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I help people discover and lead
their best Second-Half Lives.

Through travel, retreats, and courses, I help unlock your gifts for the next half of your life.

What's your Super Power?

Hello!  I'm Nick

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nickolas L. Vannello


The difference between a rut and a grave is a few feet.
Let's get you out of your rut.
About Nick
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I give people permission to lead their best Second-Half Lives.

My fabulous tribe includes those over 40, 50, 60, and beyond. After dedicating their lives to everyone else, I help people discover adventure, awaken passions, fulfill their purpose, and do it with lots of laughter. 

I am known in professional circles as a dynamic instructor and workshop presenter who has presented in all 50 US States, dozens of universities, and even for the White House staff. But to pigeon-hole me as “just a speaker” category is unfair.

At the age of 22, an astrologer looked at my chart and said, “Oh, my! You’re going to be known for excelling at all kinds of things! You’ll need a business card for this specialty, a business card for this other specialty….” Her prediction was correct.

As a serial entrepreneur, I have built several businesses. Currently I am the CEO of GoNaked Travels, a service that takes male nudists to upscale, bucket-list destinations (crazy, right?!). My goal is to coach individuals to push beyond their own perceived limitations and teach that “success does not have a timeline.”

I believe that education and courage can transform your life. It worked for me, and I'm certain it will work for you. 

You are the Captain of Your Soul.

Course Offerings

Courses, Retreats, Workshops
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Coming January 2024

If you are a dynamic retreat leader who is being held back because of your lack of computer skills or fear of building your retreat sales page, then join me and other remarkable leaders as you learn how to build your retreat sales page in record time and banish the mindset blocks that have been holding you back from true prosperity.


By the end of this workshop you will walk away with a complete sales page, ready to accept paying clients, so that you can erase the technical phobias that have been holding you back from success. AND, you'll be able to use this sales page as a template for future retreats to duplicate your success over and over again!

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Meditating in Mountains



If you find yourself constantly juggling life's tasks, and you're still struggling to understand your passion and purpose, join me as we discover your "8 Jars." In this transformational journaling and self--reflective retreat, you will learn how to tap into your 8 Jars to quickly assess your needs, and learn how to fill those needs, so that you can be the strong, self-reliant person you know dwells inside of you.

Dates to be Announced

Group Meditation


Man and Superman.

You're expected to be both. But even Superman has to retreat to his Fortress of Solitude to rest and receive messages from his advisors. In this men-only retreat, you will learn my techniques to balance all areas of your life, how to set up healthy boundaries, and how to prioritize life's most important issues. You will leave with a sense of calm and focus, you will have a new set of superhero allies, and you will be ready to once again be the saviour of your world.

Dates to be Announced

Design Magazine



If you are a small business or retreat leader, join the Magazine Academy to learn how to develop, plan, create, publish, and distribute your own digital magazine or newsletter. This valuable skill can help you connect you to your clients, advertise your business, and generate passive income.


This at-your-own-pace,
6-module course teaches you everything that you need to easily produce a publication that will position you as an industry leader and set you apart from your competition.

Dates to be Announced

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Jennifer Ellis
Senior Manager, Revenue Management

Nick Vannello is a powerhouse and a classroom favorite. He understands adult learning, knows the software and curriculum, and thrives on the teaching and learning process. Hire him if you get the chance; your end users and leaders will thank you!

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Jan Lynch
Problem Solver, Analyst

If you want the best trainer in the business, Nick is your man. Nick goes above and beyond in all his training sessions. He has the uncanny ability to provide extra support to those in the class who are struggling without boring those who are exceling. He has an incredible sense of humor that can put anyone at ease. He is one of a kind and truly an asset to anyone with the foresight to employ him!


Joe Torres
Medical Software Trainer

Nick is a true master as his craft and you will be lucky to have him as your instructor!
He is very talented and able to do get users to learn the most out of a lesson plan. He is quick witted, extremely effective and self-sufficient while being highly motivated.

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