Your 3 month career change program.
Catch Your Wave®
Your 3 month career change program
I’ve built this enhanced 1:1 package for those of you who want to make a more major change in your career. My approach is not about quick fixes, but about creating a lasting transformation for you. So, let’s prepare some dangerously good ideas and move from drained to energized again!
You are in the right place when you want to change careers but you are not sure about the next steps. You might have an inkling of what you want to do but you don’t know how to get there. You certainly have the feeling that there has to be more to your job. On the other hand, you don’t want to risk everything you’ve achieved so far.
Whatever type of career development you’re after, I’m here to help you catch your wave. There is one for everyone. Whether you want to try something new, finally find the career that makes you happy, break through the glass ceiling, or create your own business: it’s all possible. You’re never too old, too overqualified or too experienced to change careers. You’ve come this far and gathered so much experience and skills, that it’ll be difficult not to figure out the next phase!
“The 3 month Catch Your Wave program got me exactly where I wanted to be: In a position where I know where I want to go, how to get there and what my next steps are.
What I liked most about the program was that it was fun and motivating. It was tailor-made and followed my own wishes and personality instead of using some phrases or exercises you have heard a thousand times already. The most important take-home message for me was: do what you really love and want to do – and it will be a great choice for your career as well. Thanks Nicole!”
– Niklas, Researcher, France
Your new career (or business) is right here, just a few steps away.
Catch Your Wave is designed as a 3-month program since this is the ideal minimum period to embed any sustainable change. It creates beautiful momentum which moves you from overthinking into doing. When you finish, you’ll leave with tangible results and a tailor-made roadmap for your journey ahead. You’ll look back on your old way of life as a distant memory.
What makes you come alive
To feel happy and energized at work, we’ll get crystal clear on the natural talents you really want to use in your role!
We’ll build on the foundations of knowing your unique personality and everything that makes you “you”. We all have our moments of absolute flow, when we forget about time. We are allowed to get paid for this and to focus on our strengths! This is key to finding work that energizes you. We don’t always have to compromise.
There’s no need to throw away anything you’ve achieved so far! Quite the opposite. Your experience, unique journey and CV are often the secret sauce for your next career step. I’ll help you repackage all that so that you’re powerfully positioned to find the next, fitting playground for it.
Clarity & strategy
In the second step, we’ll create a crystal clear vision of where you want to be next!
We’ll identify your core ingredients and non-negotiables for the next phase of your career. We’ll do the opposite of just scanning job opportunities: we’ll start from the inside. I’ll support you to be your own detective and unravel every detail that fits into your vision and dream for the future.
Yes, it is possible to ask for what you want and I’ll guide you through that process. You can out-smart the corporate system and find purpose in your corporate job. I’ll help you discover new options that you might not yet be able to see for yourself. You’re much more than your job description, and you have more freedom to shape your work than you may think.
Action & smart steps
The third step is to take action (closing the gap between that vision and real life)!
My framework has implementation built in! No strategy or intellectual understanding is worth anything until you act on it.
You’ll implement changes in small pilots, mini projects and small or courageous assignments, experiencing change and learn on-the-go.
As I always say, you only learn how to surf in the water and you only learn how to create your career by experimenting, taking action, reviewing and re-iterating. On this journey, you’ll also be supported to handle the scary moments and to make fear your best friend.
… and not to forget:
Momentum, your magic ingredient
You’re magically supported by the incredible momentum you create when you combine strategic thinking and smart doing. At the same time, I’ll provide you with accountability, support, practical advice and enthusiasm. While others stay stuck, you’ll make your change happen.
People I’ve worked with have set off on exciting journeys. They have:
- Found work they absolutely love and that energizes them
- Got that new role, promotion, pay raise, more staff or sabbaticals
- Found their path and purpose (some choosing to get a new job, and others starting their own businesses)
- Fully stepped into their executive role and leadership potential
- (Re-)discovered hidden superpowers and learnt how to use them
- Significantly changed their work habits and mindset so that they have more flexibility, freedom and time for themselves
- Built plans for their own businesses and started them
- Got crystal clear and excited about their next steps and their big picture
I was at a turning point in my career as a graphic designer, and with Nicole’s mentoring I was able to precisely design my new vision. Nicole went through every important detail with me, took my fears into account and gave me countless practical tips to enable me to deal with any challenges that arose… and her guidance resulted in me finding my new career.
The wonderful thing was that I felt ‘seen’ by her. She took a close look at what, deep down, motivated me and what sparked joy in me.
I’m so grateful to have worked with Nicole. I’m now full of enthusiasm during the implementation phase of my project!
– Ursula, Graphic Designer & Business Owner, Germany
“Nicole is a master at making seemingly insurmountable steps seem doable through her combination of sound advice, inspiration, encouragement, empathy and by believing in me – which makes me believe more in myself as well. By taking small steps, I am actually able to get a lot of things done and able to reach my goals in a fairly short period of time.
My time with Nicole has been full of laughter and very positive vibes and I have been uplifted by our sessions every time!”
– Louise, Denmark
Your 1:1 program includes:
During 3 months you’ll have me by your side as an experienced mentor, and I’ll give you not only a strategy but also the new tools you need on the go. I work with women in similar situations every day and just love to provide you with exactly the guidance you need.
Customized prep work
In week one before our first session so that you’re already tuning into the change you want to make happen and uncovering new sides to yourself. We don’t waste any valuable session time because you provide me with your complete background information beforehand.
1x Deep dive session (75 minutes, online)
Giving us the space to explore what’s playing a role in your career and what vision you have for yourself. We’ll narrow down what you truly want to achieve, your core ingredients, non-negotiables and possible routes of actions. Consider it your own strategic annual board meeting – all about you!
5x Strategy sessions (60 minutes each, online)
One session every other week to provide you with the consistency and framework to see results. I’m experienced at quickly spotting people’s potential, options and natural talents. This has been my daily work for 11 years at board-level, and executives valued my creative approach to finding new ways as well as my intuitive judgement.
Session audio recordings + short recap notes
Including your action items after each session, so that you can revisit the session at your pace and nothing will be lost.
Ongoing support (Mon-Fri)
On Voxer via audio, text or video so that I can be there for you when you need me most.
So that you can apply and experience the change you’re working towards in reality. These can be mini-projects, longer exploration projects, concrete strategic conversations with your boss or also fun homework to recover your wellbeing. Don’t worry, I promise the momentum of the program will create the time for it.
Inspiration, worksheets, book recommendations and tools, all customized to support your unique journey.
An investment in your career and life
3 month Catch Your Wave: € 2.500
The most popular option for working with me and making your career change happen.
6 month Catch Your Wave Plus: € 6.500
This one is for even bigger changes with VIP support and special surprises. Limited spots. Reopens July 2024.
All prices include VAT and can be paid in one or two instalments.
“Nicole was the guardian angel that came at exactly the right time. I was stuck in a big career rut and with Nicole’s guidance, I navigated a tricky transition period into a job that fits like a glove!
I would recommend Nicole to anyone going through a difficult transition in their life.
Nicole is non-judgemental and immediately makes you feel comfortable to be yourself. She is empathetic and understanding, cares and has a real skill in helping people find their path. She went above and beyond to help me, thank you!”
– Zoe, UK
Step one – Get in touch
Say hello and book an introductory call! This is a powerful next step towards taking action for yourself and your career journey.
I’m happy to answer any questions you have and to set up an initial call to find out whether it’s the right fit and how I can support you.
I’m looking forward to getting to know you – let’s chat soon!
Look where you wanna go, not down.
You can surf all these waves.
This is something my surf coach Jordy in Guiones, Costa Rica, said to me.
But I think it applies to more than just surfing!
I’m here to guide you through the next steps of your career, whatever they may be. I’ll be your mentor, cheerleader, cheerleader and strategist. And the reason I’m so perfectly placed to help is because I’ve been there myself and have helped clients from all over the world in over 2.000 sessions.
Clients see me as the bridge between two worlds, with an MBA, 11 years working at an executive level in the corporate world, and speaking 4 languages, to nowadays surfing around the world with my own business. On the one hand, I’m at home in classic, conventional, executive business; on the other, I fulfilled my unconventional dreams to work remotely from surf destinations all over the world (well,… much less in pandemic times).
My professional qualifications reflect all these different parts of my life, including an MBA Masters in Business Administration, a University Diploma/Master in Simultaneous Interpretation (French and Spanish), and Certified Business Model You® Consultant.
Seeing me by the water, most people wouldn’t guess I have an MBA and years working in high-level strategy in the corporate world behind me (and have spent more time advising management boards than riding surfboards!).