Nicole Martin - Head of Talent Management

Nicole Martin has over 15 years of Human Resources experience both in global corporations such as Quest Diagnostics, McKinsey, and Unilever, as well as start-up experience at The RealReal. Through numerous roles, she gained expertise in compensation, recruiting, and learning and development. As a Human Resources Business Partner, she grew a passion for performance management, talent development, employee relations, and employee engagement. 

Nicole's keen business sense combined with emotional intelligence allows her to balance solutions that serve both the company and the employee. Coaching and developing employees at all levels has always been her favorite part of any job, and so she enhanced those skills by completing her coaching certification through Leadership That Works, an International Coach Federation accredited program. Though now armed with many tools and exercises, Nicole does not use a cookie-cutter approach with her clients. Instead she first learns about the client as a person, and then utilizes those core values in order to grow clients professionally. 

Nicole lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband and daughter, and their rescue dog Hogan. She believes in filling your own cup first, so that you can take care of others. Nicole is a role model for staying tuned into your own personal needs and making self-care a priority. With the hard work and dedication she puts into her clients, Nicole balances that with hikes with her family, doing Pilates, writing, or simply vegging out.


Nicole is a patient, insightful, and inspirational individual. We met as colleagues within the Human Resources profession over 10 years ago, and I have benefited from her experience and counsel ever since. I recently saw an opportunity for myself to take a risk and advance my l development outside of the workplace. I reached out to Nicole for thought partnership on the best approach, as well as the encouragement we sometimes need in order to take a leap. Nicole provided excellent coaching, and asked really powerful questions that helped me articulate what I wanted, why I wanted it, and how I could personally influence the discussion to achieve my desired outcome

E. D., Senior Manager

I had a coaching session with Nicole that truly changed my perspective about something that I had been struggling with for a very long time. Although it was our first time meeting and our first session together, I felt comfortable right away, and it was so easy to continue to talk and dive into thoughts I had been buried away, not wanting to sort through them on my own. She asked challenging, thought-provoking questions to help me make sense of the feelings I was experiencing, and helped me look to the future of this situation. Our session ended with a powerful visualization exercise I have repeated on my own with amazing, grounding results.

Anonymous Client

So far, I have had 5 sessions with Nicole Martin and I am blown away by everything I have learned not only about myself but also about general mindfulness practice and new perspectives that I am able to bring into my everyday life. Nicole put me at ease and made me comfortable within the first 5 minutes of meeting with her. She takes the time to lay out expectations of the 10 sessions while also giving flexibility to what is discussed each session. The packets she has created for me to work on in between sessions keeps me thinking throughout the my week, allowing me to continue to refocus on my goals and personal expectations. What is most exciting for me in the sessions is how she relates our entire discussion to what is going on in my life currently. Nicole is so easy to talk to and is open to going off theme a bit if there is something that came up in between sessions I need to talk out. The most outstanding and exciting part came from one of the first things she told me, which is that the answers are ultimately within me. Nicole knows all of the right questions to ask to get me thinking deeper and more impact-fully. She is a motivating force in my journey to better myself and I really love working with her on my journey.

Anonymous Client

I can not recommend Nicole enough as a coach. Loved the approach to coaching...I truly had all of the tools inside of me but I needed Nicole's guidance to bring them out. After each session I was armed with a new way to tackle difficult hurdles, work through them and thrive. Coaching can be very intimidating but her approach was very gentle yet efficient! The change that I have seen in my life and the life of those around me because of the new me that Nicole helped me find is amazing. Highly recommend!

Anonymous client

Nicole made coaching much less intimidating than I thought it would be and really gave me a focal point to keep in mind after the session. I came back to that idea of Self Love many times, and it has helped to inform my approach and decision making.

E.C., Owner

Nicole's professionalism, integrity and focus are apparent in every interaction. She consistently provides more than is expected and her communication is exceptional. She also happens to be warm and engaging with a knack for making everyone in her presence feel seen, heard and of utmost importance.

J.M., President

Nicole's work ethic and career guidance style stood out to me. I always looked forward to our sessions as Nicole's genuine interest in my career happiness and development inspired me to continue to excel in my current role and stay focus on gaining valuable skills for future opportunities. Today, after interacting with 15+ HR professionals throughout my career, many whom I admire, I still consider Nicole to have demonstrated the highest work quality and value. I'd wholeheartedly recommend Nicole to anyone looking to partner with a professional to help provide them with clear direction on ways to excel in their current role as well as keep you focused on defining and achieving your development goals

L. G., Business Development Manager

Working with Nicole was such a treat. She's a gifted coach who puts you at ease right away. I found it very easy to open up in regards to some of the current life situations I am navigating. We worked with tools such as visual imagery and coming back to the breath, to get in tune with mindfulness and becoming more aware of the path my intuition is guiding me towards. We even came up with an easy plan for me to carry out, that left me with a feeling of accomplishment and positivity. If you're seeking a coach that is gentle, compassionate, and intuitive, I highly recommend booking an exploratory session with Nicole, as she was definitely meant to do this work!

A.S., Owner

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