Nicola Semple

Hi, I’m Nicola, The Career Confidence Coach.


I help women in professional services take control of their careers, fulfil their potential and find career happiness.


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Do You Work for a Professional Services Firm?

  • Have you climbed the ranks in a Professional Services firm and now wondering if it is still the right career path for you?
  • Are you at a career crossroads (e.g. working towards a promotion, returning to work after a break, transitioning to a new organisation, stepping up in your current role) and would benefit from support to build your confidence and fulfil your potential?
  • Are you fed up with going with the flow and ready to take control of your career?

Are You Responsible for Talent in a Professional Services Firm?

  • Are you a professional services organisation looking to retain and develop talent?
  • Do you have a member of your team experiencing a milestone moment (e.g. preparing for promotion, returning to work after a break) or in need of additional support to be successful in their current role?
  • Do you want to help your people to take more responsibility for their career development?
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What My Clients Say About Working With Me:

“I chose to work with Nicola specifically because she knows exactly what it is like to work in professional services and all the expectations and pressures that come with it.

Nicola empowers you to help yourself – she doesn’t give you any answers, but she will ask questions to uncover your obstacles and desires and call you out if you hide behind old patterns and beliefs that could keep you stuck.

I really liked Nicola’s approach – encouraging you to dream big and reimagine your life while offering pragmatic and grounded advice on how to work towards making it a reality.”


Strategy Consulting Director

“I knew something was holding me back from taking the next step at work but I didn’t know what. Working with Nicola meant I could explore what was going on with someone who didn’t know me, and had no other life experience of me. This liberated me to be more painfully honest. The only person judging me was myself, and I was actually able to listen to myself clearly.

As a result I have a clearer understanding of what’s important to me in work and why, and how I can make sure I am prioritising the right things. Finally, I have a healthier relationship with why certain things are less important to me, and why I should not feel so conflicted about that (for example, due to social or societal pressures).

What I needed was someone who was both kind and patient, who allowed me to feel vulnerable, but who was also tough enough to know when I wasn’t going deep enough with myself and encouraged me to go further. I needed someone who would help me care more about me, and my needs.

I couldn’t have hoped for a better coach than Nicola, who was such an honest but supportive guide through this process. I stress the word guide: she allowed me to do the hard work, but knew exactly where to orient me. Despite covering some tough topics, I always left our sessions with energy, and a sense that I had fun!”


Chief Technology Officer

“I worked with Nicola at a time when I was struggling to find the confidence to take the next step in my career. She showed no judgement but rather a lot of empathy and compassion. Her encouragement helped me get out of my own head and make decisions based on my values and goals.

It sounds dramatic to say that everything changed during our time working together, but my life took a turn for the better when I started working with Nicola. I was slogging along miserable in my old role knowing I had more value and energy to give but wasn’t sure where to channel it.

I would only engage with Nicola if you’re truly ready to do the work. It means you’ll have to be uncomfortable, and you may even get feedback you are not ready for. She won’t sugar coat things, but she also won’t hit you over the head with her opinion. If you want someone to challenge and encourage you, then Nicola is a great fit. She is also extremely bright and fun. I am so grateful for our time together.”


Real Estate Director

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