Louise E Nicholson
Qualifications and Affiliations
Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching – AoEC
Member of the Association for Coaching (AC)
Member of the Institute of Directors (IoD)
Expert Facilitator of ‘Primary Social Motive’ profiling (McClelland’s Human Motivation Theory, Communication & Managerial Style Questionnaires)
Certified Practitioner in ECR & ECR360 (Emotional Capital Report)
B.A. (Hons) Business Studies (University of Ulster)
MSc International Business & Management (Manchester Business School)
Experience in one to one coaching
I have been coaching Principals through CSL since the inception of the scheme. My coaching experience began by spending several years in London working for an international management consultancy, specialising in the field of human motivation. During this time, I worked closely with the principal behavioural scientist and delivered coaching & leadership development programmes for senior executives & management teams. After qualifying as an Executive Coach I returned to Ireland, and whilst I still consult in this area, I spend more & more of my time working with clients on a 1-1 coaching basis.
I have coached individuals from various industries (including Real Estate, Fund Management, Energy & Petrochemicals, Executive Search, Recruitment, Communication & PR), in numerous locations (e.g. UK, Holland, France, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore).
I am committed to learning & development, where I utilise coaching techniques to help individuals reflect, raise self-awareness and develop action plans. I focus on outcomes that enable individuals to move beyond their perceived limits, improving their interpersonal relationships and organisational performance. A business owner stated “My sessions with Louise have been extremely productive and I have found Louise’s relaxed yet professional manner easy to connect with, plus it gets results with each session having outtakes and actions”.
I place great importance on building rapport, allowing individuals to feel able to discuss and gain clarity around their beliefs, values, strengths and opportunities. I take a pragmatic, challenging and supportive approach, adapting my style to help coachees play to their unique strengths in achieving their goals. I find immense value in building self-awareness and aiding in the development of independent, adaptable & resilient individuals. A Managing Director reflected that working with me has ‘enabled him to understand himself and others better’ and concluded that the experience had helped him to “open doors to new perspectives”.