Nicola Huelin is a multi-award winning women's business coach and mentor, inspirational speaker and author with over 20 years in business, combining corporate experience as an executive and senior business consultant within multiple industries (telecommunications, IT, public sector, education, hospitality) and 12 years as an entrepreneur, freelance and small business owner. Nicola holds an Honours degree in business economics with a specialism in marketing from Southampton University and postgraduate qualifications in business, change and project management, and was an approved Marketing Advisor on the government's Business Growth Voucher programme. A registered AMAC coach (Associate member) with the Association for Coaching, Nicola is a fully qualified Small Business Coach and Personal Transformation Life Coach, and holds a diploma in Small Business Coaching, Group Coaching and Personal Transformation Coaching from the Animas Centre for coaching, London. All coaching training fully accredited and recognised by The International Coach Federation, The Institute of Leadership Management and The Complementary Therapists Association. Trusted for her expertise, caring and down to earth approach and holistic philosophy when defining and achieving success, as well as having combined a successful career and business success with raising a family, Nicola has become a highly sought-after women's business coach and mentor to other mums in business and is on a personal mission to empower one million mums in business Founder of the UK network of Mpower Mastermind groups and the Mpower online business community, Nicola's work has been featured on international TV, and has received multiple awards, including: - Mentor of the year - Business Women Excellence Awards - Sussex Edition 2016, Winner - Best Parent in Business (London & South East), Mumandworking awards, 2016 (in last 5, results Oct 2016) - Most Empowering Coach/Mentor, Women are B.E.S.T. awards, Winner 2015 - Best Supporting Business, National MumpreneurUK business awards, Finalist 2015 - Best New Business, Women in Sussex awards, Winner 2014 Nicola is regularly asked to share her business expertise and her inspirational personal story to audiences internationally, for example the Women Empowerment Global Summit at the European Sustainability Academy in Crete, London Summit for changemakers, women's business networks, European business schools, Mums Enterprise Roadshows around the UK and The Work and Family Show (Excel London). Nicola is currently preparing a TED talk on the growing power of Mumpreneurs within the UK economy.
These real life stories straight from the heart inspire mums everywhere. - Dame Mary Perkins, Co-founder of Specsavers, the UK's first self-made female billionaire and original MumpreneurI believe reading this book will give you the courage to begin... and the courage to succeed. - Lucy Piper, PresenterNicola has written the essential handbook that every Mumpreneur should read. Inspiring, insightful and packed full of strategies to help us all achieve our dreams. - Jo Davison, founder of Blue Cow GlobalA 'movement' is happening right now, more women than ever are joining, most likely unknowingly, the Invisible Revolution. I know this because I myself am a part of it. With Nicola's help, talented and amazing women will remain invisible no more. So let this be your 'magical book' join the revolution and be a change maker. Even if you don't know what it is you need to do but know something has to change in life, family and work this book may just be your very own 'Golden Ribbon' moment. - Lindsey Fish, Founder & CEO, Mums Enterprise RoadshowThis book is an essential read for future business owners, start-ups and people long into their entrepreneurial journey. I really loved the hugely visual story of the golden ribbon moment. It really made me stop and think. When was your life changing golden ribbon moment when you decided to start your own business?The invisible revolution will inspire you with tips, strategies and case studies with Nicola's friendly and approachable writing style. - Amanda Ruiz, PR expert to entrepreneursThe Invisible Revolution reads like a personal letter from Nicola. I have known (and admired) Nicola for a few years, and there are few people as unquestioningly supportive of other women as Nicola. Through her own personal experiences and her coaching work, Nicola understands what personal and professional resources women need to achieve their business goals, and she shares her time and knowledge generously to help them.I found the Invisible Revolution an enjoyable and insightful read, and would absolutely recommend it to any mother who feels lost, alone, or doubts her ability to achieve her professional dreams. It's the next best thing to spending a few hours in Nicola's uplifting and warm company. - Hannah Martin, Founder of The Talented Ladies ClubWomen account for under a third of those in self-employment, but over half the increase in self-employment since the recession started in 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, women accounted for an unprecedented 80% of the new self-employed (Labour Force Survey, Office of National Statistics 2013). Women were nearly five times more likely to mention family reasons for becoming self-employed than men. A fifth of females chose to work as self-employed to help combine 'family commitments/wanted to work at home' and employment in a flexible manner (ONS Regional Trends, Women in Business 2009).I am one of those statistics, as are many mothers I know who have started a business for the same reasons. Some have been ambitious and hungry to balance a career with motherhood and others have wanted a few extra pounds to allow a buffer for their family. Both bring different challenges and levels of mummy gilt! This book is a marvellous combination of amazing business knowledge combined with wonderful nurturing motivation! Women with children and business can have a perception that if you bring the two together, you are unprofessional and unable to do your job well. As women grow in strength and power, with support from individuals like Nicola, we will become far from invisible but confident about who we are and empower each other to become the best we can be. - Rebecca Robertson, Independent Financial Advisor, Director, Author, Ted-x Speaker, Founder of Evolution for Women