Our Services

An investment in professional development is an investment in professional success. Leadership is influence. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less. Leadership consists of traits that can be acquired. With our professional development training, you will learn the difference between management and leadership, learn how to effectively connect with people, and be challenged not only to learn about developing leaders but also to take the action steps necessary to invest in the potential leaders around you. There is a synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement that participants bring to training. Our training offers a combination of masterminding, peer brainstorming, education, accountability, and support in a group setting to sharpen your professional and personal skills. 

Our Process

  • Review available professional development packages or customize your own (7 courses). 
  • Decide if training is for an individual or group.
  • Determine if training will be in person or virtual.
  • Contact us for a consultation to discuss your specific needs. 
  • Get ready to learn new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways that are crucial to every leader. 

Interested In Our Services?

Complete the below form to request a meeting with one of our Certified Coaches. 

Professional Soft Skills Development 

Leadership Development 

  • Developing the Leader Within 
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Change Management
  • Constructive Criticism 
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Workplace Accountability
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Personal Growth

  • Increasing Self Awareness 
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence 
  • Managing Workplace Anxiety  
  • Goal Setting and Getting Things Done
  • Personal Productivity
  • Work-Life Balance 
  • Avoiding Burnout
  • Building Confidence and Assertivenes 


  • Communication Strategies 
  • The Art of Public Speaking  
  • Teamwork and Team Building  
  • DISCover Your Communication Styles
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
  • Unconscious Bias 

Assessments (Add-Ons) 

  • Maxwell DISC Communication Report
  • Maxwell Student Success Report
  • College & Career Report 
  • Sales Impact Report
  • Entrepreneurial Report
  • AND MORE...

Our Results

Increase  performance 

Better relationships

Effective communication

Increase engagement

Expand influence

The Developing The Leader Within Workshop that Dr. Nicole Rankine presented to the Programs Leadership Team at Communities In Schools of Atlanta was engaging and thought-provoking.  The content was informative and the presentation format well-organized.  My team members felt that she clearly articulated that leadership is essential from all members of a team, to build a high performing that has influence and is impactful.  This is our 3rd time engaging Dr. Nicole and she is always aligned with our organization's goal to develop the leader in all of our staff, no matter the title or position.

D. Styles 

Director of Programs

Communities In Schools of Atlanta

Dr. Nicole was AWESOME! She really presented well with energy and inspiration to the audience. I truly appreciate her providing a great experience for my team. 

Josh B. 

Executive Director 

Non-profit Organization

Interactions in a Zoom session are difficult to pull off. I teach remotely and I appreciated the effort by the presenter. Dr. Nicole  had a monumental task with 74+ remote attendees. I thoroughly enjoyed and learned from the presenter. Thanks for offering me the opportunity to participate.



Meet Nicole "Dr. Nic" Rankine

Certified Personal Growth Coach

Dr. Nicole Rankine, affectionately known as Dr. Nic, is one of the most engaging certified Leadership Trainers and Personal Growth Coaches around. She is a Maxwell Team Leadership Consultant and the owner of the COLE Academy of Personal Growth, a professional development company that is devoted to helping educational/organizational leaders and students grow by teaching proven soft skills principles and practices of leadership development, personal growth, and communication.


Dr. Nic’s professional career spans over 20 years of helping people. Dr. Rankine travels both nationally and internationally devoting her life to equipping, inspiring, and empowering leaders and youth worldwide. Dr. Rankine also serves as an Adjunct College Professor and is the author of Adulting In My Purpose the Journal, a journal design to help young adults with their personal growth and professional development.  Her team is comprised of coaches who deliver leadership workshops/seminars, keynote speeches, and coaching services as well as led Leadership Roundtables globally and domestically (Paraguay, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States).

The COLE Academy of Personal Growth

1445 Woodmont Lane NW #4302 

Atlanta, Georgia 30318

(800) 280 - 3845



We help leaders of student serving organizations grow and provide personal growth training for young leaders to increase self-awareness, enhance leadership potential, improve communication skills, and foster the development of social and emotional capacities. 

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