Nicola Bowyer ~ NB Coaching and Mentoring
Hi, I'm Nicola, and through 1-2-1 career and personal development coaching, I help you to gain confidence and deal with your inner critic to take the next leap in your career and personal life.
How many times over the last year have you told yourself, family, friends, colleagues that you just don't have confidence? How much time do you spend listening to those voices in your head that tell you that you can't do something, that you're not good enough, that everyone is better than you? I reckon it's a fair amount. Your inner critic can be relentless. And, it either gets in your way of doing all the amazing things you want to do or you push on through but the experience is emotionally draining.
Through 121 coaching I can help you appreciate the qualities and abilities you have and work through self limiting beliefs and take the next step in your life and career.
Specific issues that have led my clients to coach include:
- Promotion opportunities
- Difficult relationships
- Dissatisfaction with being single
- Professional confidence
- Lack of confidence/self-esteem
- Increasing commitments outside of work
- Lack of fulfilment
- Work/life balance
- Career change
- The sense that there's never enough time
As your coach, I will create a safe space for you to think in order to create deeper awareness of what motivates and drives you and how you want to live your life – either at home or work. Whilst our focus may start with your personal life or career our work will touch on both as what we do in one area affects the other.
We’ll do this by taking a step back from everything around you to understand:
- what's working for you, what's not and where you want to make change
- your core values, how you are honoring those in your work and personal life and use them to guide decision making and sense check motivation for the goals that you set
- your unique qualities and abilities and your purpose in life.
I will provide you with support to generate ideas, break down barriers and make the changes necessary to live a life that you're enjoying. Our last coaching session will review all that you have learned and how you can sustain the great work you’ve achieved.
My coaching style is collaborative and grounded in the belief that you are the expert in your personal and work life and have the resources to make a change. I combine warmth, humor, pragmatism and energy with a direct approach.
I offer all clients a free 45-60 minute coffee/Zoom call to understand what brings them to coaching, and to jointly decide whether working together is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- The University of Chester - PG Certificate in Business & Personal Coaching (current)
- Barefoot Coaching Ltd - ICF accredited Business & Personal Coaching training (2019)
- New U Coaching - Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice (2010)
- KPMG LLP - Internal Coaching and Advanced Coach Training (2008)
- Anglia Ruskin University - LLB Hons (Law) - Upper Second (2001)
Coaching and Mentoring: Having trained in 2010 I've worked with people from a variety of sectors including Professional Services, Retail, Finance, Tech, PR and Comms and Not for Profit. As well as coaching executives, I established Coaching Carers to support unpaid carers via coaching and worked with Business in the Community (BITC) on their coaching programme - Ready for Work – coaching homeless clients into work. I collaborated with BITC to introduce the Ready for Work coaching model to other organisations working in the homeless sector. In addition, I led on KPMG's Mentoring programme which included training mentors.
Business: I’ve built a successful career in the Big 4 and not for profit sector working with, and coaching, senior leaders to deliver organisational change. Throughout career have built and led high performing teams.
Balancing Life and Career: As a single mother of three children I created a career for myself in the City whilst also volunteering and studying so I understand the demands of balancing career with parenthood, whilst trying to carve out a little time for myself.
Making Big Life/Career Decisions: In the last five years I’ve been presented with three opportunities - all meant making tough decisions. I walked away from a promotion path to Director at KPMG in order to follow my husband to Australia. On my career break I threw myself into something new and took on a Strategy and Operations Director role in the NFP sector. I then returned to London to take on a Chief of Staff role for KPMG to then two years later turning it all on its head to do what I love – coaching, but this time full time.
I walk the talk: I’ve been coached at three different stages of my life and am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and adhere to their code of ethics which includes being committed to continual professional development and coaching supervision.
Areas of coaching we deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Time management.
Before clients commit any money to coaching I meet them for a 45-60 minute coffee/Zoom call to understand what brings them to coaching and whether us working together is right for them.
Coaching funded by clients themselves:
Each session will be 75-90 minutes long, and coaching normally takes place monthly. Included in the fees is the option to have two 15 minute calls between each session. Clients can also do a combination of Zoom and face to face, hourly sessions are available.
Face to face, in London:
- Individual sessions range from £150 - £200 per session
- Individual sessions range from £125 - £150 per session
Coaching funded by the company you work for:
Fees vary and a proposal will be submitted after an initial conversation.
"Through a series of coaching sessions, Nicola has helped me to focus on what I really enjoy in work, what I am good at and what values are important to me in the organisation I work for and in the people I work with. I have been able to put in place a clear plan of action on how I want to focus my future work effort and how I want to grow and develop my role. Nicola was fantastic at listening to me, interpreting my rambles and holding me to account for the things which I said I wanted to achieve through the coaching." Sarah, Director, KPMG
"Working with Nicola was an insightful process; she is able to quickly apply new and interesting challenges to stimulate the mind and old habits which in turn can have a powerful impact both in the professional and personal space. Nicola is intelligent, patient and creative so I would encourage anyone to carve out some time to work with Nicola as a life coach." Vikki, Chelmsford/London