Whether you’re seeking a new direction or purpose, more work/life balance, a CV refresh or support with interview preparation, you're in the right place. Whatever age, whatever stage, Nicola will look at your key strengths, passions and accomplishments and your vision of the future. Then, by working together, you'll track a path to your destination!
Whether you're looking into accredited leadership training, considering a refresh of your performance management system, looking for a coach for your leadership team or wondering how to build resilience and combat workplace stress, your solution may well begin right here. From short courses to longer assignments, get in touch for an introductory conversation.
With over 20 years' experience in Training, HR, Coaching and Organisational Development Nicola has probably heard a version of most questions asked of HR & OD professionals. But she's happy to be proven wrong! Get in touch with your query via the contact form below.
"Nicola Thompson was initially engaged by us to deliver her 'StressLess' workshop as part of our staff wellness programme. Following very positive feedback regarding her facilitation style, and a reputation for delivering high quality leadership development programmes, she was soon invited to become an integral part of our ILM planning and standardisation team. Nicola designed and delivered on various training modules, advised on the running of the qualification, coached the candidates and assessed and quality assured assignments. We also regularly call upon her to facilitate additional workshops such as Assertiveness, Effective Report Writing and Running an Effective Supervision. Nicola has also engaged with a number of staff for 1 to 1 mentoring. I would recommend Nicola for many types of work from coaching and mentoring to programme management and workshop delivery and commend her particularly on her flexibility and ability to tailor her material, ideas and approach to the organisation and the individuals and groups she works with."
"We invited Nicola to Cedar Foundation to deliver her 'Resilience Toolkit: Developing Resources to Manage Stress' training at one of our family nights for parents and carers of young people and adults aged 15+ with a diagnosis of autism. Those attending gave great feedback, finding the training really informative and it gave us all some great tips about how better to manage stress and build our resilience in the future. Thanks again Nicola!"
"Over 2016 and 2017 Nicola Thompson delivered, on behalf of FreshStart Coaching, a QQI accredited Level 6 Life and Executive Coaching qualification to three tranches of budding coaches from across the island of Ireland (around 30 participants in total). She designed content, delivered highly interactive workshops, contributed to an online learning platform, met awarding body standards, coached participants through their coaching practice and other qualification components and assessed assignments and skills demonstrations. Nicola did an amazing job with creating and delivering this course and the feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive. She was professional, efficient and enthusiastic in all dealings with me and the students and I cannot recommend her highly enough."
“I attended Nicola's life coaching programme in 2017. Nicola's calm, grounded and reassuring demeanour helped me to relax and confide. I greatly appreciated her preparedness for each session and the email summary thereafter. Nicola's insightfulness and ability to help me reflect on why I felt so 'stuck', resulted in a shift from self-criticism and frustration to a more gentle but productive approach to life goals. I am happy to report that I feel more confident and content and I am certainly more aware of the negative inner voice. I am more able to set realistic and achievable goals and recognise that self-nurturing is an important aspect of that process."
"I recently contacted Nicola after a poor run of job interviews. I found Nicola very professional, engaging and accommodating. Her expertise around recruitment was evident and the invaluable advice really improved my confidence and helped bring out my full potential. Needless to say I now have a new job, so I would have no hesitation in recommending Nicola."
“I had been wanting to change my career/life direction for a long time but didn’t know quite what it was I wanted to do. Sessions with Nicola helped me to recognise and appreciate the skills I already had, encouraged me to delve deeply within me and find answers, and then she guided me on developing a plan about how I was to achieve it/them. I found the whole experience enriching and rewarding”.
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