EXECUTIVE EXPAT COACH

I have learnt that while you cannot
know the fine details of every culture of
every person you encounter, you can
adopt a mindset of open-mindedness,
curiosity and respect.
Charlotte Nicholson
ACC, CPC, ELI-MP
Welcome to my life for the past couple of decades.
Let’s just say, I know a thing or two about agility,
resilience, adaptability, and embracing change.

START-UP EX PERIENCE

One of my first abroad ventures was leading the initial phase of a company start-up in Barcelona. I initiated, created and led two separate successful new business departments: one in Spain and one in Qatar.

Through my countless client-facing roles around the world, I have experienced how challenging the initial transition phase can be where you feel constantly overwhelmed and stressed from all the demands. It can be hard to show up as the best version of yourself during this time.

HUMAN RESOURCES & RECRUITMENT EXPERIENCE

I also have extensive experience as a former Human Resources Leader and Recruiter working abroad. This really opened my eyes as I saw first hand the struggles and pressures that Executives and their families experienced upon entering into a new culture and work environment.

I noticed that the struggles the Executive Expat experienced stemmed from 3 things.
And I witnessed, frustrations rising as they saw that the skills that had got them to the level of success back at home might not serve them to the same extent in this new environment.

Experience

MY LIGHTBULB MOMENT : COACHING

At that point I realised that in order for Executives be successful on a foreign assignment they needed to have firstly their basic needs established such as housing, schooling, medical, insurance before they were a) able to focus on the job and b) become more culturally aware in terms on how best to lead a diverse team.

Without the basics in place there was no hope that these individuals and their families would be settled enough to start the journey towards embracing the new experience, performing at work and thriving.

In HR and Recruiting, coaching these executives had been a natural part of my role. I was well versed in helping new leaders and their families get up and running in their new roles abroad and saw a demand for more support for these senior executives.

I furthered my coaching training through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) an International Coaching Federation accredited program, a gold standard for coaching.

Now I seamlessly combine my leadership expertise, expat experience and coaching credentials to help other executive expats thrive during transitions with the drive and energy to achieve new heights of success without the overwhelm.

My learning journey never stops as I continue to rack up multiple certification and training hours around, habit building, effective communication, engagement and leadership.

Today I am coaching clients from companies including Etihad Aviation Group, Barclays Bank, and emerging business owners to name a few.

I’m also speaking and running workshops on various leadership topics. You can find out more here.

Charlotte is equal parts strategist

“Charlotte is equal parts strategist, thought provoker and cheerleader. She has a knack for revamping your own, sometimes confusing thoughts in a way that adds meaningful direction and inspiration.”

Francka Sullivan
Business owner

MY
APPROACH

Through thoughtful questioning, my coaching style brings AWARENESS by revealing what is possible, uncovers fresh perspectives to discover OPPORTUNITies and provides action steps to achieve SUCCESS.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Personal Performance Coaching – The Coaching Academy
  • Certified Professional Coach – iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching),
  • Master Practitioner Energy Leadership Index (ELI) – a precise and powerful assessment that will radically change the way you view your world!
  • COR.E Transition Dynamics – the most comprehensive coaching process for mastering the transitions in life.
  • Energy Leadership Development System – a completely customised program that develops a personally effective style of leadership to promote positive changes, through awareness, increased performance, confidence and effectiveness.
  • Brain by Design course – bringing brain science to life: Unlocking creativity, productivity, and happiness with science-based strategies for individuals and companies.
  • Yale University, Science of Wellbeing Certification
  • Associate Certified Coach – International Coaching Federation
  • Positive Intelligence (PQ) Course – which is the science and practice of developing mastery over your own mind so you can reach your full potential for both happiness and success. PQ measures the percentage of time your mind is serving you as opposed to sabotaging you
  • COR.E Leadership Dynamics – a systematic and comprehensive program to build and use a leader’s capacity and potential in order to optimize performance in all aspects of life and work.

Testimonial

“Charlotte is a fantastic coach who has helped me through some tricky situations. She listened to the problems and then asked some really fantastic and probing questions that made me truly think about the best way forward so that the solution aligned with my values.”

Jackie Beasley
Talent Acquisition Lead - PA Consulting group

IN MY SPARE TIME

My natural love of pushing my limits has led me to:
SEMI-PROFESSIONAL SALSA DANCING
QUAD BIKING
SKYDIVING
WAKEBOARDING
SCUBA DIVING
and many more
adrenaline-filled
sports.

BUT YOU DON’T NEED TO JUMP OUT OF A PLANE TO BECOME RESILIENT AND FEARLESS!

THAT’S WHERE
COACHING COMES IN!

Testimonial

I don’t know how Charlotte does it, but she has a knack to helping me get unstuck and rather be limited by what is in front of me. My mindset in our sessions can completely shift and I can suddenly see what is possible and how I have been limiting my potential. This is always so exciting to start taking action on.

Fatma Al Sahlawi
Head of HR - Etihad Airways