Experience

Luminate was launched in 2006 and we’re really proud that over that time we’ve helped to improve the lives of literally hundreds of executives and always feel privileged that we are invited by some of the world’s biggest companies to support their talented leaders. Here is a selection of our clients that we've worked with directly or though partners:
Argos
Asda
The Bank of New York
Bentley
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Jaguar / Land Rover
National Audit Office
National Grid
National Express
Telefonica / O2
TransRe
University of Wolverhampton

Here's what our clients have to say about working with Luminate..

"This is the best piece of coaching I have ever received. Nicky has a real art of being able to really challenge you as to why you think certain things without you feeling uncomfortable but in a way that makes you re–evaluate things and challenge yourself to think differently."
– Head of Product Development, Asda
"I value Nicky as a coach and mentor who has helped me through two internal promotions and the successful launch of several key initiatives.”
– Simon Tyler, Director Global Reservations and Sales Operations, IHG
"Nicola is an extraordinary coach. She is a keen observer of behaviour and she equips her coachees to actually implement the insights developed during the coaching relationship to more effective on-the-job leadership performance."
– Seymour Adler, Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions Consulting, Aon Consulting
"If time is your most constrained factor, what you can achieve in 1-2 hours of bespoke coaching will supersede anything available through a broader group course or individual reading. It's a quick and efficient way to learn and Nicky will find a pace that works for you."
– Emma Harris, Senior Director, Asda
"Nicky is a very warm, genuine person with a real passion and skill for helping people be the best they can be. Through it all, she'll be totally respectful and supportive, but challenging if its required and you'll emerge stronger and better off than you entered."
– Katie Warriner, Olympic Performance Coach
"Nicky was excellent at providing real actionable strategies to improve my leadership & I would recommend her as an executive coach to anyone who wants to take their game to the next level."
– Chris Sawyer, Manager of General Accounting, BAE Systems
"Nicola is one of the most engaging coaches you can find. I have yet to meet a client who did not enjoy the energy and impact that she brings to each assignment."
– Andrew Hill, Director of Talent Management, DBM
"I would not hesitate to recommend Nicky and indeed, I already have to a colleague. I must admit, before beginning the coaching sessions I was skeptical, however after only a few sessions I could already see the benefit. The coaching sessions have changed my outlook and approach to work, highly recommended!"
– Dave Farmer, Technical Manager, e-know.net
"The coaching was an enabler to achieving potential, reducing stress for the employee as they developed into a multinational company role.  The coaching from Luminate was an essential tool for management development and clearly Nicky is world class in what she does."
– Neil Price, Operations Director, Honeywell 
"Nicky is the best coach I have come across: she is totally focused on my outcome needs and has helped guide me through value conflict, difficult situations at work and strategic decision making."
– Bhanu Dhir, Vice Principle, City of Wolverhampton College
"Managers have commented on how team morale has improved, and how much more effective and motivational employees have become since receiving coaching from Luminate."
– Occupational Health Manager, The University of Wolverhampton
"Nicky has worked with me as an executive coach over the last 12months and in that period I have developed hugely as a consequence. The insights she made about my performance and traits were unerringly accurate and really got to the heart of how I can become a better manager. I would jump at the chance to work with Nicky again."
– Duncan Willey, Contracts Manager - Electricity Transmission Capital Delivery, National Grid
"Nicky has worked with us for just over 5 years with a range of senior leaders. We wanted a coach with first hand business experience as well as a key understanding of how to get the best from people, and Nicky definitely has both. She is a credit to our external Coach pool and has offered some of our key leader’s time and space to reflect and think plus offer the right levels of challenge and support. I would definitely recommend Nicky for any coaching work with all levels of an organisation."
– Sarah Barnett, Leadership Engagement Manager, Asda
I had the privilege of working with Nicky for several months. With a passion for coaching and deep experience spanning multiple industries and organizational levels, she provides a rich and insightful coaching experience that is focused on impact. She has an adaptive style that allows her to cater to individual needs and to strike the perfect balance between being supportive and yet challenging enough to help you identify and tackle developmental blind spots.

Whether you're developing your brand, navigating a career transition or you just want to become a better leader, Nicky can help you pave the way toward success.
– Trevor Moore, Senior Counsel
I have had the privilege of working with Nicola and would have no hesitation of working with her again. Her passion for unlocking potential and developing people shines though. Nicola's deep knowledge, professionalism and personable approach delivers positive results, I have really enjoyed working with her.
– Victoria Higgin, Head of Corporate IS
If you work with Nicky you will be engaging a highly talented coach with a strong track record. Nicky has achieved visible, measurable and concrete results where others have not.
– John Fairclough, Group HR Director, Nasstar Ltd
I’ve found working with Nicola to be hugely impactful because of Nicola’s intuitive and holistic approach, moving with ease and authenticity between topics that connect and underpin wellbeing, life, career and leadership. Within just six sessions this led to outcomes that far exceeded my expectations.
– Bryony Govan Business Improvement Manager at CrossCountry Trains