creating leadership brilliance and high performing teams
Nickell Business Coaching

What we do…

Nickell Business Coaching provides all of the following services and benefits as either standalone or packaged options.

For further details of how NBC can work for you and your organisation please hit the ‘contact us’ thingy at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

SPRINT online coaching sessions – tailored, personal and based around what you want and need from a coaching relationship and I will be there with you for as long as you need me.

More information…

Business Coaching

Every business needs help at some point in its life. Plenty of us started life as really good sales people, accountants, lawyers; whatever – but very few turn into great business leaders overnight.

front line hero training

Having a highly self- motivated and driven team will always be founded upon careful recruitment followed by relevant and practical training and development.

executive coaching & mentoring

We often ask the question when working with teams: ‘Why do sports people at the absolute top of their game need a coach (or coaches in most cases these days from fitness coaches to nutritionists, psychologists etc)?


Something that has most certainly changed over the past 15 to 20 years as far as business and quite possibly in life generally, is how more pressured everything seems to have become and how much less time and focus we have on ourselves. In particular from a health perspective.

psychometric profiling

‘Getting to know you and your people’ is one of the first things plenty of people will tell you when you are leading teams. Let’s call it ‘awareness’ and awareness is an awesome thing (even better if you then actually use the feedback and make the appropriate changes!).

Public Speaking

Getting up on stage and doing the ‘one to many’ stuff is something the team at Nickell Business Coaching don’t have a problem with.

Why we do it?…

We are a long established consultancy business founded in the UK in 2003 and since 2008 firmly based in Australia.

We work with leaders and leadership teams in creating performance brilliance through structured coaching, development and training within a high performing team framework. Working with people who have a real passion and desire to be the best they can be and bringing their people with them, is where we get our kicks. Success usually accompanies these people types as a natural output.

How we do it…

Our engagement process*
*(What it will feel like working with us)

A lot of the time we find that the initial brief and the actual work we end up doing, are different things. This is why the initial engagement and then ‘find out’ are so critical in establishing what we are dealing with and therefore, the recommended approach and what success will look like.


Getting to know you and your business is so important and literally, whether we can work together.

Psychometric profiling can help provide some answers for us here but the initial engagement and getting to know each other is where the magic will happen. Or not.


Time spent in your business with the key people is where the real work starts.

Getting to know your people, their performance and the first opportunities to develop the business into a high(er) performing team is an early focus.

3. Recommend

Having spent time getting to know where the business currently is and the ‘current state’ we will then sit down with you and your senior leadership team where appropriate, and take you through our recommendations, approach and next steps.

4. DO

We then swing into action and get going.

The Nickell approach is very much ‘hands on’ and ‘full on’ in the way of immersing ourselves in your business and with your team to ensure we get the most from our time together (after all we are not going to be around forever as if we are, then something hasn’t worked!)


The approach we take with everyone we work with includes proper, rigorous follow up to ensure that what we have got started, continues. This is where healthy accountability comes to the fore and where we see real changes in behaviour and performance.

Follow up, follow up, follow up…

Who we are…

Absolutely critical to the success of any relationship is the basic human requirement of actually liking each other!

The Nickell Business Coaching team believes we have enough nice people that you will like at least one of us and we will do wonderful things together!

From career backgrounds covering professional sport, sales leadership, being a qualified lawyer, working alongside Richard Branson and running their own highly successful businesses, the team look forward to meeting and working with you.

James Eagle

Head of Business Development and Sales Leadership Development Coach
James has been part of Nickell for over 10 years having founded the company in the UK as far back as 2003.
Having worked for the Virgin Group between 1998 and before going out on his own in 2003, James brings extensive sales leadership and coaching capability that has seen his reputation grow both back in the UK and here in Australia.
His dynamic and transparent coaching style sets him apart from most coaches and his total focus on getting individuals to realise their potential by creating genuine, healthy accountability and action creates real results. To read more in depth about James – check out this Blog post.

Belinda Cohen

As a high performance coach Belinda takes a highly pragmatic approach to helping people leverage their strengths and stretch their capability beyond what they believe is possible.
Belinda’s clients can expect a coach who is an empathetic and steadfast supporter, who listens and accepts them for who they are, but who will call it as it is when needed. It is this balance that has allowed me to successfully coach individuals at all levels, from the young guy in the mailroom right through to the Chairman of the Board.
Belinda is an accredited Master Coach and one of only a handful of experts in the field of motivational profiling and decoding of language and behaviour patterns in Australia. This knowledge has proved to be highly valued for its uniqueness and effectiveness when applied to leadership,
influencing and critical communications.

Have you seen our blog?

  • Coaching and Mentoring Sprints - nickell business coaching Coaching & Mentoring ‘SPRINTS’ Current events are forcing us into unchartered, unwarranted and most definitely, unwanted territory. We have had to rethink how and now where, we get our work done. These are challenging times for us all and my thoughts go out to anyone seriously impacted by what’s going on right now. But... View Article
  • James Eagle – A more in depth bio. - Having moved to Australia ten years ago James’ passion for creating high performing leaders, teams and individuals has created a reputation for transforming businesses, their culture and their results. Adopting an approach founded upon authentic and honest conversations, James is able to quickly establish highly effective relationships at all levels and start focusing on the... View Article
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK - In danger of getting lost amongst all of the other ‘seemed like a good idea to buy at the time’ offerings at airports and the like, this one definitely falls into the ‘must read’ category. True to it’s title there is plenty of pretty direct and no punches pulled language in there but Manson has... View Article

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The team at Nickell Business Coaching believe that everyone has the potential and the ability to achieve things they never dreamed possible. Our passion is in working with those people whose energy and drive are palpable and where success, becomes inevitable.