Ross Nichols

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Salisbury, Wilts, SP1
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About me

After 26-years service in the British Army, I mentor business owners and coach directors and professionals for: business; leadership; career; wellness; and cancer.  I mentor other coaches for their professional credentials with the International Coaching Federation (ACC, PCC).  I am creative and intuitive.  My coaching style is Transpersonal, working with values, energy, vitality and spirit.   I am drawn to working with my clients’ shadow side, which is where I believe the learning and healing is to be found.  I began writing poetry in 2018.

I’m a member of 4 professional institutes and a contributing author to The Growing Business Handbook (Institute of Directors) on: Coaching and Mentoring; Leadership for Performance; and Authentic Leadership for Growth.  I have published 3 e-books: Insights for the Coaching Journey; Business Start-up Tips for Coaches; and Coaching the Human.  I edited an anthology of poetry, Poetry for Coaching, due publication 2023.

I lead the Salisbury Coaching Circle and I’ve organised Salisbury International Coaching Week since 2016. I lead the Wiltshire Business Mentoring Scheme, the Cancer Coaching Community and I’m a wellbeing coach for MacMillan.  

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
  • Non-executive director (NED) 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 provided me with some very useful mentoring having taken on the role of Chief Executive Officer.  As well as his own insightful analysis and advice, the tools he uses are very useful and provide tangible evidence of the areas that need to be worked on. Enjoyed working with Ross.  (Tony Greenidge, CEO IAM/RoadSmart)

I’ve always been perceived as very confident and capable, however, this wasn’t borne out by the little voice inside me. Ross worked with me to deal with my (fairly severe) imposter syndrome and we also touched on some hidden childhood issues, which I wasn’t expecting. Ross was very open and supportive but also challenged me where necessary. I have just started a new role and my confidence is now real. My self-esteem has flourished and I’m looking forward to an exciting future.   (Beverley Davies, Non-executive Director)

Ross is quite simply a phenomenal coach. He has a wealth of experience to draw on, a no-nonsense approach to problems and situations and is not afraid to be straight and say what he thinks. He went as far as inviting me to workshops on topics we both wanted learn more about and really adapted his approach in the sessions. I was not an easy customer, and he did an amazing job. Happy to recommend him any time, especially to busy/stressed finance colleagues.  (Andrei Serjantov, Head of Electronic Trading at BNP Paribas)

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)

Ross planned and put on a wellbeing training session for my team. I started with a number of sceptical individuals but all joined in and got something from the session. It was well thought out and well managed. Successful all round.  (Andy Doig, Senior Manager, Bank of England-Prudential Regulation Authority)

I can whole wholeheartedly recommend Ross as a coach. With his thoughtful processes and patient and intuitive ways of coaching, he allowed me to better understand myself, my environment and my motivations and formalize my long-term goals and set on a path to achieving them. I now have much more confidence to deliver and tackle obstacles and issues that arise. Ross was invaluable at coaching me through challenging times and gave me skills and tools that I can take with me through the rest of my career. Thanks Ross.  (Philip Lansdowne, Director at Ennero)

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 Leader, Wiltshire Business Mentoring Scheme
Founder member and Leader, Cancer Coaching Community 
MacMillan wellbeing coach

Member organisations

UK International Coach Federation (ICF)

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


Free initial online session

Additional information

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

When I work

By appointment: week days during office hours and some evenings

Further information

Check me out:

  • On Linkedin (Ross Nichols, Salisbury, Wiltshire)
  • On Facebook: (9) Business Mentoring Services Ltd | Facebook

Download my FREE e-books for coaches(donations to the homelessness charity 'Crisis' welcome): Insights for the Coaching Journey; Business Start-up Tips for Coaches; Coaching the Human, all available at:

Salisbury, Wilts, SP1

Type of session

In person


In person

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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