Nicole Allen

Business & Executive Coach


Nicole’s passion is seeing leaders achieve professional and personal growth as they are enabled the space, awareness and tools to develop in capability and confidence. 

Her focus is on supporting leaders to make empowered choices around their people, systems and time.  By building upon their cultural (soft) skills and toolkit of practical commercial skills they are able to grow their own personal and leadership effectiveness and the effectiveness of their teams.

Nicole has been described by her clients as an “excellent educator, engaging, thought provoking, authentic and nurturing”.


  • EMCC Accredited Coach at Practitioner level
  • Graduate of AltusQ's coach induction and Foundation Level Coaching Skills program
  • The Leadership Circle certification
  • Undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in HRM and Management (QUT)
  • Founding Member - EMCC Asia Pacific Region.
EMCC Practitioner


Nicole’s clients across varying organisational environments include small business, local and state government and corporates.  Regardless of the setting, the challenges to leaders remain largely the same!

Relevant recent experience includes:

  • Executive Coaching assignments with various Queensland Government department leaders including Qld Health, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, and Brisbane City Council
  • Experiential programs including team coaching, mentoring programs and soft skills projects with Qld Government departments, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), Calibre Consulting, Brisbane City and Sunshine Coast Council
  • Business coaching and mentoring with small business leaders on the Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • Non-Executive Director and Mentor for Sunshine Coast based “Generation Innovation”, a NFP mentoring program encouraging entrepreneurship in 15-25 year olds on the Sunshine Coast.

Nicole maintains an active interest in and passion for quality coaching standards and training, having centrally managed the design of the EMCC-accredited AltusQ Coaching Skills Program. As a foundation member of the EMCC (Asia Pacific Region) from 2017 she continues to strengthen AltusQ’s Australian partnership with the EMCC and is currently undertaking training to become one of the first EMCC Accreditation Assessors for the Asia Pacific Region.


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Stuart Grey

Stuart Grey from the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Energy describes his leadership and executive coaching journey with Nicole Allen.


"I can’t recommend Nicole Allen and AltusQ highly enough. From my first meeting with Nicole I felt really comfortable talking about the concerns I had with my career and how that was impacting my work/life balance. With the calming voice and genuine smile Nicole was able to ask me the questions I needed and to make me think about what was important. From being bored and uninterested in my industry and not getting the most out of my home life I am now about to begin to build a new house and I’m 6 weeks into a new role after a promotion within the wider company I worked for. The change in my outlook, performance and clarity was from working with Nicole."

Brett Hutson

Operations Manager, AccorHotels


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