“Peter Nicholls has proven himself to be one of those extremely rare individuals who work with amazing passion and dedication in the field of helping people to achieve some Work/Life balance. Peter has the knack of being able to get clients to firstly identify that they have a real need to look at this critically important part of their lives; and the knowledge and experience to provide the appropriate tools which will lead to that life-changing balance most of us hope for, but don't quite know where to find it!”
-- Phil Evans

“Peter is a very genuine man, who's truly interested in helping people regain control of their lives and who they authentically are. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience but I find his integrity, patience and listening skills a delight to be around in this hectic world.”
-- Joanna Outhwaite"

“Peter is an Australian pioneer in the now overcrowded work life balance industry, yet despite the rising competition he has stayed true to his beliefs and offers a personalised service that is about results over profits. I admire Peter's genuine love and interest in his clients and his ability to adopt new technology wherever necessary to get his message across. Without hesitation I recommend Peter's unique approach to realising any individual's true potential.”
-- Keith Loud

“Peter is a passionate presenter and has immense wisdom to share in his trainings. His listening skills and his ability to be non-judgmental about client's lifestyles issues has created a conducive environment to share, relax and learn The work Peter is skilled in is very relevant in these times of constant stress and rapid changes. I highly recommend him to your business.”
-- Catherine Lonergan



Books By Peter Nicholls:


Enjoy Being You


How to Create Your Second Adulthood

 


Peter Nicholls

Areas of Expertise:


 







If you believe that what people do when they are away from the workplace environment can have a significant long-term impact on their work performance, interest, commitment and development, you will find much to take your interest and attention here.

You, as a responsible business leader, appreciate the vital importance of understanding your people, what drives them and the full extent of skills, talents and potential they can provide for your business. You recognize your leadership role as resourcing your team to achieve the goals you have set. You therefore want to understand the human issues that affect their work and how you can gain – and sustain – the best value from them.

You understand that your people are more than simply workplace resources. They are emotional, sometimes irrational, unpredictable beings who value personal life goals as well as your corporate goals. You know all this because you have the sensitivity to recognize those features exist within yourself.
You know fully that true leadership success entails ensuring your people enjoy high self esteem, self confidence and self worth in order to be fully productive and committed to their work and your leadership. You also want to know they have the resilience to work through constant unrelenting stress, week after week.

Peter understands people. He focuses on the real person within, their talents, their passions and their unique potential, the emtional being behind the person you employ, the passionate positive person whom you want to engage and commit fully to your corporate goals.

Peter doesn't just provide information - he provides insight, perspective and a depth of human understanding, cultivated over more than 30 years of working professionally in encouraging and developing passionate personal life interests, unrelated to work. He therefore brings fresh, new, lateral-thinking approach to resolving the increasingly complex people management issues of the workplace.

Peter's title of Australia's People Gardener reflects his caring and cultivating nature, his understanding of human nature and his wisdom, experience and insights on humanity..

The corporate benefits of Peter’s type of experience come to the fore in resolving lifestyle-related business problems such as stress management, work life balance, an ageing workforce and the transition from the fulltime workforce to ‘whatever’s next in life’.

The power of Peter’s approach is founded in its simplicity – we are all part of (not above) nature, born with natural talents, passionate interests and the desire to blossom to our natural potential. The inner, natural self is always the source of one’s choices, decisions and activities at work and in personal life. But life and its expectations of us complicate our growth.

Peter has the rare and sensitive talent to help people in business harmonize the private self and their public personae for the benefit of the organization and individual alike.

His thought-provoking theme ‘when you lose yourself in an interest you love (at work home or play), you find yourself’ typifies his unique and perceptive approach to imparting his experience to chief executives and staff alike.

Peter understands leadership is earned rather than learned. From as young as 14 years, Peter has been naturally drawn into positions of leadership in business and community life, including:

  • Senior government management roles in planning, development and public relations
  • A past National President, State President – and now a Life Member – of his professional association, the Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation (now Parks and Leisure Australia)
  • Executive member of various national, state and local sporting organizations

Peter’s credits include:

  • Author of “Enjoy Being You – How leisure can help you become the person you want to be” It's a warm, sensitive reminder of your natural-born self, and the talents and passions that bring the real you to life. A joy to read.
  • “How to Create Your Second Adulthood” – an ebook on planning the transition from fulltime work to another lifestyle in ways that enable you to continue allowing your natural potential to blossom.
  • Respected Lifestyle Mentor to prominent Australians since 2003
  • Resident lifestyle coach for Adelaide Radio 5AA’s top lifestyle weekend radio program
  • A pioneer of Australia’s recreation professional development industry
  • A graduate of the National Speakers Association of Australia’ Speakers Academy program
  • Frequent public speaking presentations, the latest being a Keynote presentation to the 2012 Parks and Leisure Australia National Conference in September 2012.

If you believe that what people do when they are away from the workplace environment can have a significant long-term impact on their work performance, interest, commitment and development, you will find much to take your interest and attention here.

You, as a responsible business leader, appreciate the vital importance of understanding your people, what drives them and the full extent of skills, talents and potential they can provide for your business. You recognize your leadership role as resourcing your team to achieve the goals you have set. You therefore want to understand the human issues that affect their work and how you can gain – and sustain – the best value from them.

You understand that your people are more than simply workplace resources. They are emotional, sometimes irrational, unpredictable beings who value personal life goals as well as your corporate goals. You know all this because you have the sensitivity to recognize those features exist within yourself.
You know fully that true leadership success entails ensuring your people enjoy high self esteem, self confidence and self worth in order to be fully productive and committed to their work and your leadership. You also want to know they have the resilience to work through constant unrelenting stress, week after week.

Peter understands people. He focuses on the real person within, their talents, their passions and their unique potential, the emtional being behind the person you employ, the passionate positive person whom you want to engage and commit fully to your corporate goals.

Peter doesn't just provide information - he provides insight, perspective and a depth of human understanding, cultivated over more than 30 years of working professionally in encouraging and developing passionate personal life interests, unrelated to work. He therefore brings fresh, new, lateral-thinking approach to resolving the increasingly complex people management issues of the workplace.

Peter's title of Australia's People Gardener reflects his caring and cultivating nature, his understanding of human nature and his wisdom, experience and insights on humanity..

The corporate benefits of Peter’s type of experience come to the fore in resolving lifestyle-related business problems such as stress management, work life balance, an ageing workforce and the transition from the fulltime workforce to ‘whatever’s next in life’.

The power of Peter’s approach is founded in its simplicity – we are all part of (not above) nature, born with natural talents, passionate interests and the desire to blossom to our natural potential. The inner, natural self is always the source of one’s choices, decisions and activities at work and in personal life. But life and its expectations of us complicate our growth.

Peter has the rare and sensitive talent to help people in business harmonize the private self and their public personae for the benefit of the organization and individual alike.

His thought-provoking theme ‘when you lose yourself in an interest you love (at work home or play), you find yourself’ typifies his unique and perceptive approach to imparting his experience to chief executives and staff alike.

Peter understands leadership is earned rather than learned. From as young as 14 years, Peter has been naturally drawn into positions of leadership in business and community life, including:

  • Senior government management roles in planning, development and public relations
  • A past National President, State President – and now a Life Member – of his professional association, the Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation (now Parks and Leisure Australia)
  • Executive member of various national, state and local sporting organizations

Peter’s credits include:

  • Author of “Enjoy Being You – How leisure can help you become the person you want to be” It's a warm, sensitive reminder of your natural-born self, and the talents and passions that bring the real you to life. A joy to read.
  • “How to Create Your Second Adulthood” – an ebook on planning the transition from fulltime work to another lifestyle in ways that enable you to continue allowing your natural potential to blossom.
  • Respected Lifestyle Mentor to prominent Australians since 2003
  • Resident lifestyle coach for Adelaide Radio 5AA’s top lifestyle weekend radio program
  • A pioneer of Australia’s recreation professional development industry
  • A graduate of the National Speakers Association of Australia’ Speakers Academy program
  • Frequent public speaking presentations, the latest being a Keynote presentation to the 2012 Parks and Leisure Australia National Conference in September 2012.

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