About me

My purpose is to help others succeed, whatever that means for them. I take a holistic approach to help you transform your future and have the career, business or life and wellness you want. I've made this journey myself and I'd love to help you on your journey.

I focus on your agenda and I'm comfortable moving between coaching and mentoring modes, often within the same session. Working with me, clients increase their self-awareness to understand better who they are and where they are going. I'm willing to go deep to unravel the obstacles to progress and to help you maximise your personal and professional potential.

My experience in leadership and management informs my approach to business challenges. I'm able to draw on a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to help business clients generate bespoke solutions no matter what challenges they face.

My services include:

  • Registered ICF mentor coach for credentialing
  • Career transition coaching
  • Business mentoring
  • Business coaching
  • Intuitive business and marketing plans
  • Executive and leadership coaching
  • Personal transformation (Life) coaching
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Cancer coaching
  • Group coaching and facilitation
  • Emotional Intelligence coaching
  • Mindfulness coaching
  • Personal development

I partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process so that you can be your authentic self, follow the career or business that ignites your passions and purpose, and live the life you want.

Example testimonials:

Ross took the time to understand my situation from different angles: business strategy and personal approach and helped me find the personal issue that was still affecting me as a business person. Even the initial free chat gave me excellent results, which prompted me to book a full session with Ross. He's the best coach/mentor I've come across, and the results were better than expected. Thank you Ross! (Maggie Tuczapska, Business Owner)

Ross has opened my mind to what mentoring can do for a coaches competence. With his incredible perception, presence, and precision, he has illuminated insights into my coaching that have really expanded my awareness and understanding, and have set me on the path to increased skill. He is, in my opinion, an exceedingly effective mentor.  (Todd Roache, Coach and Trainer/Songwriter)

I must say today I am very grateful I've met Ross. In only 3 sessions I've improved more than a year of therapy.(Laure Polidori, Life Coach)

In the past year, I approached mentoring with an open mind and heart, knowing that once I did, I would clarify my path and fulfil my need to further identify who I am, what drives me, my purpose and how I achieve it. Ross Nichols was absolutely superb at being able to help me understand and respond to my fears whilst embracing my skills and capabilities. Undeniably the most wonderful mentoring outcome is firmly knowing that I am enough, I am amazing, and I am a creative, resilient and progressive entrepreneur & individual!  Thank you Ross Nichols. (Noelle Balfour, Interior Stylist and Designer)

Today I had a transformative coaching session with Ross. His uncanny skills of perception, concentrated listening and reflecting back, his keen ability to pinpoint the real issue along with his sensitive yet rigorous line of questioning enabled me to make insights about myself and my business that are absolutely invaluable. I wholeheartedly recommend Business Mentoring Services to anyone that is interested in developing themselves or their business - it's business coaching at its very best. (Rachel Roberts, social entrepreneur and Professor of Viola, London Guildhall School of Music and Drama)

The coaching I undertook with Ross while I was in the process of growing my company was invaluable. Ross’s self-assured and supportive style meant that I felt I was in a safe pair of hands at all times. He enabled me to encapsulate the skills, experience and passion from my previous working life and to use that confidence to build clarity and direction for the new business. Clarity was my biggest take-out and the result has been far more effective focus on business and personal growth."(Mark Mortimer)

Ross has provided a superb, all-encompassing approach to career transition. Aside from being an incredibly supportive, personable character, his experience and knowledge has helped me secure a perfect role without compromise. I can't recommend him highly enough. (George Rawlings, Logistics Professional)

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)™ International Coach Federation (ICF)
Registered Mentor Coach for ICF credentialing (ACC, PCC)
Diploma in Personal Transformation Coaching
Level 5 in Mentoring: Theory and Practice
Certificate in Small Business Coaching
Certificate in Group Coaching
Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching
Certificate in Mindfulness Coaching
Certificate in Existential Coaching
Certificate in Management Consulting Essentials
Firework™ Licensed Career Coach
NLP Practitioner certification
NLP Coach certification
Hypnotherapy certification
Timeline therapy certification
EQ-i 2.0 Test User certification
Judgement Index Consultant
Ambassador, International Coach Federation (UK)
Founder and Leader, Salisbury Coaching Circle and NLP Group - sponsored by ICF (UK)
Organiser Salisbury International Coaching Week, an annual event since 2016
Co-Founder and Supervisor, Wiltshire Business Mentoring Scheme
Founder member, Cancer Coaching Community (.com)
MacMillan wellbeing coach

Member organisations


UK International Coach Federation

The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.

Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Executive coaching
Personal transformation coaching
Wellness coaching
Cancer coaching

Photos & videos


Additional information

My fees are negotiable so please contact me to explore how we can work together.


By appointment: week days during office hours and some evenings

Further information

Check me out:

  • On Linkedin (Ross Nichols, Salisbury, Wiltshire)
  • At my Linkedin group, 'Career Transition UK South'

Download my FREE e-books for coaches(donations to the homelessness charity 'Crisis' welcome): Insights for the Coaching Journey; and Business Start-up Tips for Coaches: http://www.transitiontransformers.co.uk/ebooks-for-coaches.php


Type of session

In person


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am registered with the ICF as a Mentor-coach for ICF credentials: ACC, PCC The ICF (International Coach Federation) definition of mentor-coaching is: "Mentor Coaching for an ICF Credential consists of coaching and feedback in a collaborative, appreciative and dialogued process based on an observed or recorded coaching session to increase the coach’s capability in coaching, in alignment with the ICF Core Competencies.

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