About Nicole

The Official Stuff

Nicole Calhoun is a skilled Information Technology Professional with more than 20 years of experience across multiple areas including Application Development (Software Engineering), Business Systems Analysis and Project Management. 


Nicole is also experienced in public speaking, training and workshop facilitation. 


Industry Experience:


Financial Services

Investment Banking

Manufacturing and Automotive


Educational & Professional Achievements:


Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems, Oakland University, Rochester, MI


Introduction to Project Management, University of Texas Austin


Graduate Business Analytics Certificate, Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas


Competent Communicator, Toastmasters International


Competent Leader, Toastmasters International


Winner of several speech and writing contests

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Nicole's Personal Commentary

  

Why am I qualified for this? First and foremost, I’ve walked in these same shoes. Most of my career has been spent as a Software Engineer and I absolutely loved it! I enjoyed the analysis, creating the solutions, the problem resolution. For the first fifteen years of my technology career, I opted to stay in the background and pass my advice along to my managers when it came to speaking with upper management. 


As I moved into a Subject Matter Expert role, I realized I needed to communicate at higher levels within our organization. I also found my explanations were so lofty that no one asked questions after presenting my thoroughly researched information. I soon realized I did not know how to properly translate my technical knowledge into language that was appropriate for my business partners. 


As you can see, I know where you are. I also know the resistance to change but technology today requires a more collaborative approach with business partners, thus the need to improve communication skills.


I am here to help through training, workshops and 1-1 coaching. Contact me using the form with any questions you may have about my service offerings.