Nicole is Irish national born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She began her training career in 1997 counselling and up-skilling American youth at the YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA. She also headed up the Acting and Drama Programme focussing on confidence and public performance development. Thereafter she went on to become a Business Development Manager for Clube Praia Da Oura Algarve, Portugal.
She continued gaining international experience when she relocated to Dubai, UAE in 2009, immediately building knowledge and a better understanding of Middle Eastern markets and culture.