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Welcome to Her Success Story.

Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

Our theme song is Irresistible Me by Cindy Rainne. 

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Oct 12, 2020

Nicola Fraser




Nicola Fraser is an experienced global executive at Fortune 50 companies. She held various leadership positions at world-class organizations including JPMorgan Chase, Fannie Mae, Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen. Nicola is a qualified financial expert with over 20-years of experience providing solutions to clients across multiple industries in finance, accounting, risk management, corporate governance and regulatory environments during times of significant change and challenge.  She is respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic partners and establishing governance.  

Nicola is Managing Partner at NextKey Services LLC, a firm she founded which provides management consulting services in addition to the management of a growing residential real estate investment portfolio.  She partners through understanding the business and a commitment to establishing a business relationship that reflects the truest sense of a partnership. Nicola’s passion for affordable housing inspired her to manage and continue to grow a residential real estate investment portfolio.  

Nicola volunteers as a mentor in the Million Dollar Women Summit Street Sisters mentorship program where she advises entrepreneurs on how to evaluate and overcome financial challenges in their business.

Nicola’s academic achievements include a Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Franklin & Marshall College.  She also attended Harvard Business School Executive Education program, Risk Management for Corporate Leaders.  Nicola is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Taking a moment to shift your life
  • Planning to follow your passion
  • Putting your full self out there
  • How to build relationships to build your future
  • Knowing what you want and going for it
  • How to embrace the mess for the long game
  • How to manage it all personally and professionally
  • Why it’s important to be uncomfortable
  • Why the 4th quarter is a huge opportunity instead of a lost quarter