This is for experienced, high-achieving leaders who aspire to senior-level leadership. You've reached a certain level of success, but now you've plateaued. You've got the degree. You've earned your stripes. You've attended the big leadership conferences. You've read the guru's books. You've listened to your mentor's advice, but still something is missing. You just can't seem to break through.
This program is about developing your leadership skills on a more personal level so you can learn how to level up through authenticity. You'll learn to:
1) Define success and fulfillment for you.
2) Build on your existing leadership skills.
3) Understand the patterns that serve you and the ones that get in your way.
4) Develop new approaches aligned with you.
5) PRACTICE and refine with feeback.
I'm the BADASS Coach because...
I Don't Do Surface Level b.s.
I'm known for cutting through the noise, and easing down barriers, to help you get results fast. While other coaches are giving you assessments and homework, I'm digging into the real stuff that actually moves the needle.
My Straight Talk is Legendary
I'm known for telling you what you need to hear, in a manner that you can hear it. You'll begin to understand yourself better than ever before so you can step further into your authority.
I've been where you are. I’ve worked in several c-level roles (CHRO, COO, CIO). My entire career I've had an organization wide view of leadership. My mentorship is not just my experience, but the collective experience of hundreds of leaders I've advised over two decades.
Big Results / Life Changing Shifts That Go Way Beyond Work
Because we go deeper, this is far more than building leadership skills. This is personal and professional development that changes the way you do everything. My coaching has saved careers and marriages. 😉
You might even be thinking that you should be able to figure this out by yourself. After all...you're one smart cookie!
There's no easy way to say this so let me hit you with it...This is all about your EGO. Nobody grows without developing themselves. This isn't always comfortable, but it's necessary. Having a coach to help guide you through the tough stuff only means you'll reach higher levels of success in your career.
What if I spend all this money and nothing changes? I haven't invested this kind of money since my masters!
My goal is to help you uncover your full leadership potential so you can take your career further, faster. If you are commited to change, then change will happen. It's my job to steer your transformation toward more fulfillment, career advancement and greater success. If you're in...I'm in!
Coaching is an art and Nicky has mastered it.
The best executive coach I've worked with in 20 years!
There are but a handful of people that have made a truly profound impact on my life. I can honestly say Nicky tops my list!
This is the best investment in myself that I have ever made!
To help you have it all…Success, impact, joy and fulfillment.
To help you create your Unshakeable vision that will rekindle your ambition so you will be energized and inspired again.
To help you Simplify your approaches to create more ease/flow in your life.
To teach you how to Leverage Your Mindset so that instead of working harder you can work smarter, happier and healthier!
A few years ago I had a wake up call. I had everything I thought I wanted. My life looked great on paper. I had built a successful executive career. My husband and I had just celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary. We had two beautiful children. Nice house. Vacations. Blah, blah, blah, blah.
I was living what I now call my “Good Enough” life. You know… the one that made my parents proud and the neighbors jealous, but I was wondering if this is all there is. I had climbed the ladder, but I wasn’t having fun anymore. I was stressed and overworked. I was irritated at the littlest things. There was this nagging devil in my shoulder constantly whispering…You’re not smart enough. You’re not good enough. You’re not doing enough. WORK HARDER! It was a lot of pressure.
Personally, I was unhealthy. I was drinking too much. My marriage was rocky (though I didn’t see how bad it was until later). I wasn’t the parent that I wanted to be. This was NOT my best life. This was "good enough".
Until we had a crisis in our family and nearly lost our son, who was 17 at the time. There is nothing quite like a crisis to snap back perspective. I made a decision that day. Good enough wasn’t going to be good enough anymore.
But I soon discovered a new problem. There wasn’t anyone to show me how to do that. My therapist couldn’t help me with my career. She didn’t know anything about being an executive. The executive coaches I knew were all too surface level. That wasn’t helpful. It took me a few years to figure out what works for high-achievers like myself. Maybe you can relate?
We are a special breed of badass. We crave meaningful contribution. We need to feel the impact of our work. But we also want the fulfillment that comes from a life well lived. We want deeper connections with people. We want our time to matter. We want to make the most of it. We don’t want regrets!
This is why I work with executives. Because, here's what I know about you...If you're not loving your work. If you're frustrated and stressed. It’s not because you don't have the leadership skills you need. You're not inspired anymore.
Inspiration fuels us and my tank was empty. I needed to get that back. That meant I was going to have to get brutally honest with myself. That’s some serious business. I don’t have any time for that surface level bs that most coaches throw at you. If you want that inspiration back, you have to get honest with yourself about where it went.
Is it hard? - yep. Does it require you to be vulnerable? You bet your ass it does! But it will change your life. It will let you live all in, instead of “good enough”. My life changed forever. It didn’t happen overnight. I had to trudge through trial and error to figure this out. But here I am, living my best life. I have built a business I love. I get to work with amazing people. I fixed my marriage. (We are celebrating 27 years next month and we are closer than ever!) We moved to our dream home. The kids are doing amazing!
Life is tremendously good when you get brutally honest with yourself. But you have to take that step. And the truth is…it's a lot easier with help. This is why I do this work. So leaders like you don’t have to settle for “good enough”. And you don’t have to spend years of your own trial and error to figure it out. (Let’s be real…You haven’t got that kind of time.) You get to be wildly successful AND happy. (Go figure!)
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