Nicky Westhead

Nicky Westhead

Location: West Chester, PA


Nicky Westhead, an experienced Executive and Team Coach, is dedicated to shifting mindsets and fostering breakthroughs for leaders and teams. With 25+ years of global business expertise, she combines coaching skills with deep organizational and leadership development understanding. Nicky's diverse background spans healthcare, energy, manufacturing, finance, technology, education, small-medium businesses, and the non-profit sector. Notable clients like Merck, KPMG, and Comcast benefit from her partnership with C-Suite executives and senior leadership teams.

As an Executive and Team Coach at the Wharton Business School, Nicky excels at coaching leaders in challenging roles, dynamic teams, and diverse cultures, incorporating cutting-edge research on leadership and team dynamics into her work. She is a trusted leadership advisor.

In addition to coaching, Nicky specializes in leadership development and organizational strategies. As Head of OD and Leadership at a legal services firm, she transformed leadership culture through innovative talent and development programs. In healthcare technology, Nicky facilitated global culture change and strategic planning, helping leaders thrive in ambiguity and navigate challenges.

Clients praise Nicky for her commitment, creativity, and resourcefulness. Fearlessly challenging mental models, she guides leaders to embrace possibilities and holds them accountable.

Certified in assessments like executive 360 assessments, Nicky utilizes these in tandem with Hogan, Coaching Mindset Index, and stakeholder interviews to offer clients feedback to sharpen their focus. She supports executive women, entrepreneurs, and local business owners, actively engaging in coaching and leadership communities. As a Board Director for Chester County Futures, she mentors underprivileged high school students pursuing college education. Nicky also sponsors The WayClub, an after-school program in Philadelphia empowering teenagers for future success.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Presence
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Team Effectiveness

Industry Experience

  • Chemicals
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Oil & Gas


  • English


  • University of Leicester, UK - BS, Psychology, BSc (Honors)
  • University of Sheffield, UK - MS, Occupational/Business psychology MSc


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • MBTI
  • FIRO-B
  • CPI 260

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