Lorraine Nilon is an author and the creator of Insight & Awareness based in Hunter Valley NSW Australia. She provides personal emotional and spiritual mentoring, to those who seek to improve their relationship with themselves, loved ones, and life. Lorraine runs workshops on improving self-reflective skills and recognising your soul’s purpose.
For more information visit their website here.
Here we sit down with Lorraine, to know a bit more about her journey as a life coach.
Q. What inspired Lorraine to become an entrepreneur?
Lorraine: My love for what I do. I love helping others become more self-aware and to reflect on what truly matters to them, it is both exciting and rewarding. As I developed my natural ability to communicate on a soul level, I trusted the process of understanding the emotional patterns that cause us to live with our unresolved emotions instead of resolving them. I became inspired as I witness true and lasting transformation in my clients and decided to dedicate my life to finding ways that assisted people to reconnect and build a better relationship with themselves, others, and life.
Q. How did Lorraine get started?
Lorraine: I’ve always wanted to understand not only my emotions, beliefs, fears, and why I felt an inner void, but why people react the way they do. I recognised many took very little self-responsibility for their own emotional behaviour and ignored how it impacts others. I knew this indifference caused a lot of pain in the world and observed that we can’t change what we don’t understand.
It was my curiosity about human nature and awareness of the emotional energy we create that caused me to train in different modalities such as kinesiology, NLP, and many others. I wanted to resolve the emotions and limiting beliefs such as not feeling worthy of love and being not good enough that stemmed from my emotionally chaotic, yet loving family history.
Regardless of the modality, I used I quickly became aware it was soul intuitiveness (ability to hear, read and track the energy we create that was the true essence of how I was helping others heal through understanding themselves. So I began to consider developing my understanding of my natural skill and intuitiveness.
I started expanding from personal sessions to doing workshops about evolving our understanding of our natural selves, (our souls). I’ve written books on what I’ve learned. I’ve explored what unresolved emotions do to our sense of self, why we carry emotional pain and how it creates inner beliefs that stop us from nurturing our souls. When I started the term life coach wasn’t a thing but it does best describe what I was doing. Helping others live authentically.
I have witnessed the true inner struggle our emotional baggage creates and was inspired to find an exciting way to resolve it. This led to writing books and developing ways of teaching others to be self-reflective. I know it was my destiny to share my insights and awareness. I’m passionate about others accessing the inner wisdom that lets them understand their soul purpose, awakening to their authenticity.
Q. What was your biggest startup challenge? What steps did you take to overcome it? What did you learn?
Lorraine: Biggest challenge was and still is marketing!
It took me a long time to find a balance between letting people know what I did and how it can benefit them, without being salesy. What I learnt was just be yourself and if you are what people are looking for it lets them know you before they have met you.
I am driven, I want to share my insights and love when I witness others feel free from something that has burdened them, we all deserve inner peace.
Q. What is the Most Memorable Thing did Lorraine Done Since she Started her Business?
Lorraine: All my most memorable events stem from the excitement I feel when I witness clients having Aha moments. It is pure joy to watch the relief mixed with a sense of liberation. This feeds my soul! I love what I do, and impacting lives – connecting others with their soul, I feel my work is memorable every day!
Q. What is one book you recommend, and why?
Lorraine: I recommend my own Spirituality, Evolution and Awakened Consciousness, it is designed to make people think and feel. To question themselves on what they believe about themselves and to challenge these beliefs with self-reflective skills. It is a deep soul searching book.
Q. What are your top 3 favourite online apps, tools, or resources and what do you love about them?
- Calendly – keeping appointments organised
- Facebook – simply the exposure
- Active campaign – save you so much time
Q. In terms of legacy, what is the mark you’d like to leave on the world?
Lorraine: I am humbled and honoured when my clients explain what they have experienced and valued from working with me. I hope I leave a map to understanding our souls and the significance each of us brings to this world that can be adapted to suit the uniqueness of each soul.
Q. In one sentence, what’s the best advice you’d give to someone just starting out on their entrepreneurial journey?
Lorraine: Have the courage to be present in your emotional storms because they reveal what is unresolved within and we can’t evolve if we don’t recognise what is hidden within.