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NICOLE DARGENT

Since becoming a trainer in the late 90s Nicole has always loved to see people tapping into their strengths, acquiring new skills and actively looking for more joy and personal fulfillment in their lives. That is why she has put her energy into finding ways to best support people in such a process and into creating a training or coaching atmosphere of trust, humour and purpose that makes it easy for people to embark on and continue pursuing a journey of personal growth. Like Piers, she really enjoys the variety from 1:1 coaching to big conferences, and she loves the English language (even though she might slaughter it now and then).

Last book you read…
Fyodor Dostoevsky “The Idiot” and Gail Honeyman “Eleanor Oliphant is fine”.

Your heroes include…
Anybody who lives his or her dream and challenges the setup made up for him or her.

Favourite line from a film…
A line from a German film which might get a bit lost in translation: “You always need something that keeps you filled/satiated (German: satt) and something that keeps you hungry in life”.

Best day at work (so far)…
All the training days that seem to pass in the blink of an eye, and even though people are tired there’s a vibrant energy in the room.

Who make you laugh…
A good friend of mine who has the most beautiful humour I’ve ever encountered, Ricky Gervais, Martin Clunes, Tina Fey and Josef Hader.

Last journey you took…
Due to my job I travel a lot, and I’ve come to explore the surroundings of where I’ve been facilitating rather than just heading home right after the training – and so I’ve come to see really lovely places, last one: Köpenick, Berlin.

What’s on your desk…
I usually work at my living room table. When I prepare a training course, however, the whole room, including the sofa and the side boards, is covered with stacks of paper and post-it-stickers.

How do you deal with stress…
Some years ago I watched Martin Boroson’s “One Moment Meditation” and I find myself practicing this when I’m stuck in traffic or train delays

3 people you’d like to have dinner with (dead or alive)…
Any writer, architect, artist or avant-gardist of the 1920s in Berlin, the writers’ team of the original Start Trek series and Alicia Keys.

Favourite place…
In my hammock on my patio or on the banks of a river.