Hi, I'm Nicole.
I'm a leadership coach and facilitator. I help people who want to get the most out of their careers. I primarily work with leaders who strive to create world-changing social impact and those who want their career to align with their passion and purpose in life.
I partner with my clients to envision what's possible and make meaningful change — at the personal level and within their organizations. I help leaders to develop the necessary skills and self-awareness to effectively inspire, motivate and guide their organization through an ever-changing and uncertain world. My experience as a start-up leader allows allows me to partner with growing organizations to clarify their mission and design strategies that cascade into how people relate to one another and their work through impeccable process design and thoughtful facilitation.
My clients are curious, committed, and willing to dig deep to find their personal growth edge. The result of our work: someone who is deeply connected to their innate creativity and resourcefulness and leads life from a place of greater authenticity, clarity and courage. If you're thinking, "That's me!" let's talk.
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Prior to coaching, my experience includes 7 years in leadership roles at high-growth companies, most notably at Slack Technologies, where I served as the Director of Customer Experience Services, leading a world-class 150+ person global support organization. I understand firsthand the challenges leaders face in a fast-paced, complex, high-performing environment.
I am a Professional Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC). I am currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, though work with clients around the globe.
What clients have to say about working with me...
"I began working with Nicole because I felt stuck in my practice. I knew I needed change both in terms of growing my consulting business and also creating work-life balance. Her support and guidance have been instrumental to my success. Over the year in working with her she provided clarity on my needs, guidance on direction, and immense value in maximizing my opportunity. Nicole did a phenomenal job of being both an active driver and a strong sounding board."
— David Kulick, Managing Director of The Focus Group Consulting
"Nicole helped me navigate a big career pivot, and I'm so lucky to have had her as a partner through the process. I came to her with vague professional discontent and walked away having found a new job – and career path – I love. Our sessions were thought-provoking – I had space to think imaginatively and humor the 'big dreams' I don't typically give much airtime to. We came up with creative solutions to mundane and big challenges alike, which was fun. This meant our biweekly sessions were immediately useful (how can I have more energy at the end of my days?) and they gradually added up to something significant (what environment will be conducive to me bringing my best self to work?). Nicole is uniquely great at what she does, and I can't recommend her enough."
— Liz Mills, Chief of Staff at True Botanicals
"I began working with Nicole because I was feeling frustrated at work. She helped me pinpoint what was causing my frustrations and why I was feeling that way. This process in itself made me feel a lot better in the moment! We continued to work at the problem by putting together a plan for getting me into a better headspace at work. I've since changed jobs and am extremely happy. Nicole's support and guidance have been instrumental in my success. She played a huge role in helping me recognize the initial problem and determining how to address it. Nicole is someone I trust to help me through all types of problems and situations - in both my work and personal life. I cannot thank Nicole enough for all her help."
— Meghan Earley, Senior Design Researcher at Dropbox
"One common idea that threads through the hours Nicole and I have worked together is risk-taking. In discussing my experiences at work and at home, and my reactions to those experiences, Nicole helped me discover ways my internal dependency on having a backup plan has inhibited my learnings and stifled my growth. Thanks to Nicole, I have been taking on bigger and bigger risks and going on adventures that pushed me outside of my comfort zone, both personally and professionally. Moreover, throughout our sessions, Nicole helped me develop mental imageries and mindsets to navigate these new and potentially uncomfortable situations. I recommend Nicole for her dedication, creativity, and care."
— Y.D., Entrepreneur
I began working with Nicole because I was ready to take the next step in my career, but I wasn't sure how to get started or what I was looking for. Her support and guidance have been key contributors to my success in finding my next career "stepping stone", and continuing to develop myself into the leader I aim to be. Nicole did a good job of helping me to better understand my interests and my strengths, while also giving me the courage to explore, and consider, all career possibilities that aligned with my career goals.
— Lesleanne Blakeley, Sr. Client Experience Operations Manager at Wealthsimple