About Peter Nicholls

Peter Nicholls 2MY STORY

I was 30 years of age staring out my office window. “35 more years of this?!” I wondered.  “And then a pension….and that’s my life done??” I passionately wanted a reason to live beyond simply earning a fortnightly salary.  On weekends I had purpose as a respected sports administrator.  On weekdays I was working simply to earn money.

I had decided that I hated working with no life purpose. It soon became my mission never to let that happen again – to me or to others.

We are each born with our own unique mix of talents/gifts and a passion to achieve our chosen life purpose.  They’re our natural resources.  The power and energy comes from expressing them through deeply enjoyable experiences and activities. When you lose yourself in an interest you love, you find yourself.  

I first experienced that transformation at a one-day seminar a few years after the office window episode.  The topic? Leisure as a potentially important social issue. It took me into the professional recreation development world.  For nearly 30 years I helped people of all ages improve the quality and range of their recreational interests.  It taught me much about what makes people tick when they are creatively and freely expressing their positive emotions.

I reflected on those years through my first book (2001) “Enjoy Being You – How leisure can help you become the person you want to be”. The book brought me my first life mentoring job – on an issue seemingly unrelated to my experience – workplace burnout. The deep positive impact of that project on the staff concerned was all the proof I needed that “enjoy being you” applied not just to the quality of recreation but to the quality of life itself. 

That was  in 2003. The subsequent 18 years as a Life Mentor have indeed exponentially expanded and deepened my understanding of the core value of  “enjoying being you” as the positive energizing resource behind our personal growth and development.

A prologue re the arrival of Covid-19 and the deep impact it has had on every facet of our personal and business lives. The three words “enjoy being you” have roared back into vogue as we seek to re-set who we are, what we are good at what others value about us.


"It was an enlightening experience working with you to help me realise the enjoyment of “Being Me”. You made me mindful of some lost memories from my childhood that had shown me some of my strengths in life. I’m talking about my years as a Scout from Junior Scouts to Troop leader. They were some of my enjoyable years as a young child to early teen.

Your course helped me get in touch with what’s important today and that yesterday was in the past and there was nothing I could do to change that and to let go of the past. I would recommend your course to anyone, no matter what tribe they come from or what problems in life they face. It was great to just realise that Life is a true gift and to enjoy each day, be present and not to worry about tomorrow.    C. Harris, Adelaide re my "Enjoy Being You" program


Listening to Peter's recent "Seven Key Features of Enjoying Being Your True Self" webinar was like seeing into the future - he's lived my next twenty years. Peter unpacked the seemingly simple concept of "Enjoy being your true self" into seven components, each one a key to maximising your life's potential. He explained that work relationships may ultimately prove to be fragile and might not survive after retirement, so each of us has a responsibility to discover what uniquely energises us. I would add that the world does not owe us a happy life, and it's up to each of us to learn how to be happy. Following his principles can help you to be more confident of yourself, become a nicer person to be around and provide greater support for others.   Shelley Dunstone , Owner Legal Circles Adelaide

Peter's personal branding can best be summarised in one word "Ease".  He exudes a beautiful sense of ease, his messages are about putting the client at ease, that backing your authentic self is the essence of putting your mind at ease about your life. L.Mooney Adelaide http://biodagar.com/about

Peter is a very genuine man, who's truly interested in helping people regain control of their lives and who they authentically are. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience but I find his integrity, patience and listening skills a delight to be around in this hectic world.” Joanna Cozens Director, Hey Jo, Sydney.

"Just being with him puts me totally at ease". G. Miller, Adelaide

"Peter listens with purposeHe makes me feel I am the most important person in the world", Independent marketing survey response.

"He listens without judging me" Independent marketing survey response

Call me on  0417 817 027, or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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