Welcome!

The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over the course of their lifetime. This is a huge proportion of your waking hours. If you are not happy at work I can promise that it impacts every area of your life.

I’m Nicola, I’m here to help you.

I can help you get clear on what career success means to you (hint: it might not be what it means to your friends and it is almost certainly not what you were told it was when you were growing up).

Once you get clear on what you want, I will challenge and champion you on your journey to making that vision of success a reality.

 

 

Does This Sound Familiar?

To the outside world, you appear accomplished and have everything under control.

Internally, it’s a different story. You doubt yourself, you second guess your decisions and your passion for work has slowly seeped away.

Your career has always been important to you, but you are now wondering ‘is this it?’

Life feels like Groundhog Day, you want to make a change but you have no idea what that change might be.

You see friends and colleagues taking part in the ‘Great Resignation’ and wonder if you should do the same. But, what would you do? And would any other company even want to employ you?

You want to feel excited about your career again but you don’t know how.

You are frustrated and perhaps even a wee bit fed up with yourself! Everybody else seems to be able to work out what they want. Why can’t you?

 

How Can I Help?

The first thing we will do is unravel the spaghetti in your head. You’ve spent a long time wrestling with this on your own. At this point, many clients feel a massive sense of relief as they know they no longer have to grapple with this alone.

The next step is to define what career success looks like to you. We will get into the nitty gritty of exactly what you want (and don’t want), your values, your strengths, your priorities and the legacy that you want to create.

And then?

It depends.

There is no blueprint for a successful career which means there is no one size fits all approach to building that career.

Regardless, I will be there to support you, challenge you, point out when mind monkeys take over and champion your success.

As you take action, your confidence will grow and you will start to feel like you again.

And full disclosure, you will hit bumps along the way. That’s life. But you will know what you are working towards and be better able to manage those bumps, knowing that you are supported.

 

Why Should You Let Me Help You?

I have been where you are. It took me a VERY long time to work out what career success meant to me and it took me even longer to OWN that version of success and share it with other people.

However, once I did, everything changed for me. I am much happier, my business is thriving, I have a balance between my career and life that works for me and I have a passion and determination to help others to achieve the same.

I often refer to my career as a long and winding road with many twists and turns. On reflection, with every twist and turn the consistent theme of my work is transformation. I started my career at Accenture as a Business Change Consultant leading organisational transformation and continued this at KPMG where I became Chief Operating Officer of the Public Sector Advisory business. I then moved into Leadership and Talent Development at Ernst and Young, facilitating transformation through learning. Now with my coaching work, I support clients through their own personal transformation.

When I work with clients I bring my entire life experience to the table.

 

The Person Behind The Business

I’m a mum of 2, had a 12 year corporate career and been self-employed for 6 years. I’m an ICF trained, Certified Mindset Coach, accredited in NLP, Timeline Therapy and Hypnosis and a Professional Mindfulness Practitioner. I’m the host of The Career Confidence Podcast, creator of the You Are Enough Coaching Cards and I am also the Vice-Chair of Trustees of ESRA, a small charity promoting mental health in the workplace.

Above all else, I care and will treat you with respect and compassion.

Originally from Glasgow, I live in Earlswood, Surrey with my Surinamese Dutch husband, gymnastics mad daughter and street dancing son. I am a confirmed introvert (always to be found in the kitchen at a party), a voracious reader, a keen cook and a very slow swimmer. I love food and have a weakness for chocolate although I am no chocolate snob, I believe there is as much a place in the world for 80% Ecuadorian dark as a treat size Toffee Crisp.

Want to find out how we could work together? Let’s chat.

I am looking forward to getting to know you better!

Much love,