About Nicole Brandes

“Nicole Brandes is one of the most important thinkers in Europe.”
– Salesforce magazine

There is a bright and energetic field to Nicole Brandes. It is contagious. It energizes the people in her audiences and alights on the shoulders of the clients she advises.

Nicole Brandes believes in the unlimited power of the mind and the infinite possibilities of life. Born in Switzerland’s countryside, Nicole recognized that her life would be exciting and full of adventure. At a young age, she made a commitment to herself to not let fear get in her way.

Nicole’s “Go do it!” attitude took her from a tiny village to more than 100 countries around the globe. On her journey, she learned how to speak five languages and studied Taoism with Chinese grand masters for eight years. Not surprisingly, Nicole Brandes vaulted from a modest background into the echelons of power.

Nicole on a grassy hill.

There is a bright and energetic field to Nicole Brandes. It is contagious. It energizes the people in her audiences and alights on the shoulders of the clients she advises.

Nicole Brandes believes in the unlimited power of the mind and the infinite possibilities of life. Born in Switzerland’s countryside, Nicole recognized that her life would be exciting and full of adventure. At a young age, she made a commitment to herself to not let fear get in her way.

Nicole’s “Go do it!” attitude took her from a tiny village to more than 100 countries around the globe. On her journey, she learned how to speak five languages and studied Taoism with Chinese grand masters for eight years. Not surprisingly, Nicole Brandes vaulted from a modest background into the echelons of power.

A long stretch of the tops of clouds.

Nicole began her career in executive leadership, changing the culture in several well-known companies and winning many industry awards. She led the non-profit organization for Sweden’s Queen Silvia. In 1998, she was called in as the point person for the airplane crash in Halifax, handling family members, engineers, company personnel and media.

As she worked with powerful and successful people, Nicole began asking one question: What separates extraordinary leaders from mediocre leaders? 

Eventually, she landed on her answer: Leadership is not about trying to understand the driving forces of change. It’s about understanding what drives people.

Leadership is not about expertise. It’s about the personality.

Leadership is not about skills. It’s about discovering the rare uniqueness of that person.

This is where the magic happens.

When you understand the gifts of the human being standing before you, you’ve found your most powerful secret to company growth. Once the leaders of an organization understand their own gifts and encourage people to express their uniquenesses, everyone begins to thrive.

  • Everyone grows.
  • Everyone contributes.
  • Everyone begins to live and communicate at a more energetic level.

Today, Nicole Brandes consults and coaches individuals and companies in Human Leadership. Dialing in one’s own inner compass is where leadership begins. Start with yourself. Then, people will follow you.

Through keynotes, live seminars, and step-by-step coaching processes, Nicole Brandes provides unique clarity and a renewed sense of vision and purpose for individuals everywhere.

Nicole on a mountain top.

When you understand the gifts of the human being standing before you, you’ve found your most powerful secret to company growth. Once the leaders of an organization understand their own gifts and encourage people to express their uniquenesses, everyone begins to thrive.

  • Everyone grows.
  • Everyone contributes.
  • Everyone begins to live and communicate at a more energetic level.

Today, Nicole Brandes consults and coaches individuals and companies in Human Leadership. Dialing in one’s own inner compass is where leadership begins. Start with yourself. Then, people will follow you.

Through keynotes, live seminars, and step-by-step coaching processes, Nicole Brandes provides unique clarity and a renewed sense of vision and purpose for individuals everywhere.