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YOU DON'T HIRE ME AS AN HOURLY CONSULTANT.   

If you have a real business, a real desire to improve, and you can be willing to engage in an open, candid assessment of your organization. I will help you with a strategic plan.   I'll do that freely and with no expectation of anything in return.   I want to help you grow.


As you grow, and if we both feel there is a strategic fit, then we may decide to go deeper in the business relationship. I may invest more time or money or both in your company.  Then I'll work with you to develop a pay-for-performance model based on the value created to the transformation your business.



Meet Dr. Colette Nichols

Dr. Colette Nichols worked in finance and operations leadership positions for almost 20 years. Now, she is an active investor and advisor who drives growth, turnaround, and scale in her portfolio companies. 


Colette is the founder of The Cavendish Group and she has founded, grown, turned around, or scaled  17 different businesses, ranging from $1.5 million to $435 million in annual revenue and from healthcare to retail to consumer products to eCommerce.  She is currently a strategist and advisor on financial growth and turnaround strategies, a culture of innovation, and high performing management teams and engagement, 


She has:


  • An incredible background in both the for-profit world and the non-profit world with phenomenal results.  
  • A hands-on, very energetic leadership style.  
  • an open, heart-felt, compassionate leadership style that has been proven to build high-performing management teams.


She turned a $6.7MM operating bottom line into $54MM in just 17 months as the CFO & COO of a hospital in greater Los Angeles.  Before that, she helped a firm triple its size and revenue, while taking it from cash negative to cash positive.


If you need a review of your business' operations., or your finances, or the culture, or IT., or be strategic and help you grow by double or triple ... and you're willing to listen and implement the strategies I recommend, I can help you achieve incredible growth .  

Do you need to improve cash flow?  Solve problems in receivable cycle?  Want to grow the value of your business by double?  Triple?

I will help you look at things in ways you didn't think about before.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to hear the latest on what's going on in operations and finance.


"It's what you do, not what you say, that people resonate with in terms of leadership."

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Interview about My Story and the Leadership Style that Works

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 In the healthcare space, it is the chance to improve the health of my community and making a difference.  There is enormous opportunity in Los Angeles to improve the health status of ...

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2018 Nominee - Most Influential Business Woman in San Fernando

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One of 16 nominees for The San Fernando Valley Business Journal's Women's Council Award, which recognizes the most successful and accomplished women in northern Los Angeles County. 

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Colette Nichols - CEO and Chairwoman of The Empower Foundation

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Colette Nichols is Los Angeles born but a New Yorker at heart. She graduated from Westmont College with studies in Political Science and Economics/Finance. 


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Dr. Nichols Launches Agency Helping Small Businesses and Non-Profits Grow Financially,

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