Nicole Burgess Soul-Led Leadership Coach for HSP Women Entrepreneurs


About Nicole

Introverted, highly sensitive, multi-passionate entrepreneur, creative, intuitive, following my soul’s calling, spiritual, leadership coaching- that’s me. 

Sometimes quiet yet I can be fierce in setting boundaries, questioning inner stories, and in assisting other women in owning their abilities and gifts.

I knew I was different from a young age and discovered that I was an introvert when I was about 23. That changed a lot for me. I was getting my undergraduate degree in accounting, under the illusion this was a good field. But the longer I worked in the field, the more drained of energy I became and felt my soul being crushed.

I then took another detour and became a Business Analyst where I could teach (another love of mine behind learning) on systems and change management across the United States and parts of Europe.

This too was an attempt to fit into an extroverted role that left me exhausted and overstimulated.

All my life, I’d fallen into the good-girl trap of doing what I “should” instead of what I “wanted”.  I felt so out of balance like I was living someone else’s life.

I desperately wanted to do something where I could serve others directly and dive deep into the human psyche.

So, I said goodbye to the corporate world, took a leap of faith, and got my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology specifically in Transpersonal Psychology (Mind, Body, & Spirit).

That’s when my life’s path became more congruent and aligned with my soul’s calling.


  • Introvert & Highly Sensitive Professional Leadership Coaching for Women
  • Almost Two Decades as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now called Sophia University) in Palo Alto, CA
  • Founder of Self-Care Summit: Improve Your Bottom Line and Your Personal Life
  • Podcast Host of Soulfilled Sisterhood
  • Previous Podcast Host ofLaunching Your Daughter, episodes for parents and caregivers of tween/teen girls
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner
  • Certificate in Creative and Expressive Arts,
  • Certified EAGALA level II Equine-assisted Psychotherapy
  • Former accountant with a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University
  • Proud introvert, high achiever, and HSP who is living her life’s calling!
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator INFJ
  • The Intrigue on Sally Hogshead’s Fascination Advantage


My Driving Force in Leadership Coaching

It was about four years ago now that I discovered I was a highly sensitive person.  I have been talking about it ever since on my podcast and with other women. Many of the 15-20% of the population who are HSPs are unaware they are wired differently, they think “there is something wrong with me.”

My conviction is helping other introverted and/or highly sensitive professional women who love what they do but are plagued with overwhelm, inner fears (Perfectionism, People-Pleasing, or Imposter Syndrome), self-doubt, getting in their own way, or not speaking up.

As a licensed marriage and family therapist for almost two decades, I have worked with hundreds of women, families, and teen girls overcome anxiety, heal from past traumas, learn how to communicate assertively and listen fully, increase self-awareness, and regain trust in themselves.

Now, I coach introverted, high achieving, and/or highly sensitive professional women—women just like you—go from being driven by fears to a place of empowerment as a leader. 

As a clinically trained coach, I apply the skills I have learned as a psychotherapist (asking powerful questions, shifting mindsets, boundary-setting, etc) along with blending my skills as an accountant, trainer, business analyst, and entrepreneur. I am also an avid reader and have attended thousands of hours of professional training since my twenties, which also impacts my leadership coaching.

Managers, mentors, healers, and business owners who have worked with me have asked for raises, gotten promotions, broke free from old inner stories that held them back, went from controlled chaos to calm, learned ways to manage their emotions as an HSP, regained confidence and found their voice in speaking up more.

Working with a coach can help you continue to make an impact in our world without the overwhelm and self-doubt that attempts to hold you back.

The number one response I receive from my clients is they feel “FREEDOM”. Freedom from what used to hold them back, exhaust them, and in playing small in career/business. Freedom to follow and trust their inner wisdom.

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