The pandemic changed our inner perception of what is truly important to us.
Now is the time to shift your mindset in a positive, inspiring new direction and live an extraordinary life.
I am an educator, adventurer, Life Purpose Coach, speaker, author, purposeful travel advocate, leadership and personal growth expert, seasoned traveler, curator of transformational experiences, Reiki Master, and serial ex-pat.
My objective through Venture Within is to cultivate deep learning opportunities that enable you to create more meaning and purpose in your life, which in turn, ignites more good in the world.
By designing personalized and powerful experiences in transformation, I enable you to shift your mindset to create, re-align, and connect and ease into an inspiring new direction.
I have seen first-hand the positive changes that occur in a person as a result of mindful intention and inspired action. By immersing ourselves in new opportunities to learn, and focusing on manifesting our desires, our true purpose becomes accessible to us.
We explore, we learn, we grow. We positively impact lives and fully change our own lives through unique and purpose-driven experiences.
Hailing originally from both Nashville and Southern California, I earned my Master’s degree and Teaching Credentials while living in Sussex in the UK. Beginning my career as a high school English teacher, I learned the importance of versatility and the power of authentic connection.
During my 7 years living in Brighton, my passion for travel and teaching began to take shape and reveal my life calling – that of curating impactful experiences within education, leadership, mental wellness, empowerment, and personal growth.
I spent the next several years living in Melbourne, Australia delivering seminars on Personal and Social Leadership while lecturing in several universities, all of which further fueled my passion to blend travel, personal leadership, altruism, and education to create inspiring and life-changing experiences for others.
Since 2011, I have launched my own companies delivering leadership programs overseas by way of educational and conservation initiatives, working with professionals, students, educators, institutions, small companies, and non-profits internationally.
In Australia, I co-founded EDventure – a company with a dynamic international team that created and facilitated socially impactful personal development and leadership programs overseas for university students.
For 5 years, I traveled extensively around the globe, delivering incredible programs that included collaborative projects such as:
- Forming personal connections with local communities that resulted in founding a school in Phum Oh, Cambodia.
- Learning from Xhosa farmers about their history, economy, and culture and worked alongside them to build a mud-brick kindergarten in a rural village outside Chintsa Beach, South Africa.
- Trekking nighttime beaches to provide hands-on support for sea turtle conservation efforts in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica, and recognizing the need for a shift in education about climate change and our environment.
- Harvesting cacao alongside local ranchers in the mountains of Mastatal, Costa Rica, and gaining greater knowledge of the nutritional benefits of the foods we eat.
- Learning local rice and sugarcane farming techniques in Surin, Thailand, and the importance of community connection and contribution.
- Immersing in local rehabilitation efforts for injured elephants in Ban Taklong, Thailand, and experiencing the unmistakable human and animal interconnectedness.
- Exchanging and connecting with refugee monks in both Siem Reap and Chiangmai, Thailand, challenging and expanding our belief systems and life outlook.
- Delivering coaching and mentoring workshops for burgeoning entrepreneurs and remote workers hustling in Ubud, Bali.
- Creating and facilitating mindful personal growth retreats, immersed in tropical, barefoot luxury on the beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica, and the Emerald Coast in Tola, Nicaragua.
- Outdoor adventuring– climbing waterfalls, hiking through jungles, walking epic beaches, encountering wildlife, enjoying horse treks, deep-sea diving, jungle zip-lining, bungee jumping, volcano boarding, volcano summiting, off-roading, yoga-ing, sound journeying, celebrating with cacao ceremonies, spending reflective and self-nourishing time with others and ourselves, and so much more . . .
In 2016, I became a solo entrepreneur and founded my current company, Venture Within.
Drawing on 20 years of experience and leaning into my expertise as an international business owner, professional coach, educator, facilitator, and traveler, I create a fusion of immersive, purposeful, mindful, reviving, and life-shifting experiences.
I can do this for you.
My in-country retreats, private one-on-one coaching, online group coaching programs, or co-hosted retreats, create an opportunity for you to experience long-lasting transformative learning, inspiration, connection, and deeper personal fulfillment.
Reach out. I am deeply passionate to help you step outside of your routine to cultivate a positive, lasting shift in your outlook, your self-belief, and ultimately create an extraordinary life.
Ready for a break? If the pandemic has left you with a need to find deeper meaning in your life, then a revitalizing retreat getaway is for you. My unique and customizable retreats give you a deeper connection with your purpose by experiencing personal growth workshops within a luxurious setting.
Your senses will be stimulated by rejuvenating surroundings while your mind and spirit are strengthened and aligned.
The life-changing Nicaragua Retreats are designed for those who are ready to travel, and ready to harness purposeful direction in their life.
The Life Purpose Coaching Program is a series of private coaching sessions designed exclusively for those who desire to regain control in their life, overcome mental roadblocks, reconnect with their values, and find alignment with their purpose.
These transformative experiences enable you to dive deep and make positive changes for the long term.
You will remove unnecessary clutter from your life, and find clarity in your direction. Learn empowering strategies to implement into your routine to help you transition to a more fulfilling life with ease.
I work with passionate professionals, leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, creatives, and adventure-seekers to find personal growth, mindfulness, inspiration, and a deeper connection for more fulfillment.
Be inspired to make positive changes in your life that create more meaning and happiness for the long term, in life and business.
Your Experience Will Embrace
Transformative Learning · Inspiring Personal Growth
Strong Community · Barefoot Luxury
Authentic Cultural Immersion · Deep Connection · Purposeful Travel
“. . . helped realign and remind me of my core values”
This Program helped realign and remind me of my core values, and helped me tap into what I really want, which is for my profession to be more in line with my personal values. Sharing with other entrepreneurial women who have their own businesses was really helpful and inspiring. Christy is an amazing spirit and mentor. She is really knowledgeable about the material and very good at coaching you through it and applying the concepts to you personally. ~ Carrie S.
My favorite thing about working with Christy was her innate calmness and listening ability, which coupled to enhance her understanding of the perceived challenges I was facing. Thanks to her patient and compassionate perspectives, I was able to focus on what is most important in my life.
~ D. Baleson
“. . . the confidence I needed to act on my dreams.“
Christy’s life coaching-mentoring program was the extra level of support that I needed during a stressful and uncertain season of life. As one who struggles with insecurity, indecisiveness, and lack of direction, I found this program to be so helpful in cultivating the confidence that I needed to act on my dreams and values. The most helpful part of my time with Christy was the accountability and redirection that she offered. Being able to check-in and refocus my perspective on weekly basis was very grounding and necessary to help launch me into a sustainable rhythm that will work for me beyond our sessions. ~ Bethany J.
“This program was a pivotal moment for me.”
This program has been incredibly impactful and was a pivotal moment for me. Leaning into this work has reminded me to listen to myself, and to not let my voice get lost in the needs and expectations of serving others. I feel more strongly connected to my values. It has been powerful to not only move energy away from things driven by over-thinking but also honor fear that comes from intuition.
I definitely recommend taking the time to participate in this course. The lessons are thought provoking and so valuable for anyone looking to reconnect with themselves and self-develop. ~ Kimberly
I was considering a second career but was short on the belief and confidence to make this happen. Christy helped me to understand that I am more successful and more capable than I give myself credit for.
~ Danny B.
“. . . inspired to have a healthy balance in life.”
The “Travel With a Purpose” program in Nicaragua has made me more confident in the path I have chosen. I was also inspired me to do my creative outlets more and have a healthy balance in life, doing things that give me purpose and make me happy. ~ Abbey T.
“. . . definitely influenced and motivated me.”
This Program definitely influenced and motivated me. I want to use this momentum to change some things I have been wanting to improve, but had been procrastinating. The course has led me to be more aware of my reactions. Instead of impulsively responding to a situation that I didn’t have under control, I am now more empathetic.
Take this Program! Give yourself the opportunity to be more aware. Aware of what you do, of how you react, of how you plan, and of how you see things around you. It is important to invest time in ourselves to be better and feel better. ~ Adriana
I was having difficulty finding a balance in my lifestyle between my career, travel & home, and difficulty in making choices on my own. I felt confused about what I wanted in general (my purpose, job, lifestyle). My biggest breakthrough was realizing that I had done the work and I have all the answers within me already. I just needed to trust myself. Christy‘s style is a very intuitive coaching style. There might be an agenda for each session, but she also works around your energy, needs & heart.
~ Audrey C.
” . . . it teaches you to be a better person.”
The bigger truth of this Program is that it teaches you to be a better person. I was left with an inspirational feeling to keep searching and keep learning to better myself. The program design, Christy, and the others in the Program with me made me feel comfortable, motivated and inspired. ~ Ulianna
” . . . made me feel supported by the space it created with entrepreneurial women.”
It made me feel supported and comforted from the space it created and the intimate group of entrepreneurial women who were involved. It made me feel inspired to take action to become more productive in my current work, but also more confident in pursuing a new idea and dream and making a big change.
You can connect with Christy easily, she is good a leading the group and focusing the discussions. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend it to others. ~ C. Shapiro
Before working with Christy, I was feeling incredibly stuck, between my past life and my future with no clear sense of direction. My biggest personal breakthrough was to learn to trust my gut and instincts. Stop overthinking things. Take action. I appreciated the feeling of connection and Christy’s understanding with no judgement. I always looked forward to our sessions. Christy is an excellent coach! I always felt inspired and super charged after our meetings.
~ Andrew D.
“This Program is great motivation for personal growth.“
This Program is great motivation for personal growth. It has given me the patience to deal with situations that come up in my life, which I was not well equipped to deal wih before. It made me realize some behaviours that don’t actually serve me. I feel I can fall back on the knowledge I gained whenever the situation requires it or I am unsure of what my reaction should be. ~ Ruby
“I felt encouraged by my own strengths and ready to overcome my fears.”
Christy’s workshop made me feel empowered to take back control of my life. The program helped me see my life in a new light, understand my problem areas in new ways. I felt encouraged by seeing my own strengths and ready to face my fears and overcome them. Dooo it! Come ready to see your life more clearly. ~ Brooke
Christy Nichols knows how to tap into her own life experiences to mine solutions for her life coaching partners. I say “partner” because that’s how I felt working with Christy. It was a pleasure working with a classy lady who is honest, caring, straight-up, bright, and intelligent enough to make me feel like I found the answers myself when it was actually her! What a diamond she is…
~ D. B.
“It was so what I needed.”
I started this year taking a leap & investing in myself. While this pandemic & quarantine has been months of unexpected craziness and a lot of unknowns, I took it and ran.
While I was quarantined, I worked with Christy Nichols and completed the Coaching & Mentoring Program with Venture Within. It was so what I needed. I was able to get to a comfortable place in my life with myself. I learned so much about myself, and what I needed to love and grow. I was able to establish a much-needed routine. Rediscovering and implementing my values was the biggest take-away. – Nicki
How Would Your Life Change If You Could:
- Declutter your life by eliminating negative noise and limiting worry
- Make a shift in your mindset to overcome fear and mental roadblocks
- Build self-confidence while pursuing your passion
- Inspire others through your authentic gifts, skills, and passions
- Achieve a healthy work-life balance that energizes you
- Recover from pandemic mental and emotional stress
- Confidently build strong, meaningful relationships
- Feel empowered to regain control over your own fulfillment
- Create goals that take you where you want to go
- Strengthen your voice and find clarity in your direction in life
- Take the initiative and up-level your life in alignment with your passions
- Develop a clear, long-term vision you take with you
“. . .beyond what words can describe.”
This experience was unlike anything I had ever done before, and the rewards were beyond what words can describe. Venture Within granted me the two most incredible weeks of my life. ~Alexa
“. . .my whole outlook on life has changed.”
This has changed me in a way I can’t put into words. My heart has changed, my mind has changed, my whole outlook on life has changed, my ability to be a leader in my role at home has changed. ~Sarah
“. . .very transferable to the real world.”
The Leadership workshops I found to be very transferable to the real world. I find myself continually using what I’ve learned from the courses in my professional and personal life. ~Stefan
“You will leave . . . full of positive power.”
These workshops allowed me openly discuss my roadblocks and explore ways to move past them, physically and mentally. It gave me a safe space to explore my thoughts and ideas. This course is for you if you need some direction. Christy is a fantastic teacher who is full of incredible life knowledge and eager to share. You will leave this course full of positive power and ready to make any changes to better your life. ~ Sam
“This course motivated me into action.”
The course really motivated me into action and I learned a lot about myself, such as looking closely at my fears and what can I do to punch through them. The most important thing for me about the workshop was building a strong “why”, which still motivates me everyday to pursue my own business of creating a conscious lifestyle blogazine and podcast. ~ Annmarie
Reach out with any inquiries and l will connect with you to find out which transformational experience is best for you this year.