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The Authenticity Coach:
Nicole Johnson-Scales

My Experience


Nicole Johnson-Scales 

The Authenticity Coach

  • Tap into your limitless potential?

  • Conquer unique challenges with confidence?

  • Lead authentically while reaching your full potential?

Let's chart your exciting course forward.

Connect with me. Unleash your authentic leadership power.

From Corporate Climber to Authentic Leader Maker: Unleashing Your Full Potential

Two decades navigating corporate jungles ignited a fire within me: empowering leaders to thrive, not just survive. Witnessing their struggles mirrored my own – the juggle of professional growth, personal evolution, and staying true to yourself.


As Fifth Third Bank's Executive Leadership member, I spearheaded critical initiatives, leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility for both business success and community impact. My role bloomed, overseeing the company’s 5-year plan that encompassed $5.6 billion in Community Commitments. I also became strategic counsel to top executives and supported the navigation of diverse stakeholder needs.


But I had an inherent desire for something more: igniting leaders' authentic spark and serving in new ways. This passion morphed into my purpose, leading me here – to guide you on your journey to becoming the best possible version of yourself.

Ready to:


Nicole Johnson-Scales 

The Authenticity Coach

  • 20+ Years of Experience

  • MBA (Olivet Nazarene University)

  • Certified Professional Coach (ICF)

  • Award-winning leader: National Diversity Council, Chicago United Leader of Color

  • Empowering educator: Loyola University, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

  • Chief Founding Guide: Supporting women's leadership

  • Actively engaged: City Colleges of Chicago Foundation, various boards and committees

  • Strategic Advisor:  Antunes Board of Advisors 

  • Family-oriented: Proud wife and mother of two

About Nicole

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