Nicole Hercus

Principal Consultant

Nicole is a professional in Learning and Development, Talent Management and Human Resources with over 15 years’ experience working across sectors. Nicole’s engaging and insightful facilitation style supports groups and individuals to unlock their full potential and build the kind of resilience and grit necessary in today’s fast paced and changing business landscape.

The unique strength she brings is her positivity, energy and the passion she brings to her delivery and interventions. Nicole’s style of delivery is highly facilitative. She looks to create an appreciative environment, while addressing challenges in a constructive and solution-oriented manner.

Clients come back to work with Nicole, which is a testament to her effective facilitation style. Over the past 15 years of consulting experience, Nicole has gained significant insight and experience in formulating audience-centric learning frameworks and strategies, as well as building communities of practice within organisations to leverage on the success brought about through strong, trusting and productive relationships. In the process, she has also gained unique perspectives on elements of the strategic HR value chain from recruitment, through induction, technical and behavioural competence development, performance management, resource management to leadership development.


  • Strategic Planning;
  • Leadership Development;
  • Empowering Teams;
  • Business Development;
  • Aligning teams and organisations for growth;
  • Relationship Management;
  • Leading with a Growth Mindset;
  • Negotiation;
  • Conflict resolution.


Nicole’s diverse business background spans various industry sectors, giving her an appreciation and insight into many of the issues faced by business leaders in today’s fast-paced world.

Previous clients include professional services: engineering consulting, banking and financial services, accounting, government, FMCG, defence, professional sport, mining and the not-for-profit sector.


  • Masters in International Development;
  • Bachelors Degree in Communications;
  • Master instructor and facilitator of the Deep Democracy Method – a group facilitation and conflict transformation methodology based in process-oriented psychology;
  • Executive Central Accredited Executive Coach.