What People are Saying About
I highly recommend Nicole Wells as a communications coach. She worked closely with our old company, Massey Knakal, conducting quarterly seminars with our employees. She also helped me prepare me for speeches and presentations. She takes a thorough, energetic approach towards her practice and the results are astounding. Nicole is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to improve their speech, presentation and communication capabilities.
Paul J. Massey Jr., President, Cushman & Wakefield, New York Investment Sales
"Nicole Wells is a talented teacher and coach who holds up a mirror to her clients so that they learn their strengths and weaknesses. I feel fortunate to have worked with her and continue to practice the strategies I learned.”
Dan Rootenberg, President, SPEAR Physical Therapy
"I’ve worked with Nicole Wells Kurtzman for the past 4 years on various projects. Nicole has single handedly transformed my presentations and speaking skills. I went from being a horrible presenter, the kind who would have slides with long sentences and would just read everything sentence by sentence, to a polished presenter. I’m confident in what I’m delivering and engage my audiences, all thanks to Nicole's guidance. She doesn’t want you to be anyone other than who you are-she wants to draw out your unique self so that you can present with confidence, and your audience responds to you. I owe my career advancements and professional success very much to the work that we did together.
Nicole has profound insight into human behavior and is able to pinpoint areas that you can tweak and bring you right down to your essence. She works with your innate strengths and inspires confidence so that you can be authentic in what you present.
I had referred to her dozens of people who were all extremely happy with their work, including two nephews prepping for medical school interviews (they both got in.) She is compassionate, insightful and professional and will put you at ease from the moment you meet her.
I highly recommend Speak Wells."
Amir Levine, MD, Columbia University and author of Attached
"Thank you for such an outstanding program. I have heard nothing but praise and positive words. The waiting list for your seminars continues to grow. The impact your work has had on our associates has been extremely positive -- it's clear that it will increase their visibility within and outside the firm."
Roxane Reardon, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
“I think the classes have been well worth it. I've seen “S” improve his spoken English quite a bit over the past few months. His confidence has also improved when it comes to conversations. It sounds like Nicole really addressed our specific needs and didn't do some generic course.”
DE Shaw & Company
“Nicole provided our Corps Members with valuable tools to improve their public speaking, which will help them deepen their impact in the schools and communities we serve throughout New York City.”
Erin Brannan, City Year New York Training Manager
"I have taken several courses for public speaking and the course with Nicole Wells Kurtzman is extraordinary. She has a passion and expertise that permeates every story, lesson, and feedback that she provides. She inspires confidence and models the highest level of professionalism and integrity. From your work with Nicole, you will learn how to feel calmer and receive the speaking tools to be your most effective."
Scott Shapiro, MD, New York City
"Nicole Wells is an amazing teacher. She takes the fear out of speaking on the spot and arms you with specific tools for speaking success! I have recommended her class to several of my colleagues."
Donya Dickerson, Editor
"Nicole's approach to helping others improve their presentation skills is fresh, engaging and unlike other classes I'd taken in the past. She truly cares about her students learning and gets to the root of their needs. Nicole's style is very entertaining and insightful. She helps you see your weak points but also how to use your strong points to your advantage.”
Senior Vice President & Senior Attorney, Citi Global Wealth Management
“Nicole’s style is supportive, emotionally connecting, and instructional - at the same time. She focuses on feelings as well as content, so you can connect these elements and bring out your best. And she models the poise and confidence that she teaches — it's inspiring!”
Ann Demarais, First Impressions
”Nicole Wells is an expert in her craft. Her knowledge, interactive teaching style and dedication put her in a league of her own. What really impressed me about Nicole was her seamless ability to individually tailor her approach to each person in the class and coach them in a way that benefited the entire group. From the new associate to the senior partner, Nicole has the ability to help everyone improve their speaking style.”
Paul M., Attorney
“A huge part of my job as a librarian is interacting with the public and communicating effectively. Ms. Wells has provided me with countless invaluable tips concerning this aspect of my profession. I highly recommend her service to anyone looking to hone their presentation techniques, or just looking to feel more confident speaking in front of large groups of people.”
Jill Reichenbach, Librarian
“Nicole Wells is a natural teacher. She has a natural ability to connect with her audience and bring out the best in them while at the same time offering constructive suggestions for improving their public speaking skills. Drawing on her acting methodologies, she can teach you how to breathe, relax, project and visualize before your speeches-tackling your public speaking anxiety from every angle! For anyone looking to improve their speaking confidence for work or pleasure, I say RUN, don't walk to one of her classes! The results will be amazing.”
Anne-Marie Mascaro, Freelance Writer
“I never believed I would be able to speak in front of an audience because I had a paralyzing fear of public speaking. But after taking Nicole Wells’ class, I was given the tools to work through my fear and deliver a successful presentation to a large audience. She encourages the individual to develop and use her strengths to deliver a compelling speech. Nicole inspired the confidence in me to not only stand up and speak in public, but to do it well.”
Sharon Slowik, Essential Oil Therapist
“As my job at JPMorgan Chase began to entail more "large group" business presentations, I started working with Nicole on both voice production and presentation delivery training. She brought a fresh cutting edge perspective to these areas and really pushed me to focus on the skills I needed to advance through customized training and exercises that I could continue after our sessions. Nicole has a keen sense of what makes a presentation effective and is able to zero in on the areas that require skill development. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their presentation skills.”