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Nikolai Koval-Radley

Expand your thinking. Make courageous business, career or life-altering decisions. Take bold, daring action. We're going to dramatically expand your toolkit and options and help you to deliver unprecedented results in your work and life. This is what I call 'brilliance'.

1. unlock 'brilliance'

Attune more intimately to your life purpose and values. Harness your inner allies. Befriend your saboteurs. Find and maintain balance. Experience more fulfilment. We're going to uncover your authenticity, power and potential and create a profound harmony within. This is what I call 'wholeness'.

2. Discover 'wholeness'

I help my clients Do two things:

I help my clients Do two things:

I HELP MY CLIENTS DO TWO THINGS:

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU

FOLLOWERSHIP?'

INSPIRE

'How do i

FOLLOWERSHIP?'

'HOW DO I INSPIRE

MY CALLING?'

WHAT'S

SUCKS.

'MY WORK

WHAT'S MY CALLING?'

'MY WORK SUCKS.

PEAK PERFORMANCE?'

SUSTAIN

'How do i

'HOW DO I SUSTAIN

PEAK PERFORMANCE?'

I CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Coaching is about co-creating a powerful relationship in which transformative dialogue catapults you towards your goals. As your coach, I’ll be your champion, cheerleader, enabler, sense-checker, catalyst and sometimes your guide. Think of me as a deep pool of energy that you can use to recharge - or supercharge - yourself. What this energy means for you will depend, but it’s likely to be deeply nourishing and possibly even transformative.

Whether it’s growing your business or career, getting more recognition, generating greater abundance, finding better balance or creating deeper connections, I can help. We’ll start by getting crystal clear on what you really want…. and then we’ll help you move towards it, courageously.

Hi, I’m Nikolai.  

 

Unleashing people’s brilliance and wholeness is my life’s purpose.

 

Pursuing it, I've had the privilege of instigating, designing and delivering award-winning training and coaching experiences for global blue-chip organisations in Europe, North America and APAC that have impacted over 100,000 people. Over the last 17 years I’ve worked with senior bankers and consultants, fashionistas and luxury retailers, regulators and policy makers. I have many stories - and scars (!) - to prove it. I’m a Cambridge grad, Founder, business and commercial leader, master facilitator and trainer, professional coach, husband, uncle, yogi and (according to a former client) ‘compassionate agitator’.

 

​My current focus is building ‘next generation’ Business Executives and Commercial Leaders. Dramatically expanding your capacity to achieve, succeed, serve, connect, include, support, relax, learn, grow, heal and flourish is what gets me out of bed. Doing this, I bring a signature playfulness, passion and rigour combined with a deep calm developed over two decades training my mind in the wisdom traditions.

 

A couple of fun facts: My Buddhist name is Yeshe Dorje, which means ‘Diamond Wisdom’. I was also once referred to as “my beautiful boy” by Donatella Versace.

 

Welcome to my website, your guide to exploring working with me as your coach.

ABOUT ME

HI, I'M NIKOLAI.

Unleashing people’s brilliance and wholeness is my life’s purpose.

 

Pursuing it, I've had the privilege of instigating, designing and delivering award-winning training and coaching experiences for global blue-chip organisations in Europe, North America and APAC that have impacted over 100,000 people. Over the last 17 years I’ve worked with senior bankers and consultants, fashionistas and luxury retailers, regulators and policy makers. I have many stories - and scars (!) - to prove it. I’m a Cambridge grad, Founder, business and commercial leader, master facilitator and trainer, professional coach, husband, uncle, yogi and (according to a former client) ‘compassionate agitator’.

 

​My current focus is building ‘next generation’ Business Executives and Commercial Leaders. Dramatically expanding your capacity to achieve, succeed, serve, connect, include, support, relax, learn, grow, heal and flourish is what gets me out of bed. Doing this, I bring a signature playfulness, passion and rigour combined with a deep calm developed over two decades training my mind in the wisdom traditions.

 

A couple of fun facts: My Buddhist name is Yeshe Dorje, which means ‘Diamond Wisdom’. I was also once referred to as “my beautiful boy” by Donatella Versace.

 

Welcome to my website, your guide to exploring working with me as your coach.

KEY STATS

17

My years of business experience, from grad level to the Boardroom

370

The number of organisations I've worked with

100K

The number of people impacted by my work

5

The number of coaching methodologies I'm familiar with

5000

The number of leaders I've coached and trained personally 

20

The number of years I've trained my mind  

SERVICES

Executive & Leadership Coaching

Helping CEOs, CXOs, Founders and VPs unlock the secrets to sustainable success in constant disruption, without losing humanity. 

ABOUT MY

LOGO

Helping Commercial Directors and Sales Leaders deliver the numbers by mastering themselves and their markets. 

Commercial Coaching

Helping individuals find fulfilment, balance, agency and success in their professional and personal lives. 

Life Coaching

WHY WORK WITH ME?

01

All beings are Buddhas. This is my orientation, as a practitioner in the wisdom traditions. I will acknowledge and champion you when you win and when you don't. We're all a work in progress, so there's immense joy in the journey as much as the destination. 

Fearless championing

02

I've worked with the most senior and skeptical leaders from investment bankers to lawyers, consultants to policy makers. I use evidence based methods because I believe facts win. But I also rely on intuition, instinct and I welcome the wisdom of the gut. No matter what data we use in our conversations, I always keep it real. That also goes for when you're kidding yourself. 

No Bullshit

03

One size doesn't fit everyone. My coaching programmes are bespoke as standard. We'll also agree how we'll work together when we design our alliance. You can change what you need whenever you want. 

Highly Personalised

04

Diversity is a beautiful fact of life and I celebrate it in all its forms. Whatever your background, values, beliefs or temperament, I will help you identify and celebrate your unique brilliance and use it to achieve whatever you most want.

Radically inclusive 

05

I've been working in human performance for nearly two decades using science, technology, creativity and above all, authenticity. I know what it takes to get the best out of you because I've unleashed performance and wellbeing for thousands of people across industry. You're in experienced hands. 

Deep expertise

Clients come to coaching for a wide range of reasons and so the results vary. Generally speaking however, you can expect to experience some of the following changes, all of which are backed up by evidence.  

What's the impact of coaching?

By naming what you're really longing for and envisioning what it will be like when you get it, you'll feel crystal clear about your direction, inside and out. 

Clearer

vision

Taking courageous steps towards what you want and being held accountable is highly likely to put your life and work on boost mode.

Faster progression

Daring to dream, honouring your values, articulating your 'why' and drawing on your inner leader is likely to give you a sense of joyful meaning. 

Sense of fulfilment

Reframing failures as learnings and setbacks as insights, you'll find yourself bouncing back like never before.

Greater resilience

When you know your strengths, manage your saboteurs and step into your authenticity, a huge reservoir of energy emerges to draw on.

More confidence

& drive

The fruit of taking control of your work and life is abundance - be it financial, emotional, time, connection or something else. Prepare to become richer. 

Greater abundance

When we connect with ourselves, the heart opens and we're more available for others. Expect to feel greater resonance in your interactions. 

Stronger connection

You can't change, or leave be, what you cannot see. The heart of coaching is raising awareness, inside and out. 

Heightened awareness

TESTIMONIALS

Nicola Amiss - Senior Vice President of Sales

"I feel very blessed to have had Nikolai as my thinking partner and coach over the past 6 months. He has a very unique skill of being able to hold space for you to think and reflect and has an almost magical way of evoking awareness. He challenges you to stretch and grow, often forcing you to question assumptions and self limiting beliefs. Nikolai continues to help me work through sticky challenges, figure things out and become more aware of who I really am to live a more energised, balanced and fulfilled life."

Paul Ruggier - FTSE 100 Co-Founder

"Nikolai has helped me enormously on a wide range of topics starting with helping me to determine my values, selecting my next career move and land a job, right through to helping me overcome significant personal issues. Nikolai draws on his vast experience, wisdom and use of appropriate, powerful tools and techniques – including many which are quite unconventional and new to me, but very effective."

Rob Bloor - Senior Principal, Professional Service Firm, Switzerland

“Nikolai has helped me train my focus, identify my saboteurs, find my leader within and hone my personal brand storybook. Crucially, his coaching approach has held me to account and helped me to avoid distraction from other business pressures. The outcome of the coaching has been outstanding.”

Zehra Odunayo - Growth, People Strategy & Change Lead

"Working with Nikolai is a game changer. His approach to coaching is considered, personal and exceptionally professional. He cares not only about understanding your goals and priorities, but also your values. In doing so, he has supported me on a journey of aligning my values to my growth approach. I wouldn't be in this next phase of my career without his guidance and support!"

Laura Bridge

Celebrity and Private Chef

"Nikolai is a naturally gifted coach, very empathetic and inquisitive and yet also results driven. During our sessions, his patient yet no-nonsense approach expedited a critical decision in my life and I felt clearer and more empowered as a result. I highly recommend his services."

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I help leaders succeed and flourish through professional 1:1 coaching.

BRILLIANCE & WHOLENESS

your

Unleashing

I help leaders succeed and flourish through professional 1:1 coaching.

BRILLIANCE &WHOLENESS

UNLEASHING YOUR

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