Love Letters from
my clients & Business Partners
Here is a small selection of testimonials I received over the last few years.
Rachel Palomino - Event Security Consultant, former manager at Facebook and Apple
I chose to work with Nicole because not only is she a career coach but a leadership coach. I was burnt out on my career and had gone through a difficult time in my last position and I had gotten to the point where I felt like a failure.
Working with Nicole was the best investment I could have ever made for my career and growth journey this last year. We worked together, using her unique tools, to help me realize my true value and power within myself. She reminded me how important leadership was to me and how valuable my leadership skills were. I had never taken the time to do this because I was so focused on my career and what lay ahead but it is critical to stop and look back also because its very easy to forget how far you’ve come and to build on that.
As women, we need to understand our values and core strengths and Nicole really helped me realize this. Nicole also understands the demands and workings of today’s tech giants, having worked for Google. When I spoke to her I knew she could relate to my situation working at a tech titan in Silicon Valley. I am so grateful for her insight and her gift of listening and for pushing me out of my comfort zone to face some issues that were important for me to address, move forward and grow.
TREE OF LIfE
Individual clarity sessions
Empowering and insightful session! Nicole guided me through an exercise, which enabled me to express myself through art, something I would have never considered myself able to do, and more importantly gave me great insights and grounding in how I am looking at my life and the questions I am trying to answer. Thank you!!
- 1:1 Creative Coaching Session - J. K., Dublin, Ireland
I was very impressed how the Tree of Life let me discover and rediscover aspects of myself shaped by the past, my values and my dreams. It puts a striking picture together that is fun to do and impressive to look at with all it's aspects of my life.
- 1:1 Tree of Life Session - C. M., Mountain View, CA
C.H. - UX Manager - Silicon Valley
With Nicole’s coaching I was able to understand on a deeper level what is important to me, and what I can do to take back control over my life. The tools and attitudes she helped me hone, have taken me to an entirely new level. She demonstrates a high level of knowledge and a passion for what she does. It definitely helps that Nicole operates from a place of authenticity and compassion. She demonstrates a high level of knowledge and a passion for what she does."
V.F. - CEO/Founder - Production Company - San Francisco
"Nicole's nurturing approach immediately established the trust I needed to open up about my challenges and goals. She is an experienced business professional who brings lots of ideas and perspective to help motivate and inspire. Her engagement is genuine."
THE WISDOM Of SAYING NO
An excellent opportunity for reflection, coupled with practical strategies for learning how to say no! Nicole both encouraged and challenged me. Awesome way to spend a lunch hour!
- Laura Ellingson, PhD - Professor of Communication & Gender Studies, Santa Clara University
Sense of Belonging
I loved this fun, calming and enlightening class! Nic was comforting and supportive to work with, and I felt more grounded, focused, accepted and personally strong after her workshop. Nic is good medicine!!"
- Sense of Belonging - Webinar for Women - Karen A., San Jose, CA
M.U. - Events Production - San Francisco
Things in my life were okay - but just okay. I was ready to go to the next level, but I didn't know what that looked like. Nicole knew how to guide me to what I really wanted. During our six months together Nicole helped me with her expert listening and intuitive guidance to see what I couldn’t and more importantly she helped me soften my judgement towards myself."
Nicole has extraordinary intuition when it comes to coaching, managing and influencing people. During that time, I was impressed how she changed the management culture to focus less on top-down directives and more to empower the front-line through coaching. She is an excellent coach, team builder and advisor.
Jonathan Berent, director at Google
Nicole and I worked together when she was based in Europe for Google. She is one of the best people managers I have had the pleasure to work with. While in Europe she led a high performing team to deliver excellent results while at the same time coaching, mentoring and developing each individual on the team. Her team loved working for her and had only great things to say about Nicole. I would work again with Nicole anytime!
Kathryn O'Donoghue, former director at Google
I met Nicole while working at Google. Nicole's approach to coaching, mentorship and management is what makes her special. She inherently understands that people are multi-dimensional and believes that to help someone thrive, we must understand the entire person - mind, body, soul - work, relationships, hobbies, etc.