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PAUL NICHOLSON

Director / Facilitator / Guide

Paul is a roll-your-sleeves-up-and-get-involved kind of guy.

 

He's in his element when helping people to scale towering mountains, while empowering them to overcome the obstacles of their minds. 

 

Paul’s personal journey began over 20 years ago, when the backpackers who had the luck to discover his Methven lodge in the 1990s left with more than the usual stones unturned. 

 

Out of this grew Rock + Ice Adventures, which sealed Paul’s reputation as the maestro of intense immersions in the natural world.

 

The fruits of this passion became the hugely successful Full On, founded in 2002, a hub of Personal Empowerment Programmes dedicated to unearthing the true potential of the individual, operating at sites throughout New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Wales, and the United States.

 

Since then, Paul has made breakthroughs with over 200,000 students and teachers worldwide, as well as tens of thousands of New Zealand teens and corporate teams.

 

His programmes are strongly underpinned by positive psychology and have been proven by an externally-validated instrument to increase an individual’s sense
of ‘grit’.

 

The themes of his work strengthen mental resilience and attitudinal competencies that enhance professional performance and personal success.

 

In addition to his vast experience, Paul is a qualified ski instructor and heli ski touring guide; a rafting and bush craft guide; and a rock-climbing instructor. 

 

He has over 12 years of extensive training and certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

 

Paul is an expert motivational speaker, instructor, facilitator, and guide. His messages resonate and endure, fused from simple models and real life stories. He’s also father to two curious children, who often teach him more than all the other stuff put together.

 

For Paul, the challenges and rewards of adventure provide peerless metaphors for life, which every individual deserves to give their best shot.