Most of my corporate client relationships span several years and in many cases I have become a trusted advisor on all aspects of coaching and related people issues. My clients include Belron International, Autoglass, Bauer Media, Diageo, Deutsche Bank, Legal & General, UBM & Emap.

I typically work with senior leaders in global companies or talented individuals identified as future leaders, and often work with people more than once during their career.  My clients say that working me with me is an enjoyable and meaningful experience that produces tangible results .. hear how some of them have experienced our work together:

“Thanks for all your help over the last six months. It was very useful for me and I have definitely focused and accelerated my leadership journey with your excellent guidance and help. I'm very grateful!”

Steve MiggoSenior VP Operations & Supply Chain - Safelite USA

“Nicola has been an inspiration for me and my team. She enabled me to think and work far more productively, and significantly developed my leadership skills. I really grew as a person during my coaching programme, improving the way I work and communicate with people at all levels”

Steve BuryInterim Senior Sales Manager

“Nicola has had a big impact on my leadership style. In a new role as Programme Director of a large team, her unique combination of insightful challenges, non-directive style, sensitive support and clear commitment to results made a significant difference to my performance. It also took me to a new level of personal awareness and effectiveness in dealing with people in all areas of my life.”

Ajay PunatarDigital Business Transformation Leader - Publicis.Sapient

“My coaching with Nicola has been hugely valuable in helping me develop a deeper understanding of how individuals behave and think, and how these differences manifest themselves in the workplace. She also helped me better understand my own motivations and psyche; I have a clearer view of what I need to do to influence others (especially those whose brains are configured differently to mine) more positively. Nicola's insight into human behaviour and performance really impressed me, as did her ability to show how such insight can be applied in work situations. I really enjoyed working with her; our sessions were both valuable and highly enjoyable!”

Andy HeyData Management Specialist - NHS Digital

“When I was faced with an exciting but stressful job transition, Nicola’s guidance helped me to plan, make changes and deliver some really exciting results without completely losing my sanity!”

Julian LinleyMultimedia Creative Consultant

“Nicola had a deceptively gentle approach that delivered great results. Thanks to excellent insights and tools, the learnings and new behaviours are easy to remember and apply afterwards. The wide experience and empathy that she was able to bring to bear meant that she built the coaching relationship quickly and it felt very much like talking to a close friend.”

Simon Davidson

“Nicola helped me to manage a significant strategic change at work, coached me through a big personal change (promotion and move to Australia), and then helped me to prepare for my new role. I can't recommend her highly enough; she has an amazing ability to offer both strategic, business and personal support and plays it just right … knowing when to ask, debate or indeed tell. A very rare talent, thank-you Nicola!””

Carrie BarkerManaging Director & Partner - the projects

“Nicola has done an outstanding job in helping me understand and successfully manage some of the many challenges in my new role in a new country. Her charming (but ferocious) focus on being really clear about the outcomes I wanted was the most valuable of a cluster of learnings coming out of our time together. I unequivocally recommend Nicola to anyone facing a high-risk transition.”

Rolfe Deppe

“Nicola has been a real hit with the executives she has coached. She challenges in a way that is direct, but supportive and enables people to think more clearly and make better decisions. She is great at tuning in to an organisation’s culture and understanding how this impacts on individuals and teams. I would highly recommend Nicola as a coach.”

Jenny DuvalierNon Executive Director

“Working with Nicola has been both enjoyable and challenging. I have previously spent most development discussions focussing on what I need to change, but with Nicola I really built an understanding of how I could use my strengths more effectively. We created an outcome-oriented plan of action and measured progress over time - I am clear on the value I and my organisation gained from our coaching and I know the things I have learnt will stay with me.”

Jill KyneInterim Chief Executive - Age UK

“icola really helped me during the first year in my new role, especially in understanding different priorities and thinking about new relationships. She asks incisive questions and creates the opportunity for you to think for yourself – this is great because it provides challenge as well as building self-confidence”

Nigel DoggettRegional Manager - Belron International

“Nicola is an outstanding coach who has delivered tangible results for me, significantly improving my personal effectiveness with insightful challenge and pragmatic advice. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Ralph HoskerPresident - Belron Canada

“The coaching I received from Nicola before I started a new role has made a huge difference. I appreciated her pragmatic, no nonsense approach and her insight into the different ways that we all work and relate. I learned new insights into how to work better with colleagues and found the simple tools she provided have stayed fresh after the coaching finished.”

Jimmy WeirGroup CFO - Direct Wines

“I worked with Nicola as a coach to help me develop my own coaching abilities. She was a good choice! Especially helpful was her experience of coaching across a number of organisations and the focus she brings to building on my strengths - I really appreciated her counsel and her patience.”

Simon MachinExecutive Coach & Coach Supervisor