Nicole Kirby, BA, ACC Personal Development Coach & Trainer


Why we need Emotional Intelligence More than Ever

In a world where information is always available, where we work in a global time zone and where we can communicate in so many ways the ability to manage change is essential.

Not only do we need to manage change, we need to interact with people more than ever.

This may sound odd in a world where our communication is predominantly electronic.

But, that is EXACTLY why the need to be more skilled and effective in our interactions with others!

All business is based on relationships.  Emotional intelligence and coaching skills are essential skills to all leaders.  Whether you work for yourself or you lead a team, your success will ultimately be based on how you interact with others.

Now more than ever, it is important for us to feel confidence in our ability to work with and lead others».

Improving interpersonal skills is really the most effective way we can leverage all of our other skills.

Consider that an increase in interpersonal skills in an organization can easily improve relationships with:

  • Customers
  • Colleagues
  • Employees
  • Co-workers

What might be the cost to your business if your interpersonal skills are not at their highest?

What could be some of the growth opportunities for your business by improving these skills for you and your team?

Our training is designed with your needs in mind.  Materials are continually updated and are a unique combination of Social & Emotional Intelligence competencies and coaching principles.

Contact Nicole today for a free Consultation Call!

(250) 668-3496


What’s getting in the way of your goals?

So many of us know what we want but just don’t know where to start?

Or we know we want something more…..but we are just not sure what that is!

Have you had a goal “sitting on the back burner” …. you keep carrying on with “life as usual” but you KNOW you want to make that change?

That’s where coaching comes in!

Could Coaching be the Answer for you?

Are you wanting to:

  • Become crystal clear on the changes you want to make
  • Get unstuck!
  • Become fully aware of what’s holding you back
  • Understand what motivates you
  • Discover your hidden strengths
  • Stop the cycle of procrastination
  • Improve work/life balance
  • Experience greater fulfillment
  • Finally create a plan to go after exactly what you want!

There really is no relationship or goal in your life that will not be improved by better understanding who you are.
My coaching philosophy is that all individuals and teams absolutely have the ability to reach and exceed their potential. My goal as a coach is to work with you to create a plan that zeroes in on your goals, helps you overcome the obstacles and hone in on your inner-motivation so that you can achieve the outcomes you have been seeking and keep achieving over time.

Contact Nicole today for a free
Question & Answer Session!


  • “I have had the pleasure of working with Nicole for over a year. Her natural ability to create a comfortable space laced with trust and care is what makes her special. Her confidence in your abilities and skills are reflected back onto you to create empowerment within yourself. She helps create clarity in your vision to propel you forward into your action steps. It is always an enjoyable and worthwhile experience to be coached by Nicole.”

    — K.V.L., Sudbury, Ontario —

  • “Nicole is an amazing coach.  With her support and encouragement, I was able to find meaningful solutions in difficult situations.  She has a fun and personable nature which made it easy for me to connect with her.  Being in this safe space, I was able to focus on what was most important to me.  She helped me tap into myself on a deeper level and I was able to break free from my limited beliefs.  She also provided me with the tools and techniques to create new habits that serves me in my personal and professional life.  I am very grateful for everything she has done for me and she inspires me to become a better person. “

    — M.M.., Burnaby, British Columbia —


Breakthrough Your Limits Online Program for Women
Next Start Date Fall 2020


Emotional Intelligence is the ability to build awareness of our own emotions and of others.

Measuring social and emotional intelligence is one of the best ways we can identify our highest strengths and our areas of development.

My formal education began when I completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (Vancouver Island University/University of Victoria) in 1995.

During the 15 years I worked in career development and education, I completed professional development courses in adult learning, counselling and group facilitation, leadership and organizational change.

Since 2016, I have received the following credentials:

  • Erickson Certified Professional Coach (Erickson Coaching International)
  • ICF Associate Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation)
  • Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner (Erickson Coaching International)
  • Social & Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach (Institute of Social & Emotional Intelligence)
  • The Resilient Leader:  Coaching Resiliency Through Adversity (Institute of Social & Emotional Intelligence)
  • Coach As Leader:  Coaching Skills for Executives, Managers and Leaders (Institute of Social & Emotional Intelligence)
  • Using Positive Psychology to Coach Emotional Intelligence (Institute of Social & Emotional Intelligence)

If you would like to learn more – please contact me for a free, no-obligation Q & A session.

  • Enhanced work/life balance
  • Identification of high-leverage strengths and skills
  • Interpersonal communication development
  • Become a more empathic, resilient and agile leader

Emotional Intelligence has four components.

Coaches are trained in moving you toward action and solutions in your life, your career, your workplace and your business.  Coaching is about defining success and building realistic action plans so that you can be living out that success in all areas of your life.

  • Enhanced team communication
  • Increased employee motivation and productivity
  • Reduced turnover
  • More effective hiring
  • Improved customer service

Please contact me for information on customized coaching and training for individuals and organizations

In addition to the programs below – Stay posted as further programs are unrolling for 2019!

Step Into Excellence For Entrepreneurs

This 30 day program includes an indepth intake, followed by a 2.5-3.5 hour Virtual or In-Person VIP session, followed by 2 X 30 minute coaching calls, worksheets and training materials. This package will be particularly beneficial for those who have a clear vision for the year ahead and would like to develop a clear and detailed action plan for the next 90-180 days.

From Excellence to Exceptional For Entrepreneurs
This more in-depth program will be of interest to Entrepreneurs/Business Leaders who may be working on large or new projects; would like to develop and refine the long-term vision for their business; are experiencing transition or would like to build better work/life balance or have a specific development area of interest.
This powerful program begins with an indepth intake, followed by a 3.5 hour Virtual or In-person VIP session, followed by 8 X 30 minute coaching calls, worksheets and training materials as well as email support. Additional coaching calls can be added.

Leader As Coach

Training programs are available in-person and virtually.

Programs options include:

  • 2 hour workshop
  • 1/2 day workshop
  • 1 day workshop
  • 2 day workshop
  • Series of 2 hour workshops for your organization or team

Programs can also be customized to include coaching between training sessions to enhance learning and skill development.

My Story

Nicole Kirby, Nanaimo Life CoachIn all of my studies & my work… biggest discoveries are…..we all have a desire for fulfillment & it is SO much easier to create CHANGE when you don’t go it alone!

Here’s the story of how I discovered both!

Growing up, I had two loves….dance and school.

I think I read my first personal development book by the time I was about 14.  And when I wasn’t in a dance studio, I was feeding my ever increasing interest in psychology.  No matter where I was, my attention was always drawn to wanting to learn about peoples’ interests and goals.  After listening to my first motivational speaker at my high school….I was hooked, I knew that my dream was to help people pursue their biggest goals!

After completing a degree in Psychology at the age of 22.  I started my career.  For the first decade, I worked in employment and career development programs.  I worked with hundreds, maybe even thousands of people in the midst of personal change.  However, I had an ever increasing desire to build a business of my own.  It was like having someone poking my shoulder… would never quite leave me alone!

Makes sense…..both of my parents were successfully self-employed, as was my husband.

So, I found myself reigniting that spark…..the intense interest in psychology and of creating a business all of my own.

It is through coaching, that I am able to really put over 30 years of interest and study in psychology to work!

Outside of my work…..I live on the beautiful east coast of Vancouver Island with my husband of over 20 years, our 20 year-old son and our slightly weird, but very cute cat!


Are you ready to create your exciting tomorrow?

Let’s connect!


t  250-668-3496

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