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Nicky Bright

Coaching Qualifications

Certified High Performance CoachTM (CHPC)

Accredited Resilient Leaders Elements Consultant Coach

Certified Emergenetics® Associate

Coaching Experience

GSA Senior Leaders Group Coaching Programme

GSA Middle Leaders Group Coaching Programme

Games Publisher Leadership Training Programme

Rolls Royce Leadership Development Programme

Private 1:1 clients including; video games senior and team leaders, corporate clients, Heads, senior leaders, middle leaders & non-teaching staff

Coaching Style

I am a leadership development coach, focused on sustainable high performance and both personal and career development

I actively listen and provide support and encouragement to enable you to focus upon empowering yourself to be your joyful very best, to find your purpose and develop the confidence and resilience to sustain change and find ways through challenges

I am empathetic, having experienced many successes and challenges in my professional career and personal life

Professional Experience

Director of Bright Lead Ltd (leadership development programmes and facilitation, group and 1:1 coaching, consultancy). Develop and deliver leadership development programmes in the UK, Europe and internationally for corporates, games development studios & publishers and schools

Former Head of independent girls’ all-through boarding school with over 30 years’ experience in educational leadership

Chair of Girls Schools’ Association Professional Development Committee and GSA Council Member 2013-2020

ISI Inspector since 2005 (Educational Quality, Boarding and Compliance)

Former Prep School Governor

Emergenetics and Resilient Leaders Elements Consultant and Certified High Performance Coach

Passion Projects

Menopause support awareness raising

Lifelong learning – I’m really curious and creative and want to be the best I can be!

I also love travelling and learning about others and their contexts

Contact Nicky


I booked Nicky for several coaching sessions in preparation for Headship. The sessions really enhanced my confidence and also gave me an opportunity to reflect on my achievements to date – something I had not really done before due to the ever changing situation that we find ourselves in. I should also add that following my sessions with Nicky I was offered my first headship and I am certain that Nicky’s input influenced the positive outcome. I would highly recommend Nicky.

Nicola Griffiths (Marshall)

PrincipalSt Mary’s School, Colchester

Nicky is so empathetic, helpful and supportive, while also challenging you to bring the very best out of yourself. Thank you for your wisdom, your guidance, your patience and your endless empathy.

Toni Rollo

Deputy HeadJersey College for Girls

Nicky was outstanding support and facilitated the sessions impeccably. I really, really enjoyed my Tuesday afternoons – thank you so much Nicky. You are a lovely, patient and inspiring woman and it has been a joy to get to know you.

Dr Vanessa Mitchell

Deputy Principal (Pastoral)The Ladies’ College, Guernsey

Nicky completely changed my outlook and really empowered me to think about who I want to be as a leader. Nicky established a warm, supportive atmosphere amongst the group. I especially appreciated the blend of analysis and reflection with straightforward takeaway tips that I could apply immediately. Thank you, Nicky! We were delighted to welcome Nicky to deliver our INSET session on developing leadership. The room was quickly filled with a very positive buzz, and discussion was enlightening and inspiring.

Amy Wallace

Deputy HeadSt Catherine’s School, Twickenham

The two heads and I felt that the pace and content [of the training] were excellent. Unanimously, the HoDs felt the pace and the presentation of the ideas were excellent and there were elements of nuance for each HOD.

Jill Ferguson

Deputy HeadNorthwood College GDST

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