Nichole Clark has a lifelong passion for assisting others in enhancing their skills and achieving life goals. Her skill as a Life Coach combined with her knowledge of College Admissions and Career Development has launched thousands of young adults on their path to success. Working with both high school and community college students, Nichole’s goal is to assist students in discovering their own unique path.

Nichole spent three years teaching overseas, as a member of the US Peace Corps in the Republic of Kiribati and as an independent contractor in various countries around the world. She has mentored peer education groups, directed many experiential learning programs, and coached young adults of all aptitudes towards reaching their personal and professional goals.

Nichole is an adjunct faculty at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco helping artists to better define their goals and create pathways to success. She has assisted many artists through the process of applying to Art Schools. She has mentored Health Corps Volunteers (AmeriCorps) through their rigorous applications to medical school. Nichole specializes in aligning goals with opportunities.

Her time abroad and her commitment to community and the environment have led her to specialize in ‘off the map’ learning adventures. In her time off, Nichole can be found bicycling among the rolling hills of Sonoma County, skiing the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and continuing her journey around the world. The pandemic has led to new adventures including Bike Touring and Frisbee Golf.


  • College and Career Counseling Certificate/UC Berkeley
  • MA Counseling and Education Leadership/Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Sonoma State
  • BA Liberal Arts Multiple Subjects emphasis in Physics/Cosmology, Humboldt State University


  • 2011/2012 Educator of the Year/Positive Images, Santa Rosa
  • 2012 Service to Youth Award/Sunrise Rotary Club, Sebastopol


LIFEmaps was founded in 2013 by Nichole Clark and Ellen Supple. They first met in 2005 where they collaborated in leading the Dynamy Internship Year west coast expansion. Their combined passion for experiential learning and personalized education supported the expansion of Gap Year Programming as a whole and in 2013 led to the conception of LIFEmaps for College and Career. LIFEmaps curriculum continues to reflect Ellen’s knowledge and skills as a college, career, and business coach. Today you will find her writing fiction and hiking the trails of the Sierra foothills.