Nichol Lachen

Founder, President & Chair of the Board of HBIC HQ Foundation

Nichol Lachen, CDE

Board Certifications

Leadership Certifications

Certificate of Attendance: Quarterly Board Meeting

Mentorship Certification

Nonprofit Essentials Certification

Nonprofit Marketing Certificate

Certificate of Attendance: Leadership Event

2 times earned

Healing Arts Business Branding

Professional Bio

Certified Cultural Diversity Executive, Nichol Lachen is Founder and Executive Chair for HBIC HQ, a non-profit startup incubator for women, promoting growth in women-owned businesses. She strengthened their mission of empowering women with education and support by creating a Mentorship Program and HBIC Women Circles. Nichol also holds an Advisory Chair for TuathaMuse, a personal and professional development community for people who live on the road or work on the road. A project management professional, business consultant, and co-founder of an experiential marketing firm, she brings tenacity and leadership.

As an early activist, Nichol got her start by helping produce the Women’s Health Day Annual Health Fair and Fundraiser for 2 years before joining the SC Centers for Equal Justice as Executive Secretary and the Carolina Office of Rural Health as Secretary to the Board; these organizations provide pro-bono legal services and access to healthcare, respectively. Nichol was subsequently inducted into the Women Who Rock Hall of Fame by the Charlotte Observer. Fast forward to today where she has moved cross-country to the West Coast and now holds advisory positions for boards which align with her mission of growing women’s entrepreneurship and leadership.


Nichol Lachen, CDE

Certifications & Credentials

– Certified Cultural Diversity Executive (DELA)
– Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification (Cornell)
– Certified Mentor (HBICHQ)
– NLP Life Coach (IFC)
– Executive Coach (ECE)
– Core Business Coaching (ACC)
– Life Coaching Diploma (IPE)
– Six Sigma Project Management
– DEI Program Director
– Board Member for HBIC HQ Foundation: Founder, President, Chair of the Board
– Board Member for TuathaMuse: Founder and Advisory Chair


Board Committee Committment

13 times earned

Board Development Award

2 times earned

Board Onboard Award

Discussion Leader Award

3 times earned

Discussion Starter Award

11 times earned

Happy Anniversary! Award

2 times earned

HBICHQ Discovery Award

On Fire! Award

Onboard Award

Weekly Warrior Award