Our Experience makes the difference
Nicola has worked for many years in IT both in Corporate and Educational settings. Roles have included Programmer, Tester, Software Engineering Professor.
Nicola is an internationally trained coach and holds the Professional Coaching Certification. She has been certified by both the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and the College of Executive Coaching in California.
Nicola has worked with two well-known large National/International coaching companies. In total she has coached over 200 clients from various industries including, Oil & Gas, Health Care, Energy, Financial, Retail, Government, Education, Military and Telecoms.
As our lives are busy and mobile, Nicola works with clients from around the world via skype or phone. She is equally happy to meet clients in person in Calgary, Alberta. Canada
In our Clients' Own Words
Ian Goodwin, CALGARY CORE PHYSIOTHERAPY, CO-OWNER. Nicola has been an amazing support to our business from inception until now. Words I would use to describe her are informative, collaborative, a great resource, insightful and thorough. She has worked with us as leaders to create a vision for our team, engage our employees, and capitalize on our strengths to increase our leadership capacity. I would strongly recommend her to others.
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In our last post we looked at how to turn negative feedback into a learning experience. Similarly we can make positive feedback into a learning experience. So next time, you think about saying, “Joe, great job!”, think again. In his book ‘Quiet Leadership’ David Rock he says that people are paid to think and that as leaders, we Read more about How to get 2 thumbs up when giving positive feedback[…]
The Feedback process involves helping the individual to think. David Rock, coined the term ‘Neuroleadership’. In his book ‘Quiet Leadership’ he says that people are paid to think. Indeed thinking questions help people make new connections. Start the feedback process by dispelling any threats and checking in to ensure that this is a good time to talk. Next, assure Read more about Feedback – How to move from thumbs down to thumbs up[…]
If you are a high achiever, I want you to do something that will give you more overall happiness in your life Take some space to recognize and celebrate what you accomplished, before moving on to that next challenge! Nicola McCrabbe, is a Leadership Coach, Workshop Facilitator and Agile Meet-up group co-organizer. Reach her at www.NicolaMcCrabbe.com. Read more about A question for the high achiever ready for the next big challenge[…]
If someone comes to you with a situation, think before telling him or her what to do. Find out why it might be better to use the ‘Ask Not Tell’ approach instead. Yesterday I had the privilege of working with a middle manager that had direct report (also a leader – let’s call her Sue) that Read more about Ask Not Tell (i.e, Coach)[…]
Are you a new Manager or Leader? You are likely transitioning from managing yourself to managing others. From my work as a leadership coach, and working with new emerging leaders, I find that I am often asked the same questions. How do I motivate my reports, how do I get them to do what Read more about Top 5 crucial things for New Leaders[…]
A great Experience at Agile Open Canada 2017 The first evening Friday night’s Agile event started with some ice breaking games followed by dinner. After dinner we officially opened the space, sitting in a circle. Next came the opportunity to share a three-minute lightening talk. The idea was to share something interesting in lightening time; three Read more about OpenSpace experience at Agile Open Canada 2017[…]
According to “the pursuit of happiness.org”, if we are actively involved in trying to reach a goal, or an activity that is challenging but well suited to our skills, we experience a joyful state called “flow”. Apparently, when people are in “flow”, they shift into a mode of experience in which they become totally absorbed in Read more about What I learned about Employee Engagement and “Flow” from my first year in business.[…]
It was an unusual class. For one, it was a different instructor. Second, the room had a different layout. Instead of the usual row arrangement where we were all facing the instructor at the front off the room, we were in a circle facing each other. So what did I learn about Employee performance? Clear Read more about Employee Performance – 5 Things I learned from my spin-cycle class[…]
I was skiing at a family ski resort this weekend in BC. I was back at the Poma lift to learn a new technique of skiing without moving my hips and hurting my lower back. A little girl about 5 years old was scared and obviously not enjoying the skiing experience in the ski school. Here Read more about 5 Leadership Lessons from a Poma Lift Operator[…]