Nicola Simpson London Executive, Career and Interview Coach
This is my homepage and thanks for coming here (again?). It has a lot of text (sorry), but, I really want you to have all the important information you need if you are thinking about Executive, Career, Outplacement or Business Coaching on the first page you visit. I operate an on demand career coaching model that is both transparent and flexible. I am not interested in locking people into committing to loads of sessions they do not need hence my Pay as You Go model. I am also a marketing consultant who specialises in trouble shooting marketing disasters and marketing for entrepreneurs (see Pricing for details). If this is not your first visit here and you are still thinking about it know that you have nothing to lose by having a free 30 minute call/Skype or meeting. Furthermore, if you do end up engaging in coaching (whether one session or a small package) know that as long as you put the work in (that’s on you) you will achieve the required results and more importantly FEEL BETTER! You are not the first person in your current situation and you will not be the last. It is what you do next that counts. So here goes…
“You’ve been a lifesaver in providing targeted and structured support and so thank you”
Don’t Worry… I Can Help You!
Whatever reason brought you here today – whether you are seeking to take control of an immediate problem or challenge you may be facing, or wishing to engage an executive coach or a career coach to support your ongoing professional development I can help you. I coach executives at all levels of their professional career and see many executives from a range of sectors, including Investment Banking, Finance, Insurance, Legal (from Barristers, GCs to recently qualified), Big 4, Technology, Media, Marketing, Civil Service, NHS, Fashion/Creatives, Arts & Entertainment, Charities, pre-maternity or post- maternity and even Mediums! I regularly meet new business entrepreneurs, those doing (or considering) an MBA and board directors, business leaders or just someone who wants to sort their career out. I am also happy to work with graduates, and if I do, I expect you to WORK and be 100% committed!. However, just because your career is not listed here does not mean I cannot help you. Quite the opposite. Career coaching is my skill and that allows me to employ complete neutrality i.e. I am not biased because I have worked in the same industry as you and this is why I see clients from a broad eclectic range of sectors. I offer a different perspective to those who claim to specialise in a particular sector especially if it is a career change you are looking for. The most important thing I want you to know is that I am here and ready to help. You can do great things!
Executive Career Coaching
- London Face to Face.
- New York, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Middle East (and everywhere in between!) Skype Executive Career and Interview Coaching. Technology is a beautiful thing. Now it does not matter where you are in the world because we can still work together. All we need is a phone, tablet or computer. International coaching, for me, started with people I worked with referring me to their friends and family and before I knew I was working with people 1,000’s of miles away. Executive Career Coaching is perfect for today’s modern communication technology as it is a conversation augmented with work sent to and fro by email. As a result, the international business has grown and I now give Google a lot of money every month to advertise exclusively in London, New York, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore which is why you are here. And, which is why I am here. My Executive Career Coaching model works really well with these places and is proven. We don’t need to be in the same room to work together.
“I feel like a whole new person. Our sessions gave me the confidence to take on this position and use it to really think about my strengths and ambitions. I’ve rediscovered my love of my career, confidence in my abilities and the importance of company culture to me. It’s wonderful to enjoy what I do again.”
- Highly focused Career Change and Career Acceleration sessions that will answer the three following questions over 3-5 sessions (3 if you put the work in at home and 5 at the most. You definitely do not need 9+ sessions for that!)
- Where am I now?
- Where do I want to be?
- How am I going to get there?
- Executive Coaching – Either Bespoke and ongoing 1-to-1 Executive Career Coaching or choose from over 50 off-the-shelf subject areas (each 2 hour session is further tailored to the individual or group). I am also trained in providing Lumina Spark Psychometric analysis. Click here for more details
- Mastering Interview Coaching – your competition is strong and using an executive coach! – Click here for more details
- Outplacement Coaching – Larger outplacement companies treat you like a number. I will treat you like a human being. See my outplacement packages that start from £500 here.
- Turn that business idea you have always had into a business with Business Coaching – Click here for more details
- Career acceleration and promotion objectives
- Turn Impostor into Imposing – Say goodbye to impostor syndrome
- Help you achieve your goals
- Manage career change. Why do a job you hate? Do one you love!
- Early Career Stage (22-30 years old) Career Pathway Coaching
- Building Brand YOU!
- Millennials Career Coaching… Guess what? It is actually exactly the same career coaching as anyone else. I don’t see why you should be treated differently just because you were born in ’80s or ’90s and when the music was better!
- Building a portfolio career
- Coping with stressful work environments or redundancy
- Total confidence recovery
- Take back control. It is your life and your career
- Executive Alcohol Management Strategy – You confront, analyse and control the issue(s) that cause you to turn to alcohol every night… It is perfectly fine to enjoy a drink, but, it is not if it becomes the reason you are avoiding confronting what needs to confronted. It’s time to take back control…
- Getting back to work
- Post maternity leave
Why work with me?
My coaching approach is grounded in business and management and honed through many years of working with executives of all levels and Board Directors. I have not come to work as an executive coach through a traditional background in HR or Psychotherapy who typically can only offer a generic coaching by numbers experience; I have extensive professional experience and continue to work in business consultancy alongside coaching. I understand your professional context and your challenges. This means I can employ both career coach and mentoring skills to achieve your objectives. It is this hybrid of career coaching and mentoring that differentiates my approach to other more generic career coaches.
I am highly educated with three degrees including: a BA (Hons) Business Studies, MA Marketing and an MSc Management and Business Studies Research. In my experience executives want to speak to someone their level who has a strong industry and educated background. I trained as an Executive Coach at Henley Business School (the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC)). I work with executives from all business backgrounds as a coach and as a professional confidant (it can be lonely at the top!). And, this is why you would choose me. I also augment my coaching skills with my marketing experience both academically and business proven so that you achieve your objective. Life is marketing (selling you) and we all need those skills whether it is how you present yourself at an important meeting, what you say in an interview or the narrative you build around an unhappy exit etc. It all comes back to marketing and the great thing is that it is never too late to learn this skill. It is easy. This time we are marketing YOU!
I run a successful coaching practice and I am a resident coach for Warwick Business School Executive MBA (EMBA) students. I also consult for the Institute of Directors, where I am driving innovation and c-suite product development as well as a part time associate lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London (a Russell Group university) where I teach marketing to undergraduates. My business is fully insured, registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and based in the City of London.
You can do great things!… but, you will have to work!
Yes, it involves lots of homework! We are dealing with your career and your future after all. You didn’t think we were just going to sit down and have a nice chat every so often and then everything will miraculously resolve itself did you? You will be set tasks and required to reflect on the work that we do together. If you do the work and reflection at home results will be quicker. Simple as that. If you only do the work and reflect in our meetings it takes you longer and is less efficient. While I would be delighted to have more meetings I would rather we achieve your objectives as soon as possible. So, if you are committed the results are faster. Most clients only require 3-5 sessions because they put the after hours work in, hence my flexible model. I have never needed 10 sessions and nor should you!. You are stronger and more resilient than you realise and sometimes all it needs is for someone else neutral to shine the light…
Just know that I will be there to support and help you all the way and for as long as we share this journey together. This is my promise to you. You can do Great Things! And, you will.
Flexible pricing and no 3 to 6 months lock in!
There is no 3 to 6 months lock in, unlike many other coaches I operate a flexible model, this means that you are in control of what coaching you receive and when you receive it. I operate this model because I really believe coaching should be accessible and transparent for all. Working with me means that you will not buy sessions you do not need, e.g. most of my clients require only 3-5 sessions (if that) to redirect, recover or reinvent with occasional, ad hoc sessions thereafter, as and when at their discretion.
Because you are not paying for 9+ sessions in advance the onus is on you to do the work and book sessions when you are ready. Taking back control of your career starts with you taking control of your coaching.
Book a free pre-coaching call or meeting. You can do great things!
You got this far! So, you are already thinking about coaching and choosing the right coach for you is very important. You should know that I operate a two-step process, this means that prior to booking we would schedule a FREE NO OBLIGATION pre-coaching 30 minute call or you can pop in for a chat by appointment if you are nearby (at 35 New Broad Street, London EC2M 1NH which is 1 minute from the Liverpool Street tube station (use the Old Broad Street exit!) and 5 minutes from Moorgate tube station) to determine the ‘goodness of fit’ of my coaching style with your needs.
You can do great things!