My name is Nicola Coleman and I live near Stone in Staffordshire with my husband and my beloved Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I have spent the last 20 years working as a qualified staff nurse, the majority of this time being in specialised cancer care. Much of my career has been spent supporting patients and their families during diagnosis, various treatments and, either into remission, or through end of life care. It has been so important to me to ensure that those affected receive the best physical, emotional and practical support available and this aspect of my work has provided such reward to me and benefit to others.
Unfortunately, the constraints of an ever-growing NHS and the recent need for me to address my own quality of life have led me to utilise my skills in a different way. By demonstrating kindness, compassion and a well-placed sense of humour, I plan to offer a bespoke service to bereaved family members and friends who need practical and emotional assistance in planning and delivering a funeral ceremony for their loved one. I strongly believe that everyone is unique and such an occasion should always reflect this by offering a fitting tribute and a lasting memory for all those involved.
My experience of forming working relationships with people from all walks of life, at their most challenging times, means that I have developed patience, sensitivity and a keen understanding of others. I have been fortunate enough to share the wishes of many dying patients over the years and believe that this gives me valuable insight. Whilst having been sometimes criticised for being a perfectionist, I believe that everyone deserves a fitting tribute to celebrate their life. I have good organisational skills, an eye for detail and a lot of public speaking experience - all of these qualities can provide you with peace of mind at such a difficult time.