. Mostly I write about life – for adults and kiddos. I’ve recently completed a chapter book and and a middle grade novel. My new work in progress, Wildflower, is a contemporary young adult novel.
Click around and see if anything strikes your fancy. And if you’re interested in coaching, get on my calendar and give me a buzz.