Nicole's fiery red hair lights a match to her spunky and passionate personality.
At heart, Nicole is an optimist and enthusiastic lover of life!
"I love being part of things greater than just me; family, community, relationships, collaborations, creations….I just love connection.”
Nicole loves to make; music, art, and things come to life, like communities + gardens! She loves magic and loves to play. ”I just love to be excited and I love to get others excited!”
She is full of passion, love, empathy, joy, conviction and….
is impatient, stubborn, assertive, dramatic, reactive, and swears like the sailor she was…she’s lots of layers!
Nicole spent 6 years in the Navy, homeschooled her 3 children, traveled around the country in an RV for several years, and doesn’t like conformity.
She's a traveler, hiker, poker player, knitter (never with a pattern), and cook (never with a recipe), all in one!
Julie loves to experience life! Whether it’s traveling, doing something that involves horsepower, trying new foods, going on adventures, laughing and being silly, or doing one of the many things she’s interested in or curious about.
She LOVES helping people doing what they were born to do.
”When I see someone doing what they’re meant to do, it hits a chord deep inside me and often brings me to tears.”
Julie is a proud mother of three, very creative, boys and has been married to the person who keeps her tethered to the ground for 37 years.
“It’s important to me to do something meaningful in my life that benefits others. I believe in a greater potential for humanity. I believe there are things in the universe that are “magical” - which to me means that it’s currently beyond our understanding. We, everything, it’s all connected. The more we can embrace and feel this, the better off we’ll all be.”
Julie is a very curious person (but in a Curious George kind of way ;) She loves spontaneity!
Our own day to day challenges and helping others through theirs have led us right to, what we like to call,
In our work together...
We help guide you on your journey.
We help you get crystal clear on your vision and goals.
We give you the tools, containers, guidance, and support to kick ass in a way that feels authentic and sustainable.
We help you create a Business Map that is right for YOU.
We're Happy You're Here
A 'cheers' to the start of our EPIC journey in business together!
Popsicle orange and puke green walls, raggedy carpet, fluorescent lighting - just hideous! What were we thinking!?
We were thinking…something just felt right! (Trusting our gut is something we would do a lot over the next years and it always served us well :)
We rented the space to be able to meet with our coaching clients, but what we didn't know at the time was that we were moving into our first EPIC Coworking space!!
Within moments (ok, a few weeks) our vision of fostering a purpose driven community exploded. Like, literally - we had post-it boards all over the walls! So many ideas of how we were going to create this awesome community of business owners.
First (of many) big expansions take place.
Our ideas, collaborations, and shared purpose of growing community caught fire and the Coworking business gained traction.
Things were in motion and there was no stopping this train! Not that we wanted to ;)
Soon, the dream of a much bigger space - we wanted something warm, inviting, downtown, that had a kitchen and all the things needed for our visions to grow.
We got wind of a building downtown (like the most amazing building of our dreams!) that was going to be available soon. We are not ones to sit on our hands - within a week, we had a signed lease for our new location! We moved in a couple months later and immediately tripled in size and membership.
Did we have growing pains? Absolutely! Was it worth it? Abso-fucking-lutely!
We have over 60 members & have expanded to 3 more locations. We are now coaching several small businesses & are very active in the larger biz community. Maybe a little too active some would say, but we were up for it! We became very involved in our local chamber - co chairing the women's business organization, serving on several boards, hosting events - it was a whirlwind….and we loved it!
Our space is still growing as well as membership. We are now offering more services and are helping support & educate our larger community. We began the EPIC Brainery - offering lunch and learns for local business owners, as well as seminars and workshops. All with the goal of helping small business owners thrive and work on their own terms.
A Map of our
The Big 'shift! We all know what happened in 2020. Like most businesses at the time, our Coworking community shifted its focus as the needs of our workforce changed dramatically. It was uncharted territory, but we were able to pivot and still provide support and resources to our members and community, even if it was mostly remotely.
Our local Chamber of Commerce closed it’s doors after decades of service. We were asked to house the New Paltz Visitors Center in our EPIC Next Door building.
BIG Decision! Julie & her husband decide to move to South Carolina. Holy shit! Now what?
This was certainly not part of our original plans, but we figured out a way to make it work. Julie split her time between NY and SC for the next couple years.
Things are back to a “new normal” and the coworking business is thriving. But something is missing….
Although they were owners of the coworking space, Julie & Nicole’s real passion is coaching. The busier the coworking space got, the less they were able to coach.
After months of agonizing discussions (we didn’t want to let people down), we decided it was time to close our doors and put our entire focus on business coaching. Helping small business owners thrive by working on their own terms is what we love to do!
Decision made. On July 31, 2023 we closed the doors to One EPIC Place, Inc. and officially launched EPIC Business Coaching!!
Our mission is simple:
to help you reach YOUR version of success by forging your own path.
How we work together:
We will start with discovery.
This can look like a conversation, intake forms, or strategy sessions.
Then a declaration of who you are and what you want.
Then we map out goals based on your beautiful declaration.
We will make it personal.
Beginning with this map, we will make a plan that is customized to honor and match where you are in your business, how you like to work, what your timeline is, and what your needs and goals are.
We will support you.
After we develop your customized business map, we will set up a system of support and accountability to execute your plan. From there, we will evaluate and explore additional support and systems depending on your needs. This could include oversight and regular accountability, time management support, financial assistance, etc.
We will work with methods that assist you toward success:
60 -120 Minute Working Sessions
Business Mapping Intensives (days or half-days)
Follow up BMap sessions (quarterly, monthly, or weekly)
Oversight and accountability
Check-ins, Email, Text Support, Spot Coaching
Resources and Connections we feel to be beneficial
Like a Map to Your Dreams
Epic things started to happen in my life after a few weeks in brainstorming with Nicole; this is when she helped me discover my business name. N&J are the most amazing, supportive people I’ve ever met. They helped me shape my business to an extension of myself and that is how I became the "Food Adventurer."
- Christopher Cannizzaro