About Nurturing Confidence

My mission is to help people achieve their potential so that they can lead bigger lives that change their world. This comes from my fundamental belief that the world would be a better place, if more people stepped up to bravely do what they know is right rather than what is easy and safe every day.

Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson is a professional leadership coach, facilitator and speaker. Since 2006, her successful business, Nurturing Confidence, has been helping emerging leaders to gain more confidence, think more strategically and manage themselves more effectively.

Amy specialises in highly interactive and pragmatic learning experiences focused on building the confidence and resilience needed to stand out as an effective leader in complex, high-stress workplaces. She works with organisations to build their mid-levels of leadership and with professional individuals looking to step up to bigger roles.

Her clients include Queensland Department of Housing and Digital Economy, Queensland Department of Energy and Public Works, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Monash University, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Queensland Health, University of Southern Queensland, and private businesses and individuals including Partners, Directors, Associate Professors and Managers across a broad range of industries. She works with clients across Australia, as well as internationally from London to Singapore via Mauritius!

As Lead Facilitator for the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works’ “Taking the Lead” program, Amy worked closely with the Workforce Capability team to create and deliver an innovative, highly effective approach to developing mid-level leaders within the Department. Amy has an SOA (Standing Offer Agreement) with Queensland Government to provide leadership and development services for mid-level leaders and is an Approved Leadership Coach on the coaching panel of several large organisations.


Bachelor of Psychology (Hons I)1996 – 2000

University of Sydney - Learning Theory, Developmental Psychology


Certified Coach Training 2007

The NeuroLeadership Group (formerly Results Coaching)


Professional Memberships

  • International Coach Federation (ICF) - Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Reciprocoach - Approved Mentor

Professional Coach Training (Ongoing)

  • Conversational Intelligence – Certified CIQ Coach
  • Team Coaching – EMCC Global Team Coaching Individual Accreditation
  • SDI 2.0 Core Strengths – Certified Facilitator
  • Executive Coaching
  • WBECS Professional Member – Global Business and Executive Coach Summit
  • Mindfulness for Coaching
  • Neuroscience for Coaching
  • Positive Intelligence
  • Professional Supervision

Amy’s toolkit includes supporting clients to transform their conversations to connect, engage, influence and move through conflict more effectively; practical processes, mindset and influencing skills to lead high performing teams and tangible tools for transforming and sustaining confidence.


Amy Jackson – Director and Leadership Coach

Amy grew up and studied in Sydney, lived in London for 10 years where she travelled extensively and began her business and family. She moved to Brisbane in 2010 and now juggles Nurturing Confidence with family life. Amy is passionate about supporting women in business and her local community – working closely with several local-run, female-led businesses to enhance her own business. She has served on many community boards, including as a director of a local Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank.

Bursting with vivacious enthusiasm and energy, Amy brings flexibility, fun, a strong commitment to evidence-based practise, a passion for playing in the messiness of complexity and a joy of watching others’ light bulbs switch on, to every human she works with.

Lauren Micale – Executive Assistant
I create the magic that fits everyone into Amy’s calendar! Managing Nurturing Confidence commitments, client intakes and follow-up, admin support for the team and bookkeeping.
Celia Newlands - Strategic Growth
My experience in corporate management, and small business management has helped Nurturing Confidence create sustainable and strategic growth.
Michelle Lanceley - Marketing Lead
Being able to step back and see the bigger picture is how I develop ongoing tailored, targeted, and sustainable marketing strategy for Nurturing Confidence.
Kathryn Steinhardt – Brand Management
I manage the Nurturing Confidence brand, designing clear, consistent, and user-friendly business documents, and maintaining all marketing touchpoints.
Sage Room
Our team's home is the Sage Room - a physical space for our sustainable small business ecosystem and a way of working that is values-based collaboration and co-creation.

We acknowledge the Quandamooka people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, learn and grow. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and we acknowledge the wisdom of the thousands of generations of leaders that have come before us. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land. We commit to listening, to making space, and for nurturing real and powerful conversations where all voices are heard, all perspectives are valued and together we find meaningful ways toward shared futures.

What else does Amy do?
“Amy is an amazing coach and is truly transformational for my career progression. The benefits are out of this world – there is always a Whaoh! moment during our coaching sessions – you need to try the experience to believe it and to understand the benefits. She helped me to achieve my full potential and was instrumental to my career progression. In this new business environment, I would definitely recommend Amy to anyone who wants to have a successful career.”
Director of a global professional services firm
“As the CEO elect of the business, Amy helped me to transition into my new role and to think strategically. In addition, we used Amy as a coach for the senior management team to help them embrace the new journey facing the organisation. Amy has clearly delivered value to the organisation and there is no doubt that the return on investment is well over 100% over the 12 month period.”
CEO Elect of a leading financial services organisation
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