Nicole Kirby, BA, ACC Developing Emotional Intelligent Entrepreneurs, Executives & Organizations


Social & Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Coach

What is emotional intelligence?

The study of emotional intelligence is based on science.

Life is full of distractions.  Identifying our biggest strengths and breaking through the thought habits that no longer serve us can create lasting change and newfound professional and personal success!

Going after what we really want takes time.

Life can get in the way.

We can lose our confidence.

We aren’t always sure where to start.

If you want to:

  • Get crystal-clear on what your true goals really are
  • Identify exactly what you need to start moving forward
  • Uncover habits and beliefs that are getting in your way
  • And create momentum-building ACTION to get there

Then let’s connect and see how coaching can best serve you!

Have questions?  Please contact me for a Free Consultation Call!


Contact Nicole today for a free Consultation Call!

(250) 668-3496


Emotional Intelligence As a Success Indicator

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 or your team 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.

Benefits to you and your organization:

  • Develop resilience
  • Move from a fixed to a growth mindset
  • Reduce turnover
  • Become fully aware of what’s holding you back
  • Increase staff confidence by identifying high leverage strengths and areas of development
  • Identify blind spots
  • Increase productivity, creativity and innovation
  • Improve work/life balance
  • Celebrate your successes
My coaching philosophy is that all individuals and teams absolutely have the ability to reach and exceed their potential.
I received my professional coaching designation from Erickson College International. Founded in 1980 and with over 40,000 graduates in 36 countries world-wide, Erickson College International provides one of the most respected and leading-edge certifications in the field of coaching. Based on the extensive work of psychologist and psychiatrist Dr. Milton Erickson and Industrial Psychologist Dr. Marilyn Atkinson, Erickson’s Solution-Focussed Coaching approach is adaptable to assist at any level – individual, group, team and executive.

Solution-based coaching is about identifying where you are, where you want to be and how you are going to get there. Coaching is a partnership of coach and client to build a plan to identify, clarify, achieve and accelerate the results in any chosen life area – career, personal development, relationships or wellness.

Emotional intelligence

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 —






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

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.


About Nicole

Nicole Kirby, Nanaimo Life CoachI have loved psychology since the first course I took in high school.  It is fascinating to me that each of us has our own goals, dreams, hidden potential and habits.  And it amazes me how every single one of us has something that “lights us up”.

I saw my first motivational speaker when I was about 14.  It was a job that simply amazed me.  I saw the ability to positively impact others as work of the highest value.

Coaching is such an emerging profession, but it’s like the world has been waiting for it. In my opinion, it brings together the most efficient tools we currently have to help people create fulfillment.  It is psychology at its finest.

Outside of being a coach…..I live on the beautiful east coast of Vancouver Island with my husband of over 20 years, our 18 year-old son and our slightly weird, but very cute cat!

And, here’s a little bit of fun stuff about me….

If I wasn’t living out my dream job as a coach, my other dream jobs would be:

» Dance Instructor – I grew up spending every moment I possibly could in a dance studio

» Professional Baseball Volunteer – I am one of those “uniform-washin’, Gatorade gettin’, always cheerin’” baseball Moms and I love every minute of it!

» Sports Car Designer – Mustangs and Camaros are just plain awesome…..but my newest car crush is the Dodge Charger

» Comedy writer – I love to make people laugh and the poor person who laughs at one of my jokes is likely stuck with me for the rest of the evening!

» Anything where I could watch airplanes all day – but ironically, flying scares me to death – yup, even coaches work with coaches on our own stuff!


Are you ready to up level your leadership, your business, your team?  Let’s connect!




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