Nicola Gunstone

Sussex

Nicola is an experienced commercial leader and has held regional directorships in Europe and Asia Pacific. She has been on the leadership teams of Global PLCs, SMEs and not for profits and also successfully founded and exited two start-up businesses. An accredited executive coach, with qualifications in team coaching, NLP coaching and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She is now MD of her own business as an organisational development consultant, leadership coach, and trainer. She uses her 25 years of experience and knowledge to enable decision makers to grow and excel, achieve balance and ultimately grow their businesses.

Some of her successes have included launching new products and brands into rapidly developing markets, devising and leading a successful crisis management strategy across Asia during the SARs crisis, turning around loss making divisions across two regions, leading and rolling out successful joint ventures to open up new markets. She is most proud of her achievements in building and mentoring high performing management teams.

She has been a successful Vistage Chair for 3 years and runs a high performing Group in Sussex. She is driven by the belief that we have a responsibility not only to our businesses but to our people and most importantly to ourselves to drop the mask and dare to be vulnerable in leadership, as it’s only through trust that great leaders and teams can thrive.