Nicky Dewhirst-Vickers

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Executive, Leadership, and Development Coach
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

My background is in understanding human behaviour rooted in Criminology, Psychology and Sociology. Throughout my career, I have used this passion to support people with change and to achieve their goals.

 I will support you to identify your best thinking and apply it to your personal and professional growth.

I am a Leadership and Development Coach and an NLP Coach. I am also a qualified Executive Coach trained to ILM 7 level.

My coaching philosophy is based on my passion to support people to be their best and that we all have the resources we need to achieve our own definition of success and to be our best self. I believe that people are the greatest asset in any organisation and their true engagement will shine through and result in a productive, high performing workforce that is happy and stable.

My approach is based on getting to know my clients, understanding their goal and championing them to get there in a way that truly reflects their own values and best-self.

I coach people who are motivated to invest in themselves, want personal insight and want to utilise that to be their best. They want to feel fulfilled and purposeful. They want what they do to be aligned to their true values. They want their decision to be driven by authenticity so their passion for their purpose shines through and their performance, productivity and engagement with others generates energy and results.

In order to provide my clients with a deeper level of self-awareness I qualified as a Lumina Learning Practitioner. A personal report and interpretation provides clients with a fascinating insight into their personality on various levels offering the opportunity to understand our natural approach and how it impacts our interactions, communication and relationships..fascinating stuff. 

I work with:

  • people who want personal insight to identify the behaviours, thoughts and feelings that create their best-self.
  • Those dealing with change.
  • Those preparing for a career change/seeking career development.
  • Aspiring Leaders
  • Middle managers building, developing and leading teams 

My approach is based on the need to support our well-being in order to be our best self. Coaching supports a persons well-being. If we invest in our well-being we become more engaged, more productive and more effective, both personally and professionally.

I would love to support you to identify your best thinking and get you to where you want to be. If you would like to know if coaching would benefit you please feel free to contact me.

I have worked in various sectors including SME’s, the third sector, the hospitality industry and the public sector including the NHS and local council.

07913 351933

Training, qualifications & experience

My 20 year career has been in the charitable sector where I have supported people to achieve their goals. I have 16 years experience of managing teams and supporting them to be their best, whilst working in challenging environments.

Qualification and Training:

  • ILM 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring
  • ILM 3 workplace Coaching
  • ABNLP Certified NLP Coach and Practitioner
  • Lumina Learning Practitioner - discovering unique personalities.
  • ABNLP Certified Time Line Therapy Practitioner
  • NHS System Coach - Lincolnshire - Voluntary.
  • Associate Coach in the charity sector


  • 20 yrs experience in Leadership and Management.
  • 20yrs experience  in Project Management, Change management, Service Design.
  • 16 yrs experience in Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (CBT) and Behaviour Change

Other Info:

  • EMCC member
  • Fully insured

Member organisations

European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.

EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Personal Development and Performance Coach

Executive, Leadership and Development Coaching.

NLP Coach.

Special interest - coaching in charities


Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Please call me to discuss your requirements.

Please note: The initial free consultation is not a formal coaching session. It is intended for you to ask any questions and understand what is available and for me to understand what you are looking for. It about making sure we are the  right fit.

Sessions tend to be for 90 minutes once a month however it depends what you are working towards and how quickly you want to see results.

When I work

Monday - Friday full time hours

Weekend sessions available.

Further information


Dr and Health and Wellbeing Consultant March 2023

Nicky is a great coach who helped me make some really monumental and pivotal changes to my life. I came to her confused and overwhelmed with the direction I was headed in. Her kind nature enabled me to feel safe in our sessions to explore what I wanted and how I could get there. I'd been thinking about making certain shifts in my career for a number of years and was always dreaming that they would be something I would try in a few years time. However working with Nicky gave me confidence to take the jump. Thank you for all the support Nicky :-)

CEO Charity Sector - Jan 2023

“I worked with Nicky to build and deliver a leadership development programme for a group of newish managers in our organisation – this was important as Shannon Trust was growing and we needed to ready our managers for this, and to take on new responsibilities. Nicky helped shape the original ideas we had about the programme, brought in the very useful Lumina Spark profiling as a framework, and then lead delivery of the modules we designed. The programme went really well and feedback from participants was excellent. I enjoyed working with Nicky – she combines wide coaching knowledge with an engaging approach – we had good fun whilst delivering something of real value to Shannon Trust.

Medical Director - November 2022

I can’t do justice in words to how much I valued this session with you. For the first time I fully understood what great coaching looks like as you guided me in my own reflections towards an understanding of where the barriers to progress lie. It felt liberating to realise the truth; that the ‘maze’ in my mind is exactly that – in my mind – and I therefore have the power and capability to navigate my way out of that if I choose to do so. This particularly resonated with me as I have learned through reading that actively choosing how you respond to situations is key to success. The ‘get out of your own way’ interpretation you presented to me is still now making me smile with recognition (guilty as charged!) – much food for thought.”

Senior Leader December 2021

Nicky has been an inspiring and supportive coach to me for the past 12 months. She has created a space for me to become clear about my goals and strengths, which has given me the confidence and motivation to make decisions and take action. Nicky will question and challenge you in a direct, but non-confrontational way. She has listened intently to what I have talked about, and often reframed my conversation to help me see things from a different perspective. This was so helpful to me. She has helped me set goals that make me accountable to myself, and encouraged me to prioritise my professional development. I would describe Nicky as a professional, compassionate and confident coach, and I would recommend her to others working in the public, voluntary or private sector.

Business Owner May 2021

I have to say a few words to share with you my recommendation of Nicky. I’ve benefitted from her coaching more than I can say & certainly much more than I ever expected to when we started our journey. I was one of those who’s been aware of coaching and so thought I could coach myself through most things. How wrong I was!! Nicky managed to unlock understanding and explore paths & ambitions I’d never contemplated. She really did help me shine a light on things and focus on ways forward to put things into perspective and create an achievable plan. I can never thank her enough for the insight & understanding she brought. Finding the right person to open up to is important, you have to have trust, but Nicky’s skill is in helping you do just that. If you’re struggling to untangle the web of thoughts that are limiting your progress I would without a doubt recommend you talk to Nicky & discuss how she could help you. 

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

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Nicky Dewhirst-Vickers
Nicky Dewhirst-Vickers