As a nurse, do you wonder, “Why am I here? This isn’t what I expected.” Do you think, “I am a nurse because I want to help; I love connecting with people, listening and being part of their healing; so why do I feel disconnected to my deepest desires?” You are not alone. We felt it too; an uncomfortable and isolating feeling. A mismatch between intentions and the chaotic environments preventing us from living the nursing life we love. There is hope in healing. We found it, and so can you.
This is the story of how we – two burned-out critical care nurses living miles apart in different states – connected to share a similar healing journey to become nurse coaches. By embodying self-compassion and the framework of nurse coaching, we became reunited with our passion for nursing and ourselves as whole and unique nurses and human beings.
Nicole is founder of Gratitude for Nurse Wellbeing, a courageously supportive group that banishes Nurse burnout by sharing stories, wellbeing practices and holistic modalities to have you going from stressed, apathetic and saying ‘yes’ to everything to peace, passion and a joyful work-life balance.
Nicole Vienneau achieved a Master’s in Nursing Science from the University of Arizona, a board certification in Integrative Nurse Coaching™ from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation and is Lecture Faculty with the Integrative Nurse Coach™ Academy. She is Founder of Blue Monarch Health, where she is a Menopause Fitness Specialist, Functional Aging Specialist, yoga teacher, and group fitness instructor and a retired Reebok-sponsored Fitness Athlete support Nurses banish burnout. When she’s not coaching clients or hosting the Integrative Nurse Coaches in ACTION! Podcast, you can find her connecting with Nurses at Gratitude for Nurse Wellbeing or Nurse Coach Connection, volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association, lounging in the sun with her cat babies, or on a hike with her awesome husband.