Kim Nicol is a mindfulness teacher and executive coach. Her calming presence and holistic approach create powerful transformations for her clients. 


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I work with companies and individuals, providing experiences that expand human capacity and support growth.  Contact me to open a conversation about what you need and how I can help.

1:1 Coaching:  It’s all about you and your personal journey.

Workshops:  Interactive experiences for your group or team, to build connection and the soft-skills that are essential to a high-functioning workplace:  Mindfulness for Hustlers, Essential Skills for New Managers, and Mindful Communication.  My upcoming workshops at General Assembly are posted here.

Speaking:  Engaging and educational talks for your event.

Facilitation:  Building coaching capacity and shared learning within your company, and making meetings more effective.

Retreats:  Unplug from the daily hustle and grind, prioritize self-care, increase your self-awareness through reflection and diving deep into your personal growing edge.  Learn more about my upcoming Self-Care Retreat for Introverts.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of extraordinary organizations, including:  






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Essential Skills for New Managers

To join my mailing list dedicated to new managers, click here.  It’s different than my general list (the link is in the footer), and only has content related to work, career, and developing skills to become a more authentic and effective leader.

Personal growth meets professional development when it comes to developing your soft skills.  Emotional intelligence and communication skills can be learned.  Technical skills will only get you so far.  You need to develop the mindset and skillset to successfully manage people.

“People leave managers, not companies.”

Managers make a huge difference for your company, especially as it grows.  Gaps in management skills interfere with team productivity and put culture at risk.  Morale sours, engagement drops, retention and staffing suffer.  Everything is harder when soft skills are ignored.

Become a more effective and authentic leader.

You won’t become more skillful simply by acquiring more information.  You must practice.  But how?  With support, guidance, coaching, and a safe learning environment, you’ll build these skills over time.  Learning by doing lets you develop your own effective, authentic leadership style.

The 5-Week Program

This 5-week program was developed after a year of working with over 200 new managers.  It is designed to provide ongoing support and practical learning — in a format that’s effective for learning, and friendly to your schedule.

Each week we meet in downtown San Francisco for a 90-minute group class.  We dive into a topic, practice the skill in class, and you set a goal for applying it in your own work life.

You get accountability, a group of peers to learn with, and personal feedback along the way.

Class is limited to 12 people.

The program is designed to give you bite-size lessons with time to digest and apply them — so you integrate each learning, and build your skills and confidence.


Learning Objectives

You will develop your self-awareness and communication skills.  By the end of the program, you will have improved your understanding and practice of these skills:

  • Boundaries:  setting boundaries to protect your time and energy; being clear and assertive in a way that builds trust.
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback:  uncomfortable conversations, seeing your blindspots.
  • Managing Up:  skills and strategies for effective communication with people higher up in the organization.
  • Presence & Deep Listening:  influence others without saying a word.
  • Coaching:  how to have a coaching conversation so you can better guide and mentor others.

Product Managers and Project Managers, as well as people-managers, are welcome to apply.


Class Dates & Times

The next cohort will meet Jan/Feb 2019 according to this schedule:

  1. Weds., Jan. 30th: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  2. Weds., Feb. 6th: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  3. Weds., Feb 13th: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  4. Weds., Feb. 20th: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  5. Weds., Feb. 27th: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Class Location

Class meets at 225 Bush Street, 3rd floor, Suite 348.

Program Options & Cost

$   697 Basic:  weekly group class (limited to 12 people)

$ 1,197 Basic + Extra Coaching:  weekly group classes + private weekly 20-min coaching call (2 available)

$ 1,500 Exclusive Coaching:  no group classes, private weekly 60-min coaching calls only (1 available)

Apply Now for 2019


Upcoming Public Workshops

I teach at General Assembly, offering public workshops.  It is recommended, though not required, that you take my Managing Humans:  Essential Skills for New Managers workshop prior to the 5-week program.

Fri., Nov. 16th, 10:00am – 11:30am at General Assembly in San Francisco.

Weds., Nov. 28th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at General Assembly in San Francisco.

Fri., Dec. 7th, 10:00am – 11:30am at General Assembly in San Francisco.

Weds., Dec. 19th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at General Assembly in San Francisco.


Want to bring a workshop to your company or corporate retreat?  Contact me.

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