Dr. Nicole Rankine CEO of The COLE Academy of Personal Growth, LLC
Nicole Rankine, affectionately known as Dr. Nic, is one of the most engaging certified Personal Growth Coaches around. She is a certified teacher, speaker, and coach with the John Maxwell Team who takes pride in helping people grow personally and professionally.
With over 20 years of professional experience in helping people. Dr. Nic worked as a Research Scientist before taking her leap into entrepreneurship. Dr. Nic started a company that partners with entities including schools, universities, organizations, and businesses to help leaders become better leaders of others but most importantly themselves.
By overcoming her own battles with depression and low-self esteem, Dr. Nic used her professional and personal experiences to started a company that helps leaders with their own personal growth journey so they can increase their soft skills including leadership, adaptability, problem-solving, communication, and more to become more effective in their personal and professional lives.
Dr. Rankine has trained leaders both adults and youth all over the US and in counties including Costa Rica, South Africa, China, and Kenya. She also serves as an Adjunct College Professor teaching our future public health professionals. She holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science Degree in Biology and a Masters and Ph. D. in Public Health were she focused on Community Health Education.
Dr. Nic has held several leadership positions in her profession, service organizations, and in her community. She also founded Healthy Young People Excel, Inc., a nonprofit devoted to helping youth worldwide develop soft skills so they can increase their self-esteem to see, own, and achieve their dreams.
Dr. Nic’s Focus Areas
• Personal Growth
• Leadership Development
• Communication Skills Training
• Career/Workforce Readiness
I learned that self-worth and self-confidence is a big part in being successful. This helped me because I am struggling with self-confidence and I learned different steps and tips I can practice that will help with my struggles. – Dante W
Dr. Nic has taught me its ok to be myself. She invested time and effort into making me a better person. She has taught me that there is no limit I should set for myself. I know with such a great mentor, I can’t go wrong. She is amazing!!!! – Carla S
Dr. Nicole Rankine captured the attention of my students quickly and kept the energy flowing throughout. She was passionate about leadership, engaging with the students, and created an environment that was inviting, warm, and full of learning. – Coach Jason B
Dr. Rankine gave my daughter guidance on her future plans and helped her identify potential future courses correlating with her studies. She has a unique insight and tremendous ability to connect with young people, inspiring and nurturing them to move in a positive direction. – Celeste G
Dr. Nic has great compassion for youth and young adults. Her desire is to witness these individuals achieve at their highest level, I’m highly pleased with Dr. Nic mentoring and leadership capabilities. Not only does she inspire my daughter but also, she inspires me. – April S