Corporate and Executive Coach for Lawyers and other Female Professionals  

Experience and Specialist Skills

Corporate and Executive Coach for Lawyers and other Female Professionals My unique coaching style combines corporate and executive coaching with experience as a female barrister. I spent 19 years at the Criminal Bar whilst latterly training for career transition from barrister to specialist corporate and executive coach.

To learn more about my career journey to date, click here to take you to an article featured in the Yorkshire Post Business Section.

My extensive experience, entering my 7th successful years in business so far, includes leadership and career coaching, corporate training and development, and mindset/ confidence and personal coaching for lawyers.

I support clients move from where they currently are to where they want to be, fulfil their potential, and achieve results more quickly than they otherwise would alone.  My clients always receive my 100% commitment to their success.

Approachable, and a seasoned communicator, I use active listening skills and clear, focused questioning to motivate and inspire. My adaptable coaching and speaking styles are flexible to meet client need. I pride myself on being open, honest, authentic, and occasionally challenging.

I have particular experience as a corporate and executive coach and speaker for female lawyers and talk the same language, given my background as a barrister. I understand the expectations of the legal profession on lawyers, in terms of

  • Culture, workload, and targets;
  • Challenges around flexible working and retaining/elevating talented women in senior leadership positions; and
  • the importance of career progression to reach one’s full potential.

I’d be delighted to assist you or your firm on the path to further organisational, professional or personal success. Contact me for a preliminary, no obligation consultation to find out how I might do so.

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Nikki Alderson coaching logo meaning

Logo Design and Meaning

Koru is the Maori word for “loop” and is the name given to an unfurling frond of silver fern, New Zealand’s national plant. The spiral shaped Koru design derived from this is frequently seen in Maori art, carvings, tattoos, and jewellery.

The unfurling frond signifies positive change, personal growth, a new phase in life, strength, and peace. The circular shape conveys the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.

One of my many professional and personal growth experiences was living and working as a barrister in Wellington, New Zealand. There I became very familiar with the country, its people and symbolism, making this particular design the perfect fit for Nikki Alderson Coaching, which is all about positive change, growth, and new beginnings.


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“Nikki helped me to identify my goals and break down my journey to realistically achieving them. Nikki helped me to “dig deep” to find solutions myself and her approach to self-accountability focuses the mind on achieving not drifting. Nikki understands the legal profession and challenges all lawyers face. That insight provides an invaluable angle to her coaching style”

Kayleigh, Legal Director