Nicole Harp, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Nicole Collier Harp, Ph.D. is a management consultant, author, and coach. Her work is grounded in curiosity, creativity, and collaboration. This mindset frames all her engagements including coaching conversations, research and learning initiatives. She embraces human-centered design which encourages collaborative, transparent, and iterative partnerships. Nicole strives to co-create experiences that challenge old thinking and inspire lasting change.

Career Highlights

  • For a National Public Health Institute: Provided leadership coaching for supervisors, professional staff, and high potential employees. Led the design and implementation team for a virtual, self-paced learning experience that builds inclusive habits
  • For an Independent Executive Agency: Partnered with corporate and governmental clients to design and implement organizational assessments and learning solutions to build inclusive workplace environments. Designed and implemented a custom leadership curriculum to develop skills that enable the sustainability of inclusive habits within organizations
  • For a National Wellness Nonprofit: Facilitated workshops on telling and analyzing personal wellness stories. Programmed a national annual wellness conference four years in a row

Areas of Specialization

  • Executive coaching for leaders, high potentials, academics, and entrepreneurs
  • Mindset and Habits
  • Productivity and Performance
  • Inquiry-based Leadership
  • Authentic Dialogue
  • Goal Setting and Visioning
  • Creativity/Creative Problem Solving
  • Work/Life Balance

Unique Attributes

  • B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Florida A&M University, M.S. in Elementary Education from Florida State University, Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Georgia
  • Neuroleadership Results Certified Coach and Certified in Creative Problem Solving by the Creative Education Foundation
  • Helps leaders examine their narrative habits so they can create more space for genuine dialogue and more inclusive and productive conversations
  • Spent several years as a teacher, adjunct professor, and training and development consultant, working with learners of all ages
  • Children’s author and professional writer with over 25 years of experience; encourages leaders to use writing as a tool for reflection
  • Hobbies

    Writing, especially children’s literature; running; dancing; reading, especially children’s fiction; cooking, when time permits; beauty seeking outdoors

  • Food

    Buttery, salty, grits

  • Band

    Earth, Wind and Fire, D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Lenny Kravitz

  • Movie

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Pretty Woman

  • Super Power

    Intuition. Seeing parts and the whole simultaneously

  • TV Show

    90s sitcoms

  • Book

    Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

  • Quote

    Become the master of your mind, rather than let your mind master you. ~Nichiren Daishonin

Consultant Insights

  • My ideal client is someone [an organization] that:

    Is open-minded and wants to be more energized, strategic, creative and resilient.

  • The highlight of my career so far has been:

    Helping clients accomplish meaningful work and learn to reach their goals faster, in sustainable ways.

  • My superpower as a coach is:

    Creative problem solving and building sustainable habits.

  • My philosophy on life is:

    Celebrate all wins. Especially the small ones.

  • I hope my legacy is one of:

    Helping people live happier, more authentic lives.