Baltimore entrepreneur helping others reach new heights in business
Stacy M. Brown | 12/29/2017, 6 a.m.
Baltimore-born Nicole Webb provides a unique service to both men and women in business. She serves as a career coach helping her clients who are in the midst of changing careers or life changes.
Webb also assists those who may file complaints with the Equal Opportunity Commission and helps employees to successfully navigate challenges in the workplace with supervisors and co-workers.
The Coppin State and University of Baltimore graduate also contributes to Black Enterprise Magazine, writing career advice articles.
“I became a Career Coach after dealing with my own struggles and then I landed what I thought was my dream job in Human Resources as an HR Client Partner, but it turned out to be my worst nightmare,” Webb explained. “I was making great money, had the fancy job title but I was actually unhappy. All I did was work and had no time to live my life. Instead of continuing in a position that made me miserable and complaining about it, I decided to resign and take time to plan out my next career move.”
Undaunted and motivated, Webb developed a plan of action and executed it.
After landing an opportunity as an HR Compliance Office, she began planning the launch of her own company, NK Webb Group, which specializes in career coaching for individuals and HR Consulting Services for small to midsize companies.
“My background in business and HR has added true value to my company’s success, and it’s still growing four years later,” Webb said.
Additionally, Webb teaches HR courses to undergraduate students at the University of Baltimore.
“I love the work that I do because it’s truly my passion. I enjoy seeing my client’s success and when they reach out to me with updates on what they have accomplished, it motivates me to keep going,” she said.
Webb’s clients from places like Fresno, California; Columbia, South Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; the District of Columbia; and Baltimore include university deans and vice presidents, as well as everyday people.
Her friends and acquaintances say she is a natural leader with a strong determination to succeed. Recently, Webb appeared as an expert guest on the Roland Martin Show on TV One to provide insight on sexual harassment.
“I teach my clients about career ownership and why it’s in their best interest to make the decision to take full responsibility for their actions as it relates to their career pursuits,” Webb said. “Additionally, I teach them how to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to land career opportunities of their choice.”
Webb contends that the universe has aligned her with whom and what she needed at the right time.
“I have been able to connect with good people here in Baltimore, as well as out of state who are very supportive of my company and what I’m working to accomplish,” she said.
On February 3, 2018, Webb has scheduled a workshop titled, “Be the CEO of Your Career,” in Baltimore for full-time workers, business owners, entrepreneurs and the unemployed who might be in need of career guidance.
“My motto is, ‘Make your next career move your best career move’ whether you’re just starting out in your career, a mid-career professional or approaching retirement,” she said. “I encourage them to follow [their] instincts. It’s important to carve your own path so that you won’t have any regrets, never allow your admiration for someone else’s accomplishments to deter you from pursuing your own because you think you can’t be successful too.”
For more information or for tickets to the February 3 event, visit: www.eventbrite.com.