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Have you ever accidentally driven a car with the emergency brake on?

You can still get places, but with way more effort and resistance. And the further you drive, you run a greater risk of burning out the brakes and losing control of the vehicle.

That’s the perfect description for most of my life.

For years, I was a Type A, overachieving control freak determined to Hustle Like a Boss. And I wasn’t about to let that whole “being human” thing stop me from Making. Stuff. Happen! So I did lots of therapy and became the biggest personal development junkie I knew hoping to "fix" myself. I’ve even got a gazillion certifications in self-help and psychology modalities to prove it!

And I made stuff happen! I rose to the upper levels of the opera world as a performer. I became a highly sought-after Board Certified Hypnotist. I had a life that on paper looked pretty awesome.


And I was miserable.


I felt anxious, burnt out, and one life curveball away from spinning completely out of control. Even though I achieved many of my goals, I could never fully enjoy them. Because it was always about The Next Thing. It was never enough. And I was never enough.

Until one day, I stumbled across a simple understanding of how life works that rocked my entire world. I suddenly realized that life was simpler than I ever imagined. That thriving in the world didn't have to be a constant uphill battle. And most of all: That there's nothing to fix, because no one's broken.

Life hasn’t been the same since.

The mountains of my life became molehills. Life became a playground to explore, not a gauntlet to conquer. Hustle, struggle, and stress gave way to effortless productivity, clarity, and peace of mind. I feel more alive, more me than ever.

Now I help others take off the emergency brake. There's nothing more thrilling than watching people come alive to the full magnificence of life! Because when that brake is off, the car runs much more smoothly. And it can go anywhere.

Life is a completely different game to play when you realize you're already Home.

Enough about me! 

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The Official Bio

Nicholas Pallesen is a Transformative Coach, Mental Performance Consultant, and Speaker. For over a decade, he has helped people from all walks of life reconnect with their innate potential and bring that potential into the world.

Nicholas has garnered respect within the performing arts community as the "Coach for the Soul", helping artists thrive both on the biggest performance stages and in their everyday lives offstage. A former opera singer himself, Nicholas performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the English National Opera, and many other companies throughout the US and Europe. He is a graduate of the renowned Juilliard School and winner of many of the most prestigious opera competitions in the US.

As a coach, Nicholas is honored to work with an international spectrum of clients from high school students to Hollywood and TV actors, Broadway performers, and artists at the top orchestral and opera institutions in the world. He is regularly invited to speak and mentor artists at conservatories and training programs in the US and UK. He currently serves as a faculty member for the New World Symphony and the Wolf Trap Opera Company.​


Though many of his clients come from the performing arts, Nicholas enjoys helping teachers, nurses, lawyers, athletes, executives, writers, therapists, and others fall more deeply in love with their life and bring their full potential into the world with much less struggle and effort.