Nico Human Trusted Advisors Vancouver BC Canada


Founder and Principal

Business and Executive Coach

Nico loves to help make leaders unstoppable, fire up teams and create a better tomorrow for us all. He is the Founder President of Human Trusted Advisors with more than 30 years of business experience.

He arrived in Canada in 1999 with his wife (a nurse) and two (now married) children. They became proud citizens in 2003 and delighted grandparents in 2012.

"I just love to be on this journey with my clients one-on-one or in teams. It is my privilege to help unlock their potential, to challenge them, to encourage them and to hold them accountable.

My job is not to fix anyone. It is to listen well and ask those powerful questions that get them to think deeper and wider. They are then encouraged to plan their next steps. The last step is to hold them accountable to not only achieve those, but to knock the proverbial ball out of the park!

I coach/advise/consult because it is a powerful way for me to reach my personal purpose, namely to help others find more joy in their business, family and personal lives. It starts by inspiring others to build more joyful lives, that lead to better leaders, leading better teams, that lead to better lives finding more even more joy … in a circle that keeps revolving!”

Early in his Canadian career, Nico ran BC’s first Agricultural Awareness program. This innovative program won two national awards. He has won several awards on two continents, and most recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013. Later he became CEO of a non-profit. Later still be served as CEO of a sizeable transportation company.

Nico enjoys family outings, triathlons, long distance cycling and singing in his church’s mass choir. He loves a varied life and enriching the lives of those he gets to work with!

He is a Certified Co-active Coach and also a Certified Forum Chair with MacKay CEO Forums, currently chairing three CEO forums and two executive forums.


Johann Human


Nico's brother, Johann, is the IT guy supporting the team. With a degree in architecture, he is focused on elegant and efficient solutions. He developed and maintains the website, designs graphics and generally handles the technical stuff. He specialises in holistic web development and dedicated website maintenance. If your web presence needs a godfather, contact him at johann@capesite.co.za 

Eske Cilliers Digitial Marketing Consultant


Eske is the digital marketing consultant and social media manager of the endeavour. With a passion for brand management and a honours degree in Communication & Media Studies, she is highly skilled at developing our online presence across various communication platforms and provides structure and consistency to our public image. Ensuring we connect with the right people the right way! To connect with Eske please contact her via email at eskelizecilliers@gmail.com

Ashley Dick


Ashley is the Executive Assistant supporting Nico and the team. Ashley brings with her over 15 years of virtual executive assistance supporting various Executives throughout North America. Ashley knows that the key to being a great virtual assistant is anticipating her clients needs before they even know it. To learn more, please visit her website at www.flatlandva.com.

Nelson Huang


Nelson is the accountant handling the year-end accounting and tax of the business. He is a trusted CPA that does good quality work for small to medium sized businesses that want their financials and taxes done in a timely manner. Nelson is responsive in communications and usually will return phone calls and emails by the next business day. Lastly, he offers competitive pricing. To connect with Nelson, please visit his website at https://nelsonhuang.ca/.