Executive Coaching & Workplace Support












Executive and employee coaching, (sometimes referred to as professional workplace supervision), is a form of professional development that encourages you to reflect on what you do, how you interact with others and how others impact on you. I provide safe and constructive feedback, working sensitively and expertly with issues that affect you and your work so that frustrations and difficulties can be avoided or managed. If unmanaged, they can lead to toxicity for you and your workplace.

The workplace is our “second family” and many of the emotions, feelings and expectations that we have in our family of origin, we also experience at work. The workplace is our second most important community of meaning and learning. It was a natural step for me to move into the space of workplace disputes. However, what was more interesting to me than settling these disputes, was the actual prevention of conflict in the workplace.


I have been providing Executive & Employee Coaching and training to government ministries, not for profit organisations, faith-based organisations, and private businesses across fields as diverse as law, conservation, health and disability, indigenous peoples, education, accident compensation, social development, family violence and criminal justice.

Working with both managers and those they manage, I see how leadership styles and models  impact on the people, that make up organisations. I observe the needs that people in the workplace have, and witness the connections and disconnections, that result from these leadership styles. I see and hear how change is challenging to implement, and harder to receive.  I see what creates difficulty, fear and loathing and how toxicity spreads like wildfire. I also experience leadership that creates safe and happy workplaces, where employees gladly work for minimum pay, with high caseloads and few resources, and see employees leading from beneath, creating ways to enhance meaning and connection for themselves, building greater strength and resilience for an organisation. By identifying potential conflict situations in their early stages, this workplace support promotes safety in the workplace and reduces the likelihood of personal grievance.

I provide group and individual coaching , in-person and on-line. If you are interested in seeking this workplace support, please contact me on 021 900145 or nicola@nicolahartfield.com

“I receive executive coaching from Nicola and highly recommend her services. Nicola is extremely professional and non- judgemental. I feel comfortable discussing anything with her and feel that she understands where I am coming from and the issues I am managing. She challenges me when needed, which results in new ways of managing the issue. She provides me with tools, awareness and understanding of both myself and those I work with. I see my coaching with Nicola as an investment which benefits the organisation I work for as well as myself”

- Deane

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