I had the pleasure of working closely with Nicole in her role as HR Stream Facilitator of LaunchVic's 30x30 program, and I wholeheartedly recommend her. Nicole is not only a seasoned professional but also an exceptional facilitator and connector in the field of human resources and talent development.
Nicole's ability to bring people together, foster collaboration, and drive meaningful results is truly remarkable. Her dedication to helping individuals and organizations thrive is evident in each interaction, and her clients love working with her. Beyond her professional expertise, Nicole's warm personality and wonderful sense of humor make working with her an absolute delight.
Mr Yum hired Nic to facilitate a team effectiveness session at our 2023 exec offsite. Her experience working with leadership teams, empathy for the challenges of fast-growth scale-up environments, and communication skills made her super relatable to our team. Her session was impactful and has left us with a common vocabulary and understanding of our strengths that we use to keep us aligned. I'd highly recommend Nic for offsite facilitation. She’s also been a great mentor and sounding board for me as a leader of a P&C function, which I have greatly appreciated.
Nicole is a remarkably talented, one-of-a-kind practitioner of Whole Brain Thinking® and the HBDI®. I've never met someone who can so effectively connect the dots between the challenges that leaders and teams face on a day-in, day-out basis and the power of cognitive diversity to create better outcomes.
Flexport, Inc. hired Up & To The Right to facilitate an education and team building session with our executive leaders across our Brand, People, and .Org functions. Nicole brings years of her own leadership experience along with keen mastery of the science and methodology around the HBDI®. Our team loved her practical guidance, application-based learning, and customized examples to help us understand our own and each other’s mindsets and preferences better.
Nicole led a highly impactful session on Culture that Scales with the Yieldly team utilising interactive scenarios and team-based discussions. Nicole's energy and preparation made the session role agnostic - easy to be a participant, it was collaborative, inclusive, and educational. We all felt it was a great opportunity to grow as a team and as individuals through upskilling and education together.
In the hundreds of hiring decisions I've made in my career, hiring Nicole easily ranks among the top - which is why I've hired her twice! I'm still convinced Nicole is three humans the way she manages to get things done, and do each and every one of them with the quality and thoroughness you'd expect from someone who isn't quite so busy. She's an inspirational Leader with breadth and depth across progressive People practices.
When I transitioned from big tech to lead the People function at a high-growth startup, Nic was there to support me. She is approachable, always real, and brings a fresh perspective to the people space. Her sense of humor is a special trait that makes this work fun. She's remained a trusted friend and advisor on speed dial throughout the years.
July hired Nic to facilitate our first ever leadership team management training series. We then also engaged her to build out our performance management strategy. Nic is great to work with. She is the lethal combination of skills and experience, and has a warm and considered approach to everything. Our team just vibe her!
When I took on my first Head of People role, I had Nicole on speed dial. She advised me on the complexities of compliance along with strategic approaches to navigate People issues. When working together in-house at Dollar Shave Club, Nicole was sought after for her expertise...she's not your typical HR person. I trusted her partnership on nuanced org. design and effectiveness decisions. Nicole understands the businesses she supports and translates the needs and complexities into actionable strategies. She is direct, kind and knows her stuff.
When I transitioned from leading operational teams to focus on leading my first People Team, I was introduced to Nic. She has consistently been a trusted advisor over the past several years - from organizational design and capacity planning to supporting Employee Resource Group (ERG) development and establishing a performance management strategy. Nic's breadth and depth of experience continues to be invaluable as I scale my Team.
I'm so lucky to have had the opportunity to partner with Nic for Folklore Venture's People Chapter program. Nic has a rare blend of cut-through practical expertise combined with raw passion and genuine interest in people's relationship with work + life. She is uniquely placed to support high growth startups on their "People Journeys" and help them to become not just a magnet for talent, but a world leader in retention and engagement.