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Nicola Bird

Location: London GB
Website: http://t.co/ruRnz6McTC


Fingertips Coaching was founded by Nicola Bird. Having spent the majority of her career working in large organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NHS, Nicola decided to retrain as a coach in 2006 after having her second child in order to gain the flexibility and personal fulfillment from working for herself. "What is my story? I really enjoyed working in large organisations with the ‘buzz' that you get there, but after having my second child I realised that I wanted more control over the hours I wanted to work and a career that worked around my family rather than vice versa. I decided to train as a coach with Noble Manhattan." "I started off coaching women who had also recently had children, then found that more and more I was starting to work with small business owners which I found really rewarding. "I came across online coaching in early 2007 and immediately fell in love with the concept. I could really see how this would benefit my clients, many of whom were juggling small children with running their own businesses and just didn't have the available time to sit down for a regular meeting with their business coach. My clients were mainly one-man/one-woman bands and wanted the connection and ongoing support that weekly coaching could provide, but couldn't afford to pay £400-£500 a month to get this." "Early in 2008 I wrote and designed the Fingertips Business Coaching package to be delivered online, tested it, got rid of those horrible technical glitches all IT systems have, tested it again and launched it." "In October of 2008 I emigrated from London to Wellington, New Zealand and took all my clients with me (earning pounds is a big plus I can tell you) and who knows if we'll stay or go elsewhere - my business is totally transportable now." Go to www.fingertipscoaching.com to sign up for our newsletter 'By Coaches for Coaches' - I scour the web for the latest news and tips from other coaches so you don't have to.