May 22, 2021

Coaching – Career



Signs that you are unhappy at work:

  • You are stressed about your workload.

  • Your needs are not being met by the organization.

  • You are bored and don’t feel challenged.

  • You are having problems delegating work.

  • You take your work home with you — literally or mentally, affecting other areas of your life.

  • Your days may be lacking joy and fulfillment.

  • Sunday evenings may be filled with dread about returning to work on Monday morning.

  • You may have a recurring conflict with your boss or a coworker.

  • You may be starting to feel burnt out. If you are burned out, you may notice that:

    • Your productivity or motivation is declining.

    • You are more pessimistic and cynical than usual.

    • Your body is sending you signals of chronic stress. For example,  you may have nausea, insomnia, or constant aches and pain.

One-on-one Career Coaching is for you if you are:

  • In transition: You are considering returning to work after a gap, have been laid off or quit your previous position, or are onboarding to a new one.

  • Unhappy in your current position: You may feel a general annoyance but can’t focus on the exact problem. Something just doesn’t seem quite right with work.

  • Ready and committed to working with someone:You understand that you need to make some changes.


Clarity on transferable skills and options: 

Whether you are in the wrong role, company, or industry, Nicola can help to re-align your work and achieve more fulfillment and daily satisfaction. Nicola will help you to analyze your unique wants and needs and optimize your transferable skills to work towards a brighter and better future. While a tiny tweak may be all that is required, Nicola can also help you with substantial tweaks — just like she did in her own life (i.e., transitioning from teaching computer science to coaching).

A true sense of purpose:  

When your work is anything but fulfilling, it can take its toll on you. After all, work is a big part of your daily life and contributes to your overall happiness. When you have a true sense of purpose, you are more likely to feel fulfilled and happy at work. 

Direction for the future: 

Up until now, you might have been trying to figure things out on your own, but your mind seems to go around in a circle. Talking with an expert will help you to move out of that circle. Nicola will work with you to create a clear vision of the future, with action steps to get there. 

Nicola's Signature 8-Session Program

We are happy to customize our package for you. Please contact us!

What’s included:

Career Evaluation: Exercises to help you uncover what is and what is not working for you.

Including an advanced 3-hour Natural Abilities Assessment. Understanding your natural abilities will help you to figure out your ideal work preferences.

Brainstorming: To help with generating options for change.

Roadmap for Success: A step by step action list with dates to move forward with confidence.

NEED CLARITY ANd A fresh perspective?

Sometimes, a minor tweak is all that is necessary.


At other times, a bigger tweak is required.


Regardless of your situation, Nicola has the confidence to handle your unique situation with her years of experience.

Client Testimonials

Nicola was an amazing support during my recent career transition. She is both positive and realistic; a winning combination as I worked with her to discover my strengths and areas of opportunity. Not only did Nicola deliver excellent coaching support for my recent career transition, she also provided me with the quality feedback, tools and exercises I needed to support the strengthening of my leadership skills. This was extremely helpful as the number of my direct reports has increased significantly. My career transition has been quite a journey and Nicola' support and guidance have helped me every step of the way. I can't imagine my transition without her expertise and guidance.
I found the program to be fairly all-encompassing. I expected a critical analysis of my work history, personality and skills to propel me into a thoughtful and insightful research for future career options. I definitely got this! Nicola instilled a feeling of confidence and pointed out areas of strength. Recommend this program to others: 10/10
Kelly Woods
Nicola is a pleasure to work with as a career coach. She provides thorough assessments, evaluations and insightful recommendations for someone who is interested in exploring new career paths and opportunities. I would highly recommend her professional services and consider it a great privilege that I have had the opportunity to work with her.
I worked with Nicola when I was going through a career change, through multiple personality and other tests. Nicola helped me understand how I work and what environment suits me best. She helped me narrow down my career options to a top 5 and encouraged me to talk to people in those fields to understand better what they do. I was able to find a new job within three months of meeting Nicola and am incredibly grateful for her help!
Nicola helped me understand my talents and abilities and confirm my own personal observations, allowing me to move forward with more confidence in directions that I have selected. More importantly, she also allowed me to identify my foundational skills, giving me the opportunity to apply them successfully in new situations. I have also been able to identify some new opportunities, areas that I did not realize that my skills were applicable or valuable. Through the entire coaching process she also acted with high integrity and helped me face both the good and bad opinions that I had regarding my work skills. At the end she demonstrated that she cares for the people that she helps.
Nicola is thorough, responsive, flexible and insightful. She helped me understand my strengths and abilities which in turn allowed me to communicate about them more effectively to different groups. Nicola’s guidance strengthened my professional voice and sharpened my career focus. Her support helped me successfully identify and secure the right opportunity.
What an amazing experience Nicola provided. In safe, thorough and efficient sessions I discovered my own strengths and challenges and have started a fulfilling new career direction.


Nicola has:

  • Coached over 200 individuals in career coaching.

  • Received rave reviews on her ability to listen, ask the right questions, and thoroughly analyze and find patterns about what motivates you to work.

  • Completed a few successful career transitions in her own life. She gets it and understands challenging work situations.

  • Taught career planning and job search workshops.

  • Researched coping with a layoff and being dissatisfied with work in mid-life.

Nicola is qualified on several career assessments, including:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment.
  • Highlands Ability Battery
  • Strong Interest Inventory