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Client stories.

Read about what my clients say about working with me and their own individual journey Through the Trees.

Eva's journey.

” I now have a clear direction for my creative practice. I understand how to develop my portfolio as a coherent bunch of work, which is united by my unique voice. The programme has made me feel more self-confidence in my work and in promoting myself.”

Gemma's journey.

“I’m no longer feeling stuck, I have a clear brand purpose and a roadmap to move forward. I know exactly what to write about, what to post on social media and where to focus my attention. I feel a freedom to create because now I know what path I’m on and what destination I’m heading to.”

“Nicola’s methodology in helping us to identify our brand was engaging and fun, making the process accessible for everyone taking part.  The result was a brand identity that really speaks to the whole partnership.  We regularly refer to it across the network to help clarify and share MADE’s message.  It’s become part of our everyday language.”

Liz O’Neill, Chief Executive, Z-arts
On behalf of Manchester’s Culture & Education Partnership MADE

“Nicola’s workshops are fantastic – she approaches the sessions in a way that make you think creatively about your identity and who you are as a company.  She helps you buy-in and believe in your brand in a totally new way. Through working with Nicola, you realise, branding is not just a marketing tool, but a business tool which informs everything that you do.  I couldn’t recommend Nicola more!”

Becky Atkinson, General Manager, Lawrence Batley Theatre

“I’ve been trying to get my business off the ground for a while and I couldn’t see what direction to take any longer. The 121 sessions with Nicola were incredible! I got so much out of it. It felt so good to be able to talk things through with a professional and to get an impartial opinion on my business. 

The sessions gave me structure, more clarity and purpose. I highly recommend Nicola for her professionalism and her caring approach. It’s a breath of fresh air to come across someone that cares about their business and other people too.”

Jessica Usher-Smith, Designer and Illustrator

“Engaging, supportive, provocative, and challenging. Nicola’s approach to brand development is inspiring. She has a talent for understanding the bigger picture. She helped us underpin our offering with a strong purpose, vision, mission and set of values. This resulted in a clearer direction for the Company and the whole team.”

Kevin Edward Turner, Co-Artistic Director, Company Chameleon

“We worked with Nicola to update our brand proposition in order to establish clear marketing and communication messages. She really helped our organisation establish a strong brand identity, and took the time to understand exactly what it was that we were trying to communicate with our target audiences. What was positive is that she effectively transferred the ideas from each team member and created an appropriate brand toolkit that we now use in all of our marketing material. I would highly recommend Nicola for any branding, marketing, and communications needs.”

Kamara Gray, Artistic Director, Artistry Youth Dance

“Nicola provided a workshop that felt bespoke and relevant for Odd Arts.  It brought us together as a team to celebrate aspects of our charity’s identity and values. Nicola helped us understand brand as a management tool and how we can use our brand to develop and achieve impact.”

Rebecca Friel, Chief Executive Officer, Odd Arts

“Nicola ran a fantastic session on branding and marketing for our weekly artist business surgeries. We invited Nicola to teach a workshop at DanceConnect as we knew her knowledge and experience would be extremely valuable to our community of artists. The session was fun, interactive and everyone went home having learnt so much. We received great feedback with many artists wishing they’d had the chance to get this training earlier in their careers. We would love to have Nicola back at some point soon.”

Fern & Rachel on behalf of DanceConnect & Coalesce Dance Theatre.

“Nicola’s workshop was insightful and engaging and gave students a new perspective on branding. The workshop introduced students to the different layers of branding and how branding can be used as a strategic management tool in the arts.”

Dr. Abigail Gilmore, Senior Lecturer, Arts Management & Cultural Policy, Institute for Cultural Practices (ICP)

Go on the journey.

Do you want to create a warrior brand for your business? Then find out more about a journey Through the Trees.

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