Nicoa Dunne

Business Coach, Corporate Coach, Life Coach


Nicoa's passion for executive coaching is infectious. Her partnering style is collaborative and includes a somatic, consciousness-based approach driven by an ontological, or “a way of being”, methodology. Her clients rave (see their comments at over their personal transformations and continue to practice the tools learned to enhance their lifestyles. Nicoa is known as a values-based executive coach for many Fortune 500 companies and the US Government. She provides executive and professional coaching in alignment with the International Coach Federation Professional Core Competencies and pledges accountability to the ICF Code of Ethics. She is also an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELIMP) as a preferred partner to the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). Her coaching certification is from the Newfield Network Nicoa served as the Membership chair of the Raleigh Area Chapter of ICF in the past and is both a HAPACUS Certified Science of Happiness Trainer and a Femfessionally endorsed business woman! Learn more at

How I can help

Nicoa's Goal? To help people help themselves... Real transformation for real leaders learning to anchor their energy to live & lead by design. Learning to see the world, your team, your employees, and most importantly yourself from different levels of awareness. Emotional literacy, intelligence and competence is key for creating a successful and satisfying lifestyle and leadership style. There IS more to life than you may be able to see right now. #LifeByDesign #LeadByDesign

Who I work with

Corporate Executives + Business Owners + MBA Students


I worked with Nicoa as my executive coach for more than two years. She taught me to examine my motivations & reactions in such a way that I became a more well-rounded, thoughtful, & self-confident leader for my team, & a more balanced & fulfilled mother & wife. Her coaching was instrumental in my receiving a promotion, & in my establishing myself as a more respected leader, capable of driving change! I especially appreciated her use of the Energy Leadership as a powerful tool of awareness!

- Laurie Winger Executive Vice President | Chief Products Officer at CUNA Mutual Group

I was very fortunate to have worked with Nicoa as my leadership coach in the McClauchlan Leadership Series, part of the NC State Jenkins MBA Program. She is encouraging, thoughtful, relatable, fun, and filled with positive energy. Nicoa is an outstanding life coach who looks beyond symptoms to help you see underlying root causes. She helped me understand the power of CHOICE, for which I'm grateful. If you need a coach, get Nicoa Dunne because she gets it!

- Albert Bennah, MBA Solutions Engineer & Technical Account Manager at TiVo Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

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Wilmington, North Carolina, US

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