About me

Hi, I'm Nicole

Chief Courage Officer | Workplace Communications Expert

I’m the Founder and Chief Courage Officer at Neon Shed.

I eliminate bullying and sexual harassment at work and ignite courage in leaders and teams.

I’m the Winner of the 2023 Influential Businesswomen Awards for Most Empowering Founder (Australia) and the host of the Under the Rug at Work podcast.

Let’s connect on LinkedIn!


I have over 20 years experience in communications with 13 years in the work health and safety industry. I’ve worked for both NSW safety regulators, the workers compensation insurer and the workers compensation independent review office. 

I’ve seen the damage poor communication and sweeping problems under the rug can do. I have also witnessed and experienced bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination, poor leadership and mental health stigma – some at the hands of agencies meant to regulate these issues. 

I’m on a mission to bring light to these issues to improve psychological safety, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Get in touch to see how we can work together. 

About Neon Shed

Neon Shed exists to bring light to the 7 dark sides of work and support individuals and organisations to eliminate these issues.

Remember being young and afraid of the dark? In the shadows you were sure you saw a monster… But once you turned the light on, it disappeared. The monster was only a sock, a toy, a shadow.

That’s what I do. I work with companies that understand they have some dark corners and aren’t afraid to bring light in. I shine a light on the issue to lessen the burden and reduce the fear. I provide tools that ensure positive change.

My vision is for a world where people know their rights, have the courage to demand a safe workplace and are empowered to speak up when they see the dark sides of work. A world where leaders and employers know how to prevent and manage these issues, and repair the harm where they can.

What's important to me

I’m committed to spreading joy, positivity, meaning and laughter.

I’m always open to collaborating with individuals and organisations on ways we can leverage our skills and add value to the world. 

If you’d like to talk about how we can work together, get in touch.

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture. I pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

I live, work and care for land on Worimi Country.