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Specializes in:

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Living and Leading with Authenticity and Purpose

Nicolas is a professional coach with over 15 years of experience working as a serial entrepreneur in Latin America and as an investment banker in Europe.

He has coached entrepreneurial leaders, who are growing or transforming their business, reinventing themselves personally and professionally and/or are taking on new roles.

Thanks to his unique and varied working experiences as a high level banking executive and a social entrepreneur, he  has a natural empathy for entrepreneurs and executives which helps him to understand and connect deeply with their needs and challenges. 

He experienced multiple transitions and transformations in his life. These personal, family, and work/life balance experiences help him understand and meet the needs of anyone who faces reinvention periods such as transitioning to a new role, starting a new business, scaling up an organization or finding one’s life purpose.

Nicolas is a French national who has lived in Mexico for the last eight years and in four different countries before. He speaks three languages fluently. He is married to Fernanda, the mother of his two beautiful baby girls. 

Education & Credentials


  • Master of Science in Management, EM Lyon Business School
  • Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
  • Emotional Intelligence Coach, Oji Life Labs

Clients that have benefited from Nicolas’ services include large corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, or Yale University, Latin American entrepreneurs and NGO leaders, venture capitalists and private individuals.

Client Testimonial


“I have worked with countless Hollywood movie stars over the years. Ones who have the “it” factor. But I have never quite met a star like Nicolas Demeilliers. His curiosity, his laughter, his patience, his interest in you, well, the combination is impossibly delightful. I started out as his mentor, but I have learned so much from him about being a better, more focused, compassionate man that I have to call Nicolas, my mentor. If you have the opportunity to be coached by Nicolas, I can promise you, it will be one of the best experiences of your life. He is a lover of people and he will show you the way to love yourself, so important if you are to achieve any measure of success in your life. You are in for a great adventure with Nicolas, a guy who has the heart of Frodo and the wisdom of Gandalf. His star quality is your quality for he is happy to share his light. Every time I have a session with Nicolas, I beam a little brighter.” 

David Paul Kirkpatrick,former President of Paramount Pictures and former Production Chief of Walt Disney Studios.

The person who came to the process and the one who left is completely different, but the most important result is that the leader who returns to the organization is much more human, empathetic and with more tools to solve any challenge that may arise.

Paula Takashima,CEO – Grameen de la Frontera

Thanks to Nicolas I was able to challenge myself and face myself! The environment that Nicolas creates is extremely challenging to push you to open up and give you permission to feel vulnerable. I fully believe that my experience with him has been a breakthrough in my life. I was able to give myself permission to travel inside me to fully understand the components of my life. Thanks to Nicolas I was able to dare to have complex and difficult conversations, I was able to understand and face my own inconsistencies and from there analyze myself to improve.
The word “coach” is too short for Nicolas. He really is a great mirror and if you take the process seriously, he will enable you to see, analyze and reflect on what you have to change, improve and keep in your life.

Germán Santillan Founder and CEO – Oaxacanita, TED Fellows

 

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