I’m Nicola Albini

I guide achievers, executives, and athletes to become better leaders. 

You may already have confidence in the boardroom or on the field, but aren’t performing or living to your fullest potential. 

You have the power to create the ideal work and life you desire. Mindset is the piece of the puzzle you’re missing.

Whether you are reaching for the next level or the next mile, I want to empower you with the mindset that will help you take action, transform, and create real change in your life –

so you can reach the self mastery and success you desire.

My Ithaca Success programs & retreats help you create the results you want:

  • uncover what you desire,

  • understand yourself,

  • let go of what no longer serves you

  • practice new skills and way of being

  • learn to shift into your genius zone

  • start to take action from a new mindset

  • live, work, perform at your fullest potential

  • sustain this kind of success as an owner and creator of your own life


Awareness, commitment and action are at the heart of my method. This is a transformational journey that will surprise and change you – 

so you do more than survive, but thrive.


Nicola Albini, JD, MA

Nicola guides achievers, executives, athletes and organizations to redefine success, create results and actualize their full potential. With experience as a businessman and an athlete, combined with an artistic approach to work and life, Nicola brings a seasoned yet unique perspective to personal growth, as well as leadership and performance development.

After spending most his life in Italy, where Nicola earned a law degree, served as a former president of the Young Entrepreneur’s Association, and co-owns an international business (Freight Forwarding), he moved to the U.S. where he was mentored by preeminent coaches.

Nicola's credentials include an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, Advanced Professional Coaching certification with Steve Chandler and Robert Holden, Love Centered Coaching Certification with Robert Holden, extensive NLP and enneagram training, and Conscious Leadership Group Certification.

Nicola currently serves on the board of Raincatcher, a non-profit organization committed to proving clean drinking water to impoverished regions around the world. When he’s not coaching executives, leaders or elite athletes, he’s writing articles on success, performance and personal growth for the Huffington Post, or planning for his next V.I.P. coaching retreat.


Nicola lives in Pacific Palisades, California. As a 2010 Ironman finisher and former elite amateur golf champion, you will find him training for his next triathlon, meditating, playing a round of golf, or engaged in animated conversation about art, sports and the universe at one of his favorite local restaurants.


Masters in Spiritual Psychology, University of Santa Monica

Dottore in Giurisprudenza, J.D.Law Degree, Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Italy



Advanced Professional Coaching with Steve Chandler, Carolyn Fryer Jones and Michelle Bauman (SCPC at USM)

Certified Success Intelligence Coaching with Robert Holden

Love Centered Coaching with Robert Holden

Neuro Linguistic Programming Training

Personal and Business Coaching with Carolyn McCormick

Mental Toughness with Chris Dorris

Certified with Conscious Leadership Group (CLG)

Enneagram Training Practitioner at IEQ and Mentored by Beatrice Chestnut

Specializing In:

Executive & Personal Life Coaching

Athletic Peak Performance & Mental Toughness Conditioning

Leadership Development & Goal-Oriented Growth Strategies

Team Building, Culture & Organizational Change, Conflict Resolution

15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership Group