I'm the founder and CEO of The Confidence Craft.
My passion is empowering career-motivated women just like you to build the positive, resilient mindset needed to consistently put yourself out there with confidence, clarity and presence.
And the best bit? You'll feel totally great about it and wonder what took you so long!
Witnessing the transformation in my clients is a privilege that propels me out of bed each morning.
- Feeling stuck?
- Worried you're going to be 'found out'? (Impostor syndrome)
- Lacking motivation, focus or direction?
- Fearful of being judged or concerned with what others think?
- Desperate to put yourself out there positively and proactively, but don't know where to start?
- Wondering how you build the skills to connect, persuade and be noticed by those that matter?
I'm not only a qualified and accredited NLP practitioner and coach, I'm also a communications and kinesics (body language) specialist. I studied Human Communication and Linguistics to Masters level before spending more than two decades in media research, where my specialism was human behaviour and behavioural science.
I'm an accomplished and experienced public speaker who regularly contributes to events all over the world as a presenter, key-note speaker, panellist, host & coach. (Bearing in mind I was once so terrified of public speaking, I changed jobs & considered changing career!)
I bring all of these skill-sets together and take a heart-centred but results-orientated approach to my coaching, which enables my amazing clients to create the lives and transformations they so richly deserve.
I'd be honoured to help you on your own journey too.
- My approach is warm, honest, supportive and practical.
- We always work within the framework of your individual values so your transformation just 'feels right'.
- We're laser-focused on you and what you want to achieve (even if you're not sure what that is yet - you will!).
- We create a specific plan that gently builds confidence, a strong mindset, motivation and skill.
- Our work doesn't stop in the sessions - I'm there to support you and motivate you every step of the way.
- I practically empower you to self-coach, so you leave our time together enlightened and able to continue your great work moving forwards.
So, drop me a line here or call 01622 37 0880 and we'll book in a free chat. We'll explore your individual challenges and see if we're a good fit for moving you forwards and helping you craft the confidence you so deserve.
Training, qualifications & experience
I've spent years honing my experience and qualifications to offer truly unique and transformational service to my clients, who have gone on to start their own business, radically improve their confidence and achieve things they never thought possible.
I'm a qualified coach and ANLP accredited NLP practitioner (training with the AC and ANLP accredited trainer Joanna Harper) and bring each of these elements into my heart-centred practise.
I studied Human Communication and Linguistics to Masters level at Lancaster University which gave me a solid understanding of the complexities of human behaviour/communication and a grounding in kinesics (body language analysis) which is paramount to my craft.
In addition, over two decades in media research gave me a detailed understanding of behavioural science, ethnography and coaching. I used my skills within the corporate field for many years to help young professionals build confidence, before setting up The Confidence Craft and I haven't looked back.
I'm also an award winning and highly experienced public speaker who has presented, hosted and appeared on panels all over the world - I've even completed speaking tours.
The best bit is, I'm no actor! I was propelled to devise my own unique methods and techniques for building confidence and speaking out precisely because I hated putting myself out there in past. I've helped countless women do the same since.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
As a public speaking specialist, I also coach women both one-to-one or in small, supportive groups to:
- Overcome their public speaking fear (including 'going live' and in video)
- Connect with their audience
- Prepare for speaking engagements so they leave a strong, positive and lasting impression
- Put themselves out there professionally and command a room (or Zoom) in situations that they find unnerving, such as meetings and networking environments
I offer a free discovery call to see if we're a great fit for moving you forwards.
I largely work on a programme basis tailored around each client to enable you to achieve the transformation you need from your investment.
These vary in length from 5-6 weeks (4 sessions with support in-between) to three months in duration and start at £600.
I can also work on an ad-hoc 'boost' basis if required (for one-off or smaller issues, such as motivation for a specific project) for £125 per-hour.
I work weekdays and evenings and weekends on requests.
I can work with you remotely via Zoom or a platform of your choosing.
I can also offer (socially distanced) face-to-face consultations from my practise room in Bearsted near Maidstone (ME15) if required.
A few testimonials..
"Nicole is a warm, friendly and charismatic person. I originally won a coaching session and I was so impressed that I paid for 4 more sessions! Nicole was ideal as a sounding board and after just 2 sessions I had confronted some of my worst habits (procrastinating and prioritising others to the detriment of my health). I’d highly recommend Nicole, as she checks in between sessions, genuinely cares and offers a personal session tailored to what you need most. I look forward to follow up sessions in the future. Thank you so much Nicole x" Sophie, Kent.
"I did it! I'm over the moon and I could not have done it without you. I even managed to stay calm this week. I would never have found the confidence before. () It now feels like I am doing what I was meant to do." Laura, London.
"I wanted to come on here and say a massive THANK YOU" Th coaching has been such an amazing and powerful experience and I'm so grateful thank you so much. Public speaking has always been one of my big dreams but have never progressed with it because it scared me so much! You have taught so many amazing ways that I can increase my confidence and be the public speaker that I really want and now know that I can be! This is huge for me, such a life long dream that through you and your epic coaching programme, I’m now able to go for it and achieve such a massive dream and I seriously cannot thank you enough. Thank you for all the work you’ve put in with your content, for always supporting me throughout and honestly being such an amazing coach I so appreciate it. I’m actually sad it’s over! But I cannot wait to work with you in the future again. I can’t wait to have my own speaking events with you in the front row! Thank you again." Jenny, London.
"The Confidence Craft has equipped me with a range of information, tools and techniques for short circuiting that nagging negative inner voice, which has previously hampered my efforts to be a confident public speaker. Nicole is extremely proficient at guiding you through why it's an issue, how to overcome it and how to hone your preferred delivery style in order to support future sharing of information to groups, on zoom or in FB lives. Of course, she delivers all this content in a kind, warm and nurturing manner plus we shared a few laughs along the way! I cannot speak more highly of this course. It will empower you." Geraldine, Yorkshire.
"Following our sessions, my head has unconsciously switched how it frames things. I feel like my confidence, which has taken a knock, is back. Thank you so much". Naz, London.