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People Development

to empower and unlock potential

We offer customized approaches to maximize sustainable employee engagement and productivity

Nicole Carey


Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Authorized DiSC Partner, and People Consultant

As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, a DiSC Authorized Partner, and longtime HR consultant, Nicole has directly helped the development of hundreds of employees and leaders. Her empathetic and direct approach has led to the improvement of relationships, productivity, and business results. Nicole has a varied background in both operations and human resources. Her experience working with start-ups, mid-sized companies, and billion-dollar national organizations providing complex technical HR support to strategic business support, makes her a valuable partner in organizational success.

“Nicole and her CliftonStrengths™️ finder workshop was the perfect solution for what my team was looking for.

As a new team looking to learn, grow, and listen together, the need for guidance and vision was exactly what Nicole delivered through an engaging, passionate, and compelling program. Team members came away extremely enthusiastic about what they learned about themselves, one another, and the best ways to move forward and work together. Nicole was collaborative and thoughtful in her approach, and we look forward to working with her in the future.”

Shane Downey

Sr. Director, Global Footwear at Columbia Sportswear

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Customized Solutions

Do you or your team need help but you're not sure where to start? No problem! We specialize in crafting customized HR solutions to help address your specific needs. Schedule an introductory call with Nicole to share your goals, challenges, and situation and she will suggest service options that will target problem areas to improve team dynamics and maximize individual strengths.

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"Unlike a lot of other training I attended, this training is something you take with you to succeed at work and life."

Maurice Kuritz

Vice President, Marketing and Sales at Backstage Library Works


  • Everything DiSC® Facilitation and Training
    As an Everything DiSC® authorized partner, Nicole provides customized training focused on your behavioral and communication styles and the needs of your environment. Nicole works closely with you to develop strategies and practical techniques to hone your style and improve relationships, build a strong inclusive culture, and drive performance. Read a brochure about Everything DiSC® A brief introduction video to EverythingDiSC® Half day and full day workshop options include: WORKPLACE Engage every individual in building more effective relationships at work Participant Takeaways: In-depth self-discovery Appreciation for differences in work styles Strategies for successful interactions Read a brochure about Everything DiSC® for the workplace. MANAGEMENT Teach managers to successfully engage, motivate, and develop their people Participant Takeaways: Discovery of personal management style Insight into directing, delegation, and motivating Strategies to support long-term development Read a brochure about Everything DiSC® for management. PRODUCTIVE CONFLICT Harness the power of conflict by transforming destructive behavior into productive responses Participant Takeaways: Self-awareness around reactions to conflict The impact different conflict responses have on others Steps to change responses from destructive to productive Read a brochure about Everything DiSC® for productive conflict. WORK OF LEADERS Create impactful leaders through the process of Vision, Alignment, and Execution Participant Takeaways: A simple, compelling model of leadership Personalized insights to leverage strengths and overcome challenges A clear path for improvement Read a brochure about Everything DiSC® for the work of leaders.
  • The Five Behaviors® of a Cohesive Team Workshop
    Harness the power of The Five Behaviors® throughout your entire organization. Individuals will learn to become better teammates by integrating Patrick Lencioni’s model, and in the process redefine teamwork and collaboration. This workshop is designed specifically for individuals, and doesn’t require participants to be from the same team. Workshop participants can also be from varying levels of seniority, from entry-level through C suite. Attendees can adopt principles to help shape behavior and find a common language with others, no matter the team or department. Half day, full day and 3-day workshops are available. Learn more about The Five Behaviors® model for teams. Read a brochure on using The Five Behaviors model for teams.
  • The Five Behaviors® of Personal Development Workshop
    This workshop is built around the principles outlined by the creator of The Five Behaviors®, Patrick Lencioni, in this book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Focused on team effectiveness and productivity, this workshop helps teams leverage The Five Behaviors® of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. Everything DiSC® is used to help elevate team effectiveness, communication and relationships. By understanding their individual DiSC® style, participants gain insight into how they and others bring special value to a team. Workshops can be half day or full day. Creator of The Five Behaviors®, Patrick Lencioni, gives a three minute introduction to Personal Development in this video. Read a brochure about using The Five Behaviors® for Personal Development.
  • CliftonStrengths™️ One on One Coaching & Team Workshops
    As a Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths™️ Coach, Nicole will show you the power of leveraging your strengths to improve your wellbeing, increase productivity, and build high-performing individuals and teams. Strengths-based development empowers your people for greater performance. People who have the chance to utilize their CliftonStrengths™️ are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and three times as likely to say they have an excellent quality of life, according to Gallup. One on one coaching is available as well as half day or full day workshops. Learn About the Science of CliftonStrengths™️
  • Mediation
    Conflict is inevitable and a necessary part of innovation and collaboration. At times, you need a third-party neutral to help the parties through a difficult situation. Nicole has the unique ability to quickly gain trust in complex workplaces and meet each person where they are. As an empathetic neutral, Nicole can tailor her approach to best support the parties through any challenges.
  • HR Consulting
    Running a business and understanding all the nuances of HR is tough. Carey Consulting offers a range of holistic HR solutions that can be customized to enable leaders and organizations to navigate these challenging times.
  • Workplace Investigations
    Hire Carey Consulting to conduct your workplace investigation to help ensure that the outcome will be transparent and legally defensible. We’re neutral fact-finders, conducting complainant, witness, and subject interviews. We will follow the principles of natural justice and provide you with thorough reporting. Carey Consulting will handle interviewing and detail collection. After the research phase we will help you tackle the important process of communicating outcomes or implementing changed policies and moving forward in light of the evidence. This final phase of the investigation, often overlooked, is crucial to the success of the investigation and to ensuring a lasting positive impact.

“Nicole Carey is an absolute HR, management and CliftonStrengths master and professional.

Avenue partners with Nicole on our HR, hiring, manager and CliftonStrengths consulting and training for our team. I appreciate her engaging style, trustworthy counsel and customized approach to the unique needs of our company. Our work together has significantly impacted our team, culture and engagement in a positive way. Nicole is our go-to for all things HR, management and hiring, and I enthusiastically recommend her to any business owner!”

Anna Madill

Founder and CEO at Avenue

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"Nicole Carey is our secret superpower! She leans into hard topics and conversations in a way that has earned the trust of our entire team and made our culture stronger. Nicole has helped us with all-company trainings, individual coaching, and direct HR support for difficult issues, and they all get my highest recommendation."

Cameron Madill

CEO at PixelSpoke


Unsure which services are right for your organization? Get in touch so we can learn about your particular situation and make a recommendation.

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Let’s Engage

We empower individual employees to be their best selves and help organizations to maximize their people power. If you think we might be able to help you, we want to hear what you have to say. Please get in touch!

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