Energetic. Organized. Out-going.
Nicole joined Blue Beyond in May of 2017 as a Communications and change consultant. She graduated from SJSU with a B.A. in Magazine Journalism and Creative Arts, with a minor in Psychology, and has been working in the field of consulting for 20 years. Managing her own consulting business for 13 years and being a director at Cisco Systems prepared Nicole for her time at Blue Beyond. She was awarded a US Patent for a web-based scheduling tool in 1999 and work she has done with Cisco won the 50/50 award three years in a row. Nicole is most complimented on how quickly she learns the culture and business, as well as her pragmatic approach that delivers quick results.
What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?
I love learning and new challenges so I have accumulated an eclectic range of skills and experience including a wide range of communications and change management (HR, M&A, crisis, executive, IT/system etc.) as well as new hire integration programs, intranet design/management, university recruiting, and more.
What do you find most rewarding about your work?
I love the adrenaline of “being thrown in the deep end” and coming up to speed quickly to help clients address complex challenges. Making a difference for our clients is so satisfying – from developing a plan that aligns the strategic needs with the tactical implementation, to being a coach, or keeping it light in the midst of stress.
What have you learned most recently?
After growing up in Santa Cruz, it’s only now on the other side of “middle age” that I’ve taken up surfing and I just love it! Like life, you can’t control the wave; you can only ride it!. You have the most fun when you can keep it loose, adapt, and just go with it.
Who or what matters most to you?
Without question, my family is what matters most. They know you best and love you anyway….ha!
What did you learn about yourself when you traveled to a new place?
After college, I traveled on my own for three months in Europe. Even though I didn’t speak any other languages and was known to get lost at the mall, my courage to travel solo was rewarded meeting so many wonderful people, and sharing stories and travels. I will be forever grateful for the kindness and generosity people gave a stranger just passing through their lives.
What’s your favorite place?
No surprise, my favorite place is the beach and ocean. I feel such a deep sense of calm watching the waves and can spend an entire day just playing with complete abandon with my son.