Who we are

Bilantia is a boutique consultancy specialising in stress management and life quality improvement.

Nicole Shinnick

BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) MA (Int Pol) ACIArb MBAC

Managing Director and Lead Consultant

Nicole is the founder of Bilantia, its Managing Director and Lead Consultant.

She is a pragmatic, flexible and dynamic consultant dedicated to helping her clients achieve good mental health, effective stress management and the best life balance possible in their unique circumstance.

Before founding Bilantia, Nicole spent 17 years working in a variety of high stress environments – including as a corporate lawyer, government policy adviser, regulator, strategist and as a Senior Ombudsman.

She has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts with an Honours Degree in Russian History from the University of Adelaide. She has a Master of Arts in International Politics from the University of Melbourne (completed at Sciences Po in Paris on a European Union Nexus Scholarship). She is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in Australia. She is currently completing a Master of Science, Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at King’s College London. She is a certified Mindfulness Based Awareness Coach.

She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the International Stress Management Association.

Nicole has dual Australian and British citizenship. She was born and grew up in Australia, where she began her career as a corporate lawyer. After taking a career break to complete her Masters in International Politics in Paris, she moved to London. She now lives in Brighton.

Nicole’s LinkedIn profile can be seen here 





Veena Baggley

BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) MBAC

Lead Consultant

Veena is a Lead Consultant at Bilantia. Her responsibilities include leading on our mindfulness based interventions and change management services.

She is passionate about helping clients to learn skills to recognise the signs of stress and be able to deal with them in a positive and healthy way. She applies her extensive skills and experience to enable clients to recognise stress and intervene mindfully and effectively to manage it, so that they can live a more balanced life life – where they can  handle all of life’s highs, lows and everything in-between.

Veena developed and honed her skills with 13 years experience as a management consultant in a leading global management consultancy. She has 10 years experience coaching and training staff at all levels of FTSE 100 companies. She has particular expertise and extensive experience in change management in corporate and public-sector bodies.

She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics. She is a certified Mindfulness Based Awareness Coach. She has completed MBAC and MBSR Mindfulness-Based Applications Teacher Training.

Veena currently balances her role at Bilantia with her role as Senior Change Manager at the London Business School.

Kate Yerrell  

BA (Hons)


Kate is a Consultant at Bilantia. She manages Outreach and Customer Experience.

Kate relishes the challenge of helping individuals and businesses to understand and take productive steps to better manage their stress and create a better balance in their lives.

Kate has extensive experience in business and marketing strategy. In her 20 year career she has worked as Senior Marketing Manager at Sotheby’s global auction house and with her own successful consultancy for a diverse client base. She understands the complexities and challenges of communicating constructive concepts and ideas to a wide audience of unique and different individuals.

She has developed her understanding of visual effect to extend to interior design – particularly the beneficial impact that a well designed interior space which incorporates elements of the natural world can have on stress and well being.

Kate combines her role at Bilantia with her role as Managing Director of her own successful marketing consultancy.