Nicci started her career in sales at 12, after graduating with a degree in Maths and Computer Science she started selling IBM computers and now 30 years later coaches bid teams globally (including IBM) on how to win their pitches. (78%-win rates)
She put a dress on for the first time 16th Dec 2012 and decided almost immediately it suited her better than a suit. She is the Corporate D.R.A.G. Queen (Drive Rapid Accountable Growth) and now helps large corporates grow by helping them build strategies and execution that wins.
She is a campaigner for Equality, a supporter of Women in Business and a D&I champion. She was included Financial Times’ FT OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives in 2017 and their FT HERoes Champions of Women in Business in 2018 and included in the 2021 British LGBT Awards Top 10 Inspirational Leader.
Nicci has performed in three Edinburgh Fringe shows (‘Prey’, ‘To pee or not too pee’ and ‘God hates me: I’m trans’) and headlined all over the world with her irreverent and thought-provoking stand-up comedy.
She has three kids two now NOT teenagers, has been happily married for 15 years and about to celebrate their 25thanniversary. (yes, that’s a joke!)
“I believe we can have a more inclusive world where all have opportunity to thrive and realize their full potential while being their authentic selves.
“My mission toward that world is to cultivate hope where there is not, forge a way forward where there is chaos, and develop change strategies that work to build toward true inclusion and belongingness for individuals and organizations. I do this 1 conversation, 1 person, 1 experience at a time AND she does this through designing and executing enterprise-wise systems strategies.
“Starting my career in Information Technology and ending up in Diversity & Inclusion is a road that may seem odd but provides the perfect combination to get real business results in a space that can seem “fluffy” to some. In fact, this is why I was tapped to enter this space in the first place. I’ve delivered credibility and growth. I’ve used my expertise in organizational change management, systems thinking, initiative management, coaching, applied positive psychology and diversity and inclusion to architect change strategies to get business results.
“I value working with those desiring to make the world a more equitable place. I value being on creative and innovative teams open to leveraging human behavior and positive psychology to increase impact. And I value spaces where my super strengths of endless curiosity, cultural humility, authenticity, persistence, and relentless pursuit of learning new things are appreciated.”
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