Nick Venturella here…I created GrowLoop to offer success coaching to solopreneurs, creative professionals and small business owners looking to reach their personal and professional goals quickly and confidently.
Coaching is about you and your life. I’m here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals by being your thinking partner, an objective observer, someone to hold you accountable and ultimately help you discover organization and structure on your path as you take action toward a more harmonious livelihood.
As a creative professional and solopreneur myself, I fully understand the isolation and often limitations of being in such a position. I found that I was looking for someone outside of my endeavors who understood enough about what I was doing and where I wanted to go to have an objective conversation that would help me talk through ideas and issues that were holding me back. Thus, encouraging me with positive support and often a new perspective to gain the motivation and accountability I needed to help me achieve my goals – I needed a coach.
Through various personal and professional experiences, books and life coaching sessions and training I’ve experienced the power of coaching for myself and want to pay it forward by helping others reach their full potential by overcoming what is holding them back.
The idea behind GrowLoop is that we all have wonderful talents, skills and life experiences that make up who we are at our current state in life. Sometimes our journey to this current point seems muddy and unclear and we begin to question who we are and what direction our lives are going in. Often we feel like we are wandering aimlessly. The truth is, you’re not alone, and simply put, you have the ability to do something about it. It’s not always easy to do on your own. That’s where coaching can benefit your transition – helping you get there quicker and with more focus than through a pattern of self-doubting trial and error.
Specifically, the name GrowLoop comes from learning about yourself, embracing who you are and growing through a process that allows you to make positive gains both personally and professionally. Congruently, we all are involved in many different kinds of relationships with spouses, friends, coworkers, etc., and when you make a positive shift in your life you impact not only yourself but those you encounter everyday. With your new found confidence that kind of positive energy will impact your other relationships in a good way. Thus, expanding your loop of positive influence – what goes around, comes around. Success invites success, and when that happens both personal and professional opportunities begin to find you. Grow, be ethical, be positive and karma will loop good things back to you – that’s the GrowLoop!
Nick Venturella’s story:I’ve always been a driven dreamer and doer. I began as a young creative person pursing fine art and design in college while also fulfilling my musical passions as a professional musician since 1994 (which has offered me many life lessons as an entrepreneur and an understanding of how to reach and move others through the power of music).
Through my design, writing and communication skills I became a marketing professional in the corporate world working for 10+ years marketing in various industries (commercial real estate, higher education and HR technology).
During my corporate life I held many marketing-related positions managing projects and people, but when I worked in higher education I had the great opportunity of counseling young adults about what college to choose to pursue their education toward their future careers. This was my first, somewhat formal, “coaching” experience. I felt the most satisfaction helping students who were undecided on a major identify their likes, dislikes, talents and passions toward a major that best fit what they were looking for in a future career. The knowledge that I may have made a small positive impact on those students to this day is very rewarding.
I’ve always known that I wanted my personal and professional life to be in harmony with one another. Not only have I always wanted to work with my head, using my talents and skills, but I also want to work with my heart helping others. I left that higher education position to pursue the corporate ladder with higher pay and more creative freedoms, but that pursuit was hallow compared to what I was really seeking – human to human authenticity with a spirit of giving from a position of experience and sincerity for the benefit of another.
When my wife and I decided to start a family we never imagined that with the birth of our son my wife would experience the hardship of severe post-partum depression/psychosis. Those changes affected our family significantly, impacting our world and perspective forever. As my wife, my son and I grew closer as a family, coming through the other side of the dark post-partum journey, we began asking ourselves, ‘What kind of life do we want?’ And, ‘What are we waiting for to achieve it?’
I decided to build a life plan that would allow me to create and build the harmonious life I wanted filled with a profession aligned with my skills, talents and passions to make a living. Before, I had been pursuing a career and trying to fill in my life around it, now I’m pursuing my life and filling in a more appropriate career around that.
With GrowLoop I continue to use my communication skills to build positive, reciprocal relationships that continue to help my own growth, but more importantly, allow me to positively impact others looking for more harmony in their personal and professional lives. Thus, by growing my loop of positive influence on others I’m able to pay forward the kind of coaching that can help transform you to achieve your goals.
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