Years in Practice

6-10 years


Newport NSW 2106 - Australia



Additional Expertise

Author, Counselor/Therapist, Life Coach, Speaker/Presenter, Spiritual Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

There's a wisdom in us as old as the stars. The more naked we become, the louder it speaks.

About Nicole Gruel

Dr. Nicole Gruel is an author, speaker, wellness coach, and mama, who descends from a long line of samurai.

She's on a mission to empower people to shine their light so they can make the world a brighter and more beautiful place in their own unique and quirky way. She does this by supporting people in creating a world of wellness on all levels--body, heart, mind, spirit, community, and planet. 

Since a near-death experience and sudden loss of several family members as a teenager, she's been exploring how ordinary people deal with extraordinary experiences and make the most of their gifts. She dreams of a healthy, happy world where poeple live, love and lead with deep satisfaction whilst co-creating a phenomenal planet for future generations.

Her books have been featured in leading Australian wellness magazines and inspired people around the world to dive deep and take soulful action. She combines her experience in teaching, international development, healing arts, counselling, Eastern philosophy, depth and transpersonal psychology, sacred ceremony, and creative expression to inspire grounded personal transformation and intentional collective action.

Dr Nicole Gruel has a PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology. She's been a board member of IANDS (International Association for Near Death Studies), co-developer of IANDS Sharing Groups Online (ISGO), mentor for life coaches at ACISTE (American Centre for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences), Gifts Compass Advisor & Training Facilitator, and former NSW/ ACT President of the Australian Association of Psychological Type (AusAPT).

Nicole Gruel Success Stories

Feeling Validated


Thank you, dear Nicole, for being who you are, for your wonderful work and contribution to those with NOTEs (non-ordinary transcendent experiences) and for those you just nurture because you love. In my case, you've validated my experience in a way no-one has yet managed, which is that I now see my experience as an intense spiritual awakening rather than a pathology. Until you came along, no-one could articulate my experience in a way that felt "home". Now it does and I'm forever grateful. --Jake, Australia

Gained Confidence

Women dealing with financial stress

It was definitely meant to be that I met such an influential, powerful woman when I need it most right now. You've given me more confidence and I will take everything you showed me as motivators to be the best version of myself. Thank you. You have no idea how much you've truly helped me and set me more steadily on my path. --Kim, Australia

Free To Be Me

Women dealing with stress

Nicole has "saved my life" on more than one occasion during our 1-to-1 conversations. When I'm sad, lonely, happy, confused, I immediately want to talk to her. Her responses are always so thought provoking. She makes me realize it's ok to feel the way I'm feeling. She makes me feel more human and makes herself real. She helps me understand my feelings and find ways to accept the challenges I'm facing. Her responses are well thought out, as if taking you on a journey. She finds ways to build bridges, making you connect one path to the next on how to move forward. She makes me so comfortable and understood and I've been able to share with her my deepest, darkest secrets without being judged or feeling vulnerable. She's the light we all need. --Rosita, Canada

Life Path Clarity

Men dealing with work related stress

I wanted to thank you again and say that the conversations we had really helped me in getting to know myself better and build more confidence in taking decisions for my future. It hasn't been easy to decide to step out of the norm and pursue my dreams, but thanks to people like you I am more able to do so. Since the first time we chatted I had the intuition that it was very important to have connected with someone like you. It was definitely something I admired and took as a role model. --Diego, Australia

A Sunbeam At Our Festival

Women seeking spiritual guidance

Nicole is like a sunbeam. She radiates light, acceptance, intelligence, good humor and wisdom. Her creativity and life experience added much to our festival. Nicole is a compassionate, calm, articulate and fun person, and everyone at our festival warmed to her quickly. She felt like she'd been around all us for years. I hope she will be! Nicole's vision and joy is contagious and I look forward to attending her creative and inclusive events. I'd work with Nicole again anytime. --JD, Spiritfest Founder

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