My name is Todd Nicholls and I am a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Helping technology professionals build critical leadership and business competencies is my area of expertise.
Look, you get it. The world is changing rapidly and the skills that got you here are not enough to get you where you want to go. Leveraging my three decades of experience in business, management and technology, I can help you identify and develop the most valuable and essential capabilities you need to build your future success. Check out my LinkedIn profile for more about my background.
Why work with me? Like many of my clients, I was a leader in IT who excelled in my domain but still needed to do some work around my non-technical leadership skills. Fortunately, with the help of an executive coach, I identified growth opportunities and started setting and achieving my development goals. I also realized the power of leading others from a coaching mindset. From that point on, my intention was to develop people through empowerment, accountability and empathy. So who understands you better than a technology executive who reinvented himself as a professional coach? Proof positive that anyone can grow and change and transform at virtually any point in life.
What does all this mean for you? I partner with you to help you set specific and achievable goals, establish plans to reach them, and to create the type of accountability you define for yourself to stay on track. Who better to bring along on your journey of professional and personal development than someone who has walked a mile (or two) in your tech-savvy shoes?
Meticulous in his execution and steadfast in his mission, Todd embodies professional development. With every session, Todd has strategically and graciously supported me as I improve upon areas of my skillset that were lacking as an IT professional in a leadership role. We’ve tackled non-IT related principles, such as communication, modesty, self-awareness, vision, and EQ, with the goal of deepening my effectiveness as a business leader. His insightfulness and ability to process complex information into real-world examples that sharpen my mind and ease my daily effort is a unique talent. Our work together has enabled me to envision my aspirations and observe them truly materialize, both professionally and personally.
- - Joseph Vitale, Strategic IT Leader, DevOps Engineer, Principal Cloud Expert, and Solutions Architect
Todd has a true gift for coaching. He provided excellent tools and asked challenging questions that helped me make a critical career decision in keeping with my goals. He is capable of deep, abstract thinking but always brought the conversation back to what was actionable and aligned with my objectives and personal values. Because of his own past experiences, he was able to quickly grasp the nuances of the executive experience and tailor his guidance accordingly. Most importantly, he has a warm, personal approach that creates the ideal environment for honest discussion and real growth.
- - Julie Howard, Innovation, Strategy and Marketing Executive
Working with Todd was great! Over the 3 months we worked together, we touched on a variety of topics from current work, career growth, and relationships of all kinds. The most valuable work we did was around my inner blocks, building my own confidence, and getting clear on my values so that I could align my life appropriately. Not only did Todd create and hold a safe space, but he also challenged me to go deeper and held me accountable. Since working with Todd, I have made huge steps in the way I view myself which has allowed me to strengthen my personal and professional relationships and take risks in a more confident and empowered way.
- - Stephanie S., Coach, Artist, Educator
Todd's adaptive approach, insightful questioning, and intuitive learning helped me work on my growth without feeling like I was being judged. He challenged me when I needed a push and provided me space when I needed to think out loud. Todd is a natural listener and instantly made me feel comfortable sharing with him.
- - Michael S., former civil servant
Todd’s insightfulness makes him a great thinking partner and sounding board to me. He consistently encourages me to consider many different perspectives when I analyze a situation and helps me feel confident that my thought process is headed in a good direction – for me.
- - R.R., Apparel Retail and Wholesale Senior Executive
I reached out to Todd… related to launching my own business. In just a few short conversations, he helped me get unstuck by asking thought provoking questions. He provided valuable, relevant, and actionable [insights]… to move my business forward. Working with Todd was incredibly valuable!
- - Lara Frankovich, Leadership and Executive Coach, Trek Advisory Group
…Todd is a natural born coach - able to listen deeply and coax the appropriate strengths from the client…
- - Anne MacDonald, Director of Organization Development
…Todd is warm, deeply insightful and brilliant… [He] has helped me see possibilities in my work that I hadn’t seen myself. His kindness and humor are the icing on the cake.
- - Amy Hall, Founder + President at Impactorum
I strongly recommend taking Todd's help to improve outcomes and increase your personal effectiveness at work… Specifically coaching helps me stay focused on my own career path that I wish to roadmap for myself. Todd's coaching style is very modern and keeping with the times and I am continuing to benefit from his coaching sessions.
- - A.M., Technology Professional, Apparel/Retail
Todd and I partnered for several years at Eileen Fisher. During that time I was able to experience his generous listening capacity, strong ability to bridge a variety of business needs with technology solutions, and skill in synthesizing, distilling and communicating complex [ideas]... Todd will be a valuable coach… to anyone smart and lucky enough to engage his services and benefit from his expertise.
- - Patty Heilman, Organizational Development Professional
Todd is that rare being—coach, consultant, leader—who weaves his emotional intelligence (of which he has in plenty) with his strategic intelligence (plenty there too!) to meet the needs of people and business goals. He’s warm, direct, and has a wicked sense of humor. As a C-suite member, I relied on Todd’s clarity and truth-telling—he unlocked perspectives and alternative solutions.
- - Candice Reffe, Coach, Strategic Advisor, Award-Winning Writer
Todd’s calm and steady demeanor combined with his quality listening skills makes him an ideal coach. Whenever we ran into difficult situations during IT projects, he asked probing questions to get to the root of the problem and provided guidance to arrive at a solution.
- - Janice McDonald, PMP, CSM, Project Manager