Nicole Smart internatIONAL (PTY) LTD

Nicole Smart was 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 became a sales executive for a hotel in 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.
Nicole relocated to Muscat, Oman and between 2011-2019 she played an instrumental role in training Omani nationals and expatriates alike towards the countries ‘Vision 2020’ Omanisation initiative: training and coaching towards the sustainable development of the private
sector and closing Omanisation gaps within all levels of management and leadership development.

In April 2018, Nicole was selected as one of 10 international speakers to host a TED Talk for TEDx Muscat Live (Oman) on: The importance of contributing to a greener society.

She was interviewed on Hussam 
El-Hage’s Podcast series in Dubai, July 2019, to discuss her journey in Executive Training & Development, Coaching and International Guest speaking.

Nicole Smart International currently trains, coaches, consults and speaks across the globe.

Her all-encompassing experience in the field of business, psychology and guest speaking in front of audiences world-wide, has been the basis on which her success as a training consultant and executive coach is comprised.

Nicole specialises in high-impact,  executive development workshops, closing skills gaps and focusing on individual and team attitude and behaviour adaptation.
Nicole has 25 years’ experience in the corporate arena, specialising in integrated organisational development and critical skills including, not limited to: Advanced Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience of Communication (Conversational Intelligence), Executive Leadership and Management Development,  Diversity-Inclusion and Cultural Intelligence, Stakeholder Management and Engagement, Organisational Behaviour, Employee Motivation and Engagement, Mentoring and Coaching, Business Writing, Train-the-Trainer, Executive Presence and Corporate Visibility, Advanced Presentation Etiquette and Voice Projection, Women in Leadership (empowerment), Managing and Improving Business Performance, Sales and New Business Development, Entrepreneurship Development, One-On-One Executive Coaching and all people-centric development skills.