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Nico Boesten: Light, Shadow, Loss and Choice – Act 2

In Act 2 Nico Boesten takes us to a significant, life-changing moment: that of his wife Ingrid’s cancer diagnosis.  While he shares that he pulled back emotionally, he also highlights the mutually clearheaded, life-affirming choices made as a couple facing terminal illness and the inevitability of loss.

Nico’s is a story of grace, faith, acceptance – and beautifully honoring life itself, inclusive of the full range of messiness that comes with being wholly human.

Finally, Nico invites listeners to check out his own inspirations, offers a poignant quote and highlights the importance of approaching grief by taking a valuable cue from bison.

Nico’s coaching journey began 15 years ago while working in Amsterdam, Minneapolis, and Connecticut.  His practice has now moved to his hometown in Canada. 


Nico is certified through the Co-Active Training Institute and began coaching through the non-profit & faith-based sector. He specializes in walking with clients to navigate failure, grief, loss, and also new beginnings, including how to start a business and creatively approach the achievement of goals and dreams. He is a musician, adventure seeker, and entrepreneur who has built several successful companies, raised two beautiful children, and survived the loss of his wife and father.

Nico believes that the essence of coaching is to be with someone fully, to help people dig deep into themselves and have the courage to take risks that bring true fulfillment. You can learn more about Nico and his work, including his brilliant “Song and Rants” series, on his website.