THE WAY WE LEAD

our lives as business owners

needs to change.

THE WAY WE LEAD

our lives as business owners

needs to change.

You know the trend: ambitious entrepreneurs sacrificing their lives in order to “make it” in business. They say they value family, freedom, health, and adventure.

But that’s not what their calendars say.

They compromise. They sacrifice. They tell themselves “someday” they’ll make up for all of this lost time.

We call this the Say/Do Gap.

It’s that rift of tension and guilt that occurs when your actions don’t align with the things that really matter to you. You SAY one thing, you DO another. It’s an epidemic among ambitious people.

And we’re here to eradicate it.

To bring about the paradigm and perspective shift the world needs. To help business leaders operate at a whole new level that creates room for more LIFE.

Not someday, now.

WE’RE NADINE AND DEREK NICHOLSON.

Business and life partners, master co-coaches, co-parents, and co-creators of the Ascended Leadership Model.

Our vision: a world where leaders are in fierce INTEGRITY with the things that deeply matter to them. Where they make the most of their one precious and vital life.

After working with us, clients spend more time on who and what they love and less time being “busy.”

We love partnering with other visionaries to bring this kind of transformation to their clients, students, or audience.

We believe that:

Business is harder in the “middle zone.” Staying stuck here (which many business leaders do) is the road to resentment, exhaustion, and burnout. You have to aim higher and ascend to the very top of the mountain to find the breathing room you crave.

The strategies that got you to the middle zone will only keep you there. To get any higher, you need to shift who you are being as the leader of yourself, your time, your business, and your team. We call this Ascended Leadership.

Choosing to stand for your TRUTH and acting from a place of fierce INTEGRITY is precisely how you create the kind of success that doesn’t steal away your life. Instead, it helps you integrate your business and life for more spaciousness, joy, and fulfillment.

We teach

Ascended Leadership.

While there’s nothing formulaic or even sequential about Business Ascension, there are consistent “forces” that, when mastered, take us to a completely different altitude in life and business. All of our talks are derived or centered around one or more of these forces.

1. The Five Forces of
Ascended Leadership

Learn to lead your business at a whole different altitude, where there’s room for more LIFE.

How do you get beyond the “middle zone” where business is exhausting and there is no end in sight to the day-to-day activities that keep you busy? Hint: it’s not about what you do, it’s about who you are being. It’s time to discover a new way of leading yourself, your time, your team, and your business. To grow yourself in the five areas that will enable you and your business to ascend (with ease) to a place where there is room for more life.

You’ll learn:

Why you’re still stuck in the “middle zone” after working so hard to grow and stabilize your business.

How easy it can be to ascend after months or years of feeling stuck in a state of exhaustion, pushing, and just-keeping-up.

The five fundamental forces behind easeful and spacious business growth and self leadership.

The Five Forces of
Ascended Leadership

Ascend Leadership Co., https://ascendleadership.com/

“Nadine and Derek have a contagious air of self-leadership and integrity that makes it impossible NOT to rise up and begin changing immediately in their presence.”

Lisa Haggis, Ottawa, Ontario

2. ERADICATING THE SAY/DO GAP

Live in radical integrity with what you value. Become a true time master and live a life that’s impossible to regret.

Time is your one true non-renewable, precious resource. Being able to effectively reclaim, own, and lead your time is one of the most powerful skills a leader can cultivate. We’re here as true time masters, to help you do just that. No more time guilt, inner conflict, or energy-draining distractions.

You’ll learn:

The true source of your inner conflict, guilt and indecisiveness.

A powerful reframe that makes it possible to be fully present for the people and things that matter.

How to become a time master; the one and only commander in chief of your most precious resource.

“There is less guilt about “getting things done” and more trust allowing them to get done in the right timing. I no longer need to push, fight and “work hard” to survive.”

Kristie Norquay, Golden, British Columbia

3. EMPOWERED SELLING

Completely shift your experience (and results) with creating new sales and clients in your business.

Developing and nurturing your client relationships in a natural, intentional, and feel-good way can completely turn your business around. Our invitational, relationship-based, and reciprocal style of selling is a game-changer. Instead of putting their defenses up, new clients will actually ENJOY the experience of creating the sale together and your relationship will be much stronger because of it.

You’ll learn:

A complete reframe of the traditional sales process, which takes the fear right out of it.

Common fear-driven mistakes that immediately undermine the relationship.

A possibility-centered approach to co-creating the sale together.

“I’m now working with only people who inspire the bejeezus out of me. I feel more inspired. They feel more inspired. We’re connecting into something very special.”

Matthew Romantini, Toronto, Ontario

4. UNITED TEAM BUILDING

Cultivate a rock-solid support system that makes it possible to play bigger than ever before.

Ever feel the need to slam on the brakes, just as business starts getting good? Do you have a hard time thinking big and setting ambitious goals because, deep down, you can’t see how you’d possibly turn them into reality? It’s time to embrace the true value of your team. Rallying the unwavering support of your family, friends, employees, helpers, and community is precisely what gives you the solid footing to take bold leaps and lean into momentum.

You’ll learn:

How to recognize and nurture the relationships that are key to your business and personal success.

How to make your vision clear and magnetic so that you can lead and lean on your team like never before.

How to build your team without growing your own to-do list.

“It is unbelievable how providence is meeting me and how easily things are coming together. It all feels so congruent, aligned and authentic. My conversations with people are blowing my mind.”

Dawn Ross, Calgary, Alberta

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Bios

We speak sometimes individually and most often as a captivating duo.

Nadine and Derek Nicholson – Founders of Ascend Leadership Co.

Nadine and Derek Nicholson are business and life partners, master co-coaches, co-parents, and co-creators of the Ascended Leadership Model. They are fiercely passionate about helping other entrepreneurs and high-achievers get OUT of the ‘middle zone’ of stress, burnout, and business resentment and operate at a completely different altitude – one where they make room for more life.

They’re known for helping clients uncover their highest truth, free up their time, make money with more ease, master the sales conversation, and build a cohesive team. These are their areas of specialty; carefully cultivated to help create more spaciousness in business and life.

At the helm of Ascend Leadership Co., their global coaching and consulting company, Nadine and Derek envision a world where leaders are in fierce INTEGRITY with what matters deeply to them, where they make the most of their one precious and vital life. (Not someday, now!)

Together, they bring five decades of business development, strategic planning, coaching, consulting, corporate communications, change management, team leadership, spirituality and relationship-centred sales.

HERE’S WHAT WE EACH BRING INTO THE FOLD:

NADINENicholson

Nadine Nicholson is a leadership coach, business consultant, and the co-founder of Ascend Leadership Co. Nadine brings double degrees in psychology and PR, a 16-year background in corporate communications (where she ran teams of 100+), and over 10 years of small business experience.

As a master coach and Accredited Business Communicator, Nadine is a force of nature who calls clients up to their highest potential and sees the wealth of possibilities available to them at any given time. Through high-touch private coaching and consulting, and her annual Rise Up retreat, Nadine supports clients in becoming true leaders of their life, their time, and their relationships.

She lives in Calgary with husband and business partner Derek and their son Keane.

NADINENicholson

Nadine Nicholson is a leadership coach, business consultant, and the co-founder of Ascend Leadership Co. Nadine brings double degrees in psychology and PR, a 16-year background in corporate communications (where she ran teams of 100+), and over 10 years of small business experience.

As a master coach and Accredited Business Communicator, Nadine is a force of nature who calls clients up to their highest potential and sees the wealth of possibilities available to them at any given time. Through high-touch private coaching and consulting, and her annual Rise Up retreat, Nadine supports clients in becoming true leaders of their life, their time, and their relationships.

She lives in Calgary with husband and business partner Derek and their son Keane.

DEREK Nicholson

Derek Nicholson is a coach, business consultant, and the co-founder of Ascend Leadership Co. As an efficiency junkie (and self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist), Derek thrives on constantly finding a simpler, easier way of doing things.

He has 26 years of diverse business experience in service-based healthcare and energy firms and a track record of managing complex operations, leading highly effective teams, and delivering solid business strategy. On top of holding a Commerce degree, he is a trained leadership coach and is certified in change management and facilitation.

Derek is a keen strategist for clients looking to scale their business operations to create room for more life. With a powerful combination of high-level private coaching and consulting, and his annual Rise Up retreat, Derek supports clients in becoming true leaders of their life, their time, and their relationships.

Derek lives in Calgary with wife and business partner Nadine and their son Keane.

DEREKNicholson

Derek Nicholson is a coach, business consultant, and the co-founder of Ascend Leadership Co. As an efficiency junkie (and self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist), Derek thrives on constantly finding a simpler, easier way of doing things.

He has 26 years of diverse business experience in service-based healthcare and energy firms and a track record of managing complex operations, leading highly effective teams, and delivering solid business strategy. On top of holding a Commerce degree, he is a trained leadership coach and is certified in change management and facilitation.

Derek is a keen strategist for clients looking to scale their business operations to create room for more life. With a powerful combination of high-level private coaching and consulting, and his annual Rise Up retreat, Derek supports clients in becoming true leaders of their life, their time, and their relationships.

Derek lives in Calgary with wife and business partner Nadine and their son Keane.