Nicole has four sons and is an active member of her local church community, as well as being a kapa haka performer and a passionate sports supporter.
Nicole's professional experience encompasses working with several government agencies where she has experienced the complexities that can arise for Māori working in mainstream fields.
Most recently she has focused her practice in career development, delivering a range of assessment tools and career counselling services. She has worked alongside school leaders to develop and implement Career Education policy, and delivered and developed careers programmes nationally to best engage whānau and rangatahi in planning for the future.
Her practice has taken her alongside whānau Māori in various settings, including alternative education providers, marae, community centres, primary and secondary schools