As an employer, would you like a team that is working to its potential, engaged and motivated to move your business forwards through times of change? Do you want your team to work through challenges feeling supported?  Do you believe your team members have the potential for self-development?

On an individual basis, using an external coach allows you to have a safe, external, sounding board from which to reflect and work on your goals. Coaching helps individuals increase their self-awareness and, in turn, their self-confidence.


When individuals use their personal strengths in their lives they are energised, happy and able to work to their potential. Personal Strengths Coaching uses Strengthscope, a strength-based tool to increase coachees’ self-awareness of their strengths, allowing them to optimise them in their lives. This can help individuals to see challenges from new perspectives. Recognising and celebrating individuals’ strengths allows you to celebrate your team’s individuality which, in turn, when it is shared between team members, allows strengths to be recognised and a team’s success will soar.

Within an organisation, focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses has a huge, positive impact on the culture. Employees are more motivated as they’re enjoying their role and their strengths are being recognised. Engaged employees are more productive and driven, a real asset to an organisation.

About me

Let me introduce myself … I’m Nicola Jackson, a qualified HR professional with sixteen years’ experience in learning and development. I have worked in both the Hospitality and Retail sectors, including a variety of businesses, from large, corporate organisations to small, independent enterprises, developing and delivering leadership training as well as successfully coaching managers and leaders.

I am a certified coach, having completed my ILM level 7 in Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors. I am passionate and pragmatic about helping individuals to attain their goals and love to coach people, assisting them to recognise, understand and optimise their personal strengths which, ultimately, enable them to achieve their potential.

My work focus is on results. I aim to ensure clients’ expertise is investigated, analysed and extended during our sessions so they become confidently responsible for their post-session actions. Seeing individuals develop, as I support them in realising their objectives, is the most gratifying element of my work and I am confident that my professional support will benefit leaders and managers in multiple companies.


Personal Strengths Coaching

This package will help you learn more about your personal strengths and how you can use them to help you achieve results for you and your business.

The package includes:

  • Strengthscope debrief pack
  • One hour Strengths Debrief Session
  • Three one-hour coaching sessions
  • Evaluation of identified development areas
  • An optional 360’ Feedback element

Teams Strengths Workshops

This package works with teams (existing, newly formed or restructured) to analyse their team strengths,  areas of limiting weakness, where they need to be aware of risks and working through those if they will impact their goals. I also support teams in using their productive habits (in terms of clarity, trust, accountability, change readiness and stretching their strengths).

The package includes:

  • Strengthscope debrief pack per individual
  • One hour Individual Strengths debrief Session
  • An optional 360’ feedback element
  • Strengthscope Team debrief pack
  • Team Strengths workshop

Follow-up coaching sessions and team workshops are available on request.

Contact us

Let’s Talk

Get in touch to see how Personal Strengths Coaching can help you and your team.
07375 212 277

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    The Strengths Coaching I have received from Nicola has been second to none. She has been insightful and challenging. Nicola is a patient listener and understands when to question and how to provoke your thinking in a way that is helpful and not intrusive. She has helped me to see that what may appear to be an initial symptom of an issue, is often not the root cause and she enabled me to search within myself to work through what the actual problem statement is. It is clear that Nicola is from a corporate background and that she gets large companies and how they operate, this makes her coaching relevant and shows she can be in touch with a client base that’s large or small scale. Therefore, I have no hesitation in recommending Nicola to any company that wishes to help its colleagues grow and therefore perform to an even higher standard.
    Esther Goldsworthy, Major Electrical Retailer

    I have found the Strengths Coaching sessions invaluable for my fitness franchise.  Time with Nicola has given me the opportunity to reflect on my achievements so far and to focus on the goals ahead.

    Nicola was very engaging and showed a genuine interest in my small business; she was able to help me to identify the key to my successes and any potential barriers, challenging me to explore the ways to break down those barriers.

    My business goals were what drove the sessions, which made the coaching feel relevant, and actions derived from the sessions were timely and achievable.  Follow up support was also offered, and Nicola would contact me within the specified time frame, which helped with my accountability.

    I would have no reservations in recommending Nicola’s services to anyone who wants to explore and optimise their personal strengths, whether that be a leader, manager or small business owner.

    Jessica Woods, OneFitMama Wiltshire

    The coaching I have received from Nicola has been excellent and had a definite and positive influence on the way I manage a busy finance team.
    Nicola is patient and understanding and skilfully encourages self-reflection, not just to identify the causes of a problem, but to also what the solutions are. She then works with you to put together a list of simple actions to rectify the issue.
    I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants to be a better leader or just be better.
    Sam Pedder, Major Gas Distribution Company

    The coaching sessions with Nic were really helpful and I came away from them feeling really positive and buoyed.  Nic is a patient listener and understands where and when to question further to help work through issues. She quickly understood the business and was able to provided relevant, thought-provoking questions that enabled me to work though problems and identify solutions and next steps.  Her insight and questions were both helpful and encouraging, and they gave me the confidence to take actions away and progress.  I would highly recommend Nic’s coaching to anyone that wants to progress, or who wants to better themselves or their team.

    Jen Burnham, Howdens

    I found my sessions with Nic not only a positive experience but also insightful, Nic gave me the tools to think things through in a logical and structured way, often the outcomes of our sessions would leave me excited to implement the techniques we had discussed. Strengthscope is a fantastic tool for highlighting area’s that you excel in to help drive projects forward by demonstrating the strengths within our team. Nic was very quick to understand our business and was able to adapt her questions and coaching to fit us all. I would recommend Nic to any business or individual to help them increase productivity and morale within their teams, actually those that don’t think they need it will most likely benefit the most.
    Marianne Browning, 20/30 Labs

    There are many things I LOVED about my coaching sessions with Nic. At first, I found uncomfortable to “lay my soul bare at her feet” – i.e. share my goals, thereby exposing myself to failure if I did not meet them, and revealing my unacknowledged fears in the process.

    This provide to actually be a refreshing, uplifting and freeing experience. The coaching sessions with Nic left me empowered and motivated. By helping me break down my goals into action-oriented chunks, Nic allowed me to achieve more meaningful progress in three months than I had managed on my own in twelve.

    And best of all, I now have Nic’s practical techniques for keeping procrastination at bay day to day. I can still hear her voice to encourage me on my journey and remind me of my strengths. I am confident that I will pick up the phone for more coaching in the near future, to guide me with my new set of self-imposed challenges.

    Ophélie Barbet, Change Aspect.