Who is Nicki Morris?
I’m Nicki Morris, Founder of Ignite Your Passion, I am a certified business coach and consultant and I live and work in Ontario, Canada. I have a degree in Physiotherapy, a Masters In Health Administration and an MBA. I am highly committed to my family, friends, and clients and to helping awesome people start their own healthcare business. Ignite Your Passion is about supporting, teaching and coaching people with a passion to start and sustain their own successful business…big or small.
I spent a few years working as a Physical Therapist in an Intensive Care Unit and Organ Transplant Unit where every day I saw how precious life is; the true, amazing strength and complexity of the human body and mind; and how important it is to be grateful for each day that we see. Excellence and gratitude are 2 of my personal and business values.
I then moved on to spend the next 7 years learning about entrepreneurship, business management and leadership from my Mom who successfully launched her own healthcare business in 1974, grew it to a multi-million dollar business with 400 employees, and then sold it in 2004 .
While managing in our family business I also became an Assistant Professor at McMaster University and completed my third university degree. Once we sold the family business I spent the next 10 years: developing business strategy, hiring and leading people; creating and balancing budgets; successfully marketing and selling; navigating office politics; climbing the corporate ladder; completing my MBA, becoming a Certified Master Business Coach, and eventually realizing that I had an entrepreneurial spirit and passion to start my own business. (For more details on my background please click here for my LinkedIn profile)
Fast forward 3 years, and I now own 2 businesses. One business generated 6 figures of profit within 18 months and profits increased by 140% from year 1 to year 2. My second business does low fee/pro bono work for seniors’ care organizations (I believe in giving back). Ignite Your Passion offers the systems, programs and services I created to support awesome people with a passion to own their own business; healthcare professionals and health & wellness coaches just like you.
Please note that you do not need a business degree to be successful in business - You need Passion, Vision, Persistence, Direction, Knowledge and Support
Your job is to bring the Passion, Vision and Persistence my job is to help you with the Direction, Knowledge and Support - together we will Ignite Your Passion, and you will start and grow your own healthcare business and achieve success!
What Nicki Offers as a Business Coach?
I spent over 33,750 hours working in the corporate world, climbing the proverbial ‘corporate ladder’ before I realized I wanted to ‘fire myself’, I decided to shift from serving an awesome company to serving awesome people with a passion to own their own business. I have also spent over 1000 hours teaching at the university level (which I still do) where I am reminded that I have a true passion for helping others gain knowledge and life-long learning. Starting your own business and having it become successful is a learning process. On my journey to create Ignite Your Passion and while climbing the corporate ladder and teaching (plus doing volunteer work with seniors) I completed 4 degrees, two of which were done while working full time; passionate about learning…YES, persistent to achieve my goals…OF COURSE, committed to helping others succeed… DEFINITELY.
I have the system, programs and services to support healthcare professionals and health & wellness coaches with a passion to serve their patients and clients through owning their own successful business.