"I was so impressed with the work Nicola did for my company that I turned to her for personal coaching a few years later."

— Scott A.

“An investment in myself that continues to pay dividends.”

Nicola approached every call with empathy and patience, and her guidance was always practical, realistic and authentic. She was an investment in myself that continues to pay dividends. I find myself giving others the same advice she gave me, passing along her strategies to keep life calm and focused on what's important. 

— Ellen G.

“I honestly believe that Nicola saved our business.”

Nicola was recommended to my company to help us work through some upper management issues that we’d failed to resolve on our own. Our issues were the result of a merger that melded two companies with similar cultures but different business approaches. I honestly believe that Nicola saved our business.

— Scott A.

"I was caught up in the all drama and details. Nicola asked me questions to help me find the answer to the problem myself."

— Renata B.

“I've learned how to listen to my instincts regarding business decisions."

I feel more comfortable and confident in my role as the leader. I've learned how to listen to my instincts regarding business decisions, especially related to personnel issues. I'm enjoying my work more, and I have more time to focus on other things that are also important to me.

— Stacey M.

"People have coaches for everything. Why not for your relationship?

— Camille C.

“Defining my own vision for my life, and navigating a way to get there.”

Nicola encouraged me to look at my own "big picture" to figure out what really matters to me. She helped me define my own vision for my life and is helping me navigate a way to get there. And she has a knack for asking the right questions to look at what's really going on in my life. 

— Ellen G.

“My sessions with Nicola are one of the best things I do for myself.”

I know my professional and personal relationships are more productive and enjoyable because of my work with Nicola — not only for the time spent during the session, but in the way I experience challenging situations between sessions, as well. My sessions with Nicola are one of the best things I do for myself.

Camille C.

“Nicola gave us a framework for future decisions that helped us as a couple.”

Our couples session with Nicola removed the stress of the situation we were trying to solve and allowed us to focus on ourselves first. It was a terrific session! It gave us a framework for future decisions that helped us as a couple. We enjoyed the questions, the conversation, and the outcome!

— Tom B.

“We clarified priorities for my time and attention.”

I value the perspective Nicola brings to my situation as a mid-career executive balancing work with my personal life. She has helped me clarify priorities for my time and attention in a way that I could not have accomplished on my own.

— Camille C.

"'Reporting' to Nicola each week kept me on track."

Our weekly meetings were check-in points for keeping me on track and accomplishing my goals. Just knowing that I had to "report" to Nicola helped me push through some of the more difficult tasks that I would have put off without her.

— Renata B.

"We considered the bigger picture in how I wanted my life to feel. We made space to dream big."

— Ellen G.

"Emotional support and tough-minded business sense."

Nicola's approach is an effective combination of emotional support and tough-minded business sense. She has helped me prepare for difficult conversations and guided me to strengthen skills as a manager. I have appreciated Nicola's experienced voice and rational reflection when emotions run high.

— Stacey M.

"We've become better managers and created more effective teams."

We have worked with Nicola on a variety of leadership and organizational issues. She has been instrumental in strengthening our growing organization. Her insight and compassion towards each of our team members and our challenges as an emerging company have made us better managers and created more effective teams. 

— Mari C.

"We were four partners doing their best not to step on each others' toes."

We merged two companies with similar cultures but different approaches. Over the course of two days, Nicola helped us put our issues on the table in a safe, comfortable way. She guided us through the kinds of open discussions required to implement some much-needed changes.  

— Scott A.

"She's great at customizing her presentations to focus on our organizational needs."

We’ve invited Nicola to speak on a range of leadership issues at our company, including life balance, developing emerging leaders and introducing emotional intelligence to multiple teams. She’s great at customizing her presentations to focus on our organizational needs. Her reception has been “5 stars”! 

— Mari C.

"Nicola has spoken on a range of leadership issues at our company. Her reception has been '5 stars"!"

"She navigates the underlying tensions inherent in many groups to arrive at an actionable path forward."

Nicola facilitated a planning session for our team. From preparation through execution and follow up, she was thoughtful, creative and conscientious. She listens well and navigates the underlying tensions inherent in many groups to arrive at a useful, actionable path forward. I recommend her training and facilitation skills to any teams trying to collaborate more effectively. I especially recommend having a frank conversation with Nicola to become an enlightened manager and leader.  

— Camille C.

"I was working all hours and didn't have a clue how much money my business was actually making."

When we started working together, I was a solo entrepreneur with a full pipeline of client work and money coming in. But I was working all hours to get everything done and didn't have a clue how much money my business was actually making. Now I have a consistent picture of where my company is financially and find pride in being able to say, “I am the CEO of a multi-million dollar company!”  

— Stacey M.

"Along the way, we rekindled some of the joy that had been lost for me in having my own company."

— Scott A.

"My rapidly changing profession had become very different than the one I'd originally fallen in love with."

My biggest issue when I started working with Nicola was a sense of being overwhelmed on multiple fronts — including that my rapidly changing profession had become very different than the one I'd originally fallen in love with. Nicola helped me identify solutions to address the challenges I was facing. She helped me become a better leader and manager, and a more effective problem-solver.

— Scott A.

"I’m realizing that this isn’t the only business I can be successful in. There are other things I can do, and do well."

Along the way, we rekindled some of the joy that had been lost for me in having my own company. This exploration has led me to recognize that having my own business — and perhaps even continuing to work in my profession — may no longer be the right thing for me. I’m realizing that this isn’t the only business I can be successful in; that if I want to get out, there are other things I can do, and do well. 

— Scott A.

"Nicola has helped us navigate major life decisions as a couple."

"We focus on what type of life we want to create together."

Nicola has been instrumental in helping us navigate major life decisions as a couple. She has guided us through our own decision-making process based on what's important to us and on what type of life we want to create together. 

— I. & P.

"Tough and eye-opening, yet comfortable and even fun."

Nicola asked tough, yet necessary, questions and helped us clarify our priorities. She provided eye-opening exercises, and made the entire process comfortable and even fun. We now have the tools to guide ourselves through conversations moving forward.

— I. & P.

"She helped us own our problem and supported our ability to solve it ourselves."

Nicola helped us own our problem as a couple, understand it, and see solutions that we were overlooking — possibilities that we knew were there, yet were hard for us to define. She supported our ability to solve it for ourselves.

— Shalini B.

"If you had told me I would be an entrepreneur and own a business, I would have thought you were crazy. But I found my passion. After 20 years in the corporate world I’m building this business into a nationwide green fundraising organization." 

— Renata B.

"Warm and supportive, always rooting for me to be successful."

A big part of what makes Nicola a great coach is her warm and supportive personality. She's very easy to talk to. She quickly inspires trust.

During our time together I really got the sense that she was always rooting for me. Not just because I was paying her for her help, but because she genuinely wanted good things to happen for me. She wanted me to be effective, to be successful, and to be fulfilled by my profession and my job. And thanks to her, I've made considerable progress in all of those areas. 

— Scott A.

"Nicola's really good at getting to the truth, versus the things that are actually just camouflage."

Nicola doesn't rush to supply answers — she does a deep assessment of the issues and of the potential causes. And she's really good at getting to the truth of those matters, versus the things we might volunteer that are actually just camouflage. She uses intuition and questioning to gently peel the onion.

— Scott A.

"Nicola brings a depth of knowledge about the workplace based on her own corporate experience."

Nicola brings a depth of knowledge about the workplace, drawing on her own corporate experience as well as the collective wisdom of her clients. She has offered practical advice and moral support for dealing with complicated issues in human resources and management.

— Camille C.

Nicola's sort of a cross-trainer for communication challenges covering the spectrum from personal to professional. 

— Camille C.