positive psychology coaching & ninja-level problem solving

making teams work

For experts and leaders in science, engineering and tech.

There's no reason you and your team shouldn't solve complex problems together and thrive even under pressure.

Let's make your team work!

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You’ve come to the right place if you’re a technical expert and want to

  • get clear about your most important goal and take consistent action towards it.
  • build the confidence that you have what it takes to solve tough problems.
  • bet your brain to focus on solutions when you hit a roadblock.

If you’re a team leader, I can help you

  • solve ‘people problems’ using all your analytical thinking power.
  • develop the strength and mindset that motivates and inspires others to follow you.
  • create a team where people are self-reliant and work well with each other.

client success

1:1 Coaching

She enjoys going to work again:

I contacted Nicole, when I found myself in a downward spiral. Negative thoughts, lack of motivation and frustration accompanied my working life: “Why is everybody better than me? Why do they get the interesting projects and I am just treated like an assistant? Why does it feel like I am never succeeding in anything while others are rewarded for the smallest things?”

Good to know that I’m the creator of my own career, but how to do it?

 I needed to change my mindset, see things and situations from a different angle and that’s where Nicole supported by asking the right questions and giving the right tasks to work on or to think about.

There was never a situation, where she didn’t have an answer –  she always grabs the right tools from her huge portfolio of her psychology toolbox – with amazing results!

I am now much happier as I realise that I don’t need a straight career to be satisfied – I just need to look out and ask proactively for the projects I am interested in. Working on fun projects is what delights me and makes it easier to learn new stuff.

If I find myself struggling again, Nicole is going to be my first point of contact.

Nadja S. (Germany), Packaging Development Engineer

She became a recognised expert in her company in three months:

Before I joined Nicole´s coaching programme I felt I was not in the professional place that I was ready for, but I was not sure how to focus the energy to move on to that point, especially considering how busy we all get on our day to day. I was not 100% sure of the effectiveness of an online programme, and I was expecting a more “passive approach”, but I decided to give it a go, as I had nothing to lose.

I have to say that not only this programme has put me into a better professional position but also have improved quite a lot my leadership and personal skills. I did learn something new on every single lesson, and not just to develop myself further on a professional basis, but also on a personal basis.

I did enjoy very much the format. With an easy layout, Nicole was able to open up my mind and made me realize the different scenarios of every situation, and put me into the best position to be able to solve the problem just by myself. And the techniques are so easy that I have implemented them already into my day to day.

I did like the fact I was the one deciding what to talk about – so I could use hot topics I was dealing with at the moment, so the applicability was real as well as the results.

It has definitely changed the way I see my business options and how to act and think before I make any choice. I extremely recommend this course, especially if you just need a quick push to move your career forward. Ideally this should be mandatory on every single company with the starter pack. I cannot thank Nicole enough for all her help.

M.F. (Spain), Regulatory Expert

She developed the courage to charge her worth:

Nicole’s trusting and open nature has made it easy for me to feel comfortable and open to her from the beginning. She is focussed, never judgmental and asks exactly the right questions. Her patience and knowledge of human nature have made it clear to me where my insecurities are and how I can dissolve them. She gave me the nudge to break limiting thought patterns and to see my strengths more clearly. What helped me in particular was that we worked out practical steps that I could implement directly. Thank you for your help!

J.B. (Germany), Entrepreneur

Team Coaching

This team started their development journey together:

Due to new responsibilities of the department, the team structure, as well as the people in my team have changed significantly. By having a team coaching I wanted the team to get from being a group of people to becoming an engaged team. I wanted them to understand each other’s challenges and offer improvement ideas beyond their expertise and comfort zone.

By spending the right amount of time in preparing the team coaching and aligning the important elements, Nicole was able to maximize the our value of the session. Next to Nicole’s ability to enthusiastically engage the team to participate in topics which need to be handled with care, she is very good in pinpointing opportunities to convert them into tangible action.

Since the team coaching my team takes more time to listen to each other and share difficulties, because they know it’s a safe space. We also agreed some rules and hold each other accountable, which helps us to learn together.

Steven (Germany), Manager Quality Assurance

They developed a new vision for their team:

My team went through an extremely stressful time fulfilling legal regulations. The team was in a pure firefighting mode without a clear direction, what resulted in stress, overtime and dissatisfaction.

I have asked Nicole helping us and running a workshop to review our ways of working, point out our strength and create a new team vision.
The great preparation, guidance during the workshop and adaptability to our team mind-set and specifics made this 1 day workshop a complete success. Together with Nicole we defined a team vision where every team member stands fully behind and feels inspired.
I am looking forward into our team future.

Sönke (Germany), Programme Manager Coding & Tracking

Scientists discovered new strengths:

I asked Nicole to attend my manager’s meeting to run a session on wellbeing. The meeting comprised of scientists, many of whom are usually quite sceptical to such topics! However, from the start of the session Nicole was able to get everyone on board. She put her own spin on it, and ensured that everyone was able to get something out of it.

Rather than focus on the usual aspects of wellbeing, Nicole tailored the session to the team. This allowed each person to discover their individual personal strengths and how to use them for wellbeing. I cannot wait to put some of the many ‘Aha’ moments I experienced into practice.

I am always confident in Nicole’s ability to deliver. She offers a great service and understands how to tailor the sessions to individual needs. This, and her great interpersonal skills, makes it a pleasure to work with her. She is always extremely organised and professional. I know if Nicole is running a session for me or the team, we are in good hands!

Laura (UK), Development Manager

Ready to become unstoppable?

In this workbook you’ll find the 4 elements that will make you unstoppable – achieving anything that matters to you:
1) Identify a goal that has an irresistible pull on you.
2) Discover your strengths that will propel you forward.
3) Develop the mindset that helps you persist even in the face of setbacks.
4) Take action and learn consistently and continuously.