Nicky Benson

Nicky Benson specialises in assisting leaders to drive change and performance through their organisations and in developing flexibility and resilience in their own leadership style.
Nicky is an experienced business woman, consultant, facilitator and coach. Nicky has assisted many organisations in aligning individuals and teams towards building resilient and sustainable ways of working. She delivers tailored workshops in resilience, authentic leadership, communication and coaching skills and building high performing teams.

Nicky is an experienced business woman, consultant, facilitator and coach. She specialises in assisting leaders to drive change and performance through their organisations and in developing flexibility and resilience in their own leadership style. Nicky has assisted many organisations in aligning individuals and teams towards building resilient and sustainable ways of working. She delivers tailored workshops in resilience, authentic leadership, communication and coaching skills and building high performing teams. Nicky has a background in Human Biology and started her career in teaching. More recently she has worked as a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the area of Performance Improvement, working specifically in the area of resilience and leadership. Whilst with a global communications company Nicky specialised in leadership communication, coaching and life balance. She has gained over 20 years senior management experience primarily in the retail sector. She was Head of Training for The Body Shop International Plc in London in the mid eighties and ran her own successful franchise of The Body Shop in the UK for 12 years before working with The Body Shop in New Zealand.

In both the UK and New Zealand Nicky had her own coaching companies and with over seven years coaching experience has coached individuals, business owners and leaders in organisations to reach both their personal and professional goals. Nicky designs and facilitates Coaching Skills Programs for two major Corporations and tailor makes workshops drawing on a wealth of experience and tools. Nicky has a long term interest in Resilience, Life balance and Authentic Leadership. She is a licensed HeartMath practitioner working in the area of heart intelligence, energy management and stress reduction. Nicky is currently working with a number of organisations across New Zealand supporting them in building resilient, high performing leaders and teams.

Presentations: 

• Perfect Balance – continual flexibility through constant change – tools & techniques to stay true to self and adapt to challenging times
• Optimum Performance – Energy management not time management is the key to optimum performance
• Resilient Mindset – developing an attitude for high performance and happiness
• Transformational Coaching – getting the best from your people and sustaining high performance through change

Client list: 

Contact Energy, ANZ National Bank, Ernst & Young, Air NZ, Microsoft, Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue Department.