Badass Babes: Nicke Paddock

nickeNicke, what made you decide to become a coach?

I went to a life coach about 7 years ago and it helped me so much I decided one day I would become one so I could help others in the same way. This winter was the perfect time to do it as I was going through lots of health stuff and wanted to keep myself busy through the long cold winter.

Can you tell me why you chose Rhodes Wellness College for your education?  What about Rhodes attracted you?

I had been researching for a couple of years which program to take and when I read about the program at Rhodes I knew it was going to be similar to the techniques that life coach used on me years ago. It was also not too long of a commitment or too expensive. There were definitely less expensive programs but they didn’t seem to be the type of coaching I was looking for.

Do you have a niche? If so, what is it?

Still working on it, but I am thinking of going with meditation manifestation coaching and maybe living your ultimate life coaching.

What kinds of offerings do you have? What services do you provide?

I am still working on this. I’ve been doing lots or research and will hopefully have a focus soon.

What makes you unique among other coaches? How is your approach different?  

I have been meditating for over 15 years and know you can manifest things into your life by being still and asking the universe for what you need or want. I will work with clients to identify what is wrong, what is needed and how to then meditate and manifest what they need. I will also be working on helping people live an ultimate life because we only have one life! That is why my business is called Only One.

Who is your ideal client?

My ideal client is someone who has a well-rounded life, living well and for the most part happy but has identified an area of their life that could be better and they need some help with it. My ideal client will believe that manifestation is possible…or at least be curious about it.

What has your own journey been like – as a coach or as a person and how do the two align?

As I was taking the course I was thinking the whole time I LOVE THIS! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED AND NEEDED AND I CAN’T WAIT TO HELP OTHERS. I have always believed life is short so let’s make the most of it even though it can throw you some real shit deals, I want to help people move past the shit deals. I have been pretty successful in my own life with moving past the crap and building a life where I am conscious of what I want and need from it.

You took a trip to Thailand earlier this year? What was that like?

AMAZING! I took this trip because I had just recently been dealt a shit deal. It was on my bucket list for 14 years! I needed clarity on my next steps after a miscarriage and IVF. I did lots of meditation and wellness while there and the universe delivered….it gave me vision on what my next moves are. Still in the process so we will see if it was the right path.

I know you’re big on having fun, Nicke. So, what are some things you do that bring you joy?

Yes fun, fun, fun! Life is so short and I believe fun is one of the things you should be able to say at the end of your journey that you did well! Gosh most my life has been fun, I try to incorporate it into everyday life with my family and husband by laughing lots, being silly and trying to make others laugh. I always say, if nobody’s dying you might as well have fun with it. I travelled a ton when I was in my teens and 20s backpacking around. I realized that travelling brings me joy so I try to do lots of it. I spend lots of time with my girlfriends, we all bought seadoo’s and go out every Thursday night on them in the summer. I try to only surround myself with people who make the “fun” cut, the uptight type are not for me lol. I also have future fun plans with my girlfriends that when we all retire we buy Winnebago’s and be the travelling fun girls going all around North America being wild and free, maybe even hire hot young male drivers haha.

I think taking the time to identify what brings you joy and fun to your life is so important and then following through and doing it.

What do you think makes you a badass? I know I have several ideas.

I drove around Thailand on a moped, if you’ve ever been there you will know how badass that is haha! I think just living life in the grey, with no hard lines and rules (besides the major ones that falls under my integrity, morals and values) and not sweating the small stuff, picking only five things to give a fuck about and letting the rest roll off your shoulder, is pretty badass. Oh and saying fuck a lot! Haha.

How can we find your website or your social media? Please provide links.

Not finished this yet, I’m a marketing junkie so I am thinking lots and researching the right way to do this. I’m also taking my time as I’m not ready to be able to put 100% into it yet. But it will probably be something along the lines of


Badass Babes: Alannah Byers

AlannahI first met Alannah Byers when I started my life coach training class at Rhodes Wellness College. Alannah was the youngest one in our group, but I was astounded by her passion, compassion and depth of knowledge. I’m proud to call Alannah a friend. We are even peer coaching together. She is a force of nature and a true Badass Babe. I hope you enjoy learning more about her.

Alannah, what made you decide to become a coach?

I decided to be a life coach because I’ve always loved helping others. My mom is a life coach, and one day it just clicked with me and I decided to look into schools and see what’s out there. I found Rhodes, and was immediately sold! It seemed like a great place to go and I was right!

Can you tell me why you chose Rhodes Wellness College for your education?  What about Rhodes attracted you?

Rhodes was a great fit for me, and one of the first schools that I looked in to. I loved the fact that it was all online, and that the workload wasn’t too heavy – just a few nights a week. I was able to work and do class at the same times. The class size was also really beneficial for me and my learning style, and the group of ladies I was with was really great. Even though I was the youngest by around 18 years I didn’t feel awkward or out of place. We all got along quite well!

What’s your niche? What population do you serve? What called you to serve this population?  

I work with the LGBTQIA community! I am part of the LGBT community, and the majority of my friends are also part of this community. A lot of people in the LGBT community struggle with coming to terms with their sexuality (I did) as well as struggle with coming out, and knowing when the right time to come out is, as well as who to come out to. I hope that I can help the community feel ok with coming out (or not!) and coming to terms with their sexuality. I also want to teach them that it is ok to be the way they are, even though they may feel uncomfortable with it. 

What kinds of offerings do you have? What services do you provide?

Currently I provide solely coaching services, but in the future I hope to also provide counselling services as well as do some talks – to schools, community groups, etc. I would also like to provide housing or a safe space for people in the LGBT community who are struggling.

What makes you unique among other coaches even in your niche?

I am one of the only coaches who specializes in the LGBT community. I also am the only Canadian life coach in this niche, as well as the youngest coach catering to the LGBT community!

Who is your ideal client?

My ideal client is someone who has a goal in mind, or someone who wants to get some sort of clarity in their life! Having a positive attitude towards change also is a big help to their process. To be able to change, one has to be ready or thinking about the change! The change can be uncomfortable

What has your own journey been like – as a coach or as a person and how do the two align?

My journey as a coach has been very beneficial to me. It has allowed my confidence in myself to grow, as well as given me a lot of courage to do things I wasn’t able to before. It has allowed me to learn a lot about myself as well as how to be a better support system for others.

What are some things you do that bring you joy?

Making people happy, and having them tell me that I’ve really helped them brings me joy. I love helping others, and making people feel like things are possible. I always try to be the person that I need when I am in a slump, or when I need an extra push to get me going!

How can we find your website and your Instagram feed? Please provide links.

You can find me on Instagram at My personal website is  and my Facebook page is located at

Badass Babes: Sarah Carillo

SarahCarilloSarah Carillo is a powerhouse personal trainer and health and fitness coach. She loves working with busy moms like herself. I first met her in a Facebook group online. We became fast friends and I look forward to our calls. Sarah sits firmly in her power and she has even helped me reclaim some of my own. She is the first person to tell me honestly that I was lowballing myself in what I charged. She helped me see that I was worth more. I love Sarah’s energy and enthusiasm for life. She is a badass babe and I am happy to feature her as the first in my new monthly series on Badass Babes. Everyone, here’s Sarah.

Sarah, what made you decide to become a coach?

what inspires me to serve is now more than ever people are sick and tired of failing with their health. We don’t have to suffer and can find our own definition of what fitness and health looks and feels like to us. This is my goal with each client.

What’s your niche? What population do you serve?

Fitness & health. I help moms learn how to make time to accomplish their fitness and health goals and become their strongest version of themselves.

What kinds of offerings do you have? What services do you provide?

I  offer a fitness program with coaching to help moms accomplish their fitness and nutrition goals along with improving their mindset so they can have long lasting changes that make them feel good.

What makes you unique among other coaches in your niche?

I combine fitness along with empowerment coaching.I want to make sure to give my clients the right tools and create a strong mindset that will not only empower them in their health and fitness as well as learning to  trust themselves more to know how to help heal themselves and get back in health alignment if they fall off the wagon. I emphasize on progress not perfection, so working with me means the client is committed to working on themselves, mind, body and soul.

Who is your ideal client?

Moms who struggle  with working out and are tired of all the bull shit that’s in in the health and fitness industry. I want to work with a mom who is ready to take back her own power in her health and fitness relationship.

What is your fitness routine like?

I enjoy a variety of activities to stay active such as yoga, strength training, and getting outdoors with my kids.

What are some things you do that bring you joy?

I like getting out in nature, painting, singing, and dancing with my kids.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with my readers?

No. Thank you for the opportunity.

How can we find your website and Facebook group, Spiritual Moms Tribe? Please provide links.

You can find me online at My Facebook group is located at  I’m on Instagram @spiritualfitmom.