Nicola Simpson

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ICF Accredited Personal Performance (Life) Coach
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London, Hackney, E9
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About me 

My name's Nicola and I'm a certified Personal Performance (Life) Coach. This means that I'm confident to coach clients on aspects of their amazing lives. 

I have have particular interest and experience in: Career Coaching, Work-life Balance, Happiness, Habits and Motivation and finding Fulfilment. I'm passionate about supporting people to live their best lives. We only get one go at it. 

I'm a good listener, I'm hugely empathetic and believe in the potential of people –  all great for coaching. I'm quite no-nonsense but I'm kind, very comfortable to hold the space if you need a big cry but can also lighten the mood with a bit of humour when needed!

How I work

All clients come to me because they want something to be different in their lives. They might want a new job, more purpose, increased connection, to be happier or healthier. They come because they have struggled to make the change themselves or they want to get there faster.

That's where I come in...

Coaching is a structured conversation. As your coach I'll be asking you lots of questions to help you get a better perspective on where you are, what might have happened previously and how you may like to progress. At times I might offer up an exercise, some reading or something that has worked for me or a client in the past. 

It's not just about talking though, it's very much about doing. Together we'll work out some things you can take action on and you'll get started. I'm all about a test and learn approach. It's unlikely we'll find the answers thinking, even by talking – you'll need to get stuck in and take action. 

Each client is different – it depends on who you are and what you want out of coaching. Some clients have been working with me for over a year, some have a very specific goal and are happy with just a few sessions. 

I offer all new clients a discovery call to find out if we are a good fit and to answer any questions. After this call I'll be able to recommend what might best suit your situation. 

I've seen incredible changes come about from my clients.

If you want some of that then get in touch. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Positive Psychology Practitioner Certificate (School of Positive Transformation, 2022-present) 
  • Personal Performance Coaching Diploma (The Coaching Academy, 2022)
  • Coaching Academy & Programme Delivery (Parent Gym 2019-present)
  • Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals (Co-Active Coach Training Institute 2012)
  • Navigator Leadership Programme (Common Purpose, 2010)
  • Level 1 in Youth Work (London Youth, 2008)
  • BA Hons Theatre 2.1 (Dartington College of Arts, 1995 – 1998)

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£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

The frequency and duration of coaching is always dependent on your needs. Below is an example of one of my packages but I also offer bi-weekly and once a month sessions when appropriate. I also sometimes offer other more focused packages. 

Monthly coaching package

£180 per month – weekly coaching and then a break in the last week for reflection and implementation.  This means either three or sometimes four sessions of 1:1 coaching per month within the price.

Each session lasts one hour, usually via Zoom. If you're interested in the possibility of us working together please do get in touch to book a free consultation. 

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Client Quotes

"It is through Nicola’s support that I have gained so much confidence in myself and the journey I’m on. I have learnt how to identify my needs, understand the ‘why’ behind my goals and start to focus on things that actually matter to me. Her coaching style helped me embrace the major transformations I needed to achieve my goals. What sets Nicola apart is her ability to empathise so genuinely with people and hold presence through any kind of conversation that may be needed. I have had so much clarity about many different areas of life, including my career, mental health, friends, family and relationships – all in a relatively short amount of time." - Monal, Technology Director, London 

"Coaching with Nicola has had a profound impact on my thinking, which has resulted in me resolving a major life decision that I'd been grappling with for over a year in the space of just four months!" - Krishna, Product Manager, London

"Nicola was excellent at being positive, clear and asking really good questions! This helped me break through any barriers or blockages. She gave me in-the-moment feedback and also helped me articulate something when I was struggling. She is a really kind and nurturing person and so I always felt she had my best interests at heart, but at the same time she respectfully challenges and helps you to see the bigger picture. I found her warm, concise and a fantastic coach." - Laura, People Director, London

"Nicola was a great life coach for me. She is an excellent listener and was able to help me focus on the issues I was having and explore ways to move forward. She was calm and held space for me when I was struggling and overwhelmed.
 She helped me during a time of transition and throughout our eight sessions together I have found a new job, a new place to live and ended a relationship. I think everyone could do with using a life coach at some stage of their life and this was that stage for me.” - Hannah, Education Advisor, London

London, Hackney, E9

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Types of client

Young people

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