Hi there!

I’m Nicole and I help women in science and tech get a clear head and resilient heart, build a network of raving fans and committed allies in their company, and deliver results that make them proud and get them noticed.

Here’s what I bring to the table:

A quick mind to develop unconventional solutions and fresh interpretations of the same old thing. I love experimenting and discovering new and clever ways to approach “kinda stuck” situations. I’ve helped clients come up with revolutionary-yet-so-obvious new strategies to get the results they want.

 

An uncanny ability to spot opportunity and turn it into success. Where possible I tweak the game and change the rules. It’s my intuition, curiosity and the experience that “there’s always more to it than it seems” that keeps me digging for those hidden golden nuggets that make all the difference. 

 

Inspiration to look ahead, think boldly and lots of enthusiasm. They say the solution doesn’t care how the problem came about. And in so many cases this is true. I help my clients to keep seeking the true, the good and the possible and implement their bold ideas in a systematic way that makes sure the change sticks.

 

Doing whatever it takes. If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing well and I will do everything to help my clients succeed and say „this was really above and beyond the call of duty!“ We’ll click if you’re ambitious and results-oriented: I’ll help you to generate a lot of ideas, choose the right ones and implement them with attention to detail. But you have to put in the work.

Over the last 10 years, I’ve worked in various roles in the industry. I’ve made many mistakes and had great successes - and I’ve learned what mindset and skill-set make a real difference to thrive at work and build a “go talk to her” reputation.

HERE ARE SOME LESSONS I’VE LEARNED.

1. You’ve gotta take full responsibility.

Sometimes life doesn’t go your way. The company is restructured, the strategic direction changes, you get a new colleague you don’t get on with – or there’s a global pandemic. 

It was a long journey for me, but I’ve learned to talk about “poor me” or those sucky circumstances less and less. I’ve replaced unhelpful thoughts and feelings with the ones that propel me forward. 

Taking full responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings and actions really is the first step. Cutting the drama and stepping into a growth mindset may be the most helpful skill you can learn. Both at work and in life.

2. You can’t do it alone.

Our world is hyper-connected. And so is our workplace. To get anything meaningful done requires us work with all kinds of people. As an expert, we’re often so focused on the technical aspects of our work that we tend to forget to build relationships.

Not only because the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. But also because it’s other people who decide where the resources go in a company, who gets asked on an important project or who gets promoted. Simply doing a good job is not enough if people don’t remember you. 

I invested in my work-relationships with all my heart (but without sucking up to anyone) in the past years. The result? I’ve made good friends, people ask me on their projects repeatedly and I have a reputation that once saved my job when my role was made redundant. Once I was even asked to send samples of my new prototype to the CEO – let alone having so much more fun and success in my work.

3. Excellence is not a coincidence.

Inherent genius and a PhD are only the starting point. When you work in the industry, there are plenty of other skills you have to learn. 

For one thing it’s dealing with ambiguity and adapting quickly to change. Another is customer focus and relentless service mentality. It’s not about you, it’s about what you can do for others, for your company and most importantly your company’s customers. 

But it doesn’t stop there. Things go wrong all the time knowing how to solve problems quickly and efficiently – and so that they don’t come back next time you’re not looking – is so, so important. I’ve learned how to bring out the best in others and in teams and do this mostly by guiding them through proper thought processes, seeing their work and their world holistically and always thinking beyond the fix.

Ready to get noticed and build a reputation that magically attracts your next big opportunity? Let’s get it done!

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That’s me:

Born and raised in East Germany which I think is the main reason for my figure-it-out-and-get-it-done attitude.

Loved teaching ever since. First I taught science to my imaginary school class, then to “real” kids and engineering students.

I’ve worked all kinds of side-jobs and got to appreciate the unique strengths and knowledge people from all walks of life have.

(I’ve done the paper route, packaged products on the shop floor, tutored students in STEM subjects, been a DJ and a bartender and spent plenty of hours in labs synthesizing, analysing and cleaning stuff up.)

I studied food chemistry (here’s me celebrating finishing my diploma) and hold a PhD in chemistry. I’ve always worked in the industry – in product innovation and research.

I like being out in nature, spending time with friends and family and getting mesmerised by Mary Poppins. And I love the little dopamin hits my brain gets when reading books and articles and learning something new.

Bio

Ready to build the skills and the network that get you and your work noticed? Then Dr. Nicole Tschierske is who you need to work with.

 

She has helped women in science and tech improve their leadership and personal skills and put themselves in a better professional position by being proactive and asking for what they want.  In addition she teaches her clients to solve any problem at ninja-level. Nicole comes recommended if you need a quick push to move your career forward: top executives have been WOW-ed by Nicole’s clients after working with her for only a few months.

 

When she’s not buried in research papers and books on Positive Psychology and Positive Leadership you can find this scientist-turned-coach taking long hikes in the German countryside or mesmerised by Mary Poppins on the screen.

Skills

Qualifications include

  • certified Professional of Positive Psychology
  • Positive Leadership PERMA-Lead Certified
  • Personal- and Business Coach
    Certified Team Coach and Business Facilitator
  • Prosci Change Practitioner, certified Change Manager
  • Lean Competency System Level 1c certified (Green Belt)
  • Advanced Problem Solving (Kepner-Tregoe)

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