Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
From January 2013, Nicole was part of a start-up team of 3 at a UK-based non-profit that provides coaching to people in the criminal justice system, which experienced unprecedented growth with 8 clients in Year 1 to over 100 in Year 2. After overseeing their operations for 18 months, she knew she wanted to start her own initiative and began to create it on paper. Less than one year on, she began working full-time on Charis. She now leads an incredible team of leaders - trustees, coaches and volunteers - in pursuit of a shared vision of gender equality and empowering individuals through personal and professional leadership. In addition to pioneering coaching initiatives at scale for individuals affected by GBV, Nicole is now an internationally recognised thought leader in workplace gender balance.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Charis has benefited from pro bono services provided by DLA Piper, EY, BURN Marketing, Coaching at Work, the Aspire Foundation, the Coaches Training Institute, London South Bank University's Investment Escalator programme, and coach Jess Heading. Charis is an active part of Coaching at Work’s Campaign for Gender Equality. Charis has worked with organisations, and champions within organisations, to inform design of and to pilot our programmes, including Euronext, Solace Women’s Aid, the Sophie Hayes Foundation, Tower Hamlets Metropolitan Police, and the Lloydminster Interval Home Society.