Nicole Scherf


Nicole Scherf, MA and INSEAD EMCCC, is a systemic Executive Coach and Team and Organizational Development specialist. Her systemic perspective includes being client-centered, solution-focused and success oriented. Her coaching provides structure, support and feedback in an ongoing process of clarifying desires, removing blocks, attaining goals and realizing visions. 

Nicole is also a certified business negotiation coach as well as uses the INSEAD Executive Master in Coaching and Consulting for Change methods with specific emphasis on cross-cultural and senior leadership development. 

A former Equity Partner and Head of the Global Financial Services Practice with one of the leading European Executive Search firms, Nicole has gained in-depth functional leadership experience in aligning a virtual global team of 50+ Partners based in more than 35 countries.

Nicole has over 20 years of experience in global executive recruiting and assessment, career coaching and Global Account Management. Some of her client relationships included Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, AXA Private Equity (now ARDIAN), Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Pimco, Siemens Financial Services, ABB, GE Capital, McKinsey, and Accenture. Her executive coaching assignments include clients such as Coca Cola, Merck Serono, Deutsche Telecom and Commerzbank.

Nicole works predominantly with teams and leaders striving for both sustainable change and ongoing development and having the ultimate goal to create the necessary social corporate climate and culture enabling individuals to perform and develop their own potential. Her coaching style is empathetic and creative with a high degree of authenticity and expert intuition. She uses herself as the main instrument in order to increase her coachees’ self-perception, reflection and recalibration and she acts as an executive sparring partner when it comes to refining his/her ultimate role, role boundaries and key tasks in the service of the organization.