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John Nickel



  • Certified Professional Coach (Coaches Training Institute)

  • Consultant, Bain & Company

  • Script supervisor, independent film


  • M.B.A. in Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

  • M.A., English Literature, Columbia University

  • B.A. in Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame (magna cum laude)

Unlocking Potential

John is a results-oriented leadership and executive coach.  He coaches clients on a wide range of issues, from interpersonal dynamics to management and executive leadership best practices.  Frequent coaching topics include motivating others, thinking strategically, building influence, fostering trust, developing leadership presence, coaching direct reports, tailoring communication styles, using active listening, and practicing mindfulness.   

John helps leaders identify strengths—capabilities, skills, and personal qualities—that are underused or not readily apparent.  He works with individuals to enhance and apply these strengths. His objective is for clients to better leverage their inner resources and find new approaches to achieve their goals.

John is passionate about assisting leaders to become more effective and empathetic in tandem.  He partners with clients to discover how to advance their interests while fostering strong professional relationships.