Following a decade in teaching and a further 7 years running education centres, Nicola co-founded DoodleLearning, an ed tech company, which supports primary-aged children to build confidence in numeracy and literacy. As a secondary school teacher, she saw first-hand how a child's low self-esteem in maths and English took on a significant and often detrimental impact on their wider secondary education. She has an unwavering belief that our minds get in the way of our learning but with the right tools, mindset and encouragement, we call all flourish. Nicola is a fan of the growth mindset work by Carol Dweck and Jo Boaler as well as Brene Brown's work on leadership, recently training in Brene's Dare to Lead' programme. She has three children aged 8-14 who challenge everything she is learning!